Fergie, Aaron Rodgers, Cameron Diaz and the Latest B/R Swagger Buzz

Nathaniel UyFeatured ColumnistFebruary 8, 2011

Fergie, Aaron Rodgers, Cameron Diaz and the Latest B/R Swagger Buzz

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    Aaron Rodgers, Fergie and Cameron Diaz are some of today's biggest Internet trends.

    A lot of Packers fans are still on a big Super Bowl high, as they witnessed Aaron Rodgers lead their team to a big win of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    Fergie is a big web buzz because of her Super Bowl XLV halftime performance with her group The Black Eyed Peas.  From her shoulder pads to her performance with Slash, there are plenty of Fergie topics to discuss.

    Meanwhile Diaz was captured by television cameras in a compromising position.  She was caught with her hand in the mouth of Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez.  What was she doing?

    Read the updates.  Those topics and all the other latest Swagger buzz will be here for your viewing pleasure.


Anderson Silva: Steven Seagal Happy Silva Used Front Kick Move On Belfort

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    Anderson Silva Learned Knockout Front Kick Move From Steven Seagal

    The man responsible for Anderson Silva's thrilling knockout kick against Vitor Belfort during UFC 126 is none other than actor Steven Seagal.

    Attached is video evidence to prove it.  The former action star was smiling like a proud mentor after the Silva-Belfort match.

    "I couldn't have been more happy," Seagal told MMAHeat.  "Because right before he walked out I said to him, 'Stay away from him for the first, you know, two, three minutes, just kind of get him frustrated and fake low and come high and do that kick I've been teaching you and kick him in the head or the face.' He did exactly what I said and exactly what I wanted to happen and I was very, very proud of him."

    There you have it.  It's because of Seagal that the two fighters nearly bored the audience to sleep after staring at one another for a good three minutes. 

    According to Seagal, the front kick knockout move was something he "perfected" over the course of 30 plus years.  Way to take all of the credit Steven, you make it sound like you invented a good old kick to the face.

    Silva should be getting plenty of props for being a perfect 13-0 fighting at the UFC.

    But here's something for MMA fans to look forward to. This could be an opening for former action heroes such as Chuck Norris and Jean Claude Van Damme to start hiring themselves out as experts to other MMA fighters looking to learn a thing or two from their years of knowledge and celebrity.

Aaron Rodgers: Does Super Bowl Win Make Him World's Most Eligible Bachelor?

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    Aaron Rodgers Becomes Hot Commodity After Super Bowl MVP

    After being named MVP of Super Bowl XLV, Aaron Rodgers won himself a Chevy Camaro Convertible but he'll continue to reap the never-ending rewards of being a Super Bowl champion.

    A day later, he's still soaking in all of the love and attention in a Disney World parade.  He'll be making making guest appearances in various media outlets, and he's also been rumored to make a WWE appearance for his championship belt move.

    Not since Tom Brady in 2004 has a quarterback and eligible bachelor won the Super Bowl MVP.  That is just a perfect combination to get attention from the ladies.

    Guess what happened back then?  Brady parlayed all that fame and success into a hookup with supermodel Gisele Bundchen.

    Rodgers may be rumored to be dating "Gossip Girl" actress and Wisconsin native Jessica Szohr, but this may be a prime time for an upgrade.

    Now that he's locked up a Lombardi, Marisa Miller, who told TMZ that she was rooting for the Packers, and was apparently crushing on Rodgers during his rookie season, when they were seen dancing together at a club, could be a potential new hookup.

    With Rodgers's value at an all-time high, he'll have the ladies lining up.  Even supermodels.

Christina Aguilera: After Super Bowl Snafu, Fergie Comes to Aguilera's Defense

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    Christina Aguilera Gets Support From Fellow Super Bowl XLV Performer

    Chrisitina Aguilera, a self-proclaimed national anthem veteran, managed to fumble through the lyrics of "The Star Spangled Banner" prior to the start of Super Bowl XLV.

    Aguilera mangled the fourth line of the Francis Scott Key lyric by singing a semi-invented line: "What so proudly we watched at the twilight's last streaming."

    Instead, Aguilera was supposed to sing: "O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming."

    Yes, she made up the words.  Despite powering through the rest of the song, the world took notice and Aguilera couldn't get away with the faux pas.

    In a statement to Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy, she said: “I got so caught up in the moment of the song that I lost my place. I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and that the true spirit of its anthem still came through.”

    Fellow Super Bowl performer, Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas came to her defense early Monday morning. 

    "You know what? It's such a huge venue, your nerves take a hold of you," Fergie said during sportscaster Dan Patrick's radio show. "I completely understand. She's one of the best singers of our time. Nobody can take that away from you. ... But you get nervous at these things. We're human."

    Yes, Fergie we're all human.  And you were also far from perfect on Super Bowl Sunday, while wearing your shiny sequin-laden shoulder pads and three inch nails.

