George Lucas + Mellody Hobson Marry in a Star-Studded Event at Skywalker Ranch
George Lucas married his long time girlfriend Mellody Hobson on June 22 -- and as far as we know, there were no wookies, ewoks or wookoks in attendance. But more than a few celebrities did show up.
The couple, together since 2006, were engaged in January and tied the knot this weekend, with journalist Bill Moyers (who was once a Baptist minister) serving as officiant in what many said was an incredibly moving ceremony. Former New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley, who's known Mellody since she was a teenager, gave the bride away, while director Francis Ford Coppola read a poem by Maya Angelou.
George's longtime pal and collaborator, Steven Spielberg, later gave a toast, joking that The Force had at last been given a name: Mellody.
If that's not enough star power for you, the evening's musical performers included Van Morrison (who flew in from Ireland) and Janelle Monae. Guests and well-wishers included director Ron Howard and actor Samuel L. Jackson, who both tweeted their joy at the nuptials.