Victoria Beckham certainly needs no introduction. The fashion icon-Spice Girl has had a profound impact on Pop Culture and Style as we know it today, and she is in Toronto doing good for Camp Ooch right now together with Event Chair Sylvia Mantella and Philanthropist-Fashion Icon, Suzanne Rogers. The Trio appeared at a charity luncheon with several fashion and society types at Rogers’ Forest Hill home abode yesterday, with proceeds benefiting kids affected by childood cancer.
In an exclusive, the wife of David and mother of Brooklyn, Harper Seven, Cruz and Romeo, appeared on Rogers’ marquee morning programs Breakfast Television and also Cityline to talk about her success, fashion and new cosmetics/skincare line, Victoria Beckham Beauty. Watch her BT appearance here.
Beckham despite being on a time crunch had her Security come by to let fans know she’d do her best to make time for them after her tapings and she delivered, signing autographs and doing a few Selfies! What a treat. You all know how much of a Spice Girls fan I am!
Basically, a dream come true. I have absolutely no shame in admitting that the Spice Girls are my favourite Music Group of all time and the moment I hear Stop, Say You’ll Be There, 2 Become 1 or Spice Up Your Life, my day can go from catastrophically bad to amazingly great. I have idolized and still idolize them greatly. My heart still is filled with hope for a possible Reunion Tour even though at my core I know it is unlikely with each of them having moved along their own respective paths.
Seeing them reunite one more time on stage at Air Canada Centre back in February 2008 was an experience I never will forget. I will say hands-down it was the best Concert I’ve ever been to in my life and believe me, I’ve been to several. The spirit of Pride, Empowerment and Fun which the Spice Girls embody, is something missing in Pop Music right now. I love all five of them equally and although I’ve only met Victoria, I will be candid in revealing that I snuck into their Hotel several years ago, waiting for them in their Lobby. After an hour or so of waiting, I froze-up instantly after seeing Geri and Emma walk right past by me. Ultimately, I never could muster enough courage to ask them for a Photo, but that memory forever lives with me even if it is one marred by regret.
Upon learning earlier this week that Melanie Brown (known more affectionately as Scary Spice/Mel B) was in town filming a Lifetime Television Movie, Twelve Trees of Christmas, I became ecstatic and made it a mission to get my Snap with her. I was not taking “no” for an answer after having been paralyzed by fear and left Spice-less five years prior. With my erratic schedule and long days, this became problematic as filming was taking place an hour outside the City in Hamilton. Fate shone a light on me as work freed-up tonight and I got out of work early. I knew where exactly I was headed.
My heart raced as I saw her and Film Producer Husband Stephen Belafonte (Thank You For Smoking) pull-into their Hotel in a Taxi. After flagging them down, they agreed to take a Snap after placing their Holt Renfrew bags inside quickly. I learned that the Couple earlier in the week took-in a late-night screening of Man of Steel and enjoyed some Japanese Cuisine at Ki during their short stay.
“Your Dog is just beautiful!”, she says noticing Billy with me. Belafonte was kind to grab my Cell Phone and take our Photo, actually a bit surprised I wanted a Photo with him too, which he also took of us with skilled precision. After telling Brown all about my Fandom, which surely she must get everywhere she goes still to this day, she seemed genuinely affected and was oh-so-gracious about it. She is just as gorgeous as imagined and this is one of the biggest highlights of my Celebrity-Spotting. I will never, ever, ever forget this.
Things are definitely on the up-and-up for Brown as she recently was cast as a Judge on America’s Got Talent, set to tape in New York City this Summer, hence allowing a small break for her to pursue this acting opportunity. See some Snaps our Friend Sean O’Neill took of Brown on-set earlier this week here! Stunning.
Although his introduction to North Americans in 2001’s Glitter wasn’t such a fair start (even though I saw it 13 times!), Max Beesley has returned to the same City that Film was made, Toronto. A bona fide Musician and Actor, Beesley has made a name for himself on British Television on popular series such as BBC‘s Hotel Babylon, Sky1‘s Mad Dogs and now USA Network‘s acclaimed Suits.
The Actor who is based now out of Los Angeles, only recently was cast in the upcoming third season of Suits as Stephen Huntley and after a couple weeks of work, he returned back home this past weekend for some rest and relaxation. Beesley arrived back at his Hotel to stop for Photos with a few Fans and was amazingly nice, multitasking a goodbye to his Driver with some Autographs. “Who else is staying here? Surely you can’t be waiting just for The Beesley!”, he says humbly. Uh, actually we were. Noticing how cold it got in the City since he left last week, the massive Manchester United Fan himself rushed back in quickly, telling us to stay warm.
See our Snap:
Suits continues to film around Toronto till the end of October. Season Three premieres Tuesday, July 16, 2013.
The whole World is waiting for the Spice Girls to reunite and Advocates of Girl Power just might be getting their wish! The Australian reports that a Source close to the Spice Girls told to Aussie Radio Hosts on 2DayFM that all five members will be touring the Country in 2014. Presumably this would mean a Tour in other countries also? Fans Down Under were left disappointed after Spice Girls cut short their World Tour in 2008, leaving them bland and umm… spice-less.
Ongoing rifts among Group Members apparently have kept the long-awaited Re-Reunion from happening, with the latest rumours according to The Mirror, being that Victoria Beckham and Geri Halliwell are at odds with one another. Whatever the issue, hopefully it can be kept off-stage as we’re hoping the Tour rumours are true.
A little One Direction to brighten-up your day! The Boys are back doing what they do best on their latest Single, Kiss You. The super-fun Video directed by Vaughan Arnell (Spice Girls’ Say You’ll Be There) for the Track was just unleashed today and I just had to do a double-take there. Is that facial hair I see on Zayn? Are they really surfing in their Trunks? Skiing? In Sailor Outfits?? The joys of Greenscreen! Knowing and delivering exactly what their screaming Fans want.
Watch the Video in full below:
Kiss You has peaked at number 61 on the Canadian Hot 100 and likely will continue to climb after this!