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Top 5 WTF/LOL/OMG Moments of 2012 (VIDEO)

What a year it’s been.

Like every year, 2012 was filled with its fair share of highs and lows.

Who could forget, for example, when the USA women’s gymnastics team flipped, landed and contorted their bodies on their quest to win Gold at the Olympic Games in London? Or what about…

Dylan Howard | December 28, 2012 - 10:00 am

Ryan Lochte Reveals He’s in Talks With E! for His Own Reality Show (EXCLUSIVE)

Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte has certainly been a hot commodity since the Summer Olympics in which he captured 11 medals, the public’s admiration, several new sponsors and a lot of interest from various television networks and producers.

“I’ve been lucky enough to get all these proposals,” Lochte told Celebuzz during our live The

Jethro Nededog | August 30, 2012 - 8:45 am

Missy Franklin Gets Olympic Rings Tattoo: 9 Other Athletes With Tattoos (PHOTOS)

Gabby Douglas may have splurged on a McMuffin after taking home Olympic gold in women’s gymnastics, but four-time gold medalist Missy Franklin decided to get something more permanent: a tattoo.

The freshly inked swimmer showed off her new Olympic rings tattoo on her Twitter page.

“All inked up! AHH! Can’t believe it!

Crystal Bell | August 20, 2012 - 6:00 am

Ryan Lochte: My Crush Blake Lively Still Hasn’t Called Me (VIDEO)

Call him…maybe?

Olympic champion Ryan Lochte may have put the word out about his crush on Blake Lively during a recent interview on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, but apparently, it was to no avail.

“I haven’t heard from her,” Lochte told Celebuzz at Thursday’s WWE Summerslam kick-off party in Beverly Hills. “I am still waiting. Hopefully. I will be…

Nicholas White | August 17, 2012 - 4:00 pm

‘The Colbert Report’ Hires New Interns: Team USA Gymnastics’ ‘Fierce Five’ (VIDEO)

In every office a good intern is essential. So since Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report’s summer interns are leaving, Stephen Colbert had to find some above average replacements on Wednesday night.

Enter the “Fierce Five,” fresh off “some kind of study abroad program in London” where they learned a lot about the Olympics…

Lauren DiMascio | August 16, 2012 - 7:34 pm

Ryan Lochte Scores Guest Role on The CW’s ‘90210’

We’ve been on the reality show watch for Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte’s reality show announcement, but he surprised us by going a different route.

The CW announced on Tuesday that the 28-year-old will be guest starring on its upcoming fifth season of 90210 in an episode airing Monday, Oct. 29 at 8 PM.

Jethro Nededog | August 14, 2012 - 1:26 pm

Olympics 2012: Spice Girls Reunite for Dazzling Performance (PHOTOS AND VIDEO)

After much anticipation, the Spice Girls finally reunited on Sunday for an epic performance during the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympics in London.

The all-girl group — comprised of Victoria Beckham, Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm and Geri Halliwell — looked and sounded better than ever as they cruised into Olympic…

| August 13, 2012 - 10:00 am

Olympics Closing Ceremony: One Direction, Spice Girls Rock the London Games Finale (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

The 2012 London Games came to a close Sunday, but not before sending the Olympic flame to Rio de Janeiro in true spectacular fashion.

With show-stopping musical performances from One Direction, Spice Girls and, yes, even Russell Brand, no expense was spared for the big finish in the country’s capital.


Gabrielle Chung | August 13, 2012 - 12:39 am

Olympics 2012: USA Men’s Basketball Team Takes Home Gold Medal

It’s another win for Team USA.

In one of the last Olympic events at the 2012 London Games, the U.S. men’s basketball team has defeated Spain and cinched their second consecutive gold medal this Sunday.

Though sport stars LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Kobe Bryant, Tyson Chandler, Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant, James

Gabrielle Chung | August 12, 2012 - 1:17 pm

The Best and Worst of Summer Olympics: 92 Unforgettable Moments of the London Games (PHOTOS)

On Sunday, the 2012 London Olympics come to a close after two weeks of memorable — and, in many cases, historic — moments.

