Star Jones Nuptials: Fairytale Wedding or Diva Gone Wild?
In case youíve been living on another planet for the past several months, you may not have heard that Star Jones was getting married. For the rest of us here on planet earth we couldnít escape this joyous news unless we swore off pop culture icons like Entertainment Tonight and People magazine.
Star Jones, current co-host of TVís chat fest The View with Barbara Walters, recently married Wall Street banker Al Reynolds in an elaborate, pull-out-all-the-stops wedding extravaganza fit for a queen - or maybe a successful diva.
Thatís right. Star Jones is a world-class diva. Okay, anyone familiar with Star knows her penchant for pampering herself with the finer things in life. So, it shouldnít be any big surprise that she went all out to have the wedding sheíd been dreaming about since she was eight years old.
Starís fairytale wedding included such niceties as a wedding gown with a 27-foot veil topped with a crystal tiara, a 60-member Broadway choir, more attendants than Princess Di had at her wedding, and a custom made 7-carat princess cut diamond wedding ring.
Of course, as soon as the juicy wedding details surfaced in the media, the Star Jones haters came out of the woodworks - - often expressing their mean-spirited views of Star, Al, and their special day with vicious glee.
All right. Maybe Star went just a teeny weenie bit over the top. But so what? In the end, itís just one coupleís happy wedding day. Theirs just happened to have a lot more bling bling than most folks.
Admit it. Most of us would have loved to have sneaked a peak into the star-studded event, if only to gawk at celebrity guests like: Angela Bassett, Kim Cattral, Chris Rock, Hillary Clinton, Vivica A. Fox, Barbara Walters, Lisa Ling, Kelly Ripa, Al Roker, Blair Underwood, and Donald Trump.
Whew! Now thatís a lot of star powered bling right there.
When it comes right down to it, one personís overblown extravaganza is another personís Cinderella fairytale come true. Itís a matter of personal style and taste. I say, do whatever makes you happy. Thatís all that counts in the end.
One special moment. One special ring.