David Beckham has announced he will be retiring from soccer after his current season with French team Paris Saint-Germain wraps.
The 38-year-old soccer star told The Guardian that he is thankful to PSG for giving him the opportunity to continue, adding “now is the right time to finish my career, playing at the highest level.” Beckham also mentioned he is honoured to represent England both “on and off the pitch.”
“I want to thank all my teammates, the great managers that I had the pleasure of learning from,” he said. “I also want to thank the fans who have all supported me and given me the strength to succeed.”
If we can’t admire him as he runs up and down the pitch, here’s to hoping Beckham chooses to dedicates his time to his underwear modelling career.
When it comes to hip hop covers, often than not you’re left thinking “why would they even attempt covering THAT song!?” But then there are those that cause you to begin dancing around your room with excitement.
But what’s most surprising is when those covers are done by non-hip hop artists. I don’t know if it’s the initial shock of “oh my god, this actually sounds good,” or the weird juxtaposition of when the song is done in another genre entirely. The bottom line, though, is that they’re good and all we want to do is listen to them.
Here are 10 of the best hip hop covers from non-hip hop artists.
Ed Sheeran and Passenger — “No Diggity / Thrift Shop”
A pretty recent cover comes from music’s most soulful ginger, Ed Sheeran, who teamed up with Passenger’s Mike Rosenberg during a recent visit to Australian radio to give us an amazing mash up of Blackstreet’s 90′s hit “No Diggity” and Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop.”
Ed Sheeran — “Empire State of Mind”
Ed Sheeran makes another appearance on this list with his cover of Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ “Empire State” of Mind for BBC Radio 1. Ed can do no wrong, so it’s no surprise that this cover (like everything he does) is nothing short of perfection.
Kanye West’s reaction to his number seven spot on MTV’s Hottest MC list was less than sobering. The star was appeared on a radio show on Tuesday night where he said the following:
Luckily for us, we really don’t care what Kanye West’s reaction is. We just like talking about him in anyway that we can.
Remember when that dude from reddit photoshopped him sitting next to Kanye West on a plane? Well, guess what? I’m putting us back onto that hypothetical airplane (we all know he would never fly commercial) so we can all spend just a little more time bugging the shit out of Kanye West.
But first, press play:
You need to get yourself ready to imagine a) just how exactly you ended up sitting next to Yeezy and b) how angry he’ll be to not only be flying commercial, but sitting next to you. Or me if you’re still afraid to start beef with imaginary Kanye. Chicken.
So again, here’s what not to say to Kanye West Part II:
1. Every time he speaks, interrupt him with “I’m a let you finish but…” See how many times you could do that before you get air marshaled for harassment
2. Convince him to replicate the opening sequence of the Lion King when his baby is born
You don’t know how badly I want this to happen in real life.
3. Try to awkwardly bro-hug him circa John Mayer 2008/his Jesus chain days Read more…
Recover from last night’s party
Whether you were celebrating with friends, family, or woke up with the person you met last night, it’s time to get back to reality. School starts back next week and you probably have a work shift to get to. 2012 was fun while it lasted, but make sure 2013 is even more memorable! [getinmystockingleo]
Be kinder to others
Okay admit it, Mean Girls is hands down one of your favourite movies, am I right? Even though the whole flick is hilarious, you could learn a few lessons. If there’s a new student transferring from Africa (or anywhere else) be the bigger person and let them sit with you! In the end, nobody likes a “Regina George.” [photographyxox]
Cut down on the calories
I get it. That chocolate bar is tempting. Those chips are addicting. Those cookies smell so fresh. But guess what, 6-months down the line will be summer and you’re gunna be kicking yourself wishing you DIDN’T eat what you did months ago. Be prepared to show off that beach bod. [debramorgan]
Start off your new semester with a bang Read more…
Fashion Week isn’t only about designers and their mega-fabulous runway shows. The pool of photographers waiting for your arrival gives you all the more reason to be more adventurous with your style.
Despite the dreary weather in Paris this past week, fashion-forward editors, socialites and the like were anything but. Donned in their best fall gear — from tweed and leather to stripes and peplum skirts — these fashionistas really know how to embrace trends in a unique way.
“Wear a coat as a dress,” says Anna Dello Russo in her Fashion Shower video for H&M. Now we understand why that’s one of her top ten fashion rules. This coat is stylin n’ profilin’. And those golden shades top off this plain-Jane look beautifully.
2. Stripes lovin’
Striped pants were a hit this past summer and now the trend is easing its way into fall. It’s a smart way to enhance a simple look such as this one — a plain grey top and leather jacket.
3. Pretty in peplum
Here’s another summer trend that’s in full swing this fall season! And why wouldn’t it be? Peplum skirts are the essence of femininity. The best part about this look is the fact that she paired it with a comfy sweater. It’s unexpected but she’s totally rocking it!
4. Mix-n-match Read more…
By Sabina Sohail
Red will never go out of style. It’s a colour that remains classic, regardless of the season. Taylor Swift rocked a red-inspired look in Paris while filming her “Begin Again” music video, off her upcoming album, aptly called Red .
