David Beckham along with Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber and Miami Mayor Gimenez announced today that he has exercised his option for an MLS expansion team and has chosen Miami the city to host his new club. Beckham’s XIX Entertainment management agency, which includes business partner and long-time friend Simon Fuller, will partner up with MLS and local officials to finalize a deal for a world-class soccer stadium.
“From the beginning of my career in England to today in Miami, my journey has always been driven by my incredible passion for the game,” said Beckham. “Miami is a vibrant, diverse community that thrives of the same type of energy that fuels the international appeal of soccer, and I look forward to a dedicated, long-term partnership with this dynamic city and Major League Soccer. My experience with the Galaxy is what convoked me that I wanted to one day own an MLS team and it is thrilling to now see that dream coming true.”
Beckham and his representatives plan to build a stadium for the new team and continue to have productive conversations with Mayor Gimenez and the Miami-Dade County Commission regarding a world-class stadium for the community of Miami. Beckham has pledged that he will not seek County or City funds for the contraction of the stadium.
Beckham and Fuller will finalize the remainder of the ownership group over the next several months. “I can remember so well my discussions with David back in 2007,” said Fuller. “The vision was for David to play in America and to help the sport that he loves to grow in popularity. It was central to our plans that one day David would own his own team. Here we are, February 2014 in Miami, the dream is now a reality and the commitment to grow the sport that he loves continues.”
It was a beautiful weekend to be on the beach in Miami and the beauties came out to enjoy it. Among the gorgeous women on the beach today were Olga Kent, Julia Periera, Cristy Rice and Claudia Romani. The three ladies, who soaked up the sun with friends and family, each sported their own individual look with today’s most fashionable swimwear, from Claudia’s simple white bikini, to Olga’s tiny giraffe print swimwear.
Among the celebrities at the premiere of “Saving Mr Banks” at Walt Disney Studios last night were Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Emma Thompson, Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti, BJ Novak and Jason Schwartzman as well as some of the stars of the original “Mary Poppins” film including Julie Andrews, who played the title role.
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Just weeks ago it was reported that the Jonas Brothers – Nick, 21, Joe, 24, and Kevin, 25 – had cancelled their upcoming tour due to a “deep rift within the band.” New reports say that the band has now broken up, calling it quits after eight years of performing together. The reports say that Kevin, who will celebrate his 26th birthday next week, confirmed the split, saying “It’s over for now.” Joe added that “It was a unanimous decision,” and Nick said, “It’s really hard to say ‘forever.’ We’re closing a chapter, for sure.” The band’s fifth studio album, V, which Joe said is their “best one yet” has yet to be released and their Twitter page is still offline while they, according to a tweet from Joe Jonas, get “their s**t together.” Initial reports said that the rift starting it all may have been allegations that Joe Jonas has a drug addiction, which came about after he was spotted out with Cast Recovery rehab CEO Mike Bayar. There was also reportedly trouble during a business meeting in early October that led to Nick revealing serious concerns about the band’s future. He said, he was “feeling kind of trapped,” and that he “needed to share my heart with my brothers.”
UK girl group Little Mix took the stage in LA last night, headlining Teen Vogue’s Second Annual Back-To-School Kick-Off at The Grove.
It’s reported that entertainment mogul Simon Cowell is expecting a baby with married NYC socialite Lauren Silverman who is reported to be 10 weeks pregnant. According to reports, 53 year old Cowell and 36 year old Silverman began their romance a year ago after Lauren ended her relationship with her estranged husband, real estate mogul Andrew Silverman. Lauren and Andrew had been long friends with Cowell and had even enjoyed holidays together in the past few years.
“Lauren loves Simon, she says that she wants to marry him. And with the baby, she’s going the right way about it! But I think this could be really good for Simon,” said a friend of Lauren. According to friends, Simon and Lauren have been seeing each other for at least a year and have even been spotted viewing houses together in L.A. earlier in the year.
In these images you can see Simon and Lauren in Barbados where they vacationed in December of 2011. In a 2009 interview Cowell stated in reference to having children, “God, no. I couldn’t have children. If I had them here drawing on the walls I’d go nuts. With kids, you’ve got a routine you can’t escaper from. You’ve got to be up at a certain time. Got to listen. When all you want to do is sit in a corner thinking.” By contrast in an April interview, Cowell stated, “I do like kids. I’m just not sure I’d be any good for the first six months. I don’t think I’d adopt because I’d rather have my own. I’ve have to say I’d like a little girl.”
These are images of Leyla Ghobadi, the Canadian model who claims to have had a fling with rapper Kanye West while cheating on his pregnant girlfriend Kim Kardashian. The 24 year old brunette, who bears a resemblance to Kim, is dressed as a bumblebee whilst working for beezid.com alleges the fling started in July of 2012 and continued after Kim announced her pregnancy.
Ghobadi claims that Kanye dismissed his relationship with the reality star as just ‘for publicity and nothing serious.’ According to reports Kanye allegedly set his sights on the curvy model when he saw her dancing in the crowd at his show in Atlantic City last July.
