May 27, 2008
Pop Culture Hot List
By Arash Markazi
1 Tony Romo
So apparently Romo's relationship with Jessica Simpson is back on as the couple were spotted around Texas this week. We can only imagine the odds on the Cowboys winning the Super Bowl going up and down like the stock market every time rumors of Tony and Yoko Romo come up
2 Jose Canseco
We thought we were done with Jose after we saw him signing books at an empty Costco, but he never ceases to amaze us. Now the self-described "Bad Boy of Baseball" wants to step into the ring and box anyone willing to sell his dignity for $5,000 in Atlantic City this summer. Why do we get the feeling Joey Buttafuoco will find his way into this train wreck.
3 Lance Armstrong
Even when he's not racing in the Tour de France, Armstrong comes out a winner in the country as he was spotted making out with his new girlfriend, Kate Hudson at a Dolce & Gabbana party at Cannes this week.
4 Ashley Harkleroad
Now the only way a 61st-ranked women's tennis player gets on the PCHL is if she beats Serena Williams or poses in Playboy. Well, since Harkleroad lost to Williams on Sunday, she did the next best thing and agreed to pose for Playboy. "I thought about it, and it was something that I did," said Harkleroad. "I'm proud of my body."
5 Jenna Jameson
While the ongoing feud between Tito Ortiz and Dana White has thankfully run its course, our favorite aspect of the petty feud was hearing Jameson instruct Ortiz to stay up on stage during a post-fight news conference he wasn't invited to. We know who's wearing the tights in that relationship.
6 Hulk Hogan
We were never big fans of Hogan Knows Best, but we'd certainly tune in if a camera crew was following the dysfunctional family now. Jeez, where to start. Wire tapped phone calls, car accidents, jail time, divorce, affairs with family friends. Now that's a reality show.
7 Kobe Bryant
It was a rough a couple days for Bryant, who was accused of having an affair with a Lakers cheerleader, had his lawyer (and Barbra Streisand's cousin no less) file a cease-and-desist letter to have the item removed off a Web site and got blown out by the Spurs in Game 3. It was enough drama to make his wife go crazy on writer Laura Lane.
8 Joakim Noah
Apparently positioning himself for a trade to the Dallas Mavericks, Noah was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana and having an open container of alcohol. Well, at least he was able to make headlines this year, after all.
9 Kristi Yamaguchi
After beating Jason Taylor in the finale of Dancing with the Stars we talked with Yamaguchi and she said, "It's probably the one thing I can do physically and beat him." Well, that and, um, ice skating if you consider that "physical."
10 Marisa Miller
Our favorite SI Swimsuit model finally got her just due this year by making the cover and now the world is beginning to recognize the hottest model on the planet as Miller was named No. 1 in Maxim's Hot 100 issue. We just hope she hasn't gotten too big to spar with us in the ring.

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