- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Wedding in wax

Organizers of a fantasy wedding on the Las Vegas Strip for one of Hollywood’s hottest unmarried couples apparently have gotten cold feet, Associated Press reports. Madame Tussauds nixed its plan to stage a depiction of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt tying the knot after a representative for Mr. 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 Mr. Pitt. “As Brad’s representative, I found it disturbing.”

More wedding stuff

While we’re on the subject of engagements and weddings, it’s important to let you know that Katie Holmeswill not be wearing bargain-basement undies under her Giorgio Armani-designed wedding gown.

The future Mrs. Tom Cruise bought up a mess of underthings at Le Bra Lingerie in West Hollywood, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said in yesterday’s editions, citing a report by Jeannette Wallsof MSNBC. According to the paper, the $3,000 the actress spent included a bra that cost $440, a $340 thong, a garter belt for $220 and silk stockings that went for $95.

Miss Katie also picked out a lace bra with Swarovski crystals for $380 and matching thong with crystals for $175.

The nuptials are scheduled for Saturday.

U2 prevails

The Irish rockers of U2 yesterday won a court battle with a former stylist they claimed had taken important memorabilia without permission nearly two decades ago, AP reports.

Lola Cashman told Dublin’s High Court that U2 frontman Bono had given her several items as gifts during U2’s Joshua Tree tour in 1987 — including an iconic Stetson hat, a pair of metal earrings, a green sweat shirt and a pair of black trousers, all worn by Bono. However, after a protracted legal dispute that saw Bono take the witness box, Judge Michael Peart ruled that on the balance of probability, the items had not been given to Miss Cashman as she claimed.

The band’s lawyer, Paul Sreenan, said U2 would not pursue costs against Miss Cashman for the appeal or for an earlier circuit court action she lost last year.

Neither U2 nor Miss Cashman was in court for the ruling.

A lower Irish District Court ruling last year rejected Miss Cashman’s defense and ordered her to return all the items to the band. U2 filed the lawsuit after she attempted to sell the clothes and photos at a London auction house in 2002. Miss Cashman also angered the band with her 2004 book, “Inside the Zoo With U2: My Life With the World’s Biggest Rock Band.”

During her 2005 testimony, Miss Cashman claimed that Bono had handed over the Stetson and other items while dancing about in his underwear backstage following a concert in Phoenix.

Bargaining chip?

Is unemployed wannabe rapper Kevin Federline threatening to make public a sex tape he reportedly made with estranged wife Britney Spears if the pop star doesn’t meet his demands in the couple’s impending divorce?

According to the Celebritycafe.com, K-Fed reportedly has been offered $50 million for the tape — rumored to be a four-hour video of the two in the act — which may or may not exist. Last year, the celebrity duo sued Us Weekly magazine for printing a story that such a tape did, indeed, exist.

Miss Spears, 24, last week filed divorce papers against her husband of two years. Mr. Federline, 28, is seeking sole custody of their two sons, Sean Preston, 1, and Jayden James, 8 weeks.

Compiled by Robyn-Denise Yourse from Web and wire reports.

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