Royal Wedding Roundup: Steve Wynn, covering the coverage, and red-carpet style
With the wedding between Kate Middleton and Prince William just days away, the media is amping up its coverage, even going so far as to cover the media coverage of the wedding. Here's what our Internet searching has revealed:
Item 1: Covering the coverage. As television and print media get into high-density royal-wedding coverage, they've assigned certain reporters to cover the people covering the wedding. We've read countless stories of who will anchor the wedding for each network and what their coverage will entail. A New York Times story about the networks' dash to hire British people to talk the Americans through the wedding is especially fun. “As long as you have an English accent,” said one source, “you’ll work.”
Item 2: Steve Wynn and Long Live America! Prince William and Kate Middleton aren't the only people getting married this weekend. American royalty including Sylvester Stallone, Garth Brooks and Donald Trump will be assembling in Las Vegas for the wedding of Steve Wynn and Andrea Hissom. Will the nuptials be as big a spectacle as the scene in Westminster Abbey? Quite possibly. They were planned by "High School Musical" director Kenny Ortega.
Item 3: Red-carpet style. The Austrailian newspaper the Herald Sun has uncovered this nugget of news: Kate Middleton will walk down a red carpet on her wedding day. Was this actually a choice? Yes. According to the Herald Sun, although the carpet for Princess Elizabeth's 1947 wedding at Westminster Abbey was red, Sarah Ferguson walked down a blue carpet in 1986.
Want more insight on the madness? We're going to be here all week.
-- Deborah Netburn
Photo: Kate Middleton and Prince William during a tour of northern England. Credit: Chris Jackson / Getty Images