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Dec. 27, 2012 at 2:00 PM   |   Comments

Kate Winslet, Ned Rocknroll secretly marry

NEW YORK, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning British actress Kate Winslet married Richard Branson's nephew, Ned Rocknroll, in New York this month, People magazine reported.

"I can confirm that Kate Winslet married Ned Rock'nRoll in NY earlier this month in a private ceremony attended by her two children and a very few friends and family," Winslet's representative told the entertainment magazine in an email message Wednesday. "The couple had been engaged since the summer."

People.com said British media reports indicated "Titanic" co-star Leonardo DiCaprio gave Winslet away in the clandestine ceremony that was kept secret even from the newlyweds' parents.

Winslet, 37, previously had been married to Sam Mendes and Jim Threapleton.


Natalie Portman named most bankable star

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman topped Forbes magazine's list of Hollywood's most bankable stars.

The "Black Swan" actress secured her No. 1 ranking by bringing in $42.70 at the box office for every dollar she is paid.

Coming in at No. 2 on the list is Kristen Stewart, followed by Shia LaBeouf at No. 3, Robert Pattinson at No. 4 and Daniel Radcliffe at No. 5.

Rounding out the top tier are Taylor Lautner at No. 6, Bradley Cooper at No. 7, Dwayne Johnson at No. 8, Amy Adams at No. 9 and Kevin James at No. 10.

Stewart, Pattinson and Lautner are the stars of the "Twilight" film franchise.


Brandy engaged to Ryan Press

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. singer-actress Brandy is engaged to music executive Ryan Press, UsMagazine.com reported.

"They are thrilled and happy and Brandy feels this is so right," an insider told the celebrity magazine.

The former Moesha star has a 10-year-old daughter, Sy'rai, with her ex-boyfriend Robert Smith, but has never been married.

UsMagazine.com did not say when she and Press plan to tie the knot.


Author Dennis Lehane offers character-name reward for lost dog

BROOKLINE, Mass., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Massachusetts novelist Dennis Lehane has offered to name a character after whoever helps him recover his lost beagle, Tessa.

The author of "Gone Baby Gone," "Shutter Island" and "Mystic River" posted the reward offer on his Facebook page.

Lehane said Tessa is micro-chipped, but wasn't wearing her tags when she jumped the fence at his Brookline home Monday.

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