Saturday, June 2, 2012

LONDON PARTIES, CHARLIZE'S DILEMMA AND HAGGIS TOO

Canary Wharf party
 Have packed plenty of variety into a whirlwind trip to the UK coinciding with only the second royal Diamond Jubilee in British history. 
 For me one of the highlights was meeting up with a lot of old friends at the farewell party for Richard Wallace and Tina Weaver, who were abruptly sacked as editors of the Daily and Sunday Mirrors respectively in a cost-cutting move. Drink flowed freely during what was a bittersweet evening at Smollensky's in Canary Wharf but both are excellent journalists who will soon find other jobs.
Charlize:Kill him or fuck him?
  At Claridge's I talked with Charlize Theron whom I had last seen ten days previously at Arundel Castle. This time the always-amusing actress had an interesting take on her character's relationship with the intergalactic robot played by Michael Fassbender in Prometheus. "I didn't know whether to kill him or fuck him," she mused.   
  If you want to know what she decided you'll have to see the movie. 
  Unfortunately Charlize didn't make it to the post-premiere party at trendy Aqua in Regent Street, but director Ridley Scott and fellow stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender and Guy Pearce were there for the late night bash.
On the Thames
  A quick trip down the Thames to Greenwich checking out the vessels preparing for the 1,000 boat Jubilee parade and then it was off to Edinburgh for a screening of Pixar's latest animated movie Brave and an evening of "traditional Scottish celebrations" which included demonstrations of archery, sword fighting and falconry followed by a banquet, the addressing of the haggis, a Robert Burns poetry recital, Scottish dancing, Scottish songs.......these Scots like to drag things out.

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