Merv Griffin and Eva Gabor will soon marry, Eva's sister Zsa Zsa says.

But Griffin's publicist, Warren Cowan, said Sunday night that he could not confirm any wedding plans, and added, "I'd be very surprised."Griffin, a former talk show host who parlayed his production company profits into a real estate empire, refuses to discuss his private life, Cowan said.

"Eva is going to marry Merv Griffin," Zsa Zsa gushed Saturday night during a reception. "They are just coming back from the Bahamas. I'm not supposed to tell, but I just can't shut up."

Zsa Zsa revealed her younger sister's nuptial plans after South Pasadena (alif.) Mayor Jim Woolacott mistakenly called her "Princess Eva" during a centennial celebration.