Traditionally Americans could give a sh*t about soccer, or as most in the world know it, “football.” As the 2010 FIFA World Cup kicks off in South Africa today, we’re giving you 25 drool-inducing reasons to tune in that don’t require knowing what a yellow card means.
All that running required of footballers produces what we think are the best bodies in sports – not overly beefy but lean, defined and gorgeous. The toned torsos of Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, Cote d’Ivoire’s Didier Drogba, and the USA’s own Landon Donovan have us clearing our calendars, hitting a pub, grabbing a pint, and anxiously awaiting the moment they rip off their shirts in celebration. How is it we’re only now discovering that soccer’s a walking, running, and kicking Calvin Klein ad? At least we have a match-packed month to bask in the ab-tastic glory. [Photo: Getty Images]
25 of the World Cup’s sexiest – and often shirtless – soccer players await you below.
Talk about passing the torch! While there were more famous celebrities at last night’s Lakers game, the biggest stars in the stands were easily Jason Bateman and Dustin Hoffman, who treated the kiss-cam to one of the least expected make-out sessions ever. More expected was having the entire cast of Grown Ups appear in the front row—hope they had to pay extra for that bit of advertising. See Jack Nicholson, Leonardo DiCaprio, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and other celebs cheer on the Lakers’ finals win in the gallery below.
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The rest of the world is currently talking about Venus Williams‘ risqué lingerie looks that she’s sporting at the French Open this week, but personally, we’re too busy staring at her butt. Let’s get real here: sure, her black and red nightie is unconventional and worlds away from the polo shirt and skort of the olden days of tennis, but we can’t be the only ones who thought she forgot her underpants, right? During round one of the Open, Williams faced off against Swiss player Patty Schnyder, and we’re guessing that Schnyder’s happy that Venus’ outfit overshadowed the fact that she lost to Williams in two sets. Check out our gallery of pictures from the French Open for more of her looks. They kinda give a new meaning to “I see London, I see France.”
With southern ladies like Dixie Carter sadly passing away, it’s good to see a new generation of stars picking up where gals like her left off on the red carpet of the Kentucky Derby. Wouldn’t it make her proud to know such horse racing fans as Ashlee & Pete, Salt’n'Pepa and whimsical Joey “The Fat One” Fatone have stepped forward to claim her baton. “Don’t worry, Dixie,” they seem to say. “The ghosts of TRL will take it from here.” See more big bonnets and unexpected celebrities (Johnny Weir!) in the gallery below.
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Kim Kardashian and Reggie Bush have possibly broken up again. Let’s all say it together: “oh noessss!” How will Kim get married and have babies and, mostly importantly, find fodder for a new reality show? Sob. Here’s what Radar Online says: apparently the couple is “on the rocks,” after Reggie openly bitched and moaned about his relationship while at a photo-shoot for a sexy dude calendar. He then went out later that night and flirted with ladies all over the place.
When asked by paparazzi if he and Kim were still an item, he replied, “No more questions,” which of course all but confirms that they’re totally over and all hope is lost and love is a terrible, awful thing. If Reggie and Kim have split, what is left for us to believe in? [Photo: Splash News Online]
Well that was fast! The Associated Press reports that Tiger Woods has returned home to Florida after a week of family counseling in Arizona, with the sports legend already visiting the same Isleworth golf course he practiced on before his public apology. The Enquirer claimed Woods’ problems with prescription medication were the cause of his trip to the Meadows last week, with a source alleging “Tiger blamed a lot of his cheating behavior on his drug addiction, saying that the drugs were responsible for impairing his judgment.”
Though Woods has claimed to have no specific plans to return to golfing, his quick return to the links suggests he plans to keep in shape. Even if he skips next week’s World Golf Championship, The Arnold Palmer Invitational, which Woods has won six times—including the last two years, begins on March 22nd in Orlando. Will Tiger show up to defend his title?
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Tonight marks the start of the most popular sporting event of the Winter Olympics: Ladies Figure Skating. The graceful, acrobatic sport turns out plenty of stunning women from all over the world. Podium hopefuls Sonia Lafuente of Spain, Yu-Na Kim of South Korea, and Mirai Nagasu of the USA, will be amongst the female athletes taking to the ice to perform their short programs tonight. Their score combined with Thursday’s free skate will dictate their medal standing. Here are 19 Olympians who may or may not win gold, but will undoubtedly look good giving their best effort. [Photos: Getty Images]
You remember Tiger Woods, right? He’s that stuffy, boring ol’ golfer and family man who’s won a bunch of tournaments and stays out of the public eye. At least, that’s how his PR team wants you to remember him. We’re three days into their meticulously rolled out rehabilitation of their client’s image, and no detail is too small for this pack. In the end, they’re hoping to erase from your brain that one thing we haven’t quite forgotten – that Tiger had dirty, drity sex with a short-bus full of skanky women.
Remember that picture of Le Tigre going out for a casual, spontaneous jog this week? Yep, it was staged. And we’re guessing his golf practice yesterday outside of his home was yet another photo op intended to remind us of what the guy is really good at – besides using his man club to put in pretty (and not-so-pretty) ladies’ greens.
Today’s 11am press release is equally as controlled. He’ll only be speaking to a small group of friends, colleagues, and selected journalists, and will not answer any questions. Tiger knows he can’t make the problem go away, but he’s obviously trying to control it as much as he can. We have an easier solution for those looking to repair their public image: don’t do something stupid in the first place.
Tiger heads back to another week of rehab after his “statement.” [Photos: GettyImages]
Tiger Woods is set to give a press conference tomorrow, in which he will apparently apologize for having sex with a small nation’s worth of women (and getting caught). But he made his first public-esque appearance late yesterday, when he went for a run with a bodyguard (we assume) near his home in Orlando, Florida. He looks good, like a guy who really wants to repair his public image after ruining it with his dick.Welcome back!
Rumors are buzzing around that Tiger has timed his reappearance to coincide with the Masters, golf’s premiere tournament that goes down every April (for laypeople like us, it’s the one where they win a greet jacket). He’s already won the Masters 4 times, but hey, nothing says redemption like coming back from a break and kicking a little ass upon your return. Then again, being faithful to one’s wife also works. [Photo: GettyImages]
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.
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