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Mix a former Baywatch babe, a tough hockey player and a swank Las
Vegas hotel and what do you get? A very mellow wedding. Actress
Angelica Bridges (whom you may have seen as Troy Aikman's
girlfriend in the Brut Cologne campaign or in her November 2001
Playboy pictorial) and Canadiens defenseman Sheldon Souray (who
broke in as a Devil in '98) were married on Saturday at a
poolside ceremony at the Bellagio Hotel. Some 70 guests attended
the reception on the Grand Patio. Men wore sandals and shorts,
women wore summer dresses, and everyone feasted on chicken and
ribs. After the party Souray and Bridges each took a rose from
one of the bouquets on the dining tables and, dressed in tux and
wedding gown, respectively, headed for the Bellagio's Light

--After slinging webs as Spiderman this summer, actor Tobey
Maguire is trading in his blue and red tights for red and white
racing silks. Last week the 5'8", 27-year-old star signed a $12
million deal to play jockey Red Pollard in a movie based on the
best-selling book Seabiscuit: An American Legend. Maguire will
study the art of jockeying with Hall of Famer Chris McCarron, 47.
"Pollard was 5'7"," McCarron says. "He was very tall, so Tobey
fits right in." McCarron, who is 5'2", is a technical consultant
on the film, which begins shooting this fall, and he will also
play Charley Kurtsinger, the jockey for War Admiral, whom
Seabiscuit defeated in their 1938 match race. Casting has not
begun for the role of the undersized, crooked-legged Seabiscuit.

--Tennis star Andy Roddick and his favorite rock group, The Dave
Matthews Band, staged a mutual admiration party last week at
Cincinnati's Tennis Masters Series tournament. Roddick sat with
the band to watch Pete Sampras play on Wednesday, then Matthews &
Co. watched Roddick beat Nicolas Kiefer that same day. The next
night, after waxing Wayne Ferreira 6-3, 6-2, Roddick sped from
the court to catch the band live at the Riverbend Music Center.
"I've seen them several times, but this was the best," says
Roddick, 19. "They played Satellite, which is one of my favorites
and never made it into the other shows." After the concert
Roddick hung with the band on its bus and came away with an
autographed CD, a stick from drummer Carter Beauford and a
personalized set list, which Matthews, 35, signed, "Good luck
young brother!"

--Call your satellite operator: Soccer god Diego Maradona's
Maradona Show debuts next month on Argentina's America TV
network. The one-hour show features a live band, a call-in
segment and Maradona himself singing a song. "I've always been
interviewed, now is my chance to do the asking," says Maradona,
41. Among the guests scheduled to appear? Former Argentine
President Carlos Menem, Brazilian TV star Xuxa and, drum roll,
please, El Presidente himself, Fidel Castro.

COLOR PHOTO: GLOBE PHOTOS, INC. (BRIDGES) Vow Wow: Bridges (left) marries Souray



COLOR PHOTO: NICK LAHAM/GETTY IMAGES (RODEO) PICTURE THIS Down Under took on a new meaning for this unlucky cowboy during the bareback bronc riding competition last weekend at the Mount Isa Rodeo in Mount Isa, Australia. Held each August in the same mining town where golfer Greg Norman and tennis star Patrick Rafter were born, the three-day Isa is the richest rodeo event in the Southern Hemisphere, with more than $200,000 in prize money up (and in some cases, down) for grabs.

The Class A Mahoning Valley Scrappers are hosting Jim Traficant
Night to honor the expelled Ohio congressman who just began
serving an eight-year prison sentence for racketeering and

Newly acquired 76ers center, on who he'd like to see star in an
Anna Nicole Smith-style reality show: "Allen Iverson, because
he's entertaining. He's underrated as a funny man."