Double kudos Rush............
Saturday, June 5th 2010
It's wedding bells for Rush Limbaugh – for the fourth time.
The conservative firebrand, 59, will exchange vows Saturday in Florida with Kathryn Rogers – a blond bombshell half his age – in a lavish Hawaiian-themed wedding bash headlined by none-other-than Sir Elton John.
It's an odd pairing considering El Rushbo's history of anti-gay commentary on his conservative radio show and the openly gay "Tiny Dancer" singer's longtime commitment to gay rights.
The Palm Beach Post reported the British superstar will pocket $1 million for playing the wedding reception at the posh Breakers Hotel.
The hotel has reportedly staffed about 50 additional security guards for the event.
Limbaugh and Rogers, 33, hosted a rehearsal dinner luau for 400 close friends and family at the hotel Friday night and the wedding will take place at Limbaugh's beachfront mansion at an undisclosed time.
Rogers told the Post in 2008 that the couple's age gap is part of what makes the romance work.
"I grew up so differently, traveling around the world, that I'm sometimes not able to relate to the average person my age," Rogers said. "Rush has such amazing experience."
The always outspoken radio talk show host has been uncharacteristically tight-lipped about his wedding plans – posting only a vague note on his website that he would be "out until Tuesday, June 15."
He made a plea for privacy in an e-mail statement to the Post.
"We try to live our lives as normal people. We do not seek media attention.We do not want it, especially for this," he wrote.
Limbaugh met Rogers in 2004 at a celebrity golf tournament.
He was divorcing his third wife at the time and the pair has dated for three years.
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