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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Michael Phelps Quietly Dating Model Megan Rossee For 5 Months!

Is Michael Phelps diving into the dating pool? After collecting a record 22 Olympic medals, the swimming phenom was spotted in London with a beautiful blonde, identified by several media sites as aspiring model Megan Rossee, 25, from Los Angeles.

Rossee, who posted an Instagram photo of them together Sunday evening with the caption “Yay Michael,” has been quietly seeing Phelps, 27, since January, Hollyscoop reports, accompanying him to the Olympic Trials as well as the Games.

An avid soccer player, Rossee works as a cocktail waitress at Hollywood’s Blok nightclub, says Hollyscoop, and describes herself on her website as a 5’9.5″ All-American girl with “experience in High Fashion Print, Runway, Film and Television.”

“I am super easy going and pretty much down for any type of project (that doesn’t involve nudity),” her Model Mayhem profile says. “I love what I do and hope to further my career as a model as well as a performer.”

Phelps wrapped his Olympic career Saturday, taking four gold and two silver medals home from London.

Girls, are you jealous or disappointed that Michael Phelps is officially off limits now? What do you think of his new lovey-dovey? Will they last long? Share your thoughts and opinions with us via the comment box below!

Source: People

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Robert Pattinson Spends Time With ANOTHER Woman Post-Breakup!

Our beloved sparkle child has walked into the beginning stages of moving on. We’re so proud. According to reports, Robert Pattinson’s current company includes random strangers, but specifically — a lady friend from his hotel in London!!

A source confirms:

“He went out for drinks with a woman staying in his hotel and he told her it was ‘ridiculous’ he had nobody to talk to. He’s been spending most of his days off playing computer games.”

Sorry, Robsten-thumpers… we know this must be a difficult time. But unlike Robert, we heard Liberty Ross wants to give her cheater a second chance. As we discussed yesterday, she loves Rupert Sanders and “accepts it was just one of those silly flirtations.”

Riiight… a silly flirtation whose lips landed all over the highest paid actress in Hollywood. But good for her for taking the high road! And better yet… good for the children!

Is it likely that Robert Pattinson will engage in a rebound relationship after breaking up with Kristen Stewart? Is there even a spark of chance that the Robsten romance will be rekindled once again? You are welcome to share your opinions and speculations with us via the comment box below!

Source: Perez Hilton

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Jeremy Renner Accidentally Takes Viagra On 10-Hour Flight

Jeremy Renner’s flight from Los Angeles to London was not without a little, um, turbulence. On his recent trip, The Bourne Legacy star’s attempt to catch some shut-eye up in their air resulted in some problems below the belt.

“I had to get off the plane to go to work, so I had to sleep on the plane,” Renner, 41, recalled on Tuesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! “So I take a little sleeping pill, pop it and realize nothing’s happening – but something else was happening.”

What he thought was Ambien was actually Viagra, given to him by a friend: ”Not only did I not sleep the entire flight,” he added of his 10-to 12-hour trip, but he also had to deal with his pants “camping.”

The flight crew, who were “sort of in on the joke,” helped ensure an otherwise smooth voyage – with lots of ice. Still, “There was no walking,” he said. “If I had to go to the restroom, it was so embarrassing.”

Has a similar thing happened to you or to a friend? Do tell us about your funny medicine mixup adventures (or misadventures?)!

Source: People

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Promoters Pull Plug On Springsteen And McCartney Concert After Noise Curfew

In what may be the dumbest enforcement of a curfew in rock and roll history, organizers of a Bruce Springsteen concert in London literally pulled the plug on the show during an encore featuring special guest Paul McCartney.

“I gotta tell you, I’ve been trying to do this for 50 years,” Springsteen told the crowd of 76,000 while introducing McCartney. The pair–backed by the E Street Band and Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello–launched into the Beatles’ “I Saw Her Standing There.” But Springsteen  had already exceeded the three-hour time limit set by London’s Westminster Council for the Hyde Park concert, according to the BBC. The sound was cut off at approximately 10:40 p.m. local time as the Springsteen and McCartney performed “Twist and Shout.”

