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Brady, Bundchen wed in small ceremony

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen wed in a small ceremony in Santa Monica, Calif., on Thursday night, according to Us Magazine's Web site.

The private ceremony was attended by immediate family, including Brady's 1-year-old son, John, whose mother is his ex-girlfriend, actress Bridget Moynahan.

Brady and Bundchen had denied the engagement rumors that started in December. This is the first marriage for both.

McMahon hospitalized

Ed McMahon, former sidekick to Johnny Carson on Tonight and a familiar TV commercial pitchman, was hospitalized in intensive care, a spokesman said yesterday.

McMahon, 85, was suffering from pneumonia and other ailments and had been in the hospital for several weeks, spokesman Howard Bragman said.

He declined to identify the Los Angeles facility or the other illnesses.

"It's serious," Bragman said when asked about McMahon's condition, noting his age. But, Bragman added: "We're hopeful."

McMahon's wife and family are with him and appreciate the public expressions of concern, the spokesman said.

Hudson on Oprah show

Jennifer Hudson says she's glad to be back performing and it's "like therapy" for her.

The Oscar- and Grammy-winning performer made the remarks on a live episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show that aired yesterday.

Hudson says she's "in a very good place," but didn't make a direct reference to the October slayings in Chicago of her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew.

Hudson performed her latest single, "If This Isn't Love."

She says accepting the Grammy from Whitney Houston "almost surpassed" winning the award for best R&B; album.

Final 'Potter' is set

The final Harry Potter film will be released July 15, 2011, The Hollywood Reporter said this week.

The final book in the series, the lengthy The Deathly Hallows, is being broken into two movies. The first part will be released Nov. 19, 2010. Until then, Potter fans can look forward to the release of the sixth film in the franchise, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, due out July 17.

Piven case continues

The producers of Speed-the-Plow say they will file for arbitration to settle their dispute with actor Jeremy Piven for abruptly quitting the Broadway show in December after his doctor said he was suffering from mercury poisoning.

The action came after no agreement was reached Thursday in a grievance hearing requested by the producers. A panel composed of Actors' Equity and Broadway League representatives were unable to reach a required unanimous decision.

Piven's spokeswoman, Samantha Mast, issued a statement after the grievance hearing saying: "Mr. Piven is hopeful that the producers will ultimately recognize that he did the right thing by listening to the instructions from his doctors ... who told him to stop the play immediately and undergo enforced rest, rather than continuing to perform and risk dire health consequences."

The 43-year-old Piven, the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning star of HBO's Entourage, departed the production of David Mamet's satiric comedy after his physician said he had high levels of mercury in his body.

From Sun news services

today's birthdays

Actor Charles Durning, 86.

Actor Gavin MacLeod, 78.

Actor-director-dancer Tommy Tune, 70.

Football player Bubba Smith, 64.

Actress Bernadette Peters, 61.

Actor Robert Sean Leonard, 40.

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