Thanksgiving is all about eating turkey, spending time with loved ones and watching a great football game. However, knowing that some of the hottest NFL stars are also some of the sexiest men on Earth also means that some of us won’t be watching for the game. Our eyes are on something other than the pigskin.
Here’s an unfortunate one-step-forward, two-steps-back scenario. As gays are serving openly in the military and the Boy Scouts are considering a teeny-tiny advancement toward allowing gay members and leaders in the don’t-ask-don’t-tell vein, gay men in sports are still overwhelmingly remaining in the closet. And now they’ve got the story of former Oakland Raider/ San Francisco 49-er Kwame Harris as an example of what not to follow. According to the San Mateo Daily Journal, Harris is charged with felony domestic violence and is being sued for assault and battery by an ex-boyfriend over an altercation that allegedly began over an argument about soy sauce and stolen underwear. Really.
In August 2012, Harris and Dimitri Geier, who were no longer romantically involved, their lawyers say, were having dinner at a Chinese restaurant before Harris was going to take Geier to the airport. Apparently Geier upset Harris by pouring soy sauce on a plate of rice. Which, again, this is really doing a lot to advance the public’s perception of gay men. The argument continued outside, where Harris reportedly pulled down Geier’s pants and accused him of stealing his underwear (OK, now this is sounding like a fight among sorority girls or something).
The national crush on quarterback A.J. McCarron’s girlfriend Katherine Webb just will not go away! Only two weeks after shooting to viral super-stardom, the former Miss Alabama has been fielding offers left and right for various TV gigs. Last week she accepted a spot as an Inside Edition Super Bowl commentator, and now she’s signed on for a slightly less illustrious job: Appearing on a new Celebrity Diving series on ABC. A celeb wha? Apparently the show is exactly what it sounds like. “Celebrities” will appear on camera leaping from tall places into water. Presumably they will all be in bathing suits, so we guess the program does have something going for it. Other familiar faces to appear on the show will include ex-Baywatch babe Nicole Eggert, former Girl Next Door Kendra Wilkinson, Drake Bell, basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and…Louie Anderson, who will single-handedly cancel out any and all bikini hotness that may arise on the program.
It’s kind of a surprising move for Webb to join the cast, considering her vow to be “the anti-Kardashian.” Apparently the media glare also put a strain on her relationship with A.J. McCarron, who felt that all the attention on his girlfriend stole the glory from his BSC Title victory. She had previously placed herself under a self imposed media ban, but we guess that’s coming to a rapid end. According to TMZ, she has now hired a publicist to deal with her many bookings, and will live out her 15 minutes of fame via reality shows, special one-off TV events and hot Twitter pics. Just like a certain K-family that we all know and love…
Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron’s girlfriend Katherine Webb blew up the internet yesterday for (1.) being incredibly hot, and (2.) getting pretty aggressively crushed on by ESPN commentator Brent Musberger during Monday night’s BSC Title game. The veteran broadcaster came under fire for singling the lovely Ms. Webb out, and has generally been made out to be a bit of a dirty old man. But now Katherine is coming to Brent’s aid, defending him during an appearance on NBC’s Today Show this morning.
“I think the media’s been unfair to him,” she said during an interview with Matt Lauer. “If he would have said something along the lines of we were hot or sexy or made any derogatory statements like that, I think it would have been a little bit different. The fact he said we were both beautiful and gorgeous, I don’t see why any woman wouldn’t be flattered by that. So, I think that they’ve been unfair to him.” Beautiful and gracious: A.J. is a lucky man.
Things are getting even better for the former Miss Tennessee. Miss America baron Donald Trump is apparently going to ask her to get involved with the iconic Atlantic City event this year. “We are going to ask Katherine Webb to be a judge at the Miss USA Pageant coming up in Las Vegas,” he tweeted today. But it probably got lost in the shuffle of her Twitter feed. Her followers jumped from just over 2000 to over 234,000 in two days!
Last night a bunch of big dudes from Notre Dame and Alabama threw the ol’ pig skin around for something called the BCS Title game, which we have on good authority is a big deal. Alabama technically won the game, but the real champ of the evening was without a doubt Katherine Webb! No, the former Miss Alabama did not slap on a helmet and go head-to-head against the Fighting Irish, but she is dating Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron.
