NEW ORLEANS, LA - APRIL 22: Rapper 50 Cent sits court side during the Los Angeles Lakers v New Orleans Hornets Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2011 NBA Playoffs on April 22, 2011 at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Rapper '50 Cent'
'50' bet $1 million on the New York Giants, using his earnings from a $500,000 bet on the Giants to beat the 49ers in the NFC Championship. But a nude photo? '50' denied rumors that he would post a bare photo of himself on Twitter if his NY team lost.
'Birdman' took to his Twitter account (@BIRDMAN5STAR) to try to challenge the bet by '50.' He said he was gonna drop $5 million on his Patriots to win, according to a report by MTV. Once the game was over though, he told his fans via Twitter that no one would take his high-stakes bet. Lucky for him, he was all-talk.
A.J. Calloway vs. Maria Menounos
'Extra' host Menounos, a diehard Patriots fan, had to lose her clothes after losing her bet. Menounos made the wager with colleague A.J. Calloway (left), and when her Patriots lost, she had to go to the Giants victory parade in a red, white and blue bikini. What did she miss out on when the Patriots lost? Calloway would have had to wear a Patriots cheerleader uniform.
Daniel Radcliffe vs. Ellen DeGeneres
Radcliffe, the 'Harry Potter' star, challenged DeGeneres to a bet on-air while a guest on her talk show. Radcliffe proposed the winnings go toward The Trevor Project, a nonprofit that helps with preventing suicide among LGBTQ youth. Ellen is no NFL guru, but she said she'd go for a $5,000 wager, taking New England because Radcliffe is a big G-Men fan. Looks like Ellen is donating $5K to a worthy cause.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo vs. Gov. Deval Patrick
No big bucks on this bet, just food! Patrick (Massachusetts) and Cuomo (New York) came up with a friendly wager highlighting their region's most popular foods. Patrick obviously bet on the Pats and, since he lost, will have to send 46 pies from 'The Pie Ladies' and 46 cases of chips and clam chowder to a NY food bank. Cuomo had 46 cases of NY-made yogurt, 46 dozen bagels and 46 cheesecakes on the line.
One of the unlikeliest bets came true when Tom Brady threw from inside the end zone to, well, no one. The intentional grounding call gave the Giants a 2-0 lead to open the game and scored a $50,000 payday for real estate company owner Rechnitz. The Giants fan placed the $1,000 bet in Las Vegas. According to TMZ, he plans to donate $5,000 to a charity of Brady's choice, in hopes Brady and the Pats will match it, and the the charity of choice for the Giants defensive end who made the play possible. The rest? More charities. . . . Safety dance!