PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Bristol Palin, Levi Johnston engaged

NEW YORK -- Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston say they're engaged -- and they haven't told her parents yet.

Palin, the daughter of 2008 vice-presidential candidate and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, is featured on the cover of Us Weekly with Johnston, holding their son, 18-month-old Tripp.

Bristol Palin tells the magazine that she finds the idea of telling her mother about her engagement ''intimidating and scary.''

The pair say they reconnected while working out a custody plan and became engaged two weeks ago.

A representative for Johnston had said as recently as last month that the two were spending more time together for Tripp's sake but were not a couple.

Feds rest case in Stamos extortion trial

MARQUETTE, Mich. -- Federal prosecutors rested their case Wednesday in the trial of two people accused of plotting to extort $680,000 from actor John Stamos after investigators explained how they arrested the pair and found no unflattering photos during a search of a house.

Police officers and FBI agents denied that anything was destroyed during the search, a recurring theme by lawyers for Allison Coss, 24, and Scott Sippola, 31.

The two are accused of threatening Stamos through e-mail that he give them money or they would peddle six-year-old photos of him with strippers and cocaine to magazines. The defense says it's not a crime to make a business deal. Prosecutors, however, say it was a ruse and the photos didn't exist.

Cruz, Bardem marry in the Bahamas

NEW YORK -- It's a match made in Oscar heaven: Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem have gotten married.

Cruz's representative Amanda Silverman confirms the couple were married in the beginning of July at a friend's house in the Bahamas.

She said in an e-mail to The Associated Press on Tuesday the ceremony for the 36-year-old Cruz and the 41-year-old Bardem was a small one that only family members attended.