David Beckham announced yesterday he will be retiring from soccer after this season. The 38-year-old athlete, who is married to Spice Girl Victoria Beckham, is currently playing for Paris Saint-Germain, and has also played for Manchester United, Real Madrid and the Los Angeles Galaxy. He has also made 115 appearances for England’s national team. "If you had told me as a young boy I would have played for and won trophies with my boyhood club Manchester United, proudly captained and played for my country over one hundred times and lined up for some of the biggest clubs in the world, I would have told you it was a fantasy,” said Becks. “I'm fortunate to have realized those dreams.” He added, “I want to thank all my teammates, the great managers that I had the pleasure of learning from. I also want to thank the fans who have all supported me and given me the strength to succeed."
KIM FURIOUS OVER KANYE’S TOUR AND GAY RUMORS
Radaronline reports that Kim Kardashian is furious because baby daddy Kanye West has already planned to go on an international tour not long after she gives birth next month. Word is, Kanye’s new album will drop June 18th and he’s planning a fall tour to promote it, which means the baby will only be a few weeks old when he hits the road. Adding to Kim’s distress are new rumors suggesting Kanye might be gay. The never reliable In Touch magazine claims Kanye is having a relationship with Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci, the man who designed the awful flowered gown Kim wore to the Met Gala. A source claims “Kanye is obsessed with Riccardo,” adding, “they have a very deep bond.” Meanwhile, Kanye played a surprise show in New York Wednesday, and went off on a rant [NOTE CONTENT] against paparazzi. He screamed, “I ain’t no motherf**kin’ celebrity,” and complained about photographers asking “dumb a** questions.”
SHAKIRA & USHER TO RETURN TO THE VOICE NEXT SPRING
Shakira and Usher will not return to The Voice this fall, but they won’t be gone for long. According to EW.com, the fall edition (cycle 5) will feature the original lineup of mentors Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and CeeLo Green, but in the spring (cycle 6), it will switch back to the current lineup, with Usher and Shakira once again replacing Aguilera and Green.
SALDANA DATING ITALIAN ARTIST?
In a recent Allure article Zoe Saldana swore off dating other actors, but it didn’t take her long to find a new man outside the acting world. According to the New York Post, the Star Trek star was spotted in LA Tuesday getting close to Italian artist Marco Perego. Insiders say the couple seemed very close at a private party for the movie, and was even spotted kissing. But another source claims the pair has been friends for a while, adding, “It’s too early to say they are dating.”
DEMI WANTS ASHTON’S MONEY
Demi Moore is a rich woman, but that doesn’t mean she can’t be richer. According to reports, she and ex Ashton Kutcher still haven’t settled their divorce because she wants him to pay her a lot of money. Demi, who is worth more than Ashton, has not only demanded spousal support from the Two and a Half Men star, but she wants him to help pay for the renovation on her New York City apartment. She also feels she’s entitled to money from an online business Ashton got involved in AFTER they split up. Ashton is reportedly willing to give Demi some money to reach a settlement, but how much is still up in the air.
PALTROW FAN TRIP SELLS OUT
Gwyneth Paltrow has some dedicated and wealthy fans. The Iron Man 3 star recently launched an exclusive Groupon.com offering to 60 fans willing to shell out $2,000 for a private meeting with the actress, and it sold out in less than 24 hours. The package includes tickets to Paltrow’s VIP event, including roundtrip airfare from anywhere in the US or Canada to New York, airport transfers, two nights in a hotel, spa treatments and dinner at a fancy French restaurant in the Big Apple. Paltrow is also expected to give a private cooking class and sign copies of her new cookbook.
HOMELAND STAR PREGNANT
Homeland’s Morena Baccarin is going to be a mom. The actress announced earlier this week she is expecting her first child with her husband, writer/director Austin Chick. The 33-year-old, who plays Jessica Brody, wife of Damian Lewis’ character, is currently filming the Showtime series’ third season, which will premiere in September.
