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Ryan Lochte Is TOTALLY Calm About The Rio Robbery Lie Charges & Even Laughs Off Jimmy Fallon's Impression Of Him!

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Ryan Lochte is as cool as a cucumber.

On Monday, the disgraced Olympian seemed relatively calm when caught by paparazzi at LAX following Jimmy Fallon's impression of him at the VMAs and the cops in Rio charging him for filing a false police report. Hmm, very inneresting!

Related: Cheryl Burke Is Partnering With Ryan For DWTS!

When asked about his Rio robbery lie, and the impending punishments, Lochte noted:

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Is Olympic Gymnast Laurie Hernandez Joining Dancing With The Stars? See What This Pro Had To Say!

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Looks like Dancing With The Stars may have scored itself another Olympian!

According to Entertainment Tonight, gold medalist Laurie Hernandez will be trading her unitard for a ballgown and competing in season 23 of the dance competition show!

The 16-year-old gymnast from Team USA is officially back home after dominating at the Rio Olympics — where she took home the silver medal on the balance beam and the gold in the women's team all-around.

But Hernandez isn't the first Olympian rumored to be competing for the mirror ball trophy this season!

Related: Amber Rose Reportedly Joining DWTS This Season!

Ryan Lochte is reportedly in talks to join the show to repair his damaged image, and Laurie's gymnastics teammate Simone Biles shot down rumors she would be joining the cast this season.

Though there's no word on whether or not Mark Ballas is going to return, the pro made it clear he would love to team up with Hernandez earlier this month, tweeting:

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Gabby Douglas Back In The Hospital Over A 'Seriously Infected' Mouth Injury After Being MIA From The MTV VMAs!

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Oh no!

As you surely know, Gabby Douglas was absent from the MTV VMAs as she was indisposed due to a mystery illness. Meanwhile, Miz Douglas' teammates Simone Biles, Laurie Hernandez, Aly Raisman, and Madison Kocian presented an award to Beyonce at the A-list event.

Video: The Final Five Play Hungry Hungry Humans With Jimmy Fallon

To make matters worse, despite the U.S. gymnast previously hinting she was on the mend, the 20-year-old ended up back in the hospital Sunday evening because of a serious infection. In fact, Gabby's publicist explained:

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EXCLUSIVE! Cheryl Burke Returning To DWTS To Partner With Ryan Lochte — But She's Not The Only Pro Coming Back…

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Talk about a winning duo!

As we previously reported, Ryan Lochte is rumored to have signed onto season 23 of Dancing With The Stars in order to fix his image following the Rio robbery fib. However, it seems Ryan's road to redemption may get some help from one DWTS vet as a source EXCLUSIVELY dished to us that Cheryl Burke is slated to partner with the Olympian after leaving the show in 2014 to do NBC's I Can Do That!

Related: Simone Biles Addresses Those DWTS Rumors!

Well, well! Not to mention, Cheryl won't be the only pro returning to the dancing competition as it's said

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Michael Phelps & Fiancée Nicole Johnson Look Like Champions On The MTV VMAs Red Carpet!

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WAIT! Michael Phelps wears clothes other than a speedo?!

On Sunday, the famed swimmer and fiancée Nicole Johnson attended the MTV VMAs looking like a gold-medal couple!

While the Olympic champion kept it casual, the former Miss California USA looked statuesque in a sexy black gown and white shoes.

Although the athletic duo aren't creating new fashion trends with these outfits, they don't need to!

Phelps is a true American hero, and we are so glad he's in New York for the festivities!

[Image via Getty Images.]

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The Final Five (Minus Gabby Douglas) Shine Brighter Than Their Gold Medals At The MTV VMAs Red Carpet

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We see you, ladies!

Forget the Olympics, the ladies of the U.S. Women's Gymnastics team totally made a statement on the MTV VMAs red carpet! How?

Well, Simone Biles, Laurie Hernandez, Aly Raisman, and Madison Kocian essentially wore red carpet versions of their competitive leotards. In fact, the group may've even shone brighter than their gold medals as they each donned different glittery ensembles.

Unfortunately, Gabby Douglas was MIA from the Hollywood event as she was in disposed due to a mystery illness. Whomp, whomp!

Still, being the constant team player she is, Miz Douglas took to Instagram to cheer on her fabulous teammates. The American athlete posted:

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Did Al Roker's Ryan Lochte Rant Get Him In Trouble With NBC?!

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Ryan Lochte certainly upset a lot of people for lying about getting robbed in Rio… but is he the only one pissing people off in this scandal?!

Last week, Al Roker SLAMMED the sports star on TODAY for fabricating a story about being held up at gunpoint while in the Brazil city for the 2016 Olympics.

Related: Ryan (Kind Of) Owned Up To His Actions To Matt Lauer!

The broadcaster called out the scandalized celeb for repeatedly lying about the whole thing, but it seems his on-air rant might've rubbed some people at the morning show the wrong way.

A source told Page Six some staffers on the show are "embarrassed," saying:

"There were several producers and talent who were left trying to explain Al's over-the-top behavior. Several insiders found themselves wanting to distance themselves from his response."

Considering the athlete caused a global scandal and pretty much humiliated the US, we don't think it was unreasonable for the weatherman to be pissed.

But, insiders claim NBC did not approve of the 62-year-old's explosive outburst, adding:

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