Lance Bass' televised nuptials could be 'gay wedding of the decade'

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Lance Bass is getting hitched, and everybody is invited. Through the magic of television, at least.

The former 'N Sync singer announced Tuesday that E! is filming his wedding to actor Michael Turchin for a 90-minute special, “Lance Loves Michael: The Lance Bass Wedding.”

In addition to “borderline tacky” festivities, Bass promises an 'N Sync reunion.

“I couldn't imagine getting married without those boys being right there!,” he told E!

He'll have to try, because Justin Timberlake, the only member of 'N Sync to escape the howling pit of total obscurity, will be on tour during Bass' Dec. 20 nuptials.

Weddings are boring enough, especially weddings that don't include a free buffet afterward. But Bass said this one, which E! called the “gay wedding of the decade,” will have some merit.

“As a little kid from Mississippi, I would have loved to have seen something like this on my television because there's a lot of little kids out there in small towns that need something like this,” Bass said.

JOAQUIN GOES WILD, AGAIN

What the heck was going on during Joaquin Phoenix's whacked-out appearance on David Letterman's show? No, not his infamous 2009 appearance, in which he frequently lapsed into silence and prompted Letterman to quip, “I'm sorry you couldn't be here tonight.”

While visiting “The Late Show” on Monday to promote his film “Inherent Vice,” Phoenix announced his engagement to his yoga instructor and rolled around on the floor demonstrating “the harnessing of the hog,” a supposed yoga pose, The Associated Press reported.

On Tuesday, he cleared things up without actually making any sense.

“I think, like, my life is so boring, it seemed like it was something exciting to talk about,” Phoenix said on “Good Morning America,” admitting that he's not getting hitched. “I just want the audience to like me and they really like people who are getting married.”

QUICK TAKES

Comedian Margaret Cho busked in the Mission on Tuesday to raise awareness about homelessness. Volunteers handed out food and clothing, and stylists from Glama-Rama on Valencia Street provided free haircuts. … In a shocking twist, the first trailer for “San Andreas,” a disaster flick that filmed in The City in July, does not show the Golden Gate Bridge being destroyed

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

49ers safety Eric Reid is 23. … Actress Raven-Symone (“That's So Raven”) is 29. … Drummer Meg White of the White Stripes is 40. … Drummer Walter Orange of the Commodores is 68. … Singer Chad Stuart of Chad and Jeremy is 73.

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