'Germany' Category

Germans In GQ: Mats Hummels, Manuel Neuer, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Mario Götze & Dennis Aogo


First spotted on Lowes Miserables Live Journal by reader, Anna.

They came. They saw. They scowled.

Four players from the German NT (plus Dennis Aogo, who failed to make the Euro 2012 squad) appear on four different German GQ covers in June: Mario Götze & Dennis Aogo (to be circulated in Northern Germany), Manuel Neuer (East Germany), Bastian Schweinsteiger (South Germany) and Mats Hummels (the luckiest part – West Germany).

Which cover do you hold to the hottest esteem Kickettes?

Kickette Catch Up: Your Weekend Gossip Cheat Sheet


FYI, Kickettes – a few of our staffers are making the trip up to Manchester for tonight’s derby, which means fact/spell-checked stories and drunk tweeting can not be guaranteed.

Otherwise, how’s Monday going over thus far for you?


Lothar Matthäus & Joanna Tuczynska: Reality Bites


Retired German footballer, Lothar Matthäus, did his best to act natural whilst filming scenes for his upcoming reality show early yesterday morning.

If you’ve been blissfully unaware of what’s been happening in Lothar’s life, consider yourself lucky.

The backstory is: because Lothar’s repeated misfortunes both on and off the field have been closely monitored by the German media, the 50-year-old’s post-pitch notoriety largely stems from him being the butt of the their jokes.

So from the four time divorcee’s perspective – along with his Polish girlfriend, an underwear model 23 years his junior – a multipart docu-soap gives him the best shot at repairing his tarnished public image.

Can anyone say “midlife crisis?” How ’bout in German?

Midweek Results: Unusual Sightings


A great goalkeeper who’s also useful in a crisis. Oh Joey, as if we didn’t love you enough already.

This post contains some scenes you may find disturbing.

A lot of them involve hair.


GQMF Plus One: Sami Khedira & Lena Gercke


Good heavens. We hope you warmed your hands first, Sami! Images via gq-magazin.de.

Avert your eyes, Kickettes! We haven’t revealed this much flesh on the site in one go since Tim Howard was kind enough to get his nekkid on for ESPN, and our server collapsed under the weight of our rampant lust.

Despite appearances, it’s all above board and not remotely under-the-counter in a brown paper bag. In fact, it’s Sami Khedira and Lena Gercke’s GQ shoot, which appears in the latest edition of the German version of the mag. This is actually one of the less steamy shots – others include ‘in bed with Sami and Lena’ plus a very fetching one of Sami in a smart dressing gown. Which we know you’ve been desperate to see.

A note of caution: last time we got all over excited about a couple getting hot ‘n heavy on a magazine cover, they had a bubba and then broke up. We sure hope that doesn’t happen again.

We’d feel awful guilty…