Celebrity roundup

Victoria Beckham up for posh award

The Beckhams
The Beckhams
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Spice Girl, who? Victoria Beckham was among the nominees announced Tuesday by the British Fashion Council for its annual awards. The designer is up for favorite brand and red-carpet designer along with Burberry and Alexander McQueen. Not too shabby.

More than 300 industry insiders choose the winners, who will be announced Dec. 2 at a ceremony at the London Coliseum. The Beckhams are expected to attend, and hopefully they’ll get a driver for the occasion. Soccer god David Beckham was involved in a car crash outside his Beverly Hills home last week. Police were reportedly called after the athlete’s Range Rover Sport struck a SUV driven by an unidentified woman as he pulled out of his driveway.

JoBros no more

Strike The Jonas Brothers from your lexicon. Nick, Joe and Kevin announced Tuesday they’re ending their highly successful run. The news comes after the New Jersey trio abruptly canceled their tour over creative differences earlier this month. They told People the breakup was unanimous and came after Nick Jonas told his brothers in a meeting earlier this month that he felt “trapped.” They had been scheduled to release its fifth album later this year.

In other music news, country legend Loretta Lynn, 81, postponed two shows in Iowa due to exhaustion. Last year, the Coal Miner’s Daughter postponed shows to undergo physical therapy following total knee replacement surgery.


Ciao for now, Snooki! Dressed as a zombie for the Halloween edition of Dancing with the Stars, the miniature reality star left the ballroom in tears after being cast out. “I can’t even talk right now,” Snooks said. “I love everybody here, so it sucks.”

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    Que paso? Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Kirstie Alley used to be so close. They met as partners on Dancing with the Stars and stayed in touch but these days they no longer speak. “She stopped getting along with me,” Chmerkovskiy told Andy Cohen on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live. “I got a message now that I am associating with other people that she can't be associated with, I am no longer to be spoken with, and sorry, but it is what it is.” Jennifer Lopez, rumored to be dating the dancer, is besties with Leah Remini, who recently left the Church of Scientology, and that perhaps doesn’t sit well with Alley, who remains loyal to Tom Cruise’s church.

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    At 88, Hollywood legend Lee Grant looks back in ‘I Said Yes to Everything’

    Actress Lee Grant came that close to washing Shampoo out of her hair when co-star Warren Beatty told her how to play the scene when she learns he has seduced her character’s daughter. The matter got resolved after she spoke to the actual director, Hal Ashby, and then to Beatty again. Not only did she win an Oscar for the role, but she and Beatty became great friends, even sharing a few passionate kisses after filming ended.

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