I can’t even believe we are still talking about hurdler and professional virgin Lolo Jones. If you remember Jones came in 4th at the London Olympics and failed to live up to the enormous media hype. Jones has now really stepped in it via her Twitter account. When former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand challenged Jones to a race via Twitter she responded by saying, “Get checked for a concussion. Clearly, [you've] been hit in the head.” This might have been a snappy comeback if LeGrand hadn’t been actually hit in the head while covering a kickoff. The hit to head left him paralyzed. So yeah now Jones is picking on paralyzed former football players.
Jones’ defense is that she didn’t know who LeGrand was when she made the remark. But I am going to rebuttal that by saying maybe you should click on his Twitter made before responding. His background is him in a wheelchair. Not to mention the fact that he advertizes for Subway.
LeGrand has not hurt feelings and is actually defending Jones for her remark. And I guess if you function under the equality clause she should insult people who are paralyzed and normal the same. I mean we wouldn’t want to give anyone special treatment, right?
It just occurred to me that I had stalked swimmer Ryan Lochte recently on the internet. I feeling this incredibly hotness void in my life that had to be filled. I know many of you are still grieving Lochte’s rejection from ABC’s “The Bachelor.” There was a lot of talk of Lochte having his own reality show as well. But alas it seems that Lochte is leaving Hollywood behind and going back to swimming. Don’t worry we can still watch his cameos in “90210″ and “30 Rock” this fall. But there won’t be the full Karadashian access that many of us want. If any reality show producers are reading please call Lochte and give him his own show. If “The Hills” can exist as a show there is no reason why a Lochte version, “The Waves” cannot. And even if it just involves watching him swim for 8 hours, I would still watch.
Maybe Hollywood thinks that Lochte is not engaging enough for his own show. It definitely doesn’t help that Seth MacFarlane did a not so complimentary potrayal of Lochte on SNL’s “Weekend Update” last Saturday. Reality television should not discriminate on personality or lack of because if it gets standards how will dumb/beautiful people survive in the world.
It has been a busy day for athletes hitting the sauce too hard. First we have Olympic snowboarders Shaun White who was celebrating with family and friends at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel. When the police arrived on the scene White pulled the firearm forcing their evacuation from the hotel. Apparently when he was getting carried away he also destroyed a hotel phone . . . I guess he didn’t like them calling the police on him. He is now being charged with public intoxication and vandalism.
Then in the football world Atlanta Falcons’ running back Michael “Road Rage” Turner lived up to his name being arrested for a DUI after the Falcons beat the Denver Broncos Monday night. He was booked at 5:00am Tuesday morning. I would celebrate too if I had just beaten Peyton Manning’s team.
Just when you thought Ryan Lochte couldn’t get any
douchier hotter, I found out today that Lochte is Latin. Apparently his mother is Cuban born. Lochte will be honored at the ALMA Awards which air September 21st on NBC. Other Olympians that will be joining him are gymnast hottie Danell Leyva, runner Leonel Manzano, and boxer Marlen Esparza.
Sad news for potential
desperate Bachelor contestants everywhere, Ryan Lochte, has not been chosen as the Bachelor. Yes, that means we will not get to see him pee in the Bachelor hot tub or struggle for the words to say well anything. I can’t watch the Bachelor because I feel as if my brain is melting but if Lochte had been chosen I would have tuned in. But don’t worry ladies Lochte is still in contention to be on Giuliana and Bill Rancic‘s new reality dating series on NBC, Ready for Love.
Regardless of what Lochte chooses I hope it involves a speedo.
Team USA gymnast Aly Raisman received an interesting proposal while signing autographs at an L.A. Office Depot. A fan asked for her hand in marriage using a ring pop. The man even got on one knee. Raisman of course said no but did take the ring pop. She also gave the fan a picture. Can’t blame the guy for trying. It will definitely make for a good story later.
If this happens to Raisman at age 18 I can only imagine what happens to Ryan Lochte. He’s of marrying age too.
somewhat disturbing sexy photos of Michael Phelps posing for his Louis Vuitton ad campaign might get him in trouble with the International Olympic Committee. Apparently they have some rule which prohibits athletes from participating in advertising(unless it’s an Olympic sponsor) from July 18 to August 15. The Annie Leibovitz photos were leaked to the Daily Mail on August 13th. If you violate the rule the IOC can charge you financial penalties and disqualify you from participating in the games. The disqualification can come after you have already won and would take away your winnings.
If I were an Olympic athlete I would be pissed about this rule. Especially if you are in a sport like gymnastics which only gets attention every four years. It is crucial for these athletes to line-up deals and promote themselves while they are still relevant. The IOC forbidding them for making gains after the Olympics is completely absurd. And to even go as far as removing someone’s medal for participating in an AD campaign is ludicrous.
Regardless I am sure that not even the IOC wants to touch golden boy Phelps. He is practically the Olympic mascot. Not only that but he had nothing to do with the leaking of the photos.
Track runner Jeff Demps will finally have a reason to run. . . being chased by football players. The Olympic athlete helped Team USA take home silver in the 400-meter relay. Now rumor has it he will sign with the New England Patriots. There was a lot of interest in Demps who was previously undrafted while training for the Olympics. But instead of entering Tebowmania, Demps has opted to settle with the Patriots.
Demps is no stranger to football he a running back(the dude who takes the ball from the quarterback and runs with it) for the University of Florida for 12 games where he rushed for 569 yards and had 6 touchdowns. This is a really great addition to the Patriots’ line-up. Tim Tebow tried to get Demps, his former teammate, to consider the New York Jets but I guess he decided he would rather play for a better team. Now Demps will face Tebow on the field.
I always wondered why more Olympic athletes don’t put their skills to use in sports that actually make money. Usain Bolt is also rumored to be trying out for Manchester United but I don’t really see that going anywhere.
Oh Ryan Lochte you are so hot that I don’t think it matters. Recently Lochte shot a cameo on “90210″ as himself. And how did it go . . . well it could have been better. Lochte said, “It was my first acting gig and I was a little nervous going on set. I kind of messed up my lines the first couple of takes, but after talking with the cast and them helping me out, I started nailing it towards the end and it felt normal.”
At least he is getting the hang out it. And don’t worry he will be shirtless the whole time so I don’t think anyone will be focusing on his line delivery. The episode will not air until October 29 on the CW at 9:00pm. (And no you can’t set you DVR that far in the future, I checked.) He is really living it up in Hollywood even taking time to pee in a pool with Joan Rivers on Fashion Police.
Rumor has it that Lochte is moving to LA to focus on a unknown reality show and fashion line. I will keep my eyes open.