There are some characters that seem to have it all; good looks, great style, amazing partner and a whopper of a career. We all would like to hate them but there’s the other thing – they are great guys!
There is no denying that Al Pacino is one cool dude. His films have stood the test of time. Who can forget his incredible portrayal of Tony Montana, the petty Cuban criminal who made it big in Scarface. The infamous bespoke white suit is synonymous with the character, all thanks to Pacino’s ability to transform himself into the character that he is playing. Read the rest of this entry »
Who said that royalty is afraid to brave the elements? If Prince William and wife Kate Middleton are to be examples, then we can say that royalty is pretty game. The royal couple was sighted over the weekend at the UK premiere of the movie War Horse. In spite of the rain, Kate Middleton looked absolutely stunning in her Alice Temperley gown – floor-length and all! Then again, she probably didn’t have to actually go out in the rain and had carpeting wherever she walked.
Posted by franky as Weddings at 10:21 AM UTC on May, 19 2011
Every little girl dreams of being a princess in her own wedding one day, and events such as the recently held Royal Wedding never fail to pique the public’s curiosity. It’s now been almost a month since Prince William and Catherine Middleton tied the knot, but they are still very much at the center of things.
Never mind that you might have seen the Royal Wedding in its entirety perhaps more times than you’ve seen the Titanic. Never mind that you probably cried more while hearing the wedding sermon. If you just can’t get enough of Royal Weddings – the most recent one included – then here’s a cool infographic that will give you what you want. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Chris Franklin as Celebrities at 2:14 PM UTC on Feb, 14 2011
Prince Harry has been named as Prince William’s best man for his upcoming wedding to Kate Middleton, set to take place on April 29 at Westminster Abbey.
According to a statement released by Buckingham Palace:
“Prince William has asked his brother, Prince Harry, to be his best man,” and “Miss Catherine Middleton has asked her sister, Miss Philippa Middleton, to be her maid of honor.”
Posted by Chris Franklin as Celebrities at 7:02 PM UTC on Jan, 31 2011
When Prince William and fiance Kate Middleton wed later this year they will more than likely honeymoon in Britain’s Scilly Islands.
According to reports, the couple plan to spend their first week as husband and wife at the island.
The report comes from two different UK sources, however at this time Buckingham Palace is remaining mum on the details for the honeymoon which will occur immediately following the April 29 wedding set to take place at Westminster Abbey in London.
Posted by Chris Franklin as Celebrities at 12:34 PM UTC on Jan, 06 2011
Beatles singer Sir Paul McCartney may be invited to perform at the most anticipated wedding of the year, the union of Prince William and fiance Kate Middleton.
McCartney is added to a performer list that already speculates the singing stylings of Elton John and ABBA, both rumored to be singing at the couples reception.
Sources close to the couple say they have invited Paul McCartney to perform, now it’s just up to him to accept the invitation.
If he accepts, McCartney will perform at Buckingham Palace on April 29 for the couple’s nuptials. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Celebrities at 10:03 AM UTC on Jan, 03 2011
Prince William, Britain’s soon to be least eligible bachelor, could ink a deal with Rogaine…if he chooses.
With a receding hairline and one of the most famous faces in the world, the offer, extended by the manufacturers of Rogaine, makes sense, but whether or not Prince William with bite at the bit is still unknown.
A Rogaine rep this week told Life & Style:
“We’ve been watching Prince William’s growing bald spot closely for years, and we believe Rogaine can help. We’d love to send him our new Unscented Men’s Rogaine Foam. William would be the perfect spokesman for Rogaine because whether you’re a prince or an average Joe, hereditary hair loss affects one in four men.”
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Engagements & Weddings at 7:24 PM UTC on Nov, 27 2010
Elton John spoke with BBC Radio this week and told them that he will be performing at Prince Williams’ Wedding in some type of capacity. He told the station that he will “probably” perform, but then quickly joked “I’ll probably be outside busking.”
Okay so his response to BBC Radio wasn’t a resounding yes, but given that he performed at Princess Diana’s funeral and that he’s a long time friend of the crown, there’s a good chance he’ll sing something at the ceremony.
