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Ben Stiller Visits France To Support Lance Armstrong

July 6th, 2009 3:12pm EDT
Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller showed his support for pal Lance Armstrong on Monday when he dropped in on the cycling champ to offer words of encouragement ahead of the latest stage of the Tour de France.

The actor and his wife Christine Taylor befriended Armstrong when the athlete made a cameo appearance in their 2004 movie Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story.

They have remained in contact ever since, and the Stillers travelled to Marseille in France over the weekend to cheer on Armstrong as he competed for his eighth Tour de France title.

Stiller was even treated to a trip on Armstrong's Astana team b...

Leave Lance Alone! An Open Letter To The French

June 4th, 2009 8:05am EDT
Lance Armstrong
Dear Mes Amis Francais:

The world knows you have the most infamous cycling race ever. "The Tour" actually manages to interest a nation hell-bent on making football or baseball the universe's most important spot, soccer be dammed. Yet somehow during the summer at least a third of the American population can name something about the Tour, and almost all of us know it's most decorated rider, Lance Armstrong. We also know that you "gens" tend to make an example out of him.

Quit it already. Stop trying to find a way to foil our Texan's ability to fully own your cyclists. Most recently,...

Top 10 Celebrity Twitterers You Should Check Out

May 22nd, 2009 9:56am EDT
What is Twitter and why does everyone seem to talk about it these days? Well Twitter is a social networking device where you register an account and update in 140 words or less what's on your mind. This can be commentary on life, media, politics, movies, food, or responding to people who start to 'follow' you. This website has become a national hit, leading its name to be plastered everywhere and people constantly using their phone to send 'tweets.' A lot of the credit (or blame) can be placed on the shoulder of the various celebrities who embraced Twitter and love to give their fans insigh...

Lance Armstrong Wasn't Ready For Kids With Crow

May 8th, 2009 12:06pm EDT
Lance Armstrong
Cycling star Lance Armstrong blames Sheryl Crow's biological clock for their relationship breakdown.

Armstrong and singer Crow dated for three years and were engaged to be married, but split in February 2006. Armstrong has three children from his previous marriage to Kristin Richards, but insists he wasn't ready for kids with Crow as he was still recovering from his divorce.

And in his upcoming tell-all book Lance, he admits the pressure of Crow's advancing years finally broke them apart, according to New York gossip column PageSix.

He writes, "She wanted marriage, she wan...

Lance Armstrong Determined To Return To Tour De France Despite Injury

March 24th, 2009 3:54pm EDT
Lance Armstrong
Champion cyclist Lance Armstrong is determined to bid for his eighth Tour de France title in July, despite breaking his collarbone on Monday after crashing during a race in Spain.

The 37-year-old star athlete was competing in the first stage of the Vuelta of Castilla and Leon event this week when he was involved in a multiple collision.

His team manager Johan Bruyneel has described the injury as "a clean fracture without complications", adding the break is not serious enough to prevent him from getting in shape for the prestigious competition.

It will be Armstrong's fi...

Lance Armstrong Hospitalized For A Broken Collarbone

March 23rd, 2009 4:09pm EDT
Lance Armstrong
Champion cyclist Lance Armstrong is nursing a broken collarbone after crashing during a race in Spain.

The athlete ex of rocker Sheryl Crow and actress Kate Hudson was competing in the first stage of the Vuelta of Castilla and Leon event on Monday when he was involved in a multiple collision. Armstrong, 37, was taken to a hospital in Palencia, where doctors diagnosed him with the fracture. It was Armstrong's first race in the country in five years.

He recently returned from retirement to compete in the world's top cycle races, including the Tour De France, which he has won a rec...

Slideshow: Athletes Turned Celebrities

February 19th, 2009 9:00am EST
Celebrity Athletes Sports Stars pictures
Most athletes are well known, make lots of money and are frequently in the public eye. But there are some athletes who are known more for being famous than for the sports they play. They have either dated celebrities, became the face of an advertising campaign, tried their luck at acting, or they did something bad that got their name in the news.

Check out the top celebrity athletes who have crept their way into the spotlight and went beyond their athletic status:

Tony Romo

This adorable Dallas Cowboys quarterback is most known for his love life. He was formerly linked t...

Lance Armstrong's Stolen Bicycle Recovered

February 19th, 2009 8:29am EST
Lance Armstrong
Police have recovered cycling champion Lance Armstrong's one-of-kind racing bike after it was stolen from outside his California hotel at the weekend.

The athlete ex of rocker Sheryl Crow appealed to fans to help him get the bike back on social networking website Twitter on Sunday, offering an reward for the safe return of his prized custom-painted Trek time-trial bicycle.

