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FC Barcelona

Football, showbiz stars to dance at Messi’s wedding

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Rosario (Argentina) (AFP) – Football and showbiz stars gathered on Friday for the celebrity “wedding of the century” in Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi’s Argentine hometown as he prepared to marry his childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo.

Pop star Shakira and her husband, Messi’s teammate Gerard Pique, were expected among the 260 guests, according to sources close to the event and local media, which dubbed it the biggest wedding in decades in the city of Rosario.

Football, showbiz stars to dance at Messi’s wedding

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Rosario (Argentina) (AFP) – Football and showbiz stars gathered on Friday for the celebrity “wedding of the century” in Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi’s Argentine hometown as he prepared to marry his childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo.

Pop star Shakira and her husband, Messi’s teammate Gerard Pique, were expected among the 260 guests, according to sources close to the event and local media, which dubbed it the biggest wedding in decades in the city of Rosario.

Snapshot: This Is ‘Leo: Creative Essence’, Messi’s New Wine Range…

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By Chris Wright

Like Wayne Gretzky, Sam Neill and Sir Cliff Richard before him, it was announced a while back that Lionel Messi was to be dabbling in the celebrity wine racket and, after several long months spent stamping grapes on his lonesome at home, Messi's new 'Leo: Creative Essence' range is pressed, suitably fermented, bottled up and ready to go.

Snapshot: This Is ‘Leo: Creative Essence’, Messi’s New Wine Range…

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By Chris Wright

Like Wayne Gretzky, Sam Neill and Sir Cliff Richard before him, it was announced a while back that Lionel Messi was to be dabbling in the celebrity wine racket and, after several long months spent stamping grapes on his lonesome at home, Messi's new 'Leo: Creative Essence' range is pressed, suitably fermented, bottled up and ready to go.

Oddballs

Photos: Fulham’s Michael Jackson statue being removed

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Ladies and gentlemen MJ has left the building pic.twitter.com/P48yC14smi Sarah Brookes (@sarahbrookes1) September 25, 2013 Fulham have finally got rid of their hideous Michael Jackson statue. It took four workmen to remove the world's most oddly positioned full-colour celebrity statue, but it has now left Craven Cottage.

Brazilian Ronaldo takes to the TV to slim down

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Now I love Ronaldo. He was my footballing hero growing up, and possibly the greatest striker of my lifetime (I'm 27). But even with that in mind, it has to be remarked that the Brazilian hero has let himself go. In fact, given that he was fairly rotund whilst playing international and top-level domestic football, [.

Videos

Must-See Interview: Hope Solo

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"In everything I do, I play to win, and I speak the truth, and people are either going to love me or they hate me." - Hope Solo

U.S. women's national team goalkeeper Hope Solo has become as polarizing figure as there is in the women's game.

Marbella brings you sun, sea and the softest penalty ever

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Using the word ‘ever' in a headline always risks taking hyperbole too far, but this example from Marbella in Spain seems thoroughly justifiable. The famous holiday destination – synonymous with celebrity yachts, tasteful English breakfast joints and drinking holidays disguised as football tours should now only be remembered for one thing: a satin soft [.

Marbella brings you sun, sea and the softest penalty ever

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Using the word ‘ever' in a headline always risks taking hyperbole too far, but this example from Marbella in Spain seems thoroughly justifiable. The famous holiday destination – synonymous with celebrity yachts, tasteful English breakfast joints and drinking holidays disguised as football tours should now only be remembered for one thing: a satin soft [.

Saturday Galaxy Gameday

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David Beckham has his limitations on the field these days, but his celebrity remains intact in places like Montreal where he's remains a novelty. And while they may be hotly anticipating this game in Quebec (live at 1 p.m. on KDOC and KWHY), the start to the season for

Video: Chelsea’s Frank Lampard falls prey to Portuguese prankster Emplastro

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Frank Lampard's arrival in Portugal for Chelsea's Champions League clash against Benfica saw him come face-to-face with a local joker called Emplasto (the plasterer). The prankster has made himself a bit of a celebrity by hijacking TV coverage of high-profile figures. He seized on the opportunity to join Frank for a photo with a young [.

