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Tuesday, 22 January, 2002, 17:52 GMT
Posh film for ITV
A new ITV1 documentary will follow the life of Victoria Beckham, the network has announced.

Cameras spent six months following Posh Spice around for the hour-long documentary, which ITV says gives a fascinating insight into her professional and family life.

Being Victoria Beckham features in-depth interviews with her and those closest to her, including husband David, parents, Jackie and Tony Adams and sister and brother, Louise and Christian.

Charting a crucial period in the singer's career, the LWT film follows Beckham as she releases her first solo single and copes with the expectations for success.

ITV controller of entertainment Claudia Rosencratz said: "Victoria Beckham is one of the most famous women in the world.

"This film looks at her life both in front of, and away from, the cameras and provides an insight into the world of celebrity. It is a fascinating programme which will appeal to everyone."

The film will air on ITV1 during the spring.


Weisz to produce first movie

British actress Rachel Weisz is to go behind the cameras for the first time and produce Neil LaBute's new movie The Shape of Things.

Weisz, who appeared in Enemy at the Gates and The Mummy, starred in the stage play of the movie in London.

The film tells the story of an evolving relationship between a young artist and a museum guard she befriends.

LaBute, who was behind In The Company of Men and Nurse Betty, will write and direct the film, which will feature the rest of the original stage cast.


Idol judges reprimanded

Pop Idol judges Simon Cowell and Pete Waterman have been reprimanded by producer Nigel Lythgoe over their on-screen bust-up.

The pair were told their behaviour will not be tolerated after they sparred during a live heat of the show on Saturday night.

Cowell laid into Darius Danesh on Saturday saying his version of Let's Face The Music and Dance was the worst performance of the evening.

Waterman hit back: "You must have something in your ears, mate, because that was as close as I've ever heard to Nat King Cole in my life."

Lythgoe said: "Their argument in last Saturday's show went too far and is unacceptable on any future shows.

"I reminded them that the talent was appearing in front of them and they should not hijack the show with their own petty quarrels .

"The pair of them acted like a slightly senile bickering old couple who had never had enough courage to get divorced 20 years ago."

Just four contestants are left in the competition which will land one pop wannabe with a lucrative record deal.


Deeley goes to Hollyoaks

SM:tv host Cat Deeley is to make a cameo appearance in teenage drama Hollyoaks as the woman who tempts heartthrob Finn head off for pastures new.

Finn, played by James Redmond, is quitting the Channel 4 soap after three years and will bid a fond farewell in Friday's episode.

He will be seen heading off for a new life accompanied by Deeley, with whom he recently started to present the ITV1 Saturday morning show.

Redmond, who plays the free-spirited Finn, said he had enjoyed playing the character but felt the time was right to move on to new things.


Oasis go to Watford

Rock act Oasis have announced their first gig of the year with an intimate show to preview tracks from their new album.

The band are to play at the Coliseum in Watford, Hertfordshire on 5 February - the night before a charity performance at London's Royal Albert Hall.

The rock idols did a series of six shows in smaller venues last year, rather than the arenas and stadiums they are used to, to mark ten years together.

Tickets for the Watford show go on sale on Thursday. Oasis release their fifth studio album later this year.


Wogan on top

Terry Wogan has been named as the most attractive voice on radio by a Radio Times poll.

Wogan, whose catchphrases on his BBC Radio 2 show include "do I come here often?" and "is it me?", topped the male list ahead of Radio 4 newsreader Brian Perkins and alternative music icon John Peel.

The top women's voice belonged to Radio 4's Charlotte Green with Today presenter Sue MacGregor ranked runner-up.

Green, whose voice has led her to be lampooned by Radio 4 sketch show Dead Ringers, said she was "thrilled" to have been such a hit with listeners.

"I like the anonymity that radio gives me, and although I get a large amount of fan mail, I'm rarely recognised," she said.

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