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David Beckham loves his long johns

Posted by: Vince Tuss Updated: September 27, 2011 - 10:59 PM


International soccer star David Beckham used the kick-off event in Beverly Hills for his new fragrance to talk about his next big project: his Bodywear clothing collection, the Sun Daily and E! Online report. Apparently, Beckham is such a big fan of long underwear that he can't see how anyone else can live without it and making it a part of his line, to be released in February. Says Becks: "I sometimes wear them to go to sleep. They're very cool."

The line is to launch in February, and "The underwear is totally my designs, things that I like to wear," he added. Which makes us wonder: Who in L.A. needs long johns? Minnesota in February: That's the place for long johns. Are you listening, Target?


Naughty Shaq-tape story fizzles

Posted by: James Lileks Updated: August 10, 2011 - 10:56 AM

In case you've been following the case of the spurious tape:

A judge on Tuesday dismissed the charges against seven reputed gang members accused of abducting a music producer to demand the return of a supposed sex tape featuring former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal.


The dismissal came after a prosecutor told Los Angeles Superior Court Judge M.L. Villar de Longoria that the District Attorney's office had lost confidence in the credibility of the alleged victim, Robert Ross.

Those altruistic gang members, abducting people to get back the personal property of a star! Makes sense. Here’s how the story started last June:

According to sheriff’s report, Ross told investigators he was kidnapped at gunpoint by Main Street Crips gang members in West Hollywood in February 2008 and taken to the home of the gang’s alleged leader Ladell Rowles. He said the gang members beat him, stole $15,000 in cash and some jewelry.


Ross said Rowles demanded the purported videotape of O’Neal having sex with a woman other than his wife and $100,000, according to the sheriff’s investigative report.


Ross told investigators in 2008 that he believed O’Neal was behind the attack because of a business deal gone bad and because O’Neal believed he had the tape, the Times reported. Ross later told police he was “bluffing” about the tape.


Detectives found phone records showing a “flurry of calls” between Rowles and O’Neal’s business partner Mark Stevens around the time of the February 2008 incident, the sheriff’s report said.

That’s right: this nonsense has been occupying the courts for three and a half years. Side note:

In a July 2009 letter asking for leniency in Ross’ sentencing for unrelated federal drug and firearm charges, a sheriff’s captain wrote that Ross was cooperating with law enforcement as a victim and witness in an incident that may implicate a “celebrity,” the Times reported.

Obviously there was lots of leniency in that federal drug and firearm charge, or he’s still be in jail.

Russell Crowe wants you to contract Rugby Fever

Posted by: James Lileks Updated: May 25, 2011 - 12:47 PM

Get ready for some bloody scrums:

Actor Russell Crowe has helped broker a deal to broadcast Australia's most fiercely contested rugby league series, the State of Origin, to the United States, the National Rugby League (NRL) said on Wednesday. Oscar winner Crowe, who owns NRL club South Sydney Rabittohs, was instrumental in putting together a deal to show the three-match series between New South Wales and Queensland on Fox Sports, the league said.

It would be great if the notoriously hot-temptered actor periodically became so enraged over game play he ran on the field and started playing. Although it depends on what shape he's in. It varies.


Posted by: James Lileks Updated: April 26, 2011 - 1:48 PM

We don’t do enough sports here, so enjoy this: team finally wins the trophy they’ve been trying to get for 18 years, and one of the players drops it. In front of a moving bus. in front of the wheel. Derp:

Baldwin Vs. Krasinski.

Posted by: James Lileks Updated: April 12, 2011 - 11:06 AM

They're talking "smack," or “horse,” as the kids call heroin. i call it liquid death Sure, it starts out okay, you feel good, but then you’re hooked. The guy who gave you a sample isn't your friend anymore. He's  asking for money you don’t have. So you steal. Just the other day you were a normal kid, and now you’re a drug addict and a thief. So don’t tell me it’s harmless, mister. I’ve been picking junkies out of the gutter too long to -

Oh, it’s about baseball? Sorry. channeling Joe Friday for a second. And it's not talking smack, it's trash talking.  And it’s in black and white!

Snooki, now in Pro-Wresting Form

Posted by: James Lileks Updated: March 15, 2011 - 1:02 PM

Snooki wrestles. Bring on the meteors. World now officially over.





It’s amusing that this clip comes from us via “Guyism,” promising “What Guys Need.” Guys apparently need to see women beating each other up. Guys need to get out of the house more.


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