August 05, 2008
Pop Culture Hot List
By Arash Markazi
1 Brett Favre
The only thing that would make this soap opera any crazier would be if Aaron Rodgers pulled a Tonya Harding and hired someone to take out Favre before he ran out for his first practice with the Packers. Even then, we can't imagine things getting any crazier than they already have.
2 Manny Ramirez
Before he ever put on a Dodgers uniform, Manny already had his first "Manny Being Manny" moment in L.A. After going through a dozen possible uniform numbers and finally selecting No. 66, he changed to No. 99 and then complained that he hated the number when he saw it hanging it in his locker. It couldn't have been too bad. He's batting .615 with two homers and five RBIs in his first three games since being traded.
3 Kim Kardashian
Now this is the training camp story we were intently following this week. "The Tush" stopped by Saints camp this week to distract Reggie Bush from practice. Apparently Bush played hard to get as he focused on his job, a concept no doubt new to Tushy, who's never worked a day in her life outside of shooting a home video.
4 Paul Pierce
"The Truth" might think "he's the best player in the world," but he'll have to improve the way he drives in the lane off the court if he wants to stay out of trouble.
5 David Beckham
Hey Becks, all these magazine covers and red carpet events are great, but is there anyway, you know, whenever you get a chance, that you could do something on the field actually worth a damn? The last time we checked the Galaxy were 6-8-5 and in jeopardy of missing the playoffs for a third straight season.
6 Sean Avery
It isn't easy making it in the fashion industry, but this hockey player turned-Vogue-intern found out there's more than one way to make it to the top. He's been linked to Calvin Klein's ex-wife, Kelly, who is 23 years his senior. Hey there's nothing wrong with dating a cougar, just ask Linda Hogan.
7 Jessica Simpson
So Jessica will be making an appearance on the season premiere of Hard Knocks after showing up to Cowboys camp last week. That's all well and good but we'd rather see the shows she's been sending to Tony Romo instead.
8 Eva Mendes
Not only is Europe beginning to raid our athletes, they're taking the best commercials as well. Hey, we love the Geico Cavemen spots just as much as the next guy but we'd much rather watch a nude Eva Mendes pitching, um, anything.
9 Freddie Prinze Jr.
Unless he steps into the ring and wins the world championship like David Arquette or writes his wife, Sarah Michelle Geller, into a gravy bowl match, we don't really care about Freddie joining the WWE creative team. As Hulk Hogan said, "I think he's just as qualified as everybody else up there that know nothing about the art form of the business."
10 Erin Andrews
We love you Erin, we really do, but you don't really think players think of you as a little sister, one of the guys or a tomboy do you? Forget for a moment that most of the athletes you cover are younger than you but we're fairly certain that "sister" and "tomboy" aren't words players use when describing you judging from the looks on their faces during interviews.

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