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Friday, 10 August, 2001, 16:56 GMT 17:56 UK
Gail Porter marries in home town
TV presenter Gail Porter returned to her home town on Friday to wed pop star Dan Hipgrave of Toploader.

After the wedding at Edinburgh's India Building registry office Ms Porter, 30, said: "It was the best day of my life. It was the best thing ever."

The presenter wore a three-quarter length silver Ronit Zilka silk dress with sequins while the groom, whose band had a hit with the song Dancing in the Moonlight, wore a black suit with a white shirt and tie.

Around 50 guests, mainly family and friends, attended the 30-minute service.

Theakston lands prime-time travel show

Jamie Theakston has been lined-up to front a new prime-time travel show for BBC One.

The presenter will travel the world exploring top destinations and visiting the bars, hotels and sights recommended by viewers.

The show, called Holiday - You Call The Shots - will be interactive, allowing viewers to e-mail or phone in with tips

Reporters on the show, which starts in September, will include Kate Thornton, Kate Humble and Rowland Rivron.

Greek classic for Depardieu

French actor Gerard Depardieu is to perform the narration of a classic Greek myth in an ancient amphitheatre.

He will perform in Stravinsky's opera- oratorium of Sophocles' tragedy Oedipus Rex at the 2,400-year-old theatre at Epidaurus in the Greek Peloponnese.

Depardieu will narrate the tale of a tortured family in French.

Actress Isabella Rossellini is also on the Epidaurus bill, in a performance of Stravinsky's Persephone.

Black comedy for Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to star in the black comedy Ump before returning to cyborg duty in Terminator 3, according to the film trade paper Variety.

The MGM comedy is based on a novel by Jim Cohen about an ethical hitman who helps out a troubled town while waiting to complete a triple assassination job.

The film would mark Schwarzenegger's first comedy since the 1996 romp Jingle All The Way.

Production on Ump, a long-standing MGM project, should begin in November.

Court set-back for Eminem's mother

A Michigan judge has ruled that the mother of controversial rap star Eminem is entitled to a fraction of a $25,000 (17,700) settlement she won against her son.

Debbie R Mathers-Briggs originally sued for a total of $12m ($8.5m) over Eminem's portrayal of her as an unstable drug user.

In June, Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Mark Switalski ruled in her favour for $25,000.

But this week he ruled that most of it belonged to her attorney, Fred Gibson, leaving Mathers with $1,600 (1,130).

Lawyers said the ruling reflected a deal she had made earlier with Gibson that granted him more than the usual one-third of the settlement.

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