David Beckham Says Wife Victoria ‘Had Quite the Party’ After ‘Spilt Drink’ Photos Surface

Victoria Beckham took a well deserved night to let loose!

While talking about his H&M Modern Essentials campaign at Gemma restaurant in New York City, David Beckham dished to ET about the couple’s recent wild night out, after which his wife left her event with a mysterious wet spot on her pants.

“My wife looked like she’d had quite the party and she did,” admitted David, referring to the shindig held last week at Victoria’s London boutique. “It was a big release for her.”

“I kind of kept it together,” he continued, explaining that Victoria had been putting in overtime leading up to her successful Fashion Week collection, and “deserved a night like that because she’s worked hard.”

“We all had a good night,” David added

In response to how gentlemanly it was for him to help his one and only through her super fun night, the soccer star modestly replied, “I was trying. I was trying.”

Following the release of the photos in question, Victoria’s rep gave possibly the best statement to ET regarding the incident: “This was simply the result of the most unfortunate positioning of a spilt drink, whilst Victoria was sitting down – thankfully it was not a ‘dampener’ on what was a fantastic night.”

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Post Update: Victoria Beckham: 92Y “Fashion Icons” talk + Gallery adds

Victoria sat down with Fern Mallis at the 92Y to discuss her career and what’s next for her business. You can check some quotes below, thanks to Harpers Bazaar’s twitter page:









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Emma Bunton: I don’t want to be in the gym when I could be with my kids

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She’s secretly always been our favourite Spice Girl (shhhhhh, don’t tell the others!) so we were pretty excited to interview Emma Bunton for an exclusive cover story in the June issue of Essentials magazine.

As well as answering all of our probing questions, the Heart FM DJ and mum-of-two agreed to play a little game of Truth or Dare with us – watch her reveal guilty secrets and hidden talents in the exclusive behind-the-scenes video (coming soon)

Her next birthday may be her 40th but Emma looks as youthful and bubbly as she did in her Baby Spice days so the first thing we asked her for was her secret…

Emma on taking care of herself…
I try to look after myself, stay active and drink lots of water, but I’m not neurotic about it. I don’t want to be in the gym when I could be with my kids. One thing I could definitely do with more of though… is sleep!

On making her kids cringe….
I’m afraid I’m a bit of an embarrassing mum. As soon as they appear, I literally grab them and squeeze them and kiss them. Beau’s only seven and he’s already like, ‘Eurgh Mum, get off!’ But
I can’t help myself. I know it’s probably going to have to stop soon, so I’m making the most of it while I can.

On girl power…
It still means the same thing to me today as it did when we started. It’s about empowering other women and having strong female role models. It’s not like we’re screaming and shouting and burning our bras; it’s just about women supporting other women. We’re all juggling children and work, so it helps to know we have one another.

Emma co-hosts London’s Heart Breakfast show with Jamie Theakston, weekdays from 6am, and presents her own show, Celebrate Saturday, from 5pm to 7pm every weekend.

To read the full interview with Emma, pick up the latest issue of Essentials on sale now.



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“It’s been a big year for Victoria Beckham: She opened her flagship store in London, she became a UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador, and she was just named Brand of the Year at the British Fashion Awards. Her latest endeavor has her dipping her toes into the beauty world for the first time (and we’re sure it won’t be her last) for a collaboration with Nails Inc. The designer and mother of four has created two limited-edition nail polishes inspired by her upcoming Japanese-influenced Victoria for Victoria Beckham spring/summer 2015 collection.

Both shades, Judo Red and Bamboo White, are encased in chic, minimalist bottles designed by Fabien Baron with a black and white matte finish and clear side panels that reveal the gorgeous orangey-red and nude polish inside. The lacquer features a stretch-to-fit formula (much like Beckham’s dresses) and bamboo extract that will strengthen your nails.

