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Kim Kardashian, right, and her fiance, NBA basketball player Kris Humphries, arrive at the Kardashian Kollection launch party in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011.
By From wire service reports

Kim Kardashian (photo) and Kris Humphries are set to be married Saturday in a lavish, made-for-TV celebration of love, devotion and product placement. The reality-TV bombshell and her pro-basketball boyfriend will wed at a canyon estate in Montecito, Calif. The exact location of the black-tie ceremony has been kept secret, but everything else about the extravaganza — the dress designer, the cake maker, the stationer, the gift registry, the Kardashian-brand perfume — has been touted ‘til death do us part on celebrity websites, entertainment shows and Kardashian’s own blog and Twitter pages. The bridesmaids are even wearing green. The marriage will be Kardashian’s second and Humphries’ first. (She was previously married to music producer Damon Thomas from 2000 to 2004.) … Former U.S. Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell says she walked off Piers Morgan’s CNN show because of what she described as his “very inappropriate, creepy line of questioning.” The Delaware Republican said Friday on NBC’s “Today” show that she wanted to stop the “borderline sexual harassment that was going on.” O’Donnell had been invited to appear on Morgan’s show Wednesday to promote her new book. Morgan asked her during the interview whether she still believes masturbation is wrong and supports total abstinence. O’Donnell has made comments in the past about opposing masturbation. Afterward, O’Donnell became angry when Morgan asked her if she supported gay marriage. She said Morgan was “borderline being a little bit rude.” Someone later said off-camera to O’Donnell that it was “time to go,” and she left.

BACK TO THE FUTURE Cpt. Brian Fielder, commander of the Rhode Island National Guard’s 1207th support company, hugs his son 19-month-old Hoah upon his return to North Kingstown, RI., on Friday from a one-year deployment in Kuwait, where his unit oversaw security for convoys moving in and out of Iraq.

AP Photo by Stephan Savoia

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