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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Friday, April 29

11 a.m. London 3 a.m. Los Angeles

“The Royal Wedding�

KCET, channel 28 and BBC, channel 63 Begins 12 a.m. Narrated by Welsh journalist Huw Edwards

“William & Catherine: The Royal Wedding�

msnbc, channel 64 Begins 12 a.m. Hosted by Chris Jansing and Martin Bashir

“The Royal Wedding�

KNBC, channel 4 Begins 1 a.m. Hosted by Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira, Ann Curry, Al Roker and Natalie Morales

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The Royal  Wedding

Royal Wedding Viewing Guide All listings are for Pacific Standard Time, LMU Cable.

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“Good Morning America: Royal Wedding�

KABC, channel 7 Begins 1 a.m. Reported by Diane Sawyer and Barbara Walters

“Live From the Royal Wedding� E!, channel 59 Begins 1 a.m. Reported by Giuliana Rancic

“The Royal Wedding�

CNN, channel 60 Begins 1 a.m. Anchored by Piers Morgan, Richard Quest, Anderson Cooper and Kiran Chetry

“The Royal Wedding�

YouTube: TheRoyalChannel Begins 2 a.m. Voiceovers by staff from St. James’s Palace and Clarence House Photo: Associated Press

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Remembering Charles and Diana’s wedding “I watched all of the coverage of Charles and Diana’s wedding, but that was quite some time ago. One thing I remember is that my daughter’s friend rode beside the coach during the wedding. He was a guardsman at the polo club in Windsor where she used to work.� “Kate certainly doesn’t have the star quality that Diana did, but she certainly has her feet in the ground. She’s much more prepared for the responsibilities that will come along with the wedding, much more than Diana was. She’s great.� – New Zealand native Heather Herkenoff, manager of LMU Central Ticket Agency

omorrow, a once-in-a-generation event commences in what will be the wee hours of the morning for L.A.: A future king will wed his princess-to-be. Prince William of Wales and Kate Middleton’s Westminster Abbey wedding is expected to be one of the biggest TV events of all time, with an anticipated 2.5 billion viewers worldwide. The Loyolan shamelessly joins the media frenzy to keep you fully informed about how to join in (or opt out of ) the celebration.

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How the wedding could be worth the hype Culture Commentary By Katherine Douthit Copy Editor

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hat star-studded gala has a guest list including Mr. Bean and excluding President Obama? Strangely enough, it is not the premiere of a third “Mr. Bean� feature film, but the royal nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Everyone from Barbara Walters to Perez Hilton has featured preview coverage of this event – the guests, the dress, the tiara, the wedding party, the flowers, etc. A handful of networks and even YouTube will air the wedding live. However, this coverage is a little too over-the-top and excessive; even NBC has cut back its coverage because, as the Huffington Post reports, “insiders fear Prince William and Kate Middleton are ‘too boring.’� I wouldn’t go that far, but I do agree that this coverage is exceedingly unnecessary and almost silly. It is a royal wedding, which is admittedly historic and cool. But, it’s still a wedding: same old “I Do’s�, ugly bridesmaid dresses and people that barely made the guest list somehow sneaking their way to the third pew. Luckily, I’ve made a list of suggestions for Kate and William that would make their nuptials, and all the hoopla surrounding it, truly watch-worthy: 1. Someone trips walking down the aisle. It does not matter who it is, but extra points if it is Prince Charles. If someone trips, it is funny. That’s entertainment 101. 2. Kate and William trick everyone and end up eloping. Or have a

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Why I’ll be watching I’m enough of a girl to really like weddings. I do have a bit of a fascination with royalty – historical and modern – that might be slightly inappropriate for an American. I get a sentimental urge to do the “next generation� thing when my mom tells me about watching Charles and Diana’s wedding with her girlfriends when she was not much older than I am now. But mostly, I want to be part of a worldwide experience. Yes, it’s been completely blown out of proportion. Yes, it’s a lot of hype, but this wedding is making strides in social media never before seen, and it’s expected to be watched by 2 billion people. Two billion. That’s bigger than Olympic Games numbers. That’s over a third of the world’s population, and I want to be a part of that. – Emily Rome

