Archive for September, 2013

David Beckham Strips Down in New Fragrance Commercial, World Swoons

In David Beckham‘s new fragrance commercial, the soccer hunk tells his tailor, “I have all I need,” after he changes into a freshly pressed shirt, jacket, and spritzes himself with his scent.

Well, Mr. Beckham, your abs show is all we need to get us through another working day, as we count down the hours to the glorious weekend.

The ridiculously handsome Beckham shared the new ad for his fragrance “David Beckham Classic” on his Facebook and YouTube pages on Wednesday, writing, “Here is my new COTY campaign, we had fun shooting it! Hope you all like it.”

Like it? We love it.

Craving more from the 38-year-old stud? The campaign includes an interview with Beckham, by Beckham.

For example, when asked if he considers himself good-looking, Beckham says, “No, not really but I like to think I’ve got my own distinct look, which reflects who I am as a person and the way I evolve as a man.”

Someone get the man a working mirror.

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Heidi Klum: My Mom Takes My Topless Photos

As anyone who follows Heidi Klum on Facebook knows all too well, she isn’t shy about a little nudity.

From a bit of booty here, to a bare bosom there, the supermodel is all about baring that beautiful skin of hers in photos. But not all the snaps are selfies, leaving one to wonder: Who’s behind that lens?

“The photographer was my mom. The credit goes to my mom,” Klum told Extra! of the topless, tree-hugging picture she posted from her getaway in Bora Bora. “I took the same photo of my mom. She was wearing a bathing suit.”

“You will be surprised when you hear that my mom takes most of the photos,” she explained to Access Hollywood. “Yeah, my mom and dad. They were on holiday. Yes, so my mom can take some good photos.”

But what’s with her boycott on bathing suit tops? Well, it’s in her roots. “I’m European. I don’t like wearing tops, and I don’t like tan lines” she told Access. “I grew up, you know, running around topless,” she added to Extra! “And I still do.”

And millions of men thank you for that, Heidi.

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Naturally, Scarlett Johansson Looks Good Au Naturel

Seeing your favorite celebrities out and about without a full face of makeup on is kind of relieving, right? When you strip away the millions of dollars and awards and designer gowns and sexy significant others and everything else, they really are just like us, huh? Right?

Anyway. Red-carpet and all-around beauty Scarlett Johansson was the latest celebrity to go au natural, as they say, as she caught a flight this week out of LAX. Though she didn’t wear any makeup, she was seen wearing a Yankees hat and a shirt that had the word “Paris” on it. Which is about as confusing as it gets, but hey, she looked good.

See pics of Scarlett and other celebrities without makeup in the gallery, above.

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Paula Deen Employee Ineata Jones Reacts To Aunt Jemima Costume Comment: ‘I Don’t Remember Nothing Like That’

Paula Deen employee Ineata Jones

Things aren’t all gloom and doom for Paula Deen.

In a world where everyone is turning their backs on the disgraced celeb chef, she’s got a friend in employee Ineata Jones, who’s shooting down a report that she was asked to wear an Aunt Jemima costume at work.

Dora Charles, a longtime friend of Deen’s and cook at her restaurant Lady & Sons, opened up to the New York Times about what it’s really like working with the silver-haired chef (and it’s not a pretty picture.)

Among the people asked to partake in racially questionable acts at the restaurant included Jones, who Charles purports was in charge of ringing the iron dinner bell (which was depicted on a postcard sold at the eatery), cooking the cornmeal pancakes known as ‘hoecakes’ and was asked to don an “old-style Aunt Jemima outfit.”

Although Jones, 67, admits to all of her duties (dinner bell ringing and hoecake-making included), she’s a bit fuzzy on Deen’s costume request.

“Oh, no, no, no! I don’t remember nothing like that. I don’t remember none of that stuff. It’s been so long ago, I don’t know,” Jones told Celebuzz.

“I do get upset (at this).

“They need to leave her (Deen) alone!”

Jones is a staunch supporter of her employer who she’s worked with for 18 years, during which time she admits they’ve developed a somewhat unconventional relationship.

“We both cuss at each other and we still do. That’s how we communicate. That’s my girl!” she added.

And Jones says Deen has never been discriminatory.

“She’s never treated me like that.

“I still work with her and will never do anything to hurt her,” she added.

