We guess we just never imagined an Olympian would go into sex work. Doesn’t every athlete get sponsored by Wheaties for the rest of their natural lives? We guess not, seeing as how ESPN reported today that three-time Olympic runner Suzy Favor Hamilton has admitted on Twitter that she’s also been working as an escort. Even more intriguingly, Hamilton claims she was “drawn to escorting in large part because it provided many coping mechanisms for me when I was going through a very challenging time with my marriage and my life.” Wow, the things we don’t know about stuff. Of course, we can’t pretend we don’t know a lot about celebs and sex work. Don’t worry, Suzy. You have plenty of interesting company when it comes to celeb escort scandals…
Romeo Beckham is clearly following in his very fashionable father and mother’s footsteps. It’s kind of par for the course when you have a parental unit comprising David and Victoria Beckham. And it goes without saying that is first modeling assignment — at the age of 10, FYI — would be a very prestigious one. Romeo’s the star of the new Burberry Spring 2013 advertisement which you can see above. And the kid’s got major swag. He looks great in the brand’s signature trench coat and we even give him props for popping its collar. Something we would have not done for any other human being. So, while he looks adorable, we’re going to have to admit that the campaign and the brand’s logic perplexes us. First up, we don’t get what they’re trying to portray here apart from Romeo looking adorable. Are the two adults on the side supposed to be mannequins? Are they metaphors for the traditional modes of modeling? Or is that too deep?
Secondly, and more importantly, this whole deal is a bit hypocritical, innit. Six years ago, Burberry’s head designer, Christopher Bailey was rumored to have been given a slap on the wrist for hanging with Victoria Beckham. Because, in another very past age, Victoria was considered to be the Queen of the WAGS and was viewed as too “chav” to be wearing the brand. This sort of news will never be explicitly confirmed because who will own up to something like that? But you know it was snooty enough to be true. But now that Vicky B’s transformation is complete and she’s become a High Priestess of Fashion, it’s all forgotten — by both the brand the parents. Tsk tsk.
Victoria Beckham‘s Spring Summer 2012 show at New York Fashion Week yesterday is a bona fide hit and pulling in rave reviews. She actually burst into emotional, but happy tears while taking a bow and backstage! Elle U.K. wrote, “After eight years building a small dress collection into an internationally significant brand, Victoria Beckham has a self-confidence that allowed her to move the signature aesthetic sharply on. There were flat shoes (conceived with the help of Manolo Blahnik, no less). There were men’s shoes! Hell, there [were] even trousers! But most of all, there was a sense of quiet assurance …” Harper’s Bazaar added, “It is clear Victoria Beckham understands what a woman wants but with this collection she is sure to gain new admirers.” The Los Angeles Times gushed, “A knockout. Beckham’s collection is really evolving, and it’s been impressive to watch her designing things that you wouldn’t necessarily imagine her wearing. The brand isn’t just about Beckham anymore, it’s about her customer.”
She must be over the moon. But even with all the hype surrounding her show, we think that all the fabulous clothes were overshadowed by her famous husband, David Beckham, and daughter, Harper Seven. OK, not overshadowed, per se, but you have to admit that David looks like magicsauce holding their gorgeous baby girl. The photos above were taking as the family headed to Balthazar to have a meal after the show. But the photograph after the jump may be the single most fabulous picture to emerge out of the whole of Fashion Week. It was tweeted by Victoria, and is basically, Harper walking down the runway before the show. Werk it, Harper! Read more…
Celebrities have never been shy about showing off their bodies, vacations or friends on Twitter, and sometimes they really go over the line. But there’s one thing they can never share enough of, if you ask us: babies pictures! Earlier this week, Victoria’s Secret supermodel Lily Aldridge gave us the first glimpse of her nearly 1-month-old daughter with husband and Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill, Dixie Pearl. Dixie’s Twitter debut features her tiny feet in pink, bunny rabbit footie pajamas. Can we get a resounding awwww? There is no mistaking that this pic is precious, but it does come as a bit of a tease. When do we get to see this little munchkin’s face?
Following in the footsteps of Lily and other celebs who have chosen to announce the birth of their children via Twitter, Curly Sue star Alisan Porter didn’t waste any time tweeting a pic of her baby boy, Mason, born only yesterday. Other stars like Hilary Duff, Jessica Simpson and Alessandra Ambrosio have also recently introduced their bundles of joy on Twitter. These adorable twitpics confirm that celebrities’ children are truly genetically blessed and living the G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S life. We look forward to the possibility of a future modeling or acting career for these youngsters, but for now, we are just happy to get to see their lovable looks. Take a look at some of the cutest celebrity baby Twitpics. They are bound to melt your heart!
Forgive us for wanting to indulge you a bit. Okay, we’re also indulging ourselves, but we swear that your benefit was first and foremost in our minds when we wrote this. These three celebrities have really nothing in common apart from being super rich and famous. Oh — they also share they fact that they have the most incredibly ripped bodies. We thought we’d get you a little montage of their shirtless, weekend action to prove our point. Not that it needs proving — we just wanted shirtless, hot men to start the weekend with, okay? How is that a crime. On the left we have dreamboat and new father, Chris Hemsworth, chilling by his hotel pool over the weekend in Sydney. His co-stars, Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart have just flown in as well, as they’re all in Australia for the premiere of Snow White And The Huntsman. Until then, we’d like Chris to laze around shirtless as much as his heart desires.