To mark the launch of the polishes on Nailsinc.com (they will be available in stories in February), Beckham took some time out of her busy schedule to exclusively talk to ELLE.com about her skincare and makeup routine, and the beauty products she shares with David.”


Emma Bunton On Having Children, A Possible Return To Music And Making Tea For Jamie Theakston

In our new section – WISE WORDS – we ask our favourite personalities from all walks of life about some of the lessons they’ve learned along the way, how they de-stress from their busy lifestyles, and the things in life they consider the most important.

This time we’re speaking to Spice Girl and Heart Breakfast presenter Emma Bunton, recently announced as the celebrity ambassador for Specsavers’ annual Spectacles Wearer of the Year campaign.

Emma tells HuffPost UK all about life at home with her family, how she copes with negative criticism thrown in her direction and a possible return to music…

What do you do to switch off from the world?
I love a good long bath with lots of oils. That’s the way I spend my downtime – in the bath. Or I do love catching up on my favourite programmes. I don’t have time for a whole weekend, but I did just have a great two hours of watching ‘Homeland’. That would definitely be how I switch off.

How do you deal with negativity?
I think I’ve grown to kind of ignore it, really. I’ve got children, I’ve got a family and I’ve got a much more positive stance on everything. So people who are negative about me or things around me – it really doesn’t offend me anymore My priorities have changed, I’ve got other things to worry about, one hundred per cent. Back in the day before children, you take things to heart, but as you get older it definitely affects you less.

When and where are you happiest?
I’m definitely happiest at home, with my children, in our onesies watching some kind of Disney film. We’re loving ‘Big Hero 6’ at the moment and also ‘Tangled’ – and I’m not just saying this but since I’ve started wearing my glasses *laughs* the things that I’ve started to notice in those films, it’s unbelievable. You don’t realise until you start watching with your glasses on.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is to work hard. From quite a young age, I’ve been told that if you want something you have to work for it. Nothing just comes along, you have to work. And I have that now with my children, they know about work ethic, they’ve seen their mum going to work every day and I think that’s really important.

What’s the hardest lesson you’ve ever had to learn?
The hardest lesson… oh my goodness. I’m with my PA and she says my driving lessons probably were! Getting through that! *laughs*

What would you tell your 13-year-old self?
I would tell her not to worry too much. Not to worry as much as I probably did when I was younger about silly things. I look back now and I think, ‘Why did I worry about that, there was no need!’ Don’t worry about the silly little things And I think, again, it comes from having children, your priorities completely change. Worrying takes too much time up, I think.

What three things are at the top of your bucket list?
I do feel very lucky when I get asked that question because, of course, I’ve done some wonderful things I’d love to do music again, in some way or another. In some sort of capacity I’d love to do some sort of music again, that would be great.

My other one is to learn how to cook! I’m going to learn how to cook… something. I’m awful – I’ve been spoilt, you see, because my other half is a brilliant cook, so I just kind of help him. I just open the wine and that kind of thing. But I would love to learn how to cook or bake and do some kind of thing.

Oh and I’d love to travel a bit more! Obviously, again, I’ve been very lucky and been able to travel, but I’ve never been able to spend a lot of time in places. Especially when you’re on tour it’s just hotels and airports. I’d love to take my little boys to Italy, maybe on safari. Fun things, really.

What do you think happens when we die?
Oh my goodness… that’s a heavy one but it’s something that I’m sure everyone has different opinions on, and it’s something that I’m still wondering about. And I’m very open to lots of different things so I feel like I still couldn’t answer that.

When do you feel a sense that we live in the presence of something bigger?
I do feel that, because I think if you’re open-minded that that’s always something that you think about.

What was your last good deed?
I made Jamie Theakston a cup of tea this morning! Is that a good deed?

Emma is the face of the Love Glasses campaign, encouraging people to upload selfies in their glasses to the Specsavers website to be in with the chance of winning a holiday to the Bahamas – and for each entry they’ll be donating £1 the to anti-bullying charity, Kidscape.

