HITCHING POST Saturday was the big day for the buff bloodsucker and his beach babe bride. ”Angel” star David Boreanaz and Jaime Bergman (”Son of the Beach”) were married at the Ingleside Inn in Palm Springs Nov. 24. It was a small, intimate ceremony before family and friends; the couple had scrapped plans for a more lavish September bash after the Sept. 11 attacks. It’s the second marriage for 30-year-old Boreanaz (whose two-year marriage to social worker Ingrid Quinn ended in 1999) and the first for 26-year-old ex-Playboy Playmate Bergman. The busy couple, both in production on their respective series, have put off honeymoon plans until at least Christmas.
TROPHY TIME Where were all the ”Bob Patterson” fans when Jason Alexander needed them? The Gallup poll-driven People’s Choice Awards nominated Alexander, star of the short-lived sitcom, for favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series, alongside ”Enterprise”’s Scott Bakula and ”My Wife and Kids”’ Damon Wayans. Other head-scratchers include nominations for favorite Motion Picture Actor of Tom Hanks and Mel Gibson, who sat this year out, alongside Denzel Washington. Oprah Winfrey holds a slot in the Female Television Performer category alongside Jennifer Aniston and Calista Flockhart. Nominated alongside ”Shrek” for favorite movie were ”The Fast and the Furious” and ”Pearl Harbor.” Most of the nominees, however, are usual suspects (for Television Dramatic Series: ”ER,” ”Law & Order,” ”The West Wing”; for Musical Group: ‘N Sync, Backstreet Boys, Dixie Chicks).
There’s one new category this year: Reality Based Television Series (”The Real World,” ”Survivor: The Australian Outback,” and ”Temptation Island”). Jennifer Lopez scored a coup by being nominated in both the Motion Picture Actress and Female Musical Performer categories. Winners in all 18 categories will be announced at the 28th annual ceremony, airing on CBS Jan. 13, 2002, hosted for the second straight year by ”King of Queens” star Kevin James.
LEGAL BRIEFS Rebecca Gayheart won’t be serving jail time for the June accident in which she hit and killed a boy with a Jeep. In a Los Angeles courtroom yesterday, she pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter charge and was sentenced to three years probation, a one-year suspension of her driver’s license, a $2,800 fine, and 750 hours of community service. She was also ordered to make a public service announcement about traffic safety. The former ”Beverly Hills, 90210” star was driving a friend’s Jeep in Los Angeles on June 13 when she tried to pass a car on the left and struck 9-year-old Jorge Cruz Jr., who was jaywalking across the street. Gayheart, who was engaged to ”Rush Hour 2” director Brett Ratner, paid for the boy’s hospital and funeral expenses and offered to pay for grief counseling for his parents. Nonetheless, they filed a wrongful death lawsuit against her, which Gayheart’s lawyer said yesterday he believes will be settled out of court by Gayheart’s insurance carrier. She’ll have to return to court in March, however, for a progress report….
Ten years after his notorious porn bust for exposing himself in a Florida adult movie theater, Paul Reubens is facing more legal trouble over porn. Armed with a search warrant, Los Angeles police entered his house on Nov. 16, looking for child pornography. A Reubens spokesman told the New York Post that the artist formerly known as Pee-Wee Herman is being blackmailed. ”The search was based on a financially motivated, fabricated claim by an [unnamed] individual,” the spokesman said. ”[The police] seized material from [Reubens’] house including his vintage kitsch and erotic art and photography collections which Paul has collected for over 30 years.” But among the massive haul the police took away – including 2,000 videotapes, dozens of boxes of pornographic photos and magazines and books, and three computers – cops allegedly found 20 to 30 Polaroids of underage boys undressed or performing solitary sex acts. ”The story that my client has child pornography is false,” the spokesman insisted. No charges have yet been filed.