Pop Culture Hot List
Rihanna and Baron Davis/Andrew Bynum
Two of the week's best rumors include Rihanna. First, she was reportedly decked out in '80s club gear at Hollywood hot spot MyHouse, where she helped Davis celebrate his 30th birthday by flirting with the Clippers' guard. Then, she was said to be looking "very couple-y" with the Lakers' Bynum at Mastro's Steakhouse in Beverly Hills. If she wants to actually see her man play ome basketball this time of year, this one should be a fairly easy decision.
The Iceman's career appears to be on ice after his loss to Mauricio ''Shogun'' Rua, Liddell's fourth defeat in his last five fights. It's been a great run for Liddell, who brought the UFC into the mainstream with his cameo appearance on <i>Entourage</i> (''What's a Chuck Liddell?'') and his TMZ-worthy parties after fights.
Brooklyn Decker and Andy Roddick
The tennis star and <i>Sports Illustrated</i> swimsuit model tied the knot at his Austin, Texas, home. The guests, including James Blake and Mardy Fish, were treated to a musical performance by Roddick's longtime friend Sir Elton John. Not a bad wedding singer if you have the means.
Boom! The most famous football color analyst is retiring after 30 years in the broadcast booth. I'm not sure why no one took my advice to replace Madden with Frank Caliendo (inset), who does a better Madden than Madden. The broadcasts would have sounded exactly the same except for the stream of bad one-liners.
Mike Tyson and Jamie Foxx
While Tyson is promoting his eponymous documentary, which is being released April 24, he is already thinking of the cinematic version of his life, and he wants Foxx for the lead role. Tyson said he contacted Foxx, who is interested in doing the project and would probably play a part behind the cameras, too.
Kobe Bryant and Mario Lopez
How relaxed are the Lakers, who are in the midst of a first-round matchup with the Jazz? A.C. Slater was practicing with Kobe before Game 2. The team is thinking of bringing in Zach Morris to help out before Game 3.
Terrell Owens and Joanna Krupa
In perhaps the greatest reality television pairing ever, T.O. will team up with the model in a remake of the <i>The Superstars</i>, which will air on ABC in June. Jeff Kent, Robert Horry, Bode Miller, Jennifer Capriati, Lisa Leslie, Brandi Chastain and freestyle skier Kristi Leskinen are also scheduled to compete in the athlete-celebrity event, but the focus will no doubt be on T.O. and the interesting way he's preparing for his first season with the Bills (the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas will host the six-week series).
Apparently everyone is "Tweeting" these days, from Shaquille O'Neal ("I'm sitting close to michelle pheiffer Schwwww, wow, ow, hot, smoking") to Barry Zito ("Just sang byrnes a ballad and he got emotional, now he's scowling at me for tweating this"). It's become such a phenomenon that CNN actually broke in with news last week that Ashton Kutcher was the first person to have more than one million followers. Meanwhile, I'll be happy if I get 200 followers at twitter.com/arashmarkazi.
With E.A. working the green room at the NFL draft, would it really be such a bad thing to get drafted last? I think getting more time to hang out with Andrews would be worth dropping a few spots in the draft.
Susan Boyle and Shaheen Jafargholi
Is there any way we can trade <i>American Idol</i> for <i>Britain's Got Talent</i>? Simon Cowell's show across the pond is making international news while we're left with Ryan Seacrest and Randy Jackson. Boyle may have wowed the world with her performance of <i>I Dreamed a Dream</i>, but the real star of the show and my pick to win this year's competition is the 12-year-old Jafargholi, who has been described as a "young Stevie Wonder."