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Money can’t buy happiness, they say. But for Kesha Ni’cole Nichols, it may help soften the blow of being left at the altar by runaway groom Richard Jefferson.

The former New Jersey Nets and current San Antonio Spurs player is giving a “six-figure” settlement to his jilted bride she can start a new life, sans him.

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Of the parting gift, Richard said, “I’m not trying to buy her off. She just has a lump sum to help her move on.” So basically, he is trying to buy her off.

“I won’t say a negative word about Kesha. She is one of my best friends.”

The Richard Jefferson wedding debacle came last weekend, when he did not show up at the posh Manhattan ceremony and did not bother to tell anyone.

He says he finally and officially ended their fairy tale relationship - via email - to his former bride-to-be, following a tense Fourth of July weekend.

Kesha Ni'Cole Nichols: Single, at least $100,000 richer and ready to mingle!

“Sometimes you might write an email to get your thoughts down right,” the NBA star said of his seemingly cold method of calling off his nuptials.

Richard Jefferson said a “combination of things” led to the split and that it’s been “an emotional time for both of us. I know she’s hurt. I’m hurt too.”

On rumors he is gay, which have surfaced in light of the wedding no-show, Richard said, “I’m not gay. That couldn’t be any further from the truth."

"I have nothing to hide.”

After speaking on the phone with Kesha Ni’cole Nichols for two hours after he sent the email, Richard finally told his family the wedding was off.

Kesha Ni’cole Nichols, who checked into her suite at the Mandarin Oriental on what would have been her wedding night and stayed in a luxury suite overlooking Central Park, told family and friends the next day when she learned it was off.

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In the most hilarious wedding rumor we've heard in some time, In Touch Weekly is reporting in its new issue that Jon Gosselin and Hailey Glassman are engaged.

Wow. And we thought OK! Magazine's story about Debbie Rowe demanding $100 million in exchange for giving up custody of Michael Jackson's kids was absurd.

According to this reputable celebrity news source, Jon and his new party animal girlfriend decided to tie the knot after he proposed on their trip to St. Tropez.

Reportedly, the couple is already planning the wedding and entertaining the idea of getting hitched in Las Vegas. We're definitely holding our breath for that.

Jon Gosselin Engaged?

An "insider" told the magazine that the Jon & Kate Plus 8 papa gave Hailey a $180,000 engagement ring featuring four black diamonds surrounding a skull.

While that does sound like the sort of thing a d-bag such as Jon Gosselin might pick out, there is no way he is possibly engaged to Hailey Glassman, since:

  • His divorce proceedings with Kate Gosselin are barely underway, making it impossible to legally marry Hailey anytime soon even if he wanted to.
  • This would torpedo any chance of Jon & Kate Plus 8 coming back on the air, and face it, dude has eight mouths to feed and needs the money.
  • Appealing as it may be to date someone who is the complete opposite of grating wife Kate, no way Jon marries this complete ditz. No way.

Come on. Look at this piece of work. Does this look like a model stepmom to you? Click to enlarge more Hailey Glassman pictures below and see our point:

Hailey Glassman Mug Shot
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NBA star Richard Jefferson was set to marry fiancee Kesha Ni'Cole Nichols but apparently "changed his mind" less than 12 hours before their lavish wedding.

No one told the paparazzi or fans, or more importantly the guests who began showing up in Manhattan to witness the star's nuptials. Always a classy move.

Everything was going according to plan as yet another beautiful ($2 million) celebrity wedding was about to take place. But the groom had other ideas.

The New York Post says Jefferson got "cold feet" last week, then actually left Kesha Ni'Cole Nichols standing alone at the altar. Talk about a traveling violation!

Nichols, who was surprised, but not "altogether shocked," according to reports, stayed at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel were the wedding was supposed to be held anyway, upgrading herself to a suite on the 45th floor. Hey, might as well.

The new member of the San Antonio Spurs and former New Jersey Nets star was recently featured in Sports Illustrated along with the former Nets dancer:

TIME OUT! They look so happy in this picture, but runaway groom Richard Jefferson appears to have fouled out of his engagement to Kesha Ni'Cole Nichols.

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Robert Redford married Sibylle Szaggars in Hamburg, Germany last weekend.

The 71-year-old acting and directing legend wed the 51-year-old Sibyelle after the two had been dating for a while. She's an artist who lives in Utah.

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This is Robert Redford's second marriage. He was married to his first wife, Lola Redford, for almost 30 years. The Redfords have four kids together.

