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Victoria Beckham Explains Why She Doesn’t Want a Spice Girls Reunion

Victoria Beckham covers Vogue Australia

Victoria Beckham looks amazing in the pages of Vogue Australia (though I’m not sold on the flesh-coloured bandeau). In the interview, she talks about why she doesn’t want to do a Spice Girls reunion (“I always wanted to do fashion, so I was lucky that music was never my main passion. For the other girls it was”) and why she left the group in the first place (“I remember sitting very near to the front [at an Elton John concert] and looking at him singing those songs he’d sung time after time, year after year, and his passion and his enjoyment was incredible, even after all that time. And a few nights later, I was on stage at Madison Square Garden with the Spice Girls and I thought: ‘It’s almost like a waste that I’m given this opportunity. I appreciate the time I’ve had with the girls, but I don’t have what Elton can have after all these years.’ There was nothing there, other than that my kids were in the audience and I wanted them to see Mummy doing the Spice Girls.”).

Bryan Singer is working hard to get ahead of an article that Esquire is about to publish an article that he says will ruin his career.

-This article about how Timothee Chalamet is the perfect movie star for 2018 (according to producers, agents and studio execs) is so, so weird.  There’s lots of talk about how he’s a soft “beta” and not a hard “alpha” like Leonardo DiCaprio by people who clearly forget that Leo was a teen heartthrob for decades (“He’s pretty fey,” says one veteran studio hand and Academy voter in his 60s. “He might be the next Anthony Perkins, rather than the next Leo”).  This part is especially gross: “Girls love him now because I don’t think they’re scared of him…You’re selling the new male. What does the new male movie star look like in a post #MeToo world, where you can’t get away with all the things the alpha guys used to crush it at?” What exactly were you trying to get away with before?!

-Speaking of articles that deal a lot about traditional movie star archetypes, Viggo Mortensen talks about how not becoming famous until he was in his 40s helped him avoid celebrity traps. I have mixed feelings about Green book — I liked it but it’s problematic — but I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s part of the mix when Oscar talk comes around. (Also, I can’t believe he’s going to be 60 in 5 days!)

-I was genuinely surprised by Meghan Markle’s pregnancy announcement. I wonder how Princess Eugenie feels about the fact that they announced it to the family at her wedding?

-Twitter is fantasy casting a movie with Kerry Washington and Chris Evans, and Washington is into it because she’s no fool.

Jennifer Garner says an Alias reboot may be in the works. Despite my reboot fatigue, I don’t hate this idea.

-Kirsten Dunst and Kristen Scott Thomas have designed sweaters, with proceeds going to their fave charities.

Nicole Kidman has not one, but two movies that are generating Oscar buzz (Boy Erased and Destroyer) so she’ll be doing quite a bit of press in the next few months. Still, I’m surprised that she talked about Tom Cruise in a new interview while addressing #MeToo: “I got married very young, but it definitely wasn’t power for me — it was protection. I married for love, but being married to an extremely powerful man kept me from being sexually harassed. I would work, but I was still very much cocooned. So when I came out of [the marriage] at 32, 33, it’s almost like I had to grow up.”

-I really like Ariana Grande and I hope she’s doing ok after her split from Pete Davidson. At least it happened before the wedding.

-On a new podcast, Taran Killam got candid about the mood behind the scenes on SNL: “When Seth Meyers left the show, the dynamic changed quite a bit. He was the last person there who I witnessed really collaborate with Lorne, as opposed to just kind of do what Lorne says.”

Drake comes off really, really well when talking about his drama with Pusha T in Lebron James’ new HBO show The Shop.

Ansel Elgort is living two different lives in the Jonathan trailer.

Victoria and David Beckham Pose with the Kids in Vogue

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Mikael Jansson/British Vogue

-After a summer of rampant speculation about affairs and separations, Victoria and David Beckham are presenting a united front in the new issue of British Vogue. They dismiss the rumours (“People have been making things up about our relationship for 20 years, so David and I are pretty used to ignoring the nonsense and just carrying on as normal”) and discuss their family bond (“We both realise that we are stronger together than we are as individuals. Would either of us be in the position that we are in now had we not met and been together all those years ago? It’s all about the family unit. We are much stronger – the six of us – than we would be if we were individuals. We respect that family bond and that is key”).

Victoria and David were also photographed looking cozy this weekend on a yacht in the south of France.

Cate Blanchett talks #MeToo, Brexit and her hopes for her children’s future in her new Harper’s Bazaar UK cover story.

Mindy Kaling‘s tweets on Crazy Rich Asians this weekend were wonderful — though I really wish she’d learn how to thread them.

-Meanwhile, Crazy Rich Asians’ $28.3 million holiday weekend ranks as the best Labor Day showing in over a decade.

