Stars Catch Soccer Fever as World Cup Begins
The World Cup kicked off yesterday in South Africa, and celebrities are just as tuned in to the zeitgeist of "the beautiful game" as the rest of the world.
"The Energy out here is STAGGERING!!!!!" Alicia Keys tweeted from South Africa. "Unbelievable unbelievable unbelievable!! I have a true connection w South Africa!! thank u 4 ur love!
"I am a soccer fan, but the US-England is going to be incredible," Michael Douglas told the AP, referencing today's much-discussed match.
"I am born in America and I'm proud of it," will.i.am tweeted. "But if I had to represent a nation in the world cup it would be Brazil." The rapper also posted a TwitPic of himself and John Legend, who he said was "going crazy."
R. Kelly helped open the ceremonies, performing 'Sign of Victory' in a Johannesburg stadium:
England's Helen Mirren and her husband, American film director Taylor Hackford, joked with an AP reporter about the marital strife they might face during today's England vs. USA match. "I'm a major football fan and I hope we beat the U.K.," Hackford said. "I love Liverpool. That's my major team, you see. But I still have to root for my own country, don't I?
Shakira shared a photo on Twitter, showing her and Alicia Keys during the first match of the World Cup:
Weezer paid tribute to the World Cup with their futbol-fanatical video for 'Represent':
And of course, Shakira's video anthem of the World Cup, 'Waka Waka (This Time for Africa),' is still on fire:
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