ESPN’s report on Michael Sam’s showering habits could not be complete without getting “The Daily Show” treatment. And nothing could put the ridiculousness of the report in its proper place quite like the comedy of Jon Stewart.
The Axe “garlic and rotten egg” body wash bit was great, but nothing topped when they threw it to sports correspondent Samantha Bee, who pointed out all the ironies of the homosexual locker room “boys will be boys” behavior that exists in sports.
Ronda Rousey still dominates opponents with little effort in the octagon, but mixed martial arts is not the only thing on the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion’s mind. Rousey has been open about her passion for acting, which she discovered with her role as Luna in “The Expendables 3.” But the 27-year-old doesn’t want to be known as a fighter who has been in movies. Eventually, Rousey hopes to be a well-known and respected actress.
“I didn’t grow up wanting to be an action star,” she recently told ESPN the Magazine. “I just didn’t think it was in the cards. Now that it’s a possibility, I’m like, “Screw it, I don’t give a s—, if The Rock can become the world’s highest-grossing actor, I can have that same goal.” I want to be the highest-grossing actor in the world someday.”
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who gained his fame through professional wrestling, was the top-grossing actor of 2013 after his movies — including “Fast & Furious 6″ — raked in $1.3 billion globally. The Rock was second behind Robert Downey Jr. on the same list in Forbes this year.
Rousey still has a contract with Dana White and UFC and could end up fighting Gina Carano in what would be one of the most-watched female MMA fights of all time. Despite that, she said she did many of her own stunts in “The Expendables 3.”
“I did all of my own stunts, except for a couple of falls,” she explained. “I had a fight that December, so Dana White wouldn’t let me do anything too dangerous, but nobody else could do a lot of those fight scenes, so it fell to me. I’m an adrenaline junkie, and I love jumping off of stuff, so they promised to let me do my own falls if I don’t have a fight next time.”
In addition to “The Expendables 3,” Rousey also has roles in the upcoming “Fast & Furious 7″ and “Entourage.” She has already put together a fairly impressive resume. I doubt Rousey will ever be the highest-grossing actor in Hollywood, but a full-time acting career is a definite possibility after she is done fighting.
H/T MMA Junkie
He performed a song called “Honorable Mention” where he recognized athletes and teams that finished in second place. That led into an even better song that he performed with Brian McKnight called “Sidepieces.”
Sidepieces, of course, was about all the secondary girlfriends/boyfriends athletes have on the road/side whom they hope their main girlfriends/boyfriends/wives/husbands never find out about.
Drake also threw in a personal line to the song when he shouted out his crush, women’s basketball player Skylar Diggins.
“Skylar this is the one thing that I would be for you.”
Video via @CorkGaines
Jetes turned 40 on Thursday and went out to dinner with a group and then a club to celebrate the big day. Page Six reports that folks like Michael Strahan, Tino Martinez, Jorge Posada and music moguls P. Diddy, LL Cool J, and rapper Timbaland were all there.
And you know how awesome Jeter is? Rapper Black Rob came to perform his hit single “Whoa!,” which Jeter uses as his at-bat song. That’s pretty cool. I wish Black Rob would come perform at my birthday party.
Oh, and I’m sure it comes as no surprise, but girlfriend Hannah Davis was also there for the celebrations and cozy with Jeter. That’s what we like to hear.
The song was made in 2000 and it’s still awesome.
Tip via David B.
The stars from upcoming TV show “Girl Meets World” were at Dodger Stadium Wednesday to partake in pregame festivities. For many of us, that means seeing the familiar faces of Cory and Topanga.
Tell me this doesn’t bring you back to childhood:
Yup, Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel, who will be parents in the new series, were joined by Rowan Blanchard and Sabrina Carpenter at Dodger Stadium. Blanchard will play their daughter in the new show, which is a spinoff of TGIF favorite “Boy Meets World.”
Boy Meets World now Girl Meets Boy meets Dodger Stadium: pic.twitter.com/lAbz1HDspe
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) June 19, 2014
All that was missing was Mr. Feeny.
The series debuts June 27 on Disney Channel. Will you be watching?
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski appears to be recovering well from a torn ACL he suffered last season. If his knee was still bothering him, you’d have to assume the 25-year-old wouldn’t have dominated the scene on “Whose Line is it Anyway?” Monday night.
Gronk was a special guest on the popular improv show, and he didn’t disappoint. As you can see, there was a few-minute segment where he danced around while Wayne Brady and company sang a song about him. He also took part in a skit with “personal trainer” Ryan Stiles that included a lot of boob jokes.
This guy needs to be a guest on more shows. The world needs more Gronk.
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