Friday, November 17, 2006

Here Comes the Bride: TomKat in Rome

I know, I know. Big roll of the eyes. For any of my ahem, highbrow, readers, I apologize in advance. Today we are goin' dowwwntown for a little bit of good, old-fashioned gossip.

So, here's the dish. A few days ago, the phenomenon known as TomKat touched down in Rome, with a small entourage of family and, well, other entourage-type people. I was really trying to ignore it. Until I saw this tantalizing little tidbit on the sidebar when I was checking my Gmail. Yikes. Oh-Oh-Oprah sounds a little bit peeved, if you ask me. But hey, we can't all be TomKat's best pals, now can we? Even if the Tom half of TomKat has a field day stomping all over our couches and whatnot.

Maybe you're much more updated than I am, but here's what I can tell you:

Word has it they're getting married in Castello Odescalchi in Bracciano. This is where Italian pop star Eros Ramazzoti got married to Swiss (but working in Italy) "showgirl" Michelle Hunziker some years back. They're divorced now. Hope that doesn't rub off on TomKat. But, maybe they won't get married there after all. Speculation is running so wild that news sources are even turning to local electricians for the scoop.

Staying at their favorite Rome haunt, The Hassler. Not too shabby, eh?

This article in Italian says they're expecting 500 guests (um, Oprah, what's up with that?) and that their Scientology pal John Travolta is whizzing a bunch of them over on his private jet. In fact, some have already arrived. Wait. Did I see Brooke Shields in there?

Being a celebrity at this level must be very similar to being an exotic animal in a zoo. Making news are TomKat "sightings," like this one and this one.

I heard, even though I can't seem to find it anywhere, that Tom Cruise even asked to have the airspace over the castle closed during his wedding. Ha! I bet all the tourists coming into Rome would LOVE that one.

Hey, Oprah, don't feel so bad. If it's any consolation, I didn't get invited either. If you wanna come over and hang out, get an espresso or something, it's all good.


Anonymous said...

I remember the celebrity craze when Oceans 12 was being filmed in Amsterdam. You don't want to talk about it - but somehow it's so hard to resist!

Gracie said...

I used to like TC once, but it was so long ago, long before the craziest thing I've ever heard came out of his mouth! And I can't really figure out if Kate is mad or the smartest girl on the planet. I've not been invited too, so where's the party?

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

LOL. I was going to post about this stuff today also.

Free Katie! This is a train wreck.

Anonymous said...

It pains me that beautiful Rome, and Italy in general, has to be sullied with the onslaught of this media event mascarading as a marriage/relationship/family.


Expat Traveler said...

it's always great to hear the gossip, but you really only appreciate it if you are female (okay with some very little exception)... But the gossip is everywhere of course. It's comic.

Dayngr said...

Poor baby!

mar said...

It's all over the news today (saturday), can't believe it!

KaY said...

I love them. Maybe its coz Katie Holmes will always be Joey to me.

African Kelli said...

Did you see their wedding photo this morning? Somehow overnight he grew taller than Katie!

East of Oregon said...

that post is too funny - thanks for sharing :)