David Beckham posts a pile of pants to President Obama

May 24, 2012

Red top tales: Becks sends gift after being butt of Obama's joke, fake penis makes Chloe Sevigny cry

DAVID BECKHAM is not getting his knickers in a twist over taunts made by Barack Obama at the White House last week. After Obama poked fun at him in front of the whole LA Galaxy football team, the footballer has pledged to send a boxful of his H&M underwear to the US president. According to the Daily Mail, Obama joked that it was "a rare man who can be that tough on the field and also have his own line of underwear" and observed that half of 37-year-old Beckham's teammates could be his kids. "We're getting old," he told Becks, "although you're holding up better than me."
Actress Chloe Sevigny says she cried every day that she had to wear a fake penis for her latest role as a transgender assassin in new drama Hit & Miss. Sevigny reveals that she "felt like a freak" when she was fitted with the prosthetic organ and fears the role will make her unattractive to men, according to The Sun. She says: "I cried every day when they put it on. I felt very exposed… having people so close to your personal parts anyway, who you're not sleeping with, for an hour and a half each day."
A church in Worcestershire was left "all shook up" after its vicar quit to become a full-time Elvis Presley impersonator, says the Daily Mirror. After God apparently told Andy Kelso to spread the word of The King of Rock 'n' Roll, he swapped his dog collar for a jumpsuit and now performs in pubs, clubs and churches. The 64-year-old father-of-five explains: "One day I was out walking the dogs in between church services and I felt God say to me very strongly, 'Take Elvis to the Church!'" He quit Christ Church in Matchborough last year and is now known as Elvis Priestley.

The University of Texas had to send out an apology after making an embarrassing typo in a graduation ceremony programme. According to NBC, guests at the event were handed a booklet that read: 'Lyndon B. Johnson School of Pubic Affairs'. "Obviously, we are mortified. It's beyond embarrassing," said Susan Binford, the school's assistant dean for communications. The school also apologised on Twitter for the "eggregious typo" – although they managed to spell egregious wrong – and said that amended programmes would be sent to graduates.
The sneezing monkey, the blue tarantula and the SpongeBob Squarepants mushroom have made it into a list of the top ten new species with bizarre traits as chosen by scientists. The list, which was chosen from 200 animals and plants described for the first time last year, also included an orchid that only blooms at night and a giant millipede, reports the Metro. The 'sneezing monkey', which has a snub-nose and sneezes when it rains, was found in the high mountains of Burma, while the mushroom was officially named Spongiforma squarepantsii after the cartoon character because of its sponge-like appearance.

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