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Costner planned picture with Princess Diana

Kevin Costner has revealed that he was planning to make a movie with Princess Diana, and that he received the script on the day she died, reports Empire Online.

In an interview with the BBC, Costner says he had spoken with Diana a few times and that he "explained to her that I was going to try to make this movie for her, and she was genuinely interested."

Confirming rumors that have been circulating for a long time, Costner acknowledges that the proposed film was to be a sequel to the 1992 romantic thriller The Bodyguard. The film featured Costner guarding Whitney Houston.

Talks never reached the point where Diana's role was discussed. Costner explains, "We talked on the phone and she never committed to saying that she would do the film, but I said that when I was done with this movie, that I was going to show it to her and she was genuinely excited to see it."

Now she's a Dixie mama

Dixie Chick Natalie Maines can add lullabies to her repertoire.

The lead singer of the popular country music trio gave birth to a baby boy Thursday in Texas, a spokeswoman said Friday.

Jackson Slade Pasdar is the first child of Maines and her husband, actor Adrian Pasdar.

"He has sandy blond hair and Natalie's nose," said Dixie Chick Emily Robison. "Mom and baby are doing great."

The trio's hits include Wide Open Spaces and I Can Love You Better.

Short takes

COLT HITCHED: Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning traded in his uniform for a tuxedo Saturday to tie the knot in Memphis, Tenn., with longtime girlfriend, Ashley Thompson, whom he began dating as a freshman at the University of Tennessee.

HIDDEN MEANNESS: For Jennifer Love Hewitt, playing a nasty role in the new mother-daughter caper comedy Heartbreakers was a kick, she tells People magazine. "I think every part I play ends up having a lot more of me than I ever intended. I think the great thing about actors is that we are people born with a thousand different personalities all in one body."