David Beckham is athletic, beautiful to look at, a style icon, happily married with adorable children, blah blah blah. It would seem that he has it all, but there’s one special famous-person privilege he is being denied: he won’t be voicing a guest role on “The Simpsons” any time soon.
Insanely, the soccer star was deemed not famous enough by the producers to warrant a guest spot on the show, despite engaging in discussions. Executive producer Al Jean said, “I had to phone David Beckham to tell him sorry. I didn’t think he was a big enough star for an American audience. I get a lot of grief about that.” Beckham has had movies named after him and is besties with Tom Cruise, what else do “The Simpsons” want?? Actually, now that we think of it, we’ve heard the man talk and his voice is not his finest attribute. Good call. [Photo: GettyImages]
The way we see it, Lady Gaga‘s life is already a fantastic work of imagination with a touch of disco sticks. (Check out Gaga’s 100 Hottest Outfits of 2009 to admire her out-of-this-world fashion sense.) However, her everyday outlandishness is not stopping her from upping the ante and turning herself into an actual comic book character.
Bluewater Productions, a publisher of unconventional comic books (previous titles include a series called “Female Force” about such women as J.K. Rowling and Michelle Obama, and “Political Power” featuring comic hero Ted Kennedy), is creating a new series called “Fame” and will be highlighting a different celeb in each installment. Gaga’s will be out in May, and other celebrities who will be immortalized in ink include Taylor Swift and David Beckham. Even though we think celebrities already lead imaginary lives worth reading about, we can get on board with illustrated Lady Gaga (er, and shirtless David Beckham) fan fiction.
[Photos: Bluewater Productions]