March 14th, 2007

Beck Talk: Acting, Fake-Acting and Observing


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imageThe bloody Beckham lookalikes (who we may have mentioned we wish would just die/fall off a jagged cliff into the sea) are back.  They flew their tired asses over to Hollywood for a little Becks jock-riding and photo opportunities.

Link: Beckham Target For Imposters

A little while ago when David Beckham’s move to the LA Galaxy was first being reported, and everyone with a mouth and an opinion was discussing the decision, fashion designer Giorgio Armani was quoted as saying, “He has done the right thing by moving. And I think he wants to be an actor, not a soccer player.“  In response to all the press, David said, “It would be very difficult to be part of a film because I am not an actor and I never will be.“

Since then, David signed on to play a role as a British soldier in the film ‘Truce’, about a World War I football game between the English and German armies. Currently in development and slated to open in 2008, it’s directed by Vadim Perelman (House of Sand and Fog).

A production insider said: “Beckham has agreed to appear as a British soldier in the football scenes.  Although he is moving to Los Angeles, he has no great aspirations to become a major movie actor. But he loves making cameo appearances as a footballer.“

Oh, wait, hang on.  That doesn’t really count as acting, does it?

Previously Becks has had cameo appearances in Goal! and Goal!: 2 playing himself, kicking a ball. And for all the doubters/cynics, he was great at it.

Welsh actor Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd, who lives in Hollywood, has offered to give Beckham acting lessons.  “I’m determined to become his acting coach,“ he told contactmusic.  We would advise Mr. Gruffudd that no one knows who the hell he is and to just go buy a season ticket to the Galaxy games as that’s the closest he’s going to get to working with his royal hotness.
Link: Becks Goes Up Front
Link:  Horatio Hornblower Offers Beckham Acting Lessons

David returned to his old haunt at Old Trafford to watch Manchester United win 4-3 over a star-filled European side celebrating 50 years of continental soccer play.  He was slotted to play in the historic match, but due to his injury had to settle for watching the game from the sidelines with Victoria.

Link: Beckham Bids Farewell To Man United Fans


March 13th, 2007

Coleen Plans A Party

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We’re sure you’ve already got Coleen McLoughlin‘s 21st birthday marked in your diaries, but just in case you’ve neglected to keep up with such crucial information, we thought we’d fill you in on the planned festivities on the 31st of March.

Coleen and her main squeeze, Wayne Rooney, have sent out over 300 invitations to a wide range of hotties and notties in the football world like The Beckhams, Sven Goran Eriksson, Steven Gerrard and Alex Curran. Oh, and please know this, dear readers: there will be at least two members of the Atomic Kittens there, and really, isn’t that all that matters?

Anyhoo, Girls Aloud (including Cheryl Cole), and the Sugababes will be providing the live music.  And by live, we mean lip-synced and/or mimed.  For those of you living abroad who have never heard of these bands, there’s a reason for that, and it rhymes with “trap”.

There will be acrobats and trapeze artists entertaining the masses. The invitation is a lilac and pink, six page tome with close up shots of Coleen’s lips and eyes.  It explains how to get to Thornton Manor in Merseyside and specifically says not to bring a mobile phone or camera as they will be swiftly dashed in the bin.  Or given to a security guard for collection later.  Or fed to the trapeze artists.

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March 12th, 2007

Carb Face: Alex Curran

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Alex Curran rocks the carb face while her daughter, Lilly-Ella rocks her cute self down the high street.


March 9th, 2007

Quote of the Day: Victoria Beckham

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“Quite often I take the linings out of my clothes to improve the fit. I never allow them to get see-through, though. I can’t bear see-throughness at all – not after three children.“

March 7th, 2007

Rumour Mill: Is Cheryl Cole Pregnant?

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Stories are beginning to circulate in the gossip netherworlds that Ashley and Cheryl Cole may be expecting.

Friends of Ashley’s are yakking it up, according to an insider:  “Cheryl and Ashley have been wanting a family for ages now, it would be the seal on their relationship and Ashley’s friends have been making it their business to talk about it. It is the talk among Ashley’s football gang.“

First of all, who the hell says “football gang“?  No one born after the year 1800 talks like that, do they? Ashley may want to look into removing said insiders from his circle of mates.

But back to the baby talk.  Cheryl hasn’t hid her desire to have a baby – soon after her and Ashley were married last July, she admitted they wanted a family.  She’s also pulled out of being a judge on the reality show, Britain’s Got Talent, which would have had her as the sole female judge next to Simon Cowell and Piers Morgan. 

So remember, if this turns out to be true: you read it here first-ish.  Or, if it’s a complete crock: we never met.

Link: Pals Claim Girls Aloud Cheryl Is Pregnant

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