Pop Culture Hot List
By Arash Markazi
1Shaquille O'Neal
There have been many memorable verses in the history of freestyling but Shaq's now infamous, "Kobe, tell me how my (rear end) tastes" has to rank somewhere near the top. We're still waiting for Kobe to throw down a response with the help of Tyra Banks.
2Don Imus
Not even the cornerback formerly known as "Pacman" would be naïve enough claim that he was arrested six times in two years simply based on his skin color so we're supposed to believe that Imus of all people is? Maybe the "I-Man" should just stick to unfunny comedy bits and stay away from playing the race card.
3Hulk Hogan
Why couldn't we have a Hogan's Knows Best follow this mess instead of four seasons of watching Brooke Hogan trying to jumpstart a nonexistent music career? Anyway, in this week's episode Linda gets berated by a 911 operator for calling to report that Hulk was camped outside of her house and stalking her. The problem? She was calling while chasing him down in her car.
4Lance Armstrong
We don't quite see what's wrong with Lance Armstrong's ever-growing "playboy" status. As survivors of the big C, seeing pictures of Armstrong locking lips with the likes of Kate Hudson and Sheryl Crow is just inspiring as watching him lock up seven straight Tour De France wins. Not that we'd be able to accomplish either feat, but it's inspiring nonetheless.
5Maria Sharapova
Normally we wouldn't care about tennis fashion, but when it comes to Sharapova announcing that she'll be wearing shorts instead of a skirt at Wimbledon, we can understand the media attention surrounding this monumental decision.
6David Beckham
OK, "Golden Balls," we get it, you're, um, very gifted, now can you please try and keep your clothes on and stick to soccer?
7Mike & The Mad Dog
Of all our guiltiest pleasures, watching two middle-aged men argue about New York sports for the better part of five hours a day for the past six years ranks just above our love for WKRP in Cincinnati. If things can't be worked out between "FranDog" we suggest WFAN pair Mike with this guy.
8Katie Price
Outside of collard shirts and shorts, we admit we don't know much about Polo but when Katie "Jordan" Price is involved we'll pretend like we care.
9New Kids on the Block
So where was the Larry O'Brien trophy about an hour after the Celtics won the NBA Finals? With Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce or Ray Allen? Nope, in the hands of Joey McIntyre and Donnie Wahlberg, who kissed the trophy and took pictures with it in the locker room while players tended to interview requests. "I just took a picture with the trophy on my iPhone and put it away," Joey told us. "I'm not taking another one. I don't want anything to happen to it. This is the greatest day of my life."
10Vida Guerra
Our favorite backside this side of Kim Kardashian "played" in the Dodgers' Hollywood Stars Night game last week. Outside of getting her picks for the Indy 500 and the NBA Finals she needs to give us more excuses to link to her. Maybe she can get back together with Jeremy Shockey, or Tony Gonzalez or some other tight end, no pun intended."

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