After his mom told America her son only has time for one-night-stands Ryan Lochte maybe your next Bachelor. Lochte, who won two gold medals in London, revealed to Today Show’s Matt Lauer, “I’m definitely looking toward ‘Dancing With the Stars’ and ‘The Bachelor,’ so we’ll see what happens.” Lochte, who wants to move to LA, has not been shy about his TV aspirations, already starring in a Funny or Die parody and slated to appear on 90210.
But Lochte isn’t just interested in the Bachelor for the screen time, before the Olympics, the 28-year old told the New York Times, ”I’m over the whole college scene.” Because when you are two years shy of 30 and can’t find true love on a college campus turn to reality TV.
Willa was here and now she is not. The pop singer and NHL husband Mike Modano are divorcing after five years of marriage. Ford and Modano began dating in 2001 before marrying in a small Texas ceremony in 2007. Prior to Modano, Ford dated Nick Carter from the Backstreet Boys.
In a joint statement, the couple told PEOPLE,”It is with great sadness that after five years of marriage, Willa and Mike have decided to divorce. They remain friends and wish each other success and happiness.”
Modano retired in September after 21 seasons in the NHL, 20 with the Dallas Stars. During the 2007 NHL playoffs, Ford blogged for NHL.com chronicling the Stars Cup run.
All eyes are on Team USA swimmer Lauren Perdue who will swim the first leg of the 4×200 women’s freestyle relay… including LeBron James. James asked Perdue to dinner when the men’s basketball team visited Olympic Village before the games.
Perdue confirmed the rumored meeting saying, “He did. He was kind of joking but he was basically like, ‘Would you like to come eat with me at the dining hall?’ And I said, ‘Um, I’m sorry, I have a curfew. So I turned that one down, yeah.”
The 2009 Beijing gold medalist is engaged to his high school sweetheart and baby mama Savannah Brinson. James joins teammate Kobe Bryant to be in the news for their game off the court. Earlier this week, pictures surfaced of Kobe Bryant shirtless with female fans at an Olympic after party in Barcelona. The pictures caused Bryant’s estranged wife Vanessa to almost cancel plans to attend the London Games.
Tiger Woods’ ex-wife has come out of jersey chasing retirement, this time trading the green for ice. Elin Nordegren is linked to San Jose Shark defenseman Douglas Murray, who like Nordegren is a fellow Swede. According to the Swedish gossip site Expressen, the couple got cozy at Rose Nightclub in Stockholm last week. Earlier this month, Nordegren and Murray dinned with mutual friends.
The friend playing matchmaker just so happens to be Jesper Parnevik, the man who set up Nordegren and Woods. Nordegren and her twin sister nannied for Parnevik in 2000, introducing Elin to Woods a year later.
Despite the rumored romance Murray is denying any relationship. “We are only friends,” Murray told Expressen. “We are not dating and we have never dated. We have friends in common and we have only known each other for a couple of weeks.”
Perviously, Nordegren dated investment banker, Jamie Dingman and even planned to marry him.