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May 19, 2008


Ashlee Simpson, Pete Wentz marry

Los Angeles - Don't be surprised to find Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz grinning like Cheshire cats - they're newlyweds.

The pop-star little sis of Jessica Simpson and the Fall Out Boy bassist tied the knot Saturday night at her parents' Los Angeles-area home with an "Alice in Wonderland" theme, according to People magazine.

Simpson, 23, and Wentz, 28, exchanged vows at the property in Encino, a bedroom community in the San Fernando Valley. Joe Simpson, her father, performed the non-denominational ceremony and sister Jessica was the maid of honor, the magazine said.

People also reported Saturday that the couple are expecting a child together, which both Simpson and Wentz have long denied.

Simpson and Wentz began dating in fall 2006 and announced their engagement April 9.

'Prince Caspian' rules at the box office

Los Angeles - "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" dethroned "Iron Man" as ruler at the box office, pulling down $56.6 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

The Walt Disney Co.'s action sequel took in less domestically in its opening weekend than "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe," which sold $65.6 million in North America in its debut weekend in December 2005.

But Disney expects the PG-rated movie, based on the C.S. Lewis fantasy series, to ride high through the coming Memorial Day weekend. The first "Narnia" tale grossed $745 million worldwide over its theatrical run.

Marvel Studios' "Iron Man" slipped to second place after two weeks at No. 1 with $31.2 million, bringing its domestic total to $222.5 million.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Media By Numbers LLC.:

1. "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian," $56.6 million.

2. "Iron Man," $31.2 million.

3. "What Happens in Vegas," $13.9 million.

4. "Speed Racer," $7.6 million.

5. "Baby Mama," $4.6 million.

6. "Made of Honor," $4.5 million.

7. "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," $2.5 million.

8. "Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay," $1.8 million.

9. "The Forbidden Kingdom," $1 million.

10. "The Visitor," $687,000.


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