“David Beckham, 38, just announced his retirement from soccer” links

David Beckham just announced his retirement. Are there any other conspiracy theorists out there giving this the side-eye? [LaineyGossip]
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Mo’Nique lost 80 pounds! Good for her. [Wonderwall]
Morena Baccarin is pregnant! With Brody’s baby (just kidding). [IDLYITW]
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Wait, Crystal Hefner gets her own house now? [Bitten & Bound]
Wendy Williams says Kim Kardashian will be a single mother. [Amy Grindhouse]
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God, I love Isabella Rossellini so much. [OMG Blog]
Diane Kruger dip-dyed her hair. [Yeeeah]
Patton Oswalt chimes in about Amy’s Baking Company. [PopBytes]
Taylor Swift has a really crazy fan (who is a good swimmer). [The Loop]
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  1. Mich says:

    My 13 year old son says “It’s about time! He’s too old.”

    • Miss M says:

      Exactly what I was going to say. Besides, he knows he is not going to the World Cup next year. :)

  2. RocketMerry says:

    About time! Most soccer players say goodbye aged 30 to 35, sometimes even earlier.
    I wonder if he’ll try his hand at coaching.

  3. Amy says:

    Has he even been playing soccer. Every team he has been on over the last couples of years he has been injuried.

  4. Christina says:

    Goalkeepers can sometimes keep going until 40 or so, but 38 is really very old for an outfield player. Anyway, he’s been more of a human advertising hoarding than a player for several years now, so it’s really only a formality.

    • Miss M says:

      This! And honestly, he was never a great player. In my opinion, Michael Owen was much better.

  5. GoodCapon says:

    A long overdue retirement. There’s no denying he’s a free kick specialist but that’s about it.

  6. OhDear says:

    Best of luck to him.

    On another note, Paul Scholes retired (again), but alas gets no love (and got overshadowed by Sir Alex’).

    • drea says:

      SAF, Scholes, Becks… I wonder what Giggs is thinking right now. It’s just one more season, but isn’t he 39?

      • OhDear says:

        Yeah, I think he’s got another year on his contract (or just renewed recently). My guess is that he’s going to retire next year (along with Rio).

  7. marie says:

    love the pic of him and Harper, gah so adorable. tiny yellow shoes! I wondered how long he could play.

  8. Tasha says:

    I’m not surprised.

  9. Champ says:

    Lol. Why would anyone need a conspiracy theory? Hes way over the average players age!

  10. I'm Want To Live IN New York says:

    Thanks for yesterdays post about Amy’s Baking Company. That was some great stuff!!!!! Like driving past an accident you can’t help but look. They can’t take a joke can they?

  11. Erinn says:

    God, Harper is one of the cutest kids I’ve ever seen.

  12. Thiajoka says:

    Why am I not already following Patton Oswalt on Twitter? An oversight! Thanks to CB for inadvertently pointing this out.

    I made a few Twitter jokes about ABC’s on Twitter yesterday, then received an unknown # call I ignored from the Arizona zip code. I laughed that it was Amanda and Sami.

  13. RHONYC says:


    she’s mini Posh Spice in pic # 3!!!

    H7′s adorableness in EPIC!

    *faints on desk* :lol:

  14. Baskingshark says:

    Any other conspiracy theorists? Hell yes – this likely means Vicky found out about whoever he was cheating on her in Paris with and laid down an ultimatum – retire and get his ass back home permanently where she can keep an eye on him permanently, or she’s out the door with the kids and a nice big chunk of the money.

    • Bubulle says:

      He has been cheating for years, I doubt she cares at this point.

      • Baskingshark says:

        Vicky doesn’t like to be made a fool of, especially in public, and if any of what he gets up to were to come out publicly or, heaven forbid, if he were to actually leave her for someone else, her carefully crafted “family image” would be shot to hell. I doubt she cares about the actual cheating any more, if she ever did, but she needs him to maintain the image, and too many Katherine Jenkins stories might hurt the brand.

        This won’t, of course, last forever. After all, Vicky is nearly 40, so soon she won’t be able to drag him back by getting pregnant every time it starts to look serious with some other chick. And eventually the kids will grow up and she won’t be able to use them as bargaining chips any more either, but for right now, she’s not about to be shown up.

  15. KellyinSeattle says:

    I clicked on this link hoping to catch a glimpse of Harper, and was not disappointed!! The yellow shoes and sweater – too much!! I don’t know much about soccer; hopefully it’ll be a good thing for the whole Beckham family.
    Thanks for the posting on Isabella Rosselini – love her!

  16. Love's Bitch says:

    Better to leave on your own terms rather than get the boot.

  17. Michael Kelly says:

    Bleacher Report (Sports Blog) has a funny series about dramatic stuff that happens in sports locker rooms. One time Beckham’s coach was very upset about a big loss and went into the locker room and kicked a soccer ball out of frustration. The ball sailed across the room and hit Beckham right in the face causing cuts and bruising.

    My mind just went to all the women screaming “NOT IN THE FACE!!”

  18. Cat says:

    His career lasted this long due to his popularity. Coming to play in LA was pretty much semi-retirement in itself. PSG hired him solely to sell jerseys and it worked! He was good for the sport, no doubt. My brother lives close to Le Bristol hotel in Paris, (that’s where Beckham was staying in a 17,000 eur per night suite) he said initially there were just tons of people hanging around the entrance to the hotel, hoping to see David.

  19. mwow says:

    I can’t believe he’s only 38. He looks mid-40s.

  20. Joanna says:

    hello, a david beckham post, and he has all his clothes on? wtf? we need some naked or half-naked pics?

  21. molly says:

    miserable chops victoria’s decision not his. He’ll become house-husband and she sill carry on looking miserable and doing what SHE WANTS ! – watch this space

  22. moon says:

    oh gosh could harper be any cuter?!

  23. molly says:

    And he cheated with Rebecca Loos, funny how he has never denied it !!!!