He didn't win the anchor spot on ESPN's Dream Job last month, but that doesn't mean Zach Selwyn doesn't have a future in broadcasting. Selwyn, 29, is doing color commentary for GSN's Extreme Dodgeball, in which eight teams of five compete in the classic playground game. Teams are composed of players from the same walk of life—there's a team of jockeys, for example, another of mimes and another of accountants. It was that last squad, which called itself Certified Public Assassins, whose dodgy moves impressed Selwyn the most. "It's a game of mobility and agility but most of all strategy," says Selwyn. "I think the CPAs had the strategizing down best. They probably printed it out on spreadsheets before each match." Selwyn says if forced to peg a Dream Jobber with a dodgeball, he would chose either Tony Kornheiser for voting him off the show or Al Jaffe for guilting him into cutting his hair.
?Rebecca Loos, the first of three women to have recently claimed to have had an affair with David Beckham, showed up at the London premiere of ML Bill: Vol. 2. The presence of Loos, Beckham's former personal assistant who is believed to have made more than $1.5 million by selling her story to the English press, didn't sit well with the movie's star, Uma Thurman, who said, "I'm not sure whether she's trash or tramp. I'd say tramp, though. She can't get enough p.r." Meanwhile, Real Madrid presidential candidate Enrique Sobrino said that if the team's shareholders elect him, Beckham, who recently shaved his head, will likely be on his way out. "All this stuff about Beckham and parties is something people here don't like," Sobrino said. "We want our players to be stars for footballing reasons, and only for footballing reasons."
? Northern Virginia might not land the Expos, but it does have dibs on any Martians who want to play baseball—provided they are 12 or younger. Looking for a theme for this year's state Little League tournament, district officials in suburban Washington, D.C., petitioned Little League president Stephen Keener to reconfigure their jurisdiction's boundaries to include the red planet. Keener okayed the plan—much to the delight of the kids. Said Drew Nirenberg, a nine-year-old player for the Arlington Angels, "If there's ever a Little League team on Mars, we'll be playing them."
?No one can accuse Peter Bogdanovich—recently hired by ESPN to direct Hustle, the network's docudrama about Pete Rose—of being a baseball junkie. The man who was nominated for an Oscar for directing 1971's The Last Picture Show and who plays a small but amusing role as a psychiatrist on The Sopranos has been to only two major league games in his 64 years—though one was especially memorable. " Sandy Koufax was pitching, and I was taken by Cary Grant and Dyan Cannon," he says. "Cary bought us hot dogs, and it was a great time." Bogdanovich's lack of baseball experience shouldn't be a problem, though: Hustle, which begins shooting in May and will be broadcast on Sept. 25, will be more character study than sports movie. It focuses on the Reds manager's precipitous fall into gambling after he retired as a player in 1986. Asked what he wanted out of his yet-to-be-cast Charlie Hustle, Bogdanovich says, "Someone who understands that Rose was a street kid. He's still a street kid. He's a tragic figure in the way Dostoevsky's Gambler was a tragic figure. It's the same part."