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Shark Tale Takes Box Office

The debut of the animated film Shark Tale devoured the competition at the box office this past weekend and collected an estimated 49.1-million dollars in ticket sales. If the number holds up when final figures are released later today, Shark Tale would set a record for the best October opening ever, topping the 48.1-million dollars grossed last year by Scary Movie 3.

JOHN TRAVOLTA and JOAQUIN PHOENIX's firefighting drama, Ladder 49, debuted this past weekend in second place with an estimated 22.8-million dollars in gross revenue. The Forgotten finished third with 12-million dollars in ticket sales.

BILLY JOEL married his 23-year-old fiancée, KATE LEE Saturday in a sunset ceremony at his waterfront mansion in Long Island, New York. It's the third marriage for Billy, who was previously married to supermodel CHRISTIE BRINKLEY and to ELIZABETH WEBER, his first manager. Christie actually attended the ceremony, and according to Newsday, she wished her ex-hubby and his bride every happiness. Billy and Christie's 18-year-old daughter, ALEXA RAY, was the maid of honor, according to the New York Daily News. Lee, who wore a white Oscar de la Renta dress, recently graduated from Miami University in Ohio, and now works as a restaurant critic for the PBS show George Hirsch: Living It Up!

Is TIGER WOODS planning a wedding? We all know that the golf pro is engaged to Swedish model ELIN NORDEGREN, but there hasn't been a date set. Now we hear that he's going to Barbados to say, "I do," on Tuesday. The Barbados Daily National ran a story Wednesday that told of the upcoming nuptials at the Sandy Lane luxury resort on the Caribbean island's west coast. At the American Express Championship golf tournament in Ireland, Woods wouldn't confirm the reports, but he said, quote, "All I can say is that I'm getting married in the future. I've narrowed it down to that. I think you guys would be the last people I'd ever tell."

Say what you will about JASON ALEXANDER, but he keeps trying. Alexander is back on TV as the star of Listen Up on CBS. In his second series since Seinfeld, the man formerly known as George Costanza plays a married father who works as a TV sports host and newspaper columnist. Listen Up airs tonight at 8:30 p.m., on CBS.


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