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Super Bowl Commercials

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

One of the biggest downfalls of living in Canada is that though we do get the Super Bowl broadcast, we don’t have the pleasure of viewing the good Super Bowl commercials. There are broadcasting laws that require Canadian stations to air Canadian content and commercials.

There are ways around that and some of us are able to see the American feed. But for any Canadians and those of you who may have missed it, here are some of my favorite Super Bowl commercials.

SoBe “Dancers”- Football players doing ballet, what’s not to love?

Careerbuilder “Hate Work” - We’ve all been there.

Nextel “Roadies” - This is my way to fly.
 

NFL “Super Ad” - Good stuff for FB fans.

Bridgestone “Moon Dancers” - If you can watch this without dancing in your seat, you need loosen up and have some fun! 

 
Audi “Transporter” - Just because I have a thing for Jason Strantham.

Pepsi “Forever Young”- Reminds us that the more things change the more they stay the same.

Bud Light “Conan” - One word, hilarious.

Bridgestone “Potato Head”- Hits a little too close to home (according to my husband.)

Budwieser “Fetch” - Good, clever advertising.

Hulu - “Alec Baldwin” - Best casting for celeb spokesperson.

Cheetos “Gossip Girl” - I love the return of Chester Cheeto and revenge is sweet!

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It’s Nadal v. Federer, Again

Friday, January 30th, 2009

I was really hoping for a different outcome. After an amazing 5+ hour semifinal match it will once again be Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in the finals of a Grand Slam event. But that’s not the big story here.

I turned on the t.v. this morning for my daughter to watch Mickey Mouse so I could throw in a load of laundry (Yes, I know. The life of a stay-at-home-mom is very glamourous). The t.v. was tuned to ESPN and in the final set of the Verdasco/Nadal match. I was on the edge of my seat hoping the underdog, Verdasco could pull off a dramatic upset.

In the end of course he wasn’t able to overcome, losing the tiebreaker with a double fault. But for anyone watching, it was a chance to see what great sports is all about. Two fierce competitors battling back and fourth until finally, when it couldn’t possibly go on any longer on of them breaks. Good stuff!

On a side note, how could I have left Verdasco off my list of hot tennis players???? Well, I’m officially adding him. He may have lost against Nadal, but don’t feel too sorry for Fernando. I’m sure his girl, Ana Ivanovic will help him recover.b_0829_043_verdasco

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Thorpedo Shot Down By Beard

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

ian_thorpe2856ccldfszIt’s been a tough week for Aussie swimming superstar, Ian Thorpe. Rumors have swirled around him for a while now that he is in a relationship with his roomie and fellow swimmer, Brazilian Daniel Mendes. Paparazzi have been trotting the globe after these two, snapping pics of them together in Australia and in Brazil where the two have been visiting Mendes’ family.

This has prompted Thorpe to issue statements in which he insists that he isn’t gay and he sites an interview he did in 2007 in which he mentioned a long-term intercontinental relationship with sexy American gold medal swimmer, Amanda Beard.

Normally, I wouldn’t pay any mind to rumors that he is gay. It’s none of my business and frankly, I could care less one way or the other. But here is where it gets interesting and why I felt it’s was juicy enough for a post.

Beard now denies that she and Thorpe were in a relationship. She’s claiming the old “just friends” defense.

Ouch.

Gay, straight, dude or chick, that’s gotta hurt.  Whoever you believe in this melodrama she has made him look like a fool. She just told the entire world that either  a) he’s  a liar, or  b) that she just wasn’t that into him and he obviously thought their “relationship” meant more than she did.

Either way Ian, you have my sympathy.

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A-Fraud And The Old Broad

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

450px-arodpractice449px-madonna_3_by_david_shankbone-2A la Joe Torre’s new book, I will forever refer to Alex Rodriguez as A-Fraud. With that in mind, reports are swirling that he and Madonna were back in business over the weekend. Something about this pairing just makes me feel dirty and in need of a shower.

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Milan To Bid For Beckham

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

250px-david_beckham_nov_11_2007On a 2 month loan from the L.A. Galaxy to AC Milan, David Beckham scored his first goal for the team on Sunday in his 3rd match in a Milan uniform.

