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Friday Briefs: Cristiano Ronaldo gets undressed; Rachel Bilson to play a lesbian; BD Wong in “Law & Order: SVU” spotlight; Venus loses to Clijsters!

Happy Friday everyone! I’m gearing up for some serious US Open watching this weekend but want to leave you with some items before I get into that tennis zone.

First, the crotch you see above is soccer stud Cristiano Ronaldo who has stripped for a sexy new Armani ad. Sorry David Beckham, but a tattoo-less Cristiano has replaced you as my favorite underwear clad soccer stud!

GIRL KISS: Remember Rachel Bilson from The OC?

Well, she will resurface in the sixth season premiere of How I Met Your Mother on Sept. 20 as a lesbian! reports that she will plays Cindy, a girl that once went on a bad date with Ted (Josh Radnor) and runs into him at a bar. After their date, she had kicked him out of her apartment and later mocked him at school.

Now she tells him why.

I got no other details but AfterEllen does share that Rachel will kiss a woman in the episode!

Tune in to watch How I Met Your Mother on CBS Monday, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. ET.

MARATHON MAN: BD Wong does not get as much screen time as series stars Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay, but he’s still long been an integral part of NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Dr. George Huang.

In an episode of the show last year, we found out that like the actor who plays him, the character of Huang is gay.

On Sunday, USA Network is running a mini-marathon of seven SVU episodes featuring Huang beginning at 4 p.m. under the title: “What would BD do?”

I love this!

Like SVU co-star Meloni,  B.D. at one time was juggling roles on the NBC legal drama and on HBO’s late, great prison drama OZ.

But he first achieved stardom on stage, winning the Tony Award for his role in the Broadway production of M. Butterfly. He is the only actor to have been honored with the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Clarence Derwent Award, and Theatre World Award for the same performance.

NOT THIS YEAR: I had predicted that Kim Clijsters would repeat as US Open champion this year but I wanted Venus Williams to prove me wrong.

These two women, both two-time winners at the US Open, played a semifinal match worthy of a final this afternoon and Clijsters edged Venus 4-6, 7-6, 6-4. Both fought so hard and it really did come down to a few points in the end. Venus got nervous in the second set tie-breaker and double-faulted several times but she kept fighting and by 4-4 in the third, it was still anybody’s match.

But Clijsters hit a good lob, Venus made a few errors and it was over.

“I just wish,” Williams said, “I could have played the bigger points a little better.”

Kim will play Wimbledon finalist Vera Zvonareva in tomorrow night’s final and be shooting for her third US Open title overall. Vera will be trying to win her first grand slam tournament.

“Obviously, this is what you try to achieve,” said  Clijsters. “I never expected I’d come back in this position. I was trying to do it. It wasn’t easy, but I stuck with it.”



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2 Remarks

  1. I thought Kim was a goner but those lobs saved her. I hope she wins her third US Open.

  2. I adore B.D. Wong! I think he has the most subtly sarcastic sense of humor out of the entire SVU cast. I was really pleasantly surprised he got his own marathon.

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