In the middle, we have the equally dreamy David Beckham, who took his tattooed torso out for a spin after his soccer team, L.A. Galaxy beat the Portland Timbers in California. May he always win his matches and celebrate just like this, over and over again. Finally, on the right we have The Situation who was doing what he usually does — being shirtless. On his roof, this time around. Whatever you have to say about him, you have to admit he has a totally sick body. We’re rather happy by this weekends catch, even though we may say so ourselves. And not to play favorites or anything, but we’ve got two more photographs of shirtless Chris, right after the jump. Enjoy! Read more…
… And what a shot it is. David Beckham is on the cover of Elle UK‘s July issue. He’s their first ever solo male cover celebrity and the decision was made in honor of the impending Olympic Games to be held in London. And they’ve gone all out. There’s so much testosterone oozing out of the image that we want to fan ourselves. We all know that Beckham is pretty frickin’ gorgeous. But this Beckham is shirtless, with his ab’s out in all their splendor, soaking wet, and in tight Dior Homme leather pants. It’s almost too much to handle. It’s no wonder that his wife, Victoria Beckham, tweeted, “Looking good on ELLEUK!!!! X vb” along with a picture of the cover.
She isn’t the only one who wants to write sonnets about buff Becks. The magazine themselves seem to be very proud of themselves — for good reason, we may add. “David Beckham is a national hero. He is an icon and Elle is known for featuring icons on its cover. This is a first for us on the newsstand and I believe he is loved by men and women alike,” says the editor-in-chief Lorraine Candy. “Anyway, who doesn’t want to see a picture of one of the world’s most handsome men on the front cover of a magazine? …” On another note, we find the quote given by Beckham quite hilarious. He says, ”How would I sum myself up? I don’t know, I prefer other people to do that. Erm… a little bit shy.” Right … shy. With that cover? We don’t think so!
We all know that the Vanity Fair Oscar Party is almost as big as the Oscar ceremony itself. And just as brights were a major Oscars 2012 trend, it was the same as the party. Rosie Huntington-Whitely wore a juicy, tangerine Antonio Berardi dress while Cameron Diaz went more orange with a Victoria Beckham number. Kate Upton, a pregnant Molly Sims, Salma Hayek, Abbie Cornish and Diane Kruger all wore shades of crimson.
It’s just a straight-up roll call of celebrities here: Elizabeth Olsen in black Christian Dior, Sofia Vergara in a white Robert Cavalli column, Brooklyn Decker in nude, beaded Valentino and Selena Gomez in Dolce & Gabbana. See what we mean? We’re not too sure about Zoe Saldana in her black, sheer Marios Schwab or January Jones in her Wes Gordon green-and-burgundy confused dress. Or Elizabeth Banks and her green-and-blue feathered Chadwick Bell dress. Jennifer Lopez wore the same designer as her Oscars dress, but this plunging, sparkling, plum version was even sexier. Read more…
David Beckham certainly had his priorities straight when he signed his new two-year contract with the L.A. Galaxy. Yes, there’s the adoration of his fans and chance to excel at his sport. More important, however, is all the money Beckham’s making to pay for daughter Harper Seven’s teeny tiny couture baby clothes. “Her wardrobe is ridiculous,” the soccer star laughed during his recent Google Plus interview. “I’m glad I got a two-year contract.” We’re sure Harper will be too, just as soon as she stops trying to eat her own fat little hands.
Sure, most kids wouldn’t notice if their clothes were made out of old dish towels sewn together, but let’s be fair, those Chloe tights and other designer duds aren’t really for Harper. They’re for mom Victoria Beckham. Gloats David about his 6-month-old’s fashion sense, “Everything about her is very feminine, you know — the way she moves, the way she eats, the way she smiles, the way she looks.” True, though she also kind of looks like a little old man. Though what a fabulous old man at that! Check out some of the Beckham children’s expensive threads below, before they get covered in mashed carrots and wet Cheerios.
Yesterday, we all rejoiced at this great news: David Beckham will probably continue to play soccer for the L.A. Galaxy instead of moving to Paris to play for some fancy French team. Just kidding. We like soccer and all. But we were actually rejoicing about the ad for David Beckham Bodywear for H&M that leaked all over the Internets. And now we are even happier, because the folks at H&M sent us the official pics of Becks in his skivvies, looking as hot as he always has at the ripe old age of 36, and making us forget that adorably squeaky voice of his. Actually, he also may make us forget that he’s selling underwear at all, unless it comes with a perfectly sculpted, tattooed man as well. (OK, for those of you actually in the market for the boxers, briefs, undershirts, pajama bottoms and long johns, they will be available on February 2.)
Relax, we’re not actually going to give you diet tips on this, the most holy of holidays for food lovers. We’re merely suggesting that if you’re anything like us, it’s hard to remember that there will be consequences if we ask for second helpings of mashed potatoes and pie. We slip into a food coma and wake up just long enough to eat the leftovers. So we thought we’d provide this little visual inspiration: 24 hot celebrities — from Britney Spears to Henry Cavill, Pippa Middleton to Hugh Jackman, Adriana Lima to Jennifer Lopez — who have bodies we’d basically kill to have, and who work hard to get them. Maybe seeing them jog, lift weights and strut their assets will inspire you to get off the couch. Or you might just want to sit back and enjoy the view while munching on a turkey leg. That’s the kind of freedom those pilgrims came here to attain, isn’t it?