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					20    Gulf Daily News              Monday, 26th July 2010

  America’s secret
  ‘royal’ wedding
  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.

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