Wedding went swimmingly

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By Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein
Globe Staff / September 7, 2010

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North Shore-bred Olympian Jenny Thompson, who’s now an anesthesiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, got married over the weekend to Daniel Cumpelik, a co-owner of RadonSeal, his family’s business. The wedding took place at Hammond Castle in Gloucester. The couple will honeymoon in Zanzibar. Thompson, who won 12 medals during her swimming career (including eight golds), was in the news earlier this summer when attackers tried to steal her Vespa in Brookline. She held on tight to the bike, screamed for help, and watched the attackers flee. Thompson is not only an Olympian and a defender of her scooter, she’s also a performer. She and new husband Cumpelik performed Supertramp’s “Give a Little Bit’’ at their reception. “We were practicing that one for a long time,’’ Thompson told us, laughing.

Tattoos on view
Illustrated bodies flocked to the Sheraton over the weekend for the Boston Tattoo Convention, an orgy of ink-related entertainment. Personalities of note at the festivities included Manny Ramirez, who stopped by to see the body art when his game was rained out on Friday, renowned tattoo artist Natan Alexander, and MTV personalities Evan Starkman and Kenny Santucci, who showed off their fashion line, Suck Yeah, with their partner Brett Nimphius. Hamilton’s own Emilee Fitzpatrick of “The Real World: Cancun’’ served as emcee during the weekend.

Affleck's film is here
Casey Affleck’s new film, “I’m Still Here,’’ is a mockumentary as far as we know, but the director kept a straight face when talking about it at the Venice Film Festival over the weekend. Of his movie, which follows actor Joaquin Phoenix as he attempts to start a rap career, Affleck (above, at the festival) told reporters, “I owed it to him to make it as unflinching [a] look at him as I possibly could.’’ Affleck also said, of the film, “I can tell you there is no hoax.’’ Affleck is facing two lawsuits related to “I Am Here.’’ Two women who worked on the movie claim they were sexually harassed during production. Affleck is married to Phoenix’s sister Summer.
Dillon celebrates 45th at Foxwoods

It was all about Drama at Shrine at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods on Saturday night when Kevin Dillon from “Entourage’’ celebrated his 45th birthday at Ed Kane’s nightclub. Dillon, who plays Johnny Drama on the Mark Wahlberg-produced HBO show, partied with local DJ/recording artist/E! correspondent Clinton Sparks, who spun tunes during the night. We’re told that Dillon was a good sport when he had to give his driver directions from T.F. Green Airport to the casino. We’re also told that Dillon spent much of his dinner at the Foxwoods restaurant David Burke Prime telling Big Night Entertainment’s Randy Greenstein about his ping pong skills. Apparently, Drama likes table tennis.

NYC appearance for Bundchen

Boston’s most famous breast-feeding mom, Gisele Bundchen, will appear in New York City tonight to promote Fashion’s Night Out, a shopping event that takes place on Friday night in cities around the world, including Boston. Mrs. Tom Brady will be joined for the Lincoln Center runway show by her supermodel friends Naomi Campbell and Adriana Lima. The event will air on ABC next Tuesday.

New role for Graynor

Buckingham Browne & Nichols grad Ari Graynor, who was just in town filming “What’s Your Number?’’ with Anna Faris, has been cast to star opposite Jonah Hill in a comedy called “The Sitter,’’ which will be an update of the Elisabeth Shue classic “Adventures in Babysitting.’’ Hill — not Graynor — will serve as the movie’s Shue.

Vineyard ‘Taxi’

Director Miao Wang will be on the Vineyard on Thursday for the opening night of the Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival. Wang’s film “Beijing Taxi,’’ which follows cab drivers in Beijing just before the 2008 Olympics, plays as the opening night film at the Capawock Theatre in Vineyard Haven.

His heart belongs to Boston
Veteran Hollywood screenwriter Alan Trustman has a venerable Boston back story. He grew up in Brookline, graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy, went to Harvard College and Harvard Law School, and practiced law with Nutter McClennen & Fish. One boring Sunday afternoon in 1967, he got the radical idea to write a screenplay, which became “The Thomas Crown Affair’’ (1968) about a Boston bank heist, starring Steve McQueen. It was quickly followed by “Bullitt’’ and “They Call Me MISTER Tibbs!’’ He moved to Hollywood in 1983, but after refusing to write a Steve McQueen racing car picture and having a huge fight with McQueen himself (“I was arrogant’’) he headed east again and reinvented himself as a private investor.

Why does any of this matter now?

Trustman, who turns 80 this year, has re-emerged in yet another guise. He’s teaching screenwriting at New York’s Hunter College and has written two “novelized screenplays,’’ which are dialogue-driven mysteries that read like short novels. “I’m very pleased with my latest invention,’’ said Trustman, who lives in Florida and is marketing “Twenty-Two Lovers’’ and “The Judas Prophecy’’ on And after all these years, his heart is still in Boston. “I still root for the Red Sox. I still root for the Patriots. And I miss it,’’ he said.

Linda Matchan of the Globe staff contributed. Read the Names blog at Names can be reached at or at 617-929-8253.