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The Top 10 Olympic-Sized Scandals Of The Summer Games

Olympic Scandals of all time

Let’s be real, we can’t make it through an entire Olympics without a scandal or two surfacing, but that’s what happens when you gather thousands of perfectly sculpted and hard-trained athletes from around the world and have them compete for ultimate bragging rights — best in the WORLD! And as someone who races strangers up the subway platform daily for no reward at all, I understand competitiveness. But sometimes the intense pressure drives professional athletes to do stupid things and with so much at stake, Olympians are scrutinized and closely watched even when they are playing fair. We’ve gathered 10 Olympic Scandals in the last 20 years (we had to narrow it down somehow!) including two very recent Olympic controversies.

10. Ye Shiwen, 2012 Summer Olympics, London

After setting a world record winning the women’s 400-meter individual medley on Saturday, Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen caught the eye of many. The 16-year-old swam the final 25 meters of the women’s race faster than Olympic champion Ryan Lochte swam the final 25 meters of the men’s individual medley to win the gold. On Monday, Ye swam in the 200-meter individual medley scoring the fastest qualifying time, setting yet another world record. So it should be of no surprise (unfortunately) that the teen is facing accusations of using performance enhancing substances. At this time, Ye maintains her innocence saying, “There’s absolutely no problem with the doping.” We hope not, Ye, we love a good clean fight.
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Liam Hemsworth Vs. Josh Hutcherson: Which Hunger Games Hunk Should Be This Week’s Hotness?

There are many, many reasons why we do NOT envy The Hunger Games Katniss Everdeen. How would we ever choose between a kind and gentle Peeta, and a strong and reliable Gale? And more to the point, how would we ever choose between an adorable Josh Hutcherson and undeniably hot Liam Hemsworth? We’ll leave that up to Katniss and you!

This week we are pitting the two handsome stars against each other in the ultimate Hunger Games Hotness showdown! A few months ago, Liam became a hotness champ when he battled his hunky brother, Chris Hemsworth and won 72 percent of the hotness vote, but can you really resist Josh’s charm? Are you going to side with Miley Cyrus and vote for her man Liam, or has Josh won your heart? View shots of these cuties in our gallery below and make your voice heard by voting in our poll!

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Related: Hunger Games Fans, Squee With Us And Enter To Win Some Superfan Prizes

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Octavia Spencer Wins Awards And Our Hearts (With Pie) During Breakout Actress Week

Awards season has long been the perfect time for the movie industry’s fresh faces to gain exposure at movie premieres, on red carpets and in a barrage of print and TV interviews. Often, it’s when we first become aware of young actresses, like Oscar nominees Hailee Steinfeld and Jennifer Lawrence last year. This year, it’s not just teenagers catching our eye; a few ladies who’ve been around for decades are finally getting their due as well. All week long, we at TheFablife are saluting these women and looking forward to what they’ll bring us after the last statuettes are handed out on Sunday. We’ve looked at Berenice Bejo’s, Shailene Woodley’s, Melissa McCarthy’s, Rooney Mara’s and Jessica Chastain’s big moments so far, and now we turn to …

Who: Octavia Spencer

Age: 39

What she did before 2011: A graduate of Auburn University, Octavia knew she wanted to work in the film industry, but had no idea it would end up being in front of the camera. Her film debut was appearing as a nurse in 1996′s A Time To Kill; though she was initially hired to work on the movie’s casting. After her first role, Octavia continued acting and has appeared in over 80 movies and television shows including Never Been Kissed, Being John Malkovich, The X-Files, Big Momma’s House, Bad Santa, Ugly Betty and Seven Pounds.

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Jessica Chastain Is Everywhere — Including In Our Breakout Actress Week!

Awards season has long been the perfect time for the movie industry’s fresh faces to gain exposure at movie premieres, on red carpets and in a barrage of print and TV interviews. Often, it’s when we first become aware of young actresses, like Oscar nominees Hailee Steinfeld and Jennifer Lawrence last year. This year, it’s not just teenagers catching our eye; a few ladies who’ve been around for decades are finally getting their due as well. All week long, we at TheFablife are saluting these women and looking forward to what they’ll bring us after the last statuettes are handed out on Sunday. We’ve looked at Berenice Bejo’s, Shailene Woodley’sMelissa McCarthy’s and Rooney Mara’s big moments so far, and now we turn to …

Who: Jessica Chastain

Age: 30

What she did before 2011: A graduate of the Juilliard School, Jessica started her acting career in theater and broke onto the small screen in 2004 appearing in hit television shows like, ER, Veronica Mars and Law & Order. In 2008 she made her film debut starring in Jolene.

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Who Is Berenice Bejo? The Artist’s Charismatic Ingenue Kicks Off Breakout Actress Week

Awards season has long been the perfect time for the movie industry’s fresh faces to gain exposure at movie premieres, on red carpets and in a barrage of print and TV interviews. Often, it’s when we first become aware of young actresses, like Oscar nominees Hailee Steinfeld and Jennifer Lawrence last year. This year, it’s not just teenagers catching our eye; a few ladies who’ve been around for decades are finally getting their due as well. All week long, we at TheFablife are saluting these women and looking forward to what they’ll bring us after the last statuettes are handed out on Sunday.