The special bike was one of four taken from a truck parked outside a hotel in Sacramento, California. Armstrong was in the state competing in the Amgen Tour of California with Team Astana, and had ridden his bla...

Lance Armstrong Appeals For Missing Bicycle

February 16th, 2009 2:56pm EST
Lance Armstrong
Cycling champion Lance Armstrong is offering a reward for the safe return of his one-of-a-kind racing bike after it was stolen this weekend.

The athlete broke the news on social networking website Twitter on Sunday morning, explaining how the custom-painted Trek time-trial bicycle was one of four that had been swiped from a truck outside his hotel in Sacramento, California. Armstrong is in the state competing in the Amgen Tour of California with Team Astana, and had ridden his black and yellow bike just hours before it was taken.

Writing an appeal to fans on the site, he says, "...

Kate Hudson 'Not Dating' Golf Star

January 13th, 2009 12:11pm EST
Kate Hudson
Hollywood actress Kate Hudson is fending off a new romance rumor - after she was photographed frolicking on a beach in Hawaii with Australian golfer Adam Scott.

The Almost Famous star sparked rumors of a new beau after she was photographed last week enjoying the surf and sunbathing with Scott at the Kapalua Resort. But a representative for Hudson has dismissed reports the pair is dating.

And Scott is also busy playing down the rumors, telling reporters, "I'm not here with her but I know Kate. We met here (for the first time). We have a mutual friend so we met through him."


Kate Hudson Baffled By Lesbian Rumors

January 9th, 2009 11:32am EST
Kate Hudson
Hollywood actress Kate Hudson is laughing off rumors she's embarked on a lesbian affair, insisting she's only interested in men.

Online gossips recently claimed Hudson had been spotted locking lips with a mystery woman in Miami, Florida - sparking allegations the divorced mother-of-one had turned her back on men in favor of the fairer sex. But the Fool's Gold actress is baffled by the reports.

She tells, "A girlfriend called me and said, 'Are you making out with girls now?' I was like, 'What are you talking about?' No, no, no. Strictly boys for me!"

Hudson ...

Lance Armstrong To Be A Father Again

December 23rd, 2008 9:37pm EST
Lance Armstrong
Cycling ace Lance Armstrong has received good news in time for Christmas - the sports star is reportedly set to be a dad for the fourth time. The testicular cancer survivor is said to be "thrilled" after naturally conceiving a child with girlfriend Anna Hansen.

A source tells gossip blogger Perez Hilton, "Lance and Anna have been quietly dating since July. They met through Lance's charity work.

Anna works at a non-profit (charity) for cancer survivors... They couldn't be happier."

The seven-time Tour De France champion had his sperm frozen after he was diagnosed with cancer ...

Heirs To The Hefner Crown: Hollywood Stars Who Have Lived The Playboy Dream

October 10th, 2008 10:54am EDT
Hugh Hefner
A dark cloud loomed over the Playboy Mansion. Hugh Hefner was dumped by not one but three babes simultaneously. Before you drown your all-my-heroes-are-geezers sorrows in Chivas and Cuban cigars, remember: You should never doubt Hef. He’s already frolicking with three new blondes (two of them twins) in the grotto. But it does make us wonder. Is it time for Hef to pass on his proverbial baton to some other stud? (Check out a video HERE!)

People who only know him as the 82-year-old guy on The Girls Next Door must find it hard to believe that he set the standard for all of the commitment...

Kate Hudson: 'I Like Dating Celebrities'

September 23rd, 2008 9:03am EDT
Kate Hudson
Hollywood star Kate Hudson prefers dating celebrities to normal people - because they understand what it's like to be famous.

The Almost Famous actress has dated a string of eligible bachelors since splitting with husband Chris Robinson, including Owen Wilson and cycling ace Lance Armstrong. And Hudson reveals that another reason she is likely to date men in the spotlight is because they are "super cute".

She reveals, "I think it's like with anybody when you meet somebody who understands what comes with what you do. It doesn't mean that the relationship is going to work but it m...

Kate Hudson 'Grateful' For Robinson Friendship

September 17th, 2008 9:33am EDT
Kate Hudson
Kate Hudson is grateful she has maintained a friendship with ex-husband Chris Robinson - because it makes their son happy.

The couple split in 2006 after six years of marriage and have a four-year-old son, Ryder. After numerous failed relationships with stars including Owen Wilson and Lance Armstrong, Hudson is now living with Robinson and their child in California. And Hudson believes the living arrangements are the best remedy for their son's happiness.

The actress tells TV host Ellen DeGeneres, "It's such a shame when people let their egos get in the way of what's the most im...

