Cameron and Justin wedding plans leaked

More static this week about an imminent transcendent event between two of the nation’s best and brightest: Rumor that Justin Timberlake, 24, and hon Cameron Diaz are about to tie the knot.

Brit tab News of the World has said that an aide to Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne leaked the news, saying the cuddly heavy-metal couple will miss their spawn Kelly’s gig in London Saturday because they’ll be at Justin’s nuptials.

It’s supposedly to be at exclusive Grand-Hotel Du Cap-Ferrat in the south of France, where the lovers first met two years ago while on pilgrimage to the Cannes Film Festival.

Justin’s rep says “no comment” to the New York Post, while E!Online quotes a rep for Cam calling the report “totally false.”

Meanwhile the fabulous, fabled duo have cemented another kind of union: Justin will star opposite Cam in “Shrek 3” (due out in May ’07). He’s to enunciate the role of a young King Arthur. (Cam voices Shrek’s wife, Princess Fiona.)

Justin and his chin fuzz – not to mention “Shrek” genius Mike Myers, Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock – were even there for a perfect photo at Sunday night’s Animation Now: Imagination Innovation Inspiration, DreamWorks’ industry burlesque which showed off the studio’s animation prowess at Lincoln Center in New York.

– Knight Ridder Newspapers

Will and Jada on board for BET awards

NEW YORK (AP) – Will Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, will host the 2005 BET Awards telecast on June 28.

Denzel Washington and his wife, Pauletta, will receive the humanitarian award, and Gladys Knight will be honored with a lifetime achievement award during the ceremony at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Calif.

Nominations for the BET Awards, which honor achievement in music, entertainment and sports, will be announced May 16.

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Country inducts two more

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has two new inductees: singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson and former industry executive Jim Foglesong.

The two received awards Sunday after musical salutes from artists including Ray Price, Guy Clark, Vince Gill, Billy Joe Shaver, The Oak Ridge Boys, T. Graham Brown and Garth Brooks.

Kristofferson, 68, has written hits such as “Help Me Make It Through the Night,” “Me and Bobby McGee” and “Sunday Morning Coming Down.” A Rhodes Scholar, Kristofferson also is a successful actor with roles in movies such as “A Star Is Born,” “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” and “Payback.”

Foglesong, 82, was president of the Nashville divisions of ABC Records, MCA and Capitol. He now teaches at Vanderbilt University.

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