After lying on the ground for a bit, he limped off the field and was treated at the bench with, what is being described as, a "ligament strain". It is being feared that he may be out of commission for up to 6 weeks:
David Beckham looks likely to miss England's vital Euro 2008 qualifiers against Israel and Russia after injuring his knee playing for LA Galaxy. The news is a massive blow for coach Steve McClaren ahead of two matches at Wembley his team must win to have a realistic chance of progressing to next year's tournament finals in Austria and Switzerland. Beckham suffered what he has described as a "ligament strain" in his right knee during his team's SuperLiga trophy final defeat against Pachuca in Carson City and is set to undergo a scan tomorrow to reveal the full extent of the damage. The former England captain sustained the injury in a first-half challenge with Pachuca's Fernando Salazar and soon limped off. He said: "At the moment, we're calling it a ligament strain, but in the morning I'm going for a scan to see exactly what it is and for how long I'm going to be out. "But at the moment, it doesn't feel great. This is a injury that takes four to six weeks, but who knows, if the scan is not so bad maybe I've got a chance to play (for England). We'll know more tomorrow." Beckham, who has been struggling with an ankle injury since moving to America, had been due to travel to England on Sunday ahead of the qualifiers next week. But it remains to be seen whether he will now be fit to link up with McClaren's squad. This new injury could be a serious blow to Becks and the Galaxy as a whole should he remain out of commission for the full 6 weeks. Poor Becks has been plagued with injury since he arrived in LA last month ... it must be extremely frustrating for him to be introduced to American soccer in this way. I really hope his knee injury won't require a 6 week healing period ... that being said, I'm pretty sure Becks won't be ready to play in this Saturday's home game against Real Salt Lake. I'm sure this isn't what anyone had in mind for Beckham's big American debut. [Source, Source]
TMZ is reporting that Nick Hogan has been shooting off his mouth to anyone that would listen, most specifically Rides magazine, regarding his suped up yellow Supra that he just crashed this past Sunday (charmingly referring to it as a "pussy magnet"). He was also very proud of the fact that the police let him off after being pulled over for speeding in excess of 100 mph (on two different occasions) and went on to brag about "'dusting' a Ferrari, 'stomping out' a Lamborghini, and even racing his parents and sister in their rides". Interestingly enough, I'm hearing from a few Pink readers in Florida that were on the same street as Nick was on Sunday night and they tell me that Nick was racing against that silver Viper (the one that police are looking for) right before he crashed his car. Here is what a couple of anonymous Pink readers told me:
Just thought I would let you know that Nick and the Viper were racing, going about 80 on a major busy road. They flew by us while we were coming out a drive thru. He crashed a few hundred feet after that.
My husbands co-workers brother was the passenger in the "silver Viper" which actually was a silver 240 or 220 ... I am not a car person. Anyway, they were racing and they somehow clipped each other sending Hogan's car to do a 360 and then hit the tree. So both cars were wrecked to some degree. The driver of the 240 is in the process getting his drifting racing license and recently finished the school. They are all super scared of manslaughter charges if Hogan's friend dies. And if they find out they were racing both drivers can lose their licenses for a very, very long time.
Hmm ... I don't know that anyone is really surprised by these revelations ... Nick has been very vocal on the show Hogan Knows Best about his love for racing (one episode was even devoted to his love of drift racing) and it seems that he has been caught by the police at least a couple of times for street racing, it's not very difficult to believe that this is exactly what was going on this past Sunday night. He's just lucky he didn't hurt himself. His friend wasn't so lucky ... and, as if to add insult to injury, John Graziano (the other guy in Nick's car who is still in critical condition) just returned home from serving two tours of duty in Iraq! It just seems hugely unfortunate that John managed to survive two tours in Iraq only to return home and be critically injured in, what might turn out to be, a senseless street racing accident. [Source]
80's singer El Debarge was arrested over the weekend on charges of domestic abuse and even tho I'm sure a large majority of all y'all don't even know who this guy is I figured I'd post his mug shot anyways because 1.) I was a huge fan of the man back in the day and 2.) who doesn't love a mug shot?
