Articles tagged with ‘David Beckham’
Posted on April 19th, 2017 at 6:49 am by SBGLA
Former Spice Girls singer Victoria Beckham has received an OBE from the Duke of Cambridge for services to the fashion industry.
Victoria, who was joined by her husband David Beckham and her parents for the investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, was recognised for her 17-year career.
The sultry star wore an all-black outfit for the investiture ceremony, pairing a black top with a long draping skirt and matching high-heeled stilettos.
After her OBE was pinned to her jumper by Prince William, Victoria allowed herself to grin as she talked with the Prince.
Before she collected her award, Victoria appeared a little nervous upon arrival.
The 43-year-old looked rather downcast as she sat in a car alongside David and her mum.
The Beckhams have been close to the royals for many years now, thanks to David’s charity sports work.
The couple even attended Wills’ wedding to Kate Middleton in 2011, when Victoria was pregnant with youngest child Harper.
In a speech afterwards, she said: “It was an absolute pleasure to be at Buckingham Palace today. I’m proud to be British, honoured and humbled to receive my OBE from the Duke of Cambridge.
“If you dream big and work hard you can accomplish great things.
“I’m so happy to share this very special occasion with my parents and husband; without their love and support, none of this would be possible.”
The Spice Girl turned fashion designer – who is mum to four kids – has said that rather than having a huge circle of friends, she surrounds herself with just the people she genuinely enjoys spending time with, including her family.
“I’m very close to my sister and a friend I went to school with, and then three or four others. I think a true friend understands that you can’t see them as much as you might want, because they’re busy as well.
“Everyone I’m friends with has a career and a family.”
She broke news of her OBE to kids Brooklyn, 17, Romeo, 14, Cruz, 11, and Harper, five, on a festive break in the Maldives.
Friends of the fashion designer said she was “delighted and humbled for the recognition”.
Posted on March 29th, 2017 at 7:54 am by SBGLA
David Beckham shocked his army of loyal fans earlier this week after posting a picture of his face showing deep jagged facial scars from his temple to his cheek and a set of rotting teeth. Oo-er!
Showing off his new teeth in the pic, the 41-year-old heartthrob famous for his good looks snarled away from the camera, clearly impressed with the lairy look.
He captioned the shot: “Rough day at the office @kingarthurmovie @guyritchie,” the father of four wrote of the snap, revealing massive makeup scarring on the side of his face, as well as a yellowing smile.
According to reports, the star will play a disgruntled knight who is unable to pull Excalibur from the stone.
The former soccer star turned actor debuted his drastic transformation for Guy Ritchie‘s upcoming film “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.”
Set to be released on May 22, “King Arthur” stars “Sons of Anarchy” alum Charlie Hunnam in the titular role and Jude Law as Ritchie recreates the classic tale for Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur.
Beckham previously appeared in 2015’s “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”
But the star previously admitted he’s expecting criticism over the role.
“I am very aware that many sportsmen and other celebrities have turned their hand to acting and failed,” he told the Times.
Details surrounding Beckham’s cameo are still unknown.
Posted on March 8th, 2017 at 5:41 pm by SBGLA
Style icon Victoria Beckham is going global!
The celebrated Fashion designer spoke to Handelsblatt Magazine in one of her rare interviews about her plans to make it even bigger in the fashion biz…
This year the former Spice Girl was awarded the OBE (‘Order of the British Empire’) by Queen Elizabeth II and now says she is on track for massive worldwide expansion. Oo-er!
Beckham, 42, won a British Fashion Award as designer brand of the year in 2011, manages her brand in a partnership with her husband, the former soccer star David Beckham and British music manager Simon Fuller, told Handelsblatt: “I do want this company to be big.I have very, very big plans regarding my business, obviously the last few years and now is the time for investment.
“So as we are a group we need to take my brand to the next level together. We are having to invest.”
She said: “My priority is to take the brand and the team to the next level. There are lots of things I want to do.” In particular,Germany is “a very, very important market” for her.
“It always has been. Even with the Spice Girls, Germany was always a very important market. Unfortunately it is one of those countries I don’t really get the opportunity to go to often enough.