During the band’s second song with McCartney, “a drably dressed man with sensible hair could be seen waving frantically at the back of the stage, indicating the rock legends’ time was drawing to a close,” CNN reported. “The sound suddenly dampened, and went quiet. At first, the Boss didn’t seem to notice. He attempted to address the crowd, apparently unaware that they couldn’t hear him. But as it became clear that there was no amplification, he and lead guitarist Stevie Van Zandt played what looked to be a brief a cappella goodnight for the benefit of the front rows, shrugged, and left the stage.”

After the show, Van Zandt slammed the decision: ”Seriously, when did England become a police state?” Van Zandt wrote on Twitter. “Is there just too much fun in the world? We would have been off by 11 if we’d done one more. On a Saturday night! Who were we disturbing?” Concertgoers agreed, to put it mildly.

On Sunday, the city council and concert organizers released separate statements, scrambling to deflect criticism: ”Concert organizers, not the council, ended last night’s concert in Hyde Park to comply with their license, which [allowed] them to run the concert until 10:30 p.m.,” the city council said in a statement on Sunday.

Should the promoters have allowed the Springsteen-McCartney pair to finish their number? Or, were they right to adhere strictly to London’s noise curfew? Share your thoughts in the comment box below!

Source: Yahoo News

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Spice Girls To Be Reunited In London!

Everlasting…like the sun! We can finally confirm that ALL five members of the Spice Girls will be reuniting since 2008…TOMORROW! Ooooh, all the Spice Girls fanatics will be freaking out for sure!

Baby, Sporty, Posh, Ginger and Scary will be making a public appearance in London on Tuesday, to launch their upcoming musical,Viva Forever! Though there were rumors about Victoria Beckham not participating in the group’s reunion, it seems that she has always made the launch a “priority.”

A source stated:

“She was never going to miss the launch and is looking forward to seeing the rest of the girls. The musical is a proud moment for them all. It will be emotional.”

Emotional, indeed! All five girls, back on stage TOGETHER since their reunion tour?!? Yes, please!!! As we told you previously, Viva Forever will be opening at Piccadilly Theatre this December and will feature TONS of SG hits!! We’ll be waiting…ever searchin’…

How about you, will you be looking forward to the Spice Girls Reunion? Which of their many hits is your favorite? And which Spice Girl are you? Share your thoughts with us in the comment box below!

Source: Perez Hilton

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Duchess Of Cambridge Goes Camping With School Kids

On Sunday, the Duchess of Cambridge joined inner-city schoolchildren on a camping trip in Kent. The group of 28 eight and nine-year-olds built tents and made campfires on a weekend designed to help develop their confidence and teamwork skills. Kate, 30, (who also spent the day Friday with local children) joined some of the campers under their makeshift shelters and on a ramble through the woods.

And, of course, she answered their questions about life as a princess. “It’s very busy and great fun but I am very well looked after,” Kate told one child.

“She said she got to visit lots of countries but hadn’t seen as many as William,” Tigerlily Smith, 8, told reporters of her conversation with Kate. As for married life, “She said William was very sweet and kind and spoiled her,” Smith revealed.

The students, from ARK’s King Solomon Academy Primary in north Westminster, London, went camping at Widehorizons’ Margaret McMillan House in Wrotham, Kent. The Foundation of Princes William and Harry (of which Kate is now a patron) supports ARK, a U.K. education charity.

The dressed-down duchess (who donned Le Chameau boots and jeans), was a hit with the children, one of whom was eager to show off his manners. ARK spokesperson Lesley Smith said the campers enjoyed themselves tremendously on their trip.

What can you say about the Duchess of Cambridge going camping with schoolchildren (not to mention, her chic outfit)? Share your thoughts and opinions with us!

