Zara and Mike Tindall The locations for the wedding of the Princes' cousin, Olympic horserider Zara Phillips, to rugby player Mike Tindall in 2011 were no less steeped in history. Before the reception at Holyrood Palace in the Scottish capital, the residence of Queens and Kings since the 16th century, the bride lodged at the majestic Balmoral Hotel. Built in 1902, the hotel is an authentic slice of Scottish history, presided over by a clock tower that has run three minutes fast ever since so travellers don't miss trains from the nearby station. It is also known for providing JK Rowling with an oasis of calm to finish the Harry Potter series. … [Read more...] about Royal brides’ wedding eve: how Princess Beatrice, Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle, more spent it
Christine Lampard has made a surprising admission about her wedding with husband Frank. The Loose Women host, along with co-presenters Stacey Solomon, Judi Love and Carol McGiffin, discussed her dream day on an episode of the ITV show, after Lily Allen tied the knot with David Harbour in Las Vegas, but apparently Christine wasn't entirely comfortable. … [Read more...] about Christine Lampard reveals wedding reservations with husband Frank
To enable the show to go ahead, the cast and crew lived in a self-contained biosphere for six weeks when filming began at the start of July. According to Broadcast, the six-week shoot involved "two days on and two days off" of filming, while the 120 members of staff lived in an empty hotel. … [Read more...] about Paul Hollywood shares first look at brand new Great British Bake Off!
Because dishwashers are too noisy to run during filming, she must wash every pot, pan, baking tray and spatula single-handedly. This year alone, in more than 160 hours, she washed around 1,000 cloths, used 80 sponges and 30 litres of washing up liquid. It's called a "Bake Off", so naturally, the ovens are a key element of the show – which is moving to primetime BBC One on Wednesday for its fifth series. Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood will be judging the baked creations on the Bake Off … [Read more...] about Great British Bake Off: behind the scenes
We did not have a lot of father-son bonding experiences, but there was one night that year, during the time he was still healthy enough to go to work, when my younger brother was away on a school trip and my father decided that we were going to have a night together. I took the bus to his office in midtown, and he took me out to a chain steakhouse for dinner. By then I had become intensely interested in movies, and he had started to take me whenever he could. Next to him, I watched One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Network, Rocky, Dog Day Afternoon, and Jaws, and I knew that my love of movies was something he uncomplicatedly enjoyed about me, one of the few enthusiasms we could share without tension. For all of our mutual frustrations, my father was never uninterested in me; when he said, “What’s on your mind?” he wanted to know the answer, even — perhaps especially — if it was something he hadn’t considered himself. “I’m never going … [Read more...] about Real-Life Cops, and Me