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Color on the Cover: ‘Damned Yankee’ Alex Rodriguez Spill the Details

alexrodriguez-details-april2009cover After tearfully confirming that he used a "banned substance" to enhance his playing power, New York Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez appears on the April 2008 issue of men's style mag Details. "We live in a world right now where everyone's keeping score," Rodriguez says. "And it doesn't stop when the games end. . . . They've crossed over. And you have the Internet stuff, and all these phones. . . . It's very intense." On a lighter note, he even admits to taking the subway after home games in New York: "I have a hoodie on, but all it takes is one person and then you're done. But it's great. The fans get a kick out of it, I get a kick out of it. We talk about who's pitching tonight, and what we need to do. It's like being on sports radio. arod-details-magazine-april20081
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Lewis Hamilton Continues Downward Spiral In Malaysia Grand Prix After Lying In Melbourne

lewis_hamilton World Champion Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton placed seventh in Sunday's rain-drenched race in Malaysia continuing the downward spiral Hamilton set off when he lied to racing stewards at last week's races in Melbourne. The 24 year-old apologized to the racing community for lying to race stewards, pinning the blame on McLaren sporting director Dave Ryan. “I cannot tell you how sorry I am. I’m sorry to my team and my family for the embarrassment. It is a very, very embarrassing situation and it has taken a huge toll on me,” Hamilton said at a press conference on Friday in Malaysia and described the incident as "the worst thing" he's ever experienced in his life. Hamilton revealed he had been told by Ryan to tell race stewards he had not been ordered to let felllow racer Jarno Trulli overtake him in the closing laps in Melbourne. After racing officials discovered radio transmissions that proved Hamilton had in fact been told to let Trulli pass him causing the Italian racer to breach regulations. Hamilton was disqualified from the Melbourne race and received no points for the match.
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Ga Ga: Football Player Dhani Jones Tackles The Globe On The Travel Channel

dhani_jones Photo: Paul Pugliese Dhani Jones is on a mission to prove there is life beyond football -an adventurous one that involves globe-trotting and a multitude of grueling sports, on the Travel Channel's Dhani Jones Tackles The Globe. A self-proclaimed renaissance man, the Cincinnati Bengals linebacker was named one of PEOPLE magazine's Sexiest Bachelors in 2005 and most recently vowed to crush newlywed Tom Brady of the New England Patriots in a hilarious ESPN video. Jones makes his first stop on The Globe in Thailand and shows off some impressive athletic skills as he wins a Muay Thai martial arts match, a bit of charm as he fends of the lady-boys in the red light district, and a great sense of humor as he chows down on fried crickets, bumblebees and cockroaches from a street vendor. Blindie is ga ga for Dhani Jones and his globe-trotting show that blends sports, travel, food, and red light districts!
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Ga Ga: Ethnic Models Jarah Mariano, Ariel Meredith & Damaris Lewis in SI Swimsuit 2009

damaris-lewis-si-swimsuit-2009 With the release of the latest issue of Sports Illustrated's coveted Swimsuit Issue, Blindie reluctantly flipped through the pages and was beyond impressed by the plethora of exotic faces in the 2009 edition. While Bar Rafaeli (Leonardo DiCaprio's on-and-off again love) nabbed the cover, we were thrilled to see that ethnic models like Damaris Lewis, Ariel Meredith and Jarah Mariano appeared in multiple spreads. Here's a little info on each beauty: Damaris Lewis, 18, is a native of Brooklyn, N.Y. She is a classically trained dancer and attended the LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts. She was discovered by a modeling agent at a benefit dinner. Within months, Damaris was working for clients such as V, French Vogue, Benetton, MAC and Yves St. Lauren. She is the European face of YSL Complexion Makeup. This is Damaris' first Swimsuit appearance. ariel-meredith-si-swimsuit-2009 Ariel Meredith, 24, was discovered at age 14, but did not pursue modeling full time until she had completed her education. A Shreveport, LA., native, Ariel is currently featured in a Dolce and Gabana campaign, has posed for V Magazine, French Magazine, H&M and Gap. This is Ariel's first appearance in the Swimsuit Issue. jarah-mariano-si-swimsuit-2009 Jarah Mariano, 25, was born in Kauai, Hawaii, and raised in Mission Viejo, Calif. At age 15, she was stopped by a scout in Santa Monica and hasn't stopped modeling. After high school, Jarah moved to NYC where she attended Pace University, earning her degree while modeling for Victoria's Secret, MAC, Armani Exchange, Sephora, Roxy Quiksilver, Rock and Republic and Abercrombie & Fitch. Jarah is making her second Swimsuit appearance.
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Serena Williams Wins 4th Australian Open And 10th Grand Slam