Source: People

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Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Take First Carriage Ride Since Wedding

Once again, Prince William and Kate made for a fairy-tale moment Tuesday as they marked the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with another carriage ride through London – this time, in the processional back to Buckingham Palace from Parliament Square. (Not that they’re strangers to this fancy form of transportation: They rode via carriage last summer in Ottawa while celebrating Canada Day.)

The two were joined by Prince Harry for the ride, which came after Queen Elizabeth’s 60-year reign was honored with a procession in London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral in the morning. It marked the first time since their wedding day that Will and Kate took a carriage ride together in London.

But the Duke and Duchess do have a history of double takes. It was just more than a year ago, after all, that their wedding-day double kiss on the Buckingham Palace balcony put fairy tales to shame. The second time is always the charm with these modern Royals.

So, tell us: what event for this royal couple would you wish for a double take? Feel free to comment in the box below!

Source: People

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Why Prince Philip Missed The Diamond Jubilee Concert

The Duke of Edinburgh has been taken to hospital with a bladder infection and will miss the rest of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Buckingham Palace said Prince Philip, 90, had been taken to the King Edward VII Hospital in London from Windsor Castle as a “precautionary measure”. The prince will remain in hospital under observation for a few days.

He had appeared to be in good health when he accompanied the Queen on Sunday on the royal barge the Spirit of Chartwell, which formed part of the rain-drenched Jubilee river pageant. He and the Queen stood for most of the 80-minute journey, as they were accompanied by 1,000 boats travelling seven miles down the river to Tower Bridge.

The prince, who had treatment for a blocked coronary artery in December and turns 91 on Sunday, missed Monday’s concert and will not attend the national service of thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral on Tuesday.

The concert was brought to a close by Sir Paul McCartney who played hits including Magical Mystery Tour, Let It Be and a spectacular rendition of Live and Let Die, complete with fireworks and explosions. He was joined on stage at the end by all of the night’s performers for The Beatles’ Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da. The Queen and other members of the Royal Family also made their way onto the stage where Prince Charles paid tribute to his mother.

Turning to his mother, he said: “As a nation, this is our opportunity to thank you and my father for always being there for us, inspiring us with your selfless duty and service and for making us proud to be British.”

The Queen then lit the final one of 4,500 beacons across the world marking her 60-year reign. A palace spokesman said the prince was “understandably, disappointed about missing this evening’s Diamond Jubilee Concert and tomorrow’s engagements”.

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert turned out to be a success despite Prince Philip’s absence. What was your favorite highlight of the event?

Source: BBC News

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Prince William Was Sleep-Deprived Night Before Royal Wedding

He was wide-eyed and all smiles as he took Kate as his wife at Westminster Abbey last April. But, like royal watchers around the world, the Duke of Cambridge hardly slept a wink the night before his big day a year ago.

The crowds gathered on The Mall, the London thoroughfare in front of Buckingham Palace, and the excitement of his impending wedding watched by the world made him restless, he tells interviewer Alan Titchmarsh for an upcoming ITV1 documentary on his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.

“I hadn’t slept at all that night because obviously all the crowds were on The Mall,” he says in Elizabeth: Queen, Wife, Mother, which airs in the U.K. June 1. ”They were singing and cheering all night long. So, the excitement of that, the nervousness of me, and everyone singing meant I slept for about half an hour, I think.”

His biggest fear?: ”The hardest thing was trying to walk down the stairs with my spurs on, sideways. I had visions of myself and my brother colliding and crashing down the stairs.” Still, “It was good fun, it was really good fun,” he adds.

When it came to ironing out details for the big day, William says his grandmother was a source of wisdom, particularly when it came to the invitations. As he has gotten older, William says that they have grown closer.  William says he greatly admires how she came to the throne at the young age of “only 25.” And when it comes to the throne, she will be a hard act to follow.

Even with all the grand preparations, Royals do get nervous, too! Share your pre-wedding jitters with us!

Source: People

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