Thursday, January 11, 2007

Bye bye Becks!

Right, venuring slightly out of my comfort zone now but hey why not?! I'm going to talk football!! The most knowledge I have about football is that Bristol City play at Ashton Gate (I have a city mad brother and dad) but I am a fan of David Beckham and as he's lovely and hitting the headlines today I thought I'd say a few words!

He's moving from Real Madrid to Los Angeles Galaxy in a five year contract worth (according to skysports) $250 million. I think even Posh Spice would struggle to work her way through spending that much. Who are Los Angeles Galaxy anyway? I have openly addmitted to knowing nothing about football but I didn't even think that America really did football. Don't they call it 'soccer'? Why do America always have to be bigger and better than us? And why can they not use football but soccer instead? They have taller buildings than us, richer than us, bigger meals than us... and fatter people than us (maybe not one to be proud of.) My point is though that they now have David Beckham and we don't!!!

I feel sorry for Becks though. He was dropped from the England team and then dropped from the Real Madrid team. Does anyone else think that maybe he wants to be the big fish again? He was fast becoming the little fish in the big pond but surely he'll move over to the States and become the huge fish in the little pond. Good ego boost I expect, but if you're David Beckham do you really need your ego to be boosted in such a way? I wonder how much influence Victoria had in his move. Let's look at the evidence: She loves fashion and is trying to make a name for herself. Surely LA is THE place to do that. Victoria Beckham will fit in perfectly in Hollywood, she's got the 00 size figure that appears to be in the criteria if you wish to live there and the millions and millions of pounds. Perfect! Expect to see David and Victoria with the world's celebrity A-Listers very shortly! I sound as though I don't like the Beckhams - I do, they can laugh at themselves, seem a nice pair and definitely seem very genuinely in love. I'm just always a little cynical (as has been probably noted from my other posts!) Anyways, I wish them lots of luck and hope they're very happy living it up with the yanks!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

It's back!

Celebrity Big Brother has returned to haunt us once again! It seems longer than a year ago that Essex girl Chantelle bounced onto our screens and as a non-celebrity beat all the so called 'real celebrities' in winning Big Brother. If I was famous and had gone on Celebrity Big Brother only to be beaten by a non-celeb, I would have been so embarrassed, mortified infact! Surely that made a mockery of being a z class celebrity, if it wasn't already. I have to confess that I love Chantelle and fair play to her for managing to convince her housemates that she was famous and from a girlband called Kandyfloss. Watching her sing really was car-crash TV but I loved every second of it! It just proved though that the show's producers can only really manage to persuade people to go on if their career is dying/dead or if they're trying to make something of themselves.

This year, I have to say I'm far from impressed with the people in the house. Jade Goody is yet again gracing our screens. I wonder if there will be renditions of "Am I mingin'"... Yes Jade, back then you were but I really think she has blossomed the past few years and she has bagged herself a lovely looking fiancee, who is also in the house, so she obviously can't be doing too much wrong! Jade's lesbian mum is in there too. Her voice just makes me think of a nasty old lady who's smoked far too many packs of 40 for far too many years. She recently had thousands and thousands of pounds worth of cosmetic surgery for the reality show Extreme Makeover. My older sister loved to give me makeovers when I was about 6 but clearly those days of a bit of lippy or eye shadow are long gone!

Other housemates include disgraced Miss GB, who was stripped of her title and crown when it emerged that she was dating one of the judges for Miss Great Britain. The other girls surely didn't stand a chance! Her name is Danielle Lloyd and the judge in question is Teddy Sheringham. She proudly calls herself a WAG and when asked by Davina McCall what WAG stood for, looked even more proud of herself for getting it right (It's fair to say she's not the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree.) When she appeared on BBC1's Test The Nation, she was asked who Winston Churchill was - her reply? "Wasn't he the first black president of America? There's a statue of him near me - that's black." Oh dear! My history knowledge is far from great but come on love!

Also in there is Jo from S Club - She made some classic tunes in her hay day! Ian, otherwise known as H from Steps, he's kind of annoying but there's something I like about him. Michael Jackson's brother Jermaine, Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty, Leo Sayer - again that man's got some great tunes next to his name, Cleo Rocos, Ken Russell, Donny Tourette and Dirk Benedict. I haven't heard of most of these people. Do I walk around with my eyes closed? Am I stupid? Am I young and naive? Hmmm, possibly yes to a few of these but I think the best explanation is that they're just not that famous! Three of them have walked out already - Don, Leo and Ken. Surely they knew what they were letting themselves in for when they signed up? Maybe their no doubt huge pay check was obscuring their ability to think straight.

