Scarlett Johansson :: Carlo Allegri/Getty Images
OK, let's see if I can make this lead item make sense. Thao, of Sunnyvale, Calif., says "The Judd Apatow crew is spoofing a 2006 Vanity Fair cover with Scarlett Johansson and Keira Knightly. I think it's hilarious. Those guys are too funny, probably the best Vanity Fair cover I've ever seen." Apparently, there is some controversy because while Johansson and Knightly were naked for their cover, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen and Jason Segel are wearing flesh-colored suits. To show that Hot Clicks isn't afraid of showing men in the buff -- and to keep our female readers happy -- here are new pics of a shirtless Tom Brady (who is set to film a cameo for Entourage.) If checking out Brady's pecs aren't your thing, how about this gallery from the Patriots' cheerleader tryouts, which were held last weekend? Or a new Gisele video? Or the Gisele video from Monday's Hot Clicks, which is worth watching again -- and again -- and again -- and again...
I've joined the world of Twitter. I have no idea what the hell I'm doing or how I'm going to use it, but I'm on there now. I may update while putting together Hot Clicks each morning, but I'm not sure yet. If you guys have any suggestions, please pass them along. I was inspired to join after reading a few e-mails.Travis Aldrich, of Lisbon, N.H., says "Hey, you need to check out the most active Twitter users in the pro sports world. The Phoenix Suns have it by a long shot because between Nash and Shaq they update every five minutes. Imagine if we had this kind of inside info on players from any sport 30-plus years ago? Amazing the insight and photos that these guys show us. Shaq is a nut." And Erwin R. Fletcher, of Merrick, N.Y., says "Shaq is on Twitter. He posts links often. He also post pics on Twitter (Twitpic) of him sleeping; or wearing a wig; or of Steve Nash." And if you're a fan of specific blogs that Hot Clicks features on a regular basis, check out this list of 101 Sports Blogs and Bloggers You Should Be Following On Twitter.
Charleston (West Virginia) University women's basketball team squeaked out a 127-25 win against Salem on Monday night. That isn't the worst part of the story. Salem International (0-28) played with only four players after Melissa Anger fouled out with two minutes left in the opening half. (Thanks to David, of Martinsburg, W. Va., for the link)
Syracuse's Paul Harris pulled off an alley-oop -- to himself -- during Tuesday's game against Rutgers. Now, maybe I'm a tough critic, but I don't see what's so special about the play. The pass to "himself" was basically a one or two-inch flip. But that's not the noteworthy part of the clip. It's the embarrassing reaction by the announcers. You would've thought Harris basically threw up a pass at halfcourt flew to the hoop and then did a reverse 360 dunk the way they acted. And to top it off, the ESPNU team went into chaotic shill mode and mentioned SportsCenter's Play of the Day about 500 times. (Thanks to Russ Vigliotti, of Syracuse, N.Y., for the link.)
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Um, I think this is considered unsportsmanlike. (Thanks to Danny B., of New City, N.Y., for the link.)
You always have to be careful when saying "peanuts." (Thanks to Kevin, of Oklahoma City, for the link.)
Hot Clicks mention of Britney's miraculous comeback the other day inspired Alex, of Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, to send in this classic song by Jon Lajoie. On a side note, if you're not familiar with Lajoie, get familiar with him. His songs/videos are awesome. (Warning: Link contains strong language.)
Jeff Laythorpe, of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and Josh J., of Greenwood Village, Colo., requested Top Gun.
Several times a week, I get e-mails requesting this classic. Chris R., of North Attleboro, Mass., was the latest reader to ask that I feature Eddie Murphy's biggest hit song.