David Beckham announced overnight that he is retiring from soccer so we'll never get to see him get shirtless on the field again. David has been playing professionally since 1993, which means we've had almost 20 years of Becks stripping off his shirt and showing his abs. Click through to see David's hottest on-field moments from over the years, and here's to hoping that retiring from soccer will mean David has more time for underwear modelling!
It's the end of an era: this morning David Beckham announced that he will retire from soccer at the end of this season. While he may have made a name for himself (taking his shirt off) on the field as one of the sports' most iconic athletes, he has also become famous for one other thing: his sizzling underwear ads. Judging from his iconic spreads for Emporio Armani in 2009 and his most recent campaign for his line of bodywear for H&M, we can only hope this job is one that the sexy footballer won't soon retire from.
Ryan Gosling is used to being the one directed in shirtless situations, but the roles were reversed yesterday on the Detroit set of How to Catch a Monster when Ryan called the shots. The actor continued production on his writing and directorial debut by shooting scenes with Matt Smith, who has a huge fanbase thanks to his turn as Doctor Who. Matt showed off a shaved head and very muscular physique in the scenes, which saw him singing while standing in a moving car and lifting weights. The fantasy noir also stars Ryan’s The Place Beyond the Pines co-stars Eva Mendes and Ben Mendelsohn, his Drive co-star Christina Hendricks, and Irish actress Saoirse Ronan. It was also recently announced that Warner Bros. had acquired the movie.
Jessica Alba continued her Caribbean holiday yesterday with her husband, Cash Warren. She flaunted her hot body in a purple bikini and took a dip in the clear water with friends. Jessica is in St. Barts to celebrate the wedding anniversary of her friends Kelly Sawyer and movie producer Jamie Patricof. Nicole Richie is also there for the gathering but has been spending time with girlfriends, not her husband Joel Madden, because he’s been in Australia for the past few days to promote the second season of The Voice. Nicole and Joel do have another reason to celebrate, though — on Sunday night he won the Logie Award for most popular new male talent.
Jessica Alba and Cash Warren had a bit of bikini beach fun while on vacation in St. Barts late last week. Jessica put her fit frame on display in a purple string bikini during a cannonball contest with her husband and friends. Later, Jessica changed into a black two-piece to go snorkelling and teach a girl how to do her own ocean splash. She managed to squeeze in some time for some salty water cuddles with Cash, who floated in the crystal-blue waters with his wife.
Jessica is spending time in St. Barts to celebrate her friends Kelly Sawyer and movie producer Jamie Patricof's 10-year wedding anniversary. The group also includes Nicole Richie, who donned a bikini while chatting with Jessica over drinks. Jessica wore a blue and orange bikini earlier in the week when she went for a swim with Cash. She managed to get in work duties during her holiday on Friday when she announced that her eco-baby products line, The Honest Company, was named one of Hollywood's Favourite Startups by Fast Company.
Every grand slam seems to have one match that people can't stop talking about for the rest of the tournament. For the 2013 Australian Open, last night's fourth round match-up between world no. 1 Novak Djokovic from Serbia and 15th seed Stanislas Wawrinka from Switzerland may have been it. The match started off on a high for Wawrinka, who took the first set and the lead in the second, but then Djokovic hit back and proved why he's the world's best. After many exciting rallies, serves and shots, the match went for more than five hours, finishing at 1.41 a.m., with Djokovic's victory after five sets. Following the win Djokovic ripped his shirt off and told commentator Jim Courier, "[Wawrinka] deserved equally to be the winner of this match . . . he showed his quality, he was the aggressive player on the court. I was just hanging in there trying to fight."
The temperature is rising — and we’re not talking about the weather. Summer in Australia can be pretty unpredictable, but do you know what helps keep the heat all year round? Hint: it involves shirtless celebrities. In case it’s not hot enough today (we’re expecting highs of 39°C in Sydney and Canberra) we’ve compiled some of the sexiest shots of Chris Hemsworth, Hugh Jackman, the One Direction boys and more. Happy clicking — you may need a fan as you go through this one!
Olivia Palermo and Johannes Huebl could barely keep their hands off each other at the beach in St. Barts yesterday. They’re continuing to make the most of their Summer getaway in the Caribbean, which kicked off at the end of last year. On the weekend the couple matched in white swimwear but yesterday Olivia added a bright burst of colour to the beach in an orange bikini. When they weren’t swimming in the waves they kissed passionately on the sand and played a few rounds of beach tennis.
Justin Bieber performed shirtless in Salt Lake City on Saturday in his first public appearance since his smoking scandal. He had a hectic weekend after pictures of Bieber smoking an unidentified substance were published. Justin hasn't addressed the incident directly, but he did tweet about how he is "growing and learning" and "trying to be better" shortly after the photos surfaced.
Justin also seemingly confirmed his recent split with Selena. Justin retweeted a fan who said that she thinks one of Justin's new songs will be "about breakups." Although the tweet didn't directly address Justin and Selena's relationship, some fans took it as a confirmation of a split. However, there were some bright spots for Justin over the past few days — Justin met up with a young fan with cancer in Salt Lake City after learning that she was too sick to attend his show.
Olivia Palermo and Johannes Huebl continued their Summer of love at St. Barts on Saturday. The stylish couple matched their beach attire — Olivia sported a white bikini while Johannes hit the surf in white boardies. They weren’t shy with sharing their affection, kissing in the water and holding hands on the beach. They’ve enjoyed an extended stay in the Caribbean, arriving before the New Year, and even visited a nude beach on Wednesday, but they kept their swimmers on. There are also reports that they’ve taken their relationship to the next level and are engaged, but neither Olivia or Johannes have confirmed the news and a ring hasn’t been spotted on Olivia’s finger.