HOLLYWOOD—He is known as the best soccer player in the world. Portuguese superstar soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo is also known for his technical skill, his ability to control and dribbling activity, as well as his flair in beating players during one on one situations. He is a prolific goal scorer, as well as an accurate penalty kick and set specialist, who is renowned for his powerful free kicks.
His stamina, strength and techniques give him an edge in winning aerial challenges for soccer balls, with many of his goals often being headers. Ronaldo has undergone several tactical evolutions throughout his career. From Sporting Lisbon to Manchester United to Real Madrid as well as his native Portuguese National team. Despite his talent, he has been criticized by some managers included Sir Alex Ferguson, Jose Mourinho, team mates and media for being selfish or overly flamboyant.
Throughout the years, he became a team player and began to play a more creative role for his team. Let’s not forget the criticism he received for diving when tackled. While some have described him having an “arrogant image.” Do they really know him? So why judge him if you only know player on the field?
Ronaldo, is one of the most marketable athletes on the planet, he has signed many endorsement deals as his reputation rapidly grew from his years at Manchester United. Back in 2009, he became the new “spokesmodel” for Emporio Armani men’s underwear and jeans. He has endorsements with Nike, Coca-Cola, Jacob & Co, Tag Heuer, Samsung, Fly Emirates among many more. He has a perfume line, his own museum, an autobiography, titled “Moments.”
Let the eye-rolling begin. I have been saying for years, that if Ronaldo was to be in a film it would be a hit. The movie titled “Ronaldo” will be released on November 9. The trailer has been out for a few months and it is riveting. The film took about 14 months with unprecedented access into the inner circle of the man and the sport.
For the very first time, the world gets a vivid candid and unparallel behind-the-scenes look into Cristiano Ronado. The soccer player, father, family-man, idol and friend to many. His personal success from the time his parents sent him to Lisbon at an tender age of 12 to the triumphant of winning the triple Ballon D’Or at the peak of his career. A film of personal sacrifice and triumphant with an important message of “Nothing is Impossible.” The movie is directed by Anthony Wonke and Lionel Messi is in an cameo appearance in the film.
The movie is emotional, intimate and moving! Watching his mother tearfully remembering the time she let go, was so emotional. Its a candid, humanizing portrait of one of the biggest stars in sports today. If you are a fan of Cristiano Ronaldo, it is worth your hard-earned money to see it on opening day-a day that suddenly seems much more interesting.
The month of November also brings us the American Music Awards on Sunday, November 22, at the Nokia Theatre in LA. It will be all about duets-all-star duets. Luke Bryan will debut “Home Alone Tonight,” featuring Karen Fairchild. Meghan Trainor will perform her platinum-selling song “Like I’m Gonna Lose You,” and will be joined by Charlie Puth to perform his hit single “Marvin Gaye.”
Jennifer Lopez will host the fan-voted show. Performers include One Direction, Carrie Underwood, Selena Gomez, Nick Jonas, 5 Seconds of Summer, Demi Lovato and Walk the Moon. Leading with six nominations is Taylor Swift, while Ed Sheeran and the Weekend are up for five. Trainor, Sam Smith, Nicku Minaj, Sam Hunt and Walk the Moon are nominated for three awards apiece. Many surprises, definitely a must-see!
Rose’s Scoop: With an estimated $135 million in the last year alone, Katy Perry has been named the highest-paid female musician by Forbes. She beats Taylor Swift, whose earnings were $80 million. Coming in third, Fleetwood Mac. Lady Gaga missed out on the top three. In the top 10 inclue: Jennifer Lopez at $28.5 million, Mariah Carey at $27 million, Rihanna at $26 million and Britney Spears who came in sixth place with $31 million.