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December 11, 2003

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Costello, Krall wed

New York -- Jazz singer Diana Krall has tied the knot with her beau of one year, Elvis Costello, in a wedding outside London.

The couple married Saturday night in a ceremony at Elton John's castle, the Globe and Mail reported Tuesday.

About 150 guests, including Paul McCartney and Canada's consul general to New York, Pamela Wallin, were sworn to secrecy. Krall grew up outside Vancouver.

The 39-year-old jazz singer and Costello, 49, live in New York and have a home on Vancouver Island.

The marriage is a first for Krall. Costello has divorced twice.

More wedding bells

Santa Barbara, Calif. -- Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin are married, according to the Santa Barbara County Clerk-Recorder's Office.

Last week, Paltrow announced she was expecting their first child next summer.

County officials confirmed that the couple applied for a license last Friday, and that appears to be the date they tied the knot, in a short, secret ceremony.

An official in the county office told The Associated Press Wednesday that documents show the marriage happened but provided no other details, such as the exact date and location.

This is the first marriage for Paltrow, 31, and Martin, 26.

Diggs gets 'Wicked'

New York -- Taye Diggs is joining his wife, Idina Menzel, in the Broadway musical "Wicked" for a four-week run.

Diggs will play Fiyero, the romantic lead in the show, which is based on Gregory Maguire's cult novel about the two witches of Oz. Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth star as the witches and Joel Grey plays the Wizard of Oz.

The 32-year-old actor replaces Norbert Leo Butz, who's on a leave of absence because of a back injury. Diggs will appear in "Wicked" through Jan. 18.

Diggs previously played lawyer Billy Flynn on Broadway in "Chicago" and appeared in "Rent." His films include the movie version of "Chicago" and "How Stella Got Her Groove Back."

Kressley pens fashion book

New York -- Carson Kressley, fashion sage on the cable TV show "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy," will write a book on men's fashion to be published by Dutton in fall 2004.

The book, not yet titled, will feature Kressley's "inimitable trademark wit and fashion wisdom," and "will cover the simple sartorial staples of style -- from ascots to zippers," Dutton said in a statement Tuesday.

"From the 10 shoes every man should own, to the final word on whether it is boxers or briefs, Carson explains in four-color detail exactly how a man can make the most of his look," the publisher said. The announcement was made by Carole Baron, president of Dutton.

"Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" airs on Bravo.

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