The Summer Olympics in Beijing kick off tonight with the Opening Ceremonies airing on NBC at 8pm. But when the fanfare and pageantry is over, it’s time for some serious competition featuring the roughest, toughest ladies from our great land. These amazing women will really bring out our inner patriot. So for the gals who inspire us all to keep kicking butt in our own lives because they do is so well for sport, here are the Top Five Female American Olympians!
1. The first U.S. swimmer to compete in five Olympics, Dara Torres is like a fine wine that just gets better with age. Still showing us how it’s done at age 41, Torres has already won eight Olympic medals.
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Everybody wants Amy Poehler. And rumor has it, she’s going to give it to primetime! SNL’s Emmy-nominated, crazysexycool comedianne has been in talks to join the cast of a much buzzed about spin-off of The Office. So far, one of the funny men of Human Giant, Aziz Ansari, is slated for the show, but there’s still no word on who is going to play the Steve Carrell-style boss role. While Amy seems to be the top contender, the problem is she’s knocked up for reals, like her character in Baby Mama — except with her real husband, Will Arnett, not Tina Fey. The spin-off was set to start taping in the fall so it could air after the Superbowl, but that would also coincide with her baby bump making its debut. But we think Amy can do anything! NBC, she’s worth waiting for. Amy, go and get your show, baby! [Reuters] Keep reading »
Girlfriend is looking a little emaciated and jaundiced, which does not look pretty with a green frock. [NBC Upfronts, 5/12/08] Keep reading »
There is a God and She loves Justin Timberlake as much as we do! The hot pop star plans to produce â€œMy Problem With Womenâ€ for NBC. The romantic sitcom is an adaptation of the Peruvian hit Mi Problema Con Mujeres which is about a man who goes into therapy to figure out why he canâ€™t seem to keep a girlfriend. We doubt JT, the soulful singer who is rumored to have his hands full with Jessica Biel and Kate Hudson, can empathize. But might there be a guest appearance plan? We can only hope! [Pop Crunch] Keep reading »