Date: 27th November 2000
An unnamed "notorious paparazzi agent based in Los Angeles hired a photographer to videotape the Michael Douglas-Catherine Zeta-Jones nuptials, then had the tape hand-carried to London where stills were lifted from it and published in Hello! magazine, a British entertainment tabloid, New York Post columnist Neil Travis reported today (Monday).
The Hello! coverage essentially undercut the value of the "official" photos of the wedding that appeared in the rival OK! magazine for which publisher Richard Dennis paid the Douglases $1.5 million. Travis speculates that Dennis may sue to have the money returned on the grounds that the couple did not take adequate security precautions to prevent outsiders from photographing the wedding.
Meanwhile, in an interview with syndicated columnist Liz Smith, Kate Winslet commented (without specifically referring to the wedding): "I think it's pretty outrageous. There is a fine line between satisfying the public's interest and selling your private life."