Queen Margrethe II is in quarantine, Helene Fischer wants to distract the audience from everyday life and Gil Ofarim’s lawyer talks about the monster trial against his client: Vip Vip, hooray! – celebrity week recap is here.
Due to the current situation in Germany and Europe, many people have lost their understanding of party loving people. Especially for everyone who squeezes into tight dirndls and crowded Oktoberfest tents on days like this and knocks over a lot of gravel for overpriced drinks. Gas bills, the Ukraine war, inflation – all of these are currently driving people around. And sometimes, when hashtags like cough and poverty are trending on Twitter, only satire, humor, and respite from the daily madness really helps.
Quite a few of them have now acquired a certain gallows humor and can therefore laugh heartily even at satirical memes from “Tagesschiss” or “Deutscher Jungadel” in which fictitious quotes are put into the mouths of politicians, for example the head of the FDP Lindner: “I am someone who comes from the bottom (…), after all, every morning I drive my Porsche out of the underground parking lot.”
Or about the meme that depicts Federal Minister of Economy Habeck and on which the following slogan can be read: “I can reassure you, when the heating is off, you won’t freeze (…) you just won’t warm up.” Of course, fictional quotes about our politics are only for good fun , which is increasingly rare on television.
Queen in quarantine, hit queen Helene on tour
No one knows how hot it was earlier this week in Westminster Abbey for the funeral of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. or whether Queen Margrethe II, one of the 2,000 guests without masks, coughed during the ceremony. The fact is: When she returned to Denmark, it turned out that she had Corona for the second time. Was the 82-year-old already infected in London? It wouldn’t be surprising, and wouldn’t be the first time, if more royals test positive in the coming days.
From the quarantine at Fredensborg Castle, the Danish queen may even have heard the happy news that another queen, the German hit queen, is finally going on tour again. Queen Helene Fischer I is back after a break. The 38-year-old announced this week that she would be “kidnapping” her fans. In a world far from everyday life. A world in which we briefly forget to be angry that prices are skyrocketing and many now have to turn over every crown three times.
In the interview, the hit icon gave the first information about the big plans for the coming year. Cirque du Soleil is also on tour, which means Helen’s stage show can only be one thing: breathtaking. The mother of a young daughter still prefers to recharge her batteries at home. She revealed how important time off and her family are to her. She has become a “real housewife” who loves to cook. And because this approachable singer knows that times are anything but easy for many, she made it her goal to charm her audience.
Gil Ofarim and “The Show Trial”
There was also a lot of interest this week in the news about the musician who almost a year ago started a huge media avalanche – with a scandal that may not have been a scandal at all. Gil Ofarim launched a week-long debate in Germany about anti-Semitism, the hostility that occurs every day here and around the world. But has the 40-year-old targeted a serious lying problem?
A video that Ofarim posted on his Instagram account of an alleged anti-Semitic incident at a hotel in Leipzig has gone viral. Now the musician must answer for defamation. The trial begins on October 24 and is expected to last ten days.
Even though the verdict has long been passed on many people, the presumption of innocence applies here as always. The musician himself sticks to his statements and claims that he was telling the truth. His lawyer talks about a monster trial. By the way, Ofarim is currently on tour in Germany. It bears the title of one of his songs: “All for Hope”. A concert in Regensburg is planned two days after the start of the process. Not only the audience there will have many questions. Until next week!