The star reacts to strange comments regarding his recent photo.
Kissing your child is something that all parents will do as a show of love and affection. Unfortunately, there are some people out there who will take exception. David Beckham recently went under fire for pecking his daughter on the lips, but he refuses to apologise for it. Nor should he.
David Beckham at Brooklyn's 'What I See' book launch
The soccer hero posted the most adorable photograph of himself kissing his 5-year-old daughter Harper Seven against a sunset backdrop while on vacation in Tanzania a month ago. He captioned the shot 'Kiss for daddy', and promptly sparked criticism across the internet from those branding the action 'weird', 'sick' and even 'pervy'. Thankfully, there are far more positive comments than negative.
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It's unlikely that Guy Ritchie could make a boring movie if he wanted to. This raucous historical romp spins the iconic legend into something that's relentlessly entertaining, even if it never quite satisfies because it's in such a hurry to set up a sequel. Thankfully, there are some deeper themes along the way that give the actors something to chew on besides the scenery.
In post-Roman Britain, King Uther (Eric Bana) has been killed by his brother Vortigern (Jude Law), who made a deal that involved some very black magic. But Vortigern is haunted by the fact that Uther's infant son Arthur somehow escaped and will someday return to pull the sword Excalibur from the stone and claim his rightful throne. Meanwhile in Londinium, Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) has no idea who he really is. Raised in a brothel and trained as a muscled fighter, he has a nice little racket going on. So discovering his identity is a shock. He's immediately spirited away by a mage (Astrid Berges-Frisbey) and some rebels (Djimon Hounsou and Aiden Gillen) who help him plot how to take back his crown.
The entire film is essentially a chase as Vortigern and his chief goon (Peter Ferdinando) pursue Arthur and his growing band of rebels. That all of this is leading to an epic confrontation is no surprise. But Ritchie oddly frames each action sequence as a splintered montage, which means we're only ever watching a series of key images with no momentum or context. Some of these work cleverly, but they begin to wear us out: we know what's happening but we're not able to experience it ourselves. Thankfully the dialogue has a witty present-day snap that brings the characters and the camaraderie between them to vivid life.
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Arthur grew up as a peasant on the streets of Londonium having escaped the terror that was unleashed upon his father Uther Pendragon's kingdom when he was just a boy. But despite growing up away from his royal roots, there was always something special about him; a determination and a willingness to stand up and fight no matter how big the enemy or how slim the chances of survival. This does not go unnoticed by the current King Vortigern, who took over the throne all those years ago. Arthur is captured and imprisoned by Vortigern's men and it's then he learns of his true destiny. And that destiny is sealed when he manages to pull the sword of Excalibur from the legendary stone with the world watching. Vortigern will stop at nothing to keep his ill-gotten crown, but still he underestimates the power that the sword wields. Using his newfound power, he joins with the kingdom's resistance to regain what's rightfully his and avenge his father along the way.
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Five stars that have raised millions to help keep our children safe.
Most superstars have charities that they support or even charities that they have foundered themselves, but perhaps one of the causes many of them can relate to most is that of preventing child abuse. We're all children at some point in our lives and most of us have children of our own. So when it comes to fighting abuse in young people, the battle is a particularly passionate one.
Here are five stars who have put their all into preventing child abuse:
David Beckham celebrating UNICEF's 70th Anniversary at the Empire State Building in 2016
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Harper is now officially part of Brand Beckham, with her name a protected trademark for a range of products and purposes.
Victoria Beckham has registered their daughter Harper’s name as a trademark in the United Kingdom and Europe, it has been reported.
The five year old girl is now officially a part of Brand Beckham, following in the footsteps of her three older brothers (Brooklyn, 18, Romeo, 14, and Cruz, 12) who also had their names registered with the UK’s Intellectual Property Office and the EU-wide equivalent authority back in December last year.
