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Jason Kennedy ties the knot, Birdman Andersen a rocker

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If pictures can tell the story, Jason Kennedy is a very happily married man.

The E! News anchor, who was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, tied the knot Friday with fashion blogger Lauren Scruggs at the Four Seasons in her hometown of Dallas.

In one romantic pic on E!’s website, anchor, the 33-year-old groom (his birthday was Dec. 11) and 26-year-old bride share a passionate kiss while standing next to a lavish pink and white wedding cake.

“Lauren changed everything for me, and I can’t believe I get to spend the rest of my life with her,” Kennedy, a University of Miami and Westminster Academy alum, said in a a statement.

The devout couple met when Kennedy’s E! colleague Giuliana Rancic interviewed Scruggs, who lost her hand and eye in a helicopter propeller accident in December 2011 and wrote a book about her recovery, Still Lolo.

See the nuptials for yourself when The Kennedy Wedding: Jason and Lauren Get Married premieres 8 p.m. Monday on (where else?) E!

TOUGH HOLIDAY

Brandon Berry dodged one bullet only to be hit with another. The Fillmore’s general manager was treated for lymphoma earlier this year and getting his life back on track. But in the early hours of Dec. 7, after working the Phil Collins charity concert, his car was hit by another vehicle that reportedly left the scene. Berry was taken to Ryder Memorial Trauma Center in Miami with multiple fractures. The married father of two also suffered damage to a lung. Friends and family have set up a page on www.gofundme.com/brandonberry to help alleviate some of the medical expenses. Berry is expected to be in the hospital for at least another six weeks.

NEW DEAL

Miami Heat power forward/center Chris “Birdman” Anderson is hard to miss these days. His image is splayed out on various billboards around town, touting the tattoo enthusiast’s partnership with Hard Rock Energy Drink.

Although the name Hard Rock (distributed by Enterprise Beverage Group, a subsidiary of the Seminole Tribe of Florida) is more synonymous with music than sports, the endorsement makes sense, says Andersen.

“In my previous life, I think I actually was a rock ‘n’ roller. But now I’m an athlete,” says the 36-year-old native Californian in an edgy video shot at C&I Studios in Fort Lauderdale (think scantily clad ladies). “This is the way the cards were dealt to me.”

MADELEINE MARR

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