LATEST: Hollywood beauty Sandra Bullock married American TV star JESSE James yesterday (16JUL05).

Several hundred guests including Jamie Lee Curtis, William Shatner and Regina King attended the ceremony held at a rented Californian ranch near Santa Barbara, according the US TV show ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT and People magazine.

Bullock and James, who hosts MONSTER GARAGE on the DISCOVERY CHANNEL, arrived in a red monster truck, while many guests were unaware they were attending a wedding until the last minute - they were told it was a party to celebrate Bullock's 41st birthday.

James presented his new wife with a vintage ring made by Neil Lane while Bullock made her husband a unique steel band.

Premature media reports suggested the Speed actress wed James on Friday (15JUL05) after photographs of a series marquees erected at the ranch were published.

However, Bullock claimed the celebration was being held to mark her 41st birthday - even though her special day isn't until 26 July (05) - but her claim was a smokescreen to hide her imminent nuptials from the media's attention.

This is the first time Bullock has been married despite an engagement to actor Tate Donovan and a romance with Matthew Mcconaughey, while James, 35, has been married twice before and has three children with his ex-wives.

17/07/2005 09:09