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.

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Mila Kunis Dethrones Rihanna As Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive

Esquire magazine has bestowed its magical title of Sexiest Woman Alive this year on Mila Kunis, who dethrones last year’s honoree, Rihanna. And as is tradition, Kunis celebrates her new role in the magazine’s November issue by posing for a photo spread wearing lingerie and less. She also shares in an interview her thoughts on everything from the art of humor, to being an immigrant, to politics.

Though the actress rose to fame on the sitcom “That ’70s Show” and has starred in romantic comedies like “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “Friends With Benefits,” she wouldn’t actually call herself a funny person. And as for the press she’s gotten over the years for her story of coming to the United States from the Ukraine as a child, well, she thinks it’s been a bit overblown.


“It has nothing to do with me. I feel awful talking about it, because my parents should sit down and talk about it. They’re the ones who went through hell and back, who gave everything up. I didn’t do anything,” admits Kunis. “I was eight years old, and I tagged along. And my parents made me feel safe. I didn’t make those decisions. So I can’t take responsibility for it. Every immigrant has a story.”

And sorry, Mitt, you’ll have to look for another sexy 20something to lend her support this election season. “The way that Republicans attack women is so offensive to me,” Kunis exclaims. “And the way they talk about religion is offensive. I may not be a practicing Jew, but why we gotta talk about Jesus all the time? And it’s baffling to me how a poor person in Georgia can say, ‘I’m a Republican.’ Why?”

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Legendary Stylist Vidal Sassoon Dies At 84

Famous hairstyling pioneer Vidal Sassoon died in his California home on Mulholland Drive this morning. Sassoon, 84, died of natural causes with his family at his bedside. According to the AP, there will be no police investigation and no further details are available at this time.

Sassoon was born in England in 1928, and after his father’s early death, his impoverished mother placed him and his brother in a Jewish orphanage for seven years. Upon his return to London he left school at the age of 14 and began a hairdressing apprenticeship at his mother’s request. Later he fought in the Israeli army before fulfilling his mother’s dream and becoming a hairdresser.

He opened his first salon in London in 1954, and in 1963 he revolutionized the current popular hairstyles with modern, angular bob cuts. This style was made famous by British designer Mary Quant, the woman responsible for popularizing mini skirts. Sassoon’s geometric wash-and-wear hairstyles drew lots of attention, as they were so perfect they required little to no styling–ideal for the women’s liberation movement going on at that time.


Sassoon rose to international fame in 1968 after giving actress Mia Farrow her pixie cut in the film “Rosemary’s Baby.” He flew to Hollywood and cut off her long hair for a whopping $5,000. The style is still imitated to this day. He opened more salons in London and the United States, and in 1973 Sassoon launched his own line of hair care products with the slogan, “If you don’t look good, we don’t look good.” He also established Vidal Sassoon Academies to teach young stylists his perfected technique.

Sassoon was married four times and had four children with his second wife, a part-time actress named Beverly Adams. His eldest daughter Catya, an actress and model, died in 2002 of an accidental overdose. Sassoon is survived by three children and his fourth wife, Ronnie.

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