Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Idle Chit Chat

by Savannah

Fangirl Fantasy Real?

Shoaib Malik, the man Indian tennis star Sania Mirza is set to marry on April 15 is embroiled in a mess created by a woman sending him pictures she said were of her via email and a phone call in which he is said to have married her.
Ayesha Siddiqui and a man alleged to be Shoaib Malik

Shoaib says the pictures the woman sent him turned out not to be her. I'm shocked and appalled that something like this could happen in today's world. Not. What I am shocked about is the marriage by telephone. I mean can you imagine Derek Jeter or any other star athlete marrying a woman he only knew through pictures sent via email? I understand that both Hindu's and Muslims in India engage in arranged marriages and that things like this may be the norm but I emphasize again that Malik is a star athlete in Pakistan. Wouldn't his "People" make sure things were on the up and up before that fateful telephone call? Maybe I'm looking at this through Western eyes but come on guys.
(I guess I'll have to take down those pics of Halle Berry I use as my picture on those dating sites huh? JUST KIDDING!!!)
Shoaib and Sania in Hyderabad

For a woman who constantly proclaims she values her privacy she jumped right into this with both feet. Maybe an agreement ($$$) will be worked out and the wedding will be able to take place as planned.

LTA Woes
British tennis may seem to be in chaos right now but some of it's top players are, well, playa's.

Dan Evans, world No. 365, the third best tennis player in the UK behind Andy Murray and Alex Bogdanovic and member of the Great Britain Davis Cup team is to be questioned by police in connection with an alleged sexual assault.

The appeal said a woman left a nightclub XL in Bath, Somerset in early hours on March 19th with a friend and they began talking with two men before one pushed her on to a discarded mattress and sexually assaulted her.

A mattress? In the street? There is no truth to the rumor that back alleys and pending trash pickups are being searched by LTA officials in an attempt to find the item that motivates it's playa's, er, players, to be more aggressive on court.

The Wild and Wacky World of Advertising

Yep, this is a picture of a watch. Rafael Nadal will be wearing it on court. It's valued at $525,000 dollars. That's right. Half a mil. Better check your change draw guys.

The RM 027 Tourbillon weighs less than 20 grams, including the strap, making it one of the lightest watches ever produced using haute horology techniques.

Nadal was involved in the design and testing of the watch, putting it through its paces in the harshest of environments – the professional tennis arena.

Richard Mille has been exploring the concept of weight reduction in haute horology from the very conception of the brand. The watch maker has been experimenting with materials that combine lightness, strength and durability with the beauty and engineering intrinsic to luxury watches.

The movement base plate of the RM 027 Tourbillon is made from titanium and LITAL alloy, a high lithium content alloy containing aluminium, copper, magnesium and zirconium, possessing a density of 2.55. The addition of lithium, one of the lightest elements, to the alloy mixture, provides strength without adding unnecessary weight.

The result is one of the world's lightest mechanical tourbillon wristwatches with a movement weight of just 3.83 grams.

Description is from Professional Jeweler
Does this mean that those never ending Rolex commercials will stop?

Do you want to smell like Andy Roddick? Think doing so will net you a model wife? Well now you can. Roddick is the image of Lacoste's new "Challenge" fragrance.

“I’m thrilled that Lacoste invited me to be the face of its men’s fragrance, Challenge,” Andy said. “This fresh, and dynamic fragrance represents well the image of Lacoste as a chic, sporty and elegant brand.”

Christophe Chenut, CEO of Lacoste added, “We’re delighted to be working with Andy as the face of Lacoste Challenge as he is the natural embodiment of the brand’s youthful, modern image.”

Challenge mixes the scents lavender and citrus and was previously represented by actor Hayden Christiansen. You can purchase the cologne in most department stores and the price range is $40-$60.

So get to steppin' guys. With Rafa's watch and Andy's fragrance you'll be beating them off with a stick.

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