Jenna the generous?
tying the knot at the Bush ranch in Texas.
Unlikely, right? Especially given
'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 People.com.
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
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
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."
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
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]
' very capable hands with the full support of my wife,
, as Playhouse artistic directors."
No further details were immediately given by Westport or Newman's rep.