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Jerry Seinfeld Weds!

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Mar 19, 2001 | 11:50am EST

Perennial single guy Jerry Seinfeld finally threw in the towel Christmas Day, wedding public-relations executive Jessica Sklar in a small, hush-hush ceremony in New York City.

It is the first marriage for Seinfeld, 45; the second (in 18 months) for Sklar, 28. The bride's initial husband-and-wife teamup (with theater scion Eric Nederlander) ended when she started dating Seinfeld weeks after she returned from her 1998 honeymoon.

Seinfeld is, of course, best known for his long-running self-titled TV sitcom, "Seinfeld." Sklar is best known for dating Seinfeld.

According to the New York Post, some 40 guests watched the couple exchange their vows at a traditional Jewish service. Not among those 40 guests: the groom's ex-"Seinfeld" cohorts Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Michael Richards.

Comedian George Wallace served as best man. In the New York Daily News, Wallace described his toast to the newlyweds as "very dark and burnt."

No word on honeymoon plans.

OBITUARY: Curtis Mayfield, who composed the seminal score for the 1972 blaxploitation classic, "Superfly," died today at an Atlanta hospital. He was 57.

Mayfield had been paralyzed since 1990, when he was struck on stage by a lighting rig. In declining health, the songwriter/performer was considered too ill to attend his induction this past January in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

In addition to his work for "Superfly," Mayfield's catalog of hits included: "What's Going On" (recorded by Marvin Gaye) and "Say It Loud--I'm Black and I'm Proud" (made famous by James Brown).

MORE TROUBLE: Sometime-actor/always-in-trouble Dennis Rodman ("Double Team") was arrested Dec. 22 in Southern California on suspicion of drunken driving.

The ex-basketball star remains free on $2,500 bail. He was booked in Costa Mesa, Calif., after being stopped by police for allegedly not wearing a seat belt. Rodman's problems mounted when, according to authorities, he failed a field sobriety test. Cops were said have been tipped off to Rodman's reputedly tipsy behavior by security officials at a local restaurant/bar.

This is Rodman's third arrest in four months. Charges in the previous three cases--including a Miami Beach catfight with ex-wife Carmen Electra--were either dropped or not pursued.

Rodman was last seen on a basketball court in April with the Los Angeles Lakers. He will next be seen on the movie (or straight-to-video) screen in "Cutaway," with Tom Berenger.

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