WAGS World Cup 2011 - 2013 Archived News Blasts
WAGS World Cup was a website dedicated to gossip on our favourite wives and girlfriends (WAGs). Launched in January 2007 they were fanatical about bringing their readership the most exclusive and up to date gossip on WAGs including Victoria Beckham, Cheryl Cole, Coleen Rooney and many more.
Content is from the site's 2011 - 2013 archived pages. Enjoy the nostalgic trip back.
Louise Redknapp has a new business and an incredibly posh office in Chelsea
October 24, 2013
Louise Redknapp has branched out into the world of beauty with a new make-up range which can be found at www.wildaboutbeauty.com.
Not one to take any task on lightly, Louise launched her business 18 months ago and opened her new office in the very swanky Chealsea area of London.
Louise said: “My business partner Kim Jacob and I moved to this office 18 months ago, and I love it because it’s a calm, creative environment for our make-up business Wild About Beauty. It’s a long way from my former life with the pop group Eternal, but this commemorative disc for our debut album Always & Forever selling 1.2 million copies in 1993 takes me right back to those days. I adored my music career and I’d love to sing again, but the industry has changed a lot. It’s very tough now.”
Louise Redknapp office
Louise Redknapp Chelsea office
“Millions of women use make-up everyday, I don’t believe the motivation behind this is vanity, more about the confidence you have when you feel good. When I first met Kim, shortly after having my first son Charley, I was suffering really badly from skin pigmentation. The makeup that Kim mixed and created herself alongside her ‘less is more’ approach to application made me look fresh and natural, like myself again. I wanted more people to have access to this and thought that if we could ‘bottle up’ the confidence that Kim had restored in me then we might be on to something!
“It’s my hope that as career women, mothers and with joint experiences both in front of and behind the cameras, Kim and I have created a collection that is really accessible, an uncomplicated yet exciting range that celebrates natural looking beauty.”
We can’t wait to try it, has anyone got any reviews for this range?
Coleen talks about motherhood and family life
October 24, 2013
Coleen Rooney, the ambassador for the Tesco Mum of the Year Awards 2014, talks about motherhood and family life
Coleen Rooney is probably best known for being married to Manchester United and England footballer Wayne Rooney. The couple have two boys – Kay, aged four, and Klay, six months. As well as being the darling of the British tabloid press, she has also carved out a career of her own as a fashion designer, TV presenter and columnist. She also does work for a number of charities.
Tesco has stated they are: ‘Delighted that Coleen has agreed to be our ambassador for the ninth annual Tesco Mum of the Year Awards. The Awards honour women who go above and beyond the call of duty to help others and are a wonderful way to recognise ordinary mums who do extraordinary things.’
In an interview, Tesco spoke with Coleen to talk about her life as a mum, how her own mum has influenced her, and what being our ambassador means to her.
“I am so excited to be involved with these Awards and wanted to be part of this campaign to give it the recognition it deserves. There are so many truly inspirational, courageous and selfless mums out there who do an amazing job but have no idea how special they are. There were so many incredible mum nominated this year – I can’t wait to meet the winners and celebrate their achievements at the awards ceremony next March.”
Coleen leads a busy life, juggling her marriage, work commitments as well as spending quality time with her sons. She also does work for several charities, including Claire House Children’s Hospice and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, which are particularly close to her heart following the death last January of her 14-year-old adopted sister, Rosie, who had faced a lifelong battle with Rett syndrome.
So how does she manage it all?
“I am lucky to have a brilliant family around me who help out so much, and of course I don’t have a nine to five job, five days a week. My parents are fantastic, I don’t know what I would do without them. My mum does so much for us, and Kai and Klay love their nan so much and spend lots of time with her.”
Coleen is also very lucky to have a very hands-on husband: “Wayne’s really great, and now that Kai is older they spend a lot of time playing in the garden and watching films together. He’s really good with Klay too and a lot more confident second time round.”
