Queen Helen Mirren Makes Dying Child’s Wish Come True

Helen Mirren make a wishAfter the real monarch of England was too busy and self-involved to fulfill 10-year-old Oliver Burton’s dream of meeting her, dame Helen Mirren, who won an Academy Award, a BAFTA, a Golden Globe and a SAG for her performance as Camilla in 2006’s The Queen stepped in.

Mirren reportedly stayed in character during a sit-down with Burton, who is not expected to not live past June, sharing tea with him and introducing him to one of the Welsh Corgis from her play, The Audience. From The Sun:

The actress, 67, even KNIGHTED the excited schoolboy “Sir Oliver” during his visit, telling The Sun: “It was a pleasure and a privilege to meet such a brave young man.”

His mum Catherine, 29, and dad James, 32, said Oliver, who also has Down’s syndrome, truly thought the actress was the real royal deal.  Continue reading “Queen Helen Mirren Makes Dying Child’s Wish Come True”

Coming Soon to IMAX: Queen Elizabeth’s Christmas Speech!

Queen Elizabeth red coatFirst the Pope joins Twitter, and now the Queen is in 3D. What’s next, The Celebrity Apprentice in space? The Guardian is reporting that Sky News (who have recently added 3D golf and soccer to their programming), will broadcast Queen Elizabeth II’s speech on Christmas day in 3D.

“What’s the highlight of her speech? Like she’s going to give one hand gesture and people will be like ‘Remember when the hand came at you?'” Chelsea Lately round table member Ryan Stout wondered.

A spokeswoman for the palace said The Queen “agreed straight away” and needed no convincing to have her likeness glaring and waving her finger in an extra dimension on Jesus’ birthday.  Continue reading “Coming Soon to IMAX: Queen Elizabeth’s Christmas Speech!”