As if the hangover wasn’t bad enough Belgian cyclist Gijs van Hoecke was sent home after drunken photos of him surfaced in several British and Belgian newspapers. The Belgian Olympic Committee made the decision to send him home after consulting the leader of the Belgian cycling squad.
The 20-year-old was photographed on Tuesday night stumbling toward a car with the help of his teammates, wearing wet pants, with his eyes closed. He already finished his race, coming in 12th place at the men’s omnium and just wanted to celebrate…. maybe a little too hard.
Can’t an Olympian hold their liquor these days?
Hoecke told a Belgian daily called Het Laatste Nieuws: “I made a big mistake. I’m happy my parents didn’t tell me off. They understand that I needed this.”
There were probably more discreet ways for the guy to have some fun. That said, can’t we give him a break?
In the meantime, his teammates provide us with a helpful guide to helping a drunken friend:
1. Firmly grasp an arm so the boozy partier will feel safe/protected. It will also prevent them from toppling to the pavement, which would result in you expending more energy to pick them up. Carry their cell phone and wallet in your pockets so they don’t get lost.
2. When applicable, navigate. Point your fingers in the direction you’re going to guide your friend. If their eyes are half closed, accompany your exaggerated gestures by narrating your movements in a loud voice. Always carry water. Read more…
Teach me how to Dougie
Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney won gold in the team competition and silver on the vault. But she really should have competed in the little known Dougie competition. [Bleacher Report]
Epke Zonderland performed three back-to-back release maneuvers on the horizontal bar which, if you don’t know, is like OMG good. Dude earned gold and set off thousands of batting eyelashes. If you listen closely, you can hear them. [Another Broken Compass]
Oh, hi there Olympic diver Tom Daley. What? You want to take me for dessert and stare at me with your smouldering eyes? Well, okay. I guess that would be possible. BTW, you totally won the wet T-shirt contest (hubada).
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This home video perfectly describes my friendship with my former roommate. Whenever I was suffering from chronic boredom or had excess energy, I’d trespass into her bedroom and bug her for hours. At first, it was just silly but soon I began testing her patience. She insisted that she never got annoyed with annoying people because she grew up with two rambunctious younger brothers. “You could never beat them,” she bargained. It was like a test. And thus, I Animorphed into a creature quite like this bird. The dark period in my life proved two things 1. Give up on a lost cause early or else you’ll be the crazy person trying to annoy a roommate by dancing in costume 2. Sabrina has a will of steel.
After attempting to blow up Gotham City with a nuclear warhead, Bane has been ordered to do a significant amount of community service. The extra time has allowed to evil villain to reassess his purpose in life and transform into a better human being through the “Fresh Start” program.
In this mockumentary directed by Nick Corirossi and starring Chris Kattan, we see how Bane’s life has changed since The Dark Knight. His evolution is a real inspiration to us all. Change is possible people!!
Beyonce and Jay-Z (duh) are the highest paid celebrity couple of 2012. Although they took some time off after having baby Blue Ivy, they scored big with Jay-Z’s Watch the Throne and Beyonce’s other ventures. Together, they earned $78 million which is absolutely INSANE!! Insane I tell you.
While you’re filing papers at work for less than minimum wage these two have forged a career they enjoy while cashing in big. I love them both but that salary seems
a little lopsided compared to what most people earn.
Here are some of the other highest paid celebs:
5. Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, $40 million
4. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, $45 million
3. David and Victoria Beckham, $54 million
2. Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady, $72 million
1. Beyonce and Jay-Z, $78 million
This video makes me sad because I came to the realization that I don’t have kangaroos or lemurs in my backyard. If I did, I would totally play hide and seek, tag and Scrabble with them all the time.
When the bell rang on my last day of high school I remember channeling Judd Nelson’s epic freeze-frame jump in The Breakfast Club, running home and sprawling on my bedroom floor to the soundtrack of Bright Eyes (I was quite a dramatic graduate). I’m pretty sure thought bubbles even sprouted from my head, filled with ivy-covered collegiate lecture halls and campus protests for obscure international issues…. and maybe a freshman party or two.