Veteran ESPN commentator Brent Musburger seemed a little more than smitten when cameras picked Miss Webb out of the bleachers during the game, and gave a ramble that earned him tons of dirty old man points on the internet. “When you’re a quarterback at Alabama … you see that LOVELY lady there … she’s also Miss Alabama .. and that’s A.J. McCarron’s girlfriend. Wow, I’m telling, you quarterbacks, you get all the good lookin’ women.” It might not read all that creepy, but trust is…it is. He then offered a helpful piece of advice to the youth of the Heart of Dixie. “So if you’re a youngster in Alabama, start gettin’ the football out and throwin’ it around the backyard with pops.”
New York Jets Coach Rex Ryan showed that he’s unusually devoted to his team as it’s revealed that he has a tattoo depicting a woman -who is reportedly his wife- wearing nothing but a the jersey of his beloved quarter-back Mark Sanchez. If that’s not enough team love for you, the figure appears to be bent in fellow Jet Tim Tebow’s trademark “Tebowing” move. Geez, we hope things don’t go south between Ryan and Sanchez! Although we guess he could turn that number 6 into an 8 pretty easily.
The coach was spotted with his ink while on vacation at Paradise Island in the Bahamas by a New York Daily News photographer. When he saw the camera pointed at him, Ryan reported let out an “Oh s–t,” and ran for the hills. But not before the photog caught the mildly racy image on his upper right arm. Oh yeah, you better believe this make our list of hilariously ill-advised celebrity tattoos. Check out a bunch more in the gallery below!
We aren’t typically the most sports-oriented blog, but we think everyone has to give pause when a massive talent passes on. According to TMZ, retired NFL star Junior Seau was tragically found dead in his California home of a suspected suicide earlier today. According to a representative from the Oceanside Police Department, Seau was discovered by his girlfriend. After a 911 call was placed around 10:00am this morning, authorities allegedly found the former linebacker dead of a gunshot wound.
Seau spent most of his career playing for the San Diego Chargers, leaving the team after twelve years to joint the Miami Dolphins and finally the New England Patriots. Junior retired in 2010, and leaves behind three children. “I’m going to go surf. Whatever happens, I can say, honestly say, that that probably was my last game,” Seau told Showtime after announcing his retirement. “Everyone at the Chargers is in complete shock and disbelief right now,” said Seau’s former team in a statement, “We ask everyone to stop what they’re doing and send their prayers to Junior and his family.” Our thoughts go out to Seau’s family, and all the fans he thrilled in his 19-year-long career.
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Pittsburgh Steelers football star Troy Polamalu and Head & Shoulders have taken out a $1 million insurance policy on his hair…for obvious reasons.
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Wait? What? When? Who? Where? Cristiano Ronaldo, super sizzling footballer extrodinaire, has revealed that he’s a new dad. And the mom, is not girlfriend Irina Shayk. She announced on her Facebook page, “My boyfriend is now the father of a boy.” So he got someone ELSE preggers? And Shayk knew?
That’s exactly how the world got to know about Ronaldo’s surprising new papahood, FYI. His Facebook page stated, “It is with great joy and emotion that I inform I have recently become father to a baby boy.” No word on who the mother is at all, but he also said that he’s raising his son on his own, writing, “As agreed with the baby’s mother, who prefers to have her identity kept confidential. My son will be under my exclusive guardianship.” His family are currently working on documents to bring the child to Portugal where he will be raised.
Of course rumors are rife. Portuguese newspaper Diario de Noticias claims that the baby was conceived by the surrogate at the end of last summer in San Diego, where Ronaldo was vacationing. People can throw allegations left, right and centre, but the only people who know the truth are Ronaldo and GF, Mystery Mommy and his agent. And they ain’t talking. Yet.
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Kim’s blush-colored, tight-fitting tank dress weakened opponents.
Think Kim Kardashian stayed casual all weekend for boyfriend Reggie Bush‘s Super Bowl win? Come on, you know Kimmy K. better than that. She wasn’t all blazer and jeans, opting for a Saturday evening get-down getup that we can only imagine had Reggie Bush rushing to retire for the night.