There's no doubt Laurie Hernandez had one heck of a year in 2016 thanks to the Olympics and her BIG win on Dancing With The Stars.
However, her 2017 has already taken her all the way to Ellen!
On Thursday, the gymnast stopped by Ellen DeGeneres' talk show to chat it up about everything from wanting to date, to her obsession with Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Photo: Simone Biles & Aly Raisman Grace The SI Swimsuit Issue!
Not only did the 16-year-old reveal she's NEVER been on a date — while gushing about Dave Franco, no less — but the Olympian also talked all about her love of Mariska Hargitay and SVU!
In typical Ellen fashion, the host then surprised her guest with a special message AND gift from Mariska, Ice-T, and the rest of the NBC procedural cast!
Ch-ch-check out Laurie's AH-Mazing Ellen interview (below)!!!
Simone Biles and Aly Raisman are appearing in this year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and so far the pictures are simply fantastic! We love their form!
Related: Simone Gets The Vogue Treatment
Simone effortlessly balances on her hands in a bikini in one shot, while Aly stretches back on the beach, showing off her incredible muscle tone.
We're in awe! And also a bit jealous, honestly.
Please release more pictures ASAP, SI team!
Check out Aly's shot in the gallery (above)!
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The USA Gymnastics Association is in a total state of crisis right now.
As we previously reported, a damning and lengthy investigation was recently conducted into the whirlwind of sexual assault allegations within America's gymnastics community. The report cited 358 cases of children alleging sexual misconduct against gymnastic coaches, doctors, and various gym staff members across the country.
Related: Survivor Alum Convicted Of Possessing Child Pornography
Now it looks like another scandal is brewing as former team physician for USA Gymnastics Larry Nassar was just charged with multiple counts of possessing child pornography.
In case you missed it, we first reported on Larry back in September when he was accused of criminal sexual conduct with multiple persons under thirteen. The former Michigan faculty member had allegedly fondled young girls' breasts and digitally penetrated them during physical examinations.
Per a new indictment, the physician has now been charged with two counts of receipt and attempted receipt of child pornography as well as one count of
Mercy James is so cute AND talented!
On Sunday night, Madonna took to Instagram to congratulate her 10-year-old daughter Mercy on snagging four medals at her gymnastics competition. Way to go, Ms. James!
Related: Rocco Takes A Dig At Madonna!
In the sweet post, the singer could not be more proud of her little girl… there were at least ten thrilled emojis in the congratulatory message!
Check out the celebs' gushing posts about the competition (below)!