-I missed this bit about CRA’s final proposal scene and how it was re-written on the fly. “We had a ring designed already, and our mock-up looked so shitty that Michelle [Yeoh] was like, That cannot be the ring I wear. I’m like, I know, I know. I’m so embarrassed by it, but we don’t have the money. She’s like, I have a better ring than that. So Yeoh asked her assistant to get her box of jewelry and pulled out the ring that Nick eventually proposes with: an emerald and diamond one she bought as a gift to herself.”

-Wait, is Dave Bautista really out here spilling Avengers 4 spoilers because he’s angry about the James Gunn situation? Really tho?

-I think we all deserve to have one moment where Jeff Goldblum describes our personality. Listen to the way he describes Tessa Thompson.

-Whoa! David Cronenberg is in the early stages of developing a TV series.

Nicki Minaj‘s handling of her nip slip during a performance this weekend might be the smoothest recovery I’ve ever seen.

-Actors jumped to the defense of former Cosby star Geoffrey Owens, who was mocked for bagging groceries at Trader Joe’s. Owens then appeared on GMA to say “I’ve had a great life. I’ve had a great career. I’ve had a career that most actors would die for. So no one has to feel sorry for me. I’m doing fine!”

-I don’t know why I find this clip of Janet Jackson admitting she doesn’t know what Hot Cheetos are so endearing, but I do.

-Here are 20 Padma Lakshmi-approved comedians “who are actually funny” and “haven’t harassed women.”

-A bartender named Jade alleges that Cardi B twice set a group of people to attack her for supposedly sleeping with Offset, which Jade denies.

Viola Davis looks amazing on the cover of Variety’s TIFF issue.

Melissa McCarthy‘s new movie Can You Ever Forgive Me is a surprise film fest fave. Word of mouth is so good, I might pick up a screening at TIFF next week.

-TIFF pulled Elle Fanning‘s Galveston from its gala lineup when they realized the cast and director wasn’t planning on attending. Too bad. After what she wore to the film’s premiere I was curious about what she’d show up in.

-I’m way late to this, but I finally caught up on Succession and wow, that was a satisfying finale. Maybe my fave hour of television so far this year.

Dominic Cooper and Crazy Rich Asian’s Gemma Chan definitely seem to be a thing. They were photographed together last week, and then again this week in Spain.

-Here’s The Favourite trailer with Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz and the AMAZING Olivia Colman.

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson Sing “Bring Me To Life”

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson performed a duet to an Evanescence song at her birthday party.  Fun (depressing) fact: they were both 10 when that song came out.

-Meanwhile, Ariana and Pete unintentionally unleashed the big dick energy talk that’s all over Twitter today.

50 Cent is a piece of poo.

-Riverdale’s Camila Mendes says her costar Charles Melton called her personally to apologize for his stupid, fat-shaming tweets — which kind of confuses me. He wasn’t directing them to her.

-I am so glad that Antman and the Wasp is getting such great reviews.

-Here’s what Kristen Wiig will look like as Cheetah in Wonder Woman 1984. (Spoiler alert: she looks like Kristen Wiig in 80s clothes.)

Mel B claims a Spice Girls reunion is “finally” happening. When asked about Victoria Beckham‘s recent denial of touring rumours, Mel responded: “She’s always bloody saying that. Stop it! We are touring!”

-Anyone else weirded out by People magazine’s headline about Victoria’s “date night” with her son Brooklyn?

Bella Thorne’s show Famous In Love has been cancelled by Freeform — and there’s talk that it was because of the actress’ behavior on set. The showrunner took to Twitter to deny that they had a tense relationship.

Jared Leto has landed a Spider-Man spinoff movie, proving that the atonement/forgiveness window for Hollywood white dudes just keeps getting shorter and shorter.

Prince Harry denied that his honeymoon destination was Namibia — but wouldn’t confirm where they actually went.

Oprah Winfrey (or at least her voice) will have a cameo on The Handmaid’s Tale in an upcoming episode.

-I seriously don’t get what these pissy Star Wars fans think they’re going to accomplish? If you don’t like what’s happening in canon, do what women and marginalized audiences who don’t see themselves onscreen have been doing for years — turn to fanfiction.

John Boyega taught kids how to train like a Jedi as part of a an initiative to help them become more physically active.

Damon Dash is reportedly suing Lee Daniels for $5 million over an unmade Richard Pryor biopic. I guess that explains that video of their confrontation at a recent Diana Ross concert.

Joe Jackson, Michael’s father and the patriarch of the Jackson 5, has died at 89.

Heather Locklear was reportedly hospitalized just hours after being released from custody yesterday.

-Aw crap. In a series of tweets, a woman accused Tool frontman James Keenan of raping her at a concert when she was 17 years old.  He has yet to respond.

-This thread on friendships made me smile.

-It’s interesting that Julia Roberts is suddenly embracing social media. She once told InStyle: “It’s like people talking about a TV show: I can be perfectly aware of the TV show and the story, but it doesn’t mean I watch it…Everyone has Instagram on their phone. [if I had it] I would be looking at it all the time.”

Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell tug at your heart guts in the Beautiful Boy trailer.