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Posh: We Want to Embrace American Culture

Posh: We Want to Embrace American Culture

Posh Spice, otherwise known as Victoria Beckham, speaks with The Today Show‘s Matt Lauer to “clear up some misconceptions about her sometimes sour disposition, her family’s move to L.A., and her much-publicized friendship with Katie Holmes.”

On accepting American culture: “We are so excited about America. We want to embrace the culture with open arms. This is a huge move for us, for our children. You know, David takes his career very seriously. This is a big, big deal for us.”

On some people thinking she always looks too serious: “I know. It’s always about the outfit, you know? … At the end of the day there’s always a lot of press around. They select the pictures they want. They make you look the way they want you to look. It’s an image. I think there are some people that would be quite devastated should I actually smile or look pleasant, for that fact.”

On not being as famous as other couples in Los Angeles: “We have a great life. But we are relatively private, you know? And there are so many really famous people in LA. I mean, we always joke about it and say, ‘You know, you got Brad Pitt. You got Angelina Jolie. You got Tom. You got Katie. I mean, we’ll just be Victoria and David.”

On her BFF Katie Holmes: “She’s a very strong, sweet, lovely girl. She’s helped me so much with the move. She’s genuinely a nice girl. Wonderful family.”

On how frequent she cleans the toilet bowl: “Every now and then. In a pinch.”

Watch Victoria‘s interview on The Today Show below!


Victoria BeckhamThe Today Show, 7/12
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  • Lee

    I think she is lovely…

  • Lyzz

    uh cleans the toilet? yeah… right..

  • renee

    Did she have to mention Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Gawwwd.

  • Jill

    I hope the move goes well for the Beckham family. Good Luck

  • sue

    Well, can I get a witness? That W spread was fuc*** HOT! These two make AJ and BP look like stale,shriveled up,old prunes.

  • Ruth

    “Relatively private” – is that some kind of joke! Victoria Beckham works 100% every day for only one object – more and more publicity for herself and whatever she does. I haven’t worked out exactly why we get non-stop media publicity of this very unattractive woman with her plastic boobs, frosty stuck-up plastic-surgery face – perhaps someone could explain this strange phenomenon to me. She has the nerve to mention real celebrities in her comments – Brad and Angelina, Tom and Katie – does she reckon that she is up to their level of talent in acting? I hope that the American press will ignore her and save us daily photos of this non-talented nobody.

  • lory

    I love the BECKHAMS! People don’t know her and they’re already judging her. The should get to know her better by reading her autobiography and watch “THE REAL BECKHAMS” before making unnecessary comments.

  • ziigie

    3 renee : 07/12/2007 at 12:35 pm

    Did she have to mention Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Gawwwd.
    ****

    well didn’t you know their next step will be to befriend BP and AJ for more publicity whorage? the couple the most photographed in europe + the couple the most photographed in the world = more media whorage. I’ll eat my hat if it doesn’t happen.

  • ben

    We know who they are, Lory. We don’t need to read her autobiography. The real beckham reality show proved what an egocentric and controlling B*tch posh skeletor is. We’re so glad they’ve fucked out of the UK now. Good riddance!!!

  • Rog

    Ruth –

    I agree with everything you said except one thing…..Katie Holmes is not a good actress like her husband, Tom, and Angeline. Please don’t put them in the same category. Katie is B-list at best and that’s probably still giving her wayyyyyy to much credit.

  • Rog

    I meant Tom, Brad, and Angelina!!!

  • candi

    Private? OH those pics simulating sex are so private! and her reality show of her boring anorexic existance is really private. She craves attention and we in the US do n’t care about them! And DAvid is a pig who had an affair on her.

  • Kat

    She´s right – she´s boring. And attention whore.

  • Lee

    Can’t wait for her show… she is funny as all hell. She is completely fab…

  • Smiley

    I’m surprised she didn’t say (about her “relationship” with Katie Holmes) the following:

    Oh yes, Katie Holmes…my my. I can’t get away from her. She’s obsessed with everything about me. First, she tried to dress like me, then she got her hair cut like mine. Now she’s trying to copy my sultry facial expressions. Have you noticed she rarely smiles anymore? I hate to hurt her feelings but she will never be sexy and poised like me. The thing that attracted and still attracts me to Katie is Tom Cruise!!!!

  • Lee

    Some woman who turned out to date girls said she slept with David… yes, that sounds like the truth… please!

  • rebecca

    he cheat she with rebecca loos the nanny of their children, everybody knows and victoria too

  • nikki

    Welcome Posh and David. I hope America is everything you hope it will be. Good luck in all your future endeavors.

