Jenna the generous?

Picture this:

Ellen DeGeneres


Portia DeRossi

tying the knot at the Bush ranch in Texas.

Unlikely, right? Especially given

President Bush

's conservatism and the Texas constitutional ban on gay marriage.

But there was

Jenna Bush Hager

, the president's daughter, saying during a taping of

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

on Thursday that Ellen and Portia could, indeed, borrow the ranch for their nups, reports

And mom

Laura Bush

was right there by Jenna's side.

The first daughter was telling Ellen how great a setting the ranch was for her own May 10 wedding when DeGeneres said: "So, can we borrow it for our wedding? Can we get the ranch?"

"Sure," Jenna replied.

"OK, great," said Ellen.

That should have made for some interesting Bush family talk later on.

The show is scheduled to air Wednesday.

From Cannes to Michigan


's documentary on poverty in Malawi made such a deep impression on fellow Michigan native and Oscar-winning documentarian

Michael Moore

that he has invited the Spiritual Mom to show her film,

I Am Because We Are

, during the Traverse City (Mich.) Film Festival on Aug. 2.

"She's sort of entered my realm," Moore said. "When I saw it, I thought, 'Wow, it's like she's been making these films for years.' "

Madge, whose adoption of Malawi toddler

David Banda

is in its final stages, produced and narrated the docu.

Moore pronounced himself "outraged" at critics who have said Madonna would have done better to give money so youngsters like David can be cared for in their native land.

Madonna was delighted by Moore's invite. "I am very excited to come to Michigan to show my film," she wrote in an e-mail Friday to the Associated Press. "The film is a labor of love, and I am happy that I can bring it home to my roots with the help of Michael."

Sentence sliced



front man

Trey Anastasio

has received a reduced sentence of three years' probation for a drug conviction after completing a counseling and treatment program in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Anastasio, 43, pleaded guilty to a felony charge for possessing painkillers without a prescription during a traffic stop in Upstate New York in December 2006. He could have gotten as much as three years in the slammer had he failed the drug program, which he began in April 2007. The guilty plea was reduced to a misdemeanor.

Newman opts out

Health issues of unidentified nature will keep

Paul Newman

from directing a fall production of John Steinbeck's

Of Mice and Men

at the Westport Country Playhouse in Connecticut, the theater's artistic directors announced Friday.

Newman, 83, a longtime Westport resident, issued a statement: "I'm sorry I can't be part of this Westport Country Playhouse production, but I leave

Of Mice and Men

in [substitute director]

Mark Lamos

' very capable hands with the full support of my wife,

Joanne Woodward

, and

Anne Keefe

, as Playhouse artistic directors."

No further details were immediately given by Westport or Newman's rep.