After inviting her for cocktails Kanye asked her to come back to his hotel room which she declined. Kanye then invited Leyla and friends to attend his concert the next night. After the show, Leyla agreed to accompany Kanye to his hotel room, she has said, “We began to make out for a while – and next thing I knew, we were both naked and having sex.”
The two allegedly met up again in NYC last October while Kim, who had not yet announced her pregnancy, was in Miami. Leyla alleges that Kanye also contacted her last weekend to see if they could meet up but knowing about Kim’s pregnancy she stated, “I would never do that to someone.”
Kim and Kanye’s representatives have denied the reports, Kanye’s rep added: “This most recent attack on Kanye West and his family is totally without merit. It’s a blatant attempt by a misguided individual who is clearly seeking publicity, and another in a series of malicious stories drummed up by non-credible “news” sources.” Kim is currently waiting the arrival of her daughter with Kanye.
Photos courtesy of 5wpr.com.
“Safe Haven” star Julianne Hough spends some down time at the pool with friends while showing off her amazing figure in a multi-colored bikini top with orange bikini bottoms.
The 24 year old actress wore a tan hat with dark sunglasses to shade her from the sun as she was seen taking a dip in the pool and sunbathing while sipping on a drink.
Looking beautiful as usual, singer Nicole Scherzinger was seen leaving a photo studio in East London.
34 year old Nicole wore a classic outfit which consisted of a peach top with a white skirt under a black coat and accessorized with black high heels and sunglasses.
Nicole was seen getting into her awaiting vehicle where she was seen smiling and waving as photographers snapped her picture.
Looking quite classy, Nicole wore an off white pant suit with patterned high heels and her lovely red hair pinned up while her Country singing husband wore a simple black suit white a white shirt.
The ever beautiful Dita Von Teese held her US launch of her newest fragrance “Rouge”, at Apothia by Ron Robinson at Fred Segal Melrose today. The event featured her complete range of products from the Dita Von Teese fragrance line including Rouge, which is the 2nd Dita Von Teese Fragrance.
Dita wore a beautiful figure hugging black dress to promote her new scent which is described as “the scent of sensual seduction by Dita Von Teese: erotic, elegant and irresistibly seductive”.
That sounds about right to us as Mavrix went to see her burlesque show at the Roxy last year, so we would know!
The three handsome men took time to greet fans, sign autographs and even pose for photos with them.
‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills‘ reality star Adrienne Maloof and estranged husband Paul Nassif have listed their French chateau in the gated community of Beverly Park at an asking price of $26 million dollars.
Built in 2000 and designed by Richard Landry, the 20,000 square foot gorgeous manse boasts 8 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and sits on 2 acres of property which includes a guesthouse, swimming pool, pool house and tennis court. Inside features include a two-story entry with a sweeping staircase, a formal dining room which accommodates 14 guests, a paneled library, home theater, wine cellar and a gym.
51 year old Maloof, has appeared on “Real Housewives” reality show since 2010. Reports indicate that Nassif has filed for divorce from Maloof this past August.
Photos courtesy of Realtor.com.
Jennifer Lopez leaves Miami after a 3 day stay to complete her joint US tour with Enrique Eglesias.
Dressed in a beige silk suit and carrying her daughter Emme, JLo made her way to the airport with boyfriend Casper Smart where she boarded a private jet.
Jennifer was also carrying a Guccia USA CG Flag Collection Boston handbag which costs $895.00 of which Gucci donates 25% to UNICEF in support of “Schools for Africa” and “Schools for Asia” education initiatives from July 25 through December 31.
Robert Pattinson makes his first public appearances in NY following news of his split with Kristen Stewart. Swamped by a fans and bodyguards, Robert made his way down the line of the red carpet at the premiere for his new movie Cosmopolis.
Earlier on, Pattinson made an appearance on the The Daily Show where host Jon Stewart gently questioned how he was doing, before bringing out two tubs of ice-cream for a male bonding session about messy breakups. While Rob didn’t really make any comments about Kristen, he couldn’t hide a laugh and a smile when Jon made a gag.
Rob did however say he was hoping that Cosmopolis would have a bigger opening weekend that Dark Knight, but admitted it would be hard seeing as it’s only opening in 6 theaters! Jon helpfully suggested that Twilight fans looking to support Robert could buy several tickets and sit on each other’s laps to boost the numbers.
Having only seen the trailer for Cosmopolis, I think Robert it right in the the movie is hard to describe. It’s one of those things you have to see for yourself.
So…. who’s planning on turning out to support Robert’s movie?
If you’re a fan of the gangster lifestyle, then this gangster’s paradise once belonging to Al Capone is perfect for you. The historical mansion located on exclusive Palm Island with iconic glamour has been listed at an asking price of $9.9 million dollars. The 30,000 square foot property which was built in 1922 by Clarence Busch of the Anheuser-Busch dynasty boasts 7 bedrooms and 5 full bathrooms along with 2 powder rooms. Notorious gangster Al Capone purchased the residence in 1928 which consists of a main house, two story guest house, 30×60 pool, 100ft of water frontage and a gorgeous two story cabana house where he hosted many parties. Vintage and historical architectural features can be seen throughout the home. Other amenities include, gate guarded community, private dock, community tennis courts and bay views.
Photos courtesy of Realtor.com.