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Nuptials and Bleeding Lips

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Couples Elvis Costello and Diana Krall, and Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin got hitched. Bobby Brown smacked Whitney Houston around (hasn’t she been watching those Halle Berry PSAs about abuse?).

Elvis and Diana:

    The couple married Saturday night in a ceremony at Elton John’s mansion in Surrey, England, Canada’s Globe and Mail newspaper reported.

    “The wedding was a private event with close friends and family in attendance,” Shore Fire Media said in a statement.

    About 150 guests, including Paul McCartney and Canada’s consul general to New York, Pamela Wallin, were sworn to secrecy, the newspaper reported. Krall grew up outside Vancouver, British Columbia.

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

Gwyneth and Chris:

    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. [AP]

Whitney and Bobby:

    The pop singer told officers that Brown beat her after he “confronted” her when she returned home Sunday night, according to a police report. No one was arrested.

    Fulton County District Attorney spokesman Erik Friedly said the case had not been turned over to the office Wednesday. “I don’t know what the situation is,” he said.

    Houston told police that Brown, 34, hit the left side of her face with an open right hand. He then went to the airport for a flight to Los Angeles, the Fulton County Police report said. Houston, 40, then contacted police.

    Police said they were trying to reach Brown to get his side of the story.

    In August, Brown served seven days in DeKalb County Jail for violating his probation for a 1996 drunken driving conviction. He also served 26 days in a Florida jail in 2000 for an earlier probation violation.

    Houston and Brown have been married since July 1992. They have a 10-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina. [AP]

On the one hand it will be an accomplishment if either of the wedding couples stay married for ten years – on the other hand, I’ll bet neither Elvis nor Chris will smack their wives around.

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