It means that Harper’s name will now be able to be used as a brand for products such as toys, make-up and clothes as she gets older. Furthermore, 42 year old Victoria has registered her daughter’s name for use in the entertainment industry if she wants to pursue a career in the public eye.
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The 18-year-old has already begun carving out a career for himself behind the lens.
Brooklyn Beckham is reportedly set to fly the nest in September, to study photography at university.
The 18-year-old son of David and Victoria Beckham has been showcasing his passion for photography on Instagram for the past few years, but now hopes to obtain a degree to help make his dreams of becoming a full-time photographer come true.
Brooklyn Beckham is reportedly set to study photography at university
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Desert Island Discs reveals some important memories for the football star.
David Beckham has always been a family man; with his wife of nearly 20 years and four children, that hardly needs to be said. But on the latest episode of 'Desert Island Discs', he reveals how that kind of love comes from his close relationship with family as a child.
David Beckham talks Ella Fitzgerald on Desert Island Discs
Having a close-knit family is something that the legendary soccer player has carried with him all his life. He opens up about such memories in the special 75th anniversary episode of BBC Radio 4 show 'Desert Island Discs', where he reveals that his first record to go with him on a Desert Island is Ella Fitzgerald's 'Every Time We Say Goodbye'.
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For the most part, Arthur has taught himself all the life lessons he knows, he lives a rough life with his friends in the town, fighting comes as standard for the young man, however Arthur's life is about to change for better and worse. When Arthur is challenged to pull the famous sword from the stone he achieves something that all men before him have failed to do, he retrieves the sword.
Arthur's life story becomes a little clearer, Arthur is the son of Uther Pendragon a noble king loved by his people but when he dies his crown and seat on the throne are stolen by Vortigern who will go to any lengths to secure his future as leader of the kingdom. Since the death of Pendragon, the whole country has slowly fallen into chaos - particularly the capital, Londinium. Vortigern rules with an iron fist and his willingness to use dark magic cause more and more problems.
As Arthur learns about his past, he unites with a group of rebels but the new owner of Excalibur is far from enthusiastic at fighting Vortigern's army. As time passes Arthur realises that he must be the one to restore some peace to the city but with Vortigern leading his troops it's not going to be an easy battle.
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Brooklyn Beckham - David Beckham, wife Victoria and their four children, Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper, leaving Balthazar in Manhattan - New York City, New York, United States - Sunday 14th February 2016
And it's a special design by his little girl
When you’re David Beckham - loved for his looks by all woman, adored for his sporting skills by all men - there’s very, very little that you can’t get away with. And that very, very little includes a stick person drawn by your adorable four-year-old daughter, carved into your palm permanently.
David Beckham has added yet another tattoo to his collection
The devoted dad of four, who is married to Victoria, has added to his already impressive tattoo collection with a neat drawing by his youngest child Harper of a stick person in a dress with a heart next to it.
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Beckham has been a goodwill ambassador for the UN's Unicef organisation for over ten years.
David Beckham has given an emotional speech at the United Nations, urging world leaders to do more to protect vulnerable children around the world. The former England football captain gave the address in his role as a goodwill ambassador for Unicef.
“As a Unicef ambassador, and as a father, it breaks my heart to see children continue to suffer,” the 40 year old said on Thursday (September 24th) at the UN General Assembly in New York. The organisation’s Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, was alongside him during the speech.
David Beckham delivered a moving speech at the United Nations in New York
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But he may have a future football star in daughter Harper.
David Beckham has said he felt a little heartbreak when one of his sons told him that he wasn't sure he wanted to play football all the time. However the former football star also added that he only wanted his children to play the game if it made them happy.
David Beckham has said one of his sons told him he doesn’t want to play football.
Speaking to ABC News Beckham said, "One of my boys turned around to me the other day, he said, 'Daddy, you know, I'm not sure I want to play football all the time…' "It broke my heart a little bit.”
