VIPs pour into Florence to fete Kardashian-Kanye

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Fans crowd outside Forte Belvedere in Florence, Italy, Saturday, May 24, 2014. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West will wed and host a reception at Florence's imposing 16th-century Belvedere Fort on May 24, according to a spokeswoman at the Florence mayor's office. The couple rented the fort, located next to Florence's famed Boboli Gardens, for 300,000 euros ($410,000) and a Protestant minister will preside over the ceremony. Belvedere Fort was built in 1590, believed using plans by Don Giovanni de' Medici. Located near the Arno River, it offers a panoramic view of Florence and the surrounding Tuscan hills. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
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FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Hollywood celebrities are adding star power to the Renaissance splendor of Florence, as VIPs arrive for what is rumored to be the wedding of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West in a 16th-century fort.

The city's mayor's office has said the couple rented Belvedere Fort for a wedding to be performed Saturday by a Protestant minister.

Among the notable sightings in town were Steve McQueen, director of Oscar-winner "12 Years a Slave," and Lala Anthony, wife of NY Knicks basketball star Carmelo Anthony. Also spotted was a Givenchy shopping bag carried by the VIPs' aides, containing what Sky TG24 TV said was a white and lacey garment.

The reality TV star and West were spotted shopping at Givenchy in Paris earlier this week.

West, 36, proposed to Kardashian, 33, in October.

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