Like Taylor, this look is simple yet stylish. You can rarely go wrong with bold red pants, regardless of what you pair them with. However, be careful with secondary colours because they don’t always complement red. Unless of course you’re colour-blocking — then by all means, knock yourself out.
Here’s how you can get this look for less:
Pattern-knit jumper, H&M, $40
Cuffed high-waisted trousers, Forever 21, $28
No stranger to hate, Lady Gaga has hit back at pregnancy rumours and fat comments with a really huge outfit when she left her hotel in Paris.
Dressed in a strange and massive blue and pink dress, Gaga barely paid any attention to the people waiting outside as she struggled to walk to her ride. Subsequently, the star also posted on Twitter to express her love to the fans who continuously support her no matter what size she is.
Along with the tweet, she also posted a photo of one of Marilyn Monroe’s famous quotes:
While that dress looks awfully uncomfortable, I’m so glad Lady Gaga has a sense of humour. Not only is this outfit totally something she would wear, it is also a genius idea to poke fun of the people calling her fat.
But despite the crowd of adoring fans waiting for her outside the hotel, I really wish they would give her more space. She’s a human being. Not an animal.
Spotted in Paris, this man tries to draw a crowd through a number of tricks. Unfortunately for him, he failed quite badly on all of them.
Trying to entertain with amateur acrobatics, a balancing act with two paper fans and some sort of interpretative dance with a ball, watching this guy perform is definitely cringe-worthy.
Kanye West was NOT IMPRESSED with one fan who was shining a laser light at him and he was not afraid to call him out in front of the entire audience. When the fan flashed a pen laser light on stage Kanye paused the show and yelled: ”You see this guy right here with the green laser? Don’t f*ck up everybody’s show … it’s not a f*cking game!”
Kanye was in Paris for a “Watch the Throne” show. The crowed booed (we’re not sure if it was at Kanye or the dude) and Kanye continued: ”You gonna get f**ked up, kicked out, and all that sh*t. Chill the f*ck out.”
That’ll teach you to have fun at a concert! Hrmph. [Source]
Watch it here:
Ouch! After colliding with a glass door that resulted in a concussion, Justin Bieber is admitting that he is experiencing some painful side-effects.
Releasing a video on Viddy.com, the singer spoke of the injuries he has on the right side of his face.
“I got into a fight with a glass window,” he said. ”I can’t move my eyebrow. It’s the weirdest thing — some weird stuff going on.”
The concussion took place in Paris after a concert. Luckily, it only lasted 15 seconds.
Hope he feels better! It wouldn’t be nice to have a stiff eyebrow.
Justin Bieber might be from a bilingual country but between shows, dating Selena Gomez and walking into glass things, when would he have time to learn français? Not to worry, the good people at NRJ Radio in Paris were there to teach him a couple words.
In thanks, Bieber taught the radio host how to properly use the word “swag,” which FYI is soooo passé. The new word is “swaggy,” according to Justin. The radio host ensured he had the proper definition down by using it in a sentence and naming EVERYTHING in the room that was swaggy.
Watch it here:
Justin also sang “Boyfriend” into a megaphone outside the window of Universal Music France, though you can hardly hear him over the screaming girls.
Watch it here:
Justin Bieber’s promotional tour for Believe has been causing injuries EVERYWHERE. The other day when he was in Oslo 49 teens were injured in a chaotic mob that was chasing after the teen star.
This time though, JB was the one to suffer the injury. Yesterday in Paris, he was knocked out cold after running into a wall of glass during a concert. Luckily it happened backstage between two songs (as opposed to onstage). Although he was disoriented, he returned to his fans and finished the set.
After the concert, he returned to his dressing room and passed out cold for 15 seconds. Turns out, he had a concussion. Don’t worry though! He’s okay.
This is the THIRD incident the guy has had with glass!! In 2010 he walked into a revolving door and a glass panel at a radio station in two separate incidents. Justin told TMZ: “I guess me and glass windows just don’t work.”
He also tweeted a photo of a glass house and commented: “yeah. so this will never be my house. lol.”
Watch his incident from a while back: Read more…
Get your dancing shoes on and suit up…in your stormtrooper outfit that is.
Danny Choo, a Japanese TV personality who hosts a weekly show called Culture Japan, enjoys to bust a move around Tokyo wearing a full “Star Wars” stormtrooper outfit.
Having danced in Paris and Singapore, now you can watch him take the streets of London. I wish I could join him. Where can I get one of these suits?
Despite all the rumours flying around that one of Hollywood’s most favourite teenage couples (or most hated, depending on you who ask – i.e. crazy Beliebers who love to send Selena death threats), Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez continue to prove that their love remains strong.
During his stop in Paris, while on his promotional trip around Europe, Justin brought along girlfriend Selena, making time for some romance while in the City of Love yesterday. The young couple were spotted strolling down the street hand-in-hand, looking happier than ever. Take that, Mariah Yeater!
Justin shared the love with his fans as well, posting pictures on his instagram of sites around the city, with quips like:
It’s great that Justin and Selena aren’t letting all the rumours about secret babies and sex-capades get to them. Hopefully this means that the couple will fight through it all as long as they stick together. They might need that strength when the result of Justin’s paternity test comes in a couple weeks. Good luck!