However, Coleen does admit to being in charge, “I am definitely the organiser and Wayne goes with the flow.” Are they strict parents? “I wouldn’t say we are strict but we do tell Kai off when he’s playing up and teach him what’s right and wrong. We have a loving relationship with our kids and I hope that is something that continues forever.”
When she had Kai, Coleen had all the same apprehensions and faced the same challenges we all do as a new mum: “It was so hard to believe that I had just given birth to another life, to such a gorgeous little boy. But it was a shock that I was now responsible for this little person. I had never had a responsibly as big as that in my life before. Becoming a mum is a massive change and so different from just having yourself to think of.”
She also realises that, unlike so many other mums, she has been blessed: “I feel lucky that I am able to be a mother to two healthy boys but I do feel for women who aren’t able to have children. My mum tried for seven years for me and I was a fertility drug baby. She was over the moon when she fell pregnant, but it doesn’t always happen for some women.”
Have there been any negatives? “I’ve been lucky with the boys’ health, so the scariest moment has been when Kai ran off in a theme park not so long ago and I couldn’t find him. It wasn’t for too long and I kept my cool, however my heart was racing. He just strolled round the corner as if nothing had happened!”
A family-oriented person, Coleen has old-fashioned values, “I think the most important things to teach your children are manners. And also to respect people and tell the truth.”
And the best thing about being mum to Kai and Klay? “There are so many things, but hearing them laugh and say ‘I love you, Mummy’ has to be the top!”
Sir Alex Fergusion blames Victoria for David’s ‘downfall’
October 24, 2013
Did Victoria cause David Beckham to have a ‘downfall’?! Errm, as far as we can see, David isn’t doing too badly for himself, however Sir Alex ‘I know it all’ Ferguson has decided to put his opinion forward and stated in his autobiography: “David thought he was bigger than Sir Alex Ferguson. There is no doubt in my mind.”
He continued: “The big problem for me is that he married Victoria. He went from Real Madrid to LA Galaxy. I told him exactly what I thought of that and I think he missed top level football.”
Writing about “bootgate”, the infamous incident when Ferguson kicked a football boot at Beckham’s head in the locker room leaving the midfielder with a scar, the former manager said: “He was around 12 feet from me. Between us on the floor lay a row of new boots. David swore. I moved towards him and as I approached I kicked a boot and hit him right above the eye.
David Beckham and Ferguson's flying boot
David Beckham talks about his relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson and recalls the infamous flying boot incident that left the Manchester United star with a cut head: "That's when I realised how accurate he was!"
“Of course he rose to have a go at me and the players stopped him. ‘Sit down,’ I said. ‘You let your team down.’”
However, Ferguson and Beckham have patched things up since the manager allowed him to transfer to Madrid in 2003, saying: “He was a marvellous boy and has become an icon. He’s worked to get to the point where he’s become a great player. We let him go to Real Madrid because we thought it was the right time.”
What do you think?
I watch and read the news while this whole incident took place. There was a lot of buz and hoopla around it.
And now with the publication of Sir Alex Ferguson autobiography, we get even more information. I love gossip so while I wait for my Da to finish up with his alcoholics anonymous meeting, I am reading published pieces taken from Sir Alex Ferguson autobiography. Jump ahead a few years and once again I am sitting with my Da looking over the information about another program he is attempting to temper his excessive drinking. This new approach considers alcoholism not as a disease, but as a symptom of a larger psychological issue. The success rate for AA and other residential 12 step treatment programs is about 10%. My father was in the 90% who fail such programs. His new program uses pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy. The medication of choice is Baclofen which removes or strongly suppresses cravings for alcohol in 92% of people. He had read that in initial clinical trials, Baclofen had a 65% success rate for treatment-resistant alcoholics. It's unbelieveable but this treatment doesn’t require abstinence although many people do stop all drinking. Baclofen doesn’t affect the taste of alcohol or the pleasure of drinking. It simply removes the addictive components that lead to overindulgence and allows a person to drink in moderation, if they so choose to. Doctors in Europe prescribe baclofen as the primary treatment for people who drink excessively. I ask, why did it take so long for us to learn about it?