She-Wolves Of London

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I highly doubt they will see Lon Cheney Jr. walking with the queen, but our USWNT have secured a ticket to the 2012 Summer Olympics following last night's 3-0 win over Costa Rica.Ah-oooooooo!USA Beats Costa Rica and Advance to Olympics - from Universal Sp - Celebrity bloopers here- Greg Seltzer

Video: Robbie Savage makes his Strictly Come Dancing debut

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Robbie Savage the man who once branded OTP a "rubbish blog" made his first competitive appearance on celebrity dancing, sequin and fake tan extravaganza on this weekend. Wearing a rather fetching 'Bad Boy 8′ hooded top, the ex-Derby man pranced around doing the Cha Cha Cha with dance partner Ola Jordan.

WAGs

Raffaella Fico: Baby Daddy Disappointment

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In a recent poll of Italian drivers by Facile.it, 21% of respondents said Mario's the least reliable celebrity to buy a used-by-a-VIP car from. No surprise there, really. In an interview with Italian tabloid 'Diva e Donna', which hits newsstands tomorrow, Raffaella Fico accuses her ex-boyfriend 'baller of harassing her to the point of stalking, saying he's [.

Rafael & Sylvie Van Der Vaart Meet Their New, Ever-So-Slightly Creepy Waxworks (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

He we go folks, the big one that you've all been waiting with bated breath for ever since we broke the GARGANTUAN news that Rafa and his lovely lady wife Sylvie were due for a waxing a couple of months back the big unveil at the Amsterdam branch of the world famous, ever-so-slightly creepy, heat-sensitive, wonky celebrity sculpture emporium that is Madame Tussauds.

duffy

Snapshot: Snubbed Beckham’s Olympic Team GB Shirt Still Available

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By Alan Duffy

Surely destined to become a bit of a quirky classic, this Beckham Team GB Olympic shirt hints at what could have been for the aged global celebrity and part-time footballer.

"Whip the ball in the box in the adidas Team GB Beckham Home Shirt", says the blurb on the Sports Direct website, " complete with David Beckhams name and number printed to the reverse.

‘I Was In The Original JLS’ – Anton Ferdinand Planning Pop Career If QPR Go Down?

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By Alan Duffy


"The club is alive... with the sound of impending relegation"

Brother of celebrity Twitter start, Rio, and QPR football defender man, Anton Ferdinand, has revealed that his life could have taken a different, altogether more auto-tuned path in his younger days.

Ex-Man City Star Michael Ball Fined £6,000 By FA Over Homophobic Tweet

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By Alan Duffy


#gobshite #withoutaclub #sixgrandoutofpocket

Once one of the country's most highly-rated young players, 32-year-old Michael Ball has been punished by The FA for an offensive Tweet he sent to Coronation Street star Anthony Cotton.

Sunderland’s Asamoah Gyan Has Parasite Problem

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By Alan Duffy

Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan has had a big problem with "parasites" for the last six months, that's according to Black Cats' boss Steve Bruce. However, those of you hoping to see the Ghana striker on an edition of Celebrity Embarrassing Bodies (a series that really should exist) will be disappointed.

Ugo Ihemelu

Hartman Slated to Replace Ihemelu in Heroes Baseball Game

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If the official release on the game is any indication, it looks like the FC Dallas contingent at Dirk Nowitzki's 2012 Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game on June 30 at Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco will now consist of Kevin Hartman and Brek Shea.

Ihemelu, Shea Scheduled to Play in Heroes Baseball Game on June 30

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Two FC Dallas players-captain Ugo Ihemelu and 2011 MLS MVP finalist Brek Shea, are scheduled to be among the participants in the 2012 Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game, which will be held at Dr. Pepper Ballpark in Frisco on Saturday, June 30.

Arsenal

Arrogant Arsenal players live in a bubble

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Many of you will now be aware of the Twitter row between cocky celebrity Arsenal fan Piers Morgan and outspoken fringe player Emmanuel Frimpong that took place last night in the wake of our 2-0 FA Cup exit to Sunderland.

Let me make this clear very early: I detest Piers Morgan. I think he's a vile attention-seeker.

I’m not asking for…

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Dear Footballing Gods,

I'm not asking for a £40m marquee signing

I'm not asking for a £200k a week player

I'm not asking for a hard man in the middle of the park

I'm not asking for another behemoth at center half

I'm not asking for this manager to be sacked and a new one brought in, in his place

I'm not asking for Silent Stan to give daily interviews

I'm not asking for a fully fit ever uninjured squad

I'm not asking for a celebrity girlfriend

I'm not even asking for the Daily Fail to be shut down

All I'm asking for is that we don't lose to the bloody Spuds.

