Today you’ll mostly be talking about Madonna‘s performance on YouTube, sorry the Superbowl. Not until you see its Elizabeth Taylor-Cleopatra-esque proportions will you realise why all the hype – there was a lot of expense incurred after all. You may also wonder whether she took Elton John’s advice to lipsync good. Whatever, we just know that our mum couldn’t perform with that intensity and hold a tune. All at the same time. Actually, she’s much more comfortable in a slanket these days.
And talking of the Queen, the real one: she’s celebrating her Diamond Jubilee officially as of today though this may have passed you by. There will be no fanfare or grand ceremony to mark the day on which she officially reaches her Diamond Jubilee as she wants to treat it like an ordinary working day. Maybe Madonna could take note.
Also, can we just say ‘snow’. Pretty, isn’t it? But a lot less pretty when you’re having to pick up the pieces for all your colleagues who just couldn’t struggle into the office today.
In award news, yes, they’re still rolling on: 7th February will see the Visual Effects Society 10th Annual VES Awards trying to raise their head above the parapet. Which we imagine is increasingly difficult as visual effects in entertainment are as ubiquitous these days as hearing bad reviews for the Lana Del Rey album.
On the box, Comedy Central will be bringing you all-new Michael McIntyre‘s Comedy Roadshow (with MM himself, Jack Whitehall, Ardal O’Hanlon) and repeats of Threesome on Tuesday while on a funny tip elsewhere, our compadres over on Channel 4 are going into the breach once again with 10 O’Clock Live featuring funny people like David Mitchell, Charlie Brooker, Lauren Laverne
and Jimmy Carr.
Later in the week – Sunday to be precise, we can look forward to the biggest entertainment affair in the UK, aka, the BAFTAs. It should be business as usual The Artist will be sweeping the board but do expect to see some piggery on the red carpet. in the shape of Miss Piggy. Apparently, she’ll be doing the red carpet interview thing. She says, ‘Imagine the likes of Clooney, Dujardin, Fassbender, Oldman and Pitt achieving the very pinnacle of their careers by getting a chance to speak with the one and only moi – Miss Piggy! Naturally, I will be asking questions that only moi would dare to ask.’
Joan Rivers can stop worrying then.