  • booo

    if she is a private person, than why is she walking around in big shades, a ball gown and heels in central park with matt lauer ??? and why is she ANNOUNCING to the world that she’s moving to the states? if she wanted to show the world she’s not who we think she is, than she should have done all of this quietly.

  • Pikes

    “We want to embrace the culture with open arms” Are they going to attack Iraq for OIL now?

  • Eathan

    Can’t wait to see the show. NBC will show the CUT version of the show on Monday and british ITV1 will show the longer UNCUT version on Tuesday.

    Thanks for posting this Jared.

  • Shmoo

    I would rather die a thousand terrible deaths than watch that shizz.

  • sue

    jealous because they are hotter than AJ and BP or God forbid, mentioned them in an interview? They are worthy, believe this!

    “And oft, my jealousy shapes faults that are not”

  • PinkRose

    They are already friends with Brad. Remember David was helping out Brad by teaching Madd some soccer.

  • G

    Shes talentless.

  • sexybeast

    #25 maybe so, but she’s got something or she wouldn’t be where she is now, besides who cares , she’s rich and fabulous!

  • mickey

    Yes, they are sooooooooooooooo private. I never hear anything about Posh and Becks. I have never seen any 2 people so desperate for attention. She has got nothing–in today’s celebrity culture you don’t need anything (certainly not talent) to be “where she is now.” Just ask Paris and Nicole.

  • Dana

    classix example you cant judge a person by its cover. I think the Beckham family are so nice and genuine.
    Im glad she found Katie as a friend.That girl is the real deal and a special lady too.

  • susan

    Well # 1 Brad and Angie and David and Posh should not be friends. I think we all know what would happen there. Angie and David would get together. Angie could not help herself. However I don’t think htat David is into adopting kids and running to other countries all the times for photo ops with naked children.

    #2 They are the most photographed couple in the world. To say that people are way more famous in LA is her being coy. She knows that on the world wide stage her and becks are the most photgraphed. South America, Asia, India etc. they are incredibly popular the USA was the only place they hadn’t really borken into yet. And look at what is happening. People are going crazy.

  • indiesr

    #20 Pikes
    ^^^^^
    LMAO

  • LJ

    Rebecca those cheating things don’t know if them is true, but TRUE is that he did not have affair with nanny..nanny has never claimed that she only told other stuff of them..

  • http://sickosontheLoose! sicko’s on the Loose

    sue,SERIOUSLY ur in PAIN!!!!i guess becoz idol jen is not doing much. i won’t say her career is in PAIN into idleness BUT U on the other hand is doing is excruciating the pain, i don’t feel sorry for you at all. i think you are a pestly hypocrite, hating or degrading angie won’t heal ur misery, GET OUT and do things tht make useful in this world, otherwise ur just one pathetic loser,who hv a self-image issue , no backbone and worthless. angie is helping people and this poor people ddn’t even know if she is famous. HOW about u SUE? wht is ur contribution into this world?, when u die , wht u want people to remember you? would you like remembered as a pest? tht somebody can’t wait to get rid of or is happy tht u are gone? or they could care less if u die?angie did a lots of things, YOU? you are a nobody, tht will just die and STill is a NOBODY meaning ur just a waste of life.i don’t like people , who are degrading or hating people who are useful to the society, and yet this hypochritical pest, just keep coming around needed to be zapped!!!

  • indiesr

    29 susan : 07/12/2007 at 2:23 pm
    #2 They are the most photographed couple in the world. To say that people are way more famous in LA is her being coy. She knows that on the world wide stage her and becks are the most photgraphed. South America, Asia, India etc. they are incredibly popular the USA was the only place they hadn’t really borken into yet. And look at what is happening. People are going crazy.

    ^^^^^^
    Well that is their only goal in life and they work hard at it, so what else can you expect…I wonder if they dont know theirs alot more to life than pretending to be happily married with children (which we all, as humans, know that $%%^^^ goes down behind close doors)in the public eye…they better not let the American media get wiff of anything negative, or they will be sorry :lol:

  • http://sickosontheLoose! sicko’s on the Loose

    susan or ur ur still the same old sue? ur ignorance is KILLING!!!! i think u shld go to the 3rd world country to get education, rigt now ur just one ignorant nobody and does nothing but run ur filthy mouth trashing somebody who is doing good, to make urself feel better. u are viewing according to you, tht is one sad pathetic life to be totally ignorant about a cause.too bad theres a lot of you in this worldwhy are u here in this world? are u here to profess evil? is tht ur purpose to be in this world? there are some good and really good people who died and are dying, why it has to the good ones tht die?

