A Semana: Fernanda Tavares, New J. Lo, 20 Sexy Brazilians, And Alexandre Pato

Model Fernanda Tavares married hunky actor Murilo Rosa over the weekend in Goiás. FYI, Fernanda is 5 months pregnant with their child.

Matthew McConaughey's Brazilian model girlfriend Camila Alves is milking as much press as possible in the country.

J. Lo is looking sizzling hot on the cover of Vogue's Fashion Rocks supplement. Her new English single Hold It Don't Drop It already hit the web.

The cold in São Paulo did not stop the boys from taking their shirts off and partying at new club Flexx.

Ultra Naté is booked to perform at The Week Rio on the first of September.

I stopped by Hiro in New York yesterday, where I came across Mr. Lance Bass and a gay entourage surrounding him (his Brazilian beau was working the upstairs bar).

In a year of endless online polls, G Online reveals the 20 Sexiest Men in Brazil. The list includes usual suspects Reynaldo Gianecchini, Cauã Reymond, and Rodrigo Santoro.

Milan is apparently rushing to sign soccer sensation Alexandre Pato. If I were any of the executives at Armani, I would draft a contract now: give the kid a stylist and a year or two, and he is going to be perfect ad campaign material.

The Brazilian volleyball team beat the United States at the Pan-American finals on Saturday, winning the country's first gold medal in men's volleyball in the past 24 years.

Due to the rain and the cold weather in Rio yesterday, only 50% of the seats at Maracanã stadium were occupied for the closing ceremony of the 2007 Pan-American Games. Will Rio finally get to host the Olympics in 2016?

Too Sexy For Monday: Flávio Saretta

The Brazilian tennis player beat Adrián Garcia from Chile yesterday, taking home the last gold medal for the country at the games.

Speedo Sundays At The Pan-American Games

There was no podium for the Brazilian divers at the 10m trampoline yesterday in Rio: Cassius Duran finished in 7th place, and his teammate Hugo Parisi ranked in 5th.

More About The Pan-American Games

Brazilian Cassius Duran had problems on his first dive yesterday, and finished last amongst the 12 finalists. His teammate César Castro took home the silver medal on the 3m trampoline (a.k.a. springboard).

The country's golden swimmer Thiago Pereira talks to Globo about his record-breaking number of medals.

Mix Brasil readers elect the 10 hottest gymnasts of the games in Rio.

The boys from the national water polo team were defeated by the United States yesterday at the finals. The victory gave the United States its fourth Pan-American Championship in men’s water polo.

The Brazilian girls gave the Americans a run for their money in the women's soccer finals yesterday, scoring 5 goals to none and their second gold medal at the Pan-American games. Marta, currently the world's best soccer player, left her foot prints at Maracanã's walk of fame.

Take a look at how athletes celebrated their victories at the games.

The closing ceremony for the 2007 games will take place this Sunday at Maracanã. DJ Marlboro and singer Fernanda Abreu are expected to bring in some funk to the event. A tribute to the victims of TAM's Flight 3054 is scheduled as part of the ceremony.

Pan-American Hotness

Over a month ago I posted about Nova magazine's sexy b&w spread with a selection of the hottest Brazilian athletes competing in Rio. The entire photo session is now online, and loaded with extra pictures and making of videos.

More Gatos do Pan at Cisoto.

A Semana: Water Polo, Cancelled Flights And Delays, Hot Model Bodies, And Mr. Gay Brazil

The Brazilian water polo team beat Canada yesterday, and will face the United States in the finals today.

The National Civil Aviation Agency has forbidden the sale of plane tickets leaving from Congonhas airport in São Paulo. Gol Airlines has requested that its customers avoid flying this month, and TAM Airlines cancelled sales of tickets departing or landing in either Congonhas or Guarulhos. Government agents will be doing random check ups today and tomorrow at airports throughout the country to make sure rights of passengers are being protected.

President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva replaced Brazil's defense minister, whose duties include oversight of civil aviation, with former Supreme Court president Nelson Jobim. Rumor has it that Infraero's chief José Carlos Pereira is next in line to be replaced.

The Washington Post takes on TAM Airlines and the air crisis in the country.

Rio de Janeiro's governor Sérgio Cabral proposed that the government invest in the construction of a high-speed train between Rio and São Paulo as opposed to building a new airport in São Paulo. The train would act as a shuttle between the two cities, and the trip would take only 90 minutes.

Rihanna's Umbrella may no longer be on the top spot at the Billboard charts, but it is holding on to the number one spot in the UK for the past ten weeks, becoming the longest-running number one single in the country since 1994.

Beyoncé missed a couple of steps and fell onstage during a performance in Orlando.

Matthew McConaughey's girlfriend Camila Alves rises to Brazilian fame, booking a fashion show and the new Melissa ad campaign.

Models.com selected the top 5 hottest bodies seen at the spring 2008 men's runways. Guess which Brazilian made the cut? Pix Magazine followed the trend, and picked the 5 hottest Brazilian bods of the season.

Nothing beats a sexy hunky porn star in designer clothes: Bernhard Willhelm books Francois Sagat for his fall 2007 lookbook (warning: NSFW).

It looks like the Mr. Gay Competition will have a Brazilian contestant this year. The international pageant teamed up with Mix Brasil to elect a national winner in São Paulo on October 20. Applicants must be over 18 and gay. Now how do I get to be one of the judges?

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