Next step: Mating

Pamela Anderson "elated" to be marrying Kid Rock; Applegate recalls years of turkey dating; Hugh makes nice about fatherhood; Britney and Justin: Will they fight for the manse?

By Amy Reiter
Published April 16, 2002 4:50PM (EDT)

Will it be Pamela Anderson Rock or Pamela Anderson Ritchie? Will the bride make her way down the aisle in white micro-halter and matching Daisy Dukes? And will the happy couple hang out of the back of a trailer and invite their guests to toast them with cans of Bud on their big day?

Will the wedding videographer capture not only the wedding but also the wedding night? And how will this affect the bride's and groom's assorted custody battles?

Only time will tell.

So far all we know is that the ex-Mrs. Tommy Lee has agreed to become the future Mrs. Kid Rock (or Mrs. Robert J. Ritchie, depending on your preference). We've also been told that Rock popped the question and proffered a ring on Thursday night somewhere in the Las Vegas desert.

In addition, Anderson's publicist, Marleah Leslie, would like us to know this about her client: "She's elated."

And as for the rest of us, we haven't been this excited about a celebrity hitching since Drew and Tom.

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Married, no children

Speaking of happy couples ... Christina Applegate got a little spousal surprise during the filming of "The Sweetest Thing," thanks to director Roger Kumble.

"The script called for my character to make out with this guy in leather," the recently married actress tells the Calgary Sun. "Roger told me he had cast a real hunk and I'd thank him for it."

The hunk turned out to be -- hey now! -- Applegate's own husband, fellow actor Johnathon Schaech.

"It's a real treat when you get paid for making out with your husband," she says.

Which is not to say she didn't, at one point, do her fair share of premarital dallying -- for free.

"I hated it so much there were times I wanted to vomit," she says of her former life in the fast lane, "but I went [out to nightclubs] because I realized you have to go through your share of turkeys before you settle down with the right guy."

Please keep your stuffing jokes to yourself.

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Calling Liz Hurley ...

"I have always wanted to be a dad. It would be marvelous to be a father."

-- Hugh Grant on his paternal yearnings, to

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House proud?

Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake may not have been married or had children during their time together, but that apparently doesn't completely rule out the possibility of an awkward custody battle now that they've split.

The U.K. Sun is predicting that the couple will soon set to sparring over the $3 million Beverly Hills estate they bought together back in February 2001.

"Brit is very keen to hang onto it," a friend of the pesky pop star tells the British tab. "They haven't lived in it yet so it's not like a place with any bad memories. She and Justin are just going to have to sit down with their lawyers and sort it out."

"Celebrity Boxing," here they come.

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