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Victoria Beckham - £10m US TV deal

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speedymama Wed 28-Feb-07 10:32:38

Well after reading this , is it no wonder that many young girls aspire to be WAGs or have a celebrity career? They see her making lots of money for doing very little besides being who she is (and I don't blame her btw if she can find eejits to pay her that kind of money).

When they do look into her world (which won't include hubby or sons) what will they find beside a lettuce leaf, clothes and shoes I wonder?

JanH Wed 28-Feb-07 10:35:02

Oh this is great - remember all those sneerers who said "well she'll be nobody over there, they won't be at all interested, that'll show her!!"?

Good. I agree about being nobody except who she is but because of that she does know loads of other interesting people (and in any case she is always good value on TV IMHO)

paulaplumpbottom Wed 28-Feb-07 10:35:16

What happened to the days when a documentary was some thing that was intellectually stimulating. I can't imagine her "world" is interesting enough to hold someone's attention for an hour.

saltire Wed 28-Feb-07 10:36:10

If it's being made by NBC then hopefully we won't have to watch it.
Does it mean that she is getting $10million to add to the other hundreds of millions of pounds she has?

JanH Wed 28-Feb-07 10:36:52

Fly-on-the-wall, paula. Blame that bloke called Paul who did the first one about the family (you won't know who I mean, hang on, I'll look it up)

paulaplumpbottom Wed 28-Feb-07 10:36:55

Sky will just pick it up from NBC

JanH Wed 28-Feb-07 10:38:39

Here you go, paula. The Family was 1974 and it's all been downhill since then

totaleclipse Wed 28-Feb-07 10:38:54

But whats that worth to someone who has xxx amount of millions in the bank already, I mean an extra £10 million does'nt mean she will then be able to afford all the things she ever wanted, because she already can, if they never earned another penny in thier lives, I doubt they will ever have to budget.

Oh just ignore me, I am only jealous

JanH Wed 28-Feb-07 10:40:10

No!!! - your lot started it!

<<Modelled on the 13-part observational series, An American Family (US, d. Craig Gilbert, 1972), producer Paul Watson's 12-part The Family (BBC, 1974) is credited with creating the concept of the 'fly-on-the-wall' documentary in Britain.>>

saltire Wed 28-Feb-07 10:41:37

eclipse, that's how they (especially her) come across though - as greedy. Like they sit down at night and say "well we only have 200 million so we need to get out and make even more"
I get annoyed at footballers in general though as they make more money in a week than my DH, and others in the Forces, nurses police, etc make in a year

JanH Wed 28-Feb-07 10:42:56

Well yes, but so do investment bankers and film stars and property developers.

puddle Wed 28-Feb-07 10:46:33

To be fair to her though she was in one of the biggest girl band ever. Millions of records sold.

So she did have a hugely successful career of her own before she became Mrs Beckham - was much more famous than DB when they first married - unlike say Colleen thingummy bob.

paulaplumpbottom Wed 28-Feb-07 10:46:54

I'm sorry I can't take responsibility I wasn't even born yet.

saltire Wed 28-Feb-07 10:49:11

Yes jan you're right,but we aren't subjected to daily pictures of investment bankers out on the town pouting at the press, and telling us how much money they make from deals etc Admittedly we do with some film stars, but not all

speedymama Wed 28-Feb-07 11:03:46

Agree Puddle that her fame and money came originally from one of the most highly marketed pop bands in the world. I think both she and David will be hugely successful in the USA because the Americans like winners and both have earnt their money rather than be born into it.

I just hate the obsession of the media with fluff. Since the Spice Girls, she only seems to pout, diet, wear clothes that make her appear that she is trying too hard and deliver another offspring every couple of years. Where is the substance?

Give me Helen Mirren any day - she is a woman of substance.

GrumpyOldHorsewoman Wed 28-Feb-07 11:06:49


Beside her, a great big pail of ditchwater begins to look mighty interesting.

I am SO F*ING SICK of seeing her pouty, lollipop head perching precariously above that designer clad skinny body. She ahs no substance and bores the living shite out of me. Just give it up, you shallow, boring clothes horse.

oxocube Wed 28-Feb-07 11:07:43

It seems strange to 'look inside her world' but not mention her husband or kids! I thought they were her world! But hey, good luck to the woman.

And just in case any US documentary makers want to look inside my world, feel free to CAT me I will happily bear my soul, husband, kids and anything else you can think of for much less than you are paying Mrs Beckham

FluffyMummy123 Wed 28-Feb-07 11:08:21

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paulaplumpbottom Wed 28-Feb-07 11:08:39

She does look like she is trying to hard doesn't she? Have you seen the way she is dressing in LA? People in the States (except maybe New York) just don't dress like that everyday.

DimpledThighs Wed 28-Feb-07 11:10:02


DimpledThighs Wed 28-Feb-07 11:10:51

she is anorexic - giving a bad message to women all over the world that the most interesting thing to be is hungry.

speedymama Wed 28-Feb-07 11:16:58

But Dimple, she will probably be able to exchange tips with the other emaciated lollipops in La La Land so she is in good company.

GrumpyOldHorsewoman Wed 28-Feb-07 11:19:42

I'm sorry - I don't think she's anorexic. She's obviously proud of her skinniness - anorexics tend to have a dysmorphic (sp?) body image and would want to cover up their bodies, always believing them to be hideous. She's just in the 'who can be the skinniest celebridee competition' which is quite a different matter. Vacuous bitch.

DimpledThighs Wed 28-Feb-07 11:25:56

apologies - did not realise about the body dismorphic aspect and 'anorexic' is not a word to be bandied around like that - sorry.

but yes she is setting a very bad example. Did you see that BBC3 thing about size 0? The presenter was fab and the programme was very infomrative.

GrumpyOldHorsewoman Wed 28-Feb-07 11:35:13

i didn't see it. There seems to be an awful lot of TV progs at the moment that are either about obesity or size 0/anorexia.

And they wonder why we have an unhealthy relationship with food? I wish the media would stop obsessing about whether we are too fat or too thin, it makes us think too much. And that goes for the likes of VB who think they are what we are actually aspiring to. Like hell, we are (or me, anyway)

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