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January 29, 2007

Prince Charming

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Both the Sister of the Flea and I arrived at the same conclusion at approximately the same time: Buy Toronto FC season tickets. The problem? They are a bit pricier than either of us had anticipated. This thanks in some small part to the one man marketing extravaganza that is David Beckham. His British Invasion is not limited to North America's would-be soccer fans, however, but has struck at the heart of pop culture on this side of the Atlantic. No word on what Disney is paying him for the honour of playing Prince Charming.

The photo, shot at a lake near Madrid by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, will appear in magazines such as Vanity Fair and Vogue in March. The 31-year-old Real Madrid midfielder signed a recent five-year deal with the Los Angeles Galaxy of the MLS and will join the club this summer. His wife, former Spice Girl Victoria, has been spotted house-hunting in Southern California.

Other photos for the Disney campaign feature singer-actress Beyonce Knowles as Alice in Wonderland and actress Scarlett Johansson as Cinderella.

Here is the obligatory link for Flea-readers with an animated interest in Beyonce and Scarlett. You can thank me later.

The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty Update: Agent Bedhead has better pictures!

Posted by Ghost of a flea at January 29, 2007 07:33 AM

Comments

Wouldn't it also be nice if he was still a reasonably good fitba player.

Posted by: Alan McLeod [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 29, 2007 10:24 AM

I expect he will manage in Los Angeles. Besides, he has lost nothing on penalties even if he is not the striker he was in his younger days.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 29, 2007 10:55 AM

I've been informed in my comments that we're all wrong about Prince Becks' character.

He's actually playing Prince Phillip, and since I read this crap to my daughter, I shoulda known that!

Posted by: agent bedhead [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 29, 2007 02:12 PM

Your comment section is, as per usual, on drugs!

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 29, 2007 02:20 PM

Good point. MLS, for now, is still sort of like a B division of the Scottish League. He may well set the place on fire. Interestingly, they do appear to have a team sponsored by Chivas.

Posted by: Alan McLeod [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 29, 2007 03:58 PM

Ahem. You often appear in my comment section.

Posted by: agent bedhead [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 29, 2007 04:05 PM

Clearly I need better medication!

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 29, 2007 04:16 PM

He looks far more like Alexander the Great, and by that I mean in all ways to me. Could the shot be any more camp?

Posted by: Andrew Ian Dodge [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 30, 2007 05:25 AM