Tennis champion Serena Williams beat Russian player Dinara Safina on Saturday with a 6-0 6-3 victory to win the Australian Open crown and earn $2million, topping the list of prize-winning women in sports. Serena payed hommage to tennis legend Billie Jean King, a lifelong advocate against sexism who paved the way for women to compete and earn prizemoney equivalent of male counterparts. "You look at people like Billie Jean King....you really appreciate the people, the pioneers, the work they've done to get me in a position to have an opportunity to be called even the highest-earning female tennis player, " Williams said. This is Serena Williams fourth Australian Open title and her tenth Grand Slam.
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Color on the Cover: LeBron James Goes High Fashion for February GQ Cover

Looking dashing in a gray suit matched with a pink shirt, NBA superstar LeBron James appears on the latest cover of GQ. "It shows that I'm fashionable," James says of his February 2009 cover. "I never thought I would be on the cover of GQ. But I've done some things I never thought I would do." It was only in April when James became the first black male to appear on the cover of Vogue in its 116-year history, with Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen.
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Lewis Hamilton To Be Immortalized As Wax Figure At Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds announced plans to honor Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton with a wax figure. Hamilton will be immortalized at the London museum in a replica of his Vodafone McLaren Mercedes race suit and his distinctive yellow race helmet. "He has undoubtedly won a place in the nation's hearts for his determination and single-mindedness and a place at Madame Tussauds for an amazing track record - and he is still only 24," Liz Edwards, PR manager for Madame Tussaud said. "His name has been on our radar for some time and we'd already made our decision to include him before his championship-winning performance because of huge demand from our guests. The wax figure will take 6 months to complete and is expected to cost around $250,000.
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Color on the Cover: ‘Damned Yankee’ Alex Rodriguez Spill the Details

alexrodriguez-details-april2009cover After tearfully confirming that he used a "banned substance" to enhance his playing power, New York Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez appears on the April 2008 issue of men's style mag Details. "We live in a world right now where everyone's keeping score," Rodriguez says. "And it doesn't stop when the games end. . . . They've crossed over. And you have the Internet stuff, and all these phones. . . . It's very intense." On a lighter note, he even admits to taking the subway after home games in New York: "I have a hoodie on, but all it takes is one person and then you're done. But it's great. The fans get a kick out of it, I get a kick out of it. We talk about who's pitching tonight, and what we need to do. It's like being on sports radio. arod-details-magazine-april20081
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Lewis Hamilton Continues Downward Spiral In Malaysia Grand Prix After Lying In Melbourne

lewis_hamilton World Champion Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton placed seventh in Sunday's rain-drenched race in Malaysia continuing the downward spiral Hamilton set off when he lied to racing stewards at last week's races in Melbourne. The 24 year-old apologized to the racing community for lying to race stewards, pinning the blame on McLaren sporting director Dave Ryan. “I cannot tell you how sorry I am. I’m sorry to my team and my family for the embarrassment. It is a very, very embarrassing situation and it has taken a huge toll on me,” Hamilton said at a press conference on Friday in Malaysia and described the incident as "the worst thing" he's ever experienced in his life. Hamilton revealed he had been told by Ryan to tell race stewards he had not been ordered to let felllow racer Jarno Trulli overtake him in the closing laps in Melbourne. After racing officials discovered radio transmissions that proved Hamilton had in fact been told to let Trulli pass him causing the Italian racer to breach regulations. Hamilton was disqualified from the Melbourne race and received no points for the match.
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Ga Ga: Football Player Dhani Jones Tackles The Globe On The Travel Channel

