Sometimes, you cant help liking Americans a lot

#1
From the New York Times:

A load of tosh: America's verdict on Posh
By Leonard Doyle in Washington
Published: 18 July 2007

It could have been a big as The Osbournes, or so the producers of NBC's Victoria Beckham: Coming to America, had persuaded themselves.

Instead they were licking their wounds after a rare savaging at the hands of the usually docile US entertainment media.

As one unkind critic put it: 'This diva landed with a thud.'

"These kinds of reality shows rely on a fish-out-of-water conceit, but in Beverly Hills Mrs Beckham is a fish-in-Evian, one rich, blond, spray-tanned wife-of among many," said another.

The original idea was to have a six-part series that would follow the couple and their three children as they moved from London to the Hollywood hills.

Since their arrival in LA last week, the Beckhams have been basking in the spotlight of daytime television and celebrity magazines. There was the sultry shoot for W magazine and a cover story for Sports Illustrated. And, of course, the paparazzi are also chasing around. All this ahead of David Beckham's first outing for the LA Galaxy football team against Chelsea this Saturday, if an injured ankle does not remove him from the line-up

But already Americans may be wearying of the Beckham hype. Even NBC, which has a soft spot for all things British, had to conclude that there "just wasn't enough [material] for a series". So, instead of torturing its viewers over the next six weeks, it gave them an hour-long special, which was broadcast last night on ITV 1. Even in its cutdown form, the show was panned.

"An orgy of self-indulgence," is how the New York Post summed it up while awarding the programme zero stars.

"You will sit there slack-jawed at the gall of these people who think we are that stupid," concluded the paper's Linda Stasi. [hr]"There must be a reason NBC chose to lavish an hour of prime time tonight on Victoria Beckham: Coming to America," she wrote. "But conspiracy theorists will be hard put to connect the dots."

More: http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/article2779427.ece
. . . and BBC sports news says his team are awful, even by Scottish FA standards . . .

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#2
I drank myself into a stupor the night I discovered that the vapid, po-faced wench was coming to my city. But then, like the article suggests, I came to conclusion that there are so many people like her here that nobody will really notice.

It will be nice to watch her being reminded that she's nothing special here- just another self-publicizing hanger-on.
 
#4
It's nice and refreshing to see that they generate the same amount of apathy on both sides of the Atlantic.
 
#6
You wouldn't consider keeping the slapper on a permanent basis? Sort of reverse Lend-Lease jobbie? We'll throw in Jade Goody on a BOGOF theme (except she has to swim).
 
#7
crabtastic said:
I drank myself into a stupor the night I discovered that the vapid, po-faced wench was coming to my city. But then, like the article suggests, I came to conclusion that there are so many people like her here that nobody will really notice.

It will be nice to watch her being reminded that she's nothing special here- just another self-publicizing hanger-on.
Oh, God, I actually saw the b!tch at Coffee Bean at Sunset Plaza a few years ago, surrounded by bodyguards. I have no idea why she was there at the time; I only knew who she was on sight by virtue of my association with British folks, and had to clue my friends in.

She was exactly the size, shape and color of a tanned leather belt...but I am fairly sure that the screw-faced, miserable pout she wore was due to the loudly whispered refrain of "Who the hell is that?" and "Is she somebody famous?" all around her. :D
 
#8
:? Who is this thread about?
 
#9
Be grateful Khyros - ignorance in this particular case is bliss ........
 
#10
Okay... then I won't bother to investigate further. :)
 
#11
TankiesYank said:
crabtastic said:
I drank myself into a stupor the night I discovered that the vapid, po-faced wench was coming to my city. But then, like the article suggests, I came to conclusion that there are so many people like her here that nobody will really notice.

It will be nice to watch her being reminded that she's nothing special here- just another self-publicizing hanger-on.
Oh, God, I actually saw the b!tch at Coffee Bean at Sunset Plaza a few years ago,
If she had even a clue she would have gone to Peet's off Melrose.
 
#12
crabtastic said:
I drank myself into a stupor the night I discovered that the vapid, po-faced wench was coming to my city. But then, like the article suggests, I came to conclusion that there are so many people like her here that nobody will really notice.

It will be nice to watch her being reminded that she's nothing special here- just another self-publicizing hanger-on.
Once again, we seem to agree on this subject. I watched her on Jay Leno the other night. I wasn't to impressed with her looks or attitudes, etc. She looks a bit to 'slutty' to me.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=slutty

I understand her husband, has a problem with one of his ankles (?) and can't play on his team for sometime.

http://www.teamtalk.com/football/story/0,16368,2483_2542112,00.html
 
#14
Trip_Wire said:
[I understand her husband, has a problem with one of his ankles (?)
........and his taste in women.
 
#17
She could put an eye out with one of those! Umm... don't you feed your women over there?
 
#20
That is "Uber Ego", the squawking Pop Singer known as "Posh Spice" of the knicker-flashing Spice Girls, who then trapped an "Uber Soccer Ego" and is consequently rather well off in the ££££££ department.

Pair of trailer-trash brain-dead over-paid [and mercifully over-there] wastes of publicity.

[edit ... BTW, I would .... :roll: ]
 

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