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'SNL' Returns With Olympic Phenom Michael Phelps & Musical Guest Lil Wayne

August 27th, 2008 4:40pm EDT
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"Saturday Night Live" makes its 34th season premiere on Saturday, September 13 featuring two of the biggest names of the summer – Michael Phelps and hip-hop superstar Lil Wayne.

US Olympic swimming phenomenon Michael Phelps will make his acting debut hosting the season premiere hot off his record-shattering performance in Beijing.

The SNL season premiere kicks off four live shows in a row, a rare practice that generated momentum for the show this past spring when the show returned after the WGA Strike-imposed hiatus. All told, seven all-new SNL's will air on Saturdays prior to th...
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Michael Phelps To Write New Book

August 22nd, 2008 11:07am EDT
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NEW YORK (AP) - Olympic superstar Michael Phelps will write a book telling the story behind his historic eight gold medal swims just in time for the holiday season, Free Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, announced Friday.

In "Built to Succeed," Phelps will also cover his philosophy on training and competition, as well as his life being raised by a single mother and coping with an attention-deficit disorder, the publisher said.

The book is scheduled to be released in December.

Phelps, 23, became the winningest Olympian ever at this summer's Beijing games, winning eight go...
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Slideshow: Michael Phelps

August 18th, 2008 1:50pm EDT
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Michael Phelps swam into the record books in Beijing by winning an unprecedented eight gold medals. Take a look back at some of our favorite photos of 'Captain America.'

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Slideshow: Olympic Opening Ceremony & Swimming

August 11th, 2008 12:21pm EDT
Michael Phelps
The XXIX Olympic Games kicked off this weekend with a bang. First there was the extraordinary Opening Ceremony in Beijing, and on Sunday swimmer Michael Phelps won two of a possible eight gold medals. Click through our gallery of photos from the opening ceremony and men's swimming competition:

Opening Ceremony For The XXIX Olympic Games

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Opening Ceremony For The XXIX Olympic Games

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Opening Ceremony For The XXIX Olympic Games

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Celebrity Birthdays, June 30

June 30th, 2007 3:00am EDT
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Happy Birthday to Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps (1985), "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino (1984), Pantera singer Phil Anselmo (1968), boxing star Mike Tyson (1966), Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen (1963), "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" star Vincent D'Onofrio (1959), "In Living Color" comedian David Alan Grier (1955), The Supremes singer Florence Ballard (1943; d. 1976), actress/singer Lena Horne (1917), and jazz clarinetist Harry Shields (1899; d. 1971).
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 30

June 30th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Yngwie Malmsteen
Happy Birthday to Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps (1985), "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino (1984), Pantera singer Phil Anselmo (1968), boxing star Mike Tyson (1966), Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen (1963), "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" star Vincent D'Onofrio (1959), "In Living Color" comedian David Alan Grier (1955), The Supremes singer Florence Ballard (1943; d. 1976), actress/singer Lena Horne (1917), and jazz clarinetist Harry Shields (1899; d. 1971).
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