August 19, 2013

Camo couple gets 'Duck Dynasty' advice

From news service reports

MARS, Pa. - A camouflage-clad bride and groom got a little advice from a bewhiskered witness on their wedding day: "Duck Dynasty" star Willie Robertson.

Willie Robertson
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Willie Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” told a couple getting married at a Pennsylvania Field & Stream store to always forgive each other.

The Associated Press

WTAE-TV reported that Robertson told the couple to always love and forgive one another as they were wed Saturday at a Field & Stream store near Pittsburgh.

Robertson popped in for the nuptials of Mehgan Cook, who sported a camouflage sash on her dress, and Charlie Miller, who was completely clad in camo gear. The two hadn't planned on marrying at the store, but Cook said they were eager to meet Robertson.

"I was going to cancel the wedding 'cause I heard Willie was coming," Cook told KDKA-TV.

Instead, Cook said, her mother came up with the idea of a wedding at the store -- and they got a surprise when Robertson appeared.

"That's a first for me. It's good to be a part of that," Robertson said. "They look like my kind of folks with the camouflage."

The "Duck Dynasty" season 4 premiere last Wednesday drew 11.8 million viewers on the A&E channel, making it the No. 1 non-fiction series telecast in U.S. cable television history in total viewers.

Artists defeat writers in charity softball game

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. - The artists beat the writers, 8-6, in this year's star-studded softball faceoff, a creative take on competition that's become a fixture of the Hamptons summer fundraising scene.

"Today" show host Matt Lauer was an umpire and former President Bill Clinton was in the crowd Saturday, Newsday reported.

Journalist Carl Bernstein was among the writers, as he has been for years. On the artists' side, "Footloose" actress Lori Singer called the game "a wonderful tradition."

It started around 1948, when artists including Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning organized pickup games. Now, celebrities clamor to play in the friendly game, which raised more than $100,000 this year for Long Island charities.

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