This is just uncomfortable. David Beckham describes a “hazing ritual” his teammates put him through back in his early days and it sounds a lot like some twisted form of sexual abuse. Decide for yourself. From TMZ:
It happened in 1991 — when Beckham was just 16 — and he says he had to stare at a photo of a famous Welsh soccer player named Clayton Blackmore and (more or less) masturbate in front of his teammates.
He said, “Everyone had an initiation that you had to go through on the youth team, that was one of the most uncomfortable ones.”
He added, “I was embarrassed when I was saying it on camera let alone talking about it more. But it’s something that we all had to go through. It was definitely something I wouldn’t like to go through again!”
I mean, what??? Bend it like beckham indeed, muwaha.
No but really, this probably isn’t the thing to bring up when you’re hoping to get knighted. By the way, this is Clayton Blackmore:
It’s like he knows.
November 29, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Every year in merry ol’ England, the Queen does her New Year’s Honours in which she bestows knighthoods and similar awards upon noteworthy individuals, and apparently David Beckham‘s been tipped as one of the fine citizens to be knighted for 2014 due to his contributions to the world of sports and charity.
Here’s my question: is there a minimum of people that have to receive KBEs/DBEs every year? What if no one really deserves it one year – do they just sorta find whoever so that the Honours can take place? Because, I mean… David Beckham? In a way I’m not totally against it – he is a massive star who’s found worldwide success and has done quite a lot for charity over the years. I just also think that’s what you SHOULD do when you have a lot: give to those who don’t. That’s normal.
Here are some other people who have received knighthoods over the years:
- Elton John
- Steven Spielberg
- Sean Connery
- Judi Dench
I mean, there are tons, really, so I guess it doesn’t mean all that much. I want a DBE! I better get working on that…
November 11, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
I’m sorry, but Harper Seven Beckham is just too cute. She doesn’t half look like her father, too, doesn’t she? Because her mummy – Victoria Beckham, of course – has got a show for her own clothing range at New York Fashion Week, Harper has been making the rounds and winning everyone’s hearts – even stone cold Anna Wintour, who could rival Victoria herself for Most Miserable Face. Don’t believe me? See for yourself:
September 9, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
Take a gander at these two – can’t you almost see the little cartoon hearts floating out of their ears because they’re so in love with each other? God, I’m surprised they’re not going at it right then and there – they clearly can’t keep their hands off each other! I kid, of course – long term relationships mean love is displayed differently, and guess what – David and Victoria Beckham still have plenty of it to go around. And by around I mean between them. They’re still in love, okay, guys? After 14 years of marriage and 4 kids (and at least one affair on David’s part, but let’s not even go there), they’re really hitting their stride!
From Closer mag (via DS):
According to a friend, Victoria has been gushing about their relationship, saying: “This is the first time for a long time that we’re not Mummy and Daddy, it’s like when we first started dating.
“It’s been a long time since we had this much fun together. I’ve got my husband back.”
A source said to Closer: “David and Victoria are more in love than ever.
“They’re in a new, exciting phase of their married life; David’s not tied to a football team now and Victoria’s career has reached a new platform as she prepares to establish herself in China.”
LOL “as she prepares to establish herself in China”? The fuck is that all about? I mean, I know what she’s talking about, but seriously? Anyhow, uh, best of luck to them, I suppose. They do make a good couple and 14 years is a lot – especially in football player/celebrity in general years. Happy times for all!
July 8, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
For those of who you think Victoria Beckham is a miserly old bitch whose facial muscles have been frozen into a constant expression of consternation and disapproval, prepare to be surprised. She actually smiles! She loves life! She’s full of joy! Yahoo!!!!
In all seriousness, I love that Posh and Becks are in on the joke about Victoria being so miserable all the time – he posted the above photo on his Facebook page with the caption, “See, I told you she smiles.” Awesome!
I love Victoria Beckham and think she’s kinda fierce as hell – her constant lack of emotion is kind of hilarious and also pretty awesome in the face of a society that basically expects ladies to be smiling dolls 24/7. I mean, she’s a hot mess, for sure, but I kind of love her for it, you know?
June 24, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
You know how your mom used to lecture you when you were younger about how you shouldn’t get tattoos because you’ll only live to regret them later in life? Well, while that may be true for some people (I forget my three are even there, most of the time), David Beckham is loud and proud about his love of all 32 of his inkworks.
From an interview with CNN (via Now):
‘I have 32 and I don’t regret any of them,’ David, 37, tells CNN.
‘They all have a meaning. I think that’s what’s important about tattoos, if they have a meaning you’ll never regret them.’
David – who has four kids with wife Victoria Beckham, 39 – is most proud of the tattoos that remind him of his family.
‘My favourites are my children’s names,’ the proud dad says.
Well, fair enough. More importantly, here’s a gallery of David Beckham’s tattoos, because you’re all very interested in them, I know.