Tag Archives: Michael Phelps

Michael Phelp’s Dropped By Kellogg’s

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Michael Phelps is paying for the now famous photo of him smoking a bong – in a big way!!

Kellogg’s is dropping Michael as a corn flakes spokesman.

Kellogg’s made a statement:

“We originally built the relationship with Michael, as well as the other Olympic athletes, to support our association with the U.S. Olympic team. Michael’s most recent behavior is not consistent with the image of Kellogg. His contract expires at the end of February and we have made a decision not to extend his contract.”

Michael was also suspended from competition and denied financial support for three months by USA Swimming, the sport’s national governing body.

“This is not a situation where any anti-doping rule was violated, but we decided to send a strong message to Michael because he disappointed so many people, particularly the hundreds of thousands of USA Swimming member kids who look up to him as a role model and a hero,” the federation says in a statement. “Michael has voluntarily accepted this reprimand and has committed to earn back our trust.”

Michaels other sponsors, including Speedo, Omega watch and Visa, have stuck by him.

What do you think – should Michael have been dropped by Kellogg’s and been denied financial support by USA Swimming??

By Shari

Olympic Hero – Michael Phelps Caught Smoking Bong – UPDATE

Michael Phelps has acknowledged that the photo showing him smoking marijuana from a bong is real.

He released this statement:

I engaged in behavior which was regrettable and demonstrated bad judgment. I’m 23 years old and despite the successes I’ve had in the pool, I acted in a youthful and inappropriate way, not in a manner people have come to expect from me. For this, I am sorry. I promise my fans and the public it will not happen again.

So far no word on what the advertisers that he represents thinks. Do you think they will “let the incident go”??

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14-times Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps does not only swim like a fish but apparently smokes like a chimney. Michael, won a record eight gold medals for swimming at the Beijing games last summer, to become the greatest competitor in Olympic history.

According to News of the World, on November 6, weeks after his Beijing triumph, 23-year-old Phelps surprised students at the University Of South Carolina in Columbia by showing up unannounced at a house party.

He was visiting Jordan Matthews, a girl he was secretly seeing who was a student there.

A source revealed: “Michael came to visit Jordan but ended up just getting wasted every night.”
“Every girl wanted a piece of him and every guy wanted to be his best buddy. He couldn’t get enough of all the attention.”

Phelps’ aides went into a panic over the story and offered News of the world a raft of extraordinary incentives not to run the bong picture.

This photo could destroy his golden boy image and lucrative career.
But who needs fame and fortune when you have good friends that love to share their photos.

Do you think Michael should be judged for blowing off some steam (or smoke) after training endlessly to accomplish what no other person has ever been able to accomplish? That would be winning eight gold medals at one Olympic game, not holding a bong hit for 64 seconds.

by Cathy

Britney and Benji Are NOT a Couple!!

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Britney Spears and Benji Madden are dating – NOT!

In Touch, reported that Britney and Benji were dating – and I questioned it from the minute I posted it -Spears’ publicist Holly Shakoor denies any connection.

“There is not an ounce of truth to any of it.”

The tabloid claims that Spears’ dad, Jamie, and her manager, Larry Rudolph, have been searching for potential suitors for the singer, including Chace Crawford, Michael Phelps, Jesse Metcalfe and Madden.

Madden was spotted with his ex, Paris Hilton, twice this week, and Britney just got back to L.A. after promoting her new album, Circus, in Tokyo.

I should have went with my gut on this one. It seemed a bit far fetched.

What do you think – did you believe it for even a second??

Benji Madden and Britney Spears Dating??

britney-spears2I don’t know if there is ANY truth to this story but I had to write about it – just because these are the last two people I could picture dating.

In Touch Weekly (via Popcrunch), has reported that Britney Spear’s dad, Jamie, put a list of potential boyfriends together.
Jamie and Britney’s manager came up with a list of hopefuls including Chace Crawford, Jesse Metcalf and Michael Phelps. Benji Madden was the one who showed the most interest. And so the new romance began.

Britney and Benji have been secretly dating – getting to know one another.

“They’ve been on a few dates. They met once at The Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills for dinner in a hotel suite. She appears to like Benji a lot, and he seems to really like her.”

If you’re wondering why it hasn’t been splashed all over the news and tabloids it’s supposedly because Jamie plans to make a big, splashy announcement to help publicize Britney’s upcoming tour.

What do you think – a likely pair??

Barack Obama – The Most Fascinating Person for 2008

Barbara Walter’s hosted the 16th edition of  The 10 Most Fascinating People.  I was not surprised when she announced that the Most Fascinating Person for 2008 was President Elect, Barack Obama.   I don’t believe there could have been ANY competition for this one.  Who else was more fascinating than Barack??

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Here is the list of the other 9 fascinating people for 2008.

  • Michael Phelps
  • Sarah Palin
  • Will Smith
  • Tom Cruise
  • Tina Fey
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Rush Limbaugh 
  • Thomas Beatie– the transgender man who is having a baby.
  • Frank Langella – a 70 year old actor – who is making a name for himself by playing Nixon in an upcoming movie.

So what do you think – is there anyone that she missed??  Who fascinates you??

The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2008

It’s that time of year again.  Barbara Walter’s has provided us with her Most Fascinating People List – all but one!!  Number one!!  She is going to release the top most fascinating person for 2008 on her show on Thursday, December 4th.

Here are the other 9:

  • Will Smith
  • Tom Cruise
  • Tina Fey
  • Rush Limbaugh
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Michael Phelps
  • Sarah Palin
  • Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon)
  • Thomas Beatie (Pregnant Man)

How many times has Tom Cruise been one of the Most Fascinating People??  Do you think he still deserves it??