Bus tour guide Gary (VINCE VAUGHN) and art dealer Brooke (JENNIFER ANISTON) have a hilarious confrontation in the romantic comedy The Break-Up.
Photo Credit: Melissa Moseley
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Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston star in Universal Pictures' upcoming film THE BREAK-UP. Copyright: © 2005 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.The Break Up: Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn play a couple who want each other out of their apartment in a rom-com given extra rom and com by off-screen goings-on. These include, though not necessarily in this order: Aniston and Vaughn becoming real life love-birds, Aniston's break-up with Brad Pitt and Vaughn's revelation that he turned up early to watch Aniston's nude scenes being filmed...

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Top Attraction Sellers:
(26/05/06 -08/06/06)

1. London Eye  
2. Summer Opening of the State Room – Buckingham Palace
3. Michelangelo Drawings: closer to the master  
4. RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park  
5. RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 

Diary

London at the World Cup

They call it the World Cup, but it is really a London thing, a summer get-together on foreign soil for the city’s footballers.

For the TV cameras and a small fee, London’s top professional footballers will resignedly arrange themselves into teams based on nation-states, but when no-one’s looking, our stars line-up in one of two teams. They play for either the London Latecomers or the London True-Borns.

Latecomers XI
(only one player per country allowed in a bid to brag about the famed cosmopolitan nature of London)
Petr Cech - Chelsea and Czech Republic, Emmanuel Eboue - Arsenal and Ivory Coast, Tony Popovic – Crystal Palace and Australia, Philippe Senderos – Arsenal and Switzerland, Robert Huth – Arsenal and Germany, Jose Antonio Reyes – Arsenal and Spain, Gilberto Silva – Arsenal and Brazil, Claude Makelele – Chelsea and France, Arjen Robben – Chelsea and Holland, Hernan Crespo – Chelsea and Argentina, Andrei Shevchenko – Chelsea and Ukraine

True-Borns XI
(all hatched in London, except Walcott, who was born very close and is very young, so we’ll let him off and let him in. All play for England, except Cox, who plays for Trinidad and Tobago.)
David James – born Welwyn Garden City, Ashley Cole - Stepney, Sol Campbell - Newham, John Terry - Barking, Ian Cox – Croydon, Rio Ferdinand - Peckham, Joe Cole - Islington, Frank Lampard - Romford, David Beckham - Leytonstone, Theo Walcott – Newbury, Jermaine Defoe – Beckton

At first glance, you would have thought the Latecomers XI would wipe the floor with the True-Borns, but that’s why the latter have sportingly included Crystal Palace’s own-goal specialist Tony Popovic in their line-up, to even things up a bit.

Whatever happens, London wins. Hooray!

- David Clee

Entertainment:

See below for whats currently happening in and around London:

Theatre

Whistle Down The WindWhistle Down The Wind: Based on the much loved sixties film starring Hayley Mills, Bill Kenwright's production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's and Jim Steinman's hit musical is an extraordinary and uplifting tale about the transforming power of love.

Special Offer:  Tickets for only £10. (Monday-Thursday performances or Saturday matinees only)*

Mack and MabelMack and Mabel: Out of the Silent Movie era and the heady heights of 1920s Hollywood, Mack and Mabel tells the heart-wrenching love story of two of its greatest legends.

Special Offer: Tickets for only £25 – (Monday-Friday evening performances 1-30 June 2006 only)*

* These offers are available to web and interactive services customers only. Not valid with any other offer. Subject to availability.

Top Theatre Sellers:
(26/05/06 -08/06/06)

1. Blue Man Group  
2. Mary Poppins
3. The Producers  
4. Disney's The Lion King  
5. The Phantom of The Opera

Music


Simple Minds. Jim Kerr of Simple Minds © Bob ThackerDock Rock Concerts: Eight big names over eight nights are set to light up the east London riverside in this year’s Dock Rock.

A-Ha, Van Morrison, UB40, Roxy Music, Simple Minds, Sugababes, Katherine Jenkins, Jools Holland and The Australian Pink Floyd are to play this July at the water‘s edge outside the Excel centre.

Unlike some other big festivals where you need a telescope to see the talent, each Dock Rock audience is limited to 6,500 people.
Competition: To Win a pair of standing tickets for the Australian Pink Floyd, click here

Somerset House Concerts: Corinne BaileySomerset House Concerts: The Time Out Award-nominated Summer Series of gigs in the Courtyard of Somerset House returns for a sixth year in 2006 - this time with an extended programme running from 6-16 July and featuring such diverse acts as The Divine Comedy, José Gonáles, Robert Plant, Damian "Jr Gong" Marley, Corrine Bailey Rae, Elbow, Fat Freddy's Drop and Erykah Badu.

Top Music Sellers:
(26/05/06 -08/06/06)

1. Red Hot Chili Peppers
2. The Kooks
3. Black Eyed Peas
4. Foo Fighters
5. Madonna

Classical

Mixed Ballet inc. Leningrad Symphony and The Bedbug, Mariinsky (Kirov) BalletMixed Ballet inc. Leningrad Symphony and The Bedbug, Mariinsky (Kirov) Ballet:
London Coliseum
Tue, 25th July 2006 - Thu, 27th July 2006
The premiere of Leningrad Symphony took place April 14, 1961 at the Mariinsky (Kirov) Theatre, a good 16 years after the victory that it commemorates. Set to the first movement of Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony, it quickly became established as a classic of Soviet ballet.

