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MENA SUVARI has married her fiance Simone Sestito in Italy. The American Beauty star and the concert producer exchanged vows at a private church in the Vatican City, People reports. A guest told the magazine: “The ceremony was truly unique and Mena looked breathtaking. They are very much in love.” Mena, 31, and Simone, 25, pictured, who have been engaged since 2008, apparently enjoyed a private reception outside the city, following the ceremony. The couple, who met at the Toronto Film Festival in 2007, chose Rome as their wedding locale because most of Simone’s family lives nearby.
PETER JACKSON is reportedly in talks to direct the two Hobbit films. The Lord Of The Rings director, who is producer of the highly anticipated screen adaptation of The Hobbit, is in negotiations to helm the project after director Guillermo del Toro quit last month. A source close to the project told Variety Jackson has been in talks to direct the films ever since del Toro’s departure, although no official confirmation was available from co-financiers MGM and New Line, nor from Jackson’s representative. But on the same day del Toro announced he was stepping down from the role, Jackson said he hadn’t completely ruled out directing The Hobbit.