Today in celebrity news: Sean Parker's fantasy Game of Thrones wedding plans progress, Prince Harry is in the East making everyone tingly, and Jaden Smith wants out.
Internet rich guy Sean Parker's insane fantasy wedding plans continue apace, the $9 million affair now involving 300 guests, with a whole swath of hotels in Big Sur rented out to accomodate them. This is the crazy wedding that's rumored to be vaguely fantasy/medieval/Game of Thrones themed, with Parker hiring the costume designer from Lord of the Rings to make a costume for each of the wedding guests. Parker has denied the Game of Thrones thing, but as Sam Biddle at Valleywag gently points out, that's totally what the wedding theme is. Even if it's not explicitly stated, you don't have a Game of Thrones birthday cake — with your face replacing Sean Bean's face — and then not have your $9 million, be-costumed wedding also be Game of Thrones themed. On June 1, 300 of you jerks are going to a grown man's $9 million LARPing wedding. Or at least it's a cosplay wedding. There's not necessarily any role playing. Though I'm sure it's encouraged. What a cool thing for an adult to spend $9 million on. No better way to spend that money, that's for sure. That's the gift to yourself that keeps on giving. [Page Six]
Prince Harry, royal British lord of carnal pleasures, has arrived on the East Coast, and will spend the day today touring the New Jersey coastline, examining the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy. One assumes he will console anyone who needs consoling, using the only methods he knows. So once that seven-hour f--kfest is over, he's headed here to New York City! Yes, the Prince is holding a dinner tomorrow in Manhattan to benefit the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry (poor Harry's the third wheel in that title, though I suppose they couldn't call it the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry and Some Chippy) and everyone's excited. So excited, in fact, that they thought there might be a chance that William and Kate were going to make a surprise appearance. But they're not. They're home in their palace, counting golden goose eggs and dully staring out the leaded glass windows. So it'll just be Harry, but that's pretty good. Given Harry's popularity, though, you'd expect a slightly sexier guest list, but Page Six only mentions David Cameron, Nacho Figueras, Anne Hearst and Jay McInerney. Huh. David Cameron? Doesn't he see enough of Harry when they have their weekly consultations by a great big fireplace somewhere? And where are the young and beautiful people, Harry's people? I don't understand. Forget William and Kate not being there, people are going to be really disappointed when they walk in to dinner and see that it's just a bunch of old frog-people. Everyone there, except maybe Nacho, is going in expecting to be the oldest and ugliest person there. They want to be surrounded by beauty, youth, poshness, excitement! Give them that. Not some grubby old Prime Minister. Ridiculous. Don't let New York down, Harry. We'll never forgive you except we'll immediately forgive you because siiiiiigh. [Page Six]
Will Smith says in a new interview that his son Jaden, the 14-year-old actor who also likes to rap about his father's money, wants to be emancipated. Jaden is turning 15 in July and asked his dad for a very particular gift. "He says, 'Dad, I want to be emancipated.' I know if we do this, he can be an emancipated minor, because he really wants to have his own place, like ooh. That's the backlash. On the other side, if kids just want to have command of their lives, I understand." Aha. It doesn't sound like Will and Jada are going to let that happen, but isn't it a little problematic that he thought to ask at all? Like that is maybe a rather strange for a kid to ask for for his birthday? Or at any point? Maybe he's been raised with and around a little too much youthful independence? I don't know. If my kid asked me that I'd probably lock them under the stairs for a few years and then go cry on the kitchen floor. What a terrible thing for a kid to ask for! Kids are the worst. Jaden Smith might be especially the worst. Who knows for sure, but things aren't looking good for him. [Jezebel]
Oh dear. High School Musical actress Ashley Tisdale has alerted authorities after an addled fan sent her a whopping 18,000 tweets and, y'know, showed up at her house. So that is alarming! I mean, the showing up at the house thing is obviously the really scary thing and it's good that the police are on the case, but 18,000 tweets? That's a whole heck of a lot of tweets to send to one person. Maybe Twitter should be monitoring things like that? Like if one account is sending 18,000 tweets to one other account, maybe they should check to make sure everything's on the up and up? I don't know. These are very new problems, I realize. So not everything's been figured out yet. But sheesh. Seems like someone should take notice of that before the guy's at her house, right? [TMZ]
Well la di da. Silver news fox Anderson Cooper is holding a joint birthday party this weekend for him and his good buddy Andy Cohen at Cooper's boyfriend Ben Maisani's East Village bar, Eastern Bloc. And it's a very exclusive affair. The invitation says "no cameras, no plus ones." Well excuUuuuUUuuse me! Also, Anderson, that no cameras thing a) sounds hard to enforce unless you're seriously asking people to not bring their phones out with them on a Saturday night, and b) makes it seem like you have something to hide, which probably makes people want to bring cameras more. Anderson Cooper just Streisand Effected his birthday party. Oops! Anyway, can you imagine the guest list for this thing? What horrors are likely on it? "Sure, Andy, you can invite the entire NYU men's diving team, but they can't bring their phones." "But pictures are the whole point..." Oh Andy! [Page Six]
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