Mandy Moore and Taylor Goldsmith are married

Mandy’s married!

Mandy Moore and Taylor Goldsmith have tied the knot, a rep for the actress confirms to PEOPLE.

Moore’s close friend and makeup artist Jenn Streicher shared a series of stunning photos of the actress wearing a pink Rodarte wedding gown and veil.

“Yesterday was pretty magical. I laughed, I cried and I danced real hard. @mandymooremm ❤ @taylordawesgoldsmith,” she captioned the post, which she later deleted.

According to E! News, the nuptials took place in front of family and close friends Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles, with a source revealing that the ceremony was “an intimate backyard wedding at Mandy’s home that started just after sundown.”

According to E!’s source, the look of the wedding was “very boho,” with “rugs on the floor surrounding the altar” and feathery flower arrangements.

The reception reportedly took place at the Fig House, a private event space, where Goldsmith himself performed.

The This Is Us actress, 34, and Dawes frontman, 32, got engaged in September 2017. He proposed with a custom Irene Neuwirth ring featuring a round-cut diamond on a rose gold band after the pair had dated for two years — and met on social media.

“I took a picture of their album and posted it on Instagram,” Moore told PEOPLE in October 2017 of her now-husband’s band. “Somehow, Taylor saw it and sent a note to me. We started emailing back and forth, then we went on a date and the rest is history. Thanks Instagram, for helping me meet my fiancé!”

While separated (Goldsmith is often on tour; Moore shoots This is Us in Los Angeles), “We spent hours FaceTiming each other,” she said. “We fell in love before we’d even really held hands or kissed or anything. It was great.”

And the bride always dreamed of a laidback wedding.

“We are both pretty quiet, private people,” she said. “I never imagined myself with some beautiful dress in front of 300 people. It will be quiet and private — just for us.”

Of their relationship, the actress said. “I feel incredibly understood and supported. I feel incredibly lucky to have somebody who is like, ‘I got your back.’ I found the right person and I feel like we can handle anything together.”

This is Moore’s second marriage.

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Taylor Swift signs new record deal with Universal Music Group

Taylor Swift is taking a new direction. The musician announced on Monday that she had signed a new record deal with Universal Music Group. The multi-year agreement will make UMG the exclusive worldwide recorded music partner for Swift, with its Republic Records division serving as her U.S. label.

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This marks a turning point for Swift, who had previously worked with Big Machine ever since label founder Scott Borchetta first discovered her at age 14. In her Instagram post announcing the news, Swift was thankful to Borchetta, saying, “I want to express my heartfelt thanks to Scott Borchetta for believing in me as a 14-year-old and for guiding me through over a decade of work that I will always be proud of.”

Elsewhere in that Instagram post, Swift revealed the key reasons she took a new deal with UMG. One is that she will now own the master recordings of all the music she makes from now on. The other was a guarantee that all UMG artists, not just her, will reap better profits from the label’s work with Spotify.

“As part of my new contract with Universal Music Group, I asked that any sale of their Spotify shares result in a distribution of money to their artists, non-recoupable. They have generously agreed to this, at what they believe will be much better terms than paid out previously by other major labels. I see this as a sign we are headed toward positive change for creators — a goal I’m never going to stop trying to help achieve, in whatever ways I can.”

Read her full statement on her Instagram page.

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White House correspondents ditch comedians, ask biographer to speak at annual dinner

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Ron Chernow, who wrote a biography of Alexander Hamilton and consulted for the Broadway play “Hamilton,” acknowledge that he will be a change of pace for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. “While I have never been mistaken for a stand-up comedian, I promise that my history lesson won’t be dry.” | Louis Lanzano/AP photo

The White House Correspondents’ Association on Monday said presidential biographer Ron Chernow will be the featured speaker at the group’s annual dinner in April, opting against the usual choice of a comedian as tensions between the Trump administration and press remain high.

Chernow is expected to speak about freedom of the press at the dinner on April 27, the association said.

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“Freedom of the press is always a timely subject and this seems like the perfect moment to go back to basics,” Chernow said in a statement.

