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Even if Tom Brady and the Patriots knock off the Ravens on Sunday, the quarterback may not be the most handsome man associated with Super Bowl XLVI.

That's because David Beckham - who just signed a new two-year deal to remain with the Los Angeles Galaxy of the MLS - will be featured during a second quarter commercial... in his underwear!

David Beckham H&M Ad

The spot will mark Beckham's first campaign with H&M and will support the launch of his nine-piece bodywear collection, which hits 1,800 stores nationwide on February 2. He says of the collaboration:

"With my design team we spent time working on the feel, fit and style to ensure the product is not only something I would wear but one which I would be proud to put my name to. I always want to challenge myself and this was such a rewarding experience for me. I'm very happy with the end result and I hope H&M's male customers will be as excited as I am."

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Parks and Recreation star Rob Lowe turned the football world upside down late yesterday with a series of tweets regarding Colts quarterback Peyton Manning.

Lowe stated, matter-of-factly, his shock that Peyton Manning is retiring.

Quickly questioned about it, he then said his "people are saying" the injured, aging NFL legend is hanging up the cleats, but did not exactly change course.

Ludicrous on the surface, the fact that Lowe is friends Colts owner Jim Irsay gave the situation a little more credibility. A little. Barely more than none.

Rob Lowe, Peyton Manning

Manning’s father and agent quickly denied the rumor, and Irsay has fired a shot at Lowe via Twitter. In response to Lowe's "scoop," the owner wrote:

“My sources tell me Rob will star in an epic remake of Deep Throat with aging porn stars and 4 finger circus clowns!”

It's unclear if Irsay was taking a swipe at Lowe’s infamous sex tape, or just trying to come up with a BS Twitter report of his own that’s odder than Lowe’s to make a point.

Either way, this whole thing is hilariously weird.

Lowe later told Rich Eisen of NFL Network that the info came from a “pretty darn good source.” Lowe said the source wasn’t Irsay, however, or anyone close to him.

The fact that Manning didn’t retire doesn’t mean he won’t, but it's doubtful Rob Lowe broke the sports scoop of the year, though stranger things have happened.

We can't think of one, but we assume they have.

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Aaron Rodgers has many reasons to be sad this week. His heavily-favored Packers followed a 15-1 regular season with a stunning loss at home on Sunday, falling to the New York Giants 37-20 and ending their hopes for back-to-back Super Bowl titles.

But Laura Kaeppeler is doing her best to put a smile on the Green Bay quarterback's face.

Laura Kaeppeler Photo

The Wisconsin native, who was crowned Miss America on Saturday night, introduced herself at the pageant by saying: "If you're watching, Aaron Rodgers, call me."

Now that the Packers have been eliminated, perhaps Rodgers will cue up that tape and realize the opportunity in front of him. Forget a Discount Double Check, dude, and focus on a beauty queen body check... if you know what we mean!

If Rodgers does propose to Kaeppeler, it would mark the second recent union between a signal caller and a tiara-wearer: disgraced former champion Carrie Preston is married to perennial backup Kyle Boller.

[Photo: Pacific Coast News]

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For the first time since his firing and the subsequent charges of child sex abuse against ex-defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, Joe Paterno has spoken out.

Telling Sally Jenkins of The Washington Post that he's "shocked and saddened" by what has become of his former football program, the iconic coach admitted he "didn't know which way to go" after he was informed Sandusky had been caught engaging in appropriate behavior with a child in the shower.

Joe Paterno Pic

Asked what coach Mike McQueary told him about the 2002 incident - in which the assistant swore to the grand jury that he heard "slapping" sounds emanating from the shower and then witnessed Sandusky seeming to anal raping a young boy - told him 10 years ago, Paterno said:

"He didn't want to get specific. And to be frank with you I don't know that it would have done any good, because I never heard of, of, rape and a man. So I just did what I thought was best. I talked to people that I thought would be, if there was a problem, that would be following up on it."

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The New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners shocked the baseball universe last night by completing a four-player trade centered around two of the most hyped young stars in baseball:

Jesus Montero - who hit over .300 and blasted four home runs for the Yankees in 18 regular season games last year - was swapped for 22-year pitching phenom Michael Pineda, who finished 2011 with a 3.74 ERA and 173 strikeouts in 171 innings.

Young baseball players

The deal provides Seattle with an upgraded offense, and the Yankees with a solid number-two starter behind C.C. Sabathia.