Victoria, who recently broke into the U.S. market, announced the cooperation of her brand with U.S. cosmetic giant Esteé Lauder. And she is also launching her own less expensive designer clothes range in collaboration with U.S. budget fashion retailer Target, “which is something I wanted to do for a long time.”
“So I am reaching women in America that can either not afford designer prices or don’t want to pay designer prices.
“So again that’s a new customer that will come on board. So I would say that more and more different customer types joining the gang,if you like,” she said.
“The fashion brand, even though it has my name on it, is owned jointly David, Simon and me – likewise with David’s brand.
“Regarding my business, now is the time for investment. As we are a group we need to take my brand to the next level together. So we are having to invest.”
Looking to the future, would Mrs. Becks be prepared to hand over responsibility for her label at some point? “We’re not for sale. As I said, as a shareholder with David and Simon, we’ll continually evaluate the best strategic direction.”
Posted on February 23rd, 2017 at 8:12 am by SBGLA
Brooklyn Beckham has lived in his parent’s shadows all of his life, but now he is stepping out in to his own limelight.
The aspiring photographer has now switched sides as he graces the cover of Wonderland magazine.
In the exclusive interview, titled ‘Ain’t A Boy No More’, the 17-year-old told the trendy glossy how life has been for him as a Beckham so far.
“I didn’t actually know that [my parents] were big until I was about 13,” the teen revealed.
He explained how the moment dawned on him whilst at a football game, saying: “People were shouting my dad’s name and I was like, ‘What?! Oh my God.’ I don’t look at them like that.”
In the interview he says that his photography book, due to land this summer, is an exciting project for him to make his mark in the media.
“It’s pretty exciting to put my work out there and show people that I’m not just doing it because of who my parents are,” Brooklyn adds.
In the photoshoot, the teen looks effortlessly cool in a Burberry breton top and jeans.
Brooklyn has made a big name for himself within the fashion house when he photographed the Burberry Brit campaign last summer.
This comes just a week after the eldest Beckham child broke his collarbone on a skiing trip to Canada.
Brooklyn uploaded a video to his Instagram, that boasts over nine million followers, showing the moment he suffered the injury.
We love Brooklyn… In fact, we love all things Beckham… Nuff said!
Posted on January 12th, 2017 at 8:24 am by SBGLA
Former Spice Girls singer turned fashion designer Victoria Beckham has finally revealed she regrets having a boob job when she was younger, and that she was “stupid” for denying having had it done for such a long time.
In a heartfelt open letter, intended as an imagined letter to her teenage self about what the future would hold for her, was originally published in September 2016 in Vogue, but has been shared again online in January and praised.
“Learn to embrace your imperfections,” Victoria wrote. “That is what I want to tell you. Let your skin breathe – wear less make-up (and don’t ever let that make-up artist shave your eyebrows! The effects will last forever).”
In the lengthy piece, Victoria covers everything from being bullied at school, to auditioning for the Spice Girls, meeting her husband David Beckham and wishing she knew more about the “offside rule.”
She continued: “And I should probably say, don’t mess with your boobs. All those years I denied it – stupid. A sign of insecurity. Just celebrate what you’ve got.”
The 42 year old has rarely spoken about her cosmetic surgery in the past, mentioning it five years ago in a separate Vogue feature, saying before quickly shepherding the conversation on: “No torpedo bazookas, either. Gone.”
Three years later, Allure magazine confronted her with two ‘before and after’ pictures of herself with bigger boobs in the past. “I don’t have them any more. I think I may have purchased them,” she fessed up.
She’s due to receive an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s honours list this month, for both her fashion empire and her services to charity. In the letter to her younger self, she said that her designing career would bring her “so much fun”.
“You are going to have so much fun with your clothes – PVC catsuits; chokers that say absurd things; weird spiky blonde hair. It will never occur to you that you appear ridiculous.
“You will turn up at awards ceremonies resembling a drag queen. You will always be addicted to Elnett hairspray but you will tone it down. Less of the ‘Hello! I just got stuck in a wind tunnel’, please.”
Posted on January 4th, 2017 at 8:49 pm by SBGLA
Former 80’s heartthrob Matt Goss has revealed that there was an ultimate pop couple that never quite came to be – him and Victoria Beckham.
