Victoria Beckham Opens Up About Her Famous Family and the Spice Girls

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Victoria Beckham Opens Up About Her Famous Family and the Spice Girls

Victoria Beckham, ELLE UK

ELLE UK/ Kerry Hallihan

Victoria Beckham has been called a lot of things: Posh Spice, David Beckham‘s wife, loving mother, model, style icon, clothing designer and now fashion collaborator. Victoria will soon be launching her new collection, The Victoria Beckham for Target, and to celebrate, she’s opening up in ELLE U.K.‘s May issue about her passion for fashion and all of the other hallmarks in her life.

While many know Victoria as a girl who came into the scene when she was part of the worldwide sensation the Spice Girls, the fashion industry is where her true aspirations live. “I love fashion,” says the clothing designer. “This is what I’m genuinely interested in.”

Victoria Beckham, Spice Girls, Geri Halliwell, Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm

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That being said, Victoria has nothing but love for the original girl squad. “Being in the Spice Girls was so much fun,” Posh Spice says. While it was fun to be part of the best-selling girl band of all time, she never felt like she had the chops to make it her lifelong career. “I was never the best singer or dancer,” Victoria says. “I learned an enormous amount during that time, though: the staging, the lighting, the costumes—the package excited me.”

Victoria Beckham, ELLE UK

ELLE UK/ Kerry Hallihan

There’s no denying the Beckhams are a career driven family, but they each do their part in making time for one another. David especially rises to the occasion when Victoria is working during fashion week. “The children will be in New York and he’s already planned to take them to museums then out for dinner on Saturday night,” says Victoria. “…That’s how you can show your support in a marriage, by saying, ‘You know what? I’ve got this.’ That’s what makes a good partnership.”

Victoria and David have been married since 1999 and have four children together. So, what’s the key to making it all work? “David and I both respect that each of us are very, very busy; we are both running big businesses, but we do put the phones down, and sometimes we just talk.” Victoria and David aren’t the only two taking a break from their phones: When David was on the radio show Desert Island Discs, Victoria says the family would all gather around the radio to sit and listen.

It seems as if the Beckhams have it all, but that is also the product of hard work. Victoria will be launching her limited edition collection for Target on Apr. 9. The launch will include apparel and accessories for women, girls toddlers and babies and will mark the first time she has ever released a childrens line.

Read Victoria’s full interview in the May issue of ELLE U.K., on sale Apr. 13.

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Published at Thu, 06 Apr 2017 23:01:00 +0000

American Horror Story Season 7 Adds Scream Queens Vet Billie Lourd

From Billy to Billie.

After the surprising announcement that comedian Billy Eichner had joined the cast of American Horror Story‘s seventh installment, Deadline reports that Ryan Murphy has tapped his (former?) Scream Queens star Billie Lourd to enter the politically-charged frightfest, as well. The pair of similarly-named stars join previously announced returning AHS mainstays Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters. Who any of them might be playing remains, as always, a mystery. (Though we can expect Eichner to play Paulson’s close confidant and “most likely be wearing mysterious tank tops.” Whatever that means.)

FX had no immediate comment on the report.

Here’s what we do know about the new season: Murphy has said that the installment will be influenced by the hectic 2016 Presidential race, using election night as a jumping off point. With that said, don’t expect Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton to be the season’s main characters.

“I think people literally think Sarah Paulson is playing Hillary Clinton,” Murphy previously told E! News. “And I wanted to clarify that that is not true. Horror Story is always about allegory, so the election is allegory. It’s our jumping off point. It is about the election we just went through and what happened on that night and the fallout of that night, which to many people, from all sides of the camps is a horror story. And you know, that show is always so fun when it’s about the zeitgeist and what we’re doing now.”

Lourd’s inclusion in the cast puts the fate of Fox’s Scream Queens even more into question after the series’ anemic ratings for season two. In February, Lea Michele was cast in an ABC comedy pilot, with Murphy going so far as to release the actress from her deal on the series. While Scream Queens, by design, could live on without both actresses, it does seem as though the writing’s on the wall.

Are you looking forward to Lourd bringing her screaming prowess to AHS? Sound off in the comments below!

American Horror Story is expected to return to FX this fall.

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Published at Thu, 06 Apr 2017 22:53:00 +0000