The Sun Won’t Come Out Tomorrow?

Wain, Wain Go aWay… for William

Oh no. And the planning was going so well. The Royals can clearly have everything they want for their special day; can’t they? Apparently not. There are some things that even money can’t buy and one of these is weather control. It looks like there is going to be rain tomorrow on the day of William and Kate’s nuptials. How totally British and quite expected and boy does it make for some great commentary.
The Brits are notorious in their obsession with the weather. It wouldn’t be shocking to find a Brit scheduling their evening routine around watching the nightly weather report to see what it’s going to look like outside the next day. So in some ways this is quite fitting for a British royal wedding.

No Sun Shine?

A few days ago it looked like the sun would continue to shine since Britain’s weather has been unseasonably glorious. But now weather reports are indicating the opposite. It looks like there could even be “thunder storms and brisk winds” or possibly lightning!

But this shouldn’t actually spoil the royal wedding. Of course, weather pitfalls have been taken into consideration already. Indeed, if showers do descend, Kate will be covered on her entrance into the Abbey with a “retinue of lackeys.” But onlookers might not be so happy with this as it would wreck their full glimpse of the beautiful bride. There would also have to be a change of plan for how the procession will go from the Abbey to the Palace after the ceremony. They would have to use the Glass Coach used by the Prince’s parents for their wedding rather than the intended open-top 1902 State Landau carriage. And who knows if that will put a damper on the celebrations since we all know what happened after that wedding.

Still, there is of course a chance that things will go off without a hitch and even if rain does fall, some have said that it will “only add to the Britishness of the occasion.” It also remains to be seen however what impact this will have on the street fairs that have been planned around the country.

Bad Hair Day?

It’s all very well that there are plans being set for possibilities of rain on the day but what will happen to Kate’s much talked about hairdo? Indeed, there has been almost as much discussion on how her chestnut locks will fall as her dress. Speculation abounded that it would be left down, to “complement her natural look.” But now the royal-to-be is engaged in discussions with hairdresser Richard Ward on what will be if the weather in oh-so-British style refuses to cooperate. It could be that Kate’s locks will be put up, being the “safest option to combat the elements.” Even if this does happen, it will look “elegant and simple.” And if she does go with this, onlookers will get much more of a glimpse of the Queen’s Russian fringe tiara that she is allegedly going to be wearing.

Whatever happens, come rain or shine, William and Kate are bound to make a perfect picture for their wedding album. And the festivities will be enjoyed by Brits and Americans alike, and no doubt, throughout the TV-broadcasting world.

NBC’s “The Voice”: the Newest Talent Show

NBC’s new series “The Voice” is another singing contest, with a slightly different twist.

What’s New?

In the first two hour episode the contestants are heard, but not seen, by a panel of celebrity judges. There’s another difference as well; the judges are not so much judges but coaches and hands-on mentors, gathering the more talented contestants onto their individual teams.

The contestants, who compete for a record deal and $100,000 prize, are spared the daunting experience of auditions like those on “American Idol.” The show begins immediately, with contestants recommended by the industry or found throughout the nation by other means.

Who?

The judges include Christina Aguilera, country star Blake Shelton, Adam Levine of Maroon 5 and Cee Lo Green, and they may be in for some competition too: if more than one celeb wants a contestant on their team, the new singer gets to choose.

The Chemistry Matters

The judges seem to get along well amongst themselves. Executive producer Mark Burnett explained that he put some effort into creating a good team. He says: “My best move as a producer was saying to the coaches ‘here’s my credit card, go out to dinner, the four of you.’ It allowed them to know each other. In the end, it’s the chemistry that counts. If they’re having fun, the audience has fun.”

Middleton’s Middle of Road Life?

 

Retail Therapy for Royal-To-Be

 

Who’s to say that Kate Middleton has to give up her regular life?  With just over a week to her big day, the royal-to-be was trying to enjoy a regular day out shopping, spotted in London’s King’s Road engaging in a bit of retail therapy.  And good for her.  It looked like she only had a couple of protection officers with her, with one of them in very casual clothing.

