Global Gossip 17.08.09 Part 1

BATD ON Aug 17, 2009 AT 5:08 pm

Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant

We’re not quite sure what to make of this but apparently Hugh Grant is set to quit acting after being crippled by stage fright. Hugh Grant scared? The ‘Notting Hill’ actor has started suffering from panic attacks whenever he goes in front of the camera and is considering changing his career. He told Entertainment Weekly magazine: “I like everything about filming except the acting. I’m wonderful in rehearsals, but I have never been very good when they actually switch the cameras on.

“In recent years I’ve had really bad attacks where I totally froze up. I thought, ‘Well, if I am going to get stage fright, then I am packing it in.’ ” Hugh also revealed starring in comedies makes him “particularly nervous”. This isn’t the first time the 48-year-old British star has threatened to quit Hollywood. After appearing in ‘Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason’ in 2004, he claimed he was “semi-retired” – but went on to star in ‘American Dreamz’ and ‘Music and Lyrics’.  Hugh accepts people will be sceptical about his vow to quit acting, adding: “I realise how ridiculous that makes me look.” Yep you said Hugh.

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham’s recent appearance on American Idol was hailed as ‘wooden,’ but that hasn’t stopped our friends from across the pond from wanting more. Posh is being tipped for a £3 million pay cheque and we hear sources claiming she could replace Paula Abdul.

A source revealed to the News of the World: ‘Victoria is the clear favourite because of Simon Fuller’s influence…She was a revelation at the second audition and is now top of the list to permanently replace Paula,’ added the source.

However, a deal is yet to be announced because bosses are reportedly concerned about Posh’s image.  Although she has received the seal of approval form both Simon Cowell and Simon Fuller, channel executives from the TV network are supposedly concerned that viewers might be put off by her accent and her teeny-tiny frame.

Click here to find out what’s freaking out Colin Farrell in part 2 of Global Gossip…

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