The Bros singer made the astonishing confession as he prepares to go back on tour with his brother fir the first time in decades.
The 48-year-old former boyband star admitted that he had a crush on the star – but he wasn’t willing to compete with Becks. Oo-er!
Matt’s revelation comes after former the Spice Girls singer Victoria revealed in her autobiography that she fancied the singer during his 80s hey day.
She wrote: “I was convinced I was going to marry Matt Goss. I was so obsessed.”
Now Matt has confessed at one point the feeling was mutual – but unfortunately they were never meant to be.
He told Closer magazine: “Victoria is such a lovely girl. I had a crush on her too, but I think she made the right choice.”
Victoria went on to marry David Beckham while Matt has been connected to a string of beautiful women – including former MTV host Daisy Fuentes, Mel Sykes and, most recently, singer Rebecca Ferguson.
Posted on December 7th, 2016 at 7:35 am by SBGLA
Not only has he just signed a huge deal with top US music manager Scooter Braun, but seriously folks, Cruz Beckham has officially revealed his debut pop single – a festive track called ‘If Every Day Was Christmas’.
All was revealed earlier this week on popular British radio station Capital FM and the song is already on Spotify…
AND if this little publicity blast is anything to go by, then ‘baby’ Beckham, who is clearly following in his mom’s footsteps, is surely on course for the UK Christmas No.1 spot. Oo-er!
The station interviewed Becks junior about the track, with the young lad explaining his rationale behind the song:” It’s two of my favorite things – singing and Christmas.”
Cruz also announced the news on his Instagram account, writing: “#IfEveryDayWasChristmas out now on @AppleMusic!! All proceeds to @globals_make_some_noise”.
The tune features 11-year-old Cruz singing the line: “If every day was Christmas and I can’t be with you, underneath the mistletoe, kiss you when nobody knows.”
Sales from ‘If Every Day Was Christmas’ will benefit Global’s Make Some Noise organization – which funds charities across the UK.
The track is produced by Rodney Jerkins, who has worked with icons like Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and, yes, the Spice Girls throughout his career.
Not that everyone is completely happy with the song, as Piers Morgan took the opportunity on Good Morning Britain this morning to drag the poor kid’s efforts into the mud by accusing the Beckhams of ‘pimping Cruz out’, later adding: “I’m trying to protect Cruz Beckham from his fame-hungry parents.”
Cruz’s parents, David and Victoria Beckham, have been showcasing their son’s musical gifts all year long on social media.
When Cruz joined Instagram this week he quickly attracted over 30,000 subscribers in just one hour, which is clear testament to his social media appeal.
Well, at least it’s all for a good cause!
Posted on November 16th, 2016 at 1:01 pm by SBGLA
David Beckham FREAKED out when magician David Blaine spat live frogs out of his mouth as part of a trick on his new show Beyond Magic.
The former pro footballer was left visibly disgusted by the trick and held his head in his hands in disbelief.
In the clip, David Blaine asks Beckham and his son Brooklyn to pick an animal, to which he replies: “A frog”.
Blaine then sews his own mouth shut and afterward spits two live frogs out of his mouth while David records it on his phone.
David then freaks out as he turned to the camera and revealed he thought the trick was Blaine sewing his mouth shut and he’d completely forgotten he’d even mentioned frogs.
Unable to get to grips with the trick, David then holds his head in his hands and walks off in disbelief.
In the footage, David’s wife Victoria Beckham and son Brooklyn can also be seen looking on with a worried face as she watches the trick.
In the new series, David isn’t the only one who gets freaked out as Blaine also shocks Johnny Depp, John Travolta, Drake, Dave Chapelle and many others.
The show will also feature one of Blaine’s most potentially lethal tricks of his career, the bullet catch.
Blaine, 43, first attempted and succeeded at the trick in 2009 and repeated it again at a Las Vegas arena in 2015.
The bullet catch is where a magician catches a bullet fired directly at them, usually in their mouth or their hand.
According to Rolling Stone, Blaine was unable to secure a marksman for the trick last year and had to pull the trigger himself.
Speaking about the trick, he said: “I hope nobody ever continues this and I hope this ends the tradition of the bullet catch.
“I do not recommend this.”
Hmmm… I too am dumbfounded!