NBC adds spice with Beckham
EmptyNBC is in negotiations with Victoria Beckham for a reality show that would star the former Spice Girl, sources said.
The Beckham project was first reported by a British newspaper, which valued the deal with the former pop singer, aka Posh Spice, at £10 million ($19.6 million).
The project reportedly would follow Beckham's move to the U.S. with husband David, the international soccer star who made headlines last month when he announced that he had signed a five-year deal with the Los Angeles Galaxy. David Beckham, who has played with Real Madrid in Spain for the past 3 1/2 years, is expected to join the Galaxy in the summer after he and his wife, along with their three kids, move to Los Angeles.
Simon Fuller, who managed the Spice Girls and now reps the Beckhams, told the British paper that there was a lot of interest from U.S. networks about the reality project, which he said will show Victoria Beckham's sense of humor.
NBC declined comment on the news, as did CAA, which represents Fuller and Victoria Beckham.
Victoria Beckham was one of five members of British pop singing group the Spice Girls, who found international success with the hit albums "Spice" and "Spiceworld," both released in 1997. They also starred in the 1997 feature film "Spice World" and released a third album, 2000's "Forever," before splitting up in 2001.
Fuller, who also created "American Idol," managed the Spice Girls during the height of their success before the group decided to manage themselves in 1997.