  • brad

    “Private?” LOL, the disgusting woman spread her legs in ugly dirty-looking underwear and showed us her MAXI-PAD, for God’s sake, wonder if Matt Lauer saw those pathetic “private” photos that made David look like a gay porn model. Victoria spreads her legs and says she’s private, why am I not surprised. Go away, trailer-trash Beckhams, you will not br Mr. And Mrs. America, for God’s sake, WTF is all this about, can’t they just move here and shut the f#ck up about it? Why are they so frickin starved for attention 24-7?

    And now we know why Victoria never smiles – because her mouth is as ugly as her pig-nose and her lousy boob job! Don’t smile Victoria, it’s not a pretty sight! Yep, at least she knows keeping that mouth closed IS the best way to go!

  • PinkRose

    I disagree with Posh. THEY ARE ATTENTION SEEKERS. That photospread is a disgrace for parents with three small boys. Now and forever their friends will have acess to pix of their dad almost doing their mom in bed. Are other parents supposed to respect people like these and send their kids over to visit. Certainly not to overnight, because these two may be walking around naked. they don’t have live-in help because at night they close the doors and walk around naked!!! Get real! Do the boys walk around naked too? Are they allowed to see their mom walking around around naked? With her ugly fake breasts?

  • Kim

    Ruth…
    when she said relatily private, she meant they are private with their private life. which is true, yes she publicies herself too much but that’s only professionally. When people take pictures of her, she’s shopping or doing something else public. But you hardly see pics of her family on holidays, you get some shots but its not like Brangelina. And she hardly talks about their private life, she jokes ’bout it at times.
    And she knows she’s not a talented actress…and that’s not the point of their move in LA. You know its not your call to decide whether she gets photographed or not, the press wants to photograph her because her photos are worth 100,000 or maybe millions. So as long as they get money from her pics they won’t stop taking them… so good luck trying to ignore them…they will be around for quite sometime. And America seems to be loving it because all of a sudden the whole world is gonna start talking about american soccer, which is a first!

  • vinz

    35 brad : 07/12/2007 at 2:48 pm

    “Private?” LOL, the disgusting woman spread her legs in ugly dirty-looking underwear and showed us her MAXI-PAD, for God’s sake, wonder if Matt Lauer saw those pathetic “private” photos that made David look like a gay porn model. Victoria spreads her legs and says she’s private, why am I not surprised. Go away, trailer-trash Beckhams, you will not br Mr. And Mrs. America, for God’s sake, WTF is all this about, can’t they just move here and shut the f#ck up about it? Why are they so frickin starved for attention 24-7?

    And now we know why Victoria never smiles – because her mouth is as ugly as her pig-nose and her lousy boob job! Don’t smile Victoria, it’s not a pretty sight! Yep, at least she knows keeping that mouth closed IS the best way to go!
    _________

    Oh my god!! You’ve nailed it, man. Cheers for the laugh!!! Muaahahha!!!!

  • ah!

    37 Kim : 07/12/2007 at 2:59 pm

    Ruth…

    But you hardly see pics of her family on holidays, you get some shots but its not like Brangelina.
    ****
    seriously??

    ****

    37 Kim : 07/12/2007 at 2:59 pm

    Ruth…

    You know its not your call to decide whether she gets photographed or not, the press wants to photograph her because her photos are worth 100,000 or maybe millions. So as long as they get money from her pics they won’t stop taking them…

    ****

    ain’t it the same with brangelina? u don’t think so? oooh, well you’ve just contradict yourself, ah!

  • Nat

    rebecca
    Rebecca Loos wasn’t the childrens nanny she was David’s PA. And its none of our business if he cheated or not, obviously Victoria forgave him. It’s not like that was the first cheating in ‘celebrity world’ those things happen daily but just because it happened to them, they all of a sudden are awful people.
    All of you are full of misconceptions about her and its just plainly ridiculous…let her be what harm is she doing to you??? If you don’t like them don’t bother to read articles about them and see pics about them or even comment on them, that just makes them stronger and gets more attention.

  • Jess

    Pink Rose, RIGHT ON! These people try SO HARD to make everyone believe they are sex objects to each other, and people who are REALLY in love don’t go to these lengths to try to prove it. That photo layout was so funny, SO lowclass, these people in all these sexual poses and they just looked so UNsexy, posing away with no chemistry or sex-appeal in the ugliest underwear I have ever seen.

