Shock jock Stern ties knot
NEW YORK - Shock jock Howard Stern has embraced tradition. The radio talk show host known for hosting porn stars married his longtime girlfriend, Beth Ostrosky, on Friday.
'I can't wait to marry Howard,' she told Newsday before the ceremony at Manhattan's tony Le Cirque restaurant, adding, 'I know, everyone laughs!'
The 180 guests included Joan Rivers, Barbara Walters, Billy Joel, Steve Schirripa, Chevy Chase, Tommy Mottola, and Donald and Melania Trump.
The wedding is an about-face for the media maverick, who once worried on the air that marriage to the model could spoil a good thing.
'It's a nice feeling that we get along great,' he said in 2006. 'We're very happy, and I don't want to (blank) it up.'
Judge bars sale of tape of Smith breast surgery
LOS ANGELES - A judge ordered a Texas doctor and his wife on Friday not to distribute videotaped footage of Anna Nicole Smith's breast augmentation surgery in 1994.
The order settles a lawsuit filed last year by Howard K. Stern, the executor of Smith's estate, who was trying to stop Dr. Gerald Johnson and his wife from distributing the tapes of the former Playboy Playmate.
Stern maintained that Smith never consented to the taping or to allowing the footage to be seen by Los Angeles memorabilia dealer Thomas Riccio, who got tapes from the Johnsons.
Johnson has said he routinely records surgeries with the patient's permission and promises to keep the video confidential 'during the patient's lifetime.' He said he gave Riccio permission to use the video after Smith died of a drug overdose in February 2007 in Florida. Riccio's daughter edited the footage, scored with music similar to the theme from the film 'Jaws.'