Ryan Lochte has been getting a lot of attention for his new reality show What Would Ryan Lochte Do? and the response – especially of the news media – has not been all that favourable…which is understandable since he says things like “If you’re a man at night, you have to be a man in the morning.”
The confusing one liners of the Olympic gold-medalist landed him on Anderson Coopers “The Ridiculist” after an internet genius mashed up his catch phrase with Usher’s smash hit “Yeah.”
I think this video is proof enough that Ryan Lochte needs to stay in the pool and off the television – and keep his mouth shut as often as possible.
This insanely fast gymnastic routine can’t be real, right? BECAUSE IT’S BLOWING MY MIND!
Ryan Lochte is like a gift that keeps giving.
In an efforts to keep him relevant between the Olympics, the Olympic swimmer’s new E! reality show What Would Ryan Lochte Do? is set to premiere on April 21.
While just under a month away, E! has just released a four minute sneak peek into Lochte’s world. Obviously, the preview is full of Lochte-isms we could only expect from the swimmer, including a quick lesson on how to say “Jeah!” and a night out on the town.
While the women come to him at the bars, I can’t help but giggle as one of the women he flirts with asks, “Does this work for everybody?” He techniques may suck, but as we soon find out that he is indeed looking for love.
Will he find it? We’ll have to watch to find out!
ESPN went the musical route for the famed sports outlet’s magazine version this month. But to keep in touch with their roots, they decided to recreate famous album covers with some famous athletes. Soccer player Alex Morgan sits pretty as Katy Perry, sprinter Allyson Felix gets bootylicious as Beyoncé and Ryan Lochte is the baby from Nirvana’s Nevermind album.
Yes, you read that right and yes, Nirvana and Ryan Lochte were i the same sentence.
Here’s his ESPN photo:
and here’s the original:
Thankfully, and unlike his baby counterpart, Lochte did not drop trou for the occasion but he did managed to get a pretty spot on baby expression. Actually, who are we kidding? Lochte only has two facial expressions: utter confusion and stupid confidence. No wonder he nails it.
YouTuber DukieAjah is challenging himself to see how many times he can get rejected for making the most ridiculous requests.
From asking to borrow a $100 from a stranger to demanding a “burger refill”, this man has been pretty successful in his quest until the third day of his challenge.
Going into a Krispy Kreme to request a set of donuts in the shape of the Olympic rings, he was only expecting a big fat “NO.” But to his surprise, the lovely shop manager named Jackie happily obliged and fulfilled his request. And best of all? The doughnuts were on the house!
Someone needs to give this woman a MAJOR promotion. As an employee working in an often unfriendly environment of customer service, Jackie SERIOUSLY went out of her way to make someone’s day.
You should really be careful what you say, or else karma will come right up to you and kick you in the nuts (literally). During the London Games Australian sports commenter Sam Newman called taekwondo the most ridiculous thing he’d ever seen — not in a good way. He caused an uproar and though he was originally going to retract what he said, he didn’t end up doing it.
That’s where Aussie Olympians Safwan Khalil and Carmen Marton come in. They appeared on The Footy Show and made Newman reconsider his words… and eventually apologize.
I find the Olympics are kind of like Christmas. While it’s happening, you indulge in the camaraderie with family and friends but as soon as it’s over, it’s over. Being reminded of that glorious time is like dangling a piece of pie in front of your face and chanting, no you can’t have it. That’s why I dragged over this mashup of the best Olympics moments from the London Games. But it’s actually pretty funny and I assure you that you’ll watch more than you intend.
VIVA FOREVER! Spice Girls bring me back to my childhood
My five fave woman who taught me all there is to know (Girl power) performed at the closing ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games. If you were on Twitter while it happened, guys and girls of all ages were stoked for this one night reunion. I wish it could last a little bit longer, with another reunion tour..please? [j13jackson]
The Wanted play electric dog collar game #ouch
If there’s one “boy band” out there today that doesn’t care what they say, when they say it and are totally unleashed, it’s The Wanted. During an interview in New Zealand, the lads played a trivia game where Nathan and Jay had to wear an electric dog collar around their neck. (Okay seriously, how did they get away with this?) At least the guys were great sports and the whole thing was hilarious to watch. [jayssword]
Taylor Swift shares secrets on LIVE chat!
Last night, Taylor Swift had a live chat with all of her swifties and shared some secrets about brand new music and her upcoming album Red, out this October. The newest track that went straight to #1 on iTunes is titled, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” Hmm, which ex do you think it could be about? [tumboy]
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Usain Bolt had one job to do going into the Olympics and that was to defend his title as the world’s fastest man. While he has since proven himself after dominating in the men’s 100m, 200m and the 4x100m relay, the track star REALLY took it to the next level when he celebrated like a champion.
Hamming it up for the crowd, the media and the viewers back home, some may call Bolt’s celebratory regime a bit over the top. But hey, if you’ve just proven yourself to be THIS naturally gifted, I guess it’s better to savour the moment while you’re at it.
