Missy Franklin Commits To California Golden Bears Swimming Program

Missy Franklin Commits To California Golden Bears Swimming ProgramOne of the nation’s most coveted recruits has made a commitment. No, this isn’t about a Top 100 basketball player. It’s Missy Franklin, the high schooler who won the United States four Olympic gold medals in London over the summer. Franklin announced on Saturday that she will attend California, a vaunted swimming program that also produced Natalie Coughlin, the woman who owned the 100m backstroke record that Franklin broke over the summer.

‘Baby Golden Bear’

Franklin shared the news via her Twitter account.

Committed to swim at Cal Berkeley! I am officially a baby Golden Bear! I am so honored to be apart of such a special team! #GoBears

She chose Cal over Georgia and Texas. She will be joining a school that won the last two national championships.


’2016 Olympics’

After becoming one of Team USA’s most successful and well-liked athletes, she could have earned endorsement money. Instead, Franklin turned down endorsements to keep her NCAA eligibility intact. Swimming World reports Franklin will swim collegiately for two years before turning pro in 2015 to prepare for the 2016 Olympics.

She will have plenty to talk about during her school’s orientation. In addition to winning five medals total in London, Franklin visited “The Tonight Show,” flipped a coin for the Denver Broncos and threw out a first pitch at a Colorado Rockies game.

Is Missy Franklin among your list of favorite athletes? Tell us what you admire most about her!

Source: Yahoo Sports

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Amanda Bynes Snapped Smoking Drug Pipe And Driving Illegally

Amanda Bynes was driving aimlessly for hours Tuesday … while smoking out of what appears to be a marijuana pipe and tooling around L.A. on a suspended license. The photos — obtained by TMZ — show Bynes taking multiple hits out of a pipe that is designed to look like a cigarette lighter in your car.

Amanda started her journey at Baja Fresh in the San Fernando Valley, where she smoked from the pipe in the restaurant parking lot and ate tacos. She then went to a spa, where she spent 3 hours.  We’re told Amanda then drove without purpose for several hours, sometimes cutting off other drivers and violating various traffic laws. Amanda ended up at Home Depot, where she again took a hit from the pipe in the parking lot.


TMZ has confirmed … Amanda is driving illegally, because the DMV suspended her license on August 25. As for why her license was yanked, we believe it’s because she refused to take a sobriety test when she was busted for DUI in April. In California, such refusal results in automatic license suspension.

TMZ broke the story … Amanda has been charged with 2 hit-and-runs and various drivers have complained that she has either hit them as well or created peril.

Do you think Amanda Bynes is headed for some real big-time trouble for her series of brushes with the law? Give us a holler in the comment box below!

Source: TMZ

Image: Perez Hilton

Rihanna Dating Rob Kardashian?

The Kardashian family’s resident goofball brother, Rob Kardashian, spent the entire day – and night – with pal Rihanna on Saturday, causing fans to speculate that the pair might be more than just friends.

Kardashian, 25, and Rihanna, 24, kept it casual when they squeezed into a pair of go-karts at Racer’s Edge Indoor Karting in Burbank, Calif. Saturday afternoon, racing around the track with colorful helmets in tow. Rihanna’s stylist pal Mariel Haenn was also on hand, according to Just Jared.

Later that night, the pair headed off to enjoy the rest of the evening at the Playhouse nightclub in Hollywood, according to E! News. The site reports that Rihanna’s ex Chris Brown was also at the club, but the two didn’t interact.


In a recent interview with Oprah, Rihanna admitted that she still has feelings for Brown, 23: ”We love each other and we probably always will, and that’s not anything that we’re going to try to change,” she told Winfrey. “I think he was the love of my life. He was my first love and I see that he loved me the same way.”

Kardashian, meanwhile, is rumored to be dating singer Rita Ora, though neither of the two have ever openly admitted to their relationship.

Do you think there’s something going on between Rihanna and Rob Kardashian? Does this new couple alert gain a thumbs-up from you or a thumbs-down? Shout out your speculations in the comment box below!

Source: NY Daily News

Image: E! Online

Kristen Stewart Booted From ‘Snow White’ Sequel!

While Robert Pattinson’s career is flourishing, his former Twilight sweetheart is feeling the full repercussions of her actions! It has been confirmed by Universal that Kristen Stewart has been DROPPED from the planned sequel of Snow White and the Huntsman.