Top Classical Sellers:
(26/05/06 -08/06/06)

1. Alice in Wonderland
2. The Golden Age
3. The Nutcracker
4. Turandot, Kirov Opera
5. The Marriage of Figaro 

Competitions

Liam FrostLiam Frost Competition: 22 year old singer songwriter Liam Frost and his five piece band, The Slowdown Family, released a new single ‘The Mourners Of St. Pauls’ on 5th June on Lavolta Records. Click on the links below to see the video:
Quicktime
Windows media

 To Win one of the 5 signed copy of his video on dvd, you only need to send us an email! (see details below)

Australian Pink FloydAustralian Pink Floyd Competition: The Australian Pink Floyd Show,  Best of……..  is to perform a spellbinding set representing every facet of Floyd's long and diverse career the Australian Pink Floyd Show will undoubtedly inject yet more vigour into an already exciting line up.
 
For the first time ever Excel London opens its gates to host a series of intimate outdoor concerts on the banks of the river Thames.  As part of the Motor Show 2006, the Dock Rock Festival will host some of the biggest names in music for a 9-date extravaganza in the heart of Canary Wharf.
 
To see The Australian Pink Floyd Show,  Best of…….. send us an email!

How to Enter: Send an email to [email protected], with the Subject "Liam Frost Competition” or “Australian Pink Floyd Competition”. You must include your name, email address, telephone number and postal address, to be considered for the prize.

More Necessary Info:
- NB MUST include name, email, telephone number and postal address (which will only be used for this compie only - guaranteed). If you don't include your details we can't send you info about the prize!
- First correct answer out of the Editor's hat wins the prize
- Details will be sent to the winners
- LondonNet is not responsible for prize distribution
- The Editor's decision is final

Closing Date: Noon, Wednesday 14 June 2006

Dock Rock Concerts Competition Winners:
A-HA: Emily McNally, IP31 1NW
Van Morrison: Tony Halling, Streatham, SW16 1QY
UB40: Shona Brown, NW2 3BU
Roxy Music: Jaala Riley, SE16 5QT
Simple Minds: Claudia Napolitano, NW1-3LY
Sugababes: Rebecca Voss, London, W3 8JL
Katherine Jenkins: Clayton Colbert, EC1A 7LS
Jools Holland: Martin Punter, London, SE16 3JU

Hotels

3 Accommodation Deals:

The Savoy HotelThe Savoy Hotel - The Savoy is one of the world's most famous hotels. Since opening in 1889 it has become a byword for exceptional quality and impeccable service.




The Gainsborough HotelThe Gainsborough Hotel - The Gainsborough Hotel encompasses all the elegance of a country home in the heart of London, where guests can unwind and relax in its calming atmosphere.


The Commodore HotelThe Commodore Hotel - Keenly priced, lavishly refurbished, 4 star hotel close to Hyde Park. This privately owned hotel is ideal for families and business travellers. Superb location for sights, restaurants and shops.

 

4 of the best:

Number 41Number 41 - Even the marble and panelled entrance to 41 won't prepare you for the sheer luxury of the hotel. From the executive club lounge to the cellar of fine wine, 41 strives to pamper its guests.


The Gore HotelThe Gore - One of London's most popular privately run hotels, The Gore first opened its doors in 1892 as an annexe to the neighbouring Queen's Gate Mansions Hotel.



The Willett HotelThe Willett Hotel - The Willett Hotel is very much a dignified, private Victorian residence and little has been done to alter this. No elevator; no noise, nothing to spoil your leisurely stay.





The Chelsea Lodge HotelThe Chelsea Lodge Hotel - A great little hotel over one of west London's restaurants, the Chelsea Lodge scores highly for value for money, location and efficiency of service

 

London Hotel Chart:
(26/05/06 -08/06/06)

1. Boulevard Hotel
2. Queen Mary University Accommodation
3. Somerset Queen's Gate Gardens 
4. Citadines Trafalgar 
5. Colliers Hotel

Talkback

Dear LondonNet,
Your cinema listings seem to be getting sloppy. For instance:
1.  This weekend, there have been no up to date listings for any Vue cinemas in London.
2. Wah-Wah is listed as running at the Odeon Swiss Cottage. But it isn't.
This isn't the first time recently that I've found incomplete or erroneous film listings at a weekend.
- Nick (who, it should be admitted, wasn't the only one to point out mistakes in recent cinema listings)

Dear Nick,
It's true that our cinema pages have been a little off their best over the past month. There are two reasons for this:
1. We have undertaken a major server upgrade recently and have since been ironing out little fixes that were not initially spotted. I'd reckon we are 95% of the way there now. For example a reader pointed out that we weren't showing film titles beginning with numbers, in this case '36'. It was a simple fix, but hard to spot.
2. To add to the fun, most of the Vue Cinemas (and some other one-offs) have changed their names recently, with the others presumably to follow soon (eg Fulham Broadway Vue Cinema which, with a few other Vues, is shown in our listings this week). Most have switched to the Cineworld brand. I'd advise you to check the address and see if it matches up with the Vue you once knew.
Finally, cinemas do make a few very late changes which are not usually notified. Maybe Wah Wah falls into this category.
- LondonNet

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