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AFTER DATING 10-YEARS, SENATOR WEDS EX-UTAHN

One of the U.S. Senate's most eligible bachelors is eligible no more.U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., was wed Friday evening to Utah native Jackie Marie Clegg, the vice chairwoman and chief operating officer of the Export-Import Bank of the United States.

The couple, who have been dating for about 10 years, were married in a ceremony attended by about 60 guests, mostly friends and family, at the senator's home in East Haddam, Conn.

It was the 55-year-old senator's second marriage. His first ended in divorce several years ago.

Clegg, who lives in Washington D.C., is from Orem, Utah. She campaigned with Dodd during his most recent re-election campaign last fall and has accompanied him to several White House dinners.

STARS BREAK 'HOLY' GROUND FOR COUNTRY'S HALL OF FAME

The legacy of country music is sacred, country music star Marty Stuart and radio host Garrison Keillor said at the groundbreaking for the new home of the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn.

"This is holy land," Stuart said Thursday, clutching a guitar used by the legendary "Singing Brakeman" Jimmie Rodgers.

The ceremony at the construction site of the $37 million dollar museum and library opened with music by a "guitar marching band," and featured performances by Randy Scruggs, Bryan White, Kathy Mattea and Vince Gill. The 136,000-square-foot building is expected to open in 2001.

Keillor, who is helping raise money for the construction, led the audience in a standing ovation at the end of Gill's performance.

GRANT'S MOVIE ROOMMATE HAPPY WITH GREASY LOOK

Rhys Ifans had no problem immersing himself in the role of Hugh Grant's filthy but friendly roommate in the romantic comedy "Notting Hill."

"I didn't wash my hair for the whole shoot. It wasn't Method acting at all -- it was a luxury, an excuse not to wash my hair," the 31-year-old Welsh actor told People magazine.

For his girlfriend Jess Morris, Ifans' greasy locks posed some problems.

"We'd arrange to meet in a restaurant and Rhys would be sitting outside because they wouldn't let him in," she said.

NEW COMEDY BARKS UP $10 MILLION FOR LAWRENCE

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- See Martin sort.

Martin Lawrence will receive $10 million for his role as a postal worker who takes in a special pooch in his upcoming movie "See Spot Run," Daily Variety reported.

Lawrence, who co-starred in the Eddie Murphy movie "Life," will play a man who stumbles across the dog, which has run away from the federal witness protection program.

The Warner Bros. comedy is scheduled to begin production in January.