A terminally ill Ohio man who arrived at his daughter’s wedding by ambulance gave her away, from a hospital gurney. Guests cried and clapped as Scott Nagy took part in daughter Sarah’s wedding Saturday at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Strongsville, the Plain Dealer of Cleveland reported.
A volunteer team of medical professionals helped Nagy escort the 24-year-old bride as groom Angelo Salvatore and the Rev. Chuck Knerem awaited their arrival.
“It was a promise I made in March, to walk her down the aisle,” said the 56-year-old Brunswick man. “She’s my princess. This is my definition of walking down the aisle.”
Doctors were uncertain if he would be able to make the wedding, initially scheduled for next year. But with monitor cords slipped under his tuxedo and a tracheal tube attached, he made the trip down the aisle, kissing a grandson who was the ringbearer and giving a thumb’s up.
bLACK GIRLS ROCK!: Patti Labelle is a known diva and Queen Latifah does not consider herself one, but both will be among those honored as part of the Black Girls Rock! awards show on BET. Black Girls Rock! founder Beverly Bond announced the show’s honorees in a statement on Monday. Other honorees include tennis champion Venus Williams, screenwriter/producer Mara Brock Akil, ballet dancer Misty Copeland, community organizer Ameena Matthews and children’s rights advocate Marian Wright Edelman. Actresses Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King return as hosts of the ceremony, which will air Nov. 3. It will be taped this month at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. Black Girls Rock! is a nonprofit organization that mentors young black girls and works to fight negative images of black women in the media.
Lady A reschedules: Just an hour after unveiling a Jan. 11 concert by Keith Urban, Target Center had to announce the postponement of its Dec. 5 date with another popular pop-country act, Lady Antebellum. The new Lady A date is set for Feb. 7, just one of 60 concerts postponed on the Nashville trio’s upcoming tour for reasons not explained. The group put off touring this summer as singer Hillary Scott became a mom in July. All Dec. 5 tickets will be honored Feb. 7, and more seats are available. Tickets to Urban’s concert with openers Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. for $37-$82 via AXS.com, 1-888-929-7849 or the arena box office.