Sunday, August 26, 2007
Hoo-ray for Hollywood
A lot of ink and airtime has been spent over the recent relocation to Beverly Hills of Britain's celebrity royals, Posh and Becks. Sweetening the deal (at least theoretically) was Posh's tv show, Victoria Beckham: Coming to America, a shameless publicity vehicle chronicling their move into the aptly dubbed Beckingham Palace. The show was swiftly reduced from a 6-part reality series to a still-too-long one hour special, and predictably panned by US media as "an orgy of self-indulgence". Well, duh.
Underwhelming media response aside, it's hard to imagine Posh taking a lesson in humility and self-restraint even after the glamorous belly flop of an entrance she's engineered. What do you expect when you have to share tabloid tattle with the likes of those other blonde Hollywood rakes? At least they earn their front pages the old-fashioned American way: behind the wheel in a haze of booze and drugs!
On the upside, I hear David Beckham is finally getting around to calling the darn game 'soccer'.