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Oscar-winning Spaniards Cruz, Bardem wed

It's a match made in Oscar heaven: Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem have gotten married.

Cruz's representative Amanda Silverman confirms the couple were married in the beginning of July at a friend's house in the Bahamas.

She said in an e-mail to the Associated Press on Tuesday that the ceremony for the 36-year-old Cruz and the 41-year-old Bardem was a small one that only family members attended. Cruz's wedding dress was designed by a longtime friend, fashion designer John Galliano.

Cruz and Bardem are from Spain. They appeared together in the 2008 Woody Allen romantic comedy "Vicky Cristina Barcelona." Cruz won a supporting-actress Oscar for her role.

Bardem won a supporting-actor Oscar for the 2007 crime thriller "No Country for Old Men."

Bristol Palin, Levi Johnston are engaged

Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston say they're engaged and hope to get married within six weeks in Alaska, an abrupt turnaround for the couple who just months ago were fighting over child support and Johnston's critical comments about the family.

Palin, 19, the daughter of 2008 vice presidential candidate and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin , is featured on the cover of Us Weekly with Johnston, 20, holding their 18-month-old son, Tripp.

The couple tells the magazine they reconnected while working out a custody plan and became engaged two weeks ago.

Palin told Us Weekly she found the idea of telling her mother about the engagement "intimidating and scary."

But Sarah Palin and her husband, Todd, said in a statement on NBC's "Today" show Tuesday that they want what's best for their children and that Bristol believes in "redemption and forgiveness."

Another year older

Today's birthdays: Actor Alex Karras , 75... actor Jan-Michael Vincent , 66... singer Linda Ronstadt , 64... model Kim Alexis , 50... actor-director Forest Whitaker , 49... actress Lolita Davidovich , 49... actress Brigitte Nielsen , 47... actor-comedian Eddie Griffin , 42.

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