Who: Berenice Bejo

Age: 35

What she did before 2011: Born in Argentina and raised in France, Berenice started her acting career appearing in French television movies and series as well as films on the big screen. She made her American film debut in A Knight’s Tale (2001) and in 2006 met her husband, Artist director Michel Hazanavicius when she co-starred in his French spy parody OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (also starring The Artist’s Jean Dujardin).

Why we’re paying attention now: In 2011, Berenice starred in The Artist, which is not only a favorite with critics, but also a super entertaining movie, despite apparent strikes against its mass appeal — namely being silent, black-and-white and from France. While in London promoting the movie, Berenice revealed that she didn’t have to audition for the role of Peppy Miller because she inspired the character. And from what we’ve seen of her in interviews and on red carpets, she does seem very like the generous, optimistic young actress she plays in the movie. After picking up trophies left and right (from the Golden Globes to the Golden Collar), Berenice, Jean, Michel and the film itself are all nominated for Oscars.

What’s next? Berenice is starring in the upcoming French film Populaire set to release later this year.

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Brad Pitt’s Hair-volution: Honoring Brad’s Award-Worthy Hair

Is there anything more perfect than Oscar nominee Brad Pitt? He’s got the perfect wife, perfect career, perfect kids, perfect smile, perfect muscular physique and … let’s stop there, because while we could go on all day, we’re pretty sure none of you need convincing. Even his fashion missteps are perfect, in their own special way! It’s true. We can’t entirely fault Brad for those long bleached blonde locks (it was the ’90s) or even the Kate Gosselin-styled ‘do (also ’90s!). And no one else could rock a scraggly, dreaded beard more grandly than Pitt. Also, most of his, shall we say, less-than-ideal stylings were for a role, or for saving New Orleans, or something. That’s why we are awarding Brad Pitt with TheFABlife’s prestigious Perfect Hair Award (we’ll be on standby if Brad wants to give us an acceptance speech.).

Oh, to be a follicle on that perfectly shaped scalp, or a faint bit of stubble along his perfectly chiseled jawline, but we digress. Check out Brad’s Hair-volution through the years and tell us which look is your fave!

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The 100 Hottest Celeb Bikini Pics Of 2011

It’s that time of year again when we reflect on everything we’ve accomplished, as well as the things we probably could have done better (like eating a few less slices of pumpkin pie) and make heartfelt resolutions for the new year.  After all of the indulgences of the holiday season, we normally include the plan to live a healthier lifestyle at the very top of our list.  If you need motivation to get fit in 2012,  look no further than our collection of the 100 hottest bikini photos of 2011. It’s sure to inspire you to finally use that gym membership!

We’ve ranked the top 10 hottest bikini clad ladies, and included another 90 wildly sexy bikini shots, in no particular order. Enjoy!

1. Halle Berry

Move over Miranda Kerr (Miranda was crowned our hottest bikini bod in 2009 and 2010), Halle Berry wins this year! Peep more Halle Berry bikini pics.

2. Alessandra Ambrosio

See sexy shots of Alessandra Ambrosio and her fellow Victoria’s Secret Angels in this 2011 Victoria’s Secret fashion show mega gallery!

Check out more bikini beauties after the jump!

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The 30 Fiercest Beyonce Photos Of 2011

It has been one heck of a 2011 for Beyonce. She dropped her fourth studio album, 4, released over five music videos, performed at numerous award shows, joined Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign to end childhood obesity and … hmm, what are we missing? Oh, yeah, she made a little Babyonce! (Forgive us, we’re exhausted just typing all of that out.) It’s safe to say that Bey has had a pretty spectacular year both personally and professionally, and she managed to accomplish it all with style and grace. We are nearly paralyzed with awe, but we managed to mobilize enough to gather 30 of her most fabulous and stunning looks from 2011. There is nothing this talented woman can’t do, and do simultaneously. Check out shots of B before the bump and pics of her fiercely rocking her new addition!

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Christina Milian’s Top 20 Hottest Outfits

It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years since Christina Milian first hit the music scene. Over the years Christina has gone from songstress to actress, from hot mama to hot mommy, all while aging like a fine wine. And in a world of Heidi Montags that is something we can appreciate. Take a moment and celebrate Christina’s 30th Birthday with us by checking out her 20 hottest looks.

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Battle Of The Wacky Fashion Week Outfits: Jessie J. Vs. Nicki Minaj

It looks like Jessie J is taking a page right out of Nicki Minaj‘s wild Harajuku Barbie notebook. Last week Nicki rocked a colorful and crazy ensemble to NY Fashion Week and earlier this week Jessie followed suit and hit London Fashion Week sporting an equally colorful and bizarre outfit. Do you think Jessie was inspired by Minaj’s gumballs? Or was the Brit songstress challenging Nicki to a wild fashion duel? Check out our gallery of Jessie J below and tell us which pop diva rocked the crazier outfit to Fashion Week. [Photo: Getty Images]

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