December 29th, 2008

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Ed Westwick Too Nervous to Greet David Beckham

Ed Westwick may be a smooth talker on Gossip Girl -- but not so much in real life.

The actor, 21, grew up idolizing David Beckham, 33, but was too tongue tied to say hello when he ran into him at a Manchester United party in NYC.

"[The soiree] was so grand David Bowie was sitting at the next table and [I] shook hands with George Clooney," Westwick says in the UK magazine, Reveal (as excerpted on

"Then I went to the toilet and there was David Beckham. I couldn't say anything, I just ran out," he says. "A friend tried to persuade me to say, 'Hello,' but I couldn't do it. It was ridiculous."

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"I had a Beckham shirt when I was a kid, and he was the one I watched growing up," Westwick adds.

Westwick says he'd be just as awkward if he ran into Beckham again.

"I just can't go up to him," he says. "I can't do it."

i might get crucified for this, but it is too classic....

more about steven gerrard's arrest..

from this article:

According to police, Gerrard was being questioned on suspicion of assault, the alleged victim likely to be a DJ who was spending the evening at the Lounge Inn, a favoured nightspot for celebrities in the genteel seaside town.

One report suggested Gerrard and a group of his friends were involved in some sort of altercation after the man refused to allow the midfielder to play his favourite songs on the sound system.

Gerrard is a big fan of Phil Collins and counts the singer's greatest hits as his favourite album. He is also partial to Coldplay.


would you cut a bitch for this man?

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Steven Gerrard released by police following Southport brawl

England midfielder unlikely to face disciplinary charges after being held by police following alleged brawl.

Steven Gerrard released from custody after questioning over alleged brawl

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is unlikely to face a Football Association or club charge following his arrest in a Merseyside bar.

Gerrard - who was released by police at 11.25 last night - has been arrested with five other men after an alleged brawl in a Southport night club, during which a man suffered facial injuries and was taken to hospital. The row allegedly began over the choice of music being played in the bar.

The England player, who was thought to be out celebrating his club's 5-1 win over Newcastle on Sunday, is expected to be free to lead his side out to face Preston in the FA Cup next weekend, unless he is rested by manager Rafael Benitez. No other Liverpool players are thought to be among those being interviewed by police.

The FA and Liverpool have so far declined to comment but they are expected to treat this as a personal matter for Gerrard.

Liverpool lead the Premier League and after scoring two goals against Newcastle, Gerrard said that it was important to deal with the pressures that came with a title challenge.

Gerrard has been a key part of Liverpool's push for a first title in almost 20 years, having scored eight Premier League goals this season. He has also been an influential member of Fabio Capello's reinvigorated England side, who have made an unbeaten start to their World Cup qualifying campaign.

The midfielder has previously made the headlines over off-the-pitch events.

At the end of last year, Gerrard's wife, Alex Curran, was held as masked men burgled their house while he was on Champions League duty.


Philipp Lahm aims ‘to give something back’

Philipp Lahm first visited South Africa, the host nation for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, back in the summer of 2007. What the FCB and Germany star witnessed in the township of Soweto left such an overwhelming impression, he established a charitable foundation in his own name on his return to Germany.

“I was shaken,” Lahm recalled after the visit to one of Johannesburg’s poorest districts. “I saw kids out on the streets who were exceptionally talented, but they just don’t have the opportunities I had as a child.”

Moved to help

This was the basic starting point for his charity, Lahm explained. “All kids around the world should have the same chances in life,” he commented, “so I’d like to return something of what football has given me. I’ve been very, very lucky in my life, so it’s time to return some of that good fortune.”

Lahm’s foundation aims to promote sport and education for disadvantaged kids and youths. The charity is currently involved in two projects. “Shoes for Bokoji” provides equipment for kids in the Ethiopian uplands, who currently train barefoot on stony, sloping ground. In the “Lilalu Project”, the Philipp Lahm Foundation provides assistance for girls from immigrant backgrounds in the Munich area.

Lahm in charge

Lahm personally takes a management role in all his charity’s activities. “It’s hard to say how much time I put in, but I take all the final decisions. At the end of the day, it’s my foundation,” the 25-year-old declared.

Football Rankings 12/29/08

Pretty much everyone is on break, but...

English Premier League

Most Points
Liverpool (Premier League) - 45 points
Fewest Points
Chievo Verona (Serie A) - 9 points
Biggest Lead
Barcelona (La Liga) - 10 points
Smallest Lead
Liverpool (Premier League) - 3 points
Closest to Danger
Middlesbrough (Premier League) - tied with 18th place
Farthest From Safety
Chievo Verona (Serie A) - 6 points fewer than 17th place

Other Leagues:
Scottish Premier League