My obligatory Beckham post: You really can’t help being swept up in Beckhamania if you live in this city. Even without lifting a finger, I already know that David and Victoria like their CBTL (Austy…), drive a Lincoln Navigator, and can look good in anything (well, David at least. Above he’s wearing a red cardigan while dining at The Little Door on Third Street).
Tennis star at the party: Serena Williams attended the “Welcome to Los Angeles” party thrown by Tom Cruise and Will Smith for the Beckhams. It was held at MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary space on Sunday night. Serena looked awesome in her jumpsuit but overdid it with those giant earrings. (WireImage via Quick’s Catch Up)
Using celebrity wisely: How nice, especially in light of the recent Michael Vick scandal, that Beckham has spoken out against (and will stop wearing) adidas soccer cleats made with kangaroo skin. The sports clothier is currently battling with the State of California, whose state laws bar sales of products made with certain wildlife species including these marsupials.
The L.A. Galaxy is also speaking out in favor of selling the kangaroo cleats. The franchise argues that California players will be at a disadvantage if they can’t play with these lightweight shoes. The Galaxy is right to fight, because their players — with all the Beckham madness — are distracted enough as it is. They’ll need all the help they can get. (LAT)
“Speaking of Michael Vick…”: Tennis Planet wants Rafael Nadal to stop being a Goody Two-Shoes already. Less stories about cooking hearty Italian meals and more stories about getting implicated in gambling rings.
For posterity’s sake: We’ve all seen it, but I just can’t get enough. Here are the photos from W magazine’s August ’07 cover story on the power couple (photographed by Steven Klein). It makes me want to eat whipped cream out of a can and hang out with lots of cats. (via Just Jared)
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