Getting back to the rag sheets about lovely Victoria Beckham...I see that David and Victoria Beckham took to Instagram to share with fans their 20th anniversary, which was celebrated in style in the opulent city of Versailles. The pair married in July 1999 after meeting at a charity soccer game in 1997. Twenty years and four kids later...how great is that!
Lizzie Cundy shows Jason she doesn’t need a man to succeed
October 24, 2013
Now, if there is a WAG who we love and respect more than any other, it’s Lizzie Cundy. An inspiration, who always has a big smile on her face and lovely things to say, so it’s great to hear that she is finally on top!
Lizzie famously supported Jason Cundy, who she has two children with, through illness, his career and all the other trials and tribulations life throws at you. He then reacted to a mid-life crisis by running off with another woman in 2010. Sending Lizzie into a spiral of depression, she soon saw the brighter side and pulled herself together and now she’s more successful than ever.
Lizzie has said: ‘I was told I was nothing without Jason, just a pretty bimbo. Now, he’s being referred to as Lizzie Cundy’s ex-husband. It’s not a competition but I bet he doesn’t like that.’
Reinventing herself and making her sons proud, Lizzie has forged a career as a television presenter- specialising in fashion and celebrity interviews.
Earlier this year, at 45, she made her West End acting debut, starring in the satirical musical WAG, to great critical acclaim. She has two film roles lined up, more television appearances in the pipeline and plans to work in America.
Perhaps the only jarring note in her otherwise upbeat life is that when her 18-year marriage officially ended in divorce recently, it was the former WAG who had to pay her errant ex-husband a ‘substantial’ financial settlement.
‘I think I married the wrong footballer,’ she says without malice.
‘Instead of him having to pay for leaving me and the boys virtually penniless, I’m the one who will have to give him money.
‘He is still a presenter on the radio channel talkSPORT but claims to be broke.’
She added: ‘Frankly, I think he’s wasted a lot of cash. He continues to live the high-spending life of a top football player. So, I feel I’m paying for his lifestyle.’
Most women would resent having to fork out money to a former spouse who had an affair, dumped her and claimed poverty. But Lizzie says it’s a small price for freedom.
‘It’s liberating because I feel it’s now my time to show what I can do,’ she says. ‘I have a good brain, whatever people think when they see me dressed up.’
Convent-educated Lizzie is hardly a typical WAG. Her late father, Derek Miller, was art director at the Saatchi advertising agency while her mother was a senior manager for fashion house Jaeger.
By the time she met and married Jason, a working-class boy from South London, 19-year-old Lizzie had modelled for Cosmopolitan and Vogue.
She had aspirations to become an actress, but quickly shelved them for life with Jason. He was at Chelsea’s football academy and went on to play for Tottenham and Ipswich.
Lizzie turned down primetime television jobs with Blue Peter and as Bruce Forsyth’s sidekick on Play Your Cards Right, to start a family. Jason, she says, did not want her to work full time.
But plagued by injuries and two bouts of testicular cancer, during which Lizzie nursed him back to health, Jason retired in 2002 and became a radio presenter.
By the time they parted three years ago, Lizzie was already a recognised face on the red carpet.
‘Jason decided he wanted to have a life elsewhere and left me with two children to bring up,’ she says. ‘I’ve had to work really hard to make sure they have the lifestyle they are used to. That’s been my motivation.
‘I could have crumpled and gone to pieces – in fact, I did for a while – but I had two boys to support. Keeping a roof over our heads and putting food on the table became my priority.’
Despite being devastated at the time, she argues it was the best thing that could have happened.
‘I’ve never been happier. It’s made me stronger and more independent. I’m a grafter; I have a lot of energy and don’t need more than four hours sleep. But I never thought I would ever have to earn my own living.’
In the heydays of Jason’s career, she was totally dependent on him. It was, she accepts, a privileged life.
