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David Beckham by Guy Ritchie

Exclusive short film directed by Guy Ritchie to celebrate the launch of the updated David Beckham Bodywear for H&M collection. Available in selected stores and online at http://www.hm.com/beckham-spring-2013 on February 6th.

…because anything David Beckham never gets old.

Thank you Guy Ritchie and H&M.

Delinda

Snoop To Buy Soccer Team and Hire Sir David Beckham?

According to the Daily Record, Snoop Dogg-er, Snoop Lion is ready to shell out big bucks to invest in (soccer club) Celtics after they beat Barcelona in the Champions League this year.

Snoop, in his own words:
“I got a lot of interest in soccer. It’s not a new thing for hip hop stars to invest in sports teams but it is a new thing for hip hop stars to invest in soccer teams…I didn’t catch the whole Barcelona game but I watched the highlights. I know Barcelona are 
a big deal, and it shows Celtic are a big deal as well.”

The team, estimated to be worth about $47M, had the highest average home attendance of any Scottish club for 2010/2011 season, and Snoop wants a piece.


“I see how passionate Celtic fans are about their team and I could see myself making an investment if any of the board wanted to sell…I haven’t really thought how much. I don’t need to run a soccer club but enough of a percentage to get me on the board so I can be heard…I want to bring a bit of Snoop to things…I am passionate about my sport. The boxes at Celtic would never be the same once I have hosted a party there.” (True dat: Snoop was once banned from coming to the UK after a series of drug and firearms offences but now he’s allowed back.) Continue reading

Athletes Film PSA Against Dating Violence

David Beckham, Jeremy Lin, Eli Manning, Jimmy Rollins, Evan Longoria, Joe Torre and Andy Katz joined President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in this PSA to raise awareness about dating violence.

Despite the significant progress made in reducing violence against women, young women continue to face the highest rates of dating violence and sexual assault. In the last year, one in 10 teens has reported being physically hurt on purpose by a boyfriend or girlfriend. One in five young women has been sexually assaulted while in college. In response to these alarming statistics, Vice President Biden launched the 1is2many campaign last year. This campaign focuses his longstanding commitment to reducing violence against women specifically on teens and young women ages 16-24. By targeting the importance of changing attitudes that lead to violence, and educating the public on the realities of abuse, this Administration is leading the way to stop violence against women before it begins

Interesting that they chose sports hotties to participate…how about a campaign to support women who claim sexual abuse at the hands of a sports star? How quickly these women become the subject of hatred, immediately labeled as gold-diggers or groupies and liars.

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delinda@athlebrities.com

Inspired by Sport – London 2012

The Olympics are approaching and with it, top UK athletes are acting as ‘International Inspiration Ambassadors’, helping highlight how ‘International Inspiration’ is transforming children’s lives around the world.


David Beckham, Sir Chris Hoy, Baroness Grey-Thompson, Colin Jackson, Denise Lewis and Oscar Pistorius, among others, are acting as Ambassadors for the program founded by Seb Coe (above). Continue reading

David Beckham To Be Honored at Sports Spectacular

 “Looking forward to the Sports Spectacular event in May.” – David Beckham hot-athletes

Sir Golden Balls and god of all things soccer or Armani related, David Beckham, will be honored at the 2012 Sports Spectacular Awards Dinner May 20 in Los Angeles. Continue reading

David Beckham: Adidas Take the Stage

David Beckham offers aspiring photographers the opportunity to join him on set at an upcoming photo shoot…anyone know CPR?

And, as we lace up our Pumas, we can’t ignore the fact that Adidas also has David Beckham and Derrick Rose asking “Are You Ready to Run?” After watching the video 14 times while downing a bag of chocolate Easter bunnies, we are in fact, ready to run. Continue reading

Soccer Aid 2012

Soccer Aid is back! The event-which brings together soccer legends and celebrities squaring off on the pitch to raise funds for UNICEF-will take place at Old Trafford on May 27 in the UK.

England, captained by UNICEF ambassador Robbie Williams, will take on the Rest of the World, captained by actor Michael Sheen for this unique sporting event. Continue reading

David Beckham: UNICEF

“UNICEF knows that simple gifts like footballs and story books can transform a child’s life. That’s true everywhere.” `David Beckham

The LA Galaxy is currently in Arizona ‘training’ but this morning, David Beckham took to social networking in efforts to blast photos of his work with UNICEF.

