Names in the news, June 27

Posted June 26, 2011, at 9:17 p.m.

Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz, who play husband and wife in an upcoming film, have taken the roles to heart. Robin Baun of Slate PR, which represents Craig, said Saturday that the actor and Weisz have married. She did not offer any details. The British actors had been quietly dating. Craig is the latest James Bond and will star in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” Weisz won an Academy Award for “The Constant Gardener” and starred in “The Mummy.” The pair costar as a married couple in the unreleased film “Dream House.” The 43-year-old Craig had a longtime girlfriend, Satsuki Mitchell, and has a daughter from a previous relationship. The 41-year-old Weisz was in a relationship with director Darren Aronofsky (“Black Swan”), with whom she has a son. … Rep. Michele Bachmann is set to announce her candidacy for the Republican nomination for president on Monday. She’ll be in her birthplace of Waterloo, Iowa, for the kickoff event. Meanwhile over the weekend she deflected allegations that she and her family benefited from government assistance programs. “My husband and I did not get the money,” the Minnesota Republican said on television shows Sunday. The Los Angeles Times reported Sunday that Bachmann portrayed herself as a fiscal conservative while a counseling clinic run by her husband received nearly $30,000 from the state of Minnesota in the past five years, some of which came from the federal government and a family farm in Wisconsin, for which she is listed as a partner, received about $260,000 in federal subsidies. … Jerry Lewis was hospitalized Friday after he was unable to perform at a show in suburban Sydney, Australia, but his publicist said he was simply overtired and was released after a few hours. The 85-year-old actor, comedian and tireless advocate for muscular dystrophy research is on a fundraising tour for the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation Australia.

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