There was the obligatory mansion in leafy Hampshire, expensive cars, exotic holidays and closets stuffed with designer clothes.
‘Back then, WAGs were not expected to be more the arm candy. But Victoria Beckham, Coleen Rooney and myself broke the mould by working and making a name for ourselves.’
Lizzie was at the 2006 World Cup in Germany, where the England squad’s WAGs gained more publicity – not all of it positive – than the team.
The manager blamed them for the less than stellar performances on the pitch. Four years later, she was a special guest presenter for ITV’s Daybreak programme during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
Those who know her well say she is genuinely kind and loyal and possesses a ‘wicked’ sense of humour.
These are some of the qualities that led to her becoming known as the WAG-ony aunt. ‘The other wives and girlfriends would come to me with their problems, because they knew I’d been through it all before,’ she explains. ‘They still do because they know I’m honest and discreet.
‘Adultery has been a big issue. There is a lot of temptation for high-profile players. When I first started seeing Jason, girls would send him pictures of themselves naked.
‘You have to have a strong relationship to trust your partner not to stray.’ She ended up with an advice column in a well-known glossy magazine.
These days, however, Lizzie wants to be taken seriously as a presenter and actress.
‘The musical WAG was a huge risk because I felt a lot of people expected me to fail,’ she says. In the end, the production ran for eight weeks and the theatre was packed every night.
It was, she says, such a triumph that John Travolta has bought the movie rights.
‘It’s going to be a cross between Grease, Glee and the Full Monty. The finances are in place and I’ve been told I will keep my stage role.’
But before that she is looking forward to interviewing actor Sylvester Stallone before an audience at the London Palladium later this year.
And she is starring in a movie with Al Pacino, called Isle Of Dog.
She has had to prove herself many times over because, she says, people believe if a woman cares about her looks, she must be an airhead.
‘People constantly underestimate me. Because I’m more than a WAG.
‘Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I hate being called one. After all, The tag has certainly helped to make me who I am today, but it’s not like I’m still married to a footballer so I think it’s time to bench it.’
Imogen Thomas starts cat fight with Nicola McLean on Twitter
Saturday, 04 Jun 2011
It seems like Nicola McLean was minding her own business on a hot sunny Saturday, enjoying spending her time with her two children whilst at the zoo…. and then Imogen Thomas decided to do some stirring on Twitter.
Starting a rant from Nicola this afternoon, we are unable to see what started the fight as Imogen has deleted her Twitter posts claiming she didn’t want to give Nicola any publicity however Nicola has kept her tweets for the world to see which includes calling Imogen a ‘lying slag’.
It seems like Imogen had tweeted that Nicola should be suspicious of her husband, Tom Williams as according to Imogen, he is known to have a wandering eye. Nicola was quick to protect her husband and her children and fought back telling Imogen that she couldn’t ruin her marriage as well as others.
We don’t know what Imogen’s tweet actually said and obviously don’t know the background behind the situation, but Imogen is doing herself no favours. We did feel sorry for her, but she’s starting to make us think twice with her negative tweets to other WAGS.
Danielle Lineker poses as Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
June 3, 2010
Danielle Lineker is taking advantage of the busy WAGS period by becoming the face of Hovis bread and posing as Marilyn Monroe in their new advertising campaign.
Dressed in a light blue silk dress with hearts and a stylish pair of white, elbow length gloves Danielle recreates a pose from the famous Gentlemen Prefer Blondes image.
Carly Cole speaks about baby Ruby, the car jacking and moving to Liverpool
11 Nov 2010
Carly Cole has had a busy year, from giving birth to baby girl Ruby, being involved in a terrifying car jacking and moving to Liverpool with husband Joe Cole. Speaking with Hello magazine Carly gave us an insight into her year.
On the terrifying car jacking
“It was about 8.30 on a Sunday morning. Joe had the day off and we’d gone back to the old house to sort a few things out. Joe and Ruby were inside the house. It came out of nowhere.”
