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November 14, 2006

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'Grey's Anatomy' star to wed

New York - "Grey's Anatomy" star Ellen Pompeo and her boyfriend, record producer Chris Ivery, are engaged, Pompeo's publicist confirmed Monday.

Ivery, 38, proposed to the actress on Friday, her 37th birthday, after breakfast at home, publicist Jennifer Allen told The Associated Press. The Boston-area natives, who have been dating for three years, have not yet set a wedding date, Allen said.

Pompeo juggles work and a dramatic love life as Dr. Meredith Grey on the ABC show. Her movie credits include "Old School," "Daredevil" and "Catch Me If You Can."

Cruise arrives for nuptials

Rome - Tom Cruise flew into a Rome airport on a private jet, airport officials said, setting off a frenzy among media and fans anticipating the star's high-profile wedding to Katie Holmes.

Cruise arrived Monday at Rome's small Ciampino airport from Los Angeles with about 10 people, including his mother and his three children, airport officials said.

The 44-year-old actor and Holmes, 27, are set to marry at an undisclosed Italian location Saturday. Speculation on the location has focused on Odescalchi Castle on Lake Bracciano, near the capital. The romantic 15th-century castle, with its halls and gardens, can host up to 1,400 guests.

Local officials and residents remain tight-lipped, and Bracciano's mayor has only acknowledged that authorities received a request to clear the square in front of the castle.

Some 100 fans mingled with photographers and camera crews in front of the Hassler, the luxury Rome hotel on top of the Spanish Steps where Cruise was said by airport officials to be staying.

Holmes and Cruise became engaged in June 2005. Their daughter, Suri, was born April 18.

Cruise, has two children, 13-year-old Isabella and 11-year-old Connor, from his marriage to Nicole Kidman. Kidman and Cruise divorced in 2001 after 10 years of marriage.

Wax wedding nixed

Las Vegas - Organizers of a fantasy wedding on the Las Vegas Strip between Hollywood's hottest unmarried couple got cold feet.

Madame Tussauds nixed the plan to stage a depiction of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt tying the knot after a representative for Pitt protested, representatives for the actor and the wax museum said Monday.

"I personally found it a little odd that they were re-creating a wedding that never really happened," said Cindy Guagenti, Los Angeles-based spokeswoman for Pitt. "As Brad's representative, I found it disturbing."

The Brangelina wedding had been scheduled for Wednesday to mark the unveiling of a Jolie wax figure. Pitt's already got one.

The scene would have had wax figures of George Clooney, standing in as best man, and the Rev. Robert Schuller, pastor and president of the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, Calif., officiating.

Wax witnesses would have included the likenesses of the likes of Elvis, Liberace, John Wayne, Bugsy Siegel, Frank Sinatra, Ben Affleck and Luciano Pavarotti.

Instead, Jolie's wax figure will be introduced Wednesday, without the wedding bells.

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