Royalty: Danish Royal Family Summer Vacation Photo Call @ Graasten Palace – July 24 2014

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Attention Royal Watchers! Members of the Danish Royal Family posed for photos at Graasten Palace, the family’s official summer residence. The event mark the start of the royal family’s annual summer vacation. Among the members of the Danish royal family present were: Queen Margrethe II and her husband Prince HenrikCrown Prince Frederik, his wife Crown Princess Mary and their children Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine; Prince Joachim, his wife Princess Marie and children Prince Nikolai, Prince Felix, Prince Henrik and Princess Athena; and the Queen’s younger sister  Princess Benedikte and her family.

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Royalty: King and Queen of the Netherlands Lead Their Nation in Mourning as Bodies of MH17 Crash Victims are Returned Home

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands at Eindhoven Air Base, holding hands, visibly shaken as the bodies of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash victims are returned home, July 23, 2014.

Attention Royal Watchers! King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands lead their nation in mourning as the bodies of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash victims were returned home. The King and Queen were on hand to receive the bodies at Eindhoven Air Base as they were flown home from the Ukraine via Dutch military transport jets. The monarchs were visibly upset at the sight of the coffins of their fallen countrymen being removed from the jets. The entire nation of the Netherlands observed a minute of silence while the first of their fallen countrymen landed on Dutch soil.

The bodies of the crash victims were then transported via a convoy of hearses from Eindhoven Air Base to Hilversum for further identification. Many Dutchmen lined the streets and three flowers in tribute as the convoy made its way to Hilversum.

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News: “Scandal” Casts Portia de Rossi in Top-Secret Role – The Wrap

Attention Gladiator Nation! ABC‘s “Scandal” has cast “Arrested Development” actress Portia de Rossi in a recurring role in season 4. The details of de Rossi‘s role are being kept under wraps; it is believed she will be part of a top-secret arc to be unveiled this Fall. Let’s hope this won’t be another Josie Marcus *boring*.

Source:  The Wrap

Teasers: “Extant” 1.03 – “Wish You Were Here” (Sneak Peek #2)

Attention “Extant” fans! CBS has released its second sneak peek of “Extant” 1.03 – “Wish You Were Here.” In this clip, John asks Molly whether she has been keeping secrets from him. He attributes Ethan‘s recent bad behavior to their growing distance between each other as his parents. Molly finally tells John that she is pregnant, how the ISEA impregnated her without her consent, and that she was afraid to tell him because she felt he would not believe her. John is happy about the baby.

Extant – “Wish You Were Here” (Sneak Peek 2)

Video courtesy of YouTube channel Extant

Teasers: “Extant” 1.03 “Wish You Were Here” (Sneak Peek #1)

Attention “Extant” fans! CBS has released its first sneak peek of “Extant” 1.03 – “Wish You Were Here.” In this clip, Molly returns home from jogging only to find ISEA Director Sparks waiting for her in her driveway. Sparks tells her that she was right about the ISEA. He says that a covert program in the ISEA‘s medical center has been secretly conducting experiments on astronauts for years; and that the medical center was responsible for secretly impregnating Molly using past samples for fertility testing belonging to her and John. Conception was done by timed-released, to occur when Molly was nearing the end of her mission. When she asks why she was never informed before, Sparks even offers to fall on his sword and clean house at ISEA to prevent a re-occurrence of this breach of trust.

Sparks tries to convince Molly to come in for further testing as allegedly she has the same brain abnormalities as Harmon Kryger had after he returned from space. Molly is not having it though. Of course, we know that Sparks is feeding Molly a whole bunch of lies to stop her from finding out that her child may have been fathered by an extraterrestrial.

Extant – Wish You Were Here (Sneak Peek 1)

Video courtesy of YouTube channel Extant

Royalty: Video Highlights of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain’s Official Visit to France – July 22 2014

Attention Royal Watchers! The following are video highlights of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain‘s one-day official visit to France, July 22, 2014. These highlights include their meeting with French President Francois Hollande, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, and Claude Bartolone and Jean-Pierre Bel, the leaders of the French National Assembly and the French Senate respectively:

Sus Majestades los Reyes se reúnen con el Presidente de la República de Francia
(Their Majesties The King and Queen meet the President of the Republic of France)

Video courtesy of YouTube channel CasaRealTv

Sus Majestades los Reyes se reúnen con Altos Mandatarios del Gobierno de Francia
(Their Majesties The King and Queen meet with top officials of the French Government)

Video courtesy of YouTube channel CasaRealTv

Royalty: Felipe VI and Letizia of Spain’s Official Visit to France – Paris – July 22 2014

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King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain arrive in Paris, France for a one day official visit, July 22, 2014. Photo courtesy of Casa de S.M. el Rey.

Attention Royal Watchers! King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain made a one-day official visit to France, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The royal couple arrived in Paris where they were first received by Harlem Désir, the French Secretary of State for European Affairs. They were then received by the French President, François Hollande, who held a luncheon in their honor at Élysée Palace.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia later met a number of other top-ranking French government officials including:

  1. French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, and his wife Anne Gravoin.
  2. Claude Bartolone, President of the French National Assembly.
  3. Jean-Pierre Bel, President of the French Senate.

The  images of these events are courtesy of Casa de S.M. el Rey.

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News: ABC’s “Scandal” Season 4 Begins Shooting on July 28

Attention Gladiator Nation! The gang is back together again. Season 4 of ABC’s “Scandal” will begin shooting on Monday, July 28th. The writers and the crew are already back at work planning the season premiere, episode 401. This is good news. We hope that season 4 will be “Scandal’s” best season yet.

Teasers: CBS Press Release for “Extant” Ep. 1.05 – “What on Earth is Wrong?” (Airing August 6 2014)

Attention “Extant” fans! The following is the CBS press release for “Extant” episode 1.05“What on Earth is Wrong?,” airing Wednesday August 6, 2014 at 9 PM ET on CBS:

“What on Earth is Wrong?” – When the validity of Molly‘s pregnancy comes into question, John begins to doubt her mental state, on EXTANT, Wednesday, August 6 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television. Meanwhile, Ethan suffers a serious setback, and John and Julie clash over how to care for him. Josh Malina guest stars as Doctor Beck who treats Molly. Academy Award winner Louis Gossett Jr. returns as Quinn, Molly‘s estranged father.