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Will David Beckham be L’Oreal’s newest face? April 18, 2007

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Football star David Beckham’s appeal seems to be ever rising; latest reports indicate that the handsome sport star has been offered a £10 million deal to be the face of a new L’Oreal hair care line. The British player is known as much for his talents on the football field as for his metrosexual tendencies which include ever-changing hair styles.

Beckham is no stranger to endorsement deals having represented Gillette, IBM and Coca Cola.

The 31-year old and his equally famous wife, Victoria “Posh Spice” also have a successful fragrance line, Intimately Beckham which includes his own signature scent, David Beckham Instinct.

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Not gay, says Ian Thorpe April 18, 2007

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Australian Olympic medal winner Ian Thorpe, who has consistently dismissed gay rumours, talked to Australian Good Weekend magazine about his “gay icon” status.

Thorpe, who has won more than nine medals at the Olympic games for swimming, also denied being gay adding that no one “should have to be asked that question”. “I became a gay icon when I was 15,” he said, “which was a little bit weird. When I was 17, everyone had started that speculation about me, though I didn’t hear about most of it.”

The swimmer, dubbed Thorpedo and known for his size 17 feet, previously said he was flattered by gay rumours – but expressed frustration with the never-ending assumptions.

“I think the gay speculation, along with when I was accused of taking drugs in 2000, was an attempt to pull me down from the top. Some people think it’s an insult to say, ‘Oh I think he’s gay’, but I don’t take it that way. I’m not gay. I’m lucky that within myself I don’t care enough to get worried or upset over it.”

When asked by journalist Janet Hawley that if he was gay, would he feel comfortable coming out, Thorpe retorted, “I have no idea, because I’m not gay.” “I don’t think anyone should have to be asked that question. You don’t have to come out and declare you’re straight. It shouldn’t be a big deal today, but people still get hang-ups over it.”

The gay rumours mostly stem from Thorpe’s penchant for designing pearl necklaces and suspicious metrosexual habits.

However, Thorpe insists, “Guys are just guys, girls are just girls, all of us are different. Some guys are more in touch with their feminine side, interested in design and quirky things, some are blokey blokes.”

Aussie pop star > I’m gay April 18, 2007

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Australian pop singer and former Australian Idol contestant Anthony Callea has come out of the closet, after being accidentally outed by a Sydney radio host earlier this month.

“Yes, I am gay,” Callea told News Limited on Monday. His sexuality has been the subject of much speculation, especially since he denied being gay in 2004 and insisted, “I’m not gay. I don’t know why people say I am. A lot of people just make up rubbish.”

Callea, now 24, revealed that he is now comfortable with himself and wanted to end the rumours.”I have no issue with my sexuality now but it has taken time to become confident with who I am and happy with who I am,” he said. “I’m looking forward to living a life with no holds barred and not worrying about having to say the right thing.”

Callea’s confirmation of his sexuality follows an on-air conversation on Sydney radio station on March 6, 2007, when a traffic reporter nonchalantly mentioned that Callea is gay. Callea admitted that he regretted not coming out earlier, but felt pressure to hide his sexuality, especially during Australian Idol.

“You learn from your mistakes. I was 21, 22 at the time,” he said. “I didn’t want to be known as just the gay contestant from Idol. He also discussed how growing up gay in an Italian family was difficult.

“I went through a major depression. I hated myself. I had to see a psychologist. I wasn’t talking to anyone. My parents didn’t know what was wrong with me,” he said. “But getting through that makes you a stronger person. It allows me to do what I’m doing now and not be affected by what’s said.”

Callea currently holds the record for being the highest-selling single and fastest-selling single in Australia for his debut single The Prayer.

We’re poles apart Peter April 18, 2007

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And this week’s esteemed P.I.S.H. award (Pole Is Sexy Hobby) is on its way to Jordan’s beloved, Peter Andre.

I’m sure he’s a very nice man, but a quick survey among my pals has concluded his over-fondness for personal grooming has left him with all the sex appeal of John Prescott’s oxter.

First there’s the perma tan, then the shaved chest, the intensely toned bod, the obsessive gym sessions and don’t forget those dodgy hair extensionson his wedding day…

And now it’s been alleged the metrosexual narcissist has a new pastime, pole dancing. However, given Mr Andre’s underwhelming popularity, local barge owners are urged to report any suspicious disappearance of a 10ft steering aid.

Australians ‘more homophobic than racist’ April 18, 2007

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Australians may not be as tolerant as they think.

Research examined rates of bigotry in Western countries and found Australians had some deep prejudices. Prof John Mangan from the University of Queensland said the results suggested Australians were more homophobic than racist.

Almost a quarter of respondents said they wouldn’t want homosexuals to move in next door, and just under 5 per cent said they didn’t want people of other races over the back fence.

“While countries such as Northern Ireland and Greece came out as the most bigoted countries, across the board people were more likely to be homophobic than anything else,” Prof Mangan said. “In Australia this was very much the case. It was a surprise to see such consistency across all countries.”

Income, education, employment and political leanings all had an impact on bigotry levels.