Archive for the 'Olympics' Category
Gabby Douglas may only be 17 years-old, but she's already accomplished WAY more than your average teen! The gymnast already has two Olympic gold medals under her belt and is currently promoting her second book, Raising The Bar!
But with the London Olympics behind her, Gabby has a TON of free time on her hands! So what does the golden girl like to do in her spare time?
In this EXCLUSIVE interview, she revealed that when she isn't hitting the gym or doing book signings, she's probably watching Vampire Diaries! As if we didn't love her enough already, Gabby says she ALWAYS makes sure her schedule is clear so she can get her Ian Somerhalder fix!
The gold-medalist also says she LOVES listening to Rihanna, Kanye West, and Beyonce, and she's also been learning how to play the guitar in her spare time! Who knows? Maybe we'll see an album drop before the 2016 Rio Olympics! Ha!
Seriously, we're not quite sure how we aren't BFFs with Gabby, because it sounds like we have SOOO much in common! Maybe we can have a Vampire Diaries party and drool over Ian together! LOLz!
Ch-ch-check out the rest of the interview (above)!
The Olympics were cool and all, but Gabby Douglas got to take over Radio Disney!
During the show, they talked about all sorts of stuff — from the gold medals to her new book, Grace, Gold and Glory : My Leap of Faith, which is a memoir of everything she's done so far! We hope she writes another one when she's old some day, it would be an amazing companion piece!
Plus, she has an upcoming guest appearance on Disney XD's Kickin' It, where she plays herself — it premiers this summer! Before then, though, you can totes hear her on Radio Disney, as that will be ready for your ears on May 13th!
So fab! We're glad everything seems so great for you, Gabby!!
[Image via DISNEY CHANNEL/Rick Rowell.]
Such a sad piece of news we have to share with you all.
The Olympic sailor Andrew Simpson has died, drowning after his America's Cup boat capsized.
He won an Olympic gold medal in sailing in 2008 and a silver at last year's games. This year he absolutely jumped at the chance to win yachting's top prize – the America's Cup.
He drowned when the high-tech catamaran capsized and trapped him under water for more than 10 minutes — and it was only a practice run. Sadly, he has a wife and an infant child.
We offer our condolences, and hope that his friends and family can get through this! Our hearts go out to you all!
[Image via AP Images.]
Being an Olympic gold medalist does some pretty amazing things to your body! Just take a look at Ryan Lochte!
Well in the upcoming episode of What Would Ryan Lochte Do? the sexy swimmer does the world a favor and decides to have his six pack immortalized in plaster!
Ch-ch-check out the hilarious clip (above)!
Ok, how did that girl get lucky enough to get the task of lotioning up Ryan's chest, and where do we sign up?! LOLz!
Unfortunately, he didn't seem to enjoy the process of getting plastered, so our dreams of buying one of these bad boys for our bedrooms have been dashed before they even began!
Be sure to check out how his statue turned out this sunday night at 10:30 on E! JEAH!
Do you watch the Olympics and wish you knew a little bit more about everybody, not just the athletes from the country you're watching the games from??
That's why we're pumped to hear that the official documentary of the games, First (above), is ready for all to see! It's an insider look at several rookie Olympians who decided a life of sport-dedication was more important than what normal human beings go through! Highlighted are sports ranging from running to swimming, gymnastics to diving, cycling to BMX, and boxing to judo!
They also cover Olympians from the U.S., China, Kenya, Ireland, South Africa and elsewhere. It'll be in theaters May 30! If you can wait, though, it'll be totally free for you to watch on July 27 on NBC.
We say it's probably better to wait! Ha!
When is the doping madness going to stop???
It's been enough that we've had to deal with Lance Armstrong's doping scandal, but now Olympic discus silver medalist, Darya Pishchalnikova has been banned from the Olympics for 10 years, and is also set to get her medal taken away.
Last year, Pishchalnikova received a silver medal at the London Olympics, but after she tested positive for the illegal drug Oxandrilone, she won't be able to compete for a whole decade.
Federation president, Valentin Balakhnichev said: