Monday, December 08, 2008

Amanda Holden and Chris Hughes: The Wedding

Northern & Shell PLC have sent out warnings to the global media (and beyond) not to infringe their rights in the "exclusive worldwide ... coverage of the wedding of Amanda Holden and Chris Hughes." Their "coverage of the Wedding will be published in the United Kingdom in issue (655) of OK!, which is on sale on Tuesday 30 December 2008." I am cancelling my order now just in case I'm tempted to cut out a pic, scan it and put it up here. Sometimes I can't trust myself, but I'm duly warned.

The notice adds that N&S will view the reproduction of any copyright material, "including the front cover of the relevant OK! magazine" as an infringement of their rights. They have also said that "they will take action to protect their rights in this material and to prevent publication or distribution of any unauthorised coverage (including photographs) of the Wedding. " I wonder if they'll sue me for reproducing words from their legal notice.

I must say I hadn't realised that Mr Hughes and Ms Holden were sooooooooo important. I thought she was just a minor TV star who has a nice smile as a judge on one of Simon Cowell's talent shows. As for Chris Hughes, he could be one of the Smurfs for all I know. I really must try to keep up.

11 comments:

An Aesthete's Lament said...

Perhaps this was merely a canny announcement to get people to actually NOTICE the wedding of two otherwise negligible figures.

The House of Beauty and Culture said...

Who?

Madame Arcati said...

There's no call for needless cynicism.

Anonymous said...

"one of the Smurfs", you're so cute, MA. Really, OK! must be so worried for how low the sales of that edition will be (not even the guests will buy it to see themselves mentioned) that they probably just want to buffer the hit by ensuring some kind of exclusivity... that threat just sounds like "we have spent way more money that we wanted to on the coverage of this (snore) event and don't want to feel worse by seing anybody cashing in on our account”...

The late Richard Desmond said...

I'm sure MA will find some way of celebrating Amanda's nuptials.

Anonymous said...

Actually Chris Hughes is more successful than Amanda and is a manager and record producer and manages the likes of F1 star David Coulthard and used to manage the Corrs.

lorraine said...

if i am correct this is the chris hughes that was the drummer merrick in adam and the ants in the 80's and also produced for tears for fears

Madame Arcati said...

Thank you Lorraine. Clearly I must do some homework on Mr Hughes. But not tonight.

Anonymous said...

Actually Lorraine, if it was THAT Chris Hughes he looks bloody good for his age . . . in fact, of course, there are 2 Chris Hughes' record producers, one the saviour of Tears for Fears and the other a contemporary namesake.

Madame Arcati said...

So I was right to think that Chris Hughes could be a Smurf. I always follow my first instinct.

Rob said...

actually he is very successful! Top bloke too!

He was my manager for a few years!