“I’ve never had problems with her.

“She’s done so much for all kinds of people. And me! She’s done good.”

And about why Charles would include her in any headline-making remarks? Jones doesn’t know, doesn’t care and just wants to be left out of it.

“I’m sorry she brought my name up…. She’s got her problems why she’s doing it.”

Deen has also denied the allegation.

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‘Sharknado’ is Headed to a Movie Theater Near You

Oh, cool, look what Twitter did now: Sharknado is coming to movie theaters. The Syfy made-for-TV movie about a tornado of sharks (enough said!) will screen at midnight on Aug. 2 at 200 Regal movie theaters across the country, including New York’s Regal Union Square Stadium 14 and Los Angeles’ Regal L.A. Live Stadium 14. You can see a full list of participating theaters here.

While Sharknado was a hit on Twitter, it was actually sort of a ratings dud. I mean, barely more than a million people watched it. In the 18-49 demographic, it earned a 0.4 rating. A rerun of The Big Bang Theory got nearly 7 million more viewers. But Syfy is betting on Sharknado nonetheless, hoping it will become a cult hit, in the same vein of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. “You know how audiences have had fun with Rocky Horror Picture Show over the years. If the internet reactions to this film are any indication, then our moviegoers are primed and ready to enjoy Sharknado larger than life in cinemas,” Regal’s director of digital marketing Chris Sylvia said in a statement.

In addition to its theatrical release, Sharknado is also getting a sequel, this one to be set in New York City.

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Twerking Our Way to Caption Contest Glory With Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel

Americas Got Talent Season 8 Post Show

Let me tell you about an idea for a television show I just had:

America’s Got Twerkin’

Now, is this the most genius idea you’ve ever heard? Or is it THE MOST GENIUS IDEA YOU’VE EVER HEARD?!

Ideally, Miley Cyrus would act as host of the show, but I suppose I’d settle for Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel. They’ve already got a show to host, you say? Miley it is!

While I twerk out the finer details of my plan, you should check out today’s winning captions:

“Look what Miley Cyrus taught me!” – Jose

“Do these pants make my butt look big?” – Peggy

“say auf wiedersehen to this” – Michelle

“Ahhh, Push it, push it real good.” – Risa

Congrats to our winners! Visit our Facebook page for a new Caption Contest each and every weekday.

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4 Reasons Why The World’s End Is Great (And 1 Reason It’s Not)

The World's End

This film was highly anticipated both by myself and most of the world. The comedy combination of Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright, and Nick Frost are unmatchable and without it the world would be a much less humorous place. I had thought about making a joke about how without them and their comedy that the world might come to an end and then I would have put a few dots and put THE WORLD’S END! But I ultimately decided against it because it wasn’t a particularly funny.

The World’s End is the third film in a trilogy penned by long time buddies Wright and Pegg and usually with a trilogy, a third film means it’s over. It’s sad to think that we won’t be getting any more movies along the likes of Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz but this trilogy will go down in history as one of the funniest of all time.

Let’s move on to why this movie is so great. Please note this article contains minor spoilers.

4. Constant Hilarity

The World's End

I’m clearly a huge fan of Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright, and Nick Frost and I have been ever since their days doing their perfect television show Spaced but this film brings more beloved actors to the screen that bleed brilliance everywhere. These actors include Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, and Eddie Marsan.

My theater atrium for this movie was sold out; I am convinced that I got the last two tickets because when my date and I entered the theater there were only two seats remaining and even though they were god awful seats, the movie made it worth every uncomfortable second.

The entire theater had a hive mind when it came to laughing at the film. When a joke was told or something funny happened, everyone laughed in unison.

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GTA V: 6 Things We Learned From The ESRB Rating Breakdown


It’s come as a surprise to literally no one on the planet that Grand Theft Auto V was handed an ESRB rating of Mature (the equivalent to an R rated film) but more tantalising are the details behind these vague words; intense violence, blood and gore, strong language, mature humor, strong sexual content, nudity, and use of drugs and alcohol.

Recently the ESRB also published a breakdown (free of spoilers) salivating us with a taste of what we can expect. In addition to that, some of the news is unexpected and shocking showcasing that Rockstar still lovers pushing the content boundaries of gaming forward. You just know multiple news outlets will have a field day with some of the circumstances mentioned below but for us gamers, well we just can’t wait.

