omg Shane is not a little kid anymore.
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But David Beckham put his disappointment behind him to show his support for another Great Briton - Scottish tennis player Andy Murray.
He may not have achieved his dream of being part of the first England football team since 1966 to lift the World Cup.
Beckham had brought eldest son Brooklyn, 11, along hoping to see history in the making.
American party girl Paris Hilton was arrested for possession of marijuana at a World Cup match Friday, but a South African judge tossed out the charges against her.
Hilton and her friend, former Playboy Playmate Jennifer Rovero, were arrested for carrying a joint at the Brazil-Netherlands quarter-final match in the southern city of Port Elizabeth.
They appeared in one of South Africa's special World Cup courts at 12:20 am Saturday (2220 GMT Friday), about six hours after the match, where Hilton was named "Accused No. 1" in the case.
"The charges against you, Accused No. 1, are dropped," magistrate Xolile Dlulisa said.
"Thank you, your honour," Hilton replied and left the court, after the three-minute hearing.
She arrived at the courthouse about 30 minutes earlier and appeared relaxed, smiling at court officials with her blonde hair pulled into two ponytails.
While she waited for the hearing, people with FIFA badges were seen bringing her seven pizzas, 12 cold drinks and six waters in an antechamber.
Her friend 31-year-old Rovero was found guilty of possession of marijuana and ordered to either spend 30 days in jail or pay a 1,000 rand (128 dollar, 100 euro) fine. She paid the fine.
Their lawyer Terry Price told AFP that the charges were dropped against Hilton, 29, because Rovero was actually holding the joint when they were arrested.
Her website says she was a Playboy Playmate of the month for July 1999, but is now producing photo shoots. She was described in court as a freelance photographer.
The judge, who was sweating and wiping his head during the hearing, seemed almost apologetic in handing down his verdict.
"It's very difficult for a human being to decide the fate of another human being. There's no magic formula," he said.
"It's unfortunate that while you're a visitor to this country you find yourself on the wrong side of the law."
South Africa set up the World Cup courts to quickly handle crimes dealing with foreigners during the tournament. The operate in normal courtrooms but keep staff working late into the night.source
There’s a bit of buzz building over “plus-size” model Crystal Renn’s latest photographs for non-profit Fashion for Passion. HuffPo said she looked “shockingly svelte” and The Frisky headlined their post about the photos, “Crystal Renn, Full-Figured No More?”
It’s true, in this Nicholas Routzen-shot campaign, Renn does appear to look thinner. So we called up her agent at Ford to get the scoop. Has Renn, an outspoken critic of the modeling industry’s size-0 standard, dropped weight?
“She is still a 39-40 hip (she fluctuates like any woman), and a solid size 10,” says Gary Dakin, Renn’s agent. He’s sure because she was measured for a fitting just a few days ago following a shoot for French Vogue. “She has no urge [to lose weight].”
Dakin implied that Renn may be more toned because she’s gotten into hiking after a recent trip to
“She’s an amazing model,” says Dakin. “She can make herself look bigger or smaller depending on what the client wants.”
At the crux of this thing is the media’s love for a good “size story” (not that we’re exempt, of course).
Why do we care? Why can’t Crysal Renn just be a gorgeous model instead of a plus-size model, or a plus-size model who is (gasp) too thin and maybe not plus-size anymore?
Renn has a loud voice in the industry, and hopefully she’ll continue to use it to shake off the labels attached to her and other models who aren’t sample size. But until then, we buzz.