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David Beckham may still be learning to live with life after football but he’s turning his attentions to his fledging acting career. The former England captain has landed a role in ‘Knights Of The Roundtable: King Arthur’.
David Beckham is embarking on a whole new career – acting! The former footballing star has landed a role in Guy Ritchie’s upcoming film, Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur. Beckham announced the news in a recent interview with a British newspaper and revealed he is prepared to face criticism if his acting skills are not up to scratch.
David Beckham at the opening of the 'Breitling Boutique' in Madrid, June 2015.
The MailOnline published an article questioning his parenting after 4 year old Harper was pictured with a dummy in her mouth.
David Beckham has angrily hit back at a recent article published by the MailOnline which criticised him for allowing his daughter Harper to use a dummy at the age of four. The former professional footballer and England captain has argued that the tabloid has “no right” to question his parenting.
The 40 year old posted a screenshot of the offending article on his Instagram page on Monday morning (August 10th), writing “Why do people feel they have the right to criticize a parent about their own children without having any facts??”
Victoria and David Beckham's eldest son is the latest celebrity offspring to jump into the fashion world.
Brooklyn Beckham, the eldest son of David and Victoria Beckham has reportedly just signed a modelling contract with a top agency. But rather than follow his parents into the world of football or music and fashion, the 16 year old is also said to be planning a future career in Hollywood after impressing talent scouts in L.A.
Brooklyn Beckham has reportedly signed to a modelling agency.
An unnamed source told The Mirror, ”He has recently signed to a modelling agency. It appears he has a lot of potential for a career in the industry. He is incredibly photogenic and has the handsome looks to be considered for some high-profile, big-money work.”
It seems that even a high-flying, internationally-recognised and regularly-awarded fashion career does not guarantee people will like your style more than your husband’s as former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham recently found out.
David and Victoria Beckham came third and ninth in a poll of the most stylish Brits of all time
In a recent poll of the most stylish Brits ever, Posh Spice was bumped into ninth place with her footballer husband, David, riding high in third.
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The A-list power couple faced opposition from a neighbour after submitting extensive renovation proposals for their new luxury London home.
David and Victoria Beckham have triumphed in a planning dispute with their next-door neighbour over their proposal to put in air-conditioning at their new multi-million house in London.
At the end of March, the Beckhams submitted a planning request to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council to include the system in five rooms of their £31.5 million home in west London, including a luxury gym and a large wine cellar.
At this point, a neighbour lodged a complaint with the local council, arguing that the noise, pollution and dust from the construction would affect his enjoyment of his property. He was reportedly concerned that the Beckhams’ alterations would adversely affect “historic character of the Victorian house of the streets, my house included”.
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David Beckham - Marina Bay Sands today unveiled its latest advertising campaign starring global sporting legend David Beckham. Directed by award-winning American director and photographer Anthony Mandler, the multimillion dollar "Never Settle" campaign enables consumers to discover the integrated resort through the eyes of Beckham in a series of print and television commercials. Featuring Beckham at the iconic architecture marvel, the campaign highlights the luxury retail, fine dining, leisure and entertainment experiences that have become synonymous with Marina Bay Sands. The four advertisements from the campaign will appear in local and regional dailies, magazines and billboards across Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and China, with the commercial airing on various digital platforms, TV and network cable channels. In the 2-minute commercial, Beckham can be seen pulling up in a sleek vehicle and entering into the glitzy world of Marina Bay Sands. The many experiences that unfold within the award-winning destination are illustrated through scenes of Beckham experiencing celebrity chef restaurant CUT, making a grand entrance into the Chairman Suite, enjoying the city's best night views from Sands SkyPark, and raising a toast to fellow party-goers. The energy and excitement of the award-winning property are juxtaposed with scenes of tranquility at the Banyan Tree Spa, the integrated resort's inner haven. David Beckham said: "I have collaborated with Marina Bay Sands on a wide range of projects ranging from charity events, inspirational workshops and festive celebrations. This is a brand that always aspires to be the best in everything it does. That's why I love Marina Bay Sands. I am thrilled to be part of its story for the 'Never Settle' campaign, which is about a celebration of an amazing destination." Conceptualised by creative agency AR New York, the commercial and advertisements were shot over two days at Marina Bay Sands in early October 2014, across many at Marina Bay Sands - Singapore - Thursday 12th March 2015
David Beckham will be starring in one of Noel Gallagher's new videos
David Beckham agreed to feature in one of Noel Gallagher's next music video when the pair appeared on The Graham Norton Show last week. Gallagher performed his new single Ballad of the Mighty I on the show before joining guests Hugh Jackman and Beckham.
