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Who said it, Charles Dickens or World Cup announcer Ian Darke?

Cristiano Ronaldo is great and all, but soccer commentator Ian Darke is the real star of the World Cup. In fact, he’s so well-spoken that Sports Illustrated noticed some of his most eloquent comments are indistinguishable from Charles Dickens’ own words. Example: “A great big bacon sandwich, dripping with fat.” Guess who?

Take SI’s quiz to find out how well you really know your Dickens (or your Darke), and catch the latest World Cup game today at 4 p.m. ET when Germany plays Brazil.

'Sports Illustrated' Swimsuit Issue: Dive into the 2014 website

Last week, Sports Illustrated unveiled the cheeky cover of the 2014 Swimsuit Issue. Now, the magazine has launched the issue’s companion website, featuring even more photos of cover girls Chrissy Teigen, Lily Aldridge, and Nina Agdal, plus dozens more swimsuit models like 2012 and 2013 standout Kate Upton and Hannah Davis, in the photo above.

Also on the 2014 site: behind-the-scenes video, pictures of the famous body-paint swimsuits, introductions to this year’s rookies (including “Blurred Lines” and Gone Girl stunner Emily Ratajkowski), and much more. On top of the names we’ve already mentioned, there are also shots of Chanel Iman, Anne V, and SI Legends like Tyra Banks, Christie Brinkley, Rebecca Romijn, Rachel Hunter, Paulina Porizkova, and Petra Nemcova. Also in the Legends division: Upton, Brooklyn Decker, Bar Refaeli, and Marisa Miller, who have reached that status in record time.

The 50th Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition goes live across the web, mobile, tablet, and newsstands on February 18. READ FULL STORY

'Sports Illustrated' Swimsuit Issue: Chrissy Teigen, Lily Aldridge, and Nina Agdal share the cover -- PHOTO

After back-to-back years of Kate Upton going it alone, the 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue features not one, not two, but three cover girls: Nina Agdal, Lily Aldridge, and Chrissy Teigen.

The cover was revealed Thursday night on SI‘s Swim Daily blog, before getting its TV debut on tonight’s Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Teigen, who is married to R&B singer John Legend, made her Swimsuit Issue debut in 2010, but this is her first cover. It’s the rookie year for Aldridge, a Victoria’s Secret model married to Kings of Leon’s Caleb Followill, while Agdal made her SI debut in 2012.

The 50th Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition goes live across the web, mobile, tablet, and newsstands on February 18. READ FULL STORY

Barbie makes the pages of 'Sports Illustrated' swimsuit issue

Even dolls have to redefine their images sometimes too, apparently. That’s why Mattel partnered with Sports Illustrated to feature Barbie in the magazine’s annual swimsuit issue this year.

Barbie wears a black-and-white striped one-piece, the same swimsuit she wore back in 1959 when she made her debut, in the spread. But it’s not just a photo spread: Mattel is pushing a campaign about Barbie with the theme being “unapologetic.” So Barbie is the opposite of Shia LaBeouf this week then.

“As a legend herself, and under constant criticism about her body and how she looks, posing in [the issue] gives Barbie and her fellow legends an opportunity to own who they are, celebrate what they have done and be #unapologetic,” Mattel said in a statement to the New York Times. Poor Barbie, always getting picked apart by those darned critics! READ FULL STORY

Sports Illustrated dedicates cover to Boston Marathon bombings

The cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated features a powerful image of three Boston police officers and a fallen runner following the tragic bombings at the Boston Marathon on Monday. The title of the magazine’s feature is simply “Boston.”

“With a story like this, you’re looking for a cover that’s not only powerful, but also self-explanatory, an image that requires as little language as possible to completely understand. In the instance of this photo, the fallen marathoner, the drawn gun and the eerily smoky backdrop told the entire story,” SI Managing Editor Chris Stone tells EW. “I considered going with no language at all, but ultimately settled on ‘Boston,’ figuring the reader could intuit and fill in the rest.”

SI, like EW, is a Time Inc. publication.

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Read more:
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Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue launch party -- live from Vegas!

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As easy as it may be to sneak into the Grammys, don’t count on the same being true of tonight’s party in celebration of Sports Illustrated’s 2013 Swimsuit Issue. But, for all of us mortals who didn’t get an invite to this glamorous event, SI.com is streaming the event live!

Tune into the hour-long broadcast at 7:15 p.m. PT/10:15 p.m. ET today to watch the red carpet and VIP party at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Supermodel Chrissy Teigan and SI.com managing editor Matt Bean will host the carpet, featuring interviews with the 2013 Swimsuit models and editors of the annual special issue. READ FULL STORY

Kate Upton ‘Sports Illustrated’ covers: Which do you prefer? POLL


Eyes down here!

As you can see, Kate Upton’s 2012 and 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue covers have a whole host of similarities. But just because you’ve seen one nearly naked model on the cover of a magazine does not mean you’ve seen them all (even if the model is, in fact, the same woman).

So which cover is your favorite? Vote below. READ FULL STORY

Watch 10 Sports Illustrated models tell jokes on 'Letterman' -- VIDEO

Last night, David Letterman lined up 10 of the supermodels featured in Sports Illustrated’s annual swimsuit issue and made them tell jokes to a live audience.

It was an up-and-down affair: down, because some of the surprise had already gone out of the gag — as the host himself said, their reveal of the cover was foiled by “Chinese hackers.” But up — as in Upton! — because the models were all at their supermodel-y best, all telling the different punch lines the same way, like high cheekboned soldiers.

The 10 were there to present the “Top 10 Questions on the Application to Become a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model.” These included, “How naked do you see yourself in five years?” And, “Can you provide your own beach towel?” or “Please list your three most recent employers’ measurements.” One of these is funny.

Each woman told each joke using the same moves: stare down the camera, flirt with the camera, say words, smile, aaand model-turn! I’m missing the point: these aren’t women — these are supermodels, capable of enduring really cold temperatures for a photo shoot, and David Letterman for a laugh.

Take a look at the video below. Which woman is hiding an inner Artie Lange? READ FULL STORY

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