Why I won’t watch

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destination wedding in Fiji. To be perfectly honest, I would not blame them if they skipped the theatrics and eloped or hopped on a plane to get hitched in Fiji. British Prime Minister David Cameron anticipates a recordbreaking 2 billion viewers to tune in for the wedding, according to an April 6 report by Reuters. I freak out when I have to read aloud in class. Sure, they’re public figures who are/have to be used to this sort of press coverage, but this is a private ceremony. Shouldn’t there at least be a façade of intimacy? 3. David and Victoria Beckham challenge Kate and William to an impromptu soccer match at the reception. Becks and Posh are among the VIPs on the invite list, according

to The Telegraph. As probably the coolest guests on the list, they are expected to bring one of the coolest wedding gifts. I suggest a game of two-on-two, because not only is it a treat to see Becks play (or just to lay eyes upon him in general), but it would be a bigger treat to see Posh Spice attempt to play soccer in a skintight dress and 6-inch stilettos. 4. Someone shows up in the same dress as the bride. Nothing says embarrassing like showing up wearing the same dress as someone else. Although, I’m pretty sure if you wear the same dress as the future princess, you are guilty of treason. That is just speculation, though. 5. Somebody objects! It’s that hold-your-breath mo-

ment in the movie when the officiator asks if anyone has any objections to the two being wed. Can you imagine if that happened at the royal nuptials, of all places? I would even settle if someone did it just to bring some comedic relief to the formality of the ceremony. But this may also be worthy of treason. Of course, it’s William and Kate’s wedding, so I respect their choice not to listen to any of my suggestions. Just don’t be surprised if Obama and I crash the reception.

Read about five more ways to make the wedding worth the hype at www.laloyolan.com/ae

Being an Anglophile, you’d think I’d care about this royal wedding thing everyone seems to be talking about. But between the magazine covers in line at the grocery store to sitting around the airport and glancing at the silent TV screen, there’s some form of media constantly regurgitating the royal wedding. I avoid People magazine and cable news, but somehow I’ve found out, without even trying, that this wedding is taking place on Friday at 3 a.m. our time.With the media overexposure, I feel like I’ve already seen it. At one point I was sure it had already occurred because there was no way there could be this much coverage on mere speculation of what’s going to happen. I already have a distaste for weddings; there’s no way the media can convince me to care about the wedding of two complete strangers, however royal they may be. – Luisa Barron

English tea time snacks Recipe Review By Luisa Barron Copy Editor

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was admittedly doubtful when I took a gander at a few recipes for watercress sandwiches and saw that the English prefer their tea with white bread that has green-tinted butter spread on it. But with this combination of recipes from culinaryteas.com and food.com, this charming little sandwich won me over. It’s a nice afternoon snack, if not filling enough to have for a meal (though if you eat half the recipe, you could easily call it lunch). Watercress Sandwiches sCUPWATERCRESSSPRINGS s CUP BUTTER HALF A STICK softened s TABLESPOONS lNELY CHOPPED chives sCUPFRESHPARSLEYLEAVES sTEASPOONLEMONJUICE sSALTANDPEPPERTOTASTE Makes about 16 sandwiches. It’s a fairly easy recipe to follow for even the most unsophisticated non-Anglophiles: chop up watercress, chives and parsley, throw them in the food processor with softened butter until it’s nice and green and has a creamy texture, then spread on slices of bread cut into dainty

Luisa Barron | Loyolan

Watercress sandwiches are a common snack during English tea time. triangles, or whatever shape you desire. It’s like a very mild, pleasant-tasting English guacamole, except that it doesn’t taste anything like guacamole. Actually, the only thing they have in common is the vibrant green color. There are also variations on the recipe that add cream cheese (which I also tried later, and gives it an even creamier texture, but takes away some of the herb-y flavor). Traditionally, tea sandwiches like this one are served on small triangles of white bread with the crusts cut off, but being the snobby foodie I am, I have refused to eat white bread ever since I realized that it’s pretty much a glorified form of edible

Styrofoam. I used freshly baked whole wheat instead, but you can use any mild-tasting bread of your choosing; the watercress butter has a fresh flavor that should go well with most breads. And despite its green (i.e. icky, to some) color, it should be a crowd-pleasing sandwich, because if my 10-year-old brother can proclaim it “OK,� then even picky eaters shouldn’t have an issue with it.

Go to laloyolan.com/ ae for advice on picking a proper tea.

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