Manic Jack Black — star of King Kong, School of Rock, Shallow Hal, High Fidelity, the forthcoming Nacho Libre (as a wrestling Mexican priest, no less) one half of rock comedy duo Tenacious D, and host of this year’s Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards — paused long enough to marry Tanya Haden, triplet (with Petra and Rachel) daughter of jazz bassist Charlie Haden, in a private ceremony in Big Sur, California.
“A couple of weeks ago they eloped and they had a party last weekend,” Ruth Cameron, Charlie Haden’s wife told AP.
Black, 36 parted with a large chunk of that movie coin to inspire jeweler-to-the stars Neil Lane to craft diamond wedding rings of the multi-carated variety for himself and Haden, 34, whom he originally met when they both attended the Crossroads private high school in Santa Monica. Black reportedly proposed to Haden after Christmas with a $220,000 Lane ring.
“They love each other very much. We’re thrilled,” Charlie Haden told People magazine. Tanya Haden is an artist, animator, cellist, guitarist and singer, most recently with the band Let’s Go Sailing and with her sisters in the Haden Triplets. She also has something to do with this pink fellow (scroll down).
Black will MC the much ballyhooed Nickelodeon’s 19th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards live telecast Saturday, April 1, April Fools Day, joined by kids’ favorites from the worlds of film, music, sports and television in a star-packed, slime-filled live telecast from UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion. Among the stars rocking the house from above and below the age of consent will be Bruce Willis, Cameron Diaz, Whoopi Goldberg, Robin Williams, Shaun White, Wilmer Valderrama, Hilary Duff, Justin Timberlake, Jessica Alba, Hugh Jackman, Eve, Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Lynn Spears, Romeo, Ludacris, David Spade, Rob Schneider, Jon Heder, Drake Bell, Josh Peck, Emma Roberts, Jesse McCartney, Avril Lavigne, Tom Kenny, Nick Cannon, Kristin Cavallari, Kevin James, and Devon Werkheiser.
Pink, Chris Brown, and Bow Wow will kick out the musical jams. Chris Rock will receive the Wannabe Award, as celeb role model kids most “want to be,” and the show will climax with the traditional wearin’ o the green – slime that is. Past slimees include Johnny Depp, Mike Myers, Adam Sandler, Tom Cruise, Jim Carrey, Rosie O’Donnell, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, and 2005 recipients Will Ferrell and Ben Stiller.
Keeping things extreme and green, U.S. Olympic moguls bronze medal skier Toby Dawson will attempt a freestyle ski stunt beginning on a snowy slope and ending in a vat of slime.