    Victoria knows David cheated on her, and she can’t stand the thought that everyone knows he is trapped in this LOVELESS marriage. Victoria has an ugly body, stupid boob job, and no matter what she does, no matter how anorexic she is, this is the best she will look, and that is isn’t saying much and David knows this is the best it will ever be and it is going downhill fast if they have to try SO hard to sell themselves as something everyone knows they aren’t – a loving couple. After seeing her on this interview, I must say, I had no idea how REALLY self-centered and extaordinarily VAPID this woman is, and she sure did prove that. She also proved the Beckhams are so in need of attention, why DO this interview, DOES she really think “Americans” give a rat’s patoot about her? God, to be so out of touch with reality, living in Fantasyland like that, what a stupid clod. Must suck to be them, always in such need of attention, must be actually painful for them if they go five minutes without attention. And I just laugh the way they have their people on this blog posting away for them, as IF it isn’t obvious as hell, since the same stuff appears on all the blogs, in all the threads. Christ, they are so stupid themselves, they assume the rest of the world is as dumb as they are.

  • ah!

    contradicted*

  • LJ

    Nat i agree with you, if people don’t like her or don’t BOTHER her DON’T watch photos of them or read about them or come to here to say anything..I do that if i don’t like some celebs….

  • Preggy-Jolie

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81sbdj76nl8

    Watch this clip david and posh talk about angelina jolie :D I like them

  • Eathan

    Oh dear God, why the fuck would they still be together if he really cheated on her? They both have enough money to feed a 3rd world country, so why would she stay with him?

    And she supposedly cheated on him wih a bodyguard and Damon Dash, so why didn’t he divorce her?

    If you claim she wants attention so much, don’t you think she would get even more attention AND money if she divorced him and went to talk shows like Oprah crying that the bastard cheated on her?

    Give me a break. They’ve been together for over 10 years, they have 3 kids and their marriage is in good condition despite all the lies and negativity surrounding them 24/7.

    Why can’t people believe and accept there’s a normal loving family out there?

  • Lovey

    “And America seems to be loving it because all of a sudden the whole world is gonna start talking about american soccer, which is a first!”

    Wrong. unfortunately, America will never embrace soccer with this couple in the sport’s forefront. Americans simply do not like Victoria (and her PR machine can’t change that) and Americans see David with a ring in his nose. David alone might help the soccer image, but not with Victoria the attention-wh#re along for the ride. This ridiculously bad photo shoot and the interview proving how self-absorbed this couple is only made matters worse for them. They need to lay low and just BE, but their compulsive need for attention will not allow them to use their heads and understand that. If anything, soccer will suffer because of them.

  • Nat

    I couldn’t agree more with Kim.
    Its none of our business if they gets photographed or not. If you can’t stand them don’t bother reading stuff about them and later commenting on it, it just makes you all look really stupid! And it seems like you have nothing better to do.
    Both the Beckhams and Brangelina pictures are worth millions but unlike Brangelina, the Beckhams don’t go round doing photoshoots with their kids. Thats the whole point of being relatively private.

  • margot

    Does really survive from a regime of diet Coke and Sushi? Where’s the proof please? Link!!!

  • Dryfus

    I didn’t mind the photos because until I saw these pictures, I always thought Victoria had a decent body, well, without those ugly boobs. but once she took her clothes off I saw I was wrong, she looks pretty bad uncovered. I was wondering what that white thing was sticking out the side of her nasty looking panties, and now that I see Maxi pad as a possibility, I just crack up thinking this woman figures she is sexy and everyone thinks she is wearing as Maxi pad. lmao!

  • Luize

    Lovey
    Wrong. unfortunately, America will never embrace soccer with this couple in the sport’s forefront. Americans simply do not like Victoria (and her PR machine can’t change that) and Americans see David with a ring in his nose. David alone might help the soccer image, but not with Victoria the attention-wh#re along for the ride. This ridiculously bad photo shoot and the interview proving how self-absorbed this couple is only made matters worse for them. They need to lay low and just BE, but their compulsive need for attention will not allow them to use their heads and understand that. If anything, soccer will suffer because of them.

    Really??? Funny cos if you look at almost every sports star in America you can see that they marry F***ing whores way worse than Victoria. The whole world gets the impression that Americans love attention-whores! I mean Hollywood is in the US isn’t it???
    Maybe your right, they might not get that whole attention they want cos Americans seem to like fake/ self absorbed couple. And these too seem like genuinely lovely people with real feelings despite what some people might say, so they might not fit in well. But who knows?? We’re only gonna have to wait and see…