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July 11, 2001


Barrymore, Green wed

This time, they say it's for real.

Drew Barrymore formally wed Tom Green in a small outdoor ceremony last weekend in Malibu, Calif., her publicist said Tuesday.

The couple has routinely joked about being married on talk shows and during other public appearances in recent months. Green said in April that they had eloped in March.

A new villain role

Dennis Hopper plans to star in a new action-adventure TV series.

Hopper has agreed to appear in 22 episodes of "Flatland," which The Hollywood Reporter characterized Monday as a cross between "The Matrix" and "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon."

The series, which has yet to find a distributor in the United States, chronicles the experiences of three youths trapped in a bizarre fourth dimension where time and space intersect.

The mysterious villain Mr. Smith, played by Hopper, controls the strange universe.

Big as Texas

BR5-49's new album, "This Is BR549," is off to a good start, with the first single, "Too Lazy to Work, Too Nervous to Steal," getting some early airplay.

"We passed the Texas litmus test," singer-guitarist Chuck Mead told The Associated Press. "KIKK (radio) has added the single down in Houston. Texas is pretty country."

The 40-year-old Mead, from Lawrence, who wrote the single, said the band's songwriting has been overshadowed by its vast repertoire of country music classics.

"When you have a five-hour shift to cover, unless you're Bob Dylan, you can't cover that with original songs," he said. "People would come up to you and give you $5 to play a song. That's how we were making our living."

Mama's little girl

Wynonna says she loves her mother, Naomi Judd, but singing with her on their reunion tour last year was a trying experience.

In fact, it was more like "a nightmare," Wynonna said.

"It's like going back to live with your parents again. You shouldn't do it," Wynonna said from her home in Franklin, Tenn.

She said her mother still views her as the naive teen-age singer who leaned on her on and offstage when the singing duo The Judds began their ascent to country music stardom nearly 20 years ago.

"I'd be rockin' on stage and gettin' into it, and she'd come over and want to pinch my cheeks and hold my hand," Wynonna said.

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