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Video: Jodie Foster shouts out Aaron Rodgers in Golden Globes speech

Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster made good on her promise to shout out Aaron Rodgers at the Golden Globes.

Foster won the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her role “The Mauritanian.” In her acceptance speech, Foster said she loved her wife, dog, and Aaron Rodgers.

So what’s the story there?

When Rodgers won NFL MVP, he randomly mentioned Foster in his acceptance speech. That led many to wonder what the relationship was between Foster and Rodgers.

The actress is friends with actress Shailene Woodley from their time working together on “The Mauritanian.” Rodgers and Woodley began dating just last summer and quickly got engaged. Foster seemed to be supportive of Woodley’s relationship with Rodgers. She also told Jimmy Kimmel in an interview that she would shout out Rodgers if she won a Golden Globe. Well, a week later, Foster made good on the promise.

Ndamukong Suh shares what his job is when facing Aaron Rodgers

Ndamukong Suh

Ndamukong Suh has a long history with Aaron Rodgers, and it’s not a pretty one.

Back in 2014, Suh stepped on Rodgers during a game between the Packers and Suh’s former team, the Detroit Lions (video here). Suh was suspended for his actions and gave a lame excuse.

Then last season, Suh screamed at Rodgers after sacking him in an October game.

Suh joined Shannon Sharpe’s show “Club Shay Shay” for an interview this week and was asked about going up against the Packers quarterback. Suh’s Buccaneers faced Rodgers’ Packers twice last season and won both games.

“My job was to p-ss him off and win that game,” Suh told Sharpe. “I’m gonna always want to p-ss off Aaron and make him not want to be my friend on the football field.”

Suh says that he doesn’t discriminate and that his goal is to tick off all quarterbacks he faces.

“Without question, all quarterbacks. Even Tom, I want to p-ss Tom off during practice,” Suh told Sharpe. “That’s my job. That’s my focus.”

That’s definitely something Suh does well. He’s been irritating NFL quarterbacks since 2010. Sometimes he has even taken things much further than that, to an ugly level of physicality.

Aaron Rodgers got hilarious Wikipedia update after Shailene Woodley comments

Aaron Rodgers

Actress Shailene Woodley confirmed this week that she and Aaron Rodgers are engaged, and she shared some information about the Green Bay Packers quarterback that may have surprised football fans. Naturally, someone ran straight to Wikipedia with that information.

Woodley joined “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” for an interview that aired on Monday night. She said she doesn’t understand Rodgers’ football talent because she doesn’t know him as a football guy. Rather, Woodley says she knows Rodgers as “the nerd who wants to host ‘Jeopardy!'”

At some point after the interview aired, Rodgers’ Wikipedia page was changed to describe the NFL MVP as “an American football nerd who wants to host Jeopardy.”

Rodgers’ affinity for “Jeopardy!” has long been known, so those who follow him were not shocked to learn he has a nerdy side. It will be interesting to see if we find out anymore about him through his soon-to-be wife.

Shailene Woodley knows Aaron Rodgers as the ‘nerd’

Shailene Woodley

Shailene Woodley sees her fiance Aaron Rodgers in a much different way than the rest of us.

To those who watch football, Rodgers is a savant on the field and one of the best quarterbacks of the last two decades. To Woodley, Rodgers is more of a nerd.

Woodley joined “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” for an interview that aired on Monday night. She was asked about Rodgers’ football talent and said she didn’t “get it.”

That’s probably great for Rodgers. He probably doesn’t want a partner who idolizes him because of who he is as a football player, but rather someone who likes him for who he is outside of football. It sounds like Woodley connects with him in that regard.

Rodgers broke up with Danica Patrick last summer and then began dating Woodley. Then Rodgers dropped the news during his MVP acceptance speech that he was engaged. It didn’t take long for them to realize they were right for one another.

As for Rodgers, his affinity for “Jeopardy!” has long been known. Luckily for him his football career is going well enough to stand in the way of a career hosting the quiz show, for now.

Photo: Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia via CC-BY-SA 3.0

Danica Patrick reportedly unbothered by Aaron Rodgers’ engagement

Danica Patrick

Aaron Rodgers got engaged to fiancee Shailene Woodley months after breaking up with Danica Patrick. Rodgers and Patrick dated for around two years before breaking up last summer. It would be natural to figure Patrick would be bothered by Rodgers’ engagement and be asking what she did wrong to not receive a proposal. But she reportedly is not feeling that way.

Hollywood Life published a story on Monday about how Rodgers’ ex-girlfriends are feeling about his engagement. They say that Olivia Munn, whom Rodgers dated prior to Patrick, doesn’t think twice about the Green Bay Packers quarterback anymore. She reportedly could not care less about him or his engagement.

Patrick dated Rodgers much more recently, so her mentality is likely to be different from Munn’s.

A source told Hollywood Life that Patrick “has moved on” from Rodgers.

Hollywood Life was told that Patrick was in love with Rodgers and wanted to start a family.

“She wanted to get married. That didn’t happen. She has grieved about it, but Danica is a tremendously tough woman, and dealing with Aaron is not a part of her future, so she has decided to avoid thinking about him. She is letting the past be the past,” the source said.

Again, these are quotes from a reported source, so they are not necessarily an exact reflection of how Patrick feels. But the explanations seem reasonable.

Patrick, 38, now has dating standards that are said to be off the charts since breaking up with Rodgers. She also hasn’t sparred with trolls regarding the breakup for a while.