This is good news for Beckham who hopes to impress England coach Fabio Capello, who will attend Milan’s match on Wednesday to assess Beckham. Bad news, however, for the L.A. Galaxy who, no doubt, would love to have Becks back in LaLa Land when the loan agreement with Milan expires on March 9.

I’m inclined to think that Beckham will stay put and Milan will buy out the Galaxy for his rights. They have made it clear that they want him.

“If he decides to free himself and wants to (stay), we will welcome him with open arms, but he belongs to another club and we’ve got to thank them because they were very kind with us,” Milan vice president Adriano Galliani said, according to the Gazzetta dello Sport Web site.

Beckham, whose goal is to make England’s team for the 2010 World Cup, will play against better competition and get more exposure playing in Europe. In the MLS it seemed he was more of a side-show act paid big bucks to draw a crowd.

If he’s not ready to hang up his boots just yet then AC Milan is definitely a better place to prepare for one last run at the Cup. Though David’s lady love, Victoria, may beg to differ. According to a post on perezhilton.com, Posh is none to pleased with the prospect of packing up the kids and moving to Milan. She prefers to raise the couple’s boys in a locale where there won’t be a language barrier, such as London or L.A.

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Rourke In Ring For Real

Monday, January 26th, 2009

180px-mickeyrourke08tiffUnless you’ve been living in complete seclusion from the mainstream world you’re probably aware that Mickey Rourke’s performance in “The Wrestler” has earned him praise, awards, and is being hailed as a miraculous comeback.

Rourke was considered by many to be a rising star in his early years of acting but gave up life as a thespian to become a professional boxer. Well, that didn’t last too long (8 fights) and didn’t work out so well (just look at his face for proof) and eventually he decided to switch back to acting.

Surprise! Hollywood had moved on and the juicy roles he was swatting away like flies before his stint as a boxer were non-existant and even small rolls in crappy movies were hard to come by. Rourke has had no problem telling tales of woe about “those years when nobody in Hollywood would give me the time of day”. 

Now, just as Hollywood seems ready to welcome Rourke back in with open arms (and awards) he goes and makes another bonehead career decision. He’s planning to get into the ring during WWE’s Wrestlemania and hinted that he may take on Chris Jericho.

Mickey, Mickey, Mickey. I really hope this is just a publicity stunt and that you’ll just be introducing the real wrestlers. If you want Hollywood to take you seriously maybe you should begin by taking yourself seriously. Stop whining and act (because you are a good actor, after all) like someone who wants another job sometime in the next 10-15 years. You were lucky enough for lightening to strike you twice, I don’t think it would strike a third time if you manage to screw up your career again.

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Because Boys Do It All The Time (and it’s fun!)

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

Scan over the magazine stands at your local grocery store and on any given men’s magazine cover you’re likely to find lists of hot women. I am a strong, secure, intelligent woman and I have absolutely no problem with this.

While many ladies find these list “offensive”  in the way they “objectify” women, I have to admit I get a kick out of reading them. And in my deeper moments of self-observation (which as you get to know me in my posts you’ll see I don’t take myself too seriously) I ask myself, “How can I persecute men for participating in the same juvenile ranking system that my best friend JM and I revel in anytime we attend a sporting event together?”

Here is a brief example of a conversation we recently had while watching pre game warm-ups at a football game. 

JM: I love men in football pants.

Chick: Definitely some nice butts out there.

JM: Yeah, number &* has a really nice one.

Chick: Sure does. Wait, that guy over there? I’d like to reach out and squeeze his butt. Who is that? I can’t see his number?

JM: That’s my husband.

Chick: Wow! I never realized what a great butt *&^%^ has. Good for you!

JM: Thanks!

Obviously, in real life we are much more sophisticated and articulate and our conversations go into greater detail (i.e., we also analyze their legs, biceps, chests and facial features) but you get the idea. Women have the same conversations about men that men do about women.