Kop

Diane Abbott and Luis Suarez are not really apologising

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Telegraph: Diane Abbott and Luis Suarez are not really apologising

The mea culpas offered by today's celebrity sinners tend to be a little light on the mea, argues Michael Deacon.

View the full story here: The Telegraph

A news article on 2012-01-06 20:55:05 from: The Telegraph

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We’d all respect refs more if they dared to face the cameras

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We'd all respect refs more if they dared to face the cameras

Never have Premier League referees had a tougher time than right now. In my view, Mark Clattenburg blundered when David Silva went over in the box at Chelsea on Monday night. Chris Foy, wrong on three crucial calls which went against Tottenham on Sunday, was even worse.

Robbie Keane back from America to face Estonia

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Robbie Keane back from America to face Estonia

They may not quite be in the same celebrity stratosphere as Posh and Becks yet, but Mr and Mrs Robbie Keane have settled into life in California rather nicely.

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Bonfire society to burn 30ft effigy of fireworks fan Balotelli – with pics

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Bonfire society to burn 30ft effigy of fireworks fan Balotelli with pics

Edenbridge Bonfire Society have chosen the Manchester City striker as their celebrity guy for November 5

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The Rest

I’ll Have a Becks – Beckham Bows Out of US Soccer – MLS Cup Final

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MLS Cup Final

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Throughout the regular season, teams can take it or leave it when it comes to winning and losing. Not so in the Cup Final. The memory of loss in the big game hangs around necks heavier than the runners-up medals handed out to the vanquished.

Yeah, Yeah: It's Time for All of Us to Shut the Hell Up About Hope Solo

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Hope Solo: American Keeper in Danger of Becoming Personal Parody

Who cares, fellas? I hope someone wrote a post for bleacherreport.com about concerns with Ochocinco becoming a self-parody, or Dennis Rodman, or Terrell Ownes, or LeBron James, or some other athlete with a big mouth and huge ego who likes attention on them always.

Euro 2012 Shit Lookalikes: Bruno Alves & Ted ‘Golden Voice’ Williams

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By Chris Wright

Alves is a bedraggled Portuguese centre-half with wet roadkill on his head.

Williams is the former homeless hobo who became a minor US celebrity last year by virtue of possessing a voice rich enough to tenderise meat at ten paces.

What An Incredible Fluke LII!

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There are very strong rumours emanating from some key underground Asian market makers that John Terry was allegedly the footballing equivalent of a non-trier in horseracing last evening.

The betting turnover on the match globally was the most voluminous we have ever seen...

But surely the Club Captain, Former England Captain and Alleged Celebrity Racist would not be involved with his associates betting against his own team.

Geoff Cameron's 20 for 20 Fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

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Last week Houston Dynamo Defender Geoff Cameron announced that he would be working with Dynamo Charities to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The fundraising will include an upcoming celebrity pour, campaign T-shirts, a FIFA Street tournament, and a special ticket package for the Dynamo's match against the Portland Timbers on May 15th.

Pictures: Russell Brand Without Wedding Ring

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Are Russell Brand and Katy Perry getting a divorce? That's the latest rumor in the entertainment industry, at least. And there was just some gasoline thrown on those flames when Russell Brand was pictured without a wedding ring while in London.

Where is Katy Perry? She's in Hawaii.

Hmmm, interesting.

One on One with Taylor Twellman

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Taylor Twellman has had an incredible soccer journey. His scoring accolades served him well in college and led him to what proved to be a remarkable professional career that was cut short due to injury. Soccer fans are now finding him to be a real personality in the world of broadcasting. Putting in time with the Philadelphia Union and finding roles with ESPN has shown the soccer world something that is often lost in broadcasting: a candid, educated approach that brings honesty to the table.

Kent Bonfire Society Plan To Burn 30ft Mario Balotelli Effigy (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

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Last year it was a Shrek-eared Wayne Rooney, but this time round the Kent-based Edenbridge Bonfire Society, a bonfire society with their fingers on the pulse, have chosen to burn a 30-foot tall effigy of man-of-the-moment Mario Balotelli as their annual celebrity Guy.

Picture: Raffi Torres in Blackface as Jay-Z

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The PC police are out in full force after the picture below surface. The Raffi Torres in blackface picture is definitely controversial. If you can't tell, Raffi Torres in black was Jay-Z for Halloween.

Personally, I think it was a great Halloween costume. Simple yet effective. Jay-Z is a celebrity and anyone who wants to dress up as Jay-Z should be allowed to do so even if blackface is required.