    It was a disappointing Super Bowl when it came to musical entertainment.  Aguilera botched the national anthem and the Black Eyed Peas were far from exciting during the halftime show. 

    While Aguilera couldn't find her words, Fergie couldn't find her pitch and the mid-game performance bordered on disastrous.

    On the plus side, we were treated to an exciting game that was decided in the game's final moments.  And we were also left with plenty to talk about after the big game, including a Super Bowl commercial that featured a mini Darth Vader.

Tony Hawk: Skateboarding Great Tony Hawk Plans To Divorce Third Wife

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    Tony Hawk And Wife Lhotse Merriam To End Three-Year Marriage

    Skating legend Tony Hawk may be a seasoned pro when it comes to using a skateboard, but he just can't seem to cut it when it comes to marriage.

    Hawk and his wife Lhotse Merriam announced their plans to divorce in a statement to Us Magazine.

    "We have made the difficult decision to file for divorce," Hawk and Merriam told UsMagazine.com in a joint statement. "We remain deeply committed and loving parents to our daughter, and out of respect for that responsibility we ask that people honor our family's privacy during this important time of transition. Thank you for your understanding."

    Hawk and Merriam have a two-year-old daughter together, and he has three sons from his previous two marriages.

    It's always a sad thing when marriages and relationships end.  But if we're going to find a silver lining in this breakup, it puts Hawk back on the most eligible bachelor list.

    This once again leaves open the possibility of a hookup with hottie Brazilian skating sensation Fabiola Da Silva.  If those two ever pair up, they may spawn the world's next superstar skateboarder.

Gisele Bundchen: Negative Suncreen Remarks By Gisele Bundchen Sparks Controversy

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    Gisele Bundchen Getting Heat For Earlier Anti-Sunscreen Statement

    Gisele Bundchen, the supermodel wife of NFL MVP Tom Brady, is causing a stir for reportedly calling sunscreen "poison" late last week, according to dailymail.co.uk.

    "I cannot put this poison on my skin," the 30-year-old supposedly said in an interview. "I do not use anything synthetic."

    There was general disagreement from dermatological experts after word got out about Gisele's anti-sunscreen comments.  But today, people from Budchen's camp have to come the supermodels rescue and are saying that it was all a misunderstanding.

    “They misquoted her due to a language barrier,” a Bundchen rep told PEOPLE. “Gisele would never say not to use sunscreen because she has family members who have had skin cancer.”

    In fact, her rep acknowledged that Bundchen uses sunscreen herself but is very selective.

    “When using sunscreens she selects ones that are free of parabens, oxybenzone, PABA, and retinyl palmitate,” says the rep. “She buys her sunscreen at Whole Foods, so she can find ones that are free of harsh chemicals. She says, ‘Of course I put on sun block. I don’t want to look like a shrimp!’”

    I'm inclined to give the Brazilian hottie the benefit of a doubt in this controversy.  She could have seriously just been misunderstood.

    If she has the power to convince Tom Brady to grow his hair out long, then she has the power to convince us to believe us she was misquoted.

Darth Vader: Tiny Darth Vader Entertains Super Bowl Viewers, But Why Use a Sith?

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    Darth Vader Volkswagen Commercial Inspires Us To Use The Dark Side Of The Force

    A mini version of Darth Vader was one of the biggest stars this Super Bowl weekend, as people keep buzzing about ad.

    The commercial shows a youngster dressed up in a Darth Vader outfit tirelessly trying to use The Force on objects around his home.  Until his dad comes home in his Volkswagen and fools tiny Vader into thinking he started the car by using The Force (Vader's dad pushed the car's auto-start button via remote control).

    But why dress up the youngster in a Vader outfit? 

    Understandably the Vader's "Imperial March" soundtrack in the background added to the appeal of the commercial. 

    However, they could have easily dressed up mini-Vader in a Jedi outfit a la Luke Skwalker, Obi Wan Kenobi or even a pre-Darth Vader Anakin Skywalker and elected to go with an alternate score.

    Vader is supposed to get all of his energy from anger, fear and hate.  That's not exactly a positive use of his powers and not the message that should be conveyed to the viewers.

    To the VW people: Loved the idea, disliked the costume.

Kim Kardashian: Skechers Super Bowl Ad Reveals Kim Kardashian's Naughty Side

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    Kim Kardashian Promotes Skechers Shape Ups During Super Bowl

    Kim Kardashian, the popular serial athlete dater and reality television star made a Super Bowl appearance around the two-minute mark of the fourth quarter, in the form of a commercial for Sketchers.

    The ad showed Kim K breaking up with her trainer because she found "some-THING else," not "someone else."  The cheating 30-year-old found herself a slick new pair of Skechers Shape Ups that suggests it keeps keep her butt and body well-toned in the 30-second spot.

