Victoria and David Beckham haven’t been in the United States for a full year yet, but rumors that the couple and their kids might be heading back across the pond to their native England are heating up.
David’s first season with the L.A. Galaxy — the team that has him under a mind-boggling $250 million, five-year contract — was a massive disappointment thanks to injuries that kept him sidelined during many games. Plus, there are reports that his whole family is in the U.K., and he wants to be closer to them. “He’d be very happy if someone would buy out his Galaxy contract,” a source told OK! magazine.
There’s also the topic of Victoria Beckham’s denim line, dVb. “It’s done about $15 million in retail when it was expected to have done $50 million by now,” a well-placed retailer told the mag.
Reps for the Beckhams say the clothing line is “doing well,” and there aren’t plans for David to get out of his contract and move. However, another well-placed Beckham source said that the transition to the States hasn’t been as seamless as originally hoped, and the change in Victoria’s fame status has had something to do with that.
“The Spice Girls reunion tour really was a bright light for her, it was a complete success,” said the source. “However, it really did make it clear to Victoria how different her life is here. She’s got some decisions to make.”
Hugh Laurie still surprised about ‘House’ success
Everyone’s favorite self-deprecating Brit Hugh Laurie continues to be stymied by the success of his series, “House.” He told Radio Times magazine, “I’m hugely surprised ‘House’ survives. The odds are against you in this competitive business; wolves snap at your heels. It’s hard to say if I’m pleased with the show,” he said.
Laurie isn’t even pleased with his American accent, one generally considered to be spot-on. “I hate seeing myself, but it’s even worse hearing my American accent … I had no idea I sound so retarded, a dull monotone, full of clunking mistakes.”
And bad news for fans of Laurie’s book, “The Gun Seller.” Plans for a screenplay and film adaptation are on hold. Laurie’s rep confirms that he had been working on it, but “it’s on hold for when there is time to work on it!” Fair enough.
First look at ‘Incredible Hulk’
A sure sign that the summer movie season is upon us: The first teaser trailer for “The Incredible Hulk,” which opens June 13, goes live at 9:56 p.m. EST on March 12, two days before it hits any theaters. Ed Norton stars as the Hulk and is said to have had a heavy hand in the editing of the trailer.
You can check out the trailer by going to any of the following channels: MTV, MTVU, MTV2, WH1, Spike TV, Nick at Nite and CMT.
Heading to SXSW?
If you want to rub elbows with Pharrell, Vampire Weekend, Moby or Simon Rex while you’re in Austin for South By Southwest this weekend, you might want to head over to the EastSport Café. The café will be the stomping ground for the festival's bigger names (even Perez Hilton). Guests will get the VIP treatment: full service bar and menu, Internet/e-mail access, and AG Adriano Goldschmied will be outfitting guests in jeans from their AG-ed Vintage collection.