Happy birthday to our King Pepe Reina
“We love each other. We are like brothers. We dress alike. It’s kind of freaky. But we do have a great rapport. The thing is I realize this: I could be doing this with anyone else… Paul is such a phenomenally talented committed actor, and he’s my good friend, and we could be doing this with anybody else and we got lucky. We worked really hard to get these roles and we’re going to continue to work even harder to keep them.”
The coupling of German footballers Lukas Podolski and Bastian Schweinstiger. The two are close friends and work together well on the pitch.
“Schweinski is love.
— Urban Dictionary’s definition of Schweinski (via ameesism
The next morning, I was pacing about in the corridor getting myself nervous about what lay ahead. I found myself outside Gary’s room and I could hear talking. He couldn’t be on the phone: there wasn’t one in the room. The stone walls of the castle meant he’d be lucky to get decent reception on his mobile. I couldn’t help wondering what he was up to. I opened the door as quietly as I could. Gary was standing there in front of the mirror, holding a can of deodorant in front of his face like a microphone, practising his speech. I knew how he was feeling, of course, after the time I’d had the night before. But I burst out laughing anyway. Gary did too. It was going to be a big day all round. I realised how seriously he was taking it when the manicurist arrived. And I was honoured: Gaz had waited for my wedding day to get his nails done for the first time in his life. And then, to Gary: without me knowing, my best man had asked Victoria to lend him one of her sarongs. By the time we got to his speech, everybody had had enough wine to be right in the mood. I didn’t have a clue what he was going to say. Or do. It was a good start, anyway, him standing up wearing this sarong. Gary was really funny, although maybe the funniest thing of all was by accident. Every time he cracked a joke, he forgot to take the microphone away from in front of his mouth. What happened to all that practice with the can of deodorant? It meant you could hear Gary giggling away to himself at his own jokes. He was as nervous as I’d been, but Gary was great. The whole day was.
— David Beckham talking about Gary Neville’s role as his best man at his wedding to Victora (via fywags