December 28, 2012

Winslet marries Branson nephew

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NEW YORK - Kate Winslet has tied the knot again.

Kate Winslet, Ned Rocknroll
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British actress Kate Winslet arrives with her then-boyfriend Ned Rocknroll for an awards presentation Dec. 9 at a Hong Kong racetrack. The couple married recently in a private ceremony in New York City.

The Associated Press

Nathan Followill, Jessie Baylin
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Jessie Baylin and Nathan Followill

The Oscar-winning actress wed Ned Rocknroll in New York earlier this month. The private ceremony was attended by Winslet's two children as well as a few friends and family members, her representative said Thursday.

It is the third marriage for the 37-year-old Winslet. She was previously married to film directors Jim Threapleton and Sam Mendes.

The 34-year-old Rocknroll, who was born Abel Smith, is a nephew of billionaire Virgin Group founder Richard Branson and works for the company's space travel division. The couple had been engaged since last summer.

Winslet won a Best Actress Oscar for her performance in the 2008 film "The Reader."The Associated Press

British actress Kate Winslet arrives with her then-boyfriend Ned Rocknroll for an awards presentation Dec. 9 at a Hong Kong racetrack. The couple married recently in a private ceremony in New York City.

Kings of Leon family adds new member – a baby girl

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Kings of Leon family has just gotten bigger.

Drummer Nathan Followill and his wife, singer-songwriter Jessie Baylin, welcomed a baby girl on Wednesday. It's the first baby for the couple and the third for the Followill family band. Nathan Followill's brother Caleb and cousin Matthew also have children.

A spokesman said Violet Marlowe Followill was born at 4:01 p.m. in Nashville. She was 7 pounds, 13 ounces at birth.

The baby comes before what promises to be a busy 2013 for Kings of Leon. The Nashville, Tenn.-based band has been working on new music for an album that's expected to be released next year. Baylin released her third album, "Little Spark," earlier this year.

The couple has been married since 2009.

For Swift fan, case dropped

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Prosecutors on Thursday declined to pursue a criminal trespassing charge against a Wisconsin man arrested earlier this month for climbing a fence at a Nashville home linked to country star Taylor Swift.

Jacob Kulke, 24, of Marshfield, Wis., will remain in jail in Nashville while he fights extradition to Colorado for a probation violation. Kulke did not appear in court during his Thursday hearing.

He was arrested Dec. 14 after climbing a fence and a gate at a home in Belle Meade linked to Swift. The affidavit said Kulke claimed he was in contact with a person at the home through social media.

Sean McKinney, Kulke's attorney, said his client was tricked by someone into believing that he was communicating with the star. "Mr. Kulke had reasonable belief that he was invited onto the premises," McKinney said.

Assistant District Attorney Tali Rosenblum said authorities wanted to resolve the misdemeanor charge in Tennessee so they could extradite Kulke to Colorado.

"Mr. Kulke is looking for his 15 minutes of fame and he got all he deserved," Rosenblum said.

 

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