Jaden and Willow Smith, the superstar children of Will and Jada Pinket Smith, are reportedly mentoring Michael Jackson’s kids Prince, Paris and Blanket.
Jaden, who has appeared in several films including ‘The Karate Kid’ remake, and Willow, best known for her hit single ‘Whip my Hair,’ were seen on a movie set in L.A. yesterday with Jackson’s children.
The whole meeting was allegedly set up by Katherine Jackson, Michael’s mother, to help nudge her grandchildren in a positive direction.
Sources close to Katherine say she believes the Smith children are prime examples of young success in Hollywood. They are both extremely talented and down-to-earth, and thinks the three children could learn a lot from them.
I’ll give her that – they do seem to have a very good head on their shoulders. And extremely cool to hang out with.
Katherine wants Michael’s kids to enjoy their childhood and is actively encouraging them to become involved in all kinds of activities, including acting or singing.
As we reported a few months back, Michael Jackson’s children were struggling with the loss of their father and had no one but their family to help them cope with the rough times.
Katherine Jackson said that although the kids were essentially friendless, that would change once they enrolled in a private school in September. Well, fast-forward to today and TMZ reports that Prince and Paris are ready to take the leap.
The two eldest of MJ’s kids (Prince, 13, and Paris, 12) began attending the prestigious Buckley School on Wednesday. Unlike his two siblings, 8-year-old Blanket will remain at home and receive private lessons, as Katherine feels that he’s still too young to be going to school.
A source tells TMZ that Prince wanted to go to the private school for “a social experience.”
Despite two risqué alum—Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian—hopefully this will be a positive experience for two of the late pop king’s kids.
As if to brace themselves for the emotional first anniversary of their father’s death, Michael Jackson’s children, Prince, Paris, and Blanket, escaped with their grandmother Katherine to Maui, reports People.com.
Spending a day on the island playing in the water, the three kids tried to enjoy the time away. Although her two brothers seemed to be making the best of it, Paris was seen to be having a noticeably difficult time.
A source close to the Jackson family says,”Early on, Paris didn’t think she could live without her father … she just didn’t know how she was going to function. But [Katherine] has been so supportive of her that Paris is much better.”
The source says, “You have to remember that everybody in that family was suffering from grief, so Michael’s kids never felt alone in it,” continuing, “That helped them to become stronger.”
The family is schedule to be in Gary, Indiana on Friday afternoon, where a monument honouring Michael Jackson will be unveiled outside of the home where the singer grew up.
In an interview with the Daily Mirror, Katherine Jackson says that Michael’s three children, Paris, Prince and Blanket, are living very isolated lives.
“They don’t have any friends. They don’t go to school, they have private lessons at home – but that will change in September, when they are due to enrol at private college. But they have their cousins and aunts and uncles around them constantly, and that’s helped them immensely,” says Katherine.
“To them, it’s normal, it’s the life they have known. They have a certain time to go to bed, then they get up and get dressed for lessons. They practise karate and swim, which they love.”
Michael’s daughter Paris, 12, has turned her room into a shrine for her father, she is surrounded by pictures of her late Dad.
His sons Prince, 13, and Blanket, 8, speak regularly about wanting to make their father proud. Apparently all three children listen to Michael’s music regularly.
Planning a wedding is never easy. And planning a wedding with Katy Perry and Russell Brand couldn’t be harder.
But Perry already has a few ideas for the couple’s perfect day.
And according to MTV News, Perry revealed that she intends to keep the wedding quite small. They couple is also planning to host “a big, fat reception for the people who can’t make it,” to the ceremony.
“I always have a ton of people around me, and I think the people that are going to share this moment with us are the people we want to integrate into each other’s lives,” Perry said.
Among the important details of the wedding, Perry is focused on who will design her wedding dress.
“We have been kind of talking to [John] Galliano, because that was the first [fashion] show in Paris that we kind of came out as a couple,” Perry said. “So if we did Galliano, it would make it full circle.”
Another important detail is the location of the wedding. The couple is now considering shaking things up, and not hosting the wedding in Perry’s hometown of Santa Barbara, California, as originally planned.
“We don’t necessarily want it to be a drunk fest of people just, you know, one night and then forgetting about it,” Perry said. “We want it to be about the love. So sometimes to be about the love, we have to take them out of their comfort zone.”
Angelina Jolie is breathtaking enough to stop people in their tracks – literally. According to People.com, Jolie caused quite the stir in a busy Paris train station early Thursday while filming her new flick The Tourist.
Thousands of onlookers stopped to take pictures or just gaze as the beautiful actress shot a scene that took about 90 minutes in the busy and infamous Gare de Lyon train station. The 34-year-old actress of mother of six smiled and called “Bonjour!” in between takes to the crowd of star struck onlookers as she navigated crowds, scanned the departures list and hurried to a platform, looking elegant in her wardrobe for the film. The shoot consisted of coordinating a group of about 200 extras, along with the regular rush of train passengers.