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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 competitions in a single year’s Olympic Games, and the first woman of color to take the gold in the individual all-around competition.
By: The Mary Sue / September 20, 2013

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 nose job! Lord, it sounds like everyone sticks their foot in their mouth around Gabby. (The gym denied this incident ever occurred.) […
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 31, 2012

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 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…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 28, 2012

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 said goodbye to his latest crop of interns, and brought on a new, shall we say, more qualified set: the gold medal-winning women'…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 16, 2012

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. Her metallic gold mini skirt and black motorcycle jacket are a flattering, edgy, and age-appropriate choice for her triumphant return to the U.S. Gabby definitely…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 14, 2012

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. women's gymnastics team to the gold medal in team competition. But Gabby couldn't have done it without the love and support of Natalie, who sacrificed…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 10, 2012

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

This piece was originally published on xoJane.com. When I was a senior in high school [above left], I attended this college prep program held in the sanctuary of a Baptist church across the street from my grandmother's $1 Soul Food restaurant in south central Los Angeles. High-achieving nerds from all over the city would meet…
By: Helena Andrews / August 8, 2012

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 Wieber, and McKayla Maroney -- all did their hair in a similar way last night in solidarity. Cute! [BuzzFeed] Medical groups in Texas are…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 7, 2012

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 parallel bars final, the women competed in the finals for floor and beam; all three events will air tonight in the U.S. but if you…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 7, 2012

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 that we were blowing it out of proportion, that it was a small enough story that it would never get back to Douglas herself.
By: The Mary Sue / August 7, 2012

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 dreams, or I could get on board with it. And I knew she needed another coach. I knew she needed a higher level of coaching.
By: Julie Gerstein / August 6, 2012

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 and compete at Olympic trials in San Jose, I am elated that they made the cut. Find out a little more about Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, McKayla…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 2, 2012