It was a weekend for tying knots, in real life and on celluloid. After an almost yearlong engagement, Newton native and Brown University graduate John Krasinski, 30, married actress Emily Blunt, 27, at the Villa D’este near Lake Como in Italy. Us Weekly says our hometown star — best known as Jim on “The Office’’ — had been staying with Blunt at George Clooney’s Italian estate since July 4, and that Clooney and girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis were guests at the small ceremony. Krasinski starred in Clooney’s movie “Leatherheads.’’ Last we saw Blunt, she was walking around Los Angeles wearing a
Celebrating Bastille DayThe French Cultural Center of Boston took over Back Bay on Friday night for a grand Bastille Day celebration with dancing, wine, and food from just about every French restaurant in town. Revelers who partied on Marlborough Street included Chestnut Hill’s Natalie Gardiner, husband John Hambright, and French Cultural Center director Catheline van den Branden.
The most notable thing about Boston Common’s party at Summer House on Nantucket over the weekend was the unexpected entertainment — chef Todd English singing with the band Endway with his son on drums. Party guests told us that the restaurateur had good stage presence — but that he shouldn’t quit the kitchen biz for music. Other Common partiers on the island included developer Arthur Winn and his wife, Alicia, Cheers’s Tom Kershaw, PR guys George Regan and Chris Haynes, and
Club Cafe tells us it has turned over one of its tables to Joan Parker, philanthropist and wife of the late Spenser series author Robert Parker. Apparently, Joan earned her own dinner table by visiting the restaurant club more than a few times a month. Always pays to be a regular. Parker was seen at Club Cafe over the weekend dining on Atlantic salmon, fennel, and leeks. . . . Also spotted around town was Mass.-bred, Los Angeles comedian Josh Wolf, who tweeted that he ate at Legal Sea Foods during his Boston visit. . . . New England Patriot Patrick Chung spent his Saturday partying at Royale.
OneRepublic appearancePop band OneRepublic — fronted by prolific songwriter Ryan Tedder (he’s penned tunes for Beyoncé, Kelly Clarkson, and Rihanna) — stopped by Woodward at the Ames for an unplugged performance over the weekend. The group (above) has a song on the soundtrack for the new Nicolas Cage movie “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.’’
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