The U.S. Woman’s Gymnastics team already brought the gold, and now they’re bringing the dance moves! 16-year-old McKayla Maroney of the “Fierce Five” was spotted on the top of a double decker bus giving dance lessons to former-presidential daughter Jenna Bush. Now that’s a sentence we don’t see everyday! The gold medal winner taught the ex-first kid to Dougie, the dance made famous by the Cali-Swag District. Like a true champ, she executed the moves flawlessly (and adorably), but get this: she did it while the bus was in motion! As a stanch non-dancer, we’re very impressed. So was Jenna, who got up and tried her best Dougie for the group. We were less impressed. Move over, Kate Upton. We’ve got a new Queen of the Dougie!
It’s bad enough when your mom and dad find out your evening plans if you’re a teenager. But when you’re a national hero, it can be signifigantly more embarrassing, as Aly Raisman found out the hard way. Last night the double-medal winner accidentally direct messaged all of her 375,000 twitter followers her plans to go out clubbing with the Mens U.S. Gymnastics team. Oops.
“Okay I have no idea were going with the guy gymnasts to some club I’ll find out for you were so nervous. Omg,” she sent to her fans, before quickly deleting the tweet. She immediately backpedaled by then tweeting “So excited to go to sleep early tonight Long but fun day!!!” But we have a funny feeling that the real fun was just about the start. The drinking age in Britain is 18 so there’s no serious issue, but we’re guessing it’s just for the sake of image control. She doesn’t have to worry, those endorsement deals aren’t going anywhere!
It’s uncertain whether she was meant to be joined by Gabby Douglas and the other members of the ‘Fab Five’ U.S. Woman’s Olympic team, but considering Aly is the only one over 18, it seems like she might have been flying solo. But considering all the gold won by the ladies, we’d say there’s definitely call for some celebrating! Next time you’re trying to hook with a friend, Aly…just try texting.
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Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice might not be going home with a medal, but she may have snagged herself an NBA star at the London Olympics! The three-time gold medalist was seen catching the Woman’s Cycling yesterday with L.A. Laker and Team USA basketball player Kobe Bryant. Witnesses say that the two were laughing and cozying up to one another in the stands, and tabloids are screaming that these two are now an item. We’re know there’s a breast stroke joke in there, but we’ve decided that we’re better than that.
The athletes were introduced several weeks ago, and Stephanie tweeted a picture of the meeting with the caption “First piccy with a “star” going to be hard to beat… Kobe.” They even went so far as to present each other with gifts. Stephanie gave him two of her swim caps, and Kobe apparently gave her a pair of sneakers that he hilariously signed “To Stephanie. Be epic.” 5th and 4th place respectively in the Woman’s 200M Semifinals and Finals might not qualify as “epic,” but it’s still good enough for Kobe because they’re still hanging out.
Who knows the reality of their relationship, as his ex-wife Vanessa is also in town with their children. Considering the two still occasionally kiss, this might not be the best time for some Olympian-on-Olympian action. But then again, what do we know? Stephanie, for her part, was linked to a guy called Michael Phelps (heard of him?) when they were both competing at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. We guess she has a thing for champs? Or maybe it’s just realllllllly tall dudes.