'Product Shill' Category

Scan That Man: Michael Ballack For L’Oreal


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Not fair that we weren’t notified for the airport security guard casting call. Additionally, we cry foul at the lack of bottom half camera close-ups as the print advertisement previously promised.

An Open Letter To Hugo Boss


Mexico’s Carlos Vela, Former Argentina NT player Javier Zanetti and Brazil’s Julio Cesar feature in Hugo Boss’s newest mancandy campaign.

Dear Hugo Boss,

We’re massive fans of these ads your cologne. May we ask when the next photoshoot fragrance is due out?

*Air Kisses*

Kickette Catch-Up: Weekend Gossip Cheat Sheet


Ex-Barcelona coach

Images via Hola! magazine, Getty Images, Boris Horvat/AFP.


- Ex-Barcelona coach, Frank Rijkaard, got married for the third time. To his kids’ nanny. Hmm…

- During the Netherlands v. Hungary friendly, Robin Van Persie nearly had his shirt ripped off to reveal…another shirt beneath it. So close, yet so far.

- Xabi Alonso is the ex that just won’t quit. Lately, he’s discussing his unrequited love for Stevie Gerrard, with hopes of undressing together once again.

- We also wasted an hour or so trying to figure out which ‘baller’s bubba most closely resembles “Juanito” (one of the top 12 worst World Cup mascots).

- Tottenham’s Luka Modric became a father. He was by the seaside in Zadar when wifey Vanja’s water broke, and he raced to Zagreb to be there in just time for the birth. Baby is a healthy little boy, but they’ve yet to decide on a name. Congrats!


Product Shill: Victoria Beckham and Eva Longoria for LG


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Fresh off her “David would never cheat on me” rumour refutal to OK! magazine, Victoria Beckham took to the party carpet as part of her LG Fashion Touch endorsement duties.  For the record, she is quoted as saying her marriage to David is not a business arrangement. Not sure why she’d say that: David Beckham is the biznits.

Soz, that was a joke not worth the martinis it was caused by.

The short cocktail dress Posh wore (above) is not to be confused with her similarly designed Vanity Fair Oscar Party gown, worn in early 2010. And though Victoria may be up for modeling her own dresses, her formula appears to be working as her legion of fans is ever-increasing. Opera singer Katherine Jenkins and Victoria’s Secret/Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Edition model, Selita Ebanks, are just two of the latest celebrities to don her garbs.

Lazy Links & Randoms


Spanish National Team
Before reporting to national team training camp, two of Spain’s shining stars had a busy three day weekend. Iker Casillas took girlfriend, Sara Pastasauce, to meet his grandparents while Santi Cazorla fronted a AXE Men promo event.

Once the Spanish NT reunited, stroking Andres Iniesta’s head felt especially good for Gerard Pique.
Meanwhile, Phillippe Mexes went grocery shopping.
Abbey Clancy has been hogging all of her modeling tips to herself. Poor Peter Crouch.
Have you signed the “footballers should go shirtless without punishment” petition yet?!
The Special One even has special spit.
Luis Figo gave good chat to Vanity Fair, looked scrum in accompanying photo
Is it just us or has Helen Svedin been pregnant with Figo’s fourth child for about two years now? And is Nani really engaged to Daniela Martins?
Marouane Chamakh and his hair have officially been unveiled at Arsenal.
Finally, after hearing the shocking news of RoI/Everton’s Shane Duffy’s freak accident (which left him fearing for his life), we sincerely hope he makes a full recovery after undergoing emergency surgery. Hang in there, Shane, we’re all thinking of you!