It's entirely possible that Mike Cassesso and MaiLien Le were secretly the organizers of the government shutdown, which meant they could no longer hold their wedding at a national monument, just so Stephen Colbert would invite them over to get hitched on his show. And it's likely all this happened just so Mike and MaiLen could say Mandy Patinkin performed at their wedding.

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Liana Maeby grew up in Los Angeles and it has made her just as terrible as you'd expect. A graduate of USC's film school, she previously worked as an editor for, and has written for publications like Interview and The Village Voice. Her first book, a satirical work entitled "Earl Can Hurl (You Can Hurl Too)" written when she was eight, remains unpublished.