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Go Inside the Favorite Rooms of Jaime Pressly, Kristi Yamaguchi & More! | Jaime Pressly

Go Inside the Favorite Rooms of Jaime Pressly, Kristi Yamaguchi & More!

Originally posted 10/02/2014 03:00PM

The stars open up their homes to show off their favorite spaces to relax

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Skating Greats Share Olympic Memories and Advice for Sochi's Athletes | Apolo Anton Ohno, Dorothy Hamill, Kristi Yamaguchi, Scott Hamilton

Skating Greats Share Olympic Memories and Advice for Athletes Heading to Sochi

Originally posted 01/21/2014 09:30AM

Everyone is talking about the 2014 Sochi Olympic figure skaters – past gold medalists included.

Four of America's most celebrated skaters – Apolo Ohno, Kristi Yamaguchi, Scott Hamilton and Dorothy Hamill – glided over to Parade to share their Winter Olympics experiences.

As gold medalists, this group knows what it takes to win, and what to expect once the closing ceremony is over. Transitioning from the top of the podium to normal life isn't easy, but then, neither are triple axels.

Ohno and Hamilton will serve as analysts at Sochi, but they won't be offering life advice like this. Before the Sochi Games start, see what these skating stars have to say, and relive their winning performances.

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Nancy Kerrigan 'Really Struggling' after Father's Death

Nancy Kerrigan 'Really Struggling' after Father's Death

Originally posted 01/25/2010 08:30PM

Reeling from the death of her father, Nancy Kerrigan still mustered the strength to show the class and courtesy for which she is known in the skating world.

Paul Wylie, an Olympic silver medalist who also competed in the 1992 Albertville Olympics with Kerrigan, spoke with her by phone early Monday when he heard the news that Daniel Kerrigan, 70, died after an alleged assault by his troubled son, Mark.

"She was really struggling," Wylie tells PEOPLE. "But she called to thank me for calling."

Kristi Yamaguchi, who also competed with Kerrigan in Albertville, offered her condolences by text mail, and Kerrigan responded, "Thank you...I appreciate all the support I've been getting."

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Kristi Yamaguchi Helps Raise Money for Friend's Family

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Kristi Yamaguchi Helps Raise Money for Friend's Family

Originally posted 07/26/2008 11:30AM

Last March, Kristi Yamaguchi was celebrated for becoming a contestant on Dancing with the Stars – but in her personal life, the Olympic Gold Medalist and her husband, NHL star Bret Hedican, were mourning the loss of their good friend Patrick Brandt.

Brandt, a childhood pal of Hedican's, succumbed to a brain tumor and left behind a wife and two young children on March 2, 2008 in Mahtomedi, Minn. He was 37 years old.

On August 21, Yamaguchi and Hedican will host The Patrick Brandt Live Life, Give Love Celebration benefit concert and silent auction at The Myth Nightclub in Maplewood, Minn., to raise money for Brandt's family.

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Dancing with the Stars: Kristi Takes the Crown

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Dancing with the Stars: Kristi Takes the Crown

Originally posted 05/20/2008 10:00PM

Yamaguchi beats out Jason and Cristián to become the season six champ

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Dancing with the Stars: Kristi Takes the Crown! | Kristi Yamaguchi

Dancing with the Stars

Dancing with the Stars: Kristi Takes the Crown!

Originally posted 05/20/2008 12:00PM

After five seasons of watching the men win Dancing with the Stars, Kristi Yamaguchi broke the curse and raised the mirror-ball trophy in triumph for the ladies.

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Figure Skater Kristi Yamaguchi Gives Birth | Kristi Yamaguchi

Figure Skater Kristi Yamaguchi Gives Birth

Originally posted 11/23/2005 11:00AM

Olympic gold medal-winning figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi and her husband, Bret Hedican, a Carolina Hurricanes defenseman, have had their second child, PEOPLE reports in its upcoming issue.

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