TMZ has learned R&B sensation El Debarge is currently cooling his dancing shoes in an L.A. County Jail, arrested on Sunday for domestic violence! Rhymes With Snitch first broke the news of Debarge's arrest. El, whose real name is Eldra, scored major success in 1985 with the hit "Rhythm of the Night." His brother James was briefly married to Janet Jackson, but that marriage was annulled. Debarge currently sits in a cell, without bail. Wear it well! UPDATE: TMZ has learned that the L.A. County District Attorney has rejected the domestic violence charge against El Debarge -- but he ain't a free man yet. Well, if you do the crime -- you do the time ... er, that is unless you're a celeb (well, a current celeb ... I imagine that if El was arrested back in the hey day of his huge hit song Rhythm of the Night then he would've gotten off without arrest). I kinda fell into being an El Debarge fan. I have loved Prince and his music for as far back as I remember but my older sister thought he was "too sexy" for kids to listen to so she bought me El Debarge albums to listen to instead (she took my Prince stuff too). I was insane over his song Who's Johnny from the movie Short Circuit so I became a fan. But, over time, I lost interest and went out and repurchased those Prince albums ... so yeah, that's my El Debarge story. [Source]
Amy Winehouse has pulled out of her 2007 MTV VMAs performance which was scheduled to take place live on Sunday September 9th at the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, most probably because she's still a little effed up in the head ... or maybe she's just not quite finished with her Caribbean vacay in St. Lucia yet:
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Amy Winehouse will not perform at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 9, her U.S. record label confirmed to the Associated Press. "In a continued effort to support Amy Winehouse's well being, in addition to the postponement of her U.S. tour, all other U.S. appearances have been canceled," Universal Republic Records said in a statement. The 23-year-old Winehouse – currently on vacation in St. Lucia with husband Blake Fielder-Civil – was hospitalized Aug. 8 and treated for exhaustion, the start of a roller coaster ride of canceled commitments and impassioned pleas from her parents and in-laws to stop taking drugs. All of her U.S. appearances have been postponed until 2008. Egads ... the girl is 23-years old and is already on the brink of death ... I'm glad that she's taking some time off so that she doesn't, you know, die or anything due to her crazy lifestyle. I hope she takes a lot of time off so that she can hopefully find the help that she desperately needs. [Source]
Courtney Love showed up at the Project trade show in Las Vegas this past Tuesday wearing a ridiculous-looking get up that is a little bit Fergie, a little bit fugly and lotta bit crazy:
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C. Love was at the trade show to do a little research for a new clothing line called Never the Bride that she plans to launch at some point in the future. If this get-up is a preview of what she's got planned for her new fashion line then I think she should prolly just stick to making music. [Source]
Speaking of Fergie, homegirl showed up at the Tribeca Grand Hotel in NYC for the launch of her new collection of Kipling bags which are scheduled to go on sale this weekend. Here are a few pics that Fergie posed for to promote the bags:
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Well, at least it's not a celebrity fragrance launch. I shudder to think what a Fergie perfume might smell like. [Source]
Jennifer Lopez was in the hiz with famed photographer David LaChapelle to shoot a new music video for her song Do It Well. Here are a few pics from the set:
Woot! J. Lo looks hawt! I love when she does the little Spanish spit curl thing. I am so excited for her new album, Brave. The album will be released on October 8 but the single is already out (click HERE to hear it for yourself). It's pretty good ... it didn't immediately grab me like Get Right did (it was the horns, y'all) but Do It Well is pretty hot. It's been a loooong time since we've gotten new J. Lo music -- it's about damn time. [Source]
Hilary Duff is making the most of her time in NYC these days ... here are pictures from her visit Tuesday night to the Eugene O'Neill Theatre in NYC to catch a performance and then go backstage to meet the cast of this year's Best Musical, Spring Awakening:
I'm fairly certain that she loved the show cuz pretty much everyone who sees it falls in love with it. I quite liked it when I saw it this past Spring with David. But, you know, I wonder what hockey hunk and current Hilary paramour, Mike Comrie, thought about the show. [Source, thanks Karlie]
Elsewhere in NYC, Paul McCartney was spotted cheering for the New York Yankees in their game against the Boston Red Sox last night ... here are a few pics:
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Paul was in the hiz with Saturday Night Live's Lorne Michaels to cheer on the Yanks. My heart will forever and always belong to the Detroit Tigers but I can appreciate showin' some love to the Yanks ... not that I'd ever cheer for anyone going up against the Red Sox -- doing so would be dangerous to one's health. Eep. [Source]
Here are a few more pictures of Hayden Panettiere and Milo Ventimiglia (my fave Heroes) continuing their Heroes promo tour in Paris, France this week:
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They both look so chic and fashionable ... not that they don't usually but something about being in Paris makes everyone look better. I love that city and I miss it ... it was about this time last year that David and I took our first international trip together to Paris. Ah ... it was so nice. I'm so jealous of the Heroes folks' trip. I really need to get back to that city sometime soon. [Source]
Oh NO! Did Brody Jenner re-injure himself in a dust up with former BFF Spencer Pratt? Did Lauren LC Conrad break another one of his fingers?
