One Spicy Wedding
Get set for the Celebrity Wedding of the Year. Victoria Adams, a k a Posh Spice, and Manchester United soccer star David Beckham will apparently marry tomorrow at a secret location in Dublin, with celebrations following at the 560-acre Luttrellstown Castle, just outside the city. The 300 or so guests will include most of Beckham's teammates, fellow Spice Girls Melanie Brown (a k a Mel B, Scary Spice), Melanie Chisholm (Mel C, Sporty Spice) and Emma Bunton (Baby Spice), and pop singers Sir Elton John and George Michael.
Missing will be former Girl Powerite Geri Halliwell. It's not clear whether she was invited. She says not. Adams says she was. In any event, Halliwell (Ginger Spice) claims she is too busy to attend. The wedding's supposed to be a very grand affair, costing more than $650,000. But don't worry, British celebrity mag OK! is paying the couple $1.5 million for exclusive access to the nuptials. The twenty-something bride and groom have a 4-month-old son, Brooklyn Joseph.
Most Web Wed-able
Actress Meg Ryan is the woman Web surfers would most want to marry online. Thirty-four percent of a recent survey's respondents named Ryan as their favored cyberbride, edging out Jennifer Aniston (25 percent), Gwyneth Paltrow (17 percent), Cindy Crawford (11 percent) and Halle Berry (8 percent). The survey was conducted by Romance Classics TV, Bride's magazine and America Online.
In the male competition, Brad Pitt came in first with 28 percent of the vote, followed by Will Smith (24 percent), Harrison Ford (20 percent), Tom Cruise (16 percent) and John Kennedy Jr. (9 percent).
On the other side of the survey, Monica Lewinsky and President Clinton were named the least desirable cyberspouses, collecting 66 percent and 37 percent of the vote, respectively.
Tennis ace Pete Sampras apparently doesn't think much of Barbra Streisand. He told ESPN magazine that he's not envious of fellow tennis player Andre Agassi's supposed fling with the singer. "I want someone a little younger than that. She's what I call a pitching wedge. She looks good from about 150 yards away." Ow.
Comedian Garry Shandling settled a $100 million lawsuit yesterday against his former manager, just as the case was set to go to trial. Shandling had accused Brad Grey of a conflict of interest because of his double role as manager and executive producer of the now-ended "Larry Sanders Show." Terms of the settlement were not disclosed . . . Here's what Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) had to say to the Boston Globe about his Yale run-ins with Texas governor and presidential hopeful George W. Bush: "We crossed paths. Are there pictures of us dancing naked on a bar together? No. I don't have that." . . . Former New York mayor Ed Koch is recovering from a moderate heart attack suffered Thursday. He was treated for a blocked artery and plans to be back in the gym in a month, his friend and former press secretary George Arzt said . . . Tom Brazaitis--senior Washington editor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer and husband of television talking head Eleanor Clift--had his cancerous left kidney removed Thursday at George Washington University hospital. "I think I'm okay, I'm pretty positive about it," the 58-year-old Brazaitis said yesterday.
CAPTION: A Posh affair: Victoria Adams (Posh Spice) is set to wed David Beckham tomorrow in Ireland.