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Michael Phelps Opens Up About His DUI & Rehab — Admitting There Was A Time He 'Didn't Want To See Another Day'!

| Filed under: Legal MattersMichael PhelpsRehabAlcoholOlympicsSwimmingMatt LauerControversy

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Even though Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympic athlete in the history of the games, it doesn't mean he's perfect.

As we're sure you know, the 30-year-old was arrested and charged with DUI back in 2014 to which he plead guilty and ended up going to rehab.

Well after getting his mind right, the gold medal athlete decided to turn things around and announce that he would be coming out of retirement and competing in the 2016 Olympics in Rio this year!

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Of course, many fans are still curious about Phelps' troubles, so the studly swimmer sat down with Matt Lauer on TODAY to get completely candid about his problems.

Not only did the Olympian admit he was in a "downward spiral" but he went on to dish there was even a point when he "didn't want to see another day." Thankfully, the aquatic athlete now has a new outlook on life and is looking forward to retiring the way he wants to retire!

Ch-ch-check out Michael's interview with Matt (below) and let us know your thoughts on the athlete's return to glory!

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Finding Inky?! Octopus Escapes From Aquarium Tank And Finds A Way Back To The Ocean — Read The Cray Story!

| Filed under: Wacky, Tacky & TrueSwimmingViral: Animals

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Inky the octopus apparently wasn't feeling the tank life at New Zealand's National Aquarium.

So, the sneaky cephalopod did what anyone else would do being held captive against their will — plotted an escape!

Just like the tank gang in Finding Nemo, the "inquisitive" marine animal waited for the perfect opportunity to slither his way to freedom.

Video: Finding Dory's Hank The Octopus Is Pixar's ULTIMATE Easter Egg!

Inky slipped through a gap left by maintenance workers at the top of his tank, and made his way across the floor to a six-inch-wide drain.

He squeezed through the seawater runoff pipe that led him to Hawke's Bay, where the vast Pacific Ocean awaited him!

The octopus was long gone by the time the aquarium staff noticed he went missing. But due to the suction cup prints that made

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Michael Phelps Opens Up About Becoming A Dad & Putting His Drinking Behind Him — Details HERE!

| Filed under: ZportzMichael PhelpsHealthFamilyAlcoholOlympicsSwimming

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The Olympics are right around the corner and Michael Phelps couldn't be more excited!

Sure, competing in the world's biggest sporting event is thrilling, but the REAL reason Phelps is stoked is because it will be the first time his son will get to see him compete at this summer's Rio games!

Related: Russian Speed Skating Champion Fails Drug Test!

The swimmer, who's expecting his first child with fiancee Nicole Johnson, opened up to Us and talked a bit about fatherhood as well as how his DUI arrest affected him. The 22-time medalist revealed his excitement for his son saying:

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Shirtless, Soaking Wet Zac Efron Is A Gold Medalist In The Hotness Olympics Taking Swim Classes For Baywatch!

| Filed under: Yummy Yummy ScrewFilm FlickersZac EfronDwayne "The Rock" JohnsonRyan LochteShirtlessSwimming

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Watch out, Ryan Lochte!

Zac Efron's body never ceases to amaze us — but he's been looking absolutely RIPPED preparing for his role in the Baywatch movie!

On Thursday, the Dirty Grandpa star showed off his fit bod while taking a swimming class in El Lay!

Video: Watch First Person POV Shot Of Zac's Lap Dance!

The 28-year-old isn't just enjoying laps in the pool, he's sharpening up his swim skills!

In the upcoming remake, Efron will be playing a hot headed former Olympian who teams up with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Alexandria Daddario, and (Leonardo DiCaprio's ex) Kelly Rohrbach to save their beloved bay!

We can't wait for Baywatch to hit theaters — because Zac will be shirtless and wet for most of the film! LOLz!

[Image via FameFlynetpictures.]

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Alexander Skarsgård Looks AB-solutely Drool-Worthy While He Hangs Out Poolside With Lady Love Alexa Chung!

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Seriously, we need a mop for all this drool!

Alexa Chung is one lucky lady!

On Thursday, the 32-year-old's main man, Alexander Skarsgård was caught on camera in his bathing suit, and we couldn't help but ogle his delicious abs!

The Legend Of Tarzan star stunned while poolside in Miami with his gorgeous gal and his buddy Nick Grimshaw.

Video: Watch Alexander In The Trailer For The Legend Of Tarzan!

Luckily for us, the radio DJ captured the 39-year-old on camera in only his blue-and-white striped swim trunks AND shared the sexiness on Snapchat!

The 31-year-old uploaded a candid clip of the hunky actor enjoying some fun in the sun, and even decided to HIGHlariously narrate the vid!

Ch-ch-check it out (below)!

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Kendrick Lamar & Mario Kart Music Sync Up PERFECTLY! Hear The Delightful New Mashup Track HERE!

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This is PERFECT!

Kendrick Lamar's tremendous latest effort To Pimp a Butterfly earned the rapper 11 Grammy nominations.

As much as we love the album, it doesn't mean we've forgotten about his hit songs off his previous album, Good Kid, M.A.A.D City.

Video: Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Adele, & More Are Mashed Up In 2015's United State Of Pop!

Not only do we whip it out and give Lamar's older tracks a listen once in a while, but apparently others fans find new and creative ways to reinvent his music!

One enthusiastic fan took Kendrick's hit song Swimming Pools and mashed it up PERFECTLY with a track off Mario Kart Wii's soundtrack!

Even if you're not into video games, you gotta take a listen to their incredible pairing (below)!

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