Before going toe-to-toe with Marseille player Jordan Ayew, Golden Balls made sure the hair was in its usual immaculate condition.
A gadget-packed Aston Martin that was used to promote the James Bond films 'Goldfinger' and 'Thunderball' is being sold by a U.K. car dealership, priced at $4.6m.
Delivering £11m between them, top titles The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Life of Pi both posted sensational holds, helping UK box office overall to achieve its fifth biggest weekend haul of 2012.
In a quiet US box office week, where the loudest noise was that of approaching hobbits, Skyfall reclaimed the No 1 spot for the first time since it debuted four weeks ago.
After the storm comes the lull. The weekend after the record-setting Thanksgiving was a quiet one, as has been the case with previous post-turkey results.
Or shall we say, "Oh, silly screenwriter."
I'm going to speak freely here, so if you haven't seen it, don't read this. Unless you want to know what happens at the end, of course. Or you want to know more about the island.