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R1246580880 Beckham

Among the life-size wax figures in Madame Tussaud's celebrity nativity scene are Graham Norton as a shepherd, Kylie Minogue as an angel, and Beckham and Posh Spice as Joseph and Mary. Pardon me for pointing out the obvious, but next to the real thing, the Victoria Beckham waxwork looks endearingly human.

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  1. Actually, that's Becks and Posh as JOSEPH and Mary--Jesus is a baby in this scene. Of course, having Becks as Joseph is ironic as, according to the Catholic church, Mary remained a virgin and Joseph never had sex(!)

    Posted by: Will | Dec 7, 2004 2:13:06 PM

  2. Why not Dame Edna as one of the wise men?

    Posted by: Joe | Dec 7, 2004 2:15:18 PM

  3. yeah, where's madonna?....was she baby jesus?

    Posted by: Brechi | Dec 7, 2004 2:46:09 PM

  4. Haha getting Posh and Kylie like that in the same pic is too funny. Since posh still has this vile hatred against minogue since Outta My Head out did her in the charts.

    Posted by: Music Videoz | Dec 7, 2004 3:27:25 PM

  5. Only thing funnier than Becks as a pauper in diamonds is that those hanging from his neck form crosses. Poor Joseph, kept from the baby-making action then burdened with such a prophecy.

    Posted by: aaron | Dec 7, 2004 3:41:08 PM

  6. Yes, Madonna would've been perfect to be... the Madonna.

    But are they just going for actual Brits? *(or is Kylie Australian?) I'm so confused.

    Posted by: M@ | Dec 7, 2004 4:13:17 PM

  7. My response? A simple "Oh my God" accompanied with an eyeroll and sigh.

    Posted by: criticalrn | Dec 7, 2004 4:21:04 PM

  8. re: Becks - yes, he's Joseph, not Jesus. My mistake.

    Posted by: andy | Dec 7, 2004 6:44:36 PM

  9. Becks is MY Jesus...

    Posted by: M@ | Dec 8, 2004 1:13:27 AM

  10. Even as an "angel" Kylie's butt is in the air. She's always working it. ;)

    Art is supposed to be provocative... or at least interesting. Warhol's work evoked similar reactions. Arguably, this could be making a statement about the worship of celebrities in society.... or it could just be an exhibit that's a bit cheeky and good fun. After all, if we can't laugh at ourselves, we're in trouble.

    Posted by: N | Dec 8, 2004 10:44:59 AM

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