It was the Hollywood wedding of the year. Heartthrob Tom Cruise married his young bride Katie Holmes in a fairytale castle in Odescalchi near the Italian capital, Rome.
About 150 relatives and friends gathered for the ceremony which was shrouded in secrecy. The guest list included many of the rich and famous from both sides of the Atlantic. Actors Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith were there along with the comedian Jim Carrey and model Brooke Shields. One of Britain’s top celebrity couples David and Victoria Beckham were invited but only Victoria managed to attend the wedding ceremony because her husband David was ordered back to Spain to play a Real Madrid football match.
The broadcaster Sir David Attenborough has won the title of "Top British Icon" by the audience of The Culture Show, a British TV programme which bills itself as "a fast-paced weekly arts programme". But how exactly do you decide who’s an icon and who’s not? The show gave its audience some guidance to help them vote for their favourite artists. The icons must be alive, have been born in or be living in the United Kingdom and they have to have made an impact on British cultural life. Other questions the audience were asked to consider before nominating an artist were: If the person died tomorrow, would their death make front-page news? Will their name be recognised by young and old alike? And will we still be talking about them in ten years’ time? 继续阅读