WOMAN CONVERTS AFTER SEEING BOOK OF MORMON
The Broadway hit The Book of Mormon may make fun of the Mormon religion, but it somehow inspired one fan to convert. 21-year-old Liza Morong knew the show was a spoof, but after seeing it decided to log on to Mormon.org to learn more about the controversial religion. She was then contacted by a missionary who asked to chat with her online and she said okay. “I thought, these clowns are in for a treat with me,” she said. But after talking with the missionary on Facebook, she decided to meet him in person, and her feelings changed. In December 2011, four months after seeing the show, she was baptized in Utah. “Because of this musical, a beautiful chapter in my life started and continues to grow,” Morong wrote on her blog, conceding that not everyone shares her opinion about The Book of Mormon. “Although several members of the church are offended by this show it changed my life.”
KITCHEN NIGHTMARES BAKERY AT WAR ONLINE
A bakery in Scottsdale, Arizona has started a war with the public after their negative portrayal on Fox’s Kitchen Nightmares. In the episode that aired last Friday, chef Gordon Ramsay actually walked off the program for the first time in history because the owners of Amy’s Baking Company were so horrible. The couple, Samy and Amy Bouzaglo, stole tips from their staff, cursed at and berated customers, and served sub-par food. After the show aired, their ratings on websites like Yelp took a dive and they answered back in a series of online rants (although they claimed their accounts were hacked). “You are all little punks,” one of their messages read. “Nothing. You are all nothing. We are laughing at you. All of you, just fools. We have God on our side, you just have your sites.” The couple claims they will reopen the restaurant Tuesday, and prove they are being unfairly portrayed. “We are very upset by what has taken place, apologize about the acrimony that has ensued, but now must fight back to save our business,” said Samy. “We hope and believe much good can result from what has transpired. We ask the public to keep an open mind as we begin to tell our side of the story.”
FARRAH’S USED BIKINI FOR SALE
Farrah Abraham has already proven she’ll do almost anything for money. The Teen Mom star’s latest scheme is to sell the bikini she’s wearing on the cover of her new sex tape. Vivid Entertainment has listed the pink crystal-encrusted suit on eBay, with bids starting at $500. And the two-piece is clearly advertised as “used” which means it hasn’t been washed since Farrah wore it. Reads the listing, “Farrah’s bikini…straight off Farrah’s body and into your hands.” Meanwhile, TMZ reports Farrah went house hunting over the weekend, and was looking at a $3.2 million home in the same gated community where Kourtney Kardashian lives.
MODEL CHRISSY TEIGEN BLASTED FOR FARRAH TWEET
Meanwhile, Sports Illustrated model Chrissy Teigen is in hot water over a tweet in which she called Farrah Abraham a “whore.” “Farrah Abraham now thinks she is pregnant from her sex tape. In other news you’re a whore and everyone hates you whoops not other news sorry,” wrote John Legend’s fiancée. Teigen was instantly inundated with angry tweets, claiming she was “slut-shaming” the Teen Mom star, which totally shocked her. “Are we really gonna pretend like this girl just had an accidentally leaked sex tape? seriously?? what the f**k is wrong with you?,” she wrote. “Ladies: you aren’t a super feminist for okaying super whores. you don’t need to defend EVERYone with a vagina.”
CW ANNOUNCES FALL SCHEDULE
The CW announced their new fall schedule yesterday, making changes to pretty much every night of the week. The new season will kick off in October, with Hart of Dixie and Beauty and the Beast taking over Mondays now that both 90210 and Gossip Girl are gone. Tuesdays will feature the Vampire Diaries spinoff The Originals, followed by Supernatural, with Wednesdays made up of Arrow and the new show The Tomorrow People. The Vampire Diaries will remain at 8 pm Thursdays, followed by the new show Reign, and The Carrie Diaries will move to Friday at 8 pm followed by America’s Next Top Model. Among the other CW announcements: Nikita will return midseason with a six-episode fourth and final season; The Carrie Diaries will introduce the character of Samantha Jones next season (played by Kim Cattrall in the HBO series); the new sci-fi drama Star-Crossed, starring Friday Night Lights’ Aimee Teegarden and 90210’s Matt Lanter, will premiere midseason, as will The 100, starring Lost’s Henry Ian Cusick; and the network is moving forward with a new reality show, Famous in 12, which will track one family attempting to become famous in 12 weeks with the help of TMZ creator Harvey Levin.