This weekend reportedly saw the surprise marriage of Ryan Reynolds to Blake Lively; it was, judging by the tabloid response, the first union involving Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, and a ring to make people genuinely excited. And according to People, the ceremony was quite the to-do: Martha Stewart's people put it together, complete with a "carnival hour;" Florence + The Machine's Florence Welch performed at the reception; Bette Midler may or may not have been there; they had a cake driven down all the way from Virginia (The Cake State); and Reynolds agreed to not get engaged to or marry any other women for the day. Even more romantic, to a certain category of the population, the wedding took place at the Boone Hall Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina—famous for doubling as the summer home of Rachel McAdams' family in The Notebook, thus mentally linking the love between Reynolds and Lively to the epic affair seen in that film.
Meanwhile, in an unintentional yet unfortunately timed wedding gift that also made for a pretty confusing weekend for Notebook fans, Notebook director Nick Cassevettes defended his new movie Yellow by standing up for incest:
Who gives a shit if people judge you? I’m not saying this is an absolute but in a way, if you’re not having kids—who gives a damn? Love who you want. Isn’t that what we say? Gay marriage—love who you want? If it’s your brother or sister it’s super-weird, but if you look at it, you’re not hurting anybody except every single person who freaks out because you’re in love with one another.
Indeed, who cares if Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively are brother and sister? That is, uh, what we were discussing, right? Because that's all we can think about now.
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