November 25th, 2008
Off Pitch Exploits: Good Week/Bad Week
Coleen Rooney, bejeweled:, Coleen has just been offered £500,000 to help design necklaces, earrings and bracelets for Argos. So let’s see. Jewelry. Books. Perfume. A TV series. A £10m fortune all in her own right due to her being Mrs. Wayne Rooney. Ladies, the next time your beloved baller goes public on his indiscretions (perhaps with people nicknamed “Auld Slapper,”) please remember this moment, and know that sometimes true love is worth holding onto. Well done, doll!
Manchester United WAGs, cash-safe: The WAGs of Manchester are heaving a sigh of relief after learning that the players won’t have to shell out for expensive presents for all their teammates. Instead they’ll have Secret Santas — one gift apiece — and will be limited to spending just £5 on gifts. We’re excited at the prospect of Cristiano or Rio getting papped in Poundsaver clutching a stack of Festive Snowglobes and party packs of chewing gum.
Carly Zucker, unbitten:. Carly may be desperately missing her beloved Joe Cole’s “buff body” down there in Australia, but at least she got saved from a close encounter with “the seventh-deadliest snake” in the world. (Btw, how exactly do they determine that ranking? Perhaps last year this same snake was in 8th place and is having a good week as well.) Carly also was photographed bathing in a waterfall in a little yellow bikini looking rather well.
Xabi Alonso, celebratory: Happy birthday to Liverpool’s hottest unshaven player, who turns 27 today. Xabi is a Sagittarius: “Sagittarians are ardent, sincere and straightforward in love, normally conventional and in control of their sexual natures.” Well that’s a shame. Happy birthday Xabi!
Cesc Fabregas, responsible: It’s a good week for the lush Iberian, who is stepping into the captaincy role for Arsenal. Mmm: bossy boots Cesc. We likey.
image via soccerpulse
Artur Boruc, all up in it: First, the Celtic keeper gets busted for cheating on his wife Kaisa (pictured), with whom he shares a baby son named Alex. Then, he dumps her and shacks up with his mistress, Sara Mannei, who is a Polish pop star. Sara also has a child, and the father has been revealed as having numerous ties with underworld gangsters and other such finger breaking nasties. Oh, and homeboy is now in prison. Now, Artur is even even getting death threats. Yikes.
2010 luxuries, abandoned: Fabio Capello has said that the highest priority for the England team’s World Cup accommodations in South Africa will be the ability of the players to become fit by training at high altitude, and he’s willing to abandon luxurious resort-type surroundings to make it happen. By this, he seems to be saying that he is actually putting team fitness ahead of necessities like shopping, sunning and frothy umbrella drinks. The nerve.
Noemie Lenoir, furry and philandering: The lovely Marks and Spencer model has a dog. She loves this dog. So much, in fact, that she
seems to have had its fur (shedded, we pray) fashioned into jacket trim. How…environmentally correct. Also, gossip blogs are abuzz with stories that actor Terence Howard put the moves on Noemie in Miami, and that she wasn’t completely opposed to the idea.