dhani_jones Photo: Paul Pugliese Dhani Jones is on a mission to prove there is life beyond football -an adventurous one that involves globe-trotting and a multitude of grueling sports, on the Travel Channel's Dhani Jones Tackles The Globe. A self-proclaimed renaissance man, the Cincinnati Bengals linebacker was named one of PEOPLE magazine's Sexiest Bachelors in 2005 and most recently vowed to crush newlywed Tom Brady of the New England Patriots in a hilarious ESPN video. Jones makes his first stop on The Globe in Thailand and shows off some impressive athletic skills as he wins a Muay Thai martial arts match, a bit of charm as he fends of the lady-boys in the red light district, and a great sense of humor as he chows down on fried crickets, bumblebees and cockroaches from a street vendor. Blindie is ga ga for Dhani Jones and his globe-trotting show that blends sports, travel, food, and red light districts!
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Ga Ga: Ethnic Models Jarah Mariano, Ariel Meredith & Damaris Lewis in SI Swimsuit 2009

damaris-lewis-si-swimsuit-2009 With the release of the latest issue of Sports Illustrated's coveted Swimsuit Issue, Blindie reluctantly flipped through the pages and was beyond impressed by the plethora of exotic faces in the 2009 edition. While Bar Rafaeli (Leonardo DiCaprio's on-and-off again love) nabbed the cover, we were thrilled to see that ethnic models like Damaris Lewis, Ariel Meredith and Jarah Mariano appeared in multiple spreads. Here's a little info on each beauty: Damaris Lewis, 18, is a native of Brooklyn, N.Y. She is a classically trained dancer and attended the LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts. She was discovered by a modeling agent at a benefit dinner. Within months, Damaris was working for clients such as V, French Vogue, Benetton, MAC and Yves St. Lauren. She is the European face of YSL Complexion Makeup. This is Damaris' first Swimsuit appearance. ariel-meredith-si-swimsuit-2009 Ariel Meredith, 24, was discovered at age 14, but did not pursue modeling full time until she had completed her education. A Shreveport, LA., native, Ariel is currently featured in a Dolce and Gabana campaign, has posed for V Magazine, French Magazine, H&M and Gap. This is Ariel's first appearance in the Swimsuit Issue. jarah-mariano-si-swimsuit-2009 Jarah Mariano, 25, was born in Kauai, Hawaii, and raised in Mission Viejo, Calif. At age 15, she was stopped by a scout in Santa Monica and hasn't stopped modeling. After high school, Jarah moved to NYC where she attended Pace University, earning her degree while modeling for Victoria's Secret, MAC, Armani Exchange, Sephora, Roxy Quiksilver, Rock and Republic and Abercrombie & Fitch. Jarah is making her second Swimsuit appearance.
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Serena Williams Wins 4th Australian Open And 10th Grand Slam

Tennis champion Serena Williams beat Russian player Dinara Safina on Saturday with a 6-0 6-3 victory to win the Australian Open crown and earn $2million, topping the list of prize-winning women in sports. Serena payed hommage to tennis legend Billie Jean King, a lifelong advocate against sexism who paved the way for women to compete and earn prizemoney equivalent of male counterparts. "You look at people like Billie Jean King....you really appreciate the people, the pioneers, the work they've done to get me in a position to have an opportunity to be called even the highest-earning female tennis player, " Williams said. This is Serena Williams fourth Australian Open title and her tenth Grand Slam.
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Color on the Cover: LeBron James Goes High Fashion for February GQ Cover

Looking dashing in a gray suit matched with a pink shirt, NBA superstar LeBron James appears on the latest cover of GQ. "It shows that I'm fashionable," James says of his February 2009 cover. "I never thought I would be on the cover of GQ. But I've done some things I never thought I would do." It was only in April when James became the first black male to appear on the cover of Vogue in its 116-year history, with Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen.
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Lewis Hamilton To Be Immortalized As Wax Figure At Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds announced plans to honor Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton with a wax figure. Hamilton will be immortalized at the London museum in a replica of his Vodafone McLaren Mercedes race suit and his distinctive yellow race helmet. "He has undoubtedly won a place in the nation's hearts for his determination and single-mindedness and a place at Madame Tussauds for an amazing track record - and he is still only 24," Liz Edwards, PR manager for Madame Tussaud said. "His name has been on our radar for some time and we'd already made our decision to include him before his championship-winning performance because of huge demand from our guests. The wax figure will take 6 months to complete and is expected to cost around $250,000.
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