Entertainer Quickie: Designer Michael Kors Ties the Knot & ‘All My Children’ Alumni Sarah Michelle Gellar and Josh Duhamel Return for Final Episodes

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Michael Kors to wed boyfriend Lance LePere

Renowned designer and “Project Runway” judge Michael Kors has confirmed the rumors that he will marry his longtime partner, Lance LePere, now that same-sex marriage is legal in the state of New York.

Just weeks after the Marriage Equality Act was passed in New York, the Long Island native was spotted with his beau at City Hall in Manhattan on Wednesday, allegedly getting their marriage license, as reported by Life & Style Magazine.

“Lance and I are very excited to finally be able to have the opportunity to marry in our home state after many years together,” Kors, 51, said in a statement.  The two met back in 1990, when LePere began working as an intern for Kors’ company in Paris.

“We share a certain level of taste,” LePere has said, “an American point of view, and I think we like to play with Americana. Over the years and the day-to-day process of dreaming together, things just naturally fell into place.”

Rumors of an upcoming wedding-themed episode of reality design show “Project Runway” have yet to be confirmed, though it would be interesting to see the designs that either the contestants or Kors himself comes up with for the wedding.

“We have no plans for a major party, but we will be getting married privately,” Kors said.

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Josh Duhamel reprise roles in final episodes of “All My Children”

They say that at the end, you start thinking about the beginning.  If so, the producers of long-running daytime soap opera “All My Children” have been busy.  Sarah Michelle Gellar and Josh Duhamel, two actors who made their television debuts on the soap in the 90s, will be making cameo appearances in its final episodes this September.

TV executives at ABC decided earlier this year to cancel the beloved drama after ratings had suffered a steady decline.  The soap debuted in January 1970 and ran every weekday for 41 years.  The last episode on ABC will be broadcast on September 23, 2011.

Both Gellar, 34, and Duhamel, 38, made appearances on the soap early on in their careers, going on to win daytime Emmy awards and then achieving mass success in their own right.

Gellar, who many of us know as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, launched her acting career in 1993 on “All My Children” as Kendall Hart Lang, a role she has said she will not be reprising in the final season.

“When I heard that the show was cancelled, I didn’t understand,” Gellar said. “It just doesn’t make any sense to me. So I called (the casting director)…and said I wanted to do something. I just wanted to be a part of it. I have no idea what I’m going to do, so we can take suggestions, but I will be doing one day. I’m excited!”

Duhamel joined the cast of “All My Children” in 1999 as con artist Leo du Pres, a role which garnered critical acclaim and won him a daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in 2002.  He has since then gone on to star in the television sitcom “Las Vegas”, as well as major movie roles in the Transformers series and upcoming romantic comedy Life As We Know It.

“Everyone at All My Children is thrilled and excited to welcome Josh back to Pine Valley. The appearance of Leo is sure to be one of the highlights of the season,” AMC’s executive producer Julie Hanan Carruthers said.

While longtime fans of the soap opera are sad to see it leave television, the return of these familiar faces in the last episodes are sure to deliver a fond farewell.

Images by Ed Kavishe, Rach, and Jerry Avenaim via Wikimedia Commons.

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