Celebrity Serial Daters

September 16th, 2008 9:15am EDT
John Mayer
In Hollywood, the dating circle seems to be so small that most celebrities share boyfriends and girlfriends and swap spit left and right. The time between significant others seems to get shorter and shorter as well. Last week's tabloid cover may show a huge celebrity breakup and the week after it will feature the same exes and who they're already dating next. And although this isn't the case with all of Hollywood, there are a few we like to call Celebrity Serial Daters.

John Mayer uses his smooth rock star status to make the ladies fall for him, but seems to break their hearts just a...

Athlete and Celebrity Couples: What Draws Them Together?

September 15th, 2008 10:45am EDT
Jessica Simpson
Peanut butter and jelly, spaghetti and meatballs, Punky Brewster and mismatched Converse. Some things just go together, like the perennial pairing of athletes and starlets. Why do the athletically inclined always seem to end up with Hollywood's prettiest young things? There must be something aside from the obvious draw of bulging biceps, movie premiers, and the thrill of evading the paparazzi.

The athlete/starlet combination is hardly a new one. Perhaps the most well known, and most romanticized, incarnation took place when Joe DiMaggio fell in love with Marilyn Monroe. Even though th...

Matthew McConaughey Bets On An Armstrong Victory

September 12th, 2008 11:54am EDT
Matthew McConaughey
Actor Matthew McConaughey is backing his pal Lance Armstrong to win the next Tour de France cycle race.

The cyclist - who has dated a string of celebrities including Kate Hudson - recently announced his return to the sport after a three-year break. And McConaughey, who is a close friend of the sportsman, insists that Armstrong can go on to win his 8th title at the legendary event in 2009.

He tells Access Hollywood, "Whenever we get together I like to hop into his training regime. He doesn't need much of my help training, I promise you that. I'm happy he is going back to do it. A...

Patrick Swayze Shows Up For Cancer Telethon

September 6th, 2008 1:00pm EDT
Patrick Swayze
Patrick Swayze made his first public appearance since his pancreatic cancer diagnosis to provide a big surprise at the start of "Stand Up 2 Cancer" telethon on Friday night.

The star stepped out from behind a screen at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood to a standing ovation.

Looking thin, but healthy, the ailing actor said, "I keep dreaming of a future, a future with a long and healthy life, a life not lived in the shadow of cancer, but in the light. I dream that everyone diagnosed will be fortunate enough to have hope, that every human being lost to cancer isn't gone, but is standin...

Lance Armstrong: 'I'm No Sex God'

September 5th, 2008 12:03pm EDT
Lance Armstrong
Kate Hudson's ex Lance Armstrong has played down reports of his sexual prowess during his cycling heyday, insisting his intense training often left him too exhausted for love.

The seven-time Tour de France champion has been linked to a string of famous stars since divorcing wife Kristin Richard in 2003, including singer Sheryl Crow, young actress Ashley Olsen, and Fool's Gold beauty Hudson. However he claims he is far from the sex god he is perceived as by the media.

He tells the forthcoming issue of Men's Journal magazine, "I had sex if I had the energy. I wasn't one of those g...

Kanye West Announced As Grand Finale Performance For Nike+ Human Race

August 28th, 2008 5:30pm EDT
Kanye West
Music takes center stage on the heels of the official registration opening for the Nike+ Human Race, the world's biggest one-day running event taking place on August 31, 2008. The race brings together the power of sport and music to inspire and connect runners from every corner of the planet. Participants in this unprecedented event will experience an exclusive music performance by some of today's top artists in each of the 25 designated race cities.

In Los Angeles, nine-time Grammy Award winning artist Kanye West will headline the run's post race concert for the grand finale of the...

Watch Clips From Tonight's New Episodes Of 'The Gong Show' and 'Reality Bites Back'

August 21st, 2008 10:54am EDT
The Gong Show with Dave Attell
-Lawnmower Salad on "The Gong Show with Dave Attell"

From the Lance Armstrong of unicyclists to dart-shooting daredevils, Dave's crew has seen plenty of strange acts. Get it on with a new batch of crazies, including Ryan's lawnmower act, while Greg Giraldo, Andy Dick and Dave Navarro judge. Tune in to "The Gong Show with Dave Attell" every Thursday night at 10 p.m. on Comedy Central.

Lawnmower Salad:

-"Hunting with the Stars" on "Reality Bites Back"

Michael Ian Black rolls out the most dangerous game with semi-celebrities and a retired Army sergeant in tow. Watch...

Workplace Romance: Costars Who Fell In Love

August 19th, 2008 12:08pm EDT
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
It is widely acknowledged that workplace romances are a definite no-no; clearly, some famous actors and actresses didn't get the memo. From classic romantic duos Bogey/Bacall and Spencer/Tracy to contemporary pairings like "Bennifer" and "Brangelina", since the inception of cinema, thespians have taken on-set relationships from reel-life to real-life.

