On Friday, I revealed on Windy City LIVE, EXCLUSIVELY mind you, that Anne Hathaway was getting hitched in Cali on Saturday in a super secret wedding to fiance’ Adam Shulman. And I was right! Whew! My source did not let me down and he (or she) is not dead to me as promised. You can get all the details on Huffington Post, but it was quite a small affair in Big Sur and the bride was wearing Valentino. Congrats! Now to find my next scoop. This celebrity stuff never ends.
Singer, actress, and Chicago hometown girl JENNIFER HUDSON sat down with NBC’s Lester Holt (another Chicago son) to chat about her new book, “I Got This.” Jennifer left no stone unturned as she talked about her battles with weight, Hollywood’s image of her versus her image of herself and, of course, the murder of her mother, brother, and nephew. She also mentions that she has set a date for her wedding, but she’s not talking. Let’s see if we can get any more info out of her when she appears on WINDY CITY LIVE on January 17th.
Meanwhile, here’s a clip of Jennifer talking about the foundation that she named in her son’s honor. I’ll be talking about Jennifer’s interview tomorrow morning on Windy City LIVE at 9am on ABC7 Chicago.
So now that the date is set for the royal wedding (April 29, 2011) in case you haven’t heard by now, let me tell you what the media landscape is going to look like for the next 5+ months… wedding, wedding, and more wedding. Some pundits are saying the wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton could be the most watched television event EVER. I don’t doubt it. Britain’s royal family is known throughout the world, but expect to REALLY get to know them in the coming months.
You can best believe that television networks will be covering the royal wedding full throttle. Expect to see shows on wedding gowns, food, biographies on the royal family and the couple, especially the bride-to-be since all of her “friends” seem to be coming out of the woodwork. One “friend” even told NBC’s TODAY on Sunday that July was looking like the month the couple were going to marry. Hmmmm, how close of a friend are you?
In any case, between now and May 2011, expect to see more on the royal family than you ever thought you could possibly care about. Expect ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, and Fox to go balls to the wall with coverage. Your favorite daytime shows will be getting in on the act too! They will have to b/c they will be following the trend and the trend will be everything weddings. I can just see Oprah with an audience full of brides-to-be: “You get a wedding. And you get a wedding. Everybody gets a royal wedding!” Also expect to see more reality-based bridal shows (not like that dreadful “Bridezillas” on WE), but more aspirational shows b/c weddings really are grown up fairy tales, aren’t they?
It won’t just be a wedding, it will be an EVENT. April 29, 2011… the countdown begins.