Noel Gallagher asked David Beckham to star in one of his videos
Norton got things moving by asking Gallagher why he hates making music videos.
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Throughout the early 1960s, the Cold War was in full swing. Two agents, one from Russia and one from America are at each other's throats throughout the conflict. Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) is a CIA agent, known for his suave and womanising nature. Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) is a KGB known for his brutality and deadly efficiency. When a criminal organisation sprouts from former Nazi soldiers, Russia and America temporarily put aside their differences to find a solution to the problem. Unfortunately, getting the two men (who have made a career out of trying to kill one another) to work together, may not be as easy as it seems.
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David Beckham - David Beckham and UNICEF are today launching a groundbreaking initiative, 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund, to protect millions of children around the world from danger. Marking Beckham's 10th year as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, '7' is David's personal commitment over the next decade to helping the world's most vulnerable children. Through '7', David will use his powerful global voice, influence and connections to raise vital funds and encourage world leaders to create lasting positive change for children. David Beckham, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, said: "I've been a Goodwill Ambassador for 10 years now and I feel so honoured to be part of UNICEF's amazing work for children." "Today, the need to help children has never been greater and since retiring I have more time and I want to do so much more. That's why I am setting up this new fund with UNICEF. 7 represents my ongoing commitment to helping children who need it most around the world. This is me stepping up my support - because I can, because I want to, because the outcome will help change the lives of millions of children. Everything I have done, my football career, my family, has led to this point - this is the moment for me to do what I can to help children in every corner of the world. This is something I want my own children to be proud of." "Over the coming years I am going to work with UNICEF to raise millions and speak out for children all over the world. I am planning numerous fundraising initiatives and I also hope to travel much more - meeting children, UNICEF staff and world leaders to help raise awareness and increase the pace of change. There are some very exciting plans ahead and I am so proud to be part of this." The launch of '7', named in honour of Beckham's lucky number on his famous England and Manchester United F.C. shirts, comes after one of the most devastating years for children on record. More than 15 million children were exposed to extreme v - - Saturday 19th January 2008
David Beckham - Various stars of film and television were photographed on the red carpet as they arrived for the the EE British Academy of Film and Television Awards which were held at The Opera House in London, United Kingdom - Sunday 8th February 2015
David Beckham and his 15-year-old son Brooklyn have reportedly been involved in a car accident.
David Beckham has reportedly been involved in a car accident in London.
David Beckham with his wife Victoria and their sons: Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz.
David Beckham launched his Haig Club whiskey at Tom Kitchin's Michelin starred restaurant in Edinburgh.
David Beckham is expanding his commercial empire with the launch of his first whiskey, Haig Club. The single-grain Scotch has been developed in association with the music mogul Simon Fuller and international liquor firm Diageo.
David Beckham launched his whiskey in Edinburgh
Beckham was on-hand to give the drink an A-list push with a glitzy bash on Saturday. A dinner was prepared by Tom Kitchin, chef and owner of the Michelin starred The Kitchen restaurant in Leith, Edinburgh. Kitchin served Haggis, lobster and grouse, while Haig Club – said to have notes of “butterscotch and toffee” – was the drink of choice.
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2nd May, 1975
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