02:41 PM EDT 08/30/2016
Olympian Laurie Hernandez Joins Dancing with the Stars: My Dad Always Said 'You're Gonna Be on There One Day'
Originally posted 08/30/2016 08:45AM
"I'm so excited! I can't wait to do the jive," the 16-year-old tells PEOPLE of joining season 23 of Dancing with the Stars.
Joining the new cast of the ABC reality dance competition is a full-circle moment for the gymnast, who grew up in New Jersey watching the show with her dad.
"My dad and I love to watch the show together. He used to tap me on the shoulder and say, 'You're gonna be on there one day,' " she recalls. "I would just tell him, 'Oh, stop. You're being silly.' Now he's like, 'I told you!' He’s so excited."
Hope Solo on the Moment She Is Suspended for Olympics Outburst: 'Seventeen F------ Years and It's Over'
Originally posted 08/30/2016 07:55AM
No matter how you feel about Hope Solo's recent six-month suspension from U.S. Women's Soccer, it's difficult not to be moved by the footage showing her stunned, tearful reaction immediately after receiving the news that her storied career is possibly finished.
Venus Williams Opens Up About Shocking Olympic Upset with Sister Serena: 'We Couldn't Do It That Day'
Originally posted 08/29/2016 10:00AM
Venus Williams is opening up about one of the Rio Olympics' most shocking upsets.
Originally posted 08/28/2016 05:35PM
Is Laurie Hernandez going for the Mirror Ball?
Originally posted 08/27/2016 05:45PM
Two Olympians reportedly did not make it back home to Guinea.
Originally posted 08/27/2016 04:20PM
Aly Raisman just got another title.
Originally posted 08/27/2016 10:40AM
For one Olympian, helping someone in need outweighed holding onto his new prized possession from Rio. Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski auctioned off his silver medal to pay for the medical bills of a young boy named Olek Syzmanski.
Originally posted 08/26/2016 09:05AM
Simone Biles may boast about her "boyfriends" on social media, but rest assured, the champion gymnast is "100 percent single" – as are her teammates.
The Final Five Share the Best Way to Deal With Social Media Haters: 'You Really Can't Focus on the Lies'
Originally posted 08/25/2016 07:00PM
Not every follower of the Final Five is as supportive as Zac Efron.
Originally posted 08/25/2016 03:30PM
Ryan Lochte will be summoned back to Brazil to give testimony in front of the country's Justice Department in Rio over his fabricated robbery story, police officials confirmed to the Associated Press on Thursday.
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