To be in with a chance of scooping the biggest accolade in the specs-wearing world, glasses wearers can enter the competition online, via Facebook or alternatively at your nearest Specsavers store.


Mel C talks about why the Run for the 96 is so important

Former spice girl Mel C says it’s important we keep the memory of the 96 who lost their lives during the Hilsborough disaster alive.

The Scouse singer has been a vocal supporter of the campaign for justice, and even performed on the Justice Collective single ‘He ain’t heavy’ in the aftermath of the Hillsborough Independent Panel report, which became Christmas number one in 2012.

Today over 2,300 runners took part in a charity race at Stanley Park to mark the 26th anniversary of the disaster.

A team of 10 intrepid runners have also completed a 78-mile run from Hillsborough to Anfield over the past two days.

Speaking ahead of today’s 5k , Mel C said it is important to keep the memory of the 96 alive.

She said: “It’s so wonderful to be here today for the very first Run for the 96 5k.

“I’ve been aware of it for a while, and I just think it’s a brilliant opportunity for the city – and people from all over the world – to take part for the first one.

“I hope it gets bigger and better. It’s raising so much money for the local community, but also to keep the memory alive which is so, so important.”


Victoria at the Ellen DeGeneres show

Victoria Beckham doesn’t do a ton of media appearances, but she made an exception for Ellen DeGeneres!

“I don’t [do a lot of press],” admits the 41-year-old mom of four in a clip from Friday’s show. “I work, and I’m home looking after the kids, so no, I don’t tend to do a lot of TV. But I love the show, and it looks like there’s a lot of strong, powerful women out there that want to have fun, and I’m just a big fan of what you do!”

Posh is also a big fan of her hubby David Beckham (can you blame her?), along with their sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz and daughter Harper. “All the kids are amazing,” the former Spice Girl says. “They’re really good kids, they work hard at school, they’re happy, they’re funny—they’re just really good kids.”

Victoria says Harper, 3, loves hanging out with Brooklyn, 16, Romeo, 12, and Cruz, 10. “The boys are great with her,” the proud mum says.

And if you can believe it, Harper is actually quite “a little tomboy,” says Victoria! “She loves to wear little dresses, but then she loves to put her football boots on and get in the garden with her brothers and have a bit of rough and tumble which I think is great.” – Source

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Victoria Beckham: ‘I’ve Come a Long Way’ With Fashion Line

Every Brit knows there’s nothing like a cuppa on a bitter, cold day. And so, guests at Victoria Beckham’s runway show on Sunday morning were treated to hot tea – in glass cups – as they arrived at Cipriani Wall Street on the coldest New York City day in years.

As for the fashions, they were warm, too, but the fall-winter fabrics were given a sexy twist, falling closer to the body than usual. Beckham also used slits and cutouts to bare a little more skin that one normally sees in winter fashions. Draping was fanciful, including a very pretty sarong-like effect from the waist down on some dresses.

The former Spice Girl said, in a post-show interview, that if there were one word to describe the collection, it would be “bounce.”

“By bounce, I mean fabrics that are young and fresh,” Beckham said backstage, where she greeted her handsomely dressed sons, her young daughter and hubby David Beckham, in a sleek long topcoat.

“I love the texture,” Beckham continued. “They’re light as well. It’s very important that, yes, these things look good on the catwalk, but I’m selling clothes all around the world. I have to take into account the weight of fabrics. So that bouncy fabric is really nice and wearable. “

Beckham professed to having a little more fun this time around. “I wanted to play,” she said. “So I have lots of very sexy, tightly fitted dresses. You know I did have a little bit of fun and I think you can see that.” She’s hearing, she said, that her clothes are starting to draw a younger customer, as well as her usual fan base.

“I think I’ve come a long way,” she said. “I’m really proud of myself and my team.”


