'Housewives' star engaged

NEW YORK - ''Desperate Housewives'' star Marcia Cross is engaged.

Cross last weekend accepted a proposal from her boyfriend, stockbroker Tom Mahoney, the actress's publicist, Heidi Slan, said in a statement Friday.

''The happy couple have not set a date for the wedding yet,'' Slan said.

It will be the first marriage for both Cross and her 47-year-old fiance.

Boston looking to keep concert sound levels low

BOSTON - While fans are rocking to the Rolling Stones inside Fenway Park, police officers armed with noise meters will be positioned outside the ballpark Sunday night.

If the noise surpasses 70 decibels on the surrounding streets, Patricia Malone, director of the Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing, will be alerted, and she will tell concert host Clear Channel to turn it down.

It's all part of the city's efforts to minimize the affects of Fenway concerts - now in their third year - on the neighborhood.

Ivana Trump selling units in Vegas building

NEW YORK - A $35 million, 20,000-square-foot penthouse isn't everyone's idea of a starter home, but Ivana Trump hopes celebrities will snap it up. After all, she says, real estate is a good bet for anyone.

Sales materials for her residential project show prices for apartments in Ivana Las Vegas will range from $550,000 to $35 million for the penthouse.

The building will have 945 units that Trump hopes will attract business those who ''love Nevada because of its weather.''

British channel to air drama about queen's sister

LONDON - A British television channel plans to screen what it calls a ''factually accurate'' television drama that depicts Queen Elizabeth II's younger sister, Princess Margaret, having sex and taking drugs.

Channel 4 described ''The Queen's Sister'' as ''a witty and irreverent royal romp.''

Channel 4 said it planned to broadcast the program in late November.

Margaret died in February 2002 at age 71.

- From wire reports