Olympic swimmer and medal machine Michael Phelps may have what it takes to win over America’s hearts, but he’s just not good enough for former women’s breaststroke champ Amanda Beard.Rumors of romance between the athletes began to circulate earlier this week, and while the record-breaker simply denied them, Amanda took to the airwaves on the “Johnjay and Rich in the Morning” radio show and made it clear that she found idea of dating the golden boy repulsive. Not even that.” Even the mere suggestion that Michael might be attracted to her inspired an “ew-that’s-so-nasty” response. It seems that Beard, a past Playboy pinup, doesn’t care for his appearance.
“He’s not really my type, personally.” Laughing, she added, “I go for a little bit different-looking guys.” Actors give their paychecks to Heath’s daughter In an effort to provide for Heath Ledger’s daughter Matilda, who wasn’t included in the late actor’s outdated will, three of acting's A-listers are handing over their wages to the two-year-old.But even that wasn't much of a refuge after she burst on the international scene by winning two silver medals in the breaststroke events and gold in the relay at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.Beard hit puberty soon after, going through a growth spurt that added 6 inches and 30 pounds to her slender frame.Normal for most girls, it was disastrous for a swimmer.The Sun reports that each of the stars who took a turn in completing Heath’s final film role, Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell, volunteered for the generous gesture. and when you're part of that, you think, 'Ah, this is maybe why I went into the movies in the beginning.“They didn't take money — it goes to Heath's daughter,” Terry Gilliam, the director of “The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus,” told the paper. I thought it would be full of wonderful people.’” Is Owen ready for round three with Kate?
Newly single Kate Hudson is allegedly in the market for a rebound romance following her split from Tour de France champ Lance Armstrong.
Sources tell the magazine Kate’s been calling her ex and, despite their bad break-ups, Owen’s willing to hear what she has to say. “He felt betrayed when she dumped him for his friend Lance. There’s no better way to seal the deal on a made-for-TV relationship than a made-for-TV wedding — at least that’s the philosophy Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag share. The two haven’t picked a date for the spectacle, as Heidi’s still “waiting for that big ring!
But after a while, he caved in and has been sweet to her.” Dish on the fly Even after all the years and long-forgotten feuds, Jennie Garth still felt trepidation about joining her old “Beverly Hills, 90210” costar Shannen Doherty for their new spin-off show on the CW. “The Hills” couple told Extra they plan to make sure their walk down the aisle will be a live event for all to enjoy.
“Everyone was making it out to be such a big deal that I think we both fell prey to having that affect us,” Jennie told TV Guide.
(AP) Amanda Beard is happily married and a proud mom, finally at peace after years of struggling at various times with depression, bulimia, drug abuse and toxic relationships with famous men while feeling unworthy of the swimming success that made her an Olympic medalist at 14.
Beard kept her physical and emotional turmoil hidden behind a huge smile, revealing little to her family, friends and coaches while she distracted herself from the pain with swimming.