- The Washington Times - Monday, April 27, 2009

‘I do’ redux

Actress Salma Hayek and French magnate Francois-Henri Pinault have tied the knot again.

Jillian Fowkes, Miss Hayek’s spokeswoman, said Sunday that the Mexican-born actress and the French magnate renewed their wedding vows Saturday in a ceremony at Venice’s La Fenice opera house. The couple were originally married in a small civil ceremony in Paris on Valentine’s Day.

This time, they made it a weekend-long celebration, starting with a cocktail party at Punta della Dogana, an art museum owned by the groom’s father, Francois Pinault.

Among those attending were actresses Charlize Theron, Penelope Cruz and Ashley Judd, plus U2 frontman Bono and Vogue editor Anna Wintour, as well as former French President Jacques Chirac.

Sour grapes

Terrence Howard is not pleased he was replaced in the “Iron Man” sequel over a reported salary dispute.

“Marvel made a choice, and it was a very, very bad choice,” the actor — whose role was given to Don Cheadle — tells Parade.com. “They didn’t keep their word. They didn’t honor my contract.”

Mr. Howard says producers didn’t share the profits of the flick — which earned over $318 million — with most of the actors.

“They produced a great bounty with the first one, but they put it all in the storehouse and you were not allowed in,” he says. “They did the same thing with Gwyneth Paltrow, from what I’ve been told.

The only person who got a raise?

“They did it with everyone but Robert Downey [Jr.],” fumes Mr. Howard.

Even though he’s upset, he’s not spilling any details from the anticipated sequel.

“I’ve seen the script, I know what’s going to happen — but I’m not revealing anything. I believe in karma,” he says. “When someone does something wrong, you don’t have to get them back. Everything right will return the favor for you.”

Hard times for Pam?

Pamela Anderson has looked a little down and out lately — and perhaps for good reason. According to DenverPost.com, Courtney Love told the New York Post: “Pam Anderson doesn’t even have a credit card. And she lives in Paradise Cove — which is in Malibu, but it’s a trailer park in Malibu.”

A quick check on the Internet reveals that a double-wide trailer in the park costs around $325,000 — and on the high side, homes are around $1.2 million.

Recently Miss Anderson, who has been a celebrity spokeswoman for the animal rights group PETA, appeared at the opening of a New York City strip club/steakhouse, raising questions about whether she’d fallen on hard times and swapped her scruples for a paycheck.

Compiled by Robyn-Denise Yourse and Richard Slusser from Web and wire reports

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