Tom Cruise wedding
An old Italian medieval castle is believed to be the venue for the forthcoming wedding of Tom Cruise and his actress fiancee Katie Holmes. Dubbed TomKat by the European media, the couple are due to marry next week, amid worldwide media attention.
This report from Christian Fraser:
It has already been dubbed the wedding of the year and every Italian chat show, gossip column, and newspaper, is full of the speculation of where the Hollywood couple will marry. Tom Cruise and fiancee Katie Holmes are confirming nothing. But the media hunt for the secret venue appears to have settled on an old Roman villa on Lake Bracciano close to Rome.
In its time Castello Odescalchi has hosted popes and kings - but it's unlikely to have seen anything quite like this. The word is the celebration will span three days, with a warm up party on November 16th. The Catholic wedding will follow the next day with a final ritual on the 18th conducted by Scientology - the church founded by science fiction writer Ron Hubbard, of which Tom Cruise is a member.
The arrangements for the ceremony and the design of Katie Holmes' gown have been given to Giorgio Armani at an estimated cost of 2 million dollars. Even the towels in the bedrooms have been carefully selected. For 7,000 dollars they'll be made in the colours of the wedding day outfits and will carry the couple's initials. Of course the guest list will include some of the biggest names in Hollywood. One newspaper reported this week that 100 black limousines have been ordered for the occasion along with 300 bodyguards.
Christian Fraser, BBC News, Rome
apodado, calificado de
the media hunt
la caza, persecución de los medios de comunicación
el lugar donde los eventos se van a desarrollar
durará por (la duración de la celebración será de)
a warm up party
una fiesta antes de la celebración en sí