World record long distance swimmer Diana Nyad is joined by her family in the Herald Square pool in New York where she has been swimming for 48 hours to help raise money for Hurricane Sandy relief. A young boy called Harrison who could be her grandson tries his hand at swimming up and down the pool and appears to enjoy himself immensely.
From Olympians to aristocrats, celebrities of all professions were spotted at the Novak Djokovic Foundation charity dinner in New York, including 'Cactus Flower' star Goldie Hawn and Olympic gold-medallist swimmer Ryan Lochte.
E! stars arrive at the network's Upfront Presentation in New York. They include 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' stars Kim Kardashian, her mother Kris Jenner, her sister Kourtney Kardashian and Kourtney's partner Scott Disick as well as Olympic Gold medal winning swimmer Ryan Lochte and 'Chelsea Lately' host Chelsea Handler.
If you've ever been in a jam and wondered "What would Ryan Lochte do?" (and we know you have) this is your chance to find out.
Olympic gold medalist and walking randomness generator Ryan Lochte is soon to premiere his brand new reality show on E! – April 21st to be exact. The program is called “What Would Ryan Lochte Do?” and it tracks Lochte’s life as he trains for competitions, manages his businesses and hangs out with friends and his off-beat, vocal family. Lochte’s main aims for the show are to bring the sport of swimming into more prominence and to show that Olympians and swimmers in particular don’t have their lives revolve around their training.
"Swimming is my passion, it's my love," the 28-year-old Gainesville, Fla., resident explains. "And every four years, you have the Summer Olympic Games, and the most watched (sport) on everyone's television is swimming. ... So why can't swimming be like the NBA (or) the NFL? Why can't it be like that? That's what my main focus is, is that I want to bring the love and passion I have for swimming to you guys, into your living room."
However, he explained that there are other aspects to his life as well: "I know in people's eyes, like when they think of Olympians, they think that they train, they eat and they sleep. That's what they do, and that's what they're like, like every day. But for me, that's not the case. Swimming is a sport that I'm fairly good at — that's all it is. It doesn't define who I am; it's just a sport that I love to do that's a part of my life. But there's so much more to me than just swimming, like I love skateboarding, playing basketball. I love doing things that I most likely could get hurt in. I like the adventure, I like challenges, and I don't let swimming define who I am."
Olympic swimming champion Ryan Lochte will star in a six-episode reality show for the E! network titled 'What Would Ryan Lochte Do?' starting in April 2013, it has been announced. The show will follow the 28-year-old as he prepares for the 2016 Rio Olympics while searching for a girlfriend, developing his own fashion line and dealing with family and friends.
"Ryan Lochte captured everyone's attention at the Summer Olympics with his athletic prowess and his utterly unique and unaffected approach to life," said E! Entertainment President Suzanne Kolb. "He is an incredibly endearing personality who is sexy, entertaining and fun. Watching this show, I believe people will fall into three categories: they want to be him, sleep with him or mother him." E! won the war for Lochte's signature following the London Olympics, where numerous television executives noticed the gold-medallist's televisual look and ease with the camera.
The new show will feature Lochte's family including his mother, his older married sisters, his younger brother and nephews. He'll be see showing off his eclectic shoe collection that tops 150 pairs, as well as parting in the clubs of Gainesville and training with coach Gregg Troy. Lochte won five medals at the London Olympics, including two golds.
Among those arriving and leaving the Jeremy Scott fashion show for the Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week Spring/ Summer 2013 were former 'American Idol' contestant Adam Lambert, reality star and socialite Paris Hilton, 2012 Olympic gold medallist Ryan Lochte, singer Natalia Kills, model and 'America's Next Top Model' host Tyra Banks and rapper Swizz Beatz with his baby son Egypt.
You know you’ve made it as a star when you’ve got Seth Macfarlane doing an impression of you on long-running US comedy TV sketch show Saturday Night Live, and that’s exactly what happened to the new golden boy of American swimming as Ryan Lochte saw himself roundly roasted by the Family Guy and Ted creator. Macfarlane roundly mocked Lochte by acting as though any activities out of water were too complex for the swimmer, including naming television shows or pronouncing simple words and phrases.
According to Celebuzz however, Lochte has taken the skit well, telling the site “Well I gotta admit that was a pretty harsh one, but it’s cool to have Seth parody me. I think he pegged me wrong, but when I heard he did a skit I knew I was in for it!” The athlete added “It’s all in fun and of course if I’m talked about on SNL I know they are gonna get me ‘Go-od.’”
In other related news, TMZ is reporting that Macfarlane’s Ted might be due a sequel after the runaway success of the first film at the box office this summer. It took over $400 million worldwide, and when the entertainment site caught up with Macfarlane, he admitted “we’re thinking about it” with regards following it up.
Olympic gold medallist Ryan Lochte has reacted to Seth Macfarlane's parody of him on Saturday Night Live over the weekend. The Family Guy funny-man ripped into Lochte in one of his skits, poking fun at the swimmer's mispronouncing of words after opening with, "Hey, Seth, I'm Ryan Lochte.I was America in the Olympics."
Though the jokes seemed to go down pretty well with SNL's live studio audience, Lochte didn't seem too pleased with it all, telling Celebuzz, "That was a pretty harsh one," before adding, "I think he pegged me wrong, but when I heard he did a skit I knew I was in for it!.. It's all in fun and of course if I'm talked about on SNL I know they are gonna get me 'Go-od", a reference to the way in which MacFarlane pronounced Matthew Perry's new show 'Go On' as 'goon'. Lochte again went on the defensive while speaking with Extra TV, saying, "I think they (SNL) got me all wrong there. The whole skit, that was from when I first started doing interviews like six or seven years ago. I didn't know what to really say doing interviews, but now I'm really more relaxed."
Considering the amount of celebrities that have taken a mauling on MacFarlane's 'Family Guy', we think Ryan Lochte got off pretty lightly. How about you?