The Associated Press is reporting that Robert and Sibylle Szaggars, who is originally from Germany, are also planning a second wedding in Mexico.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan tied the knot yesterday in Malibu, Calif.

The two stars said "I do" in a 15-minute ceremony on the grounds of Church Estates Vineyards, the same venue where Fergie and Josh Duhamel wed.

More than 200 guests attended the nuptials. A source tells Us Dewan's maid of honor was Entourage star Emmanuelle Chriqui. Also in the bridal party? Tatum's sister Paige and Haylie Duff, accompanied by the groom's pal Nick Zano.

The bridesmaids all wore light pink dresses.

Beneath a white altar covered in roses, Jenna Dewan wore a white strapless dress with a sweetheart neckline and a long veil. Tatum wore your basic black suit.

When it was time for their first kiss as husband and wife, the G.I. Joe star bent Dewan back and kissed her over his knee to cheers from the approving crowd.

Jenna Dewan, 28, and Channing Tatum, 29, met on the set of their 2006 flick, Step Up. They got engaged last September. Congrats to the newlyweds!

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Sorry, Jim and Pam fans.

While Jenna Fischer and John Krasinski may have perfect chemistry on The Office, each has gone his/her separate ways in real life; and, this time, Fischer hopes her marriage doesn't end in divorce.

Lee Kirk

The actress has announced her engagement to writer Lee Kirk. The proposal reportedly took place on June 30, while the couple was vacationing in Europe.

Fischer - who divorced director James Gunn in July 2007 - referred to Kirk as her "super cute boyfriend" at the 2008 Emmy Awards. That earned Kirk the wrath of The Hollywood Gossip.

He better treat her well!

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In April, Kara DioGuardi came clean about her struggle with body image.

But the American Idol just has found someone that loves her just the way she is: DioGuardi married longtime boyfriend Mike McCuddy in Prospect Harbor, Maine yesterday.

"They are absolutely in love with each other," said Pastor Scott Nurse, who officiated the ceremony. "When I told him he could kiss the bride, everybody cheered. It was a very close, small family-type service."

Mike McCuddy will now be judged on lovemaking and table-setting techniques for the rest of his life.

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It sounds as if Kendra Wilkinson's honeymoon is going well:

Hiiiii guys!!!! So the honeymoon is really just flyyyyying by but me n hank are still having the most incredible time!!!!!!!! I never ever want to leave :(

These words were posted on her official site, but before you get too sad, she also has some happier news - more wedding photos! Not her personal ones, but pictures from the print version of Us Weekly that we haven't posted before ...

The fairy-tale couple tied the knot at the Playboy Mansion on June 27.

Follow the jump for more Hank Baskett and Kendra Wilkinson wedding pictures - along with a bonus pic of Kendra in a bikini during her honeymoon in St. Lucia!

Mr. and Mrs. Hank Baskett

[Photos: Us Weekly, Splash News Online]

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Newlywed Kendra Wilkinson, who tied the knot with Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett at the Playboy Mansion Saturday, was no bridezilla.

But she was not shy about giving her bridesmaids (Holly Madison and Bridget Marquardt among them) or brother Colin, who gave her away, the play-by-play.

"I'm stepping, I'm stepping, stepping," the E! reality star informed her bridesmaids as she made her way down the mansion's steps prior to the wedding.

"Colin, Colin, shuffle your feet, don't walk," Kendra told her bro. "Shuffle your feet. Gotta shuffle. I gotta shuffle my feet. This dress is getting in my way."

Of course, no Kendra Wilkinson event would be complete without that painful laugh, and her wedding vows had a quality one, along with a mini-blunder.

Still, all her regimented work paid off in the end. Check out the video below, and follow the link for our gallery of Kendra Wilkinson wedding photos!

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We know celebrity weddings are big sellers for gossip magazines.

Naturally, Kendra Wilkinson wedding photos would be no exception.

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That said, Us dropping $120,000 on exclusive rights to pictures of Kendra's wedding to Hank Baskett in L.A. Saturday seemed like a reasonable sum, if not low.

But Michael Jackson's death quashed plans to run them on the cover.

"They were trying to get out of paying so much because they have to put Michael on the cover," a source said. "But the documents were already signed."

Melissa Joan Hart, who was nearly hosed out of a People cover by Farrah Fawcett dying (the nerve of some people with terminal cancer) can sympathize.

A rep for Us said, "The wedding pictures were purchased after Michael died."

In any case, we don't expect the lovebirds care too much. They are on their honeymoon and likely focused strictly on boning. Congrats, Kendra and Hank!

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