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Thursday, 23 November, 2000, 15:19 GMT
Zeta's 'secret wedding video'
Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas
A video of the wedding is returned to the couple
A secret video recording of Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones getting married has been returned to the couple free of charge, according to reports.

The ceremony at the Plaza Hotel, New York, was filmed by a sound engineer who had successfully evaded police and security at the venue, claims the New York Daily News.


Nobody has seen the tape yet, but everybody is really very happy

Catherine Zeta Jones' spokeswoman

The tape was allegedly being offered to the highest bidder at US celebrity magazines and television channels.

The newly-weds are already engaged in legal action over photograph rights after pictures of the wedding appeared in Hello! magazine.

The couple had already sold the rights to the photos to Hello's rival OK! for about 1m.

The video tape, however, has been returned to the couple with no strings attached.

'Gracious'

C C York, a spokeswoman for Zeta Jones, told the New York Daily News: "He was gracious about the whole thing. No money was exchanged.

"Nobody has seen the tape yet, but everybody is really very happy."

There have been reports that the sound engineer was working at the wedding and had brought a camcorder with him.

The couple have worked hard to ensure they retain full control over media access to their wedding.

Courts in the UK blocked 15,000 copies of celebrity magazine Hello! which were on sale containing photos of the New York wedding.

A further 740,000 copies with the photos were later withdrawn, and Hello! magazine is currently appealing against the High Court injunction.

The couple had released to selected outlets a single photograph of themselves at the ceremony, with Zeta Jones wearing an ivory satin gown and lace train.

Her outfit had been designed by Christian Lacroix, contrary to earlier reports which had stated that David Emmanuel had created the dress.

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22 Nov 00 | Entertainment
Zeta Jones bans Hello! pics
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