June 10, 2008
Pop Culture Hot List
By Arash Markazi
1 Tony Romo
Not only did the Cowboys quarterback grace the cover of US Weekly with Jessica Simpson but he broke 100 at Torrey Pines along with Justin Timberlake. Now if he can just break away from Joe Simpson.
2 Justin Timberlake
Not only did Timberlake break 100 at Torrey Pines' South Course before the U.S. Open, something Tiger Woods said he couldn't do, but he's proven the critics wrong by showing he can act too. He steals every scene in The Love Guru as Jacques Grande where he, um, lives up to his last name.
3 Paul Pierce
We won't go so far as call Pierce's quick recovery from a possible knee injury "the Fake N' Shake," but if we ever got carried off the court and carted to the locker room on a wheelchair, we'd probably wait longer than 60 seconds before running back on the court and draining a couple of three-pointers.
4 Hulk Hogan
The Hulkster is going through a lot of personal drama, but we'll try to sweep that under the ring as we gear up for potentially the greatest reality show ever: Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling. Judging by the cast members, Danny Bonaduce, Dennis Rodman, Screech and Butterbean, we're guessing at least one contestant won't make it out alive.
5 Kim Kardashian
For some reason we've neglected "The Tush" in this space in recent weeks and judging from the pictures we don't how that happened. Anyway, she's auctioning off a day of shopping and lunch with her sisters, which we'd totally be all over if we had $8,500 to spare.
6 Serena Williams
Our favorite Williams sister looked amazing on the cover of Ebony although we wish she was a little more reveling about her relationship with Common.
7 Evander Holyfield
In a sad trend for past sports stars, "The Real Deal" joins the likes of Jose Canseco and Latrell Sprewell in facing home foreclosure. We just wish Holyfield's financial woes would have come to light when Canseco was looking for a boxing opponent last month.
8 Baron Davis
It's been an exciting summer so far for "Boom Dizzle" as he's sitting courtside with Adam Sandler at Lakers games, throwing celebrity-filled parties at his house and telling friends he'd like to play for either the Clippers or Knicks when his contract is up.
9 Lindsay Soto
While we think Erin Andrews is cute too, our favorite female sportscaster is finally going to get some national love. Soto will be working the "Sportsdesk" for NBC during the Summer Olympics in Beijing where she'll be working on "breaking news." We never thought we'd say this, but here's hoping for some controversial scoring decisions in gymnastics.
10 Becky Hammon
Speaking of the Olympics, this has to be one of the most interesting stories heading to the Summer Games. Hammon, a native of South Dakota and as All-American as it gets, will be playing for Russia after applying for citizenship shortly after getting turned down by the U.S. National Team. When did the Olympics turn into a free agent sport?

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