Apparently, the studio has decided to take a new angle with the planned flick, one that concentrates on Chris Hemsworth woodsy character rather than KStew’s pale princess. While the studio has yet to confirm director – and Kristen’s lover – Rupert Sanders involvement in the next film, they were quick to explain that this movie will function more as a spinoff than a sequel.


Wow. WOW. Truthfully, we’re a little bit shocked! We really didn’t anticipate the fallout being this rough. And if anyone was going to stand behind her, we thought it would be the people who stood to gain from their loyalty. So, no Cali and no Snow White … what are you going to do next, KStew?!

Was dropping Kristen Stewart from the SWATH sequel a wise move for Universal? Do you think Stewart’s career could ever recover from the infamous scandal that she was involved in? Share your thoughts and opinions with us via the comment box below!

Source: Perez Hilton

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Natalie Portman Ties The Knot With Benjamin Millepied

Natalie Portman said “I do” on Saturday night to her fiancé of two years, French dancer and choreographer Benjamin Millepied, on the scenic central California coast of Big Sur, a source confirms to PEOPLE.

Surrounded by family and friends, including Ivanka Trump, the pair exchanged vows after dark in a Jewish ceremony at a private home.

The Oscar winner, 31, first met Millepied, 35, on the set of Black Swan in the fall of 2009. He worked as a choreographer on the film and the two started to date during the shoot. By December 2010, the couple announced they were engaged and expecting their first child. Their son Aleph is 14-months old.


“Nothing is more important than my personal life,” Portman recently told France’s Madame Figaro magazine. “It’s something which comes first, always makes sense, and compared to the happiness of a successful family life, everything else is practically superficial.”

Now that Portman has made her love official, the newlywed may consider becoming a French citizen like her husband.

Are you happy that Natalie Portman has finally married Benjamin Millepied? Will a French life suit her? Feel free to share your thoughts and opinions with us through the comment box below!

Source: People

Image: The Hollywood Reporter

Tom Cruise Visits Suri First Time After Split From Katie Holmes

Two weeks after Katie Holmes filed for divorce, Tom Cruise arrived in New York City on Tuesday and was photographed carrying his daughter Suri into a hotel. It is his first visit since he and Holmes, 33, reached a divorce settlement on July 7.

“He’s been dying to see her,” says a source of Cruise, who finished shooting his latest movie, Oblivion, on Sunday in California. Cruise learned of Holmes’s divorce filing while shooting the same film on location in Iceland. And although he and Suri have spoken frequently since the split, he has not seen her in person since mid-June.

Holmes and Cruise have agreed that Suri will live in New York with her mother, but the actor will see her often. “He’ll be with her whenever he can,” says a source. Currently, the pair plan to spend several days together in the city, where Suri is expected to attend a local private school this fall.


Sources close to Cruise and Holmes say the former couple will work together to make sure that hand-offs are as pleasant as possible. “They both know they are going to have to make decisions together regarding Suri for many, many years,” says the source. “And they know she loves both her parents.”

With both parents working towards what’s best for Suri, do you think everything will be smooth sailing from now on? Is there any chance that Katie Holmes will return to Tom Cruise?

Source: People

Image: Pop Sugar

Did Kim K. Date Kanye West While Still Married?

Now that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have officially stepped out as a couple, her soon-to-be-ex-husband Kris Humphries, is apparently pretty convinced that the pair have been involved for much longer than what they’re portraying publicly – convinced enough to have his divorce attorneys try to determine if she was spending money on him while they were still man and wife!


According to California state law, if a spouse spends money on a lover while still married, the spurned partner is entitled to be re-paid the amount spent! A source explains:

“Kris absolutely wants to know if Kim spent money on Kanye while he was married to her. If Kim took Kanye out to dinner, bought him any gifts, etc., Kris wants to know how much she spent, if anything at all. Under the law in California, Kris is legally entitled to that money and he deserves it, if it can be proven. One of Kris’ favorite songs of Kanye’s is his hit single, Golddigger. Kris especially likes the chorus of the song, “Now I ain’t sayin’ she a gold digger/When I’m in Need/But she ain’t messin’ with no broke ni**as.” Kris is having a lot of fun listening to that song, and he thinks that Kanye and Kim truly do deserve each other.”

Ouch! This is getting pretty nasty! And we have a feeling that it’s going to get a whole lot worse before it gets resolved!

Source: Perez Hilton

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