Posts tagged "gabby douglas"

10 Reasons Gabby Douglas & Simone Biles Have Me Pumped For The 2016 Olympics

If you hear the names Simone Biles or Gabby Douglas and your first response is “who dat?” I have words for you. Who are they? Why, only most kick ass…

Tiffanie Drayton | November 10, 2015 - 9:00 am

Lifetime Greenlights Biopic On Olympic Star Gabby Douglas

Lifetime has announced that it will be producing a made-for-TV movie about the young life of Gabby Douglas, the first American to win both the individual all-around and team gymnastics…

The Mary Sue | September 20, 2013 - 12:50 pm

Gabby Douglas Was Told To Get A Nose Job

Gold medal Olympian Gabby Douglas claims in an upcoming Vanity Fair article that a staff member at her former gym in Virginia Beach once told her to get a…

Jessica Wakeman | August 31, 2012 - 6:00 pm

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

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…

Jessica Wakeman | August 28, 2012 - 10:20 am

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

“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…

Julie Gerstein | August 16, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Well Played: Gabby Douglas Is A Golden Girl

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas looked every bit the sparkling superstar that she is while navigating JFK Airport on her way to an appearance on “The Tonight Show” yesterday.

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 14, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Frisky Q&A: Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas’ Mom Natalie On Raising An Olympian

Natalie Hawkins is the mother behind gold medal Olympic gymnast Gabrielle Douglas. Sixteen-year-old Douglas managed to capture the gold medal in the women’s gymnastics all-around, and helped lead the U.S.

Julie Gerstein | August 10, 2012 - 9:00 am

The Soapbox: Why Aren’t Black Girls Allowed To Be Girls?

This piece was originally published on

When I was a senior in high school [above left], I attended this college prep program held in the sanctuary of a Baptist…

Helena Andrews | August 8, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Did The U.S. Gymnasts Do Their Hair In Solidarity With Gabby Douglas?

Gymnast Gabby Douglas was (preposterously!) criticized for her laid-back hairstyle while competing in the Olympics and it appears that three of her fellow U.S. gymnasts — Ali Reisman, Jordyn…

Jessica Wakeman | August 7, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Olympics 2012: The Best Photos From The Women’s Gymnastics’ Floor & Beam Finals!

Sadly — well, for me at least, because I love it — today was the last day of gymnastics events at the 2012 Olympics in London. In addition to the men’s…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 7, 2012 - 3:40 pm

People Upset By The Appearance Of Olympic Athletes, Set Straight By The Athletes Themselves

Last week we posted about our rage over the utterly ridiculous (and unfounded) complaints circulating the web over Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas‘ hair. As we wrote it we were kind of secretly hoping…

The Mary Sue | August 7, 2012 - 2:10 pm

Gymnast Gabby Douglas’ Mom On Deciding To Let Her Daughter Train Halfway Across The Country

“In 2010, it came to a head and I had to make a decision. There were only two factors to consider: I could either stand in the way of her…

Julie Gerstein | August 6, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Meet Your Team USA Olympic Women’s Gymnastics Team!

These are the five female athletes picked to compete on behalf of Team USA in gymnastics at this summer’s London Olympics. Having spent the week watching these young ladies practice…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 2, 2012 - 11:00 am