Though many of us may never get the chance to run as fast as Usain Bolt, we all know how good it feels to win. So if you’re ever presented with the wonderful opportunity of winning the biggest competition of your life (an eating contest, a Super Smash Bros. tournament, etc.), here’s a step-by-step guide to celebrate just like the world’s fastest man on the planet.
1. Kiss the track (or the ground you’re standing on)
2. Celebratory push-ups (although it’s not like you’ve just proven your greatness)
In the name of girl power, the Spice Girls will be performing at the closing ceremonies of the 2012 Olympic Games tomorrow!
While there hasn’t been any confirmation on what songs the ladies will be performing, pictures of the girls rehearsing were posted on Twitter as they practiced their choreography on top of black cars.
Posh Spice aka Victoria Beckham was the first to confirm that the group would be performing at the Olympics about three weeks ago.
“We are so proud to be English and we are very excited about the Olympics,” she said.
But don’t count on another reunion for the girls just yet. “I don’t know about a comeback tour, but I loved being back with the girls. There was a lot of fun, we did so much together and we’ll see. If they’re up for something then I certainly am.”
Oh, for the sake of my childhood…please go on ANOTHER reunion tour! While I’ll get to see you perform tomorrow, I guess I’ll have to settle for Viva Forever!, the West End Musical based on the Spice Girls’ hits.
That being said, what songs do you want to hear when they perform tomorrow?
Hopefully, they’ll perform this song.
There’s a reason why this type of diving wasn’t included in the Olympics. Going into a donut float, this man in an ill-fitting speedo decides to do some precision diving in what appears to be dangerously shallow water.
Winning medals at the Olympics is pretty sweet. But like anything in life, taking part in the biggest competition of your life can throw some major curve-balls at you.
During the triathlon event, Canadian Simon Whitfield crashed his bicycle and took down Costa Rica’s Leonardo Chacón Corrales’ in the process. But rather than getting angry about the accident, Corrales took to Facebook to send a sweet message to his Canadian competitor.
This is exactly what the Olympics should be. Recognizing that it’s all about camaraderie and sportsmanship, this athlete is the epitome of class.
Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney has a lot to be proud of these days. Along with being the 2011 World Vault Champion she won a gold AND silver medal at the Olympics. However, Maroney didn’t look all that impressed at the medal ceremony for women’s vault after she fell during her second performance.
It was only a matter of time before her less-than-pleased expression was turned into a meme, by 28-year-old New Yorker Gavin Aloen. He created a page on Tumblr called McKayla Is Not Impressed and it rocks. [Source]
Here are some of our faves:
McKayla is not impressed by Chris Brown or Drake
Kanye and Kim Kardashian mean nothing to her
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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…
Some may call Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte “America’s hero” but others clearly think of him as a fame whore-douchebag. Not only is his signature saying, “Jeah” (take a moment and scream Lil Jon’s “YEAHH” in your head), he looks like a total frat boy and currently picking up any endorsement he can get his hands on.
The Second City Network put together a hilarious parody of the many examples why Lochte sucks at doing commercials. Not that his oily chest and pretty eyes weren’t distracting enough, the responses he gives back to the director are total NO-NO’s. In fact, Lochte really did do commercials for Gatorade, Gillette and AT&T in the past.
I wonder what else will be in the works for Ryan Lochte, post-Olympics? Possibly Dancing with the Stars?
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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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.
I know I already mentioned it here, but I really love the Olympics. It’s such a fantastic way to build communities across the country, and for athletes and spectators to learn more about other countries. Also, how many times can you say you just watched someone’s dreams come true? Because that’s exactly what happens when you watch someone win gold. It’s amazing!
It must be mentioned that an added bonus is just how gorgeous these athletes are. They’re all ripped and look like Greek gods. Seriously, IT’S LIKE THEIR BODIES WERE SCULPTED BY ZEUS HIMSELF. I already married five Olympics athletes in my imagination, including Australian swimmer James Magnussen (wedding registry at the imaginary Crate and Barrel down the street).
One of the standout athletes making many hearts aflutter has to be diver Tom Daley. The 18-year-old from Great Britain is already a celebrity in his own country as his charms and looks match his diving skills. Just in case you haven’t seen enough of Daley, here’s a video from back in February as he and fellow Team GB diving members dance to LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It.”
If there were an Olympics for animals, I bet cats would be the most dominant force. With their sneaky nature, smart thinking and quick and agile jumps, Maru the cat certainly shows just how versatile her species can be.
I can’t really relate to this (since I’m a girl myself), but how does Bruce Jenner do it? He’s basically surrounded by woman in his family 24/7. Not only does he have a daughter from his first marriage, a step-father to Kris’ daughters from her first marriage (Kim, Kourtney and Khloe), and Kendall and Kylie (with Kris), he must have a ton of responsibilities under his belt.
The former Olympian was in studio with Ryan Seacrest the other day, where he was asked (FF to 1:54) what happens when a “new man” enters the family. HINT: Kim + Kanye= Kimye. As soon as Bruce hears the question, he clenches his teeth into a tight smile and it looks as though he doesn’t want to say what he really feels.
Bruce played it safe and said, “I have to back up, I have to accept their decision, and I watch it very closely.”