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10 Most Admired Men, Women in World

Michelle Obama and Bill Gates lead their respective lists

(Newser) - Michelle Obama is not only the most admired woman in America , but also in the world, according to new poll. Market research firm YouGov asked 42,000 people in 41 countries to name the men and women they most look up to, and Obama's name came up a lot,... More »

Warrant Issued for Cristiano Ronaldo's DNA: Source

Las Vegas police reportedly want it for reopened 2009 rape investigation

(Newser) - Las Vegas authorities want Cristiano Ronaldo's DNA. After Kathryn Mayorga filed a lawsuit last year alleging the Portuguese soccer star raped her in Vegas in 2009, local police reopened the case, which Mayorga first reported to them on the day of the alleged assault. Now, they have issued a... More »

Ronaldo Accuser: He Raped Me, Said He's 'Usually a Gentleman'

Lawsuit brought by Kathryn Mayorga says soccer star sodomized her in Las Vegas hotel

(Newser) - "She was supposed to be invisible, damned to silence. … Her name is Kathryn." That's how this weekend's Der Spiegel article starts, and it's about Kathryn Mayorga, a 34-year-old American who filed a lawsuit Friday against Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, accusing him of raping... More »

2 Giants Exit the World Cup

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo head home after failing once again to perform for their countries

(Newser) - Lionel Messi stared, hands on hips, pain etched across a face once boyish and filled with limitless joy, now hardened by unmet expectations for his nation. Four hours later and 950 miles away, Cristiano Ronaldo's eyes were wide in anger as he shouted in protest just ahead of the... More »

What Ronaldo Did in World Cup: Just, Wow

He scores a hat trick, including a beautiful free-kick goal late to tie it for Portugal

(Newser) - Cristiano Ronaldo is considered one of the best soccer players ever, and he proved why on Friday. He scored three times, including one with about 2 minutes left in regulation, to lift Portugal into a 3-3 tie with Spain in their World Cup opener. The feat makes him, at age... More »

Brandi Chastain's Plaque Does Not Go Over Well

People think image of soccer great looks more like Babe Ruth

(Newser) - The good news for Brandi Chastain is that she got inducted into the San Francisco Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame on Monday for her soccer prowess. The bad news is that much of the attention is focusing on her plaque, which bears an image of her that is, as... More »

Highest-Paid Celeb Can Thank Vodka for the Honor

Diddy tops 'Forbes' annual list

(Newser) - The highest-paid celebrity on Forbes' 2017 list managed to beat out Beyonce for the top spot—and he has vodka to thank for it. Sean "Diddy" Combs tops this year's annual list, having raked in $130 million pre-tax between June 2016 and June 2017. That's partially due... More »

Who Beat Out LeBron for Most Famous Athlete

That would be Cristiano Ronaldo, per ESPN ranking

(Newser) - Tom Brady who? The all-star NFL quarterback might be a household name in the US, but he doesn't even make the top 20 of ESPN's list of the most famous athletes in the world, reports the Boston Herald . The 10 most well-known athletes, based on social media followers,... More »

Cristiano Ronaldo Bust Strikes Terror Into Internet's Heart

The notoriously handsome athlete's bust is the exact opposite of that

(Newser) - Famous soccer player and handsome person Cristiano Ronaldo had an airport in his hometown renamed in his honor Wednesday, the Telegraph reports. That's good. Not so good (or handsome) was the bronze bust unveiled outside the newly minted Cristiano Ronaldo Madeira International Airport in Portugal. The bust, supposedly a... More »

Portugal Stuns France to Lift First Major Cup

They win Euro 2016 despite Ronaldo injury

(Newser) - Portugal's players crowded around Cristiano Ronaldo as he sat on the turf, but their tearful captain couldn't withstand the pain of his injury any longer. The Portuguese had to win their first major trophy the hard way on Sunday, stunning France 1-0 after extra time in the European... More »

George Clooney Named as Berlusconi Witness

Star says he wasn't at Italian PM's 'bunga bunga' party

(Newser) - Coming soon to an Italian courtroom: The Berlusconi Bunga Bunga Trial, starring George Clooney, Silvio Berlusconi, a former belly dancer, and dozens of starlets and showgirls. Clooney is among the 214 defense witnesses to be called at the former Italian prime minister's trial on charges that he paid an... More »

SI Swimsuit Issue Cover Girl Is...

...Irina Shayk, a Russian beauty dating a soccer stud Cristiano Ronaldo

(Newser) - The Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover was officially unveiled last night on the Late Show With David Letterman, but some people got a sneak peek via Twitter. Rana Wardlaw tweeted a picture of the Irina Shayk cover yesterday, and she explains: "I saw it from my office window,"... More »

9 Celebs Who Picked Lame Baby Names

Cristiano Ronaldo will never forget son's name

(Newser) - For every celebrity like Gwyneth Paltrow who names her baby Apple, there’s a Cristiano Ronaldo who names his baby…Cristiano Ronaldo. The Daily Beast takes a look at 9 celebrities who didn't get too creative with baby names:
  • George Foreman: Not only are his five sons all named George—
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Armani's New Underwear Model: Megan Fox

Transformers hottie follows Victoria Beckham in ads for designer

(Newser) - Megan Fox is already everywhere you look, but she’ll really be all over the place come January, thanks to her new gig as the face—and body—of new Armani underwear and jeans campaigns, Women’s Wear Daily reports. The label also signed Cristiano Ronaldo, but the two won’... More »

Heidi to Bare All for Playboy

Also, New Orleans campaigns for a famous mayor, and more

(Newser) - In case you didn’t get enough of her on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, you’ll be able to see all of Heidi Pratt, née Montag, in September’s Playboy, People reports. “There is nudity. It's tasteful,” says a source. Elsewhere:
  • Brad
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Billionaire Buys Real Madrid 2 Soccer Stars —for $223M

Ronaldo, Kaká signed to Real Madrid under new billionaire owner

(Newser) - Cristiano Ronaldo is now the highest-paid soccer star in the world, after the Portuguese winger was traded from Manchester United to Real Madrid for a record-breaking $131 million. It's Real's second eye-watering acquisition; on Monday, the club signed Brazilian forward Kaká from AC Milan for $92 million. As the Times ... More »

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