We made it, Kickettes. We all survived the week without getting sacked, arrested, or falling over in public.
Pats on everyone’s backs.
G’day mate: Australian personalities including Hugh Jackman, Elle McPherson and Everton’s Tim Cahill pressed the flesh with the Queen at a special Buckingham Palace reception on Thursday. We can’t decide what we love more about the evidence though (left). The Queen’s ‘hey there, hottie’ look? Timmy’s polite, slightly panicked expression? Or the fact that another member of the British aristocracy appears to have gone the ‘Philip Treacy’ hat route, with similarly alarming results?
Groundsman Grumble: Pixelated players might not be our idea of a good time (we prefer a more fleshy feel to our footballers), but even we were rather taken with this clip of Leo Messi moonwalking on Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 (top). And now that Leo has special boots, it surely is only a matter of time before we see it in real life.
Back In The Game: A mere six games into his career at Anzhi Makhachkala, Samuel Eto’o has requested a loan move back to Inter Milan during the Russian winter break. This is good for two reasons. Firstly, we miss Sammy in Serie A. Secondly, Anzhi Makhachkala is a bugger for us to spell. Inter is easier.
When feeling sad, taking a look around and counting your blessings is a foolproof way to make oneself feel better. Apparently. Image via lockerz.
Chinese Whispers: It’s always embarrassing when past indiscretions come back to haunt you. But as Ryan Giggs found out this week, it’s bloody mortifying when you bump into them outside a Manchester restaurant and they get into a screaming row with your wife. Pleasantries such as ‘slag’, ‘tart’ & ‘tit’ were exchanged between Stacey Giggs (wife) and Natasha Giggs (Ryan’s ex-lover and wife of his brother Rhodri) before Ryan rounded things off with a super-classy ’You do realise I never cared about you, it was just sex to me‘. Now, when we run into an ex, we always play “Who Won?” And in our minds, we always won.
Busy n’ Busty: Hectic schedules are the bane of our lives, so we have every sympathy for Scott Sinclair’s squeeze Helen Flanagan, who is apparently struggling to cope with career demands. The actress has reportedly been suffering from panic attacks and recently moved back into her parent’s home. She did remember to pop her girls out (above) on a recent trip to Paris though, so we’re not too worried.
Tattoo Fail: Al Nasr winger Juan Pablo Pino was detained in a Saudi Arabian mall this week, for displaying a tattoo of Jesus. Pino, who also plays for the Colombian NT, was shopping with his pregnant wife when the incident took place. Apparently, displaying tatts in public is frowned upon under Sharia law, but the player quickly apologised and was subsequently released.