In case you don't follow British gossip, there's a massive infidelity scandal going on between a sports superstar and his drop-dead gorgeous wife ... sound familiar? Soccer (err, football) superstar Ashley Cole and his pop star wife Cheryl are going through a nasty time right now after she found racy texts on Ashley's phone (again ... sound familiar?), and other reports claim he was sleeping with the woman he was texting -- and possibly many others. (cough cough Tiger Woods)

So while it's juicy and salacious, just how does this affect us in the United States? Well, it didn't really -- hey, we've got our own pants-dropping sports stars, thank you very much -- until a new man emerged in the life of Cheryl Cole: None other than 'Dancing With the Stars' blondie Derek Hough.