Mega-Kings’ fan and sometimes country music star Taylor Swift was spotted at Staples with Glee actor Chord Overstreet. I don’t want to judge Miss Swift, but she might want to change up her first-date blueprint. (Two years ago, she was spotted with werewolf Taylor Lautner.) Give her credit, though. At least she’s not like fair-weather star fans like, say, Cuba Gooding. Jr.
Super Bowl champions Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews (also a USC alum) took in the game.
Former Kings coach Bob Berry was honored by the Kings prior to the game. Berry was the coach who happened to combine the three elements of the strongest force in the hockey universe, the Triple Crown Line. Behind Berry is the eventual first star of the game, Wayne Simmonds.
Kings’ broadcaster Bob Miller and Kings Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille posed for pictures with Berry and his family.
International heartthrob and L.A. Galaxy David Beckham was spotted at Staples Center with his hot spouse, Victoria (a.k.a. Posh Spice) were spotted sitting on the glass Friday night to watch the Kings take on the Canucks. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Posh sit this close to the ice. Apparently she had heard about the last time her hubby and kids sat this close.
Posh squeals in delight as Drew Doughty hipchecks some poor Vancouver player into the board. Either that is outright fear in Posh’s eyes, or I think we might have a Puck Bunny in the making.
Oh yeah, Mommy Posh is making googly eyes at reigning league NVP and Canucks’ captain Henrik Sedin as her husband is way too into the game. Better watch out, Becks… Posh might want to trade soccer cleats for ice skates…
From the Didju Know Department: The Beckhams’ kids names are Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz. Posh has said decided on the name Brooklyn, because that was the city he was conceived in. Also, Manhatten was too much of a mouthful to say.
Bristol Palin, the daughter of former Vice-Presidential candidate and admitted hockey mom, Sarah Palin, was spotted at Staples with her Dancing with the Stars partner Mark Ballas.
From the Didju Know Department? Much like Victoria Beckham, Sarah admitted she named her daughter on an actual place. Or and a hotel. Sarah used to work at the Bristol Inn, and she liked the name. Not only that, but her daughter is also named after Bristol, Connecticut, because Sarah wanted to be a sportscaster on ESPN.
Vince Vaughn loves himself some hockey, as we’ve pointed out before. I have a hint for you two Wahoos sitting in front on Mr. Vaughn. No matter how cool you think you look wearing those toques, Vince Vaughn will make you head bleed if you call him Double Down. Just sayin’…
So, I was debating on which movie to watch this weekend. The Expendables was the far-and-away choice until I found out Piranha 3-D was opening this weekend. Now, I’m debating about making it a double feature.
In the movie notes: the movie is broken down rather simply.
“It’s got naked girls, crazy fish, great actors, a fun story line, and 3-D.”
Think the order of how it’s listed gives up anything?
Look, I’m not the classiest of movie-goers, I’ll admit. I did, in fact, go see Mortal Kombat in the theaters on Thanksgiving Day. My copy of Deep Blue Sea is in heavy rotation on my DVD player. And I’m still hoping and praying for Cloverfield 2.
Piranha 3D will probably be the second of the only three movies that I’ll watch in 3D. The first one was Avatar, naturally. The second will be this bloodlust flick with prehistoric omnivorous panfish. “What’s the third?” Yup, you guessed it, Jackass 3D. (I told you I’m not discerning.)
By it’s very definition, Piranha 3D is a summer movie. And all of the actors who have taken part in it get that. They even cut together a tongue-in-cheek video for Oscar voters for Consideration for Best Picture.
True, it’s a remake of the 1978 movie Piranha, which was trying to capitalize on the original summer blockbuster, 1975’s Jaws. Sure, it’s cheesy. But imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. Check out the evolution of the movie poster.
The cast is impressive. Elizabeth Shue? Yes, please. Ving Rhames? Absolutely. Jerry O’Connell? Well… Christopher Lloyd? Great Scott! Playboy covergirl Kelly Brock? Oh God yes. (Link sorta NSFW!) Eli Roth? Sure. And Richard Dreyfuss reprising his role at Matt Hooper from the Jaws?!? Are you kidding me? Add to that the report that they used 80,000 gallons of blood, and now we’re getting somewhere.
But then I stumbled across an actual L.A. Kings connection: Steven R. McQueen, stepson of Luc Robitaille and star of the CW’s Vampire Dairies, plays Elizabeth Shue’s son, Jake Forester.
“But why doesn’t he have Luc’s last name?” you might ask. Well, Luc had said in a previous interview that Steven was debating on using Robitaille as his screen name, but Luc told him hewasn’t sure that would as many doors in Hollywood as McQueen. Yes, Steven is the grandson of Hollywood icon Steve McQueen. Luc said having a name like that is like being royalty. (I’m paraphrasing here.)
But then Steven did something really cool. He added the initial R, which stands for Robitaille. A touching tribute to his Hockey Hall of Fame dad. I know both Luc and Stacia Robitaille are really proud of both of their sons. (Brother Jessarae is quite the singer.)
That clinches it. I’m going Sunday… Here’s a look at an interview with McQueen, discussing his current work with those fierce, famished fish.
Singer Taylor Swift performed at Friday night at Staples Center. And when she came out to sing a song, she was wearing an alternate Kings jersey. With her name on the back. And the No. 13 stitched on it. Much like she did for the Predators , when she unveiled their new third jersey this season during a concert. And in Phoenix. And Pittsburgh.
Now, I understand some musical performers will get a cheap pop from the audience by coming out and playing in that city’s leading sports team. (Like Shania Twain) But it was pointed out over on LGK:
“…if you think she was just playing to the crowd or pandering, she could have always taken the easy way out and wore a Lakers jersey.”
But I think this reeks of Gary Bettman. This has be a ploy by the
NHL to reach out to non-traditional fans. And nothing says hockey than a 20-year-old country western singer singing with a sparkly guitar.