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Anne Hathaway weds Adam Shulman

Plus, George Michael cancels tour; Kings of Leon Bassist marries; Brandon Flowers takes voice lessons and Madonna wants to collaborate with Lady Gaga.

Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman married over the weekend. Getty Images
Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman married over the weekend. Getty Images

Anne Hathaway tied the knot with the actor and jewellery designer Adam Shulman on Saturday in the scenic Big Sur on the California coast, reported People magazine. Around 200 guests were invited for the wedding weekend, which started on Friday. Valentino designed the 29-year-old Hathaway's gown. The couple, who have been together for four years, got engaged last November.

George Michael cancels tour over anxiety

George Michael cancelled his Australian tour yesterday, revealing that he was battling "major anxiety" after a bout with pneumonia. He said he was heartbroken to cancel the Australian leg of his current Symphonica tour, which was postponed last year due to his pneumonia and was scheduled to kick off in Perth on November 10. "Since last year's illness I have tried in vain to work my way through the trauma," Michael said in a statement. "I had believed wrongly that making music and getting out there to perform for the audiences would be therapy enough in itself." * AFP

Kings of Leon bassist marries

Another celebrity wedding: the Kings of Leon bassist Jared Followill and model Martha Patterson married on Saturday in Nashville. Followill's band mates - his older brothers Nathan and Caleb and his cousin Matthew - have already started families. Followill, 25, and Patterson, 21, were engaged last spring. Patterson wore a dress by Monique Lhuillier and Followill wore a black Gucci suit. Followill quipped on Twitter earlier Saturday that he's "dreamed about this day since I was a little girl". * AP

Flowers takes lessons for new album

The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers thought it was a good idea to take voice lessons before recording the band's new album. "It seemed like the right thing to do," he said. "I wanted to be better. We fine-tuned a few things." His voice is all over Battle Born, the band's fourth album that came out on September 17. But Flowers insists his maturity as a vocalist hasn't affected the core sound of the band. "We try to take a little bit of Las Vegas with us everywhere we go," he said of the group, which kicks off a world tour on October 26 in Glasgow. * AP

Madonna calls Lady Gaga to collaborate

Madonna's manager has contacted Lady Gaga for a possible musical collaboration. Vincent Herbert, Gaga's producer, told the Daily Mirror: "Madonna's manager reached out to us and said Madonna would like Gaga to perform with her in a show in Yankee Stadium." Gaga declined the invite since she's currently on a world concert tour. "She really wished she could do it. But Gaga's committed to her own tour," said Herbert.