Victoria Beckham has followed husband David and son Brooklyn's lead and accepted pal Eva Longoria's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The former Spice Girls star posted footage of her early morning ice shower on Twitter.com on Thursday (21Aug14) and nominated Tom Ford, Katie Holmes and her son Cruz Beckham to take the challenge next.
Meet the Belchers
They are the ideal American family. Two parents, three kids, all happy to be together. They dance, they sing, they express themselves. If you think The Simpsons are the best cartoon family on TV, just take a look at how honest and loving the Belchers are. From the parents: Bob (Baw-by) and Linda, to kids Tina, Gene, and Louise, the Belchers are basically the dream team when it comes to family. They all bring their A-game.
1. As sisters, Louise and Tina have learned how to express their feelings:
2. Gene understands that it’s important to be honest as well:
3. Linda teaches her daughters (and Gene) the most valuable life lessons:
4. In the Belcher family, it’s totally cool to say whatever is on your mind:
5. Dancing is how they bring their family together:
6. Tina is easily one of the most charming people in the world:
7. She is also the perfect role model for her younger siblings:
8. The whole family is very accepting:
9. Linda does not get drunk:
10. But Bob does, only to be fun:
11. The kids are able to give their parents advice:
12. The whole family can respect each other’s house rules:
13. Bob and Linda are very informed and prepared parents:
14. Sometimes, they even all cuddle together in bed as a family:
Do you think the Belchers are the ideal cartoon family? Tweet us why you love them and why you watch Bob’s Burgers!
British pop group S Club 7 have officially agreed to reunite as a seven-piece. The Reach hitmakers split in 2003 after five years together and have been dogged by comeback rumours in recent months.
Three of the members, Jo O'Meara, Paul Cattermole and Bradley McIntosh, began touring small venues in the U.K. under the name S Club 3 in 2008 and were joined by Tina Barrett earlier this year (14).
Now, the remaining three members - Rachel Stevens, Hannah Spearritt and Jon Lee - have agreed to link up for a full band reunion. Their creator Simon Fuller, the former manager of the Spice Girls, will also be supporting their comeback.
A source tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "The seven have had a lot of big money offers over the years but they only feel the time is right now... Simon wants this comeback to be even bigger than Take That or (British pop group) Steps."
Former Spice Girls star Geri Halliwell didn't quit the group because she was feuding with bandmate Melanie Brown, according to Scary Spice herself. Halliwell's shock departure in 1996 marked the beginning of the end of the girl power superstars, and a spat with Mel B has often been cited as the reason behind the split.
But now Brown is keen to set the record straight once and for all as she continues to fight for a second Spice Girls reunion tour with or without Victoria 'Posh Spice' Beckham, who insists she's finished with the group for good.
During a chat with U.S. TV host Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live on Wednesday (06Aug14), the singer-turned-TV personality said, "I don't think it was my feud (that led to the split). I think she had some stuff going on in her head... I don't think she could take the pressure. She actually talked about it in her book and she just bounced."
But Mel B admits Halliwell's timing could have been better: "She happened to have left on my birthday. What a b**ch!"
And, during a grilling about her life as a Spice Girl, Mel B confessed that she and rap kingpin Diddy are now gym buddies after he upset her at an awards show.
She recalled, "I did have an argument with Puff Daddy... He yelled at me to get off the stage when I was hosting this awards show... I said, 'Come over here and say that to my face', and then we got into a bit of an 'f you' kind of scenario.
"Now I see him at SoulCycle (gym) and he's fine. He's like, 'Hey Mel, how are you?' It's all cool."
If you're still watching True Blood, you either love terrible television, or you're dependent on HBO's Sunday night sex scenes. HBO's Sunday nights have featured some of the raunchiest scenes in television history, from Sex and the City and Girls to Game of Thrones, but none of them compare to what we've seen on True Blood. As the show prepares to meet its true death, we're taking a look back at the moments that had us all hot and bothered, as well as the most disturbing ones.
1. Intro to Fang-Banging: Jason & Maudette
The very first episode of True Blood introduced Jason Stackhouse, god amongst men, spending time with lady friend, Maudette Pickens. Maudette, a fang-banger, is watching a home movie of her kinky adventures with a vampire while she services Jason. In the next scene, Jason has Maudette chained to the ceiling of her living room while the two of them have intense sex. Needless to say, this scene is why we started watching the show.
2. Saints, Sinners, and Suds: Jason & Sarah Newlin Take a Bath
There was something so subtle, so sensual, so sexy about the way Sarah Newlin interrupted Jason's bath in season 2. Staying at the Fellowship of the Sun in an attempt to repent for his sins and mend his ways, Jason found trouble when Sarah decided she wasn't happy with her husband and decided to take matters into her own hands...literally.
