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Summer Olympics 2012
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.
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
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.
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.
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.)
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.
Originally posted 08/12/2012 02:50PM
All that glitters has turned to gold for Team USA – 39 times (and counting!) to be exact.
But as the Summer Olympics comes to a close, here's a recap of the moments that were just as sweet as the victories.
Originally posted 08/11/2012 08:00PM
The Olympics are about to get extra Sporty.
As the London Games come to a close after two weeks of gold-medal triumphs and crushing disappointments, the Spice Girls are set to perform at the Sunday finale.
"If the opening ceremony was the wedding, then we're the wedding reception," music director David Arnold tells the Daily Telegraph.
Also expected to perform in the show, which will include British hits from the past five decades: The Who, George Michael, Muse, the Pet Shop Boys and Annie Lennox.
Originally posted 08/10/2012 03:00PM
Can you blame him?
After working hard and then winning five medals in London – including individual gold – Ryan Lochte, who just turned 28, has a lot to celebrate.
And so he did, hitting up London hot spots on multiple nights and making plenty of female friends along the way.
Following a rowdy Sunday night romp at Chinawhite nightclub, Lochte went out on two more excursions: a Tuesday night sojourn to Planet Hollywood to celebrate his 28th birthday, and another late-night clubbing session at the Rose Club on Thursday.
And he wasn't alone. The newly-minted sex symbol seemed to enjoy the attention of adoring women as he exited the clubs in the wee hours.
Originally posted 08/10/2012 09:40AM
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