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.