People: Sep. 15, 1997

TOP SECRET: TWO WEDDINGS

Getting married is always an act of faith, but a recent pair of nuptials displayed a particularly vibrant brand of optimism. SALMAN RUSHDIE, who is still under the fatwa placed upon him on Valentine's Day 1989 by the late Ayatullah Khomeini (unromantic chap), wed his girlfriend of three years in a private ceremony in the Hamptons, New York City's summer playground. Most media outlets, in recognition of the danger in which her marital state places the new MRS. RUSHDIE, are simply calling her Elizabeth. It's The Satanic Verses author's third stab at marriage, which puts him a...

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