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Oscar Pistorius & Reeva Steenkamp: 9 Things To Know About The Couple

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Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius charged with murdering GF Reeva Steenkamp. Read More »
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Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorious, 26, a Paralympian and Olympian and inspiration to athletes around the world, was arrested today — Valentine’s Day — and charged with murdering his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp.

Police responded to a 3 a.m. call about gunshots in Pistorius’ upscale neighborhood of Silver Woods in Pretoria, South Africa, where Steenkamp, 30, was found dead with four bullet wounds. A police spokesperson told The New York Times that police had previously responded “allegations of a domestic nature” at Pistorius’ home. Police recovered a 9mm pistol from the scene.

After the jump, nine things to know about Reeva Steenkamp and Oscar Pistorius.

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Gabby Douglas Was “Isolated” At Gym, Called A “Slave”

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She sure does look good in gold. Read More »
Gabby Douglas' Mom
We spoke to Natalie about raising an Olympian. Read More »
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Her teammates copped her hairstyle to show their support! Read More »
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  • In her upcoming interview with Oprah, Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas says she was “bullied” and “isolated” at her Virginia Beach gym for being black and was even called a “slave.” But her gym, Excalibur Gymnastics, denied the claims and called Gabby’s comments “hurtful” and “without merit.” Err, I think she would know what happened to her, guys. [iVillage]
  • Super-weird new couple alert: Russell Brand is dating Geri Halliwell from the Spice Girls after dumping Isabella Brewster. The two reportedly met while working on the London Olympics Closing Ceremony. [Stupid Celebrities]
  • Lindsay Lohan and her assistant are officially LAPD suspects in the case of $100,000 worth of stolen sunglasses and watches from a friend’s Hollywood home. [Socialite Life]
  • Flight of the Conchords have reunited (!) for a single called “Feel Inside (And Stuff Like That)” to raise money for a New Zealand charity, Cure Kids, which helps chidlren with deadly diseases. [The FW] Keep reading »

Stephen Colbert Hires The Fab Five To Intern For Him, No Big Deal

Gabby Douglas' Mom
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Women's Gymnastics
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Gabby's Hair
Her teammates copped her hairstyle to show their support! Read More »
That's Some Olympic-Quality Interning!

“Colbert Report” host Stephen Colbert knows probably better than anyone that in order to succeed you have to work with the best. That’s why on his show Wednesday night he said goodbye to his latest crop of interns, and brought on a new, shall we say, more qualified set: the gold medal-winning women’s gymnastic team. That’s right: Gabby, McKayla, Kyla, Aly and Jordyn — along with Aly’s very excitable mom — all made an appearance. And they were tasked with the very important job of making sure Stephen had his pen. You know how Stephen can get about his pens. [Comedy Central]

Frisky Q&A: Rower Esther Lofgren Talks About Winning Gold At The London Olympics

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The first thing you notice about gold medal winning Olympic rower Esther Lofgren is her smile. The next thing you notice is her height — at 6’2″ Esther towers over nearly everyone she meets, but she’s warm and will happily stoop to accomodate those around her. The Harvard grad took home the gold during the London Olympics with an impressive team performance in the women’s eight-person race.

We spoke to Esther while she was getting her nails done at the P&G Family Home salon about how she made it to the Olympics, what it’s like to work with all women, and how she keeps her skin looking so damn good.

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16-Year-Old Saudi Arabian Olympian Called “Prostitute” For Competing

"Unfeminine" Athletes
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Some old sexist dude is concerned lady athletes are not feminine. Read More »
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Women boxed for the first time ever at this year's Olympics. Read More »
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Two women made history at the 2012 Olympics for being the first-ever female Saudi Arabians to compete in the Games.

But one of those young women, Wojdan Shakerkai, who competed in judo (and lost), has paid dearly for being a trailblazer: the 16-year-old girl has been lambasted as a “prostitute” by misogynists back home. Keep reading »

Unlikely Style Icon: Annie Lennox’s “Sweet Dreams” Look

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Annie Lennox totally killed it during last night’s Olympic closing ceremony. The singer, who got her start as one half of The Eurythmics, performed a rousing, pirate-y rendition of her hit “Little Bird,” which stood out against the four (four!) Jessie J performances and Fat Boy Slim’s faux DJ-ing. We were reminded of Annie’s super original look, especially her standout style during her early years with The Eurythmics, and decided to try and copy her boyish look. After the jump, we give you our best go at Annie’s signature “Sweet Dreams” style, softened just a touch.

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