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Victoria Beckham yesterday accepted undisclosed damages from a celebrity magazine that claimed the crew of her upcoming TV show considered her “picky, demanding and rude.”
The former member of the Spice Girls sued Star magazine over an April article that said staff working on the NBC show had also described her as “full of herself and not very nice.”
Miss Beckham’s lawyer, Gerrard Tyrrell, told Britain’s High Court that filming hadn’t started at the time the story was published. “The story was therefore completely inaccurate and defamatory of Ms. Beckham,” he said.
Miss Beckham, aka Posh Spice from her Spice Girls days, wasn’t in court for yesterday’s hearing.
Miss Beckham, 33, is married to soccer star David Beckham. The couple recently moved to the U.S., where her husband is due to join Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Galaxy next month.
“Victoria Beckham: Coming to America” will air July 16.
Germany won’t allow the makers of a movie about a plot to kill Adolf Hitler to film at German military sites because its star Tom Cruise is a Scientologist, the country’s Defense Ministry said yesterday.
The actor, also one of the film’s producers, is a member of the Church of Scientology, which the German government does not recognize as a church. Berlin says it masquerades as a religion to make money, a charge Scientology leaders reject, Reuters reports.
Mr. Cruise has been cast as Col. Claus von Stauffenberg, leader of the unsuccessful attempt to assassinate the Nazi dictator in July 1944 with a bomb hidden in a briefcase.
Defense Ministry spokesman Harald Kammerbauer said the filmmakers “will not be allowed to film at German military sites if Count Stauffenberg is played by Tom Cruise, who has publicly professed to being a member of the” sect.
Mr. Cruise’s publicists could not be reached for comment.
A verbal dispute between the entourages of rap stars Ludacris and T.I. turned physical Sunday during a Hollywood brunch.
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