I think I definitely prefered last years Celebrity Big Brother but hey, I'm open to persuasion so I'll keep you posted if anything changes my mind or if I happen to be blown away by any contestant (Jack is nearing this to be honest but only based on his beautiful good looks (fanning myself), but, I don't think he's said more than 2 words and I'm not THAT shallow so he's not my fave yet!) Let me know your thoughts :)

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

What a year...

Hello 2007 and goodbye 2006! In true new year style I'm going to reflect on the year just gone and, well to be honest, have a bit of a chuckle at the crazy antics of the celeb world!

Let me see... (and in no particular order...) George Michael... I think he wins the award for being found the most times slumped at the wheel of his car whilst being as stoned as stoned can be - or was he just tired?! Me thinks not somehow! Surely if it was an 18 year old lad found in the same sort of state, his licence would be taken away quicker than Lindsay Lohan can get her panties down (did i really just say that?! Sorry, I'm not her biggest fan...and they do seem to fall at the drop of a hat)

Boy George hit the headlines in a situation that I can't quite understand. He called the police out to his New York appartment saying that it had been burguled but really there had been no break in but a whole lot of cocaine was found in there. Hmmm, I think someone was screaming out for a bit of help perhaps but nevertheless he did community service sweeping the streets of New York. However, his fame meant that he was always being followed by the paparazzi and so he had to be moved to somewhere out of the public eye to serve the rest of his community service. Fair play to him though, he did it and has come out the other side.

It has been a usual year for the Beckhams - good, bad but definitely not ugly! David admitted to having OCD, but I think everyone has to a certain degree - Surely there's something everyone's a bit funny about? I know I have a few, but I'll save that for a rainy day. He also admitted that he struggles with his son Brooklyn's homework (That's why you're a footballer and not a rocket scientist David.) He also stepped down from captaining England after we were knocked out by Portugal in the World Cup but then was dropped from the team by the new manager, Steve McClaren. I miss you David that's for sure :) Posh Spice has been in the papers for the same reason as always - her weight. I think she's far too skinny but it's every girl for her own so if she's happy like that then fine. If she likes to eat lettuce leaves everyday then great but I personally like my mum's cooking far too much to be like that... but then I'm not photographed and slapped across the national newspapers everyday. Together they threw a world cup party, which a friend of mine was actually a waiter at and he said it was like a different world compared to the one he lives in. The guests were bidding for items in an auction in the tens and even hundreds of thousands of pounds as if money were water but it was all for charity and if you've got it then why not! They also launched a fragrance together and Victoria had her bottom made bigger on the posters for it (Not a problem I have thanks to mum's cooking that's for sure!) As I said, a good, bad, but not ugly year for the Beckhams!

Britney on the other hand has probably had a year she would rather forget - She was photographed driving with her baby son, Sean Preston on her lap - slightly illegal Brit! She then had social services come to her home after her son fractured his skull. She then had another baby (ahhhhh) but she then filed for divorce (boooo) and then to top it all she went out and partied hard with Paris Hilton and whoopsie forgot to put her knickers on when she was wearing a very short skirt! Now Britney, you've been in the public eye since you were 15, have you not learnt that photographers actually get on the floor when you get out of a car to get a 'knicker shot'?! You certainly gave them, and the rest of the world an eyeful. I'm sure your mother is proud!

Naomi Campbell hit the headlines by hitting her maid! She appeared in court a number of times over allegations that she assulted her maid for stealing. I read one report that the maid had supposedly stolen her skinny jeans - all I can say is that her maid must be hot to fit into her jeans!!

Tom Cruise stunned the world by appearing on Oprah and jumping up and down on her sofa declaring his love for Katie Holmes, whom he then had a child with and married later in the year. In fact, he just stunned the world the whole year I think. There were all the reports that he was getting his previously catholic fiance to convert to his religion of scientology which meant that during child birth she was not allowed to make a sound. I can't say I have any experience of child birth (phew!) but I'm pretty sure that it hurts a hell of a lot and I'm planning on letting everyone know that if I choose to go through it someday!!It's fair to say I will not be converting to scientology!

Well there is obviously far more I could say about the antics of 2006 but unfortunately I would be writing forever and this would be the longest post in the world! I could mention fueds, boyfriend/girlfriend stealing, WAGS, Celebrity Big Brother which a non-celeb won (There will be a post on this years Big Brother coming very soon!), messy divorces, fabulous weddings and pregnancies (Scary Spice and Eddie Murphy - who saw that coming?!)

Let's hope 2007 brings us as many fun and frolics to read about as 2006! Happy new year everyone - I hope that 2007 will bring you everything that you wish it to. x