In the meantime Kate and William are busy planning their wedding, with official invitations for the April 29 ceremony expected to go out soon.
So will Sir Elton John perform. A spokeswoman tells PEOPLE:
However, we can’t help but pay attention to what’s happening in celebrity news, as well. Like many others, our attention was captured with the most recent royal news and impending royal wedding.
With the announcement of Prince William and Catherine (Kate) Middleton’s engagement, Britons – and much of the western world, for that matter – anxiously await what appears to be a Diana-esque wedding in the near future.
However, it seems that Britons are looking forward to more than just another royal wedding. People.com reports that according to two polls in the United Kingdom, Brits prefer to have Prince William as the future King, over Prince Charles.
According to a Reuter’s report printed online Saturday, November 21, “An ICM poll, published in Britain’s News of the World newspaper, showed that 64 percent of people wanted William and his future bride as next in line to the throne, while a YouGov poll in the Sunday Times found the majority of Britons thought William would make a better king than his father Charles.” This news follows on the heels of Prince William’s and Kate Middleton’s – both 28 – recent engagement.
The Reuter’s report clarifies the findings: “The ICM survey also found that fewer than one in five people wanted the crown to pass to Charles and Camilla. The YouGov poll showed that 44 percent of people thought Charles should make way for his son to become the next king, against 37 percent who thought he should not.”
It seems that youth and vitality are what Britons want in a Monarchy, and they don’t think that Prince Charles, 62, fits the bill. Although Britons have somewhat softened toward Prince Charles’s wife, Camilla, over the years, opinions are split about whether she should be the next queen, with older, more affluent Brits favoring tradition and younger Brits vying for youth.
According to CNN.com, “The last question was whether William, the second in line to the throne, should become the next monarch instead of his father. 45 percent of respondents agreed, while 41 percent disagreed […] Women were more likely than men to agree with that statement — 49 percent to 41 percent. Those in the lowest income group also tended to agree with that statement more than did those in the highest group — 51 percent over 41 percent.”
There’s no doubt that it will be interesting to watch the events of another royal wedding unfold. In light of the economic hardships that Great Britain now faces, and people revert more and more to online degrees, some wonder if it would be appropriate to stage such a lavish wedding. However, as most fairy tales hold true, every young girl hopes to marry her Prince Charming one day, and there’s a spark of hope in this story. We hope that Prince William and Kate Middleton’s fairy tale wedding turns out with a happier ending than Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s story, regardless of who becomes the next king of the royal British monarchy. We want the lavish wedding. It’s what we’re hoping for.
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Celebrities at 1:09 AM UTC on Nov, 25 2010
Kate Middleton is currently in possession of a sapphire engagement ring, given to her by boyfriend of 9-years Prince William, now knock-offs of that ring have become the must have accessory of the holiday season.
While the $100,000 ring is out of the reach of most buyers, the $1,000 replica according to New York jewelers is flying off the shelf.
According to ring maker The Natural Sapphire Co. orders have been coming in so fast since the wedding announcement that they can’t make duplicates quickly enough.
While $100,00 for a ring is quite expensive, heck $1,000 for a replica isn’t that cheap either, the estimated $40 million cost for the royal wedding is by far more expensive.
Fun fact: The ring Middleton is wearing is the same one that Prince Charles gave to Princess Diana when they first became engaged in 1981.
Posted by Chris Franklin as Celebrities at 8:24 AM UTC on Nov, 23 2010
It’s official, Prince William and Kate Middleton will officially wed on April 29 2011 at Westminster Abbey.
The royal family made the announcement on Tuesday morning after a bit of drama and a lot of speculation.
West Minster Abbey is the wedding place of Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Ann and Prince Andrew. The Abbey is also the spot of Princess Diana’s funeral.
