David Beckham strips down for underwear ad; L.A. deal moves ahead


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David Beckham has made the Ministry happy twice over, unveiling a new campaign for his eponymous underwear line and declining an invitation to leave Los Angeles for France.

Beckham, known for his previous intimates gig with the house of Armani, has now developed his own line of body- and underwear with retailer H&M. Ads for the goods (yeah, they’re goods) hit Tuesday, showing the athlete in top physical form.

Speaking of his day job, rumor had it that Beckham would soon pack up wife Victoria and their newly expanded brood and head to France, where an offer stood to play for club Paris Saint-Germain.


‘David Beckham is in Los Angeles and he’s going to stay there,’ the French league’s president Nasser al-Khelaifi told radio station RMC. ‘He will not come, that is clear.’

Back stateside, however, it’s not exactly clear yet that we’ll keep Becks in our own backyard: ‘Does it look more likely that is heading in that direction? Yes,’ AEG chief exec and president Tim Leiweke told the Fabulous Forum on Tuesday. ‘Are we done? No.’

AEG owns the L.A. Galaxy, for which Beckham has played on and off since 2007.

‘We’re down the road,’ Leiweke said. ‘I am confident we’ll get it done.


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Top photo: David Beckham at a press conference in Manila in December. Credit: Ted Aljibe / Agence France-Presse /Getty Images

Right photo: Really? You want us to explain what’s going on here? Credit: H&M