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MARRIED

Much ado about...something! Emma Thompson, 44, married longtime love Greg Wise, 37, on July 29 in Argyll, Scotland. The actors, who met while filming Sense and Sensibility, were accompanied by their daughter, Gaia, 3.

COURTS

Rap monolith Marion ''Suge'' Knight, 37, was sent to jail for 10 months, July 31, for parole violation. Knight, who claims innocence, was last arrested in June for socking a parking attendant at L.A.'s White Lotus Club.... Shyster Alejo Conate was sentenced to five years' probation, July 29, for selling fake Bjork tickets after pleading guilty to one count of grand theft in San Diego and serving 264 days in jail. Conate was ordered to repay $9,160 to dozens of people.... Oscar winner Nicole Kidman, 36, wins again! On July 31, she accepted an apology from London's Daily Mail for falsely suggesting she'd had an affair with actor Jude Law. The tabloid was also ordered to pay unspecified damages.... Elizabeth Taylor, 71, and her butler, Jean-Luc Lacquement, are being sued by the actress' former landscaper, Willem Van Muyden. In a lawsuit filed July 28, the gardener alleges that he was fired for rejecting the advances of Lacquement, who he claims sexually harassed him. He is asking $294,000 for unpaid services and unspecified damages. Reps for Taylor and Lacquement termed the suit a ''fiction'' and a ''fabrication.''

ROCK ANTIDOTE

The Rolling Stones headlined a concert in Toronto July 30 to help revive the city's economy as well as spirits that have suffered because of SARS concerns. The show drew 500,000 fans -- some of whom tried to mask their enthusiasm.

AILING

Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington, 51, had a seizure and was released from the hospital Aug. 4 with orders to rest for three weeks, causing the group to cancel its tour with Sammy Hagar. Touring is to resume Aug. 23 in Omaha.

DEATHS

French actress Marie Trintignant (left), 41, (Betty) daughter of actor-director couple Jean-Louis and Nadine Trintignant, Aug. 1, at the Hartmann Clinic outside of Paris, of head injuries. Her boyfriend is currently being held by Lithuanian police in connection with the death. He has denied intentionally harming the actress. No charges have been filed.... String-band musician Howard ''Louie Bluie'' Armstrong, 94, who was nominated in 2003 for a W.C. Handy Blues award, of heart failure, July 30, in Boston.... TV producer Marvin Sugarman, 87, known for his work on Captain Kangaroo, July 20, in Roslyn Heights, N.Y., from a heart condition.... Talk-show pioneer Tex McCrary, 92, who was also a journalist and a political strategist, July 29, in New York City, of undisclosed causes.... Broadway conductor and arranger Luther Henderson, 84, who worked on Funny Girl and Ain't Misbehavin', July 29, in NYC, of cancer.... Duke Ellington's bassist, Dr. Aaron Bell, 82, who wrote ''Memorial Suite for Duke,'' July 28, in NYC, of lung cancer.

PROTESTS

Huey Lewis and the news: 50 protesters staged a ''fish in'' Aug. 3 against him. The group wants to keep a stream on the '80s star's property open to the public. Lewis was not available for comment.

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