So let’s begin the countdown, complete with quoted passages from the ESRB themselves regarding each intriguing bullet point…

6. There Are Boobies

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“The game includes depictions of sexual material/activity: implied fellatio and masturbation; various sex acts that the player’s character procures from a prostitute-while no nudity is depicted in these sequences, various sexual moaning sounds can be heard. Nudity is present, however, primarily in two settings: a topless lap dance in a strip club.”

Okay, so this one really isn’t too surprising considering L.A Noire, Red Dead Redemption, and Max Payne 3 all had a few instances of brief nudity too, as well as other games not even developed by Rockstar. I think the industry has reached a point where this is simply acceptable now when you factor in the narrative advances gaming has trail-blazed lately.

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Arsenal Transfer News: Karim Benzema Won’t Leave Real Madrid For Gunners

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Karim Benzema’s agent has moved to quell rumours of an impending move to Arsenal in a major French Sunday newspaper, reports the Guardian.

Le Journal du Dimanche featured an interview with the player’s agent Karim Djaziri, who was adamant the player will be staying put at the Bernabau.

We can not fight against the rumours, but I assure you Karim will not go to Arsenal. There has never been any discussions and no contact has been established.

He went on to say;

We are working on a contract extension for three years,” he said. “Discussions are taking place quietly, without deadline. Karim could well end his career at Real, the club of his dreams.

If true, this is yet another major setback for Ars ne Wenger in the transfer market. The 25-year-old French international striker became a target after it became clear that Luis Suarez was staying put at Liverpool, for the time being at least.

With a week to go in the transfer market, and literally no signings of any major significance made at Arsenal despite a reputed 70 million war chest, it seems that the Wenger frugality approach is to the fore once more. Whether this is by choice or design is another question, but the lack of new faces has worried the Arsenal faithful, and the bad news seems to be coming thick and fast.

Who should Arsenal sign? Let us know in the comments below.

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Man City: Why Javi Garcia Isn’t Suitable At Centre Back

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Manuel Pellegrini deployed Javi Garcia at centre back for the majority of Manchester City’s pre-season, and it’s safe to say the Spaniard was rather underwhelming in his new found defensive role. Despite the early warnings, Pellegrini opted to play Garcia along side Joleon Lescott away at Cardiff on Sunday, despite having a bright, up and coming centre back in Dedryck Boyata available.

Having watch the majority of City’s pre-season fixtures, I feared the worst for the Blues when I saw the Lescott and Garcia pairing in the starting line up. Ever since Garcia signed for City from Benfica, he has struggled to adapt to life in the Premier League in his preferred central midfield position. So placing him at centre-back, somewhere he has very rarely played in the past, in a league where he has struggled to adapt in the first place was tactical suicide from Manuel Pellegrini.

So why isn’t Garcia suitable? For me, a strong central defensive partnership in the Premier League consists of strength, pace, and experience. That’s why, in my view, Vincent Kompany and Joleon Lescott complement each other perfectly. Kompany has all three attributes that I feel are necessary in a central defensive partnership; strength, pace, and experience. Lescott lacks pace, but is very strong and has years of Premier League experience under his belt.

Garcia has come into a new league with a completely different style of football, and has struggled to make an impact. He lacks Premier League experience, with just a handful of starts to his name. He’s also extremely slow both on the ball and off it, and for a man of his size, he’s weak when challenging for the ball. Alongside Lescott, City’s defence has no pace, and during their enounter with Cardiff you could see the pair struggling to keep up with the likes of Fraser Campbell and Craig Bellamy.

At set pieces during that game, City’s defensive organisation was shambolic and it ended up costing them the game. Javi Garcia isn’t used to playing at centre-back and isn’t used to having such a predominant defensive role during set pieces. It’s impossible to say whether City would’ve been more organised at the back if Boyata or even Nastasic (who was among the subs) would’ve been paired with Lescott, but I definitely feel an out-and-out centre back would have been more suitable for the Citizens on Sunday.

It will be interesting to see whether Pellegrini sticks with Lescott & Garcia at centre-back next weekend as they host Hull. The fact Matija Nastasic was among the subs indicates he may be returning to full fitness, and could start next week. If that is the case, I’m sure Nastasic’s return will be greeted with relief by City fans!

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