The association usually asks a comedian to headline the dinner. In 2018, however, comedian Michelle Wolf received intense backlash from the White House and some in the media, particularly for a series of jokes about press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

President Donald Trump criticized Wolf’s performance following the dinner, saying the group should change the format or end the dinner entirely. The president has skipped the dinner for two straight years. The change also comes as the dinner has become less of a draw for Hollywood stars than it was during the administration of President Barack Obama.

Tensions between the White House and the press corps have remained strained, particularly since the White House revoked access from CNN correspondent Jim Acosta. The administration now says it’s writing rules for reporters’ behavior at White House events.

Chernow, who wrote a biography of Alexander Hamilton and consulted for the Broadway play “Hamilton,” acknowledged in the statement Monday that he was a different kind of speaker, saying, “While I have never been mistaken for a stand-up comedian, I promise that my history lesson won’t be dry.”

“My major worry these days is that we Americans will forget who we are as a people and historians should serve as our chief custodians in preserving that rich storehouse of memory,” said Chernow, who also won a Pulitzer Prize for biography for his book about the first U.S. president.

Chernow during the 2016 election said he was disturbed by Trump’s campaign and feared that Americans “can forget who we are as a people and succumb to historical amnesia.”

“Make no mistake about it, when the past is scrubbed clean and American history becomes a blank slate, Donald Trump or any other demagogue can come along and write upon it whatever the hell he wants. And that disturbs me most of all,” he said in a video posted on Facebook. “Please, please, please folks, don’t let it happen here.”

Olivier Knox, chief Washington correspondent for SiriusXM and president of the WHCA, said in a statement that he’s excited for Chernow to share “his lively, deeply researched perspectives on American politics and history.”

“As we celebrate the importance of a free and independent news media to the health of the republic, I look forward to hearing Ron place this unusual moment in the context of American history,” Knox said.

Following the announcement, some comedians criticized the decision.

“The @whca are cowards. The media is complicit. And I couldn’t be prouder,” Wolf wrote in a tweet.

Comedian W. Kamau Bell, who hosts a CNN series entitled “United Shades of America,” said no comedian would have taken the job this year, given the association’s treatment of Wolf after the last dinner. The group’s president at the time, Bloomberg’s Margaret Talev, said Wolf’s monologue “was not in the spirit” of the association’s mission.

“After the way the WHCA & many journalists talked about Michelle Wolf, it was official that no comedian worth a damn would take this gig,” he tweeted.

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Mark Sanchez Reportedly Agrees to Contract with Redskins After Alex Smith Injury

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 31:   Mark Sanchez #6 of the Chicago Bears participates in warm-ups before a preseason game against the Cleveland Browns
at Soldier Field on August 31, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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Mark Sanchez reportedly agreed to a deal with the Washington Redskins on Monday to provide them with quarterback depth after Alex Smith’s gruesome leg injury.

Per Field Yates of ESPN, Sanchez will serve as Washington’s backup behind Colt McCoy against the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day. 

Smith, Washington’s new franchise quarterback, fractured two bones in his leg Sunday in a loss to the Houston Texans, leaving McCoy as the team’s only viable option prior to the deal. 

Since leaving the New York Jets, where he started 62 games from 2009-12, Sanchez has bounced around the NFL. His best success came in 2014, when he started eight games for the Philadelphia Eagles and completed 64.1 percent of his passes for 2,418 yards with 14 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. 

Sanchez, 32, spent the 2017 season as the No. 3 quarterback for the Chicago Bears. He earned rave reviews from offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains, who has since joined the Miami Dolphins, for mentoring rookie Mitchell Trubisky, per Adam L. Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times

“Mark was like: ‘No, clear your schedule. This is what you’re doing: a massage, watch tape with your wideouts [and] you need to watch the blitz tape before the Wednesday morning meeting.’ … That kind of guidance and leadership not just coming from myself and [quarterbacks coach Dave] Ragone—that player-to-player accountability—is huge.”

Despite his past struggles as a starting quarterback, Sanchez has turned himself into a valuable asset in building game plans and studying defenses. 

With the Redskins needing depth at the most important position, Sanchez will have no problems acclimating himself. He has enough starting experience to come off the bench and hold things down for a short period of time.       

 

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See all the stars at the 2018 Governors Awards

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Ava DuVernay and honoree Cicely Tyson

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White House says it still plans to revoke access for CNN’s Acosta

Jim Acosta walks toward other journalists in front of the White House.

