Superstars Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are big money before they've even set a wedding date - Britain's OK! magazine are offering them a small fortune for rights to cover the event.

The celebrity magazine is trying to lock-up the nuptials by offering the couple a record-breaking deal, which could go as high as $1.5 million (GBP1 million).

A rep for OK! told MSNBC gossip columnist JEANNETTE WALLS, "I can confirm that OK! magazine is currently negotiating and bidding on the exclusive pictures of the Jennifer Lopez-Ben Affleck wedding."

But Lopez's manager, Benny Medina, says at this point OK!'s negotiations are one-sided.

He says, "For some time now, they have been pursuing the opportunity without any response. They put out feelers to find out how much it would take. But there's no price."

OK! editors paid $1 million (GBP660,000) for the exclusive rights to Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones' ceremony - only to have arch-rival HELLO! make it to the newsstand first with unauthorized snaps from the ceremony.

The celebrity couple later successfully sued Hello!, claiming the publication had invaded their privacy.

29/05/2003 13:30