The euphoric, citywide buzz accompanying today's official welcoming of David Beckham, Los Angeles's newest tabloid superstar (who's expected to lead the league in magazine covers and gossip column inches, even though he's ostensibly in his declining scandal years), was dampened when embattled mayor Antonio Villaraigosa took to the podium and was showered with boos by an angry throng. Unfortunately, the video feed was cut off immediately after Villaraigosa handed the Galaxy star his framed Certificate of Pre-Recognition of Future Charitable Works, depriving us footage of the ensuing riot in which constituents stormed the dais, tossed the politician from the stage, and installed the wildly popular Beckham as our new mayor.