It's a sad day here at the Pop Culture Hot List. We had heard a couple weeks ago that Reggie Bush had broken up with Kim Kardashian, but we were selfishly hoping they'd work things out. Sadly, that was not to be as the couple called it quits this week. Now we have to somehow put together this list each week without the services of both Kim Kardashian and Jessica Simpson. Hopefully they both rebound with athletes soon.
2 of 10Jennifer Pottheiser/NBAE via Getty Images
Apparently the WWE is so desperate for attention these days that it has turned its signature show <i>''Monday Night Raw''</i> into a <i>Saturday Night Live</i> imitation with celebrity guest hosts every week. This week Shaquille O'Neal was the host and he looked as comfortable in the ring as he did on the court. He not only taunted wrestlers, but also ripped off his shirt and choked The Big Show before pushing him out of the ring. Can we now add Shaq Flair to his multitude of nicknames?
3 of 10Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images
Marc Anthony & Jenneifer Lopez
Dolphins majority owner Stephen Ross' goal of turning the team's front office into a lounge act continued last week as he made Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez minority owners. They join Gloria Estefan and Jimmy Buffett in that role, while Buffet's beer, Land Shark, has replaced Dolphins as the name of the stadium. Can we start the countdown now as to when Bill Parcells will get out of this mess?
4 of 10Elsa/Getty Images
One of the greatest moments in Internet history took place last week when "Starbury" took to the Web for a 24-hour live video session, during which we saw the much-maligned point guard laugh, cry, scream and eat Vaseline. He even took questions from fans. Our personal favorite was his response to someone who asked if he believed in extraterrestrials. "Do I believe in aliens? I don't know, because I've never seen one. But I believe in Jesus because I saw him in the shower the other day."
5 of 10Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images, Chris McGrath/Getty Images
Not sure how much of a dent a $1,000 fine will do to a player making a quarter of a billion dollars, but at least Beckham was publically reprimanded by the MLS for acting like a child while being heckled by fans during his return to the Galaxy. Meanwhile, the fan who was banned for life from the Home Depot Center for coming onto the field after Beckham egged him on had his ban rescinded. Much like Beckham's time in MLS, it seems things aren't going his way these days.
6 of 10Simon James/Getty Images
A few weeks after winning his record 15th Grand Slam title at Wimbledon, Federer announced that he and his wife were now proud parents of twin girls. I know they're only a few days old, but something tells me the Federer Sisters may one day give the Williams Sisters a run for their tennis records.
7 of 10AP
Not only was the King James dunk tape a massive waste of time, but also it was a waste of money and energy for the outlets that breathlessly covered it and paid for the grainy footage. James has been dunked on far worse in the NBA. In fact, Courtney Lee's jam on the King last year was 10 times better, and that footage was in HD.
8 of 10John Biever/SI, AP
Despite being on the cover of every sports magazine under the sun, this Tebow guy, apparently, is a bit of an unknown in South Carolina where Steve Spurrier, the former Florida coach and quarterback, failed to name Tebow as a first-team SEC quarterback. Spurrier later apologized, and admitted he had nothing to do with filling out the ballot. He also had the SEC change his vote, which is a shame. It would have been better if he had just run with his decision and pretended as if he really had no idea who Tebow was.
9 of 10AP, Warren Wimmer/Icon SMI
As much as Buehrle deserves all the attention he's getting for throwing a perfect game, he should really bring DeWayne Wise with him on every appearance, considering the White Sox center fielder saved Buehrle's bid for perfection with his acrobatic catch of Gabe Kapler's would-be home run. Maybe Wise could have read a couple lines on <i>The Late Show with David Letterman</i> and chatted with the President for a couple minutes before Buehrle's lengthy conversation with Obama. Something, anything.
10 of 10Chuck Solomon/SI, Anthony Causi/Icon SMI
While Kardashian and Simpson have fallen by the wayside, we must thank Alex Rodriguez for still being linked to Kate Hudson. Not only has Hudson suddenly risen to the top of the sports/pop culture radar, but also, unlike Kardashian and Simspson, she's actually a good-luck charm. The Yankees were 20-17 before Hudson and Rodriguez were seen in public and they're 40-21 since then. Maybe that's why Joe Girardi is making it a point to make sure Rodriguez has some time off during the season to, er "get a breather."
You May Like
More More Sports
Sign Up for our Newsletter
Don't get stuck on the sidelines! Sign up to get exclusives, daily highlights, analysis and more—delivered right to your inbox!