3. Little Red "Ride-Me" Hood: Jason & Jessica
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There's really nothing like some spontaneous role playing to spice up your sex life. After telling Hoyt that he and Jessica were sleeping together, Jason got punched in the face. But Jessica made it up to him, Halloween-style. (Honestly, we would let Hoyt beat us as badly as he wanted if Jessica would help us recover like this, too).
4. In Your Dreams: Sookie, Eric, & Bill
This show constantly pinned Bill against Eric in the battle for Sookie's affection, so when Sookie dreamed of a threesome with the two hunky vampires at the end of season 4, fans around the world rejoiced. I mean, obviously this was the solution to this love triangle, right?
5. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun: Tara & Naomi
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Tara had the worst luck of any character from any season of this show. She dated Sam, but that didn't work. She dated (and really loved Eggs), but he was killed. Her mother is terrible. No matter what happens, Tara's life is awful. That's why it was so nice to see this brief moment of bliss from her. She finally seemed free of her old life, of its troubles, and able to start anew with Naomi. Unfortunately, that was short-lived too...
6. Same-Sex Tendencies: Jason & Eric
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Drinking a vampire's blood can have serious effects on a person. Hallucinations, the vampire's ability to sense emotions, and sex dreams. Oh, the sex dreams. They've provided some of the sexiest moments the show has ever given us, but none were anywhere near as intense as this one. We were biting our lips and grabbing at our bedsheets just from watching at home.
7. Pool Table Twister: Sam & Daphne; Arlene & Keith
"Nice rack," - "nice balls." Though Sam and Daphne may have used the pool table for their pun-filled romp on the pool table at Merlotte's, it's Arlene whose billiards boffing makes our list. We had never really seen Arlene in such a sexual light, and now we realize how much we''ve been missing out on. She tried to fight the temptation to sleep with Keith, because she doesn't have sex with vampires, because she's Hep V-positive, because, because, it's... wrong? Fighting proved futile, and the sex just seemed so...right.
8. Trip: Jason & Amy on V
Jason and Amy (played by the perfect Lizzy Caplan) had a wild relationship that involved drug abuse and vampire abuse. It wasn't the healthiest relationship, and it left its fair share of damage to Jason once it ended. It also provided one of the trippiest V-induced sequences in the history of the show.
9. Fantasy vs. Reality: Eric & Sookie
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We can't really choose just one Sookie and Eric scene. Every time the pair get involved, it's insanely sexy. There's something about it that feels inherently naughty, as if sleeping with a vampire who isn't Bill, especially his nemesis, is entirely forbidden. Whether it's her fantasies about lying on silk sheets with the Viking vamp or it's the reality of sleeping with an amnesiac, it's always hot.
10. Good to Be Pack Master: Alcide & Rikki
As someone who never cared about the werewolves on the show, I'm fairly certain Alcide was only there to prove that supernaturals have incredible sex. And werewolves are no exception. This scene makes it impossible to argue otherwise, so well done, True Blood. Well done.
And now onto the creepiest:
11. Sibling Relations: Eric & Nora
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When making this list, this particular scene was hard to place - is it sexy, or is it creepy? The scene's sex appeal is undeniable, but, you know, Nora is Eric's sister, soo... we're just going to let Eric explain this one: "We fight like siblings, but we fuck like champions."
12. Bill & Sookie Get Dirty
The cemetary sex scene is another scene that's sexy yet creepy (way, way more creepy than sexy though). Sookie thought the love of her life had died tragically in a fire. She went to the cemetary to mourn her loss, when suddenly, her lover crawls up from the ground naked. He grabs her ankles as she tries to crawl away, screaming and terrified, before she realizes that it's Bill. Then, the two of them start rolling around in the dirt of the graveyard, having bloody vampire sex. This is one of the first scenes that really established the show as the campy sex-fest that it really is.
13. The Wrong Kind of Hole: Jason & the College Girls
Whenever Jason is naked in a scene, the show has our undivided attention. The show has our excitement. This is the only time we were let down, when a naked and glistening Jason tries to distract himself from Eggs' death by hooking up with two college girls. The moment is ruined quickly when Jason can't stop envisioning his lovers with gigantic bullet holes in their foreheads, just like Eggs. From hot to horrifying in a matter of seconds.
14. You Spin Me Right Round: Bill & Lorena
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There's hate sex, and then there's this. Bill hates his maker Lorena so much that he spins her head all the way around while having sex with her just so he won't have to look at her. Then Mr. Compton just continues doing his thing.