Sir Golden Balls, who made a surprise visit to a UNICEF-supported children center last year in Manila wrote: ‘You can also see my photos from the trip below, and the amazing children I met in Manila who are changing their lives – and the lives of others – with the help of UNICEF and its partners. Remember, together, we can make a real difference in the lives of children.’ Continue reading

David Beckham Nearly Naked in H&M Super Bowl Ad

David Beckham…underwear…I mean Bodywear…available at H&M…commercial to air during the 2nd quarter of the Super Bowl.

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delinda@athlebrities.com

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David Beckham Live on Google

David Beckham, live from Google headquarters:

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Threadless Shirts Do GOOD for UNICEF

Threadless Shirts Do GOOD for UNICEF

Still looking for unique holiday gifts that give-back? T-shirt designer Threadless has partnered with artists Justin & Christine Gignac to design a line of t-shirts called Good Shirts. The design on each shirt symbolizes the type of aid UNICEF is delivering in the Horn of Africa….the giving back part? Each shirt costs the dollar amount of the relief item printed on it… and as of Monday, an anonymous donor kicked down $312,000 for a Good T…

But that doesn’t mean you need hundreds-of-thousands of dollars to do Good. The shirts are available starting at $18.57 and 100% of donations go to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF …check out GOOD’s Facebook page where they’ve been running a ’12 Days of Shirts’ campaign. Celebrity Twitter shout-outs have been given from NAS, Joel Madden, and Juliette Lewis, among others.

 

Good Shirts for the Horn of Africa from Threadless.com on Vimeo.

BUY EM HERE

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors include: David Beckham, Mia Farrow, Selena Gomez, Clay Aiken, India Arie, Alyssa Milano, Liv Tyler, Téa Leoni, Marcus Samuelsson, Sarah Jessica Parker, Summer Sanders, Laurence Fishburne and many, many others.

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David Beckham Visits Hospital Down Under

David Beckham Visits Hospital Down Under

‘It is estimated that 100 million children live and work on streets around the world, where they are exposed to violence, abuse and exploitation. As a Dad with young children, I can’t imagine how life was for these young children living and working on the streets. They are exposed to so many threats and dangers, and are missing out on the basics in life – having people around who love and guide them.’ ~ David Beckham

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A Message from David Beckham

A Message from David Beckham

“As a UNICEF Ambassador it is important for me to help keep the story of the Children’s Famine in East Africa in the headlines. The situation in Southern Somalia is worsening. One little boy or girl is dying from starvation every six minutes. Please share this with your friends because the more of us that share, the more lives we can save. Thank you.”
~David Beckham

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delinda@athlebrities.com

Celebrities Issue Pleas for East Africa

Celebrities Issue Pleas for East Africa

By now, I’m sure you’re aware that ten of thousands of Somalis are literally starving to death in East African refugee camps…militants are blocking aid while the world watches in horror…mothers are fighting each other to feed their babies and celebrities are urging our involvement.

Yahoo! News spoke to a reporter in Somalia who spoke about what it’s like in the refugee camps of the war-torn and famished country.

“There was no food, no help. There are kids dying left and right—I’m not exaggerating. They buried 12 on the day I visited,” said Jason Straziuso, a reporter for the Associated Press.

“The most touching thing so far has been when this small child waved at me yesterday. I stuck my head in her tent and she was lying, motionless, flies flying everywhere and she sort of stuck her head up and waved at me,” he said. “That put a lump in my throat because I don’t know that she’s going to get better, in fact I think she has a good chance of not getting better.”

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Stepping up to the plate are numerous athlebrities and celebrities urging us all to give what we can to Save the Children. David Beckham (pictured above with baby Harper) was one of the first to issue a plea for help. Earlier this week, Victoria Beckham tweeted “children need your help,” and this morning, my favorite tapa, Rafael Nadal asked for our help via Facebook:

    “Good morning Everyone. I need one thing. Millions of children are facing starvation right now – this doesn’t have to happen….Save The Children has launched an emergency aid response in Africa. Please watch this video, share with friends and download Bob Marley & The Wailer’s single ‘High Tide or Low Tide’ with all proceeds going to the East Africa food crisis appeal. You can help now. Thanks! Rafa”

The video is just one branch of the Marley empire that is living the One Love life-as Rita, Rohan and Ziggy Marley just donated $100k to charity:water.

