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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Italian Gossip - March 17

Speculation spread once again that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie would wed on Italian shores, perhaps this weekend. George Clooney is a friend of the Hollywood couple and his lakefront villa in the town of Laglio is cited in Italian news reports as a credible location for such a ceremony. Saturday has been mentioned as a possible date.

Clooney's press representative, Stan Rosenfield, told The Associated Press on Thursday: "Rumors are rumors." Pitt's representative, Cindy Guagenti, declined to comment. Reports about an impending wedding at the northern Italian lake were rife last year, but quickly fizzled out after Clooney denied his friends were scheduled to marry at his villa.

Meanwhile, Monica Mantero, the wife of Laglio Mayor Giuseppe Mantero, said Thursday her husband could marry the couple on an hour's notice. Mantero, who lives across from Clooney's villa, said preparations taking place on the grounds were the ones routinely done ahead of the actor's arrival and that a reception in the garden didn't seem to be in the works.