‘I do have a big ego. And I’m in love with myself’: an exclusive interview with Mel B

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Melanie Janine Brown, better known as Mel B or Scary Spice, admits she’s always had a bit of a crush on herself. A few weeks ago she turned up at Jonathan Ross’s fancy dress Halloween party as Scary Spice. “I put on a massive wig, the boots, and Julien Macdonald made me a really sexy leopardskin catsuit.” Her friend Leigh Francis, who was responsible for a brutally funny impression of her on his TV show Bo’ Selecta!, didn’t realise it was the real Brown behind the hair. “He goes to me, ‘Bloody hell, you look like a good Scary Spice’, and I’m like, ‘Leigh, I’m your mate, it’s me’, and he goes, ‘Who the fuck dresses up as themselves?’ and I went, ‘Me!’ and he went, ‘Exactly!’”

As Scary, Brown was the Spice Girl you didn’t mess with; tough, sexy, funny, filthy, hard work. Although Francis’s parody of Mel B is extreme – leopardskin bra and knickers, huge glasses that slide down her nose, huge mouth that split her face in two, and a Yorkshire accent broad as the Dales – it is unerringly close to the real thing. As I walk up the stairs of the London studio where she is having her photo taken, I hear a roar of laughter. Mel B is in the house – swapping from Prada dress to black tailored jumpsuit to ribbed roll-neck jumper, complaining that her surgically enhanced boobs look too big, telling her teenage daughter Phoenix (who’s here for support) she loves her, showing off the £20,000 renewal wedding ring her husband, film producer Stephen Belafonte, has just bought her.

As Scary Spice, Brown had a raw beauty. Today, the tongue stud has gone, the hair is straightened and the leopardskin catsuit replaced with shirt and trousers. She could pass for the fanciable if forbidding CEO of a public company.

By her standards, Brown has been virtually invisible for the past decade – living in Los Angeles, bringing up her three daughters, establishing herself as an entrepreneur (she part owns a bottled water company). But even at her most withdrawn, she’s done her bit to keep the tabloids in business. So there have been the lesbian affairs, the alleged threesomes, the relationship with Eddie Murphy, the DNA test over the child who proved to be his, the marriage to Belafonte, the “love of her life”, who has a criminal record for domestic violence. And occasionally she has been in the newspapers for her work – starring in the musical Rent and The Vagina Monologues, appearing as part of the re-formed Spice Girls one-off at the London Olympics, producing her own reality show, and judging America’s Got Talent and Australia’s X Factor.

When it was announced earlier this year that she was returning to the UK to judge The X Factor at home, nobody seemed too interested. After all, the big news was that Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini (formerly Cole) were returning to boost flagging audience figures. Mel B was very much an addendum. But that’s not the way things have turned out. While the TV audience has criticised Fernandez-Versini’s simpering, and complained that Cowell has lost his nasty edge, Brown has proved herself the most watchable judge. She has been direct, mouthy, and at times very funny. The show’s most memorable lines have come from her – whether it’s telling 16-year-old Lauren Platt, after she had sung How Will I Know, “I’m so excited right now I could slap you”, or suggesting she’d be up for mud wrestling with Fernandez-Versini (“That’s quite hot, I’d like to do that”), or telling Ben Haenow he made her want to go home and ravish her husband.

Brown says she was desperate to be on The X Factor. So much so, she flew from Australia to London at her own expense, turned up at Cowell’s offices, and pitched herself to him and 20 executives. “I said, ‘I’m a team player, I’m a hard worker and I’m not afraid of speaking my mind. You’re going to get a bit of Scary Spice, a bit of Confused Spice, a bit of Angry Spice, everything.’ They left it a couple of days and said, ‘OK, you’ve got the job.’”

For all the talk, Brown isn’t quite as fearless as she makes out. Even now, she’s surprised when people tell her she’s a hit on The X Factor. “I know I’m not everybody’s cup of tea. I’m just me.” She was worried about coming over as too hard, so there has been a concerted effort to change her image: she dresses more elegantly, and has tried to cut down on her dirty talk. It hasn’t always worked, and this is part of her appeal – the tension between the remodelled, motherly Brown, and the uncontrollable, potty-mouthed Mel B of old.