So with that in mind here is my list of the TOP 5 HOTTEST NHL ALL-STARS:

1. Nicklas Lidstrom (Detroit Red Wings) I wasn’t even going to put him on the list until I found this pic and he instantly soared to #1. This sexy Swede, in his 16th NHL season, all of which have been in a Red Wings’ uniform (score points for team loyalty!) is considered by most to be the best defenseman of his time. n48602206_32439231_339222. Sheldon Souray (Edmonton Oilers) He has that sort of “I’m too sexy for my shirt” look about him. He’s hot and I’m pretty sure he knows it.0-shelly-intro3. Zach Parise (New Jersey Devlis) This little devil is quite the cutie and once he’s old enough to shave he’ll be down right sizzlin’.8470610

4. Jerome Iginla (Calgary Flames) The undisputed king of Calgary is well-known for his amazing talents on the ice but is just as renowned for being an all-around good guy. Plus, he’s married to his high school sweetheart, you gotta love that!200px-jarome_iginla_20085. Vincent Lecavalier (Tampa Bay Lightening)Though he isn’t exactly my cup of tea (I tend to go more for the ruggedly handsome type) but I can still appreciate his appeal. Plus he scores points on the ice and on this list by being a Christian Bale look-alike and with his spread in the 03′ Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.2110010_lightning_v_panthers

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Sports Stars Scoop Up Swag at Sundance

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

Last week I mentioned that the documentary film, Tyson, on the life of boxer and headline maker Mike Tyson would be premiering at the Sundance Film Festival. Iron Mike did make a pit stop at Sundance for the premiere of Tyson but he wasn’t the only athlete to brave the cold and check out the festival.

Younghollwood.com was there and met up with Barry Zito and Brian Wilson of the San Fracisco Giants, Kyle Korver and Devon Williams of the Utah Jazz, Nate Jones of the Miami Dolphins and Chris Cooley of the Washington Redskins who were in Park City to take in the festivities, party it up and of course pick up some freebies at the giveaway booths.

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Friday Night Lights

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

 

Kyle Chandler plays Coach Taylor on Friday Night Lights.

Kyle Chandler plays Coach Taylor on Friday Night Lights.

Last week I urged you to tune to NBC for  Friday Night Lights. After watching the season premiere I came away satisfied (thank you, Tim Riggins) but with a few questions?

Shouldn’t half of the characters ex., Tim, Lila & Tyra have graduated by now? 

How did Tammy, a stay-at-home mom in the first season, jump to guidance counselor in season 2 and now to principal in season 3? 

From the beginning of season 2 to the start of season 3 a year has passed. If this is so, why hasn’t baby Gracie aged? 

Please don’t misunderstand me. In no way do the questions I pose take away from the overall entertainment value of the show but if anyone can enlighten me I’d appreciate it. Maybe I missed something along the way? Or, most likely, the writers assume nobody will notice or those who do won’t care about these discrepancies.

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Give the Ladies Their Due

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Since I shamelessly plastered pics of shirtless tennis hunks on this blog yesterday and objectified them by ranking their “hotness”, I asked myself, “Why not do the same for the ladies?”

AskMen.com recently came out with their picks for the Top 99 Women of 2009. And I was happy to see the sporty chicks held their own on a list littered with models and actresses. Here’s to the strong, athletic ladies out there who prove that you can be sporty and sexy at the same time!

#96 on the list is tennis star Ana Ivanovic, the 1st Serbian to win a Grand Slam Title (the French Open in 2008).images1#91 Danica Patrick is hot on and off the racetrack. She’s competing in a sport dominated by men and she’s showing them what we’ve known all along,  that women really do belong in the driver’s seat. With 9 top 10 finishes in 2008 and a 1st place finish at the Indy Japan 300, 2009 could be a big year for Danica.images-11#86 on the list is Leryn Franco, a javelin thrower from Paraguay who competed in both the Beijing and Athens Olympic Games. In 06′ she was the runner up in the Miss Paraguay pageant. images-2#83 Maria Sharapova is everywhere these days (except for the tennis court due to a torn rotator cuff) with endorsement deals up the wazzu. She’s hot  so she (and her dog, a la the Cannon commercials) might was well capitalize on it.images-3#73 on the list is “the face of women’s MMA” (that’s Mixed Martial Arts or Ultimate Fighting) Gina Carano. Carano, who also appears on American Gladiators as “Crush” has a 7-0 record in MMA.gina_carano

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