The Summer Olympics are finally here!
(These are the “good” Olympics. No luge.)
Friday night brings the long-awaited Opening Ceremonies.
Two-hundred five countries will march into the Olympic stadium and we can finally see whether those Stella McCartney designed uniforms for Team Great Britain are as ugly as everyone says they are.
Ralph Lauren is also catching a fair amount of grief for his designs for Team USA.
(How can anyone go wrong with red, white and blue?)
(Oh, that’s right… add a beret.)
The Italian uniforms were designed by Armani.
I don’t even need to see them to know that I want one.
(What’s Italian for “E-Bay”?)
CIRCA will be playing the Opening Ceremonies in all their majesty and pageantry Friday night.
The show starts at 7:30.
(Right after “Happy Hour”. How convenient!)
For the next two weeks, consider CIRCA “Olympic Central”.
All the big events, all the big moments, we’re there!
(Now I know the Redskins just broke training camp and the Nationals have the best record in the National League, but, hey, once every four years, right?)
The British appear to be as happy to have a visit from Mitt Romney as they did a visit from the Spanish Armada.
Mr. Romney made a few unfortunate comments about the British security preparations for the Olympics.
This, as you might have guessed, is a rather touchy subject in the U.K. these days.
(In his next remarks, he should probably skip the joke about Kate Middleton gaining a few pounds since she got married.)
So, I guess Mariah Carey is on tap to be the next judge on “American Idol”.
Was there truly no one else who wanted this gig?
I can see why they would want her for the job. She is a big name in the music business, and she has proven herself capable of a big mental breakdown!
Seriously, what has the show really been missing since Paula Abdul left?
Thoughtfully considered artistic criticism?
A big, heaping helping of CRAZY!
I certainly know why Mariah would want to join the franchise: $18 million a year.
If they were really smart, the producers would go all out and get Courtney Love.
It’s perfect, and you know it.
She still has a bit of a name in the music business, (bad though it may be) and nobody, and I said nobody, has the potential to go “full goose Bozo” like Courtney.
You could also save a fortune on production costs, because I am sure you could get the former Mrs. Cobain for about $75K.
Bella cheated on Edward?
(Thirty-four percent of the women I know are now gasping…)
Turns out, 22 year-old actress Kristen Stewart was filmed “making out” with the 41 year-old, married, director of her latest film, “Snow White and the Huntsman”.
Folks, there is plenty of blame and stupidity to go around here.
First off, Stewart is now the highest paid actress in the world, earning $35 million last year. So, honey, and I say this with all due respect: GET A ROOM!
There was no place you could have gone to nibble on a forbidden love “Newton” that didn’t have a TMZ camera pointed at you?
Now, her “secret” relationship with “Twilight” co-star Robert Pattison is now said to be in danger.
She even released a public statement begging Pattison’s forgiveness and pledging her love.
Sounds like the plot to one of those vampire movies.
The next of which is due to come out in November…
(You don’t think this kind of scandal will hurt the box-office, do you?)
Thank you to everyone who attended the CIRCA at Foggy Bottom 1st Anniversary party.
Did I tell you that the party was going to be a blast?
For those who thought that we couldn’t top our previous anniversary parties: YOU WERE SO WRONG!
Do you know how I know it was a great party?
People have been asking me all week whether “they ” had a good time!
(Answer: Yes, you did, and yes, you are an excellent dancer… No, I’m sure nobody was taking pictures… Well, yes, you may get called to an HR meeting.)
Thank you again for those who visited CIRCA at Foggy Bottom during our first year.
We hope you will keep coming back for many years to come.
So, self- help “guru” Tony Robbins sent twenty-one people to the emergency room with second and third degree burns, after a recent seminar where the attendees walked on hot coals.
This guy is really good.
First, he gets you to spend a couple hundred dollars on the “seminar”.
Then, he convinces you to walk on hot coals to prove your commitment to “mind over matter”.
His best trick, though, may be convincing you not to sue him silly!
(“You will never unleash the full “Power Within” by seeking legal counsel…”)
You had to know it was a bad sign when his seminars are sponsored by Kingsford charcoal.
The weekend is here, my friends, and though that may be Labor Day you see off in the distance, we still have plenty of summer left.
The Olympics are here:
Team USA will begin the defense of their hoops gold medal Sunday morning as CIRCA opens for business.
Come on by for “Brunch and a Blowout”!
Again, CIRCA will show all the big events.
It’s what we do!
You need to be here.
CIRCA at Dupont, CIRCA at Clarendon, CIRCA at Foggy Bottom.