Last week, two Norwegian journalists were arrested outside of Astor Courts, the 50-acre estate rumored to be the location of Chelsea Clinton's wedding to Marc Mezvinsky this Saturday. According to the AP, "Thomas Bjorn Nilsson, 43, of New York, and Kjerste Sortland, 41, of Snorova, Norway, were charged with a [trespassing] violation after they were stopped around 2 p.m. Wednesday on the" sprawling estate's ground. The journalists' editor said the fine will be paid, but the police were overreacting and that they were not trespassing, "We did not realize it was forbidden to take the picture of the gate of the house where the Clinton wedding is to be." Never underestimate the importance of a Clinton-connected gate.
Besides security lockdowns, the Clinton-Mezvinsky nuptials are causing second-guessing (maybe the wedding will be in Martha's Vineyard?) and teeth-gnashing—whether from other brides or Democrats who thought they would be invited. "I'm good enough to borrow a plane from, but not good enough to be invited to the wedding?"complained one Clinton friend, who remembered the times he handed over his jet and his pilot to take Bill Clinton around the country but had not landed a coveted invitation to Chelsea Clinton's nuptials."We're outer circle, not inner circle," said Victor Kovner, a prominent New York lawyer who supported Mrs. Clinton's presidential bid. "We're very happy for them, we're very happy for their parents, and mazel tov, as we say in New York."
Those lucky enough to attend will be treated to a mix of modern and classic tunes. TMZ got a sneak peak at the band's set list, which includes lots of hits from the likes of Diana Ross, Jackie Wilson and Ray Charles. There will also be a ton of Michael Jackson, and some modern hits like "I Got a Feeling" by the Black Eyed Peas. WABC estimates the music will cost $40,000, which in their breakdown is one of the lowest costs of the $2 million affair. They estimate invitations alone cost $50,000, the reception space up to $200,000, and the flowers a whopping $250,000. Best of all, taxpayers will be footing the bill for the Secret Service outside of the other security costs, all of which will most likely ruin this bride's special day.