20 Gulf Daily News Monday, 26th July 2010
NEW YORK: The location remains semi-secret, but
wherever it is that Chelsea Clinton gets married
next Saturday, lots of people want to be there – and lots
will be disappointed.
With only a week to go and almost all details still under
wraps, US media hype over the nuptials of Secretary of
State hillary Clinton and former president Bill
Clinton’s only child is verging on hysteria. s The historic Beekman Arms
All that’s sure is that Chelsea, 30, is to marry investment Chelsea’s h
banker MarC Mezvinksy, 32, on Saturday and that her
famous parents are excited. of the husband-and-
The rest is specu- wife-to-be.
lation. Plenty of it. Unlike her ultra-
The setting ambitious, controver-
is expected to sial parents, Chelsea
be luxury Astor has shown little desire
Courts, modelled for the limelight, for
after France’s political office or the
Versailles palace, in perks of coming from
Rhinebeck, a small one of the most well-
town in upstate New connected families on
York. But even that the planet.
is unofficial. Mezvinksy, whom
The dress remains she met as a teen- n Bill C
a mystery, although ager at a retreat for
Chelsea watchers Democrats, leaves a
have decided that smaller footprint.
osCar de la Barely known
renta or vera to the public in his
Wang will be the professional and
designer. s Bridal shop owner Heather Graham adjusts one of her displays at Chamonix, adult private life, he
Mezvinsky is a bridal and formal wear shop, in Rhinebeck, New York. Left, Chelsea with is remembered as
Jewish and Chelsea
Mezvinksy the son of a former
Clinton Christian, so it’s and Bill are feeling, but refuses Winfrey continue to be insiders over the weekend com- some people are lobbying dis- Democratic congress-
anybody’s guess how the to be drawn on the planning, mentioned in the gossip pages. plaining they felt left out. creetly.” The ones who make man who began a
religious part of the ceremo- explaining she’s under “strict The strain of waiting to hear “I’m good enough to bor- it “will ballyhoo it quietly, and five-year prison sen-
ny will proceed. orders” to keep quiet. whether they’ve been included row a plane from, but not good if they’re not on the list, their tence in 2003 after
And most intriguingly, the President BaraCk is apparently getting to some enough to be invited to the wed- noses will be out of joint. I pleading guilty to n Hillary
guest list, except presumably oBaMa apparently will in the vast network of Clinton ding?” lamented one connection know some people whose noses fraud.
by now to about 400, is still not attend, as first rumoured, family friends, connections, who in the past had given his are out of joint.” Although the experience is
a blank. according to his spokesman, yet campaign donors and political private jet and pilot to Bill. That fevered push for a seat not on the same level as the
Hillary openly talks of the other big names including TV allies. A long-time Clinton acquaint- at the wedding feast is in stark enormous 1998 MoniCa
excitement and nerves she chat show empress oprah The New York Times quoted ance told the Times, “I’m sure contrast to the modest profiles leWinsky scandal that
Taylor denies b
NEW YORK: Veteran actress elizaBeth
taylor has rubbished reports that
angelina Jolie and Catherine zeta
Jones are battling it out to portray her in a
biopic, insisting no such film is being made.
“Hold your horses world. I’ve been hearing
all kinds of rumours about someone being cast
to play me in a film about Richard and myself,”
Taylor wrote on her Twitter page.
“No one is going to play Elizabeth Taylor,
but Elizabeth Taylor herself. Not at least until
I’m dead... at the moment I’m having too much
fun being alive. And I plan on staying that way
Happiness to all.”
Rumours were abuzz that the two Oscar win-
ners are battling it out to play Taylor in the big
screen adaptation of saM kashner and
nanCy sChoenBerger’s book Furious
Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and th
Marriage of the Century. Reports also suggeste
that russell CroWe, Clive oWen and
Colin farrell were among the big name
being considered to play riChard Burton
PUTIN SINGS PAT
MOSCOW: Prime Minister vladiMir worldwide.
putin revealed he met and even sang patriot- “I met them. We talke
s A model displays a creation by Indian
ic Soviet songs with the group of Russian spies It was not karaoke but li
designer Suneet Varma at the Pearls deported from the US in the biggest espionage Russian media on a visit
Infrastructure Delhi Couture Week swap since the Cold War. to a transcript posted yes
2010 in New Delhi. Left, Bollywood Putin, who himself served as a KGB agent in ment website.
actress Lara Dutta shows off a design the ex-East Germany in the dying years of the “We sang From Wher
by Rina Dhaka and, right, actress Soviet Union, said the group included anna Begins,” a hugely popula
Jacquline Fernandes wears a creation ChapMan, the Russian woman whose famous in a USSR film a
designed by Rakesh Agarvwal. Far glamorous looks turned her into a tabloid star working in Nazi German
right, a design by Agarvwal.