Save then Childrens US Facebook Page.

One Love.

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delinda@athlebrities.com

David Beckham Visits Children’s Hospital

David Beckham Visits Children’s Hospital

Original Athlebrity, David Beckham is in NY to participate in the 2011 AT&T MLS All-Star Game….and yesterday, Sir Beckham took his golden-everything to a New York City Children’s Hospital and gently placed his hand on that little boys head…

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Organized by the Hope & Heroes Children’s Cancer Fund, Beckham’s visit with the kids was on behalf of the MLS community outreach initiative (M.S. Works) and afterward, the Hope & Heroes Children’s Fund received a $25K donation from MLS Works.

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David Beckham Requests Our Help

David Beckham Requests Our Help

At Sir Beckham’s Request:

    “Hi guys, you may have read or seen the crisis in East Africa, the drought is the worst in 50 years and millions of children are at risk of starvation and disease. As an Ambassador for UNICEF and the father of four children, I’m asking for your help, anything you can give will help bring aid, thank you… David Beckham”

Over 12 million fans on Facebook…plenty of baby photos of adorable Harper-Seven and the flawless Victoria (obviously NOT the one posted below).

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And for those in LA griping about ‘carmegeddon’, check yourselves, put it in perspective…children are dying because they don’t have water and you’re worried about traffic? Pa-leeze. Take the ten bucks you’re not spending on gas this weekend and donate it to save a life. Literally. Seriously.

DO IT.

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delinda@athlebrities.com

Cristiano Ronaldo to Model Armani Underwear

Cristiano Ronaldo to Model Armani Underwear

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The most expensive soccer player in history is about to give us the greatest gift since Beckham bared it and the Italian squad posed for D&G…Italian fashion designer Armani confirms that soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo will model underwear and jeans for the new spring 2010 campaign.

The Real Madrid hottie-formerly of Manchester United-also plays for Portugal’s national team…is, without question, the greatest soccer player ever.

I expect we’re going to see a whole lotta of what Ronaldo is um…packing, but what’s a good package without something beautiful inside…Ronaldo has a great history of charitable giving…he’s been an ambassador for the online Score for the Red Cross fundraising campaign which is a humanitarian project launched by UEFA and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)…stud also flew an 11-year-old tsunami survivor and his father to a World Cup qualifier before rallying other players to pitch in and buy them a new home…he’s auctioned off his personal sports gear to the tune of over 1 billion rupiah for tsunami relief efforts…and in March of this year, he donated £100,000 to the hospital that helped saved his mother’s life after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007…this is just a partial list of his love, and in my book, its good enough to qualify him for a semi-nude Armani campaign. Bring it on Cristiano!

As always, thanks for reading. Delinda@athlebrities.com

David Beckham Does Not Disappoint Me

David Beckham Does Not Disappoint Me

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“I’m not disappointed. It doesn’t affect me…you can’t be liked by everyone.” David Beckham

Why do people love to hate? That was my first thought this morning as I read about David Beckham’s return to the Galaxy and their friendly against AC Milan this weekend (which ended in a 2-2 draw)…during Beckham’s big come-back, he was booed and confronted with asinine banners such as: ‘Go home fraud,’ ‘23: Repent,’ and ‘Is evil something u are…or something u do’…

I don’t have a problem with David Beckham for the simple reason that he is an institution. He is sold, marketed and packed to perfection is his skivvies as a product. He did what he was supposed to do-infuse life into US Soccer. That was his job-not to bend it as he did in his youth, but to use his marketability to sell the sport. I don’t give a hoot if Landon Donovan is pissed at Becks…I don’t care that Beckham missed half of the MLS season due to a five-month frolic with the Italians. He’s never been quiet about the fact that he’d prefer to kick it with AC Milan because the level of play IS better in Europe. So why is everyone hating on a guy who accepted mad amounts of cash to lend his Image to soccer? Didn’t we give him a hero’s welcome upon signing with the Galaxy? And now he’s gotta endure the wrath of fans who feel disappointed? What it boils down to for me, is how athletes act off the field and how they react to unruly fans. They can shoot and kill them like Columbian soccer player Javier Florez did, or they can react with class and dignity ala Beckham…

During halftime, Beckham confronted a fan that had been running his mouth about god-knows-what and apparently ‘crossed the line’…Beck’s motioned for said-asshole to come closer…the guy jumped down from the seats and was promptly arrested…but not before Beckham had words with him. “I said, `You need to calm down and come shake my hand.”

