Olympic Wrap Up
There were 962 medals handed out in London this year and the United States won 104 of them. China was 17 medals behind us. Between our two countries, we account for 20% of the medals handed out this year. When you consider gold medals alone, our performance is even more impressive. The U.S. won 15% of the gold, China earned 13%, the British won 10%, and the Russians took 8% of all the gold medals. Here's the final medal count:
#1.) The United States with 104 medals . . . 46 Gold, 29 Silver, and 29 Bronze.
#2.) China with 87 medals . . . 38 Gold, 27 Silver, and 22 Bronze.
#3.) Russia with 82 medals . . . 24 Gold, 25 Silver, and 33 Bronze.
#4.) Great Britain with 65 medals . . . 29 Gold, 17 Silver, and 19 Bronze.
#5.) Germany with 44 medals . . . 11 Gold, 19 Silver, and 14 Bronze.
By the end of the London Games, only 85 of the 204 participating countries had earned a medal. The other 58% will go home empty-handed . . . but hopefully with hazy memories of fornicating with multiple partners in the Olympic Village.
The Greeks invented the ancient version of the Olympics, so some of you might be wondering how Greece did. They'll go home with two medals: a bronze in judo and a bronze in rowing.
Did you miss the closing ceremony?
The bill included: The ska band MADNESS, the PET SHOP BOYS, the boy band ONE DIRECTION, the drumming dance group Stomp, The reunited Spice Girls, Jessie J performing with Queen, Taio Cruz, rapper Tinie Tempah, the Kaiser Chiefs.
Monty Python comedian Eric Idle, Former Oasis singer Liam Gallagher's new band Beady Eye, which performed the Oasis song "Wonderwall". Russell Brand conducted a sing-along of The Beatles' "I Am the Walrus", and sang "Pure Imagination" from "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory". George Michael . . . Muse . . . Fatboy Slim . . . Annie Lennox . . . Take That . . .and The Who closed out the Olympics with "Baba O'Riley", "See Me, Feel Me", "Listening to You" and "My Generation".
It really, really IS time for LINDSAY LOHAN to go away because she was causing trouble AGAIN last week. FRANCESCA EASTWOOD . . . yes, she's one of CLINT'S daughters . . . was celebrating her 19th birthday with friends in a private room at a club called Bootsy Bellows when Lindsay showed up and WENT OFF. A source says she, "came over and started screaming that Francesca should leave. She was yelling 'I'm a star, she's a nobody, get her out of here!'" When someone tried to get Lindsay to calm down, she became aggressive, and security had to ask her to leave. Lindsay's car almost hit a valet guy on its way out of the parking lot . . . but at least it was a friend, and not Lindsay, who was driving.
Joe Goes gets busted
JESSICA SIMPSON'S father JOE was arrested a week ago for driving under the influence in the Los Angeles area. Joe was busted on Saturday, August 4th at around 10:00 P.M. He spent the night in lockup and was released a little before 10:00 A.M. the next morning. This would be a first offense for Joe, who's 54 years old . . . meaning he probably won't get jail time.
Heading into the weekend, everyone was talking about the supposed marriage of BRAD PITT and ANGELINA JOLIE. The evidence? They were having a big party at their estate in France, and the guy who designed Angelina's engagement ring was one of the guests. Also, Brad allegedly bought Angelina a $400,000 watch as a wedding gift. Well, the official word was that Brad and Angelina were throwing a 50th anniversary party for Brad's parents . . . and as far as we know, that's exactly what happened.
But JENNIFER ANISTON made some news . . . by getting ENGAGED to her boyfriend JUSTIN THEROUX.
Rihanna Speaks about Chris Brown
OPRAH WINFREY'S interview with RIHANNA airs next Sunday night, but here's a preview. Rihanna broke down and cried while discussing her assault at the hands of CHRIS BROWN. She said, "It was embarrassing. It was humiliating. I lost my best friend." She added, "I was resentful. I held a grudge. I was dark." So what was Oprah's take-away from the Interview? She expected Rihanna to be HARDER. Oprah says, "I thought she would have been kind of a bad-ass kind of a rocker hard-edge woman . . . nothing could have been farther from the truth. She was thoughtful. She was very emotional. She was vulnerable."
Anderson Cooper's Man Kissing Another guy??
Getting caught cheating via paparazzi is all the rage: Kristen Stewart started the trend, and Anderson Cooper's boyfriend Ben Maisani is carrying it on. Maisani was photographed making out with a handsome guy who isn't Anderson in a New York park. The discreet Cooper-Maisani pairing has only recently gone semi-public, with Anderson coming out last month. Cooper and Maisani are believed to have been dating for three years. They were reportedly planning on getting married as early as Labor Day.
Baldwin Brother to the Rescue!
STEPHEN BALDWIN was at the Peninsula Hotel in New York City when a woman collapsed and started convulsing. Baldwin quickly realized she was having an epileptic seizure, because he'd grown up with an epileptic family member. So he sprang into action. He says, "I held her hand and said a few prayers. I wanted to make sure the young lady was okay and her breathing wasn't restricted." After three minutes, the woman came to. Stephen says, "She started going, 'Where am I? What happened?' And then I asked, 'Do you have epilepsy?' and she said, 'Yes.' Then she started crying." A nurse arrived at the scene to take over, and Baldwin ended up on the phone with the woman's mother, describing her symptoms so she could report them back to the woman's doctor. Baldwin's publicist happened to be there, and he'd like you to know how much of a hero Stephen was. He was the ONLY person who rushed to the woman's aid. The rep says, "A guy right next us was just sipping his martini and didn't look up. Two other girls ran over to the corner. "Stephen Baldwin was a hero to [that] girl."
Box Office Fun
"The Bourne Legacy" is the new #1 movie in the country. It made $40.3 million . . . about $13 million more than that WILL FERRELL-ZACH GALIFIANAKIS comedy, "The Campaign". The MERYL STREEP and TOMMY LEE JONES comedy "Hope Springs" made $20.1 million since Wednesday. It opened in fourth place. Dark Knight grabs 3rd.
Ladies, You Haven't Seen the last of Ryan Lochte!
On Friday's "Today" show, Olympic pool pee-er RYAN LOCHTE was asked if he was going to do any reality TV . . . and he said, "Hopefully! We'll see what happens. I'm definitely looking towards, uh, 'Dancing with the Stars' and 'The Bachelor'."
The Hunger Games Hits DVD This Saturday
Michael Phelps has accepted a new gig with the Golf Channel.