Posts tagged "olympics 2012"

10 Ideas For Ryan Lochte’s Burgeoning Television Career

In this “Access Hollywood” interview, Ryan Lochte spoke “thoughtfully” (nice word choice) about his very first acting role on “90210.” “Memorizing lines, and trying to like, say them and still like, do movement and all that. That was hard,” the Olympian said. Yes Ryan, talking and moving at the same time is hard. That’s why…

Ami Angelowicz / August 17, 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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 14, 2012

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

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…

Julie Gerstein / August 13, 2012

Who’s That Whispering In Ryan Lochte’s Ear?

Ryan Lochte, medal-winning swimmer, pool pisser, and chaste ladies’ man, continued to celebrate his 28th birthday in London this week, even leaving da clurb with a pretty blonde. I wonder what she’s whispering in his ear? “What your mom doesn’t know can’t hurt her”? Click on to see more photos, including Lochte’s rad David Bowie…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 12, 2012

21 Photos That Prove Rhythmic Gymnastics Is Not So Lame After All!

I must admit, I haven’t always entirely understood rhythmic gymnastics. Oh sure, it requires skill, but I’ve always wondered if rhythmic gymnasts were people who couldn’t hack it in regular gymnastics once the various apparatuses were introduced. Well, upon watching the rhythmic gymnasts perform at the London Olympics these last two days, I am prepared…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 11, 2012

Old Sexist Dude Concerned Olympic Athletes Are Unfeminine

“Broad-shouldered, flat-chested women with small hips; [they are] totally indistinguishable from men. Their breasts – the symbol of womanhood, motherhood – flattened into stubs as they were seen as mere hindrances to speed. I am not even talking about female javelin throwers, shot-put athletes, weightlifters, wrestlers and boxers. Their appearance is just pathetic.”
You know how…

Jessica Wakeman / August 10, 2012

The Spice Girls Are Back And They’re Straddling Bedazzled Cabs!

You guys, look, it’s actually happening! This right here is photographic proof that the Spice Girls are hard at work rehearsing for their triumphant reunion performance at the Olympics closing ceremonies on Sunday. Titled “A Symphony of British Music,” the show will also include Adele, Muse, and members of The Who, The Kinks, and Pink…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 10, 2012

Ryan Lochte: “If I See A Toilet, I’m Definitely Not Peeing There”

America’s favorite flippered himbo, Ryan Lochte, proves he has a sense of humor about himself and the ability to read a teleprompter in this Funny Or Die video about peeing in pools. I’m a little nervous about his upcoming book, 50 Shades of Yellow, though. Sounds too kinky for me. On another note, where ca…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 10, 2012

All The Things Michael Phelps Can Do With His 22 Olympic Medals

Michael Phelps must be running out of space for all 22 of his Olympic medals. Poor dude. Pleated Jeans came up with some ideas for alternative uses for all those medals. I vote for accessorizing with them. He could make a really fashion forward belt. [Pleated Jeans] [Art: Pleated Jeans]

Ami Angelowicz / August 10, 2012

Olympic Athlete Alysia Montano Wear A Flower In Her Hair, Sends Rad Girl Power Message

“The flower to me means strength with femininity. I think that a lot of people say things like ‘You run like a girl.’ That doesn’t mean you have to run soft or you have to run dainty. It means that you’re strong.”
– U.S. 800-meter champion Alysia Montano, currently competing at the 2012 Olympics in London, o…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 9, 2012

McKayla Maroney Is Not Impressed

Team U.S.A. Olympic gymnast and kick ass vaulter McKayla Maroney may not be impressed as impressed with Honey Boo Boo Child as mom June, but I am impressed with the new McKayla-inspired meme. I made this one with the McKayla download available on the McKayla Is Not Impressed Tumblr. Check out a bunch more created by…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 8, 2012

25 Types Of Olympic Athletes And The Reasons To Have Sex With Them

So here we are, approaching the end of the 2012 Summer Olympics. What a wild ride it’s been, eh? From the Queen parachuting out of a helicopter, to Jordyn Wieber’s heartbreak, to Ryan Lochte’s tacky grill, perfect bod, and one-night stands.

I have a rough time when any big sporting event rolls around,…

Sara Barron / August 8, 2012

The Most Adorably Douchey Photos Of Ryan Lochte On His Birthday

Happy birthday wishes are in order for America’s favorite fast swimmer (he’s just slower at everything else), Ryan Lochte! The Olympic gold medalist rang in his 28th year at Planet Hollywood in London, because, duh, where else would this dreamboat go to party, right? While Lochte is currently single (and not sleeping around — that’s not…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / 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…

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…

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. No…

The Mary Sue / August 7, 2012

Michael Phelps And Megan Rossee Make Their Public Debut

Megan Rossee, Michael Phelps’ new girlfriend — whose identity was just revealed yesterday — walked the red carpet with her Olympic medalist (22 times over) beau at an event last night for Speedo. Rossee, a model, has been quite vocal with her support of the swimmer during his final Olympics, writing him personal messages o…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / 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.

Julie Gerstein / August 6, 2012

Women Box For The First Time Ever At The Olympics!

Women’s boxing is having its first time ever at the 2012 Olympics and I have half a mind to say “this is what feminism looks like.” Right here we have Naomi-Lee Fischer-Rasmussen of Australia, left, socking Anna Laurell of Sweden right in the kisser! (I chose this image because it’s an action shot, not because…

Jessica Wakeman / August 6, 2012

13 Amazingly Over-The-Top Photos Of Women’s Duets Synchronized Swimming At The Olympics

One of the more … dramatic Summer Olympic events, in my opinion, is synchronized swimming. There’s something so weird and flamboyant about it. Just look at the ferocious enthusiasm on the faces of Austrian duo Nadine Brandl and Livia Lang, who competed in the Women’s Duets Synchronised Swimming Free Routine Preliminary today. Also, what kind…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 6, 2012
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