David and Victoria Beckham may be mega-famous and strikingly beautiful, but they also happen to have giant hearts. Victoria Beckham tweeted today that she’s selling her shoes to raise money for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan. She tweeted, “Big clear out of my shoes, on sale tomorrow in aid of @BritishRedCross #ShopDrop,” with a photo of a mountain of gorgeous shoes of every size and color. The Spice Girl and her family donated clothes as well, and they’re encouraging fans to do the same. The shoes will be a part of the British Red Cross’s shop drop, a program that encourages people to donate quality clothes and other items to shops throughout the U.K. More information about the sale is available here if you’re near local and would like to support a great cause. [Red Cross; People]
Wait, why didn’t anyone tell me that David and Victoria Beckham are crazy? I thought they were both just criminally attractive, but after reading the details of their 1999 wedding, it turns out they are both nuts. First of all, she wore this custom-made 18-carat latticed yellow gold tiara (also called a coronet) set with diamonds and dangling diamond “drops” with her Vera Wang wedding gown. They got married inside a castle in Ireland — OK, not too abnormal for celebs — but they sat on golden thrones, released a single white dove while they read their wedding vows, dressed their flower girls like angels, and employed an 18-piece orchestra who played “a Spice Girls medley.” They employed 437 staff for the wedding and all guests had to wear security tags, including their son Brooklyn, who was an infant at the time. To each their own when you get married, but damn! I had no clue the Beckham nuptials were so over-the-top. Here’s one surprising fact, though: Victoria returned the coronet back to the designer Slim Barret after the wedding, instead of pocketing the schmancy trinket like a lot of celebs do. It has been on display in London’s Victoria And Albert Museum ever since. Now it’s going up for auction for $40,000. Hey, Duchess Kate, you need a tiara? [Telegraph UK, BBC]
After getting an email announcing that The Weezer Cruise is making its triumphant return in 2014, we got to thinking about celebrity cruises. Everyone from Kate Gosselin to Kenny G has been taking their act to the high seas, but we have yet to see some of our favorite celebs get in on the action (Chavril, where are you?!). Grab your bedazzled bikini and click on the gallery to check out seven imagined celebrity cruises that we really wish were real….
This is a picture of Melanie Chisholm AKA Sporty Spice, but when I first saw it I thought it was a picture of Kate Middleton AKA Sporty Duchess. I tested my theory by calling my boyfriend into my office, showing him the picture, and asking him who it was. “Oh!” he said, “the girl from ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off!” I shook my head and asked him to think more along the lines of British royalty. “Oh, you mean Kate Middleton? I don’t know what she looks like.” Siiiiigh. What do you guys think? Is Melanie looking more and more like a Duchess doppelganger or am I seeing things? [Fame/Flynet]
I know it’s only been a few months since the last Spice Girls reunion at the Olympics, but that doesn’t make me any less excited to see them gathered on stage at the London premiere of their new musical, “Viva Forever.” The show is getting terrible reviews (which only makes me want to see it more), but all the ladies are looking happy and lovely. Which outfit is your favorite? I’m digging Posh’s slouchy suit and Ginger’s Cinderella gown. [Rolling Stone]
After turning in a killer reunion performance with the rest of the Spice Girls at the Olympics closing ceremony, Ginger Spice Geri Haliwell jetted off to the south of France to recover. One of her casual vacation looks caught my eye for its simplicity and fabulous color combo: who knew that blue floral print, green, and silver would look so awesome together? If stealing her style is what you want (what you really, really want), then check out our copycat look, after the jump! Keep reading »