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Buzz is building that Chelsea Clinton will get married on Martha's Vineyard this summer. Sources on the island tell us that the former first daughter will wed Marc Mezvinsky at Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen's home in Chilmark this August. The wedding coincides with President Barack Obama's rumored vacation on the Vineyard. To prepare for the A-list affair, Danson and Steenburgen are said to be doing extensive renovations on their property. Vineyard caterer Jaime Hamlin, who helped throw one of Bill Clinton's birthday parties on the island, said there's plenty of local excitement about Chelsea's upcoming nuptials, especially among vendors who hope to get some business from the Clintons. "They haven't called me yet," Hamlin joked. "Maybe they will." The young Clinton met Mezvinsky years ago through her parents. He is the son of former Iowa congressman Edward Mezvinsky, and like Chelsea, studied at Stanford University in California.

Updated:

A spokesman for former president Bill Clinton is denying reports that Chelsea Clinton will get married on Martha's Vineyard this summer.
Matthew McKenna said Saturday that the former first daughter is not getting married to boyfriend Marc Mezvinsky on the island in August. The Globe reported in today's editions that islanders are abuzz about a possible Clinton wedding at the Chilmark home of actors Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen's home.
"She's not getting married on the Vineyard or anywhere else this summer," said McKenna. "It's absolutely not true."
The Clintons have long vacationed on the island, and President Barack Obama and his family are rumored to be spending the last two weeks of August this summer.
The Clintons' vacations brought the international spotlight and electrifying a quiet island known for long stretches of empty beaches. The normally sleepy hideaway thrummed as it was crisscrossed with motorcades and its population swelled with the arrival of White House staffers, reporters and TV correspondents, and Secret Service agents.

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