Congratulations to Michael Phelps, who won his 19th Olympic medal, taking home the gold for the 4×200-meter freestyle relay this evening along with several of his teammates.
That now officially makes the 6’4 27-year-old with the elongated torso, stubby legs, size 14 feet, and disproportionately gigantic arms the proud owner of the most gold medals (15) in the history of the Olympics, as well as the overall record-holder for most amount of bronze, silver, and gold.
NBC has been receiving a ton of flack for their coverage of the 2012 Olympics. Some of it has been justified, some blown out of proportion, but either way it’s caught on as a hashtag: #NBCFAIL.
We’ve taken the five most public examples of the network’s gaffes and rated them on a scale of 1 (Whoops!) to 10 (Never again).
Fashion Week Observed
The Heart Truth charity turned ten this week and celebrated with an extra-special runway event at the Hammerstein Ballroom. The organization seeks to bring awareness to the leading cause of fatalities for women in America: heart diseases. Every year, giddy hoi polloi come together to cheer socialites, singers, TV personalities, supermodels, and the occasional B-rate movie star, as they glide down the runway in red couture. Hundreds attended, from Philip Bloch and J. Alexander, to country crooner Jennifer Nettles and Dynasty matriarch Linda Evans (who sashayed in David Meister and Tadashi Shoji, respectively, for the show).
But oh what a treat was The Observer in for this year!
If the NYTimes.com most-emailed list was curated by Aunt Mabel, Digg.com’s ‘top news in all content’ list is probably generated by her 20- (or 30-) something nephew: a Twittering, iPhone wielding, card-carrying member of Generation Wii. Here’s what this dude (we’ll call him Kevin) and the rest of Diggnation have been Diggin’ in the past Read More
Here’s a question that we found ourselves asking during the laborious season premiere of Saturday Night Live: after an entire summer off, this is the best they can come up with?
With the exception of the hilarious cold open, a press conference with Hillary Clinton (Amy Poehler, with clenched jaw perfection) and Read More
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen‘s West Village neighbors are becoming increasingly irritated by the girls’ "military presence" on their block. [P6]
Kanye West was arrested yesterday for breaking a photographer’s camera at LAX. [TMZ]
At the premiere of their joint venture, Righteous Kill, neither Robert De Niro nor Al Read More
Olatz Schnabel is upset over reports that her husband, director Julian Schnabel, has been seen out with "Miral" author Rula Jebreal. Read More
Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson have responded to Michael Lohan’s public comments about Ms. Ronson’s supposed tell-all book via their MySpace celebrity blog. [MySpace via Daily Intel]
A Gossip Girl script for the upcoming season has leaked! Click through at your own risk. [Gawker] Read More
A funny thing happened to Saturday Night Live during its 33rd season. After a few years of languishing as the television version of punching a clock, it became culturally relevant again. And as loyal viewers who still DVR the show week after week with the hopes of finding some hilarity when we re-watch it on Read More
The Huffington Post’s Media page alerts us to a note from Bob Costas on NBC’s ‘The Daily Nightly’ blog. In it, Mr. Costas apologizes to his colleague Brian Williams and Olympics superstar Michael Phelps for passing along an erroneous report that Bruce Springsteen had dedicated "Born in the U.S.A." to Mr. Read More