    All-time greats Joe Montana and Karl Malone previously endorsed the Shape Ups in earlier commercials.  But the move to bring in Kim to ad some sexy to their advertising campaign was a winning idea.

    After all, what's more effective, an over-the-hill Joe Cool and Mailman hocking a product.  Or, a slim and sweaty Kim K talking about the shoes.

    Women want to be like her and men want to...well, let's not go there.  Let's just say they'll be more inclined to buy kicks that look like platform shoes if a hot girl endorses them and calls them "Nice shoes!"

Eva Longoria: Photos Capture Eva Longoria Kissing New Man Eduardo Cruz

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    Eva Longoria Appears To Be Over Tony Parker

    It was about a week ago when word got out that Eva Longoria's divorce with Spurs point guard Tony Parker was finalized.  But it appears that it didn't take Longoria very long to move on.

    The "Desperate Housewives" star was reportedly spotted kissing her new boy toy, Eduardo Cruz, in public.  Cruz is a musician and the younger brother of actress Penelope Cruz and is 10 year younger than the 35-year-old Longoria.

    Cruz had been linked to Eva soon after her breakup with alleged cheater and sext-messaging husband Paker.  Now there are actual photos of Cruz and Longoria being more than friendly in public.

    "They have been on a few dates in L.A.," a source reportedly told Us Magazine, "But there was never anything going on between them before her split...

    "They're having fun together, but he is young—he knows Eva is just out of a long-term relationship and he's not really looking for anything too serious."

    Sounds like Eva is just looking for a rebound man.  In a matter of months, she went from an athlete to a musician.  Those two professions aren't exactly associated with faithfulness.

    Poor Eva, you may be setting yourself up for another heartbreak.  It's time for you to ditch the dudes with the monster egos and God-complexes in order to find yourself a real man that's not a flight risk.

Cameron Diaz: A-Rod and Cameron Caught in a "Happy Couple" Super Bowl Moment

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    Cameron Diaz Feeds A-Rod Some Popcorn In Front Of A Super Bowl Audience

    Props to Cameron Diaz for caring enough about A-Rod to baby feed him in public.

    What does Alex Rodriguez do during the offseason?  He goes on a lot of vacations, hangs out with his hot girlfriend (see Diaz), gets private box seats to the Super Bowl and works tirelessly to improve his game.

    Wait a second, that last part still hasn't been verified.

    The man with a record $275 million contract with the New York Yankees may be one of baseball's best players.  But he's not exactly the most liked because of his pop diva tendencies and his selfish me-first attitude.

    While on vacation in Hawaii, A-Rod took in the views and kayaked around the Pacific but he doesn't exactly go out of his way to exert himself.  See A-Rod hardly working, he doesn't do paddling.

    During Super Bowl XLV, A-Rod took in the big game but was too lazy to feed himself, so he had his girlfriend do it for him.  On live television, Joe Buck said: "I'm sure Alex is thrilled we just put the camera on him at that moment."

    Don't worry Joe, people should be used to it by now.  The 35-year-old A-Rod, slated to make well over $30 million this season, is clearly focused on bringing a championship back to New York.

    This just in, A-Rod will have someone else go to spring training for him this year because he doesn't want to overextend himself before the season starts.

Fergie: Grading Fergie and Black Eyed Peas' Super Bowl XLV Performance

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    Fergie Brings Poor Pitch To Halftime Instead of Excitement

    Fergie and the Black Eyed Peas were supposed to bring back excitement to the Super Bowl this year with FOX and the NFL electing to bring in a contemporary group instead of classical rock musicians as in years past.

    Since the Janet Jackson debacle, the Super Bowl halftime show has featured groups that appeal to a wider range of audiences such as The Who, Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney.

    The Black Eyed Peas were supposed to change that; they're hip, they're current and can pump you up when you listen them on your iPod. 

    But that's exactly why their performance was so disappointing. They sounded nothing like their MP3s.

    The Super Bowl is a billion dollar undertaking; you would think they'd be very well prepared for their halftime show. There were audio problems to start and before you knew it, Fergie was screeching, Will.i.am was shouting, apl.d.ap and Taboo were sometimes incoherent.

    Wait there's more.

    Slash's appearance could have appeased the Guns N Roses and classic rock fans watching in the crowd and at home; however, Fergie—wearing bright reflective shoulder pads—had to step in and mess it all up by doing her worst Axl Rose impersonation by sounding pitchy while covering "Sweet Child O' Mine." 

    The highlight of the night was when "surprise" guest Usher's leaped over Will.i.am to do the splits.  That display of athleticism put members of the Pittsburgh Steelers secondary to shame. 

    There was also no L-O-V-E for the show.  As in the "V" on their "LOVE" stage platform failed to light up properly.

    It was a mess. 

    Grade: EF, for Epic Failure