Why Don’t More Female Figure Skaters Wear Pants?

Last weekend, one of the buzzier stories out of the Olympic ladies’ figure skating short program competition was one you might call … surprisingly surprising. The French figure skater Maé-Bérénice Méité made headlines: for the fact that she skated to a Beyoncé medley, and even more so, for the fact that she did it in pants.

More accurately, she did it in a bedazzled black unitard, but that didn’t stop news outlets and viewers on Twitter from pointing out Méité’s eye-catching, subtly subversive pants. “This French figure skater may not have won a medal, but her pants took people’s choice,” raved Yahoo! News, and AOL named Méité’s bodysuit to its list of “most dazzling figure skating outfits” of these Olympic Games.

It’s not that women never skate in pants. On the contrary, nowadays young skaters—influenced by 2000s-era stars like Michelle Kwan and Sasha Cohen, who ushered in an era of sportier practicewear—fill the local ice rinks of America with yoga pants and Lululemon workout tops when they practice. U.S. Olympic figure skaters Mirai Nagasu, Bradie Tennell and Karen Chen commonly train in gloves, a T-shirt or athletic top, and a pair of black leggings—even though until just two decades ago, women commonly wore (and in some clubs, were required to wear) practice dresses or practice skirts when they worked out.

When it comes to competition-wear, however, pants and unitards have a much murkier, more troubled history. The skirtless, body-shaped silhouette, common as it is in other women’s Winter Games events like speed skating, skiing, ski jumping, biathlon, skeleton, luge, and bobsled, remains a rare sight, especially in ladies’ singles. Even in recent years, with an increased emphasis on the athletic aspects of figure skating as a backdrop, the sport’s insiders make it clear that a woman wearing …read more

Source:: The Atlantic – Culture

Rebecca Gayheart and Eric Dane: The Marriage is Over!

Rebecca Gayheart and Eric Dane Together

After 14 years, two daughters and at least one well-publicized threesome, Rebecca Gayheart and Eric Dane have decided to end their marriage.

Or Gayheart has decided to end her marriage, to be more specific.

The actress filed for divorce from her long-time husband on Friday, with Dane confirming the split to People Magazine via the following statement:

“After 14 years together we have decided that ending our marriage is the best decision for our family.

“We will continue our friendship and work as a team to co-parent our two beautiful girls as they are the most important thing in the world to us.

“We kindly ask that you respect our privacy during this time as we navigate the next phase of our lives.”

Gayheart is reportedly seeking spousal support and joint legal and physical custody of their two daughters: seven-year Billie and six-year old Georgia, 6.

She cited irreconcilable differences as the cause of divorce.

Gayheart is best known for movies such as Jawbreaker and Scream 2 and for a role many years ago on Beverly Hills 90210.

Dane rose to television fame as Mark “McSteamy” Sloan on Grey’s Anatomy, prior to being killed off in 2012 and then landing the lead role on TNT’s The Last Ship.

He took a hiatus from the show last spring due to depression and other mental health issues, about six years after he also sought professional help for an addiction to painkillers.

“I took some time off… I was dealing with some depression, which was kind of odd to me,” Dane explained on July 31 as a guest host on the Today Show.

He added at the time:

“I felt very conflicted about it because I didn’t really feel like I had anything to be depressed about…

“Now I take a medication called Pristiq … and the depression is gone … I’m doing OK.”

“It’s …read more

Source:: The Hollywood Gossip

Jamie Foxx Gets Asked Katie Holmes, Responds Like THIS

Jamie foxx abruptly ends espn interview due to katie holmes ques

Jamie Foxx seems like a fun-loving guy.

And he and Katie Holmes seem like one of the more stable couples in Hollywood.

But this doesn’t mean Jamie Foxx actually wants to discuss Katie Holmes in public.

The Academy Award nominee made that clear on Friday night during an interview with ESPN’s Michael Smith.

Talking to the network prior to a celebrity basketball game, Foxx was asked the following question by Smith, who referenced a rumor about an activity in which he and Holmes recently engaged:

“I know you prepared because I saw pictures. Did you and Katie Holmes play basketball for Valentine’s Day? Like some real Love and Basketball?”

Pretty innocent, right?

It’s not as though Foxx was asked whether Holmes was pregnant with his baby.

But it wasn’t innocent enough for the actor.

You can see him squirm and smirk in the following video, clearly uncomfortable with the inquiry and unsure how to respond.

And then he figured out that he had no interest in responding.

Foxx calmly got up, received some help taking his microphone off and slowly walked away.

He didn’t cause a major scene, he just decided he had enough of the interview once it got remotely personal.

Foxx and Holmes have been together for about five years. This is a very serious romance,.

But it’s also one of the most private ones in all of entertainment, which may be why it works for them and may be why Foxx didn’t want to discuss it.

About that basketball rumor, though?

About how they were seen on a court in Calabasas?

“They were really happy,” an onlooker told Us Weekly of their Valentine’s Day date, adding:

“Katie was dancing as they walked in and Jamie was laughing. They seem really at ease and truly enjoying each other.”

We’ll just need to take this person’s word for it.

Watch Foxx abruptly end his ESPN interview below:

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Source:: The Hollywood Gossip

Celebrity Big Brother Recap: Brandi Glanville Asked Omarosa WHAT?!

Brandi Glanville, Big Hair

Brandi Glanville is not one to follow a crowd.

That’s why we rolled our eyes when we heard she had been cast on the first season of Celebrity Big Brother. For better or worse, she’s managed to find herself in a good spot in the game.

She’s in a four-person alliance with Ross Matthews, Marissa Jaret Winokur, and Ariadna Gutierre. In short, the four are calling the shots in the house because they know the game.

Going into Friday’s eviction spectacular, we knew that Shannon Elizabeth was public enemy number one, and was likely headed back to the outside world. She played too hard too soon, and it came back to bite her.

But Brandi decided to change things up at the vote, and you can tell it’s going to cause a lot of drama between the houseguests. But that was not her craziest moment in the episode.

At the top of the hour, Brandi decided it was time to get some insider facts about Donald Trump. That found her asking Omarosa whether she had indulged in sexual relations with the President of the United States.

“Hell no!” Omarosa replied, clearly disgusted. “That’s horrible.”

Brandi admitted that a rumor she heard a rumor that Trump slept with a contestant during filming for The Apprentice. It was a hilarious moment that almost made me want to sign up to watch the live feeds.

Shannon realized her game was over, but Omarosa was not about to let her go down without a fight. Omarosa and Shannon buried the hatchet and decided to be friends.

That’s when Omarosa realized she could create paranoia in the house. To do this, she went to James and told him that things were changing and that he was the target.

It was apparently a tactic to …read more

Source:: The Hollywood Gossip