Do Americans REALLY care about the wedding of PRINCE WILLIAM and KATE MIDDLETON?

I was listening to LISA the other day talk about how she is eat up with everything "Royal Wedding". I think she even bought a special hat to wear while she watches it all on TV.

I mean, I can kind of understand the fascination with CHARLES and DIANA'S wedding back in 1981, because we had, like, six TV channels and no Internet.

But in 2011 people have so many other entertainment options, I have a hard time believing there's that much interest.  At least not as much as the media would have you believe.

Heck, I'm willing to bet even the "Who Shot J.R.?" episode of "Dallas" would only attract 26 million viewers TOPS if that phenomena had occurred today.

(An estimated 83 MILLION tuned in to learn the identity of the shooter back in 1980.  SPOILER ALERT if you're just now making your way through the DVDs:  It was Kristen.) (Sorry.)

Anyway, the official Royal Wedding invite list was released the other day, and the celebrities on it include ELTON JOHN... DAVID and VICTORIA BECKHAM...

GUY RITCHIE... (And you just KNOW Madonna's pissed she missed, don't feel too bad Lisa)... singer JOSS STONE...


That's right, Mr. Bean was invited to the Royal Wedding and you weren't.  Drink that down.... but be sure to stick your pinky out, and don't slurp.