“It all happened so fast, it was very frightening and for a while, it blurred how I felt about London. For the first time ever, I didn’t feel safe. I’d actually been feeling really excited about spending the day at our old home, but afterwards, I had to get out of there immediately.”
Asked how her husband Joe, who, just weeks earlier, had transferred from Chelsea to Liverpool FC, reacted, she says: “Both Joe and I were in such shock at first, we didn’t feel angry – that maybe comes later.
“I just kept telling myself that I’d been lucky because Ruby wasn’t in the car. Her little car seat was there in the back and she could so easily have been with me. And although I’ve been back to that part of London since and I did feel safe again, it has made me more cautious all round and more aware of the fact that things like this can happen, unexpectedly, wherever you are.”
On moving to Liverpool:
“I do miss having our friends and families nearby, but I know that we have do what’s best for Joe’s football.
“When we first moved up here, there were three big social events in a row, including Jamie Carragher’s testimonial and his wife Nicola’s 30th birthday. I thought, ‘This club are a sociable lot!’
“I didn’t really need that network of wives and girlfriends when Joe was at Chelsea, because I had my own existing circle of friends around me. But because I don’t have that here, it’s nice to have that support and to know that, when the guys are away, we can meet up.”
“I love it! Ruby is the focus of my world and because I brestfed her for the first five months, I feel it’s made the bond between us even stronger. I think sometimes people moan too much about how hard it is having a baby. I mean, it is knackering — because Ruby’s been waking up a lot lately. I’ve come downstairs so exhausted some mornings, my hands have been shaking as I grip the bannisters — and it would be nice sometimes to have a bit of time to myself. But if you’re ready to start a family, then that’s all part of it. Maybe that’s why I feel the way I do — because it was absolutely the right time for Joe and I.”
On Joe as a dad:
“He’s a brilliant dad and he adores Ruby. He said the other day that before Ruby was born if he’d had a picture in his head of the perfect baby, she is it. When he’s home, he’ll take her for a couple of hours, so they get time alone together, and if he’s not working, he’ll get up and get her dressed while I have a relaxing bath, instead of the two-minute shower I usually have to make do with.”
On Ruby’s personality:
“She is such a determined little thing. She gets that from Joe. You have to be really determined to get to where Joe has as a sportsman and Ruby has definately inherited that. She’s just started pulling herself up in her cot — she did it for the first time four days ago — and it doesn’t matter how exhausted she is, she will keep trying and trying until she stands up. She actually makes this little grunting noise when she’s exerting herself. She’s so active and advanced — a friend of mine has got a baby two months older and she can’t believe some of the things Ruby’s doing. Sometimes she waves her little arm and says what sounds very much like “Hiya.”
On losing the pregnancy weight:
“I’m pretty much back to how I was before. My boobs seem smaller to me, but I think that could be because I’m comparing them to how they were when I was pregnant and then breastfeeding. I definately think breastfeeding helped me get back in to shape. I certainly didn’t diet, I just ate sensibly, did a bit of gentle exercise and the weight gradually came off. I’m young and Ruby is my first child, so I feel fine about my body. I think it’s maybe after the second or third pregnancy that women start to feel unhappy with how they look.”
On wanting three more children:
[Laughs] “If Ruby was sleeping better I’d say yes, but at the moment I’m not so sure! Apart from the first three months or so, when I suffered terrible nausea, I really enjoyed being pregnant and Joe and I would definately like more than one child. But it would be nice to have a bit of ‘me’ time, and a few nights out with my friends, before I do it all again.”
On looking forward to their first Christmas as a family of three:
” I love Christmas and this one will be extra special. I can’t wait to get the tree up so that Ruby can gaze at the decorations. Joe will have a game on Boxing Day, so we’ll have all the family up. I’ll be excited to see all the garden covered in snow. I’m already picturing the three of us out there building a snowman. Ruby will probably be walking by then, so it’s going to be a really special time.”
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