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They were the only two participants at EA Sports’ “Madden NFL ’13” flag football game Friday in
Former Detroit Lion great Barry Sanders, on the other hand, received a warm reception, as did fellow NFL Hall of Famers Jerry Rice, Deion Sanders and Marcus Allen. Also participating in the game, which airs August 26 on
There always seems to be one celebrity or athlete during these sort of competitions who tries way too hard. Asked to name names before the game, Jonas, who has played in several of these types of games, chose himself.
"That would be me," Jonas said. "I'm pretty intense when it comes to this stuff. This is my opportunity to live out my dreams and be a professional athlete."
Crews, known for his roles in "The Expendables" and "White Chicks," is a former NFL player, but he doesn't try to relive his glory days during exhibitions. He does, however, know people who do.
"Most of the time it's the athletes," Crews said. "They're diving on the ground, smacking people on the shoulder. It's like 'Hey man, there are no scouts here. This is an exhibition.'"
Ne-Yo admitted he gave it his all during the Celebrity Game at
"I was trying and failing," Ne-Yo said. "…In this (football) game, I think most people are out here to have fun. But there's always that one person. I don't know who that is yet, but we'll identify him very quickly and try to get him out of the game because we don't want anybody to get hurt. I have a whole nother career to think about. Everybody knows you tackle me, you get sued."
On the record: "Trick is to look really old when u are young..." – Actor Jeremy Piven's response, via Twitter, when asked "Do you just not age? I don't get it."
“This point in my life has been the most fun, sexual extravaganza. … I feel 100 billion times more sexual, and that comes in this pictorial.” – Jenny McCarthy, who is currently dating the
About this week:
Help wanted: Most people probably can’t name the last two winners of “American Idol,” but the show is still going strong and has already begun auditionins for season 12. If you want to to try out, auditions take place July 12 at the
Big ups: It was nice to see one of my favorite bars get a little extra exposure recently. The Fifty/50 in Ukrainian Village was featured on
Homecoming: Jeremy Piven stopped by Sunda, as usual, while in town Saturday for his Piven Theatre Workshop gala, which raised $125,000. The Evanston native hosted the gala's after party at The Underground and was joined by actors Sanaa Lathan,
Sightings: Ne-Yo and retired WWE Superstar Shawn Michaels each threw out the first pitch before Friday’s