Jews Making News: Beckham, Green

Jews Making News: Beckham, Green

Beckham: Looking Good in New Book of Photos

David Beckham
David Beckham

Soccer star and media darling David Beckham recently signed a deal with Headline Publishing Group to release a book of photos spanning his entire sports career. At 38, Beckham retired from the sport after 20 years in May of this year.

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The U.K. publisher working with Beckham gained notoriety of its own, having also released Fifty Shades of Grey, and fellow player Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s autobiography.

There are also reports that the powers behind the spy film, “The Secret Service,” may be sizing up Beckham for a role as A villain, though Beckham has yet to comment.

“The Secret Service” will star Samuel L. Jackson and Colin Firth. While Beckham has shot his fair share of steamy commercials, this would be his first time playing a character on the big screen.

Back in the sports arena, Beckham is already shopping for a new Major League Soccer franchise (MLS) in America. As stated in his contract with LA Galaxy, the world famous athlete is privy to a discount of $25 million to purchase a MLS team. He’s reportedly set on South Florida, which has been without a franchise for over a decade.

Beckham was born to Sandra Georgina and David Edward Alan Beckham. He speaks about his faith in his autobiography; he identifies himself as being “half Jewish” through his maternal grandfather. Beckham writes that he had “more contact with Judaism than any other religion.”

Green Set to Get His ‘Geek’ on at Awards Show

Seth Green, actor, producer, TV director and screenwriter, will be presenting the Lifetime Achievement Award to Stan Lee at the first annual Geekie Awards August 18.

Best known for his role in the “Austin Powers” franchise and as the creator of the “Robot Chicken” series, Green will help the Geekies honor indie artists and filmmakers’ geekdom. The awards will be broadcast live and streamed online from The Avalon in Hollywood, Calif.

Green also has not one, but two, upcoming TV shows this fall.

For the kiddies, Disney XD is debuting its animated series “Hulk and Agents of S.M.A.S.H.” on Aug. 11. The characters include She-Hulk, Red Hulk, Skaar and A-Bomb, aka Rick Jones (to be voiced by Green). In a far more, well, adult project, Green stars in Seth McFarlane’s new comedy “Dads” premiering Sept. 17 on FOX.

Green was born Seth Benjamin Gesshel-Green and grew up in a Jewish household in Pennsylvania. He was raised by parents Barbara Gesshel and Herbert Green with a sister, Kaela Green.


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