Did you hear that noise? It was all the David Beckham fans across the world crying out with glee because the freakishly handsome football player’s life is being turned into a musical. This extravaganza of all things Beckham is titled David Beckham- The Theatre of Dreams. He certainly visits our dreams from time to time, but is his life story really worth putting to music?
The show’s creator, Mark Archer, gave the hard sell by saying, “Beckham’s story is a modern-day fairytale of heroes, villains, love, Manchester United and what it means to lead your country.” Archer continues: “The Theatre of Dreams is set within a cheering football stadium – the modern-day church. The music is powerful, gospel-like rock to establish clearly football and Manchester United as a religion.” Amen!
The upside to this over-the-top spectacle is that no one in Becks’ life is bad looking, so at least the stage will be filled with plenty of eye candy. [Photo: Getty Images]
Samantha Who star Christina Applegate talked about her fight with breast cancer today on Good Morning America. The 36-year-old actress said, “Absolutely 100 percent clear and clean. It did not spread. They got everything out, so I’m definitely not going to die from breast cancer.”
Applegate, pictured above arriving at Good Morning America, revealed that she elected to have a double mastectomy three weeks ago even though her cancer was contained in one breast. Christina tested positive for the BRCA1 gene, which is linked to breast and ovarian cancer. This seemed like the best decision after watching her mother battle with the disease and then suffer from a recurrence years later. “I just wanted to kind of be rid of this whole thing for me,” she said. “This was the choice that I made, and it was a tough one.” She will have to undergo reconstructive surgery over the next eight months. Applegate described her emotional state by saying, “Sometimes, you know, I cry and sometimes I scream and I get really angry and I get really like, you know, into wallowing in self-pity sometimes. And I think that’s – it’s all part of healing, and anyone who’s going through it out there, it’s OK to cry. It’s OK to fall on the ground and just scream if you want to.”
This challenging experience inspired Christina to start a program to financially support woman at high risk for breast cancer and she’ll also appear in the TV special, Stand Up to Cancer, airing September 5th to raise money for cancer research. [Photo: Splash News Online]
Jennifer Lopez either has a great sense of humor or a completely diluted view of the world. According to a source from Good Morning American, it’s the latter. J.Lo, who talked about training for the 22nd Annual Malibu Triathlon during an appearance on the morning show yesterday, supposedly felt her athletic triumph was more newsworthy than “that swimmer,” eight-time gold medalist Michael Phelps.
The on-set source said, “She couldn’t come up with Phelps’ name, and then she yammered on about how she was the one training for a triathlon just six months after giving birth, and how that was the big story right now, not ‘the swimmer.'”
British songstress, Lily Allen can add prizefighter to her resume. Allen is no stranger to partying, but the night usually ends with messy paparazzi shots of the singer unconscious and slung over a massive bodyguard. A braless Allen lived it up at London’s Groucho Club with outspoken TV presenter Miquita Oliver until almost midnight, then the duo strolled through Soho to Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.
Things turned violent as they exited the Jazz club at 2:00am and a woman outside started to talk smack about the pop sensation. Lily decided actions speak louder than words and punched the woman three times. She only backed down after Oliver used colorful language to persuade her buddy to get in their car. We’ve all learned a very important lesson: Don’t mess with Lily Allen while she’s still sober enough to stand on her own two feet. [Photos: Splash News Online]
Talk about bringing home the gold! Beijing’s eight-time gold medalist, Michael Phelps, is rumored to be seeing two golden ladies: U.S. Swimmer Amanda Beard and British Fashion model Lily Donaldson. Donaldson is a top model and replaced Kate Moss as one of the faces for Burberry. He really can’t lose with either lady. In addition to being a world-class swimmer, Amanda has appeared on the sexy pages of Playboy. Before the 2004 Olympics, the charismatic 23-year-old said, “I haven’t got a girlfriend and I can’t do the kind of things all my friends are doing as college students.”
If the rumors are true (when would he have fit them both in?), then Phelps is making up for lost time. [Photos: Getty Images]
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Looks like it’s time to breakout those Team Jolie t-shirts again! No, it’s not another battle over Brad Pitt‘s love, but a straight out attack from the always-entertaining lunatic Roseanne Barr. Roseanne had her nails out when she took to her blog to rip Angelina Jolie a new one for not endorsing Barack Obama.
In a post from Friday, Roseanne addresses Jon Voight (the actress’ father): “Your evil spawn Angelina Jolie and her vacuous hubby Brad Pitt make about $40 million a year in violent, psychopathic movies and give away three of it to starving children, trying to look as if they give a crap about humanity as they spit out more dunces that will consume more than their fair share and wreck the earth even more.”
Tyra Banks‘ diva alter ego took Manhattan on Tuesday like the Stay Puff Marshmallow Man from Ghosterbusters. The host kept her Tyra Banks Show audience waiting for almost two hours at her West 26th Street studio during a taping of Celebrating Black Models, Past, Present and Future. The audience, filled mostly with aspiring models, sat in silence while Tyra enjoyed craft service and schmoozed backstage with her iconic model guests, including Beverly Johnson, Veronica Webb, Chanel Iman and Tameka Jacobs.
The talk show host closed the episode by herding the entire studio audience onto the NYPD-manned streets. The diva, surrounded by her bodyguards, watched as black balloons were released into the sky. The crowd buzzed about the stunt’s negative effect on the environment, but nothing would rain on Tyra’s narcissistic parade.
One audience member said, “It was so disorganized, people fell over the press outside and almost trampled two little girls. Tyra was acting like it was a live sporting event instead of the most self-indulgent, narcissistic crap.” The show’s representatives had no comment. [Source: New York Post; Top photo: FilmMagic]
Entourage star Adrian Grenier has his hands in the air like he just doesn’t care about his recent breakup with Transformers 2 star Isabel Lucas. The shirtless actor was all smiles as he strolled along the beach and took in some rays with a mysterious blond clad in a black bikini. The couple split soon after Isabel was in a much-publicized car accident with co-star Shia LaBeouf. Apparently, Shia’s crushed hand wasn’t the wreck’s only casualty! “It wasn’t working out,” says a source. “Adrian saw her with Shia and that was kind of it – the crash, their hanging out. He obviously didn’t appreciate it.”
Well, it appears that hitting the waves — and maybe that blond — is Grenier’s remedy for mending a broken heart. [Photo: Splash News Online]