Considering the premium placed on young, cheap starting pitching, most experts agree the Yankees came out on top here. Remember the Hanley Ramirez-for-Josh Beckett deal between the Red Sox and Marlins, for example? Ramirez went on to become one of the top 10 hitters in baseball... yet Boston would do that swap all over again in a heartbeat.

Who do you think got the best of the Yankees/Mariners trade?


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THG is making the NFL playoffs as simple as can be. By breaking down the most important aspects of this weekend's second round playoff games, we already know:

Now, let's finish off the quartet by forecasting the Green Bay Packers vs. the New York Giants...

Packers vs. Giants

Packers: 38
Giants: 35
Edge: Packers

Packers: Cheddar, sausages
Giants: Bagels, Manhattan clam chowder
Edge: Packers

Packers: Brett Favre texted photos of his penis to an employee
Giants: Plaxico Burress shot himself in the thigh
Edge: Even

Packers: City of Green Bay
Giants: Rooney Mara's family
Edge: Packers

Packers: Denis Leary, Erin Andrews, David Ortiz (wife is from Wisconsin), Lil Wayne, Jessica Szohr
Giants: Jon Bon Jovi, Adam Sandler, Angie Harmon, Busta Rhymes, Mara sisters
Edge: Even

THE VERDICT: Sorry, Giants fans. While a common upset choice, New York simply doesn't have what it takes to hang with Green Bay, failing to win a single category and only pulling out a couple ties due to Bon Jovi and a wide receiver who spent time in jail. The Packers take this one, 3-0-2.



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A Chicago Blackhawks fan made the most of his chance at an intermission contest at the United Center. But it had nothing to do with his slap shot in "Shoot The Puck."

He misfired badly on his attempts to score goals and win prizes, but his consolation prize was an interview with lovely Comcast SportsNet Chicago reporter Sarah Kustok.

After recalling his failure in the contest, he told Kustok "I love you" live on center ice at the Blackhawks vs. Minnesota Wild game last night. Here's our hero in action:

This was no casual one-off. The Casanova of Chicago hockey then repeated his profession for good measure, telling her. "You're so pretty and beautiful. I love you."

Kustok, who blushed and was clearly not expecting this, responded, "I don't even know what to say. I'm just going to say thank you. I don't know what to say."

Say you'll marry him on Center Ice next game Sarah.

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She's already conquered the stages of American Idol, the NBA Finals and the World Series (below).

Now, although an official announcement is yet to be made, Kelly Clarkson is set to sing the national anthem prior to Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis on February 5.

Clarkson will become the third Idol champion to take on this responsibility, following in the beautiful and talented footsteps of Carrie Underwood and Jordin Sparks. She should thank Christina Aguilera for setting the bar so low a year ago.

Madonna will perform at halfime of the Super Bowl, which we predict will be between the Packers and the Patriots.

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Rihanna blew off the People's Choice Awards in L.A. this week. As did other stars, to be sure ... but Rihanna did so to watch an NBA game! Across the street!

Faux pas?

The Los Angeles CLIPPERS were the hot ticket in town Wednesday, besting the Heat in overtime (sorry LeBron) in what was definitely a good game. Still.

Rihanna Music Video Still

Katy Perry is trying to stay out of the limelight as her divorce drama blows over. Lady Gaga was no doubt off performing and shutting it down elsewhere.

Rihanna won the People's Choice Award for "Favorite R&B Artist" yet sat a few hundred yards away. Was she wrong to bail on the show just to kick it?

Eh, not really. The People's Choice Awards are pointless.


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Brett Favre destroyed the Minnesota Vikings' title aspirations two years ago after an ill-advised pick. Now people have a bone to pick with his sister, Brandi Favre, after destroying their house by running an ill-advised METH LAB NEXT DOOR.

Brandi was arrested in a massive meth bust in Mississippi last year, and the couple living next door to the alleged meth lab run by the female Favre claims the fumes from the manufacturing process have wreaked havoc on their home.

Brandi Favre Mug Shot

The couple claims a meth screening company detected "widespread meth contamination" in their home right after Brandi Favre's January 2011 arrest.

In any case, the neighbors say they spent five months living elsewhere as their home was returned livable condition - inconvenient and expensive.

The couple is now suing Brandi and her alleged accomplices for unspecified damages. Favre's case is still pending before a grand jury in Mississippi.

Experts recommended the entire place be cleaned after living next to Brandi, which makes you wonder about the health of people who actually put meth in their bodies.

As for Brett's efforts to put himself inside Jenn Sterger, that went about as successfully as Brandi's meth operation ... only 20 times funnier.

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