Ferdaus Shamim/WireImage (LOS ANGELES) — To the chagrin of millions of fans across the globe, David Beckham announced his retirement from professional soccer earlier this year. But Beckham, 38, has a new full-time role. “I’ve got four kids to chase around every single day, so I’m Dad,” he said during interviews for The Class of 92 , a documentary about Manchester United – a team he played for from 1991 to 2003. Beckham and wife Victoria’s four children – sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz, and daughter Harper – have the famous ex-soccer star pretty busy. “I take them to school, I pick them up from school,” he said.
Image courtesy IntensiveCourses.co.uk Most people are lucky to get an old beater for their first car. Adele , who’s had her drivers license for just over six weeks, has done a bit better than that. According to Britain’s Mirror newspaper, the 25-year-old singer’s just dropped
Lauren Dukoff/Columbia Records Unlike many of her fellow pop stars, Adele has yet to sign a big-bucks endorsement deal, and it doesn’t look like she plans to accept any offers any time soon. The British tabloid The Mirror reports that the singer said no to an offer of nearly 20 million dollars from beauty company L’Oreal. A source told the paper that Adele was in negotiations to be the face of L’Oreal for the next four years — a deal that would have brought her over 19 million bucks. But then, according to the source, “she just changed her mind,” leaving the company holding the bag. “L’Or
Facebook.com/LadyGaga Lady Gaga has reportedly split from her longtime manager, Troy Carter . Multiple sources tell Us Weekly the two have parted ways due to “creative differences.” A source close to both tells the magazine, “It’s sad but also liberating at the same time,” adding, “One door closes and another opens.” Carter helped launch Gaga’s career after signing her in 2007. He earned an Emmy Award nomination in 2011 for his work on the HBO special Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden . Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio
Cher.com Cher ‘s been a star since the 1960s and has lived most of her life in public, so at this point, you think we’d know all there is to know about the legendary artist. But it turns out there are quite a few unusual things in her past, which she’s now revealed in a Us Weekly feature called “25 Things Don’t Know About Me.” Among such little tidbits as the fact that she collects elephants, had imaginary friends when she was little and loves football and Wii tennis, Cher also drops a few bombshells. For example, she says that she and Meryl Streep — her co-star in Silkwood — “saved a girl from a large mugger in New York City.” Another surprise? “I once crashed in a small plane during a snowstorm,” she reveals. Among her other interesting revelations: she thinks David Letterman ‘s in love with her, she once had lunch with Stephen Hawking , palm trees make her “deliriously happy” and she once “threw a dart at a map to decide where I would vacation.” In addition, Cher reveals that she makes beaded earrings for all her friends, she once drove a taxi through New York City at 4 a.m
Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis practiced shooting at a gun range one day before killing a dozen people, according to the shooting range. Authorities have also determined that he was armed with a shotgun and at least one handgun he took from a guard he shot. Alexis visited Sharpshooters Small Arms Range in Lorton, Va., on Sunday, J. Michael Slocum, an attorney for the store, said in a statement Tuesday
Image credit: Rocky Schenck Linda Ronstadt says her battle with Parkinson’s disease had affected her singing so much that it was as if her “elevator would go to the wrong floor all the time.” The 67-year-old singing legend made the comment to Diane Sawyer on Friday night’s edition of ABC’s World News . She recalled that she’d reached a point when she was no longer able to hit the proper notes while performing. She also noted, “It was hard to comb my hair.
Image Courtesy Harry Styles via Twitter One Direction may take a lot of criticism, but it’s nice to know that they’ve got at least one rock legend in their corner: Elton John. As the British paper The Mirror reports, on Thursday night, the group’s Harry Styles attended Elton’s concert at the Roundhouse in London, which was part of the ongoing iTunes Festival. But when Elton thanked him from the stage, calling him “the fabulous Harry Styles,” he was greeted with a chorus of boos. An indignant Elton shot back, “I love One Direction
Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for MTV It sounded just a little bit too goofy to be true, and now we find out that it isn’t: Taylor Swift will not be taking on a role in an upcoming British spy film. The British paper the Daily Mirror reported that Taylor was set to join the cast of The Secret Service, a movie from director Matthew Vaughn, best known for directing X Men: First Class and the first Kick-Ass film. The movie stars British Oscar-winners Colin Firth and Sir Michael Caine , and concerns a scruffy young kid who’s trained to be a James Bond-like spy. Taylor’s rep tells ABC News Radio, however, that the report of her involvement is “not true.” Previous British tabloid reports claimed that Elton John and Adele had both been offered roles in the movie, and Taylor is the latest big name to be dropped. A production source supposedly told the Mirror, “Matthew looked at a number of actresses to play the part before settling on Taylor — apparently she was a natural on the big screen
Ernesto Mastrascusa/LatinContent/Getty Images (KEY WEST, Fla.) — Long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad completed a record-breaking swim from Cuba to Key West, Fla. Monday afternoon. As Nyad swam through cheering crowds of swimmers, boaters, and paddlers and reached the shores of Key West, she became the first person to ever swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage. At 1:59 p.m. Monday her team tweeted : “Our #FearlessNyad has at long last achieved her #XtremeDream and reached #TheOtherShore