ANYWAY. What I’m trying to say in my nostalgic, roundabout way is that your first year of university will rock, and we want you to share it with our readers. We’re looking for four campus ambassadors to tell us what people are listening to, watching and wearing. You can also be our guide to age old questions like how do you avoid the Freshman 15? How do you de-stress? We also love satirical articles about all the bumps and scrapes you encounter along the way.
Our campus ambassadors will write columns for us every two weeks. The candidates must be entering their first year of college or university this fall, in either Canada or the United States. For more information, check out our career page.
Karmin’s new music video for “Hello” takes place in Los Angeles’ China Town, a beautiful oasis of rosy lanterns and bright paper parasols. Lead singer Amy Heidemann bikes through the neighbourhood in Daisy Dukes and a star-patterned crop sweater before changing into a Matrix-style black jacket for night. That’s when things get a little confusing.
Although the video is performance-based, a story tries to work it’s way through with both Amy and fiance Nick Noonan getting ready for a big date. While Nick basically prepares for his date by shaving his head, Amy prefers to strut down China Town and perform to people who aren’t watching/listening to her.
Overall, it feels a little disjointed and boring but the catchy song and opening sequences make up for that. Plus, Amy pretty much kills the rap and singing portions.
Watch it here:
Victoria Abraham defines one up and coming artist each week so you can impress your friends with your musical brilliance. This week, she tackles AlunaGeorge, a duo from London, England.
If you’re into musical pairs where each half perfectly complements the other while remaining distinct, then AlunaGeorge are just the two for you. This duo offers an eclectic mix of UK garage, R&B and pop. Basically they are an indie R&B band, which means they are the best kind of oxymoron. Plus they have British accents.
Band members: Aluna Francis and George Reid
Known for: These Brits are known for George’s clear-cut production style and Aluna’s squeaky, contagious voice.
Used in a sentence: AlunaGeorge are a delicious musical hybrid that will make you press the repeat button again and again.
Download now: “You Know You Like It”
File next to: Noosha Fox, Dirty Projectors
Fast facts: Aluna once worked as a tiler for her friend, while George used to be part of the band Colour. The two met on the Internet while working on separate projects and their musical union was forged when George remixed “Sweetheart” featuring Aluna’s vocals. Even though they met on the Internet, they don’t have a Wikipedia page.
Timeline: Read more…
I’ve already deducted through days of research that Taylor Swift is most certainly a princess. I don’t have time to go into it now because there are SO MANY REASONS (read about them here) and also because I have a responsibility to tell the world she’s hosting a live chat on Monday, to answer your questions and to share some supposedly big news.
Guys, I don’t want to ruin anything, but I’m like 90 percent sure she’s going to tell us that she was born a princess and has to brush off sparkle dust every morning so we don’t figure it out. Busted!
Anyway, her real time live chat is Aug. 13 starting at 7 pm ET. You can submit your questions into the live social chat during the webcast using your YouTube account. We’ll keep you updated on her big announcement, but I’m pretty sure I already know what it is.
But seriously guys, new album?! New fragrance? New movie? YES PLEASE (to all).
Every week ANDPOP columnist Kelly Burns narrows down the most bizarre stories of the week. They’re not exactly newsworthy but just weird enough to grab our attention. This week, San Francisco offers awesome Jedi classes and a dude busted for marijuana shows us why logic is a valuable skill.
The Dark Knight
rises is arrested
So Matthew Argintar obviously hasn’t seen ANY Batman movies, but dresses up like the hero and freaks the public right out. The 23-year-old, was arrested outside a New Jersey Home Depot, after being spotted dressed up as Batman, and asking people if they needed any help. Hey Matthew! Watch the movies! Batman doesn’t just ask random people if they need help. He knows where the bad guys are and saves those already in distress.. DUH! With the recent Colorado shooting, this is not a funny prank…
Warning: don’t insert in anus
I can’t believe people actually are dumb enough to do this! A man in Australia must have watched Jackass, cause he decided he would stick some fireworks in his buttocks and light them off for kicks. Well, this didn’t end well, for OBVIOUS REASONS! He was treated for burns to his cheeks, back and privates. SMH Do we really need this warning added to firework labels? Warning: Please do not insert in anus.
How to be a Jedi 101
Alright, so this might actually be my dream come true. If you love Star Wars like me and have always wanted to be a Jedi Knight, NOW YOU CAN! In San Francisco, there are lightsaber training classes for adults. The end goal of the class is to reenact the ending scene from The Empire Strikes Back, when Luke and Darth Vader have it out. I think I’m vacationing in San Francisco this Fall.
