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CHOCO
Dec 15th, 2002, 02:50 AM
CONGRATS RUSSELL!! I HOPE HE CHILLS OUT NOW. :)



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Actor Russell Crowe (news) and Danielle Spencer (news) are shown in this March 24, 2002, file photo in Los Angeles. Crowe plans to settle down. The 38-year-old actor is to wed his longtime girlfriend, musician Danielle Spencer. No date was announced.



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Russell Crowe and Danielle Spencer

CHOCO
Dec 15th, 2002, 02:54 AM
SYDNEY, Australia - Oscar-winning "Gladiator" star and reputed bad boy Russell Crowe (news) plans to settle down.

The 38-year-old actor is to wed his longtime girlfriend, musician Danielle Spencer (news), his Australian publicist Wendy Day told Australian Associated Press on Saturday. No date was announced.

Tabloids had reported that Crowe recently bought Spencer a $100,000 diamond ring and proposed.

The New Zealand-born, Australian-raised actor met Spencer after his first attempt to break into the music industry in New Zealand during the late 1980s.


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Dec. 14, 2002. 07:54 PM

Russell Crowe engaged to musician, says publicist

SYDNEY (AP) Oscar-winning Gladiator star Russell Crowe is to marry his longtime girlfriend, a news report said Saturday.

Crowe's Australian publicist Wendy Day said that the 38-year-old actor will marry Danielle Spencer, the Associated Press reported. No date was announced.

The announcement follows tabloid reports that Crowe, who formerly dated Hollywood actress Meg Ryan, recently bought Spencer a $100,000 (U.S.) diamond ring and asked her to marry him.

Crowe met Spencer, an accomplished musician, after his first attempt to break into the music industry in New Zealand during the late 1980s.

While filming Australian director Peter Weir's film Master and Commander in Mexico over the past several months, Crowe has publicly complained of the time he and Spencer have spent apart.

The New Zealand-born, Australian-raised actor, who last year splashed out about $5 million (U.S.) on media heir Lachlan Murdoch's exclusive Sydney waterfront home, has recently been spending time unwinding on his ranch on Australia's east coast.

His decision to stay there followed a much-publicized brawl with a New Zealand businessman in a London bar last month.

It wasn't the first instance of reported bad behaviour by Crowe.

He reportedly was abusive toward a television executive when the British Broadcasting Corp. edited his acceptance speech out of a broadcast of the British Academy Film Awards in February. He won the best actor award for his role as a schizophrenic scientist in A Beautiful Mind.

Tabloids reported that he swore at the program's director and pushed him against a wall. Crowe reportedly apologized later.

Crowe has starred in films including L.A. Confidential, The Insider, and Gladiator, the sword-and-sandal epic for which he won a best actor Oscar in 2001.

CHOCO
Dec 15th, 2002, 05:09 AM
Oscar winner Crowe 'to wed long-term girlfriend'

Russell Crowe is to marry his long-term girlfriend, according to a report.

Crowe's Australian publicist Wendy Day said the 38-year-old actor will marry Danielle Spencer.

The claims are being made by Australian Associated Press. No date was announced.

The news follows tabloid reports that Crowe, who formerly dated Hollywood actress Meg Ryan, recently bought Spencer a 65,000 diamond ring and asked her to marry him.

Crowe, 38, met Spencer, an accomplished musician, after his first attempt to break into the music industry in New Zealand during the late 1980s.

While filming Australian director Peter Weir's film Master and Commander in Mexico over the past several months, Crowe has publicly complained of the time he and Spencer have spent apart.

LeonHart
Dec 15th, 2002, 08:08 AM
HEY that's awesome!! Gladiator is my fav. movie :)

CONGRATS RUSSEL!! GL wit ur marriage man

caramel
Dec 15th, 2002, 08:37 AM
Danielle looks really cute.

CHOCO
Dec 15th, 2002, 03:04 PM
Perhaps Russell's behavior will mature as a result of this marriage. I am hoping for the best for this couple. They look nice together.

CHOCO
Dec 15th, 2002, 03:52 PM
Crowe asks dad's OK to wed
Sunday 15 December 2002, 17:05PM

Hollywood star Russell Crowe sought permission from her father before asking long-time girlfriend and singer Danielle Spencer to marry him.

Crowe followed up on his old-fashioned approach the next day by popping the question to Spencer in a Sydney Italian restaurant, said the actor's spokeswoman Wendy Day.

The couple plan to marry late next year.

Confirmation of the Oscar winner's impending marriage came after Spencer, 32, was spotted wearing a diamond engagement ring reported to be worth up to $200,000.

"He (Crowe) has confirmed that he's engaged to Danielle Spencer," Ms Day told AAP.


The New Zealand-born, Australian-raised Crowe, 38, proposed just a day after returning to Sydney last month following the cancellation of his rock group's US tour.

"He proposed to her on the 26th of November at Darcy's restaurant in Paddington after having rung her father the night before. Her father kept it a secret," Ms Day said.

Spencer's father, Don Spencer, is a former singer/songwriter, TV and radio presenter, actor, and more recently, a children's entertainer.

Days earlier Crowe had publicly declared his love for Spencer, saying in a statement: "I feel a great need to wake up with her as many days of my life as I can."

Crowe first met Danielle Spencer, a singer and actor, on the set of 1990 film The Crossing, shortly after his first attempt at breaking into the music industry in New Zealand during the late 1980s, using the stage name `Russ Le Roq'.