We’re getting really excited for the summer Olympics around here, guys. And today’s number one reason? Ryan Lochte. Today, Lochte qualified fastest in the 200-meter freestyle prelims at 1:48:14. He’s the world champion in the event, FYI, after beating Michael Phelps for the title last year in Shanghai. Lochte also beat Phelps in their first final at the Olympic trials on Monday when he won the 400 individual medley on Monday. You know how else the gold-medalist is beating Phelps? In the eye candy department.
Lochte, 27, is from Daytona Beach, Florida and majored in sculpting his abs and perfecting his tan — er, we mean sports management, at the University of Florida. He came home from Beijing in 2008 with three gold medals, two silver and one bronze. And in 2009, he managed to become the first swimmer to set a world record since the ban on performance enhancing suits. So he’s got more than just fantastic bone structure and a perfectly chiseled torso.
Since the championships, he’s been training for the Olympics with Coach DeLancey who praised Lochte in Men’s Health in its July/August issue: ”I’ve worked with some tough athletes. There’s none tougher than Ryan. He’s not afraid to throw up.” Ew. But we totally admire his need to achieve!
“Pain, tolerance, endurance — when it comes down to that point, there’s always something left,” Lochte says. “You just have to find it.”
We’ll leave the pain and vomiting to Ryan. We’re all about pleasure here, which you will find as you check out these 20 drool-worthy photos:
Katy Perrydid promise us that her 3-D concert doc, Part of Me, would show everything she was going through while on tour, including her rocky relationship with soon-to-be-ex-husband Russell Brand. Now we’re getting a better idea of just how much she’s showing in the flick, which hits theaters on July 5.
In an interview with MTV News, Perry explained that though it is hard to deal with her split publicly, she wanted to show her fans even the ugly side to her story. “The truth will always prevail,” Perry said. “If you were to have seen that movie and walked out and [my breakup] wasn’t at all mentioned, like it never happened, you’d be like, ‘Eh, this is weird. What is she trying to hide?’ I don’t like to hide.” Read more…
We saw a few photos of Jennie Garth this week looking really good for someone who’s currently going through a divorce — maybe a little too good around the eyes, if you know what we mean. Of course, that made us wonder how the rest of the original flavor Beverly Hills, 90210 gang is doing these days. They’ve certainly gone through a lot of changes since the first episode of aired in October 1990. Some, like Garth and Shannen Doherty, went on to have other successful series on TV (What I Like About You and Charmed, respectively). Others, like Luke Perry and Jason Priestley, didn’t exactly see their careers take off like we expected. Gabrielle Carteris and Tori Spelling have had a good run as moms, both on and off the air. And we’re still waiting to see when Brian Austin Green and wife Megan Fox will announce her bun in the oven. Regardless of where their careers are these days (where is it, Ian Ziering?), we are pleased to report that most of the former residents of that famed zip code are still looking their sunny, attractive selves. And since we began writing this post, that guitar riff has not left our heads, so we’ll always have that. Anyway, check out this gallery of the kids from Beverly Hills High School both back in the day and now.
Looks like we’re not the only ones with Pattinson fever (yes, we’re convinced it’s a real thing)! Cosmopolis director David Cronenberg has a tight loving grip on Robert Pattinsonand now Woody Allen is gushing about how he would love to work with the Twi-star! At the NYC premier of Woody’s new film To Rome With Love, he told HollywoodLife.com that he “wouldn’t hesitate” to work with R-Patz. He thinks that Pattinson is “a wonderful actor. I’ve seen him act and interviewed on television. I find him charming and amusing and if I ever had anything he was right for I wouldn’t hesitate for a second!”
What an amazing compliment from one of Hollywood’s biggest directors. As if we didn’t think Pattinson was going to make it, he’s got both Woody and Cronenberg hooked and wanting to bring him even higher than vampire fan worship. During a recent Q & A at a London Apple Store, Cronenberg said he chose Pattinson to be in Cosmopolis because he ” just thought it would be wonderful to hear this dialogue spoken by wonderful actors, and I stumbled accidentally across Rob.” And of course, he fell victim to the old Pattinson charm. “The charisma that he has is obvious and is necessary for this film as his character is in absolutely every scene,” Cronenberg continued. “You have to have someone who has the chops, and is interesting and charismatic.”
Wow, our Twilight boy has a bright future ahead of him and we seriously can’t wait to see what’s next!
We regret to inform you that Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis have officially split after 14 years of togetherness. Excuse us as we dry our tears off the keyboard. The celeb couple we thought would stand strong throughout the years has called it quits “amicably” according to Depp’s spokeswoman. The statement released to Entertainment Tonight also asks that everyone “respect their privacy and, more importantly, the privacy of their children.”