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Mel C: ‘Saturday night is all about X Factor’

Former Spice Girl Mel C has sold more than 12 million records as a solo artist since the band split in 2000.

She has also performed in musicals Jesus Christ Superstar and Blood Brothers.

Now 40, Mel lives with her five-year-old daughter, Scarlet, in London.

She reveals how she spends her weekends.

“My daughter Scarlet is in year one now, so school is getting serious. We chill out and watch a movie on Friday nights. She’s allowed to stay up a little bit later and she loves movies such as Frozen.

“On Saturday mornings I like to do a nice, fun breakfast. I’ve just had a new kitchen put in, so I’m very much into cooking at the moment.

I have been making muffins, pancakes and homemade granola. I had my dad to stay recently and I loved getting the table ready with lots of different fruit and cereals and things – I’m like a little B&B.

“I might do a yoga class if I can fit it in and, after that, Saturday is a really good day to get Scarlet together with some of her friends. We might visit a little local fair or the park. We went to a Witch Academy at the London Eye recently where they gave a lesson on how to be a witch!

“Saturday night is X Factor night, so we’ll watch that to see how my friend Mel B is doing as a judge. Once Scarlet’s gone to bed, if I have someone like my dad staying, we’ll cook a lovely meal and open a bottle of wine.

“If Scarlet is staying with her father for the weekend, I’ll have a long, girlie lunch with friends on Sunday. We usually sit there all afternoon putting the world to rights over a few drinks.

“If Scarlet is with me we’ll have more of a family day. Then it’s an early night before the busy week starts.”


Mel C Talks Being An ‘Accidental’ Feminist, Festive Foodie And Fitness Fanatic

She might have turned 40 this year but Sporty Spice is showing no signs of slowing down.
Nearly fifteen years after the Spice Girls came onto the scene, Mel C is still lamenting the days of Girl Power, raising concerns about bringing up her daughter Scarlet in a selfie-obsessed generation (which, by the way, she calls total b*llocks).

We sat down with former Spice Girl to talk about the legacy of the most famous girl-group and their influence on fourth-wave feminism (as well as her first Christmas up north with Scarlet and her family).

And yes, we were fangirling the WHOLE time. #GirlPower

Mel C – real name Melanie Chisholm – currently lives in London’s Primrose Hill with her 5-year-old daughter Scarlet, but the pair are heading up north to spend Christmas with Mel’s relatives in Merseyside.

It’s actually Scarlet’s first Crimbo up north so the pair are VERY excited to be getting out of the Big Smoke (here’s hoping they get some snow!)

“Christmas always comes around so quickly! We’re going up north this year to see all the family. We did a London Christmas last year so I’m looking forward to getting up north,” she said.

“It’s our first northern Christmas together but we tend to do a lot of visiting throughout the year so she’s met everyone already.”

So what’s Scarlet got on her Christmas list for Santa this year? Surely when your mum’s a Spice Girl, you can ask for WHATEVER you want, right?

“She’s really into Zhu Zhu pets at the moment. Even though she doesn’t tend to play with them that much, at Christmas she wants them,” said Mel.

“She spends most of her time drawing, she loves colouring in. She’s not really into one particular thing.”

Hmm, that must save Mel some pennies! She also revealed their Xmas activities – although it will NOT be including ice-skating following a previous iced-based ‘mare.

“We went to Winter Wonderland last year but we haven’t made plans to go this year,” she said.

On the actual day (which is five Fridays away FYI, not that we’re counting), Mel says she’ll be taking a back seat and letting her mum do the Christmas cooking as she finds the whole thing a bit stressful.

“My mum makes her own cake, her own mince pies – she’s such a great cook!” she said. Sounds YUM.

