‘Bachelorette’ weds her boyfriend
Ashley Hebert no longer is a “Bachelorette.”
The 28-year-old Maine native got hitched over the weekend in Pasadena, Calif., to 35-year-old J.P. Rosenbaum of Long Island, who proposed to her on the seventh season of the ABC dating reality show “The Bachelorette.” Hebert tweeted that “12/1/12 goes down in history as the best day of my life!!”
Natalia Desrosiers, spokeswoman for Warner Bros. Television, which produces the show, said the wedding will be aired Dec. 16 on ABC.
Hebert, who also competed on the 15th season of “The Bachelor,” grew up in Madawaska, Maine, and is a dentist. The couple now reside in the New York City area.
Museum returns stolen mosaic
The Dallas Museum of Art has returned an ancient mosaic to Turkish officials after discovering it was stolen.
The mosaic was returned to Turkish officials at a ceremony Monday in Dallas. Museum officials also launched an international cultural exchange that will include loaning works of art and sharing expertise. The first initiative will be with Turkey.
The museum bought the roughly 5-foot-by- 5-foot Orpheus Mosaic at a public auction in 1999.
The mosaic depicts the mythic poet Orpheus calming wild animals by playing his lyre. It originally decorated the floor of a Roman building.
But the museum discovered evidence earlier this year that it possibly was stolen from an archaeological site. Museum officials then consulted Turkish officials, who provided photographic evidence documenting the looting.
Film Critics pick ‘Zero Dark Thirty’
The New York Film Critics Circle named Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty” the best film of 2012, voicing its strong support for the grimly journalistic Osama bin Laden docudrama.
Bigelow, whose “Hurt Locker” won best picture at the Academy Awards in 2010, also won best director in the awards announced Monday, and Greg Fraser won for the film’s cinematography.
“‘Zero Dark Thirty’ confirms the massive talent of Kathryn Bigelow,” said NYFCC chairman Joshua Rothkopf, a critic for Time Out New York. “‘Zero Dark Thirty’ is a very important movie. It’s not triumphant, and it’s still a very significant dramatization of an important event. And we were knocked out by the film.”
But the critics group also cast a loud vote for Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” bestowing it with three awards: Daniel Day-Lewis for best actor, Sally Field for best supporting actress and Tony Kushner for best screenplay.
Vindicator wire services