Drugs are bad mmkay? Read more…
In frightful situations, the best strategy is to close your eyes so the perceived monster goes away. If that’s not possible (ie if the monster is a stationary hardwood floor that you have to cross) just walk backwards like Sawyer. If you can’t see it, it can’t hurt you.
I’m already OBSESSED with Collective Cadenza as it is. No really, the seed started with human whistling, sprouted with the seven dudes playing Kanye and Jay-Z and then fully blossomed with the slightly depressing but still fun history of wooing women.
I’m going to stop using gardening metaphors now but I really can’t praise CDZA enough, so I’m going to keep going on and on about them. Their latest experiment was The Human Jukebox, in which three musicians took donations for requests like Lady Gaga and Michael Jackson. The audience also controlled how fast or slow they played each song.
This video literally made my morning, not just because the money earned was all donated and because Bach won, but also because my faith in humanity is RESTORED.
Watch it here:
There were tons of gasps at the North Greenwich Arena for Flying Dutchman Epke Zonderland, on the men’s horizontal bar. Dude earned the first ever gold medal for the Netherlands in this category and it’s not hard to see why with this routine. Zonderland pulled off three electrifying back-to-back release maneuvers, which if you don’t already know it, is like OMG good. He earned an astonishing 16.533 points.
“I dreamed about it for so long. This routine was a lot of risk,” Zonderland told reporters. “I still can’t believe it. It’s unique to be in a Olympic final if you’re a Dutch gymnast, but winning the gold is bizarre.”
Check out his cray routine below.
It’s a big day! We finally reveal the winner of our Carly Rae Jepsen contest. The lucky winner will get to meet Carly in person and see her in concert. We also watch videos about dating profiles, obnoxious goats and TRUST FALLS. Would you be there for me??
Thanks to Harry Potter‘s Tom Felton (who played Slytherin’s Malfoy) our lives have been enriched with these photos of the bandmates from One Direction looking quite dazzling in red carpet dresses. Felton is particularly partial to Harry Styles, who wears a short, belted number that reveals his cleavage. Thank you Tom Felton, thank you.
Who’s dressed the best?
During the 2008 Beijing Olympics it was reported that swimmer Michael Phelps was eating more than 12,000 calories a day during his training. It turned out his supposed diet was a myth, but like any good myth it sticks around.
Furious Pete, a competitive eater from my hometown of Mississauga (shout out!) decided to challenge himself to see if he could eat 12,000 pounds in one sitting.
If you’d like to attempt it, here’s everything Furious Pete ate:
The Michael Phelps Diet Challenge:
- 3 fried egg sandwiches with cheese and butter
- Bowl of grits/oatmeal
- 5 egg omelet
- 3 x french toast
- 3 x chocolate chip pancakes
- 2 large ham and cheese sandwiches
- 0.5 kilos (1+lb) of pasta
- 1 x XL pepperoni pizza
- 0.5 kilos (1+lb) of pasta
- energy drinks
Total = 12,000+ calories
Apparently Teen Vogue wasn’t as forthcoming as Seventeen Magazine when 14-year-old Julia Bluhm asked them to stop Photoshopping their models and celebrities in mid-July. Instead of the tour and cupcakes the ladies were met with at Seventeen, they just got cold hard stares from the editors of Teen Vogue.
While that’s totally uncool, it’s nice to see that their September issue is a little more subdued and natural looking — something teen girls can ACTUALLY relate to. Selena Gomez looks GORG on the cover and inside spread, wearing little makeup, frolicking with horses by the ocean and relaxing on the beach.
In the behind the scenes video, girl raves about wearing cozy sweaters (probably Justin’s) and casual jeans. The 20-year-old also talks about taking more mature movie roles and choosing pieces for her fashion line (no biggie). Compared to her other two cover shoots with the magazine, this is by far her most laid-back. LOVE.
Watch it here:
If everyone was as excited about life as this dude is about trains, I’m pretty sure the world would be a much better place. He literally loses his mind upon seeing a heritage train in New York. ”This is special. This is special,” he keeps repeating, followed by a series of orgasmic shrieks.