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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Anne Hathaway Ties The Knot With Adam Shulman!

The wedding bells have chimed! And Anne Hathaway is officially Mrs. Adam Shulman!!

After years of dating, the two wed in beautiful and scenic Big Sur, California with 180 guests in attendance! Lady Les Mis, wearing a gorgeous Valentino gown, said ‘I do’ right after 5pm in a beautiful marquee near a cozy old barn! How hip! And get this — the guests had to be taken to the private location via shuttle! Smart!

We all know brides are just thrilled for the big day, but one onlooker noted Adam’s emotional state, saying: ”Adam was so excited. He posed for photos with his mother who was wearing a navy blue gown with chiffon shoulders.” Now, ain’t that sweet?


Adorable! Just adorbz!! Really!! As for the reception music?? JAZZ, BABY!! They were scat-adat-doo-dattin all over the place! Ha! CONGRATZ AGAIN, YOU TWO!! ENJOY THE HONEYMOON!!

Are you happy that Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman have finally tied the knot with each other? Would you want to have a very private and under-the-wraps wedding just like most celebrities are pulling off nowadays? Tell us what you think of this rustic wedding and about your own dream wedding as well!

Source: Perez Hilton

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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

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Octomom Buys New House With Porn Money!

Success!!! After multiple rejections from landlords… Octomom and her 14 kids have finally secured a new place to live… and TMZ has learned, she’s paying for her new digs with PORN MONEY.

Sources tell us, Nadya Suleman’s new hatchery is located in Palmdale, CA — and according to the listing, it features 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a 3-car garage… and a massive 14,000 sq. ft. back yard where she can pasture her children. Whoa! That backyard should be enough for more than a dozen kids’ playground!


We’re told the backyard also includes a gated pool and spa with a slide and a gazebo. And the entire place is only running her $2,150 a month — gotta love back country California. Hmmm, sounds nice and cozy enough. Don’t you envy all the space and luxury she acquired for a reasonable amount?

We’re told Octomom dropped 8 months rent in advance to secure the place, plus a giant deposit — and most of the cash came from her solo masturbation video. She plans to move in shortly.

Well, what can you say about Octomom’s new house? Aren’t we all glad she finally found a place to nestle her tots! Share your thoughts about Octomom’s newly acquired property. We’d love to hear from you!

Source: TMZ

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LL Cool J Beats Home Intruder To Pulp

Jonathan Kirby, 56, suffered a broken nose, jaw and ribs when he encountered muscular rapper-actor LL Cool J inside his Sherman Oaks, California, home, according to Los Angeles County District Attorney spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons.

Prosecutors charged Kirby with first degree burglary as a “third striker,” which means he could face 38 years to life in prison if convicted, Gibbons said. They are asking that bail for Kirby be set at $1.1 million. Kirby was previously convicted of voluntary manslaughter in Dallas, Texas, in 1988. He also has auto theft, first degree burglary and a petty theft conviction in Los Angeles on his record, Gibbons said.


Arraignment for the suspect is not yet set, because he is still hospitalized for treatment of injuries inflicted by LL Cool J when he “physically detained” him, she said.

The family was sleeping when their home security alarm sounded at 1 a.m., sending LL Cool J into action, according to a Los Angeles Police statement. After catching the man, he held him until police arrived, police said.

Was LL Cool J too rough on the home intruder? Or did Jonathan Kirby deserve all the broken bones for breaking into the rapper’s California home? Tell us how correctly applied self-defense has helped you in dangerous situations! Share your thoughts and reactions in the comment box below!

Source: CNN

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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

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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

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Bruce Jenner Named ‘Father Of The Year’ By Esquire Magazine

He’s the least ubiquitous of the Kardashians, and for that Bruce Jenner deserves (another) medal. Esquire bestows the legendary Olympian with the title of “Father of the Year” in its June issue.

As the magazine’s writer describes, the reality TV family’s sprawling Calabasas, California, home is decorated to honor its show ponies: Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Kendall, and Kylie (the latter two daughters are his with wife Kris Jenner). “There is no red singlet in a frame; his gold medal is nowhere to be found. For the most part, Bruce Jenner, Olympian, has been banished to the garage.”