15. Revenge Romp: Eric & Talbot
This scene is not even close to the creepiest the show has ever given us, but it's one of the least enjoyable. Eric, seeking revenge on Russell Edgington for killing his family, has sex with Russell's husband, Talbot, and stakes him from behind while doing so. Poor Talbot. This is a perfect example of what True Blood has given us for 7 seasons - sex, blood, death, and the unexpected.
Honorable Mention: every single orgy scene from season 2's Maenad fiasco. We could have lived very happily without ever seeing those scenes.
The U.K. version of The X Factor is set to air in the U.S., months after the American edition of the talent show was cancelled. Executives at America's Fox network axed Simon Cowell's singing competition after only three seasons earlier this year (Feb14), but now bosses at music entertainment channel AXS TV are hoping to find success by airing the upcoming 11th season of The X Factor U.K. in the U.S.
Series creator Cowell served as a judge on the celebrity panel in the U.K. from 2004 until 2010, when he left the show to help launch the American version.
Cowell returned to the U.K. edition this year (14), and is also joined by Spice Girls star Melanie Brown and pop singer Cheryl Cole on the judges' panel.
Unlike the American version which failed to garner high ratings, The X Factor has been a hit in Britain, and will return on 30 August (14), with the U.S. premiere one day later on 31 August (14).
Victoria Beckham is clearing out her closet and selling off more than 600 pieces of clothing to raise money for charity. The Spice Girls star-turned-fashion designer decided to offload pieces from her personal collection after a heartbreaking trip to South Africa earlier this year (14) during which she visited mothers living with HIV.
Beckham's sale includes pieces from designers including Prada and Roberta Cavalli, as well as the white gown she wore to the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles in 2003, and a number of items from her Spice Girls days.
The sale on Theoutnet.com, which will also feature hats, purses and shoes, will raise funds for Mothers2mothers, a charity set up by Annie Lennox's husband Mitch Besser to help HIV-infected mothers in countries such as South Africa, Swaziland and Kenya.
Beckham says in a statement, "I came back from South Africa and thought, what can I do to help? I started going through my closet and found so many great pieces that I've worn and thought, maybe I can raise money by auctioning these off... I just want to do whatever I can do."
Last year (13), Beckham and her soccer legend husband David sparked controversy when they generously gave 20 boxes of their designer clothes to a charity shop in London to raise cash for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Ruthless customers exploited their goodwill to snap up items at bargain prices and sell them for a fortune on eBay.
Simon Fuller, the mastermind who steered the Spice Girls to the top of the charts and then helped create Pop Idol and American Idol, has landed an honorary university degree in England. The manager-turned-media mogul has been handed a doctor of letters from the University of Brighton.
Thursday's ceremony was a homecoming of sorts for Fuller, who was born in nearby Hastings.
Offering advice to graduates, he said, "If you follow your intuition then - trust me - it will work. You'll be better at everything. I have been lucky enough to do what I love to do.
"Value every day, make the most of every day. There's something about youth that you don't quite value time as much, so really make the most of every day. Every day is precious, don't waste it."
Newlywed British pop star Cheryl Cole has been given another reason to celebrate after scoring her fourth solo number one single in the U.K. with Crazy Stupid Love. The Fight For This Love singer becomes only the third British female in the history of the nation's charts to achieve such a feat, following in the footsteps of former Spice Girls member Geri Halliwell and Rita Ora.
Celebrating the success of her first single in two years, Cole says, "It feels great to be back but even more special to have achieved my fourth number one. So exciting!"
Crazy Stupid Love, featuring rapper Tinie Tempah, was released in the U.K. just days after she announced she had wed her boyfriend of three months, Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini.
It debuted ahead of Magic!'s Rude at two and Ghost by Ella Henderson at three.
Meanwhile, Ed Sheeran racks up a fifth week at the top of the U.K. albums chart with X, making it the longest-running number one since Adele's 21 spent 11 straight weeks in pole position in 2011.
Dolly Parton's Blue Smoke - The Best Of climbs to second place and Sam Smith rounds out the top three at three with In The Lonely Hour.
A representative for comedian Eddie Murphy has denied a U.S. tabloid report suggesting he is set to become a father for the ninth time. Sources tell Star magazine the Shrek star's girlfriend, 35-year-old model Paige Butcher, is pregnant with the couple's first child and, according to an insider, the pair is planning to wed before the tot is born.
The source says, "She (Butcher) made it clear that she wants to be married before having their baby, so they're hashing out a prenup before announcing anything."
However, Murphy's spokesman has shot down the story, simply telling WENN the report is "not true".
Murphy, 53, has five children with his first wife Nicole, while he also has a son by each of his exes Tamara Hood and Paulette McNeely, in addition to a daughter, named Angel, with former Spice Girls singer Melanie Brown.
The actor has been dating blonde beauty Butcher since 2012.