Both of them have said in the past that they do not need a piece of paper to prove their mutual respect and love for one another. Paradis once told Elle “I love the romance of ‘let’s get married,’ but then, when you have it so perfect … I mean, I’m more married than anybody can be – we have two kids. Maybe one day, but it’s something I can really do without.” But last few years have clearly been rocky for the couple, who have not graced any red carpet together in over a year. They reportedly even live in different homes on different continents, with Depp in Hollywood and Paradis in France.
The pair got together in June of 1998, when Depp saw Paradis sitting at a bar in the Costes Hotel in Paris. He was apparently so stunned by her beauty that he asked a friend to invite her to their table. In that first meeting they spoke for 2 hours. And before we knew it, 2 hours turned into 14 years! We can only hope for the best for them and their children, but would it be so bad for us to break out the ice cream and a rom-com so we could cry for a little?
Rhianna is the badass princess of the pop world. She’s the good girl gone bad, hard and rated R! She’s the girl next door…if you live next door to the Hells Angels. And with a reputation like that, she’s gotta have some awesome ink to match, right? Last Saturday in the midst of the insane Chris Brown/Drake drama, Riri revealed her 17th tattoo along with the post “Falcon: a light that shines in the darkness! Never close their eyes during sleep.”
But with this unveiling, we have realized that it’s hard to keep track of where she keeps the rest of her body art. Of course there’s her infamous typo tattoo, and most recently her knuckle duster tats. But what else? After going on quite the treasure hunt (and then throwing a little victory dance party for ourselves), we were able to track down each and every last one of her tattoos. Check ‘em out in the gallery below!
Even before the Mickey Mouse Club got their hands on him, Ryan Gosling was busting out some sweet moves and a voice bigger than his body to match them. Here we have him at a Mormon talent show at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Cornwall, Ontario back in 1991. The 10-year-old Gosling starts off with a smooth rendition of the soul classic ”When a Man Loves a Woman” as he works the stage with insane levels of pre-pubescent swag. He is then joined onstage by his older sister, Mandi, to dance to C&C Music Factory’s “Everybody Dance Now.” And we can’t forget those awful matching outfits that the duo seem to make completely adorable!
In an interview with Interview magazine in 2010, Gosling spoke about performing as a child. He said that when he was 8 and his sister was 12, “We would sing “’When a Man Loves a Woman’ to the bride. We’d do it right before the garter ceremony. While the bride was sitting on the chair, I would get down on my knees and sing the song, and then my sister would sing another song, and then together we would sing ‘Old Time Rock & Roll.’ Then sometimes if we were really killing it, I’d sing ‘Runaround Sue.’” What we’d give to hear a little serenade from Gosling now! And maybe without his shirt on…
Today’s a big birthday for pop icon, Paula Abdul, as she turns the big 5-0! She’s showed the world all she’s got since the early 80s and we know she’s not slowing down any time soon! Pop isn’t all she’s got – Paula is known for her wacky and fabulous wardrobe. The colors, the designs, the sparkles – OH MY! Abdul ‘s unique threads are always show stoppers. Her originality radiates in every red carpet pose from the Kids’ Choice Awards to the Grammys. Abdul has come a long way since her days on her high school cheerleading team and has proved to be the powerful woman she set out to be.
This past January Abdul announced that she would not be returning to be a judge on the X-Factor. So what’s she up to now? Well a few days ago she was spotted at Citizens Bank Park during the Phillies/Dodgers game. She was there there supporting the Prostate Cancer Foundation and getting down with the Phillies mascot, Phillie Phanatic. Check out some of her wildest outfits, craziest ‘dos, and sweetest dance moves in the gallery below!
Bradley Cooper and Scarlett Johannson? Talk about a match made in beautiful people heaven! Hopefully you weren’t too excited about the reports that Cooper had rekindled his relationship with Zoe Saldana, because he and Johannson were spotted having a romantic meal at Wolfgang Pucks in the Bel Air Hotel last week. A witness told RadarOnline.com that the two “were definitely having more than a ‘friends’ dinner, it seemed pretty obvious they totally have the hots for each other.”
And we’re happy to report that chivalry is not dead! Cooper was a perfect gentleman as he stood up when ScarJo left for the restroom and again when she returned – how sweet! The witness also said that Cooper “seemed almost distracted by Scarlett’s beauty, especially since she was wearing a very low cut dress, and Scarlett was totally working her charms. She kept flipping her hair when she laughed at his jokes.”
This isn’t the first time rumors have soared about these two. After their on-screen hook-up in 2011, Life and Style reported that they were spotted dating off-set at NYC hot spot, Provacateur. It’s too soon to say anything definite, but we’re looking forward to seeing more from the He’s Just Not That Into You co-stars!