But as sad as it may seem, Jenner doesn’t mind his emasculated role. “I’m done with competition,” admits the man who won the gold medal for decathlon in the 1976 Montreal games. Instead, the 62-year-old is content to do school runs, babysit Kourtney’s son Mason, and play with his prized Goblin 700 remote-control helicopter in the backyard.


How Jenner became arguably one of the greatest athletes of all time is a bit of a fluke. He explains that it was his childhood affliction with dyslexia that made him focus on one of the few things he was good at: running. “My greatest gift in life was being dyslexic,” he says. “It made me special. It made me different. If I had not been dyslexic, I wouldn’t have needed sports. I would have been like every other kid…”

Kris acknowledges that she and her husband are “exact opposites,” and it’s his laid-back personality that grounds the household (or at least, he tries) while she’s busy managing her children’s careers. As Khloe puts it in the article, Jenner — who has three sons and a daughter with his two previous wives — “wasn’t able to give his children what they needed” when he was busy being an athlete. Now, with Kendall, 16, and Kylie, 14, he has been able to change that.

Do you think Bruce Jenner is the right person to be named “Father of the Year?” Tell us what you think!

Source: Yahoo News

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John Travolta Case: Second Anonymous Masseur Files Harassment Suit

A second masseur with allegations of sexual battery and harassment has been added to the lawsuit against John Travolta that was filed on Friday in California.

The second plaintiff, also represented by Pasadena, Calif., attorney Okorie Okorocha, has remained anonymous, and accuses Travolta, 58, of improper behavior during a massage session at an Atlanta-area resort, according to papers obtained and posted online by Radar.

In response to the new filing, Travolta’s lawyer, Marty Singer, told PEOPLE in a statement, “This second ‘anonymous’ claim is just as absurd and ridiculous as the first one. The attorney who filed the lawsuit on behalf of his second anonymous client, who does not want to disclose his name although he is required to do so, was notified that his first client’s claims were totally false and fabricated, since our client was not in L.A. when anonymous ‘Doe #1′ claims he interacted with John Travolta.”


The accusers’ attorney, Okorocha, tells PEOPLE: “The reason my clients are wishing to remain anonymous is because the public passes judgment on sexual harassment accusers and people who file lawsuits in general… As for evidence, I don’t want to show my cards at this time,” says Okorocha, who claims to have “so much evidence” to support the claims against Travolta, including witnesses and photos of the actor in Atlanta at the time of the alleged incident. The plaintiffs are seeking $2 million in damages each.

Now that a second accuser has come forward, do you think the allegations against John Travolta has some truth in it? Speculate with us in the comment box below!

Source: People

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Police Investigate Octomom For Alleged Child Neglect

Nadya “Octomom” Suleman is in danger of losing her 14 children after police paid a visit to her La Habra, California home on Tuesday night after her hairstylist visited her home to do her hair, found deplorable living conditions, and filed a complaint.

Not only were the youngest of her brood, the 3-year-old octuplets, dirty and walking around barefoot in only T-shirts, but they were being forced to urinate and defecate in training potties set up in the backyard because the house’s plumbing was not working, according to the stylist named Stephanie (who will not release her last name).

In one photo Stephanie took, the mother-of-14 is shown happily flaunting her new ‘do — for which she paid $520 (that includes two previous haircuts and $80 worth of product), despite the fact she’s on welfare — while behind her a chair is wedged underneath a doorknob, as if it to keep the occupants inside.


On Tuesday night, three reps from Child Protective Services along with a police officer went to the Suleman home to investigate Stephanie’s claims. In a video, children can be heard as the group repeatedly bangs on the front door until Suleman, 36, finally lets them in. Before the video cuts off, she can be heard telling them, “Excuse the graffiti.” After an hour-and-a-half, CPS left after determining the children were not in immediate danger, but a spokesperson did tell TMZ the investigation is ongoing and there will be a follow-up visit to the Suleman home.

Do you think Octomom needs extra help with their kids? Share your thoughts and opinions with us!

Source: Yahoo News

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