Diet Regime

She’s famous for her sculpted abs and toned arms but the Spice Lady formerly known as Sporty Spice revealed she does let her diet relax a little at Christmas.

“Doesn’t everybody? I hope so! It’s like your birthday – calories don’t count,” she joked.

“Obviously we all want to be healthy, but you can’t deprive yourself, especially at Christmas. I’m not really a sweet-toothed person or a chocolate girl, but I like a Quality Street Toffee Penny at Christmas.”

But you only have to look at her Twitter feed to see that she takes her healthy lifestyle very seriously during the rest of the year (recently sharing a picture of her Paleo diet plan).

And the self-confessed fitness fanatic revealed she developed abs of steel after training for a gruelling triathlon last year.

“I got super-fit training for triathlons so a lot of training went into that. It’s hard work. Leading up to the competition, it’s six days a week [training], but not now,” she said.

“I train about three times a week now. I think because I was very competitive and did a couple of triathlons, you have this strength that remains and how much fat you have over it is how much it shows!”

Right, better sign up for the hardest physical challenge we can possibly set ourselves next year.

Actually scrap that, Ben and Jerry’s are calling our names and we can’t keep them waiting.

Spice Girls Legacy

It’s FINALLY started not to feel like a dirty word – especially with Emma Watson’s #HeForShe campaign.

And with the former Harry Potter star growing up in the ‘90s, there’s no way she could have gone until the age of 23 without being influenced by #GirlPower.
“I’m taking her to a grotto, which should be nice. We won’t be going ice skating as we went one year and it was a disaster!”

But Mel C admitted that they actually became the faces of 90s feminism by accident.

“I think with us girls, it was almost an accidental thing that happened with us,” she said.

“We were quite naïve to the fact that it was quite a male-dominated industry, as many people are, and when we started coming up against barriers, that’s where Girl Power was born.”

Appearing as Sporty Spice alongside Victoria Beckham (Posh), Geri Halliwell (Ginger), Emma Bunton (Baby) and Melanie Brown (Scary), the girls were adamant they would be as successful – if not more than – other boybands at the time.

“We were like, ‘F**k this!’. It was our motto, we were so determined and we were so appalled to be told that girl bands don’t sell and it’s all about boybands,” she said.

“That spurred us on to want to be successful but want to be for girls and to empower girls.

“The wonderful thing about Spice Girls, Girl Power, feminism, whatever you want to call it, is that made that belief more accessible to young girls.”

So what exactly does feminism mean to her now, with her Spice Girls days long behind her?

“I think feminism is different things to different people. Personally for me it’s about equality, about no-one being better than anyone else,” she said.

“No-one needs to be stronger or more aggressive or all of these things, it’s about human beings wanting and needing the same things and just striving for that.”

But she has concerns that a generation obsessed with their appearance (aka #selfie) will negatively affect her young daughter’s self-esteem.

“It has been interesting because I think culture has changed. In a way we’re all so narcissistic with selfies and Instagram and of course, when I was growing up, people didn’t have phones let alone a social media account,” said Mel.

“What bothers me is the effect things have on people. I have a little girl and what’s important for me is that she grows up with great self-esteem in herself as a person and in her physical appearance.

“I don’t want any of these external factors to affect her, because it’s bollocks.”
Told you she didn’t mince her words.
“It’s pulling in two ways – there’s the celebrity element which is all about glamour and self-promotion and then the other side which is saying it’s about authenticity,” she said.

“I have a terrible battle with celebrity because I dislike celebrity and I find it quite vulgar but it’s part of my work as well so I can’t be a hypocrite.”

To get around her internal conflict, she tries to use her celebrity status for a good cause, for example she’s working with children’s charity Barnados for their Christmas campaign with Duracell.

Could she see herself as the next Angelina Jolie, working as a UN Ambassador perhaps?

“I think Posh Spice took that role!” she joked.