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A Brazilian judo competitor broke his Olympic bronze medal after taking it into the shower and dropping it after his victory in a third-place match in London.

Felipe Kitadai, who beat Italy's Elio Verde to win bronze Saturday, was so excited about the result that he did not want to be parted from his prize.

Big mistake.

Felipe Kitadai

"He was taking a shower with the medal when he dropped it," a spokeswoman said. "He then slept with the medal and realized later that it was broken."

"It wasn't a very smart thing to do."

The medal was damaged at the top where the ribbon loops through a hoop, but after a few phone calls and apologies, Olympic officials agreed to replace it.

Hopefully the 23-year-old will be more careful with this one. Same with all medal winners, including America's own adorable Missy Franklin.

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Missy Franklin is a lot more than a new Olympic champion. She's a mature, grounded, very impressive 17-year old.

The Centennial, Colorado native captured her first Gold Medal yesterday, besting the field in the 100-Meter Backstroke. She then told reporters that each time she hit the pool in London, her thoughts were with the victims of the massacre in Aurora.

Champion Swimmer

"Every single race I'm going to have that Colorado incident back on my mind," Missy said. "It's such a terrible thing and I'm so shaken by it. They're in my thoughts this entire process."

Neither Franklin nor her parents knew any of the victims James Holmes allegedly shot on the morning of July 20, but...

"Aurora and Colorado in general is such a close state that when something like that happens we're all affected by it, no matter who it is. It's hitting very close to home," she said.

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Two-time softball Olympian Jennie Finch and her husband, Casey Daigle, are expecting their third child together, the former announced on Monday.

Finch, 31, who is sitting out the London Olympics after winning gold in Athens and silver in Beijing, is already mom to sons Ace, 6, and Diesel, 1.

"Casey and I are expecting our third little one in January!!" she confirmed.

Jenny Finch, Casey Daigle

"Diesel - yes, a unique name but it suits him perfectly! - is doing wonderfully and growing fast. He’s a big guy, cruising around as he just started walking."

"He’s after his big brother, Ace - who’s 6 now! - and making us smile every day."

In addition to softball, Finch is an active supporter of the Wounded Warrior Foundation and the author of Throw Like a Girl: How to Dream Big and Believe in Yourself.

Daigle currently pitches for AAA Fresno.

Congratultaions to the whole family!

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The Real Housewives of New York City travel down to Miami to meet up with "Dirty Ol' Dad." The ladies brought their swimsuits, their heels and plenty of crazy as we recap it all in our THG +/- review.

Miami is beautiful. The sun, the sand, the surf.  Why do the Housewives have to bring along their craziness?

Aviva's Fish Face

But let's start off with Carole. Since someone is offering to make her new novel into a TV show, finishing it is kind of important. The problem is she's been working on it for four years and she's can't stand to write about her protagonist for one minute more. Minus 10. If Carole doesn't like her main character, why will any else?

Off to Miami we go where the ladies check in with Carole's friend Ranjana at her palace in the sky. Plus 11 because the place is amazing. The view is spectacular and even Aviva with her fear of heights manages to hang out on the balcony.

Ranjana shows the ladies how to do face yoga which she obviously takes quite seriously. It might sound silly but it definitely works for Ranjana. At 56 the woman has beautiful skin. Plus 8.

That Ramona and Sonja manage to act like disruptive brats is no surprise. It seems to be the way they act at all parties.

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Kobe Bryant's wife Vanessa is reportedly livid with the NBA star over pics of him partying with women in Spain last week, but is standing by him ... for now.

Vanessa Bryant flew to watch him play in the London Olympics as planned.

Sources close to Vanessa say she is "furious" and "embarrassed" over the photos of Kobe chatting up women at a party last week in Barcelona.

Here's one TMZ photo of Kobe and the girls in question at a nightclub:

Kobe Bryant Shirtless, Partying

Reportedly, Vanessa's anger at Kobe is not because she thinks he was putting it to those girls, but for being in a potentially embarrassing situation.

Whatever you want to make of that, Vanessa Bryant was pissed.

As for the fact that Kobe's shirtless, but he says someone spilled a drink on him, and he was only briefly shirtless before changing into a new shirt.

Add that to your book of excuses, guys.

The couple all but finalized their divorce earlier this year before reconciling, so you know this really didn't go over well. Still, she'll be by his side in London.

Vanessa reportedly says things have been going well with the basketball great since she called off the divorce, and feels this hurdle will be cleared as well.

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Paris Hilton's mystery man has just been revealed!

In related news, Paris Hilton has a mystery man.

According to recent reports, the socialite / reality star / aspiring DJ was spotted at famously expensive club Les Caves du Roy in St. Tropez, France, chatting all night with South African artist Conor McCreedy. Here's a pic of them:

Conor McCreedy, Paris Hilton

Seen here pictured here looking close at the exclusive club, Paris was even seen planting a kiss on the artist's cheek. Breaking news, we know.

In May Paris was dumped by Afrojack. Prior to that, she was in a long-term relationship with Vegas businessman Cy Waits. Prior to that, we kinda forget.

Anyway, yeah. You're caught up on Paris.

[Photo: Pacific Coast News]

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With new damaging photos out of Kristen Stewart totally macking on Rupert Sanders, we have an update on the living situation between the actress and what is seeming more and more like her EX boyfriend.

Converse to previous reports, sources now say Stewart is the one moving out of the home she had been sharing with Robert Pattinson in Los Angeles.

Robsten in London

People Magazine even has a photo up of a moving truck parked outside the residence Saturday morning, while it quotes a source who says Pattinson is in terrible emotional shape.

"The entire thing has been such a blow to Rob. Talk about having his heart ripped out," says the insider. "Rob just isn't going to be able to get past the cheating - one time or not."

It was a lot more than one time, a relative of Sanders' has come out and said, though this relative doesn't seem to have any first-hand knowledge.

Either way, the result is the same: Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart really do appear to be over, making the MTV Video Music Awards on September 6 a must-watch: they are scheduled to present together.

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Every rose might have its thorn, but Bret Michaels no longer has his fiancee: the rocker has called off his engaged to Kristi Gibson.

"Although the couple have separated they remain great friends and are committed to jointly raising their two daughters," the singer's rep tells People.

Nice Family

Michael and Gibson are the parents of Raine Elizabeth, 12, and Jorja Bleu, 7. They were together for 16 years before Bret popped life's biggest question in December of 2010; the moment was caught on camera for a VH1 documentary.

Gibson has been by Michaels' side through a variety of serious ailments over the last couple years, including an emergency appendectomy, a near-fatal brain hemorrhage and a stroke.

He's on a path to full recovery now, but evidently the same can't be said of this relationship.

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Former political figure/celeb Sarah Palin stopped by a lucky Chick-fil-A restaurant Friday to "support a great business" slash their anti-gay marriage views.

Palin Tweeted and Facebooked a picture of herself, former Alaska First Dude Todd Palin, at Chick-fil-A, looking happy to be at the Houston-area spot.

"Stopped by Chick-fil-A in The Woodlands to support a great business," is her caption, no doubt in support of Chick-