Julia Roberts and Kiefer Sutherland's hearts skipped a beat while filming Flatliners (1990). Tom Cruise admired a young Aussie actress named Nicole Kidman and had her cast opposite him in Days of Thunder. The movie Seven ended with Gwynet...

Kate Hudson And Lance Armstrong Split?

July 30th, 2008 10:31am EDT
Kate Hudson
Alleged couple Kate Hudson and Lance Armstrong have split, according to online reports.

The pair had been linked since they were photographed kissing and cuddling during a party at the Cannes International Film Festival in France in May. They further fueled rumors of a romance after they spent Father's Day in the U.S. together last month with their kids from previous relationships.

Hudson was also spotted introducing the cyclist to her actress mom Goldie Hawn at a California restaurant earlier this month. However, according to a well-fed online celebrity blogger, the couple has ...

Lance Armstrong Considers Politics

July 26th, 2008 7:37pm EDT
Lance Armstrong
Kate Hudson's cyclist boyfriend Lance Armstrong is considering running for political office. The seven-time Tour de France champion currently devotes his time to running his cancer charity the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

But the sportsman, 36, has hinted he may turn to politics, to give him the power to make the changes he is fighting for - including an improved quality of life for cancer survivors.

Speaking at his foundation's Livestrong Summit in Columbus, Ohio on Thursday, Armstrong said, "There might come a time when you feel like you've reached a wall and you need to step int...

Lance Armstrong Meets Kate Hudson's Mom

July 2nd, 2008 12:13pm EDT
Lance Armstrong
Kate Hudson and Lance Armstrong enjoyed a meal with the actress' mom Goldie Hawn, further fueling rumors they are an item.

The rumored couple was spotted eating a late lunch with Hudson's Hollywood veteran mother Hawn at the Ivy restaurant in Santa Monica, California, on Tuesday. They were photographed laughing and joking as they dined outside on the restaurant's patio area, according to

Hudson and Armstrong have been romantically linked since they were spotted kissing and cuddling during a party at the Cannes International Film Festival in France in May. However ...

Lance Armstrong Silent on Kate Hudson Romance

June 18th, 2008 12:58pm EDT
Lance Armstrong
Cycling champion Lance Armstrong is still refusing to confirm his relationship with Kate Hudson, despite the pair spending Father's Day together with their kids.

The couple has been romantically linked since they were spotted kissing and cuddling during a party at the Cannes International Film Festival in France in May - and have fueled speculation by dodging questions on the subject, while repeatedly being photographed together.

Armstrong and Hudson spent Sunday in New York with the actress's ex-husband Chris Robinson, their young son Ryder and Armstrong's own three children.


Lance Armstrong Refuses To Discuss Relationship

June 17th, 2008 3:11pm EDT
Lance Armstrong
Cycling champion Lance Armstrong is still refusing to publicly acknowledge his romance with actress Kate Hudson after he was quizzed about the relationship during a TV interview on Tuesday.

The pair has been romantically linked since they were spotted kissing and cuddling during a party at the Cannes International Film Festival in France in May - but neither star has spoken out about their romance to date. And when the famous athlete was put on the spot on talk show The View, he politely declined to answer the four female hosts' inquiries as to his single status.

Armstrong says...

Kate Hudson Had A Busy Father's Day

June 17th, 2008 12:18pm EDT
Kate Hudson
Kate Hudson enjoyed an unusual Father's Day this year, spending it in the company of her ex-husband Chris Robinson, their young son Ryder, her new beau Lance Armstrong and his three kids.

The Fool's Gold actress stepped out in Brooklyn, New York for brunch on Sunday and was joined by her lovers past and present. Hudson split from the Black Crowes rocker in 2006 after six years of marriage, and began a romance with cycling ace Armstrong earlier this year - although neither star has spoken publicly about the relationship.

However, Armstrong made sure his own children - Luke, eight...

Spotlight On Celebs Who Beat Cancer

June 13th, 2008 9:12am EDT
Melissa Etheridge
As a society we are mesmerized by the lifestyles of the rich and famous and, as evidenced by websites and tabloids that line supermarket checkouts, we want to be in the know when it comes to style icons, role models and, of course, our favorite heartthrobs. But sometimes our innocent curiosity about our favorite celebs can turn into full-throttled admiration and inspiration when "our" celebs do something courageous.

Perhaps the most courageous thing we've admired in the recent past is the struggle of cancer that some celebs have undergone and beaten. Being a successful (and often wea...

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