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Published:Monday | September 29, 2014 | 12:00 AM
George Clooney (right) and his wife Amal Alamuddin cruise the Grand Canal after leaving the Aman luxury Hotel in Venice, Italy, yesterday. ContributeD

Ben Affleck has congratulated George Clooney on his wedding.

The Argo star may have been absent as the 53-year-old tied the knot with human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin in Venice on Saturday, but has offered warm words to the happy couple and wishes them "the best".

When asked why he wasn't present at his pal's nuptials, Ben - who is currently promoting his new movie Gone Girl in the United States - joked: "Yeah. Some people have to work and everybody else gets to be in Venice."

George wed the brunette beauty, 36, at the luxury seven-star Aman Canal Grande resort in front of around 100 guests including Cindy Crawford and her husband Rande Gerber, Matt Damon and his wife Luciana, Emily Blunt, Bill Murray, and Vogue editor Anna Wintour.

Crystal breaks

Billy Crystal broke down at Robin Williams' memorial service.

The 66-year-old actor - who previously paid tribute to the star at this year's Emmy Awards in Los Angeles - hosted the touching ceremony at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco, USA, on Saturday and was left "in tears" as he paid his last respects to his late friend during the "beautiful" service.

An insider told US Weekly: "He was in tears."

A close friend of the Williams family told People.com: "The ceremony was such a beautiful tribute and celebration of Robin's life. There was so much joy as well as tears. He touched so many, many people's lives and brought so much happiness and light."

According to the site, guests - including Bette Midler, Whoopi Goldberg, Ben Stiller, George Lucas, Penny Marshall, Danny DeVito as well as Robin's children Zak, 31, Zelda, 25, and Cody, 22 and his widow Susan Schneider - received heartfelt souvenir ribbon wristbands from the memorial that read: "Love the stillness of life."

Lucky Lopez

Jennifer Lopez has been involved in a car crash.

The Get Right hitmaker and her friend Leah Remini were travelling down the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, on Saturday when they were rear ended by a drunk driver who smashed into the back of their vehicle and quickly fled the scene.

The pair - who are thought to have been taking the American Idol judge's new car for a spin - were left shaken by the incident and quickly called police to share details of the hit-and-run.

The authorities soon caught up with the intoxicated pickup truck driver a short distance from the crash and arrested him on suspicion of DUI and hit-and-run, reports gossip website TMZ.com.