Over the last 17 days, Celebuzz has been there to cover every inch of the way, from Michael Phelps’ record-setting medal count to gymnast Jordyn Wieber’s unsuccessful — tearful –…

| August 12, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Olympics 2012: 7 Things You May Have Missed From Saturday’s Games

Athletes from around the world were still giving it their 110 percent as the London Olympics wrapped up its final full day of games.

The United States continued to dominate in women’s basketball, while Mexico shocked spectators during the men’s soccer final.

On the track, Usain Bolt and Team Jamaica bested…

Gabrielle Chung | August 12, 2012 - 11:02 am

Olympics 2012: Best and Worst Moments From Two Weeks in London (PHOTOS)

By most standards, the 2012 London Olympics were pretty epic for Team USA.

Between Missy Franklin’s incredible run in the pool to gymnast Gabby Douglas’ stunning performance in the Individual All-Around, stars were born, tears of joy were shed and history was made in just over two weeks of competition.


| August 12, 2012 - 8:00 am

Michael Phelps Hits the Green for Golf Channel Reality Series

With his final Olympics behind him, Michael Phelps is taking on a new sport and he’s doing it for the Golf Channel’s cameras.

The cable network announced on Saturday that the most decorated Olympian in history with 22 career medals will be featured as a student on the fifth season of The Haney

Jethro Nededog | August 11, 2012 - 6:34 pm

Michael Phelps Vacations With Pals in the Maldives (PHOTO)

When you’re the most decorated Olympian of all time, life’s a beach.

After upping his medal count to a whopping 22 during the 2012 London Olympics, Michael Phelps jetted off with pals for a guys-only getaway in the Maldives.

How is Phelps celebrating his record-breaking success?

Cory Lopez | August 11, 2012 - 5:00 pm

Olympics 2012: 5 Things You May Have Missed From Friday’s Games (PHOTOS)

As the 2012 London Olympic Games wind down, world records and historic moments continue to be made.

Great Britain’s field hockey had a ground-breaking Friday, with the women’s team grabbing its first medal in 20 years.

Who did the beat on their way to victory?

Cory Lopez | August 11, 2012 - 4:18 pm

Olympics 2012: Kate Middleton Cheers British Field Hockey to a Bronze Medal (PHOTOS)

Kate Middleton was back to her cheerleader ways as she watched Great Britain grab its first field hockey medal in 20 years on Friday.

Dressed in a white Team GB sleeveless polo shirt and knee-length skirt, the Duchess of Cambridge — accompanied by a couple of bodyguards, of course — applauded from the…

Cory Lopez | August 11, 2012 - 2:21 pm

The Best and Worst of Olympics 2012: 10 Biggest Stars From London’s Summer Games (PHOTOS)

Gabby Douglas and Missy Franklin are just two of the people who became household names over the last two weeks, all thanks to their incredible runs at the 2012 Olympics in London.

Indeed, Douglas and Franklin captivated TV audiences around the world with their Gold medal victories, and all eyes will remain on…

| August 11, 2012 - 9:00 am

Michael Phelps’ New Girlfriend Megan Rossee Finds Fame and Problems Thanks to Her Olympian Beau (PHOTOS)

Michael Phelps has gone from having one new girlfriend to two!

When it was revealed this week that besides winning six medals at the 2012 London Olympics, Phelps, 27, had landed another new prize — stunning model Megan Rossee — the world went into to overdrive.

While unknown at the time, the…

Celebuzz | August 10, 2012 - 7:06 pm

Ryan Lochte on Reality Show Prospects: ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ ‘The Bachelor,’ Call Me! (VIDEO)

Television producers are salivating over the big personalities (and hot bodies) of this summer’s Olympics. And Ryan Lochte is definitely fielding offers.

“We’ll see,” the 28-year-old swimmer told co-host Matt Lauer Friday on NBC’s Today. “We’ll see what happens. I’m definitely looking towards Dancing With the Stars and The Bachelor, so we’ll see…

Jethro Nededog | August 10, 2012 - 1:56 pm

Olympics 2012: 4 Things You May Have Missed From Thursday’s Games (PHOTOS)

Day 13 of the 2012 Olympics in London proved to be especially lucky for Team USA.

Indeed, many of the United States’ finest were victorious in their respective games, particularly the women’s soccer team, who headed into the Gold-medal match hoping to avenge their loss to Japan at the 2011 World Cup.

| August 10, 2012 - 9:23 am
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