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Waxy Beckhams damaged


Aw they’re so angelic!
If you thought that Posh and Becks were wooden in real life, a visit to Madam?s Tussauds Waxworks in London would have made you smile this week. A nativity scene at Madame Tussauds featured the famous couple dressed as Mary and Joseph. It seems to have caused quite an outcry, however, as this week it was damaged by a member of the public and had to be removed from the display. Church leaders and some members of the public have criticised the scene, which also has Kylie Minogue as the Angel. Apparently a very angry young man in his 20s repeatedly punched the waxwork figures and fled into the street, according to the UK?s Sun newspaper. A Tussauds spokeswoman said on Sunday night: “There was some damage caused to the figures of David and Victoria by a member of the public earlier today. The figures have been removed and the scene has been closed.”



George Bush as a wise man? That’ll be the day!
Not happy Jan ? says the Head of the Roman Catholic Church
Showing yet again that Church leaders don?t have a sense of humour, the Head of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor has called the modern-day nativity “disrespectful”. “To have a very special part of Christianity depicted in this way and its most precious symbol, which is the coming of God into the world in Jesus Christ, seems to me to be not just disrespectful to Christians, it is also disrespectful to the heritage of Britain and also does damage to the culture of this country,” he said. Oh, someone tell the Cardinal to calm down will they? The humourous nativity scene also features Tony Blair, the Duke of Edinburgh and President George Bush as the three wise men. Isn?t that enough irony for one Christmas Cardinal? If not how about actors Samuel L Jackson and Hugh Grant and comedian Graham Norton playing the shepherds! The celebrities were voted into the roles by 300 people who visited the attraction in October earlier this year, proving the Brits really do have a funny bone after all!



Our favourite green ogre
Shrek fans must wait till 2007
Even though Shrek 2 was even more than successful than the original, Shrek 3’s premiere has been delayed to 2007 because the Dreamworks studio has changed its release schedule. The companies hope releasing movies during the US school holidays will boost takings, followed by DVD releases around the profitable Christmas season. “The sheer magnitude of the Shrek franchise has led us to conclude that a May release date, with a DVD release around the holiday [Christmas] season, will enable us to best maximise performance and increase profitability,” said Mr Katzenberg. The first two Shrek films proved enormously successful, taking US $708m in the States alone, and a musical about the green ogre is also set for Broadway. We can only hope Puss in Boots and the Evil Fairy Godmother make a repeat performance in Shrek 3.

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