Saturday, 26 January 2013

Saturday 26th January: In the News this Week

It's the week of Saturday 26th January 2013 and...

Central Perk opens in Beijing
A fan of the American TV Sitcom 'Friends' has opened the iconic 'Central Perk' Cafe in Beijing in China. The man who opened the Cafe unfortunately isn't called Gunther however he is called Du Xin and he is a 'Friends' super fan. After watching the show, he started searching around Beijing for a place where he could actually sit on an orange couch just like the one his favorite heroes relaxed on in the sitcom. When he couldn't find one in Beijing, he decided to open his own Central Perk. In order to nail all the things he wanted, Du studied thousands of photos of the show’s set and watched endless reruns. Five months later and he had the Cafe of his dreams.

J.J. Abrams directing Star Wars Episode 7
This has been rumoured for a few days now however yesterday a lengthy post was released on the Star Wars website officially stating that TV/Film director J.J. Abrams will be directing the 7th Episode of Star Wars despite him saying that he wouldn't.
Creator of Star Wars, George Lucas says "I've consistently been impressed with J.J. as a film maker and storyteller. He's an ideal choice to direct the new Star Wars film and the legacy couldn't be in better hands."

Dubai Underwater Hotel
This concept idea has been thrown around for years now however it has finally became finalised and the design has been confirmed. The hotel will have 21 suites split between two main discs – one above water, one below – and facilities include a bar and a dive centre.