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The White House told CNN correspondent Jim Acosta it still plans to revoke his security credentials, CNN said Monday, showing the Trump administration is not backing down in its battle with the network.

A judge temporarily restored Acosta’s White House security pass on Friday. But in a letter to the network, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and deputy chief of staff for communications Bill Shine said they still intend to suspend Acosta’s White House pass when the judge’s order expires.

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CNN’s outside counsel Ted Boutrous on Monday asked the court for an emergency hearing the week after Thanksgiving in hopes the judge would reinstate Acosta’s “hard pass” — the security badge that lets White House reporters freely enter and exit the grounds — for a longer period of time while the lawsuit moves forward. The letter from the White House was included in court documents filed Monday.

“The @WhiteHouse is continuing to violate the First and Fifth amendments of the Constitution,” CNN said in a statement posted to Twitter Monday. “These actions threaten all journalists and news organizations. @Acosta and CNN will continue to report the news about the White House and @realDonaldTrump.”

Administration lawyers responded in a brief later Monday morning, saying they had alerted CNN to a “preliminary” decision regarding Acosta’s press pass and that a final decision would be made by 3 p.m. They objected to the request for an emergency hearing, saying it was unnecessary until a final determination was made.

Acosta had his press credentials suspended following a fiery exchange with President Donald Trump in a news conference on Nov. 7, during which he resisted when a White House intern attempted to take a microphone out of his hands. The White House initially claimed, using an apparently altered video as evidence, that he inappropriately touched the intern. Officials later changed their rationale to say that Acosta had breached unwritten standards of decorum for the press.

On Friday, District Court Judge Timothy Kelly ruled that Acosta’s due process rights had been violated because the White House had not given him any explanation of why his credentials were being revoked, nor had they given him a chance to appeal. He ordered the White House to reinstate the hard pass for two weeks. Kelly was careful to note that he had not based his decision on any First Amendment grounds.

The White House said Friday that it would create a set of formal rules for journalists. But officials also sent notice to Acosta saying they still planned to revoke his press pass over his prior behavior and giving him a chance to contest the decision. That appears to be an attempt to create a paper trail to avoid the same due process criticisms in the future.

Trump, in an interview with Fox News’ Chris Wallace over the weekend, said the White House was currently working on “rules and regulations” that would govern the conduct of journalists, calling Friday’s legal developments “not a big deal.”

“We’ll have rules of decorum, you know, you can’t keep asking questions,” he said. “Look, nobody believes in the First Amendment more than I do. And if I think somebody’s acting out of sorts, I will leave. I’ll say, ‘Thank you very much everybody, I appreciate you coming,’ and I will leave.”

Boutrous said in the court filing Monday morning that while CNN hoped to resolve the issue of Acosta’s press pass out of court, he felt an emergency hearing was necessary “in light of Defendants’ stated intentions.” CNN is seeking a preliminary injunction reinstating Acosta’s press pass, which would last longer than the two-week temporary restraining order granted Friday.

The White House complained in its own filing that CNN had acted alone even though the judge had asked the two sides to jointly submit a proposed schedule for moving forward with the lawsuit.

Kellyanne Conway, a top aide to the president, argued Monday on Fox News that the White House continues to hold the belief that reporters “don’t have a First Amendment right to be in the White House,” adding that “once you are allowed in, of course, then there needs to be a process.”

She predicted that the White House press shop would unveil its new guidelines “in a few days or weeks” and that they would likely call for reporters to “show respect for the presidency and decorum for the White House.”

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Pamela Anderson calls Australian PM’s comments ‘smutty’

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Pamela Anderson is criticizing Australia‘s prime minister for making “smutty, unnecessary comments about a woman voicing her political opinion.”

Appearing on Australia’s “60 Minutes” this month, the “Baywatch” star urged Prime Minister Scott Morrison to bring WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to Australia. The Australian citizen claimed asylum in Ecuador‘s embassy in London in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden where he faces allegations that were later dropped.

Morrison turned down the request. But the prime minister added he had “plenty of mates who have asked me if they can be my special envoy to sort out the issue with Pamela.” A government official called the remark “lighthearted.”

Anderson posted a letter on Saturday in which she called Morrison’s remarks “disappointing.”

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