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Not Impressed! Prince William Pulls a McKayla Maroney | McKayla Maroney, Prince William

UpdatePosted 08/31/2012 10:45AM

Prince William Pulls a McKayla Maroney

Originally posted 08/31/2012 09:30AM

Prince William is not impressed!

The Duke of Cambridge was photographed on Wednesday with an expression similar to what made Team USA gymnast McKayla Maroney an Internet sensation.

After losing the gold medal in the vault finals at the Summer Games in London, Maroney's less-than-thrilled mug spoke volumes about settling for the silver.

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Prince Harry, William & Kate Attending Several Paralympic Olympic Events | Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, Prince William

Prince Harry, William & Kate Attending Several Paralympic Olympic Events

Originally posted 08/29/2012 11:15AM

The Olympic Summer is not quite over for the British royals.

Prince Harry, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William are set to attend a bevy of events to support the London 2012 Paralympic Games, which begin on Wednesday.

William and Kate, both 30, will attend the opening ceremonies for the international multi-sport event where athletes with a physical disability compete in their roles as Official Ambassadors for Paralympics GB.

On Thursday, the two have an action packed day planned at Olympic Park, where they will attend goalball, track and swimming events. Over the weekend, they are expected to attend the Games's largest sporting event, athletics, during which 1,100 athletes compete for 170 gold medals.

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Aly Raisman Gets a Super-Sweet Wedding Proposal | Aly Raisman

UpdatePosted 08/28/2012 06:00AM

Aly Raisman Gets a Super-Sweet Wedding Proposal

Originally posted 08/28/2012 06:00AM

Would her gold medals go with her wedding gown?

Three-time medalist Aly Raisman received a really sweet proposal while signing autographs at Office Depot in Los Angeles on Friday.

A fan jokingly asked for the 18-year-old gymnast's hand in marriage – with a Ring Pop!

"I'll take the Ring Pop!" Raisman smiled as she responded.

Another young gymnast told the Olympian that, just as Raisman did at the London Games, she too had won a gold medal for her floor routine during a competition.

"Me too! High five! Good luck!" Raisman replied.

Besides meeting fans, Raisman also helped children from a Los Angeles-area charity shop for back-to-school supplies and get excited for the new school year.
– Melody Chiu

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Ryan Lochte Lands Cameo on 90210

Ryan Lochte Lands Cameo on 90210

Originally posted 08/14/2012 06:45PM

Going along with Ryan Lochte's expected big move to Los Angeles, he'll be featured on the show named after the city's most prominent zip code.

The five-time Olympic gold medalist, 28, will play himself on an episode of the CW's teen drama 90210 on Oct. 29, the network announced Tuesday.

This will be a step in a different direction from what was expected by the professional athlete, who has expressed interest in doing reality TV such as Dancing with the Stars.

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Michelle Obama Teases Gabby Douglas About Her Fast-Food Indulgence | Gabrielle Douglas, Jay Leno, Michelle Obama

Gabby Douglas Shows Off Gold Medal to Michelle Obama on Tonight Show

Originally posted 08/14/2012 10:10AM

From London to late night!

After captivating the nation during the Olympics, gold medalist Gabby Douglas appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Monday.

Douglas – who told Leno she "definitely" plans to compete in the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro – carried her two gold medals on stage, giving one to Leno and one to fellow guest, Michelle Obama.

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Team U.S.A. Basketball Stars Toast Gold Medal Win in London | Swiss Beatz, Kobe Bryant, Nas

Team U.S.A. Basketball Stars Toast Gold Medal Win in London

Originally posted 08/14/2012 06:00AM

After besting Spain in the gold medal game Sunday, some of Team U.S.A.'s Olympic basketball stars celebrated at TAO/Marquee's Club Bud in London.

Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony made the bash a family affair, bringing wives Vanessa and La La, who both happened to be wearing leopard-print dresses.

"Kobe rarely left his wife's side," a source tells PEOPLE. "They were very affectionate as he had one arm draped across her as she danced against him."

As the night wore on, Alicia Keys's husband Swizz Beatz, who was DJing, invited the basketball stars on stage and blasted Queen's "We Will Rock You" – before spraying the crowd with champagne.

Rapper Nas was also on hand for the celebration, and closed out the evening with a surprise performance that had the nearly 2,000 partygoers singing until well past 3 a.m.
– Melody Chiu

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Listen: 20 Pop Hits of the Olympics Closing Ceremonies | Spice Girls

Olympics Closing Ceremonies Spotify Playlist: 20 Best Songs

Originally posted 08/13/2012 11:30AM

The closing ceremonies are over, the Olympic flame is extinguished and all's quiet over London. Sunday night, however, was a different story, with pop stars from the Spice Girls to George Michael to Oasis paying tribute to the games in a star-studded closing ceremony. It was a Who's Who (featuring The Who) of British pop stars!

Need a little U.K. this a.m.? Spice up your life this Monday morning with our Spotify playlist of the best songs of the Olympics closing ceremonies. And we're leaving out Russell Brand singing The Beatles. You're welcome.

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Jen Kessy & April Ross: From Olympics to Haiti Charity

Jen Kessy & April Ross: From the Olympics to Haiti Charity

Originally posted 08/13/2012 07:45AM

After winning silver medals at the London Games, beach volleyball players Jen Kessy and April Ross are using their talents for the greater good.

Kessy, 35, and Ross, 30, are teaming up with 4POINT4, who outfitted both women during the Olympics, to teach underprivileged children in Haiti and Thailand their beloved game.

"Having the chance to play sports growing up teaches you all kinds of life lessons. It gives young people confidence and instills in them motivation and drive to be the best one can be. It's absolutely invaluable," Ross says.

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Spice Girls Close the Olympics, Jennifer Aniston Gets Engaged, Paul Ryan's a V.P. Hopeful & More! | Rachel Zoe, Victoria Beckham

5 Things You Missed This Weekend: the Olympics Wraps Up, Jennifer Aniston's Engaged, Paul Ryan's a V.P. Hopeful & More!

Originally posted 08/13/2012 06:00AM

The 2012 London Olympic Games have come to a close, but don't worry – we've got everything you missed while you were singing along to One Direction and the Spice Girls during Sunday's closing ceremony. Here are five fun things you may have missed this weekend:

5. Stephen Baldwin Is a Real-Life Hero!

Stephen Baldwin may play a hero in the movies, but this weekend he proved he's also a hero in real life! The actor, 46, helped a woman having a seizure in New York City on Thursday. "I held her hand and said a few prayers," Baldwin said. (Read about Baldwin's bravery.)

4. Hats Off to Stylish Mom Rachel Zoe

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree! Rachel Zoe and son Skyler hit L.A. boutique Kitson where the stylish duo tried on hats. Celebrity stylist mom Rachel paired hers with platform heels while 16-month-old Skyler chose toy cars as his preferred accessory. (Check out their fearless fashion.)

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Spice Girls, One Direction Bring Olympics to a Dazzling End | Spice Girls

Spice Girls, One Direction Bring Olympics to a Dazzling End

Originally posted 08/12/2012 06:00PM

The London Olympics came to a close Sunday with a star-studded ceremony full of music, dance and fashion – and a dash of Spice.

After 16 days of awe-inspiring athletics, the Closing Ceremony seemed more like a music festival than a farewell.

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