Take the New York Post‘s report that Kansas City refugee Jason Sudeikis will marry Olivia Wilde in upstate New York. Prior to that the couple’s pending nuptials were either a) unreported and unknown or b) rumored by Lawrence, Kansas insiders to be penciled in for Jayhawkville.
But this just in…
You may recall that a trusted source spoke to one of Wilde’s reps in January who claimed to be in town to scout possible wedding sites. Like the historic Eldridge Hotel downtown.
Fast forward now to the present where almost everybody who can type is riffing on the Post report, saying upstate New York is where the wedding will go down a year from now.
I’m here to tell you that in basketball terminology, that report could be a head fake.
Look, the Sudeikis-Wilde wedding (if it even ever happens) is unlikely to be the kind of affair news organizations charter helicopters and submarines to spy on. I could be wrong, but in the scheme of things at this point in time, it’s not anything approaching the wedding of the decade.
Not that there aren’t plenty of paparazzi out there who’d love to crash it.
Hence the Post report in the first place. Because who wants that kind of annoyance? Probably not Sudeikis and Wilde.
So maybe they put out a phony timetable and location story and have a nice, quiet wedding Kansas City and/or Lawrence style.
“Since Valentine’s Day we’ve had three different people in the store saying that they were in town checking out venues for a wedding – a Hollywood wedding,” says one Lawrence source. “So I don’t know if they’re bluffing on New York or not, but it’s interesting.”
Did any of the three parties mention names?
No, but come on,” says the source. “Three different people, three different times, and one was a couple and they were from LA. So I said, What are you guys in town for?’ And they said, ‘We’re just scouting a location.’
” ‘A location for what?’ I asked. ‘And they said, ‘We’re just looking for locations for a wedding.’ And I said, ‘Why would you get married here when you could get married in California?’ And they said they wanted a more private location here due to privacy needs and reporters.”
Still seems like KC – where Sudeikis’ family’s from – makes more sense.
“Well, that may be,” the source concedes. “Maybe this is where the bachelor or bachelorette party is.”
By the way, props to Sudeikis for keeping his home towns not just in mind, but on the front burner. He’s bringing Wilde to the Midland gig next week, and check out his hats in the photos. KC on one and KU on the other.
Not everybody who escapes from Kansas City wants to make a big deal about being from here like Sudeikis, Rob Riggle and Paul Rudd.