Still, there was no mistaking the class of the Queen-in-waiting who was dressed in a short-sleeved black wrap dress priced at £480 from Issa, perhaps not what a regular shopper would be clad in.  As well, her feet were adorned with tan court kitten heels, but these were hardly new as she has been seen in them four years ago!  Of course, her 19-carat sapphire and diamond engagement ring might have ultimately been what stood her out from the rest as the royal-to-be that she is.

Who knows what she was buying at Whistles?  Perhaps something for her honeymoon wardrobe; but the store refrained to divulge such information.  She was also spotted in Warehouse, a mid-market chain, engaging in a spot of High Street shopping.  

So Miss Middleton may be about to be a royal, but she still likes her fun girly retail outings like the rest of us.  And why shouldn’t she?  She’s still a girl at heart, no matter what her regal status might be.

 

Footballer Meets Actress: Beckham and Vergara Merger

 

 

 

What happens when a famous successful footballer joins forces with a model-actress for an advertising campaign?  David Beckham, possibly “one of the most famous faces in the world,” has just joined Sofia Vergara (“Gloria” star of Modern Family) for a Pepsi 30-second commercial.

 

In the ad, the stunning 38-year-old Columbian sees a youngster sipping from a Pepsi can and thus herself craves it too.  Twitter to the rescue, she writes, “At the pier…just saw @David Beckham.”  This gets everyone looking for the famed 35-year-old footballer while “Gloria” gets her refreshing Pepsi drink.  

 

But it’s more than just Pepsi that the viewers get as they get quite the view of the stunning Columbian’s butt as she goes to get her refreshment.  Once with the drink she goes back to the serious business of getting a tan, but is shocked when she finds Beckham kicking a football towards her.  At the end of the commercial Vergara sips her Pepsi.

 

The commercial boasts more than the two famous individuals.  The soundtrack to the 30-second ad is by popular US Jazz singer Sarah Vaughan, “Whatever Lola Wants.”  

 

And if you can’t wait to see it on your screens, click here for the latest commercial from Pepsi.

 

Footballer Meets Actress: Beckham and Vergara Merger

 

 

 

What happens when a famous successful footballer joins forces with a model-actress for an advertising campaign?  David Beckham, possibly “one of the most famous faces in the world,” has just joined Sofia Vergara (“Gloria” star of Modern Family) for a Pepsi 30-second commercial.

 

In the ad, the stunning 38-year-old Columbian sees a youngster sipping from a Pepsi can and thus herself craves it too.  Twitter to the rescue, she writes, “At the pier…just saw @David Beckham.”  This gets everyone looking for the famed 35-year-old footballer while “Gloria” gets her refreshing Pepsi drink.  

 

But it’s more than just Pepsi that the viewers get as they get quite the view of the stunning Columbian’s butt as she goes to get her refreshment.  Once with the drink she goes back to the serious business of getting a tan, but is shocked when she finds Beckham kicking a football towards her.  At the end of the commercial Vergara sips her Pepsi.

 

The commercial boasts more than the two famous individuals.  The soundtrack to the 30-second ad is by popular US Jazz singer Sarah Vaughan, “Whatever Lola Wants.”  

 

And if you can’t wait to see it on your screens, click here for the latest commercial from Pepsi.

 

Royal Wedding Movie?

 

 

 

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Okay we know it’s exciting that there’s about to be another Royal Wedding.  We’ve seen the memorabilia and even heard about the upcoming street parties.  But a movie?  Isn’t that a bit much?  Apparently not; it’s happening.  A made-for-TV movie has been produced about the romantic story of William and Kate’s courtship.  

 

While that in and of itself wouldn’t be so bad, it’s the fact that critics have claimed it is so incredibly distasteful that is.  Although some have said “it’s so bad, it’s good,” and may even lead to William and Kate taking a pew.  But they will probably end up either laughing or crying as apparently precision wasn’t on director Mark Rosman’s lips when he did his research for the production.

 

Actor Justin Hanlon who plays Prince Harry for example, had never even heard of Prince Philip or Eton (the school his character attended) and in fact couldn’t name any other monarch throughout British history other than the Queen.  The name David Cameron was foreign to him too!

 

So if you want a sneak preview, click here and you might actually even have a laugh.  Either that or, if you’re a Brit proud of your heritage, you might actually end up crying.