It is sometimes a parallel universe, this world of ours, and while we seek every day to bring you truth beyond the headlines and the conversations behind the news, well, today the stars aligned somewhere between surreal and real. On a day full of enough bad jokes across the Web, and stunts from Google, and accidents in newspapers, and horrifying bunnies at the White House, these nine stories cut through the debate on April Fool's Day — whether they seemed fake or not, believe it: They were just patently absurd enough headlines from our world to be the actual news of April 1, 2013.
Sean Parker's Dream Wedding Isn't a Game of Thrones Theme Party, Thank You Very Much
Just when we were hoping for more details than HBO offered with Sunday's return to the realm, the Napster founder and Facebook conspirator (not pictured above) found himself fighting back Monday against reports that his June wedding to musician Alexandra Lenas would be some sort of medieval costume party. The New York Post's article (which also does not picture Parker) could "exclusively reveal" the following, according to "one source":
“There will be some kind of medieval theme, and guests will each get their own costumier. It’s not yet fully decided what the costumes will be like, the theme is supposed to fit in with the environment and the natural beauty of the area. But, yes, there is a chance the wedding could end up looking like an episode of ‘Game of Thrones.’ ”
But that's apparently not the case, according to Parker. "Sorry to disappoint, but the wardrobe we're giving wedding guests is essentially modern. No swords or chain mail," he tweeted Monday afternoon. But then Parker continued:
Just because we don't trust our guests to dress themselves properly doesn't mean we want them to look like Game of Thrones characters. This is not a "theme" wedding, and there will be nothing medieval about it. Academy award winning costume designer Ngila Dickson is creating gorgeous, inspiring, and unique designs that are both modern and whimsical.
Dickson won an Academy award for her work on Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. You may also be familiar with her work on Tom Cruise's The Last Samurai, or Xena: The Warrior Princess, the Hercules television show with Kevin Sarbo that reminds everyone of Game of Thrones.