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In this day and age of blind hero worship, I only ask that ‘fans’ take a look at the bigger picture. Is it really that much fun to make banners-of-hate and get psyched-up for the game because you get to flaunt your hatred towards someone you feel let you down? Was there anybody-even ONE person in the entire stadium thinking about how many nets Beckham has sold to save lives? Wouldn’t time be better spent making a massive Malaria No More banner thanking Beckham for his involvement with that campaign? And has everyone forgotten that Beckham taught soccer to children in Harlem or that in 2007 Beckham surprised a young girl dying of cancer with a phone call and signed jersey before she died 12 days later? I haven’t forgotten.

Beckham can best be summed up by his actions over the weekend. The impulse to shake an angry fans hand speaks volumes to the mans character, and for me, despite the enormous amount of weight placed on Beckham’s shoulders, he’s proven himself a gentlemen on and off the pitch. So please people, take your hatred elsewhere.

As always, thanks for reading. Delinda@athlebrities.com

David Beckham & Zinedine Zidane Make Footprints

David Beckham & Zinedine Zidane Make Footprints
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This weekend, there were a lot of happy kids in El Segundo California as two of the worlds most recognized and sexiest soccer athletes – David Beckham and Zinedine Zidane – helped kick off the ‘Footprint Fields Community Program’ at the Campus El Segundo Athletic Fields. “I’m really excited to be back, and it’s a pleasure for [Zinedine and I] to be here” said Beckham. “Facilities like this give kids a chance to have a safe place to play and will help to grow the game in this country.”

Beckham and Zidane were on hand to help launch ‘a new nationwide community initiative to inspire and enable an American soccer nation’…which in theory sounds great, but in reality? Not so sure…an American soccer nation? I don’t see it happening…if Becks couldn’t kick-start this nations soccer-libido when he came aboard the Galaxy ship, then I’m not quite sure how he and Zidane are going to infuse soul into this initiative…but Becks feels differently. “It’s all about growing the game in this country,” said Beckham. “Kids can come down to these facilities and enjoy themselves, and that sends American soccer in the right direction.”

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Maybe the key IS to get Europe’s biggest soccer names and dangle them in front of the next generation…kids were going nuts as Beckham and Zidane stuck their feet into the concrete while announcing the Footprints Fields donation program-granted, the kids were more interested in getting the dirty towels used to clean our Hotties feet after implanting their soles in concrete, but who could blame them, I would have done the same thing-actually, I probably would have pushed a few kids outta the way to get one but that’s another post.

The Footprints Fields program is a collaborative effort by MLS W.O.R.K.S., FieldTurf and adidas to build new turf soccer fields in urban locations and communities all over the country. This year, the program will build fields in communities in New York City, Milwaukee, Seattle, Inglewood, Calif. and Vancouver. “The ‘Footprint Fields’ program is designed to encourage soccer players of all levels and backgrounds to pick up a ball and join 10 friends on the field to play the beautiful game of soccer,” said Patrik Nilsson, adidas America President. “From cleats and balls to uniforms and fields, providing the right equipment and infrastructure is an important way we can inspire and enable an American soccer nation.”

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“It’s nice to see the U.S. taking a bigger role in soccer,” said Zidane. “It was good to see the national team do so well in the FIFA Confederations Cup and to beat the Spanish. It proves that soccer in the U.S. is rising to another level. It’s also great to see adidas take such a large role in helping to grow the sport of soccer in the United States…the importance of supporting youth soccer and growing the sport is my passion now that I’m retired from the professional level.”

As always, thanks for reading. Delinda@athlebrities.com