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November 15, 2004

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Star's wedding star-studded

New York -- Star Jones, co-host of ABC's "The View," married banker Al Reynolds in a lavish Park Avenue bash.

Notables ranging from Spike Lee to Sen. Hillary Clinton packed into St. Bartholomew's Church on Saturday to watch Jones, 42, who wore a a designer strapless wedding dress with a 27-foot train, exchange vows with Reynolds.

With songstress Patti LaBelle performing, and a bridal party including Natalie Cole, Vivica A. Fox and Holly Robinson Peete, the storybook wedding lasted until 8 p.m. before moving to the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel for an equally celebrity-heavy reception.

"I smiled a lot," said Jones' "The View" co-host Barbara Walters. "I was happy for her. She had the biggest smile I've ever seen."

A prince's simple life

Buenos Aires, Argentina -- Britain's Prince Harry arrived in Argentina for a stay of several weeks to work on a polo horse farm before he's scheduled to join the British army next year.

The 20-year-old landed Friday in Buenos Aires and was expected to spend most of his time at a working ranch in the Argentine countryside, local media reported.

Some British press reports suggested the trip to Argentina was intended to keep the prince out of sight of the paparazzi before he begins studies at the Royal Military Academy at Sundhurst in January.

The visit by Harry comes less than a month after he scuffled with a photographer outside a London nightclub. The photographer, who suffered a cut lip, accused Harry of striking him without provocation in the Oct. 21 altercation. Royal officials said Harry was hit in the face with a camera and pushed back.

U2 to start tour in Florida

Los Angeles -- Look for U2 to start its world tour March 1 in Florida in support of its new album, the band's manager, Paul McGuinness, told Billboard. He did not specify in what Florida city the band would kick off its tour.

"We'll play approximately 35 shows in the arenas in the spring in the U.S.," McGuinness said. U2 will then play 30 stadium shows across Europe, return to North America for another 35-date arena swing and finish up in Japan and Australia.

The band's album, "How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb," will be released Nov. 23 in the United States, and a day earlier internationally.

'Incredibles' derails 'Express'

Los Angeles -- Santa Claus could not conquer "The Incredibles."

The cartoon superhero hit retained the top slot at the box office for a second weekend, taking in $51 million to fend off animated newcomer "The Polar Express," a Christmas tale that debuted at No. 2 with $23.5 million.

Rounding out the top 10 were:

3. "After the Sunset," $11.5 million.

4. "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason," $8.9 million

5. "Seed of Chucky," $8.8 million.

6. "Ray," $8.4 million.

7. "The Grudge," $7.1 million.

8. "Saw," $6.4 million.

9. "Shall We Dance?" $4.1 million.

10. "Alfie," $2.8 million.

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