Oh hello there, muscles. The USA mens 4x100m freestyle relay team clinched the gold metal last night, beating the pompous French team (who had trash talked our guys and promised to “smash” them in the competition) by just .08 seconds. World records were broken and gold medals were won, but our focus was elsewhere – mainly on every exposed American swimmer body part we could find. These dudes (Michael Phelps, Jason Lezak, Garrett Weber-Gale and Cullen Jones) are hot in regular clothes, but dripping wet and cheering in a half-torn off body suit contraption? Yes, please.
Rumors are swirling around the internet that Lil Wayne‘s daughter, Reginae Carter, was killed in a car accident late in the evening of August 10th. Very few details are known, and Wayne’s camp has yet to confirm the incident. Reginae, 8, is the child of Wayne and his ex-wife, high school sweetheart Antonia Johnson. Wayne was just 16 when Reginae was born. Though conflicting reports are being reported, we’re sincerely hoping this is just a rumor. [Photo: Getty Images]
President Bush and clan are at the Olympics this week and from the looks of it, our Commander in Chief is having a grand ol’ time checking out some volleyball ass and raisin’ the roof alongside Mitt Romney and Bill Gates. Crazy faces? American flag? George Bush has got ‘em! Leadership skills and a good vocabulary? Not so much.
In addition to being a philandering jerk, turns out former Presidential hopeful John Edwards also has crap taste in the ladies. Newsweek reporter Jonathan Darman shares several discussions he had with Edwards’ mistress Rielle Hunter, a former webisode producer for Edwards’ campaign, that state she was prone to “new age jargon” and talked smack about Elizabeth, Edwards’ cancer-battling wife and mother of four.
Darman, who first met Hunter in 2007 and observed a certain stalker-esque tendency about her, told him that she was working with Edwards to help him “[tap] into…his potential.” She called Edwards a “transformational leader,” like Gandhi and Martin Luther King. As for Elizabeth Edwards, Hunter said she “does not give off good energy” and promised Darman “someday the truth about her is going to come out.”
Hunter also told the reporter that she wanted to pitch a television show to Sex and the City producers about women who “help” men by having affairs with them, to get them out of failing marriages. She might want to change that pitch to ruining any chance at a political career and destroying families. [Photo: Getty Images]
Come on, Yung Berg, what’s the first thing you learn on the streets? “Don’t give your limo driver static.” Every rapper knows that! Berg, of the hits “Sexy Lady” and “Sexy Can I,” was arrested early Saturday for menacing, as well as criminal possession of marijuana and a firearm, after his limo driver filed a disturbance report with the NYPD. This news comes just in time to help promote his debut album, Look What You Made Me, out tomorrow. [SOHH]
Bourne bombshell Julia Stiles may not be taking her break-up with artist Jonathan Kramer very well. According to Page Six, Stiles was annoyed by a group taking photos of themselves near her at a Manhattan restaurant recently, snapping “bye, guys! – glad you got your pictures!” as they left. Stiles’ rep swears she wasn’t being sarcastic, but who would earnestly announce their joy over a fellow diner’s Flickr addition? Certainly not Kat Stratford. [Page Six]
Heroes star Hayden Panettiere is now embroiled is some serious dysfunctional family drama, after her dad Alan was arrested at 3:00 AM this morning for domestic violence. He supposedly clocked the actress’s mom in the face after arguing over some dude Lesley Panettiere was chatting with at an event Hayden hosted on Sunday, claiming she was “disrespecting” him. Looks like he did a pretty good job of that himself! Papa Panettiere is now locked up and facing a $50,000 bail and a permanent reputation as a douchebag.
Before things got violent, Hayden stepped out with her much older boyfriend, Milo Ventimiglia, hosting a benefit for her beloved whales in Hollywood. Pics below. [TMZ]
Apparently we aren’t the only ones who think Gossip Girl is overrated - Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 co-stars Blake Lively and America Ferrera appeared together on Good Day LA to plug their movie, and Blake got a little gushy while talking up her hit show, the teen sex-fest Gossip Girl. While she rattles on, America picks at her hands before rolling her eyes and throwing down a serious death stare at Blake. Our new hero America – who’s the star of her own hit, Ugly Betty - belongs on a Wheaties box for her moves. Clip above.
The King Of Comedy, Bernie Mac, died yesterday — and the King of Soul died today. Isaac Hayes, the Grammy-winning soul legend who exuded sex with his incredibly deep baritone voice, was best known for writing the theme song to the 1971 blaxploitation flick Shaft. “Theme From Shaft” won an Academy Award for best original theme song. More recently, Hayes provided the voice for Chef on South Park.
Hayes’s wife, Adjowa, found him collapsed near a still-running treadmill at his home in a Memphis suburb. Attempts to revive him by paramedics were unsuccessful. The cause of death is not known. On an eerie note: Isaac Hayes and Bernie Mac will star together posthumously in Soulmen, a movie with a November 14 release date. [Photo: Getty Images]
After the jump, watch Hayes sing “Theme From Shaft.”
Well what do you know?! The National Enquirer was right: John Edwards has finally come forward to confess to cheating on his wife Elizabeth Edwards in 2006, with some blond lady named Rielle (pronounced Riley) Hunter. Hunter and Edwards apparently met in a bar in New York City, and she later produced videos for his campaign. Edwards spilled his shamed guts to ABC News last night, in an interview that conveniently aired at the same time as the Opening Ceremonies of the 2008 Olympics. Smart move, Johnny! We’ve rounded up the most pertinent deets in the scandal below. Enjoy.
John Edwards has admitted to having an affair with Rielle Hunter, but says he did not father her child and wants to take a paternity test. We smell an Oprah ep!
The former Sentator and VP nominee blamed the affair on his narcissism, and not on his perfectly coiffed hair.