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David & Dad -- Mend It Like Beckhams?

9/28/2007 9:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

David Beckham jetted to England to be with his dad, after the elder Becks suffered a heart attack -- and it might be a way for the soccer star and his father to repair their long-damaged relationship.

According to the UK's Daily Mail, father Ted and son have barely talked in the last four years, a chill reportedly brought on by Dad's bad attitude toward David's wife Victoria and a controversial book he wrote about David.

But now, says the tab, Ted's health crisis might help bring about a détente -- especially now that Posh herself has gone across the pond to be with her hubby and father-in-law.

Oprah Nearly Ten-Times Trump


Oprah Winfrey is rich -- we knew that. But just how much richer than her TV counterparts? It's astounding. The latest Forbes list of the highest-paid TV celebs has the Queen of Talk at the top -- raking in $260 million in the last year.

Funnily enough, the next highest grosser last year was a guy who doesn't even work anymore -- Jerry Seinfeld -- and Winfrey's longtime (though no longer) nemesis, David Letterman, took in $40 million. Meanwhile, Donald Trump, despite "The Apprentice's" weak ratings, still managed to scrape together $32 million.

Gere Kiss Still Lingers for Shetty


Remember that Bollywood actress whose kiss with Richard Gere landed both of them in hot water with Indian courts? That was five months ago, and now immigration officials in Mumbai detained Shilpa Shetty at the airport yesterday, saying that she was still wanted on obscenity charges, even though the Supreme Court of the country has tossed the case.

Shetty was stopped at the airport and was released only after "prolonged questioning," because, officials claim, they hadn't seen the Supreme Court order -- which people around the world knew about months ago.

Party Favors: Here Comes the New Hyde ... Joey to Brit: "Come to Orlando"


Tara Reid, prepare yourself for more rejection. The king-presarios of L.A. nightlife, Sam Nazarian and Brent Bolthouse, have readied their latest place that you'll get negged from. Called "S Bar," reports the Los Angeles Times, the newest hotspot, designed by Philippe Starck, will be an intimate lounge at the corner of Hollywood and Vine. ... Joey Fatone, himself a survivor of the bubble-gum-pop wave of the late '90s, tells Britney Spears via "EXTRA" that she can come over to his house anytime. "I think she just needs some time ... to really heal," says Fatone.

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love little people :)    

heal? lmao

2546 days ago
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mary    

It's a nice gesture. Go David!

2546 days ago
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jclondon    

welcome back becks. . .

2546 days ago
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sara    

Richard Gere is such an ass. He knew his slobbering all over that woman would cause her trouble in her country but he didn't care.

2546 days ago
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Beatles    

Oprah has no children, so what does her will look like now?

Wouldn't be surprised if she is leaving the majority to charities - but against revealing it to the public

2546 days ago
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Bella    

It is in terrible taste to print personal rumors about David Beckham and his father when his dad is ill. Especially when the rumors are both absurd and hurtful. Whether the David Beckham was annoyed about his dad's book, we all get annoyed at things our parents do and get over it, it doesn't mean they were estranged. Mr Beckham has been involved in every major event and family gathering in his son's life after the book was published and continues to speak fondly of his father especially when asked by kids how he got to where he is today. The rest is rubbish.

Even for a sensation desperate media, when someone is gravely ill, it's time to leave the family in peace for once. And if that is not possible at least lay off the pot-shots for this short while.

Wishing Mr Beckham a healthy recovery and the rest of the family some peace and privacy.

2546 days ago
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sis    

Oprah made her money with a lot of years of hard work while being a kind and considerate woman. I don't believe she has any enemies. She came from nothing and deserves every penny she has made. Her life partner has done well for himself also and does not just live off her which is to both of their credits. I would think a big chunk of her money will one day go to the school she built and other things she has her name on but it is way too early to even think about that. Oprah has many years ahead of her to enjoy her life anyway she wants. I am sure charities will play into some of it. She really is a very giving person. I do not fault her for any money she has..she earned every dime and she does not flaunt her wealth either. I can not say the same about Donald Trump. Money is everything to him. Not so with Miss O. People are important to her and she shows it every day.

2546 days ago
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notaceleb    

Jerry Seinfeld is a guy who's been seriously under reported about ever since his show went off the air.

2546 days ago
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notaceleb    

To sis #5....ditto, as far as the media let's me know. But, I'll leave D. Trump out of this.

2546 days ago
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cant believe im on tmz    

why is it allowed to have your earnings posted anyway? is it something that you can take action against or what? i would think that if you were the type who wanted your charitable donations to go unnoticed, you would not let people know your earnings in the first place.

2546 days ago
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kim suck    

over paid high toned colored

2546 days ago
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cant believe im on tmz    

#9, so if all you had to do is lend your name to a book club you wouldn't do it? you would gladly change your color to have what she has. shes smart and your just on tmz commenting about her life.

2546 days ago
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kim suck    

dear wow--WOW

2546 days ago
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kim suck    

the way al sharpton says it no matter how hard black people work they can never get more money then the white man

2546 days ago
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Lenn K.    

I don't like Richard Gere, but the country of India has the dumbest laws I've ever heard. You can't show affection in public. You people need to stop praying to the cow and look at the law where if a man doesn't like his wife he can throw acid in her face or have his relatives beat her up!!

2546 days ago
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