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Pa. senator, actress wed, complete with Tastykakes



Published: Tue, August 2, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



Pa. senator, actress wed,complete with Tastykakes

LOS ANGELES -- Amidst the elegance of the Hughes/Ralph nuptials -- the bride glittered with about $100,000 worth of jewelry and a dress of silk charmeuse with Swarovski crystals, pearls and gold thread -- there were the Tastykakes. Boxes of the treats, and bottles of champagne, were gifts from the groom, Pennsylvania Sen. Vincent Hughes, to the five attendants who stood by his bride, Sheryl Lee Ralph. The Democrat from Philadelphia and the Broadway and television actress ended their 18-month engagement by exchanging "I do's" at First American Methodist Episcopal Church in Los Angeles on Saturday. "You got to understand, this is east meets west," Hughes said Sunday. "Philly was in the house. It very well could have happened that an Eagles cheer could have gone off during the reception. It didn't, but I would have joined in if it did." The senator met the actress, who has starred on Broadway and played Brandi's stepmother for four seasons on "Moesha," in New York in 2002. Ralph said Sunday that the wedding "was like magic, fairy tales, a coronation, so many things at once." Hughes agreed, describing the moment he first saw his bride as "heaven on earth, opening up the doors. ... We both shed a few tears at certain points during the ceremony." The Tastykakes were Hughes' gifts to attendants Patti LaBelle, Loretta DeVine, Jenifer Lewis, Victoria Rowell and Niecy Nash. "That was so sweet of him," Ralph cooed. "Imagine that. And they ate them, too."

As Bo Duke, 'Dude' actoraccepts not-bright roles

SAN FRANCISCO -- Seann William Scott has made peace with the notion that he may be dolt on screen forever. Scott, who embodied the blockhead jock Steve Stifler in the "American Pie" movies, the nitwit in 2000's "Dude, Where's My Car?" and the sex-crazed buffoon in "Road Trip," is in the "Dukes of Hazzard" movie, playing Bo Duke. "Most of the comedies will have some similarity because most comedy roles are about guys that aren't that bright," Scott told the San Francisco Chronicle in Sunday's editions. "Every once in a while you'll get a 'Sideways,' not that I'm doing it."Scott, 28, was still working at Home Depot in Los Angeles when he was cast as Stifler, the Neanderthal hedonist with the horny mom in "American Pie." He said he'd rather be a "fly on the wall than the party guy. I don't think anybody really cares what I'm going to do outside my house. I moved to LA to act. I don't have time to waste or time to make friends out there."

Versatile Asian directorreturns to kung fu roots

HONG KONG -- He's called the "Spielberg of Asia" because of the wide range of movies he's made: comedy, action, romance and animation. But Tsui Hark's latest film, "Seven Swords," marks his return to his kung fu roots. The 55-year-old Tsui says "Seven Swords," the story of seven martial-arts fighters who try to evade an imperial ban on kung fu, isn't typical of the genre. It depicts the evolution of the hero rather than dwelling on sheer heroism, he said. "Seven Swords" examines "the price the hero pays in his growth process," Tsui told The Associated Press. Tsui directed the 1991 "Once Upon a Time in China," one of Jet Li's most famous works. He also filmed "Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain" in 1983, a groundbreaking production for which he sought input from special effects experts who worked on "Star Wars," and an updated version in 2001, "The Legend of Zu." Among his works in the early 1980s is the Dick Tracy-style detective comedy "All the Wrong Clues [For the Right Solution]," set in Hong Kong. He produced Hong Kong's classic gangster film, "A Better Tomorrow," the 1986 John Woo movie that made the gun-toting, trench coat-wearing Chow Yun-fat an icon. The director has spent most of his career in Hong Kong, but he's willing to give Hollywood another shot if the right script comes along. He said his Hollywood work isn't as inspired because he filmed scripts written by others. Tsui joked about his reputation as "Asia's Spielberg." He said, "There's probably a big gap between his talent level and mine. In terms of wealth, there's a big gap, too."

HONG KONG -- He's called the "Spielberg of Asia" because of the wide range of movies he's made: comedy, action, romance and animation. But Tsui Hark's latest film, "Seven Swords," marks his return to his kung fu roots. The 55-year-old Tsui says "Seven Swords," the story of seven martial-arts fighters who try to evade an imperial ban on kung fu, isn't typical of the genre. It depicts the evolution of the hero rather than dwelling on sheer heroism, he said. "Seven Swords" examines "the price the hero pays in his growth process," Tsui told The Associated Press. Tsui directed the 1991 "Once Upon a Time in China," one of Jet Li's most famous works. He also filmed "Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain" in 1983, a groundbreaking production for which he sought input from special effects experts who worked on "Star Wars," and an updated version in 2001, "The Legend of Zu." Among his works in the early 1980s is the Dick Tracy-style detective comedy "All the Wrong Clues [For the Right Solution]," set in Hong Kong. He produced Hong Kong's classic gangster film, "A Better Tomorrow," the 1986 John Woo movie that made the gun-toting, trench coat-wearing Chow Yun-fat an icon. The director has spent most of his career in Hong Kong, but he's willing to give Hollywood another shot if the right script comes along. He said his Hollywood work isn't as inspired because he filmed scripts written by others. Tsui joked about his reputation as "Asia's Spielberg." He said, "There's probably a big gap between his talent level and mine. In terms of wealth, there's a big gap, too."

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