Posted by joehart as Celebrities at 6:20 PM UTC on May, 26 2010
Prince William, oldest son of Prince Charles and the deceased Princess Diana, and his fiancee Kate Middleton are finally going to marry, and not surprisingly, it’ll be a wedding fit for a, uh, Prince. (Though he’s second in line to one day become King of England.) But they’re going to spend $40M on their public wedding. No word on whether this will be paid by taxpayers, or from the budget of Buckingham Palace, or from the pocket of Queen Elizabeth II, William’s grandmum. Queen Betty is independently one of the wealthiest women in the world, if not the wealthiest. Last I heard, maybe 10 years ago, she was worth close to a billion in assets including family jewels (in the literal sense).
Even if taxpayers aren’t footing the bill, does anyone else think this expenditure is sickening, given the state of the world today? Why don’t they just go to Vegas and have an Elvis impersonator marry them — or the British equivalent — and donate the money to charity? Regardless, no matter how much they spend, they just can’t outdo the fairytale wedding of his mother, Princess Diana, who was in love with Prince Charles from the get-go. Diana also did a great deal of charity work. If she were a live today, I wonder what she’d think of this expense, whether or not she had any say in what happened?
The royal palace has yet to confirm rumors that Prince William is ready to pop the question to longtime girlfriend Kate Middleton, but websites and publications all over the globe have already gone bonkers running headlines about the couple.
People magazine was quick to pick up the story. Their latest cover reads: “The Next Princess: Why They’re Ready to Wed.” It even gives a blow-by-blow account on their love story and speculations on how the prince will propose.
According to CBC News, the rumor started when blogger Tina Brown wrote on The Daily Beast on Monday that “a highly placed source in royal circles said that two days in June have been mysteriously blocked out on the palace diaries—June 3 and 4.” She then speculated that those are likely dates for “an engagement announcement.”
“We don’t comment on speculation,” a Clarence House spokesman told CNN after the rumor exploded.
Still, people are excitedly waiting for the palace’s final and formal announcement on the matter. They two have been dating on and off for the past seven years, so we are all hoping for the best.
Do you think Prince William will propose to Kate soon?
If you missed last night’s BAFTA Awards, here are my favorite highlights:
HRH Prince William was greeted with the biggest cheers from the crowd at the Royal Opera House in London. A celebrity in his own right, he signed autographs and posed for fans at the red carpet. It was also a night to remember because Prince William was announced as Lord Attenborough’s successor to the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)’s Presidency.
Although she was at the same venue, Kristen stayed away from Robert Pattinson that night. The papz couldn’t snap a photograph of the couple together. She did have something to smile about; the actress took home the Orange Rising Star Award—the only prize to be voted for by the public.
David Bowie’s son Duncan Jones bagged the award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer for his film Moon. In his emotional speech, he told the audience that it took him his whole life to realize that he wanted to be a filmmaker. “Wow, thank you so much. I didn’t actually realize how much this meant to me,” he said. “It’s taken me an awful long time to know what I wanted to do with my life. Finally, I think I’ve found what I love doing and I just want to thank everyone who helped me get there.”
War movie The Hurt Locker bagged the most awards that night—Best Film, Best Editing, Best Sound, Best Cinematography, Best Director for Kathryn Bigelow, and Best Original Screenplay. Photographed above are (L-R) Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow, Greg Shapiro and Nicholas Chartier.
Britain’s second in line to the throne touched down in Australia last Tuesday for a three-day visit. His activities include immersing in the country’s culture and listening to Australian music such as Susan Boyle and Kylie Minogue, reports Digital Spy.
This official visit stems from an invitation by the local Australian government to get to know the country better. The last time Prince William has been to Australia was during a tour with his late mother, Princess Diana, back when he was a toddler.
“Prince William is visiting Australia after traveling to New Zealand to officially open the new Supreme Court in Wellington,” said the Australian Prime Minister in an official statement. “During his visit, Prince William will focus on his core interests of supporting servicemen and women, helping young people fulfill their potential, and sustainable development in the light of climate change. The prince will also use the visit to learn more about local indigenous issues and visit the bushfire-ravaged countryside in Victoria.”
And how have the Australians reacted to his princely visit? According to this Telegraph article, the 27-year-old prince seems to be charming the pants off the locals.