The Sporting A-List

Most celebrities have some sort of talent bestowed on them, whether that be their ability to act, play music, sing, cook or dance, the majority are ridiculously talented, which makes it all the more annoying when you find out that they are ridiculously good at sports. Below are some of the most sportingly gifted A-Listers.

Lars Ulrich – Tennis

The Metallica drummer is like marmite. He is revered in the Heavy Metal world but he fell fowl with a lot of people over his disparaging remarks over Napster. Before becoming one of the most widely respected drummers in rock circles, Ulrich was a dab hand at tennis. His father, Torben Ulrich, was actually a professional tennis player, reaching the fourth round of Wimbledon, the French Open and the US Open. Lars was reportedly a top ranking tennis player during his youth in Denmark and if it wasn’t for a set of Deep Purple tickets given to him in 1973 he may have continued with the game instead of being hooked on rock. You never know, Ulrich could have once been a Wimbledon favourite and we may never have been treated to Enter Sandman.

George Clooney – Baseball

Not even bookmakers Betfair could have predicted that Clooney would get down on one knee and propose to Amal Alamuddin. However, before being known as the world’s most eligible bachelor, Clooney could have been a baseball player. The two time Academy Award winner had a trail with professional baseball side Cincinnati Reds, back in 1977. Luckily for us he didn’t make it, could you imagine a Clooney free world?

Gordon Ramsay – Football

The hot-heated chef is well known for his expletive filled verbal tirades so it isn’t too hard to imagine him as a hulking defender back in his prime. The award winning chef joined Glasgow club Rangers back in 1984, but a troublesome knee put an end to any budding football career with his boyhood club. Ramsay said of the experience “without the upset at Ibrox [Rangers’ stadium], I would not be the chef I am today.” So we thank the people at Rangers who discarded Ramsay and made him one of the biggest chefs and TV personas in the world today.

Master P – Basketball

Rapper and founder of No Limits records, Master P came as close as anyone to playing professionally, heck he had two pro contracts back in the day. The hugely successful rapper was a member of the Charlotte Hornets in the 1998-99 season and was with the Toronto Raptors in the 1999 pre-season. Although his dream to play pro ball was squashed he has certainly done alright for himself since, some sources value his net worth at $350million. In contrast, the Hornets and the Raptors have gone on to win nothing in the NBA and if Betfair are to be believed it looks like they won’t be winning anything for some time.

  
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On Friday, Colgate Optic White, Sexy Hair and Lifeway Frozen Kefir came together at LA’s Privé Salon to pamper and primp stars in preparation for Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards. You’ll see in the gallery above Gossip Girl’s Jessica Szohr as she clearly enjoyed the experience at the Golden Globes beauty bar. Other guests included KeKe Palmer and Catt Sadler as you can see in the gallery above.

  

Olivia Wilde get IMDb Award in Toronto

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TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 09: Col Needham, CEO of the Internet Movie Database (L) and director/writer Paul Haggis (R) join actress Olivia Wilde (C) as she receives IMDb's First-Ever "STARmeter Award" during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for IMDB)

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The beautiful Olivia Wilde was presented with an interesting award at the Toronto International Film Festival and we have some great photos from the red carpet. IMDb presented her with their first-ever “STARmeter Award,” which is a fan-favorite award that recognizes stars who are perennial favorites on IMDb’s STARmeter chart. This is determined by the actual search behavior of IMDb’s more than 160 million monthly users worldwide. So she’s talented and hot, and of course she’s searched a lot. IMDb CEO and Founder Col Needham introduced the award and writer/director Paul Haggis. Olivia is wearing an elegant dress as she shows off her amazing legs and pretty feet in high heels.

  

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To build buzz for the new season, AMC recently “zombified” some famous celebrities in some gory and cool photos. If you look at the horror sites online, all you see is stuff from “The Walking Dead” so it’s safe to say there will be plenty of attention.

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