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Is Brody trying on a new look for size? Enquiring minds want to know! [Source]
Jesse Metcalfe made an appearance on this week's episode of LA Ink in order to get a new tattoo on his arm. He told Hannah, the tattoo artist he worked with, that he wanted a nekkid female angel roping a human heart on his arm so that he could "remember what it felt like to be in [a bad] relationship" so that he never lets himself go there again. When asked if someone broke his heart he said yes ... and immediately I thought of Nadine Coyle from Girls Aloud, his ex-girlfriend:
Clearly, Jesse jumped the gun. The tattoo had to be inked sometime in July after the LA Ink tattoo shop High Voltage started filming ... and yet, Jesse and Nadine where photographed canoodling at a gas station in August:
In the pics, you can see that he already had the tattoo -- so much for never letting himself get involved with his "relationship" again. I wonder what Nadine thought of his new tattoo ... even if she didn't know what it symbolized then, she must know what it symbolizes now. [Source]
Oh and for the record, I am still really wanting to hook up with Hannah at High Voltage cuz I really want her to do my tattoo. The quest is on ... I'll let y'all know if I'm successful.
Wentworth Miller is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of German GQ magazine:
He looks amazing in these pics. I'm not usually wowed by his photospreads but this one is a nice one. Me likey! [Source]
Here are the pics (and a couple of outtakes) from Mariah Carey's current spread in this new issue of Interview magazine:
Color me, unimpressed. Why does she look so orange? Mimi has great skin, she doesn't need to let the stylist go crazy on her ass with the bronzer -- she should leave that look to Zac Efron. [Source, Source]
And finally, here are a few of the first pics from the set of the new Anna Nicole Smith movie that stars Willa Ford as Anna Nicole and Bobby Trendy as Bobby Trendy:
I dunno ... it really seems too soon after her death for a movie to be made about her life and death. But, Bobby Trendy is nothing if not opportunistic ... he's also tacky so there you go. OY! This movie has already got me worried. [Source]
- David Letterman is set to appear on the Oprah Winfrey Show.
- "She came in there, shook my hand and went right into the booth. She was smiling the whole time. In an hour we had a song. I sang it first and she sung over what I did ... in key and everything! Then did a whole 'nother song. She was about her business." -- T-Pain on working with Britney Spears
- Selling your newborn daughter for profit can get really sticky.
- 50 Cent is votin' for Hilary Clinton in '08.
- First Kylie Minogue and now David Bowie?
- Are you Bored?
- $100 million bucks well spent.
- New seasons of Desperate Housewives and Nip/Tuck are on the way!
- LC hits the beach.
- Jennifer Garner promotes The Kingdom in Japan.
- Thanksgiving is going to be reallllly fun at the Brady-Moynahans this year.
- Lisa Ling is 34, Cameron Diaz is 35 and Michael Chiklis is 44 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
- I'm Banksy, are you?
- THIS clarifies how Owen Wilson tried to commit suicide.
- The CMA noms are in.
Last night I met up with Mike and his friends Adam and Larissa to have dinner with his folks who are in town from Florida. His parents took us all out for dinner at Cafe Bizou in Sherman Oaks and we all had an amazing meal and a very nice time getting to know one another. Mike's parents are extremely charming and very fun to hang out with. I had a blast.
Nothing on the schedule for today ... just trying to stay cool ... but I think I need to see a movie ... I still haven't seen Superbad so today might have to be the day. Movie Theaters are well air conditioned around here :)
Have a great day, y'all ... I'm out.