Aaron Rodgers shouts out Max Homa after Genesis Invitational win

Aaron Rodgers

Max Homa won The Genesis Invitational on Sunday for just his second career PGA Tour win, and he got a nice shoutout from a famous friend.

Reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers tweeted about Homa’s win and used the hashtag “city of champions” when congratulating the golfer.

Homa is from the Los Angeles area and gave himself credit for joining the Lakers and Dodgers on winning a title. That’s what Rodgers was referencing with the hashtag.

So what’s the story with Homa and Rodgers? They are friends and played at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am in the past. You may recall that Rodgers gave Homa a hilarious first tee introduction at the Charles Schwab last year (video here). Rodgers probably loved seeing his friend and fellow Cal Bear get the win on Sunday.

Aaron Rodgers likely to restructure contract with Packers?

Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers indicated after the season that his future in Green Bay might be uncertain, but he has since put Packers fans at ease. Now, the next step for the star quarterback could be a new contract.

The Packers are projected to be more than $20 million over the salary cap, meaning they have to rework some contracts prior to March 17. Pro Bowl offensive tackle David Bakhtiari recently converted his roster bonus into a signing bonus, which created more than $8 million in cap space. According to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, Rodgers is almost certain to do something similar.

Rodgers is set to make a base salary of $14.7 million next season with a $6.8 million roster bonus that’s due in March. His current contract runs through 2023, but the Packers could give him more guaranteed money and lower his salary cap hit in the short term. An arrangement like that would benefit both sides.

After the Packers lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Championship Game, Rodgers said his future with the Packers is “uncertain” just like that of several of his teammates. He later elaborated on those remarks after Green Bay fans were sent into a collective panic.

While there is technically a path for Rodgers to force a trade, it is highly unlikely he will go that route.

Jodie Foster addresses Aaron Rodgers shouting her out in MVP speech

Jodie Foster

One of the more bizarre happenings in the NFL over the last month has to do with Aaron Rodgers’ engagement.

Rodgers revealed in his MVP acceptance speech two weeks ago that he was engaged. That news came only days after a rumor saying he and actress Shailene Woodley were dating.

Even more surprising than that announcement was when Rodgers shouted out actress Jodie Foster when listing all the people he wanted to thank.

Many people wondered why Rodgers mentioned Foster. There was some speculation that she may have introduced the actress and quarterback.

Foster was a guest on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Thursday and was asked about the matter. She said that she and Woodley talked a lot while working on “The Mauritanian” together.

“[Shailene] is fantastic,” Foster told Kimmel. “We spent a lot of time on The Mauritanian together in a little tent with a little air conditioning spitting at us, talking about our lives and, you know, recipes and people we hate and things like that.”

Reading between the lines, it sounds like Foster was a big fan of Rodgers as a partner for Woodley and supported their relationship. Foster being in his corner may have helped Rodgers’ relationship with Woodley. That could explain why he thanked her in the speech.

Some people were surprised by Rodgers and Woodley getting engaged so quickly after the quarterback’s breakup with Danica Patrick. Whatever the case, Rodgers seems to be very happy, and Foster does too.

Aaron Rodgers’ girlfriend Shailene Woodley has ’embraced’ Green Bay life

Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers’ new fiancee Shailene Woodley was born in California and spends a lot of time there, but it does not sound like the actress has any intention of trying to convince her boyfriend to leave Green Bay.

Rodgers shocked the NFL world when he revealed he is engaged while accepting his NFL MVP Award earlier this month. Some sources close to the Packers quarterback were just as stunned, while others saw it coming. One source told E! News that the two were introduced last summer and “knew early on that it was something special and different from what they had experienced in other relationships.”

Rodgers and Woodley then spent a lot of time together during the pandemic, and the circumstances allowed them to remain out of the public spotlight. One person familiar with the relationship said Woodley has been very supportive of Rodgers’ NFL career and “made herself at home in the Midwest.”

“They have spent the entire fall together and lived together throughout,” the insider told E! News. “She is very supportive of his career and embraced his life in Green Bay. Even though she has her own career and life, she wanted to be there with him.”

That should be comforting for Packers fans. Rodgers seemed uncertain about his future in Green Bay after the season ended, though he later downplayed that. With both he and Woodley being from California and a certain team having explored a trade for Rodgers, fans in Green Bay may have been feeling a bit uneasy.

As of now, there is no indication that Rodgers is going to retire or want to leave the Packers. It would certainly help if his soon-to-be bride enjoys the Green Bay area as well.

Did Jodie Foster have role in Aaron Rodgers-Shailene Woodley relationship?

Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers shocked the NFL world on Saturday when he revealed during his MVP acceptance speech that he is engaged. In addition to thanking his unnamed fiancee for her support, the Green Bay Packers quarterback also mentioned a Jodie Foster. Many fans are wondering if those two are linked.

The fiancee Rodgers mentioned is actress Shailene Woodley, or so we think. There have been rumors that Rodgers and Woodley are dating since Rodgers split with Danica Patrick last summer. As US Weekly notes, the Jodie Foster whom Rodgers shouted out was likely the famous actress, who is costars with Woodley in the upcoming film “The Mauritanian.” Foster is also a well-known Packers fan.

Naturally, there is now speculation that Foster may have introduced Rodgers and Woodley to one another. It’s also possible that Rodgers met Foster through Woodley.

Patrick reportedly felt betrayed after her split with Rodgers, as one rumor indicated the former NASCAR driver is the one who introduced Rodgers and Woodley to one another.

Rodgers has yet to confirm that Woodley is the fiancee to whom he made reference. Either way, the relationship progressed quickly. One person close to the quarterback is surprised by the engagement.