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Tattle: My wife on the B-list: Pete Wentz weds Ashlee Simpson

ASHLEE Simpson and Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz wed Saturday night at her parents' home in Encino, near L.A.


SHLEE Simpson


Fall Out Boy


Pete Wentz

wed Saturday night at her parents' home in Encino, near L.A.

Ashlee's dad, Joe Simpson, performed the ceremony and sister Jessica was the maid of honor.

(Early wedding reports made no mention of Tony Romo.)

People magazine, who allegedly tossed away 7-digits for pics from this B-list event, said the event had an "Alice in Wonderland" theme.

For a wedding?

Did the couple Jabberwock down the aisle?

Did the champagne say "Drink Me" and the cake say "Eat Me"?

If nothing else, the theme proves at least one of them is mad as a hatter.

People also reported that the couple is expecting a child together, which both Ashlee and Pete have long denied, but nobody took them seriously.

Paint the town Rouge!

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Rouge on Rittenhouse Square, Tattle is giving away two dinners for two.

Originally known for its amazing burgers, owners Rob and Maggie Wasserman are celebrating the 10th anniversary with a vastly increased wine selection and fresh, new specials. Executive Chef Matt Zagorski's menu now features items such as cornmeal-crusted fried oysters; grilled swordfish with tomato and fennel ragout, herb butter and olive oil; and crisp-skin striped sea bass with rissole potatoes, red grapes, carmelized endive, single-press olive oil and tarragon froth.

You know anything with froth has got to be good.

You don't even have to answer a question to be eligible to win. All you have to do is write "Happy Anniversary Rouge!" in the subject line of an e-mail and include your name, address and phone number in the body of the e-mail, which you must send to

No e-mail? You can fax a page with the same info to 215-854-5910.

On Wednesday, May 21 at noon, we're going to take all the entries and throw them into a hat and pick out two winners (only one entry per person, don't cheat or you'll be disqualified) and the winners will be able to make a reservation at Rouge at their convenience for dinner any Sunday-Thursday. You must be over 21 to enter. Two drinks per person will be included with dinner.

Leaving on a high note

Daily News classical-music writer Tom Di Nardo reports on the weekend's emotional farewell to outgoing Philadelphia Orchestra music director Christoph Eschenbach.

As he entered to lead Saturday evening's final concert of Schubert's Eighth and Ninth Symphonies, the musicians all stood in a rare gesture. But when he came to take his second and third bows, the first-chair players he pointed to - and then the whole orchestra - refused to stand, while the audience was on its feet cheering.

Following Saturday night's conducting assignment, Eschenbach even played the piano in Schubert's "Trout" Quintet in a post-concert chamber recital.

Then, during yesterday afternoon's "Eschenbach and Friends" concert, he performed at the keyboard in pieces by Dvorak and Beethoven with 17 Orchestra musicians. He also accompanied the radiant mezzo Rinat Shaham (a last-minute replacement for Susan Graham) in a Schumann song cycle and then played a final piano solo, Schumann's touching "Scenes from Childhood."

It was a heavy load at piano for a man whose rehearsal time is limited, but the sound of those wildly appreciative audiences will surely resonate in Eschenbach's ears as the Orchestra heads out tomorrow on its tour of Asia. *

Daily News wire services contributed to this report.