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Update: Art Smith's charity wedding goody bags, not quite a cash cow


Art Smith on "Top Chef." (David Giesbrecht/Bravo/NBCUPB via AP Images)

Back in July, celebrity chef Art Smith and his fiancé, artist Jesus Salgueiro, offered companies a chance to sponsor guest gift bags at their wedding. That meant donating 350 ritzy goodies, plus paying a fee -- with a portion of the proceeds going to Common Threads, Smith's favorite charity. All for a good cause, right?

Smith and Salgueiro tied the knot Saturday; so how much did their nuptials rake in? "So far, we've received $21,800," says Linda Novick O'Keefe, the charity's executive director. "We're expecting more to come in the next few days, even weeks."

The guest list included Moby (who DJ'ed), Fox News anchor Chris Wallace, interior designer Nate Berkus. ... but not Smith's best-bud and former employer, Oprah. According to O'Keefe, the talk-show guru spent the weekend at the funeral for the mother of her partner, Stedman Graham.

By The Reliable Source  |  August 24, 2010; 1:04 AM ET
 
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