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Ben Roethlisberger Spends over $100,000 on Wedding Reception

After hearing the recent details about the wedding reception of Ben Roethlisberger and Ashley Harlan, I started thinking: there might be a way rich athletes can help stimulate the American economy. If more wealthy athletes and celebrities bite the bullet and have a wedding the only way they know how — with unnecessary luxuries — we can start pumping hundreds of thousands of dollars into the economy. Just ask those involved with Big Ben’s wedding reception.

According to the Pittsburgh Tribune, Roethlisberger paid $113,265 to rent the Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom.  The cost included 10 meeting rooms, a convention room, and all 750 parking spaces in the venue’s parking garage.  The price tag did not include catering, floral decorations, additional security or transportation.

The catering company Ben and Ashley used, Common Plea Catering, would not disclose how much the food cost but John Smith, the owner of All Occasion Catering in Robinson, said he’s sure it would have cost somewhere in the $300-$500 range.  More than 600 guests were served, so that should give you an idea of the additional cost of food.

The catering company alone used more than 150 employees at the reception.  The wedding planner, Sheila Weiner, is believed to have added a 10-figure number to the overall cost.  So you see the point.  More of these highly-paid athletes need to start popping the question so we can dig our way out of this recession.  We need to get out of this funk as quickly as possible, and they can always do the normal thing and get divorced.  It’s all about doing your duty as an American.

P.S. – No word of a stunningly well-done wedding video yet, but we’ll keep you posted.

Pictures: Jonathan Toews’ Girlfriend Gabrielle Velasquez is Insanely Hot

I’m starting to get the feeling Jonathan Toews has the best everything. Two years ago, the Blackhawks captain had the best hockey team in the NHL.  This past season, he had by far the most intense “history will be made” commercial promoting the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  Now, it has come to the public’s attention that Toews could possibly have the hottest girlfriend in hockey.

More than half a year has passed since we added to Steve’s smokin’ hot sports girlfriends, but Gabrielle Velasquez has forced our hand.  If you believe in the higher powers shutting a door and opening a window, you can use Velasquez to fill the void left by Rory McIlroy’s girlfriend Holly Sweeney saying goodbye.  A Barstool Sports reader sent in some pictures of Velasquez after she and Toews were spotted enjoying a Cubs game over the weekend. We quickly decided they must be shared with the world.  Check out these pictures of Jonathan Toews girlfriend Gabrielle Velasquez, courtesy of Barstool:

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Jay Cutler Reportedly Dumped Kristin Cavallari, Engagement Off

With all due respect to Kristin Cavallari, we really couldn’t understand how anyone could get married to Jay Cutler. He’s an off-putting guy who doesn’t seem like much fun to be around. We’ve even heard that most NFL players do not like him. So maybe the dissolution of their relationship is a good thing.

People Magazine reported Sunday that the engagement between the couple was off. “She got dumped,” a source told the magazine. “She’s absolutely devastated. She can’t believe this is happening.”

The couple got engaged in April and were planning a wedding for next spring. They even had an engagement party last week, according to Cavallari’s twitter.

People says Cavallari was spotted Saturday night Cavallari at a club in LA without her engagement ring. “She was hanging out at a table with Nicky Hilton and Alessandra Ambrosio,” a source tells PEOPLE. “She was telling friends how they called off the engagement.”

Cavallari seemed to come across as a supportive girlfriend, tweeting how pleased she was when the Bears drafted an offensive lineman to help protect Jay. While she’s probably disappointed, this is likely the best outcome for her in the long run.

Thanks to Sharapova’s Thigh for the tip

Rory McIlroy Now with Caroline Wozniacki After Breaking Up with Holly Sweeney?

Mere weeks after Rory McIlroy raved about his longtime girlfriend Holly Sweeney who helped keep him grounded, we’re learning that the couple has split. The timing of the announcement is quite curious — just last week McIlroy talked about having to beg to get Sweeney back after they had broken up at the beginning of the year. On Monday however, McIlroy’s management team confirmed the couple has broken up. But that’s not the end of the story.

Busted Racquet informs us that tennis blogger Omes Tennis caught a picture of Rory McIlroy and world No. 1 tennis player Caroline Wozniacki hanging out together in London Sunday night. Omes Tennis had a change of heart and decided to pull the photo, but it hasn’t changed that we now have a huge love story on our hands.

Omes Tennis not only caught a shot of them hanging out together at All Bar One in Central London, they also got a shot of the two kissing:

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Adrian Peterson Says He Would Kiss Halle Berry’s Feet

Believe it or not, athletes and celebrities have celebrity crushes too.  While there are guys like Shaquille O’Neal who crush hard on other men, there are others who would go to great lengths for a chance to meet their celebrity crush.  One of those people is Adrian Peterson, who has a crush on Halle Berry that could frighten some people and give Rex Ryan a woody.

“I have to meet Halle Berry,” Peterson told ESPN Wednesday on the ESPYs red carpet. “She’s a gorgeous woman. I don’t kiss feet at all, but she has good features and her feet are one of those features. So, you know, I’d kiss her feet.”

Don’t get me wrong, I think Halle is great.  She might be a little too old for feet kissing though, even if you’re into that kind of thing.  If Rex Ryan really does drool over his wife’s feet we know he would completely agree with Peterson.  My main question has to do with Adrian saying she has good features and her feet are one of those features.  Does he mean she has all good features so obviously her feet are a good feature, or is he telling us he has scoped out Halle Berry’s feet before?  Whatever revs your engine, I guess.

Elin Nordegren’s New Boyfriend Reportedly Is Billionaire Heir Jamie Dingman

You didn’t really think Elin Nordegren would remain down after Tiger Woods’ sex scandal was revealed, did you? I mean, you don’t land Tiger Woods in the first place by being ugly, so it’s no surprise that Elin has taken up with another wealthy man.

According to the New York Post via FOXSports.com, Elin is dating investor Jamie Dingman. Dingman is the son of billionaire Michael Dingman, and he’s known for playing around with his father’s money. He’s also reportedly dated Bridget Moynahan, who is Tom Brady’s ex.

The Post writes “He’s never been so happy. He and Elin have strong feelings for each other,” a friend said. “He’s a classic all-American guy. He’s handsome, a total gentleman and low-key. He’s never been in the press. Elin’s a very lucky girl; he’s a great guy but very private.”

They say the couple has recently spent time in Florida and Sweden. Oh yeah, and Dingman does not play golf, which is a good thing given what Elin can do with a nine iron (allegedly).

In case you forgot how attractive Elin is, here are some pictures to remind you.

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Tony Romo and Candice Crawford Wedding Video is Kind of Weird

Tony Romo has never been one to try to hide his relationships.  Considering some of the women he has dated, why would he?  Just before going on IR, Romo proposed to the woman he is now married to, Candice Crawford.  TMZ was right there to capture the very public moment — right where Romo wanted them to be I’m sure.

While there will be many who think the Tony Romo and Candice Crawford wedding video is just darling, I find it to be a bit strange.  The production quality is almost too good.  Two people getting married is a very real thing.  The short video Crawford and Romo likely paid a fortune for to capture their special day seems a bit more like a promo video for one of the top resorts in Hawaii.  Check it out.

Side note: I don’t think Romo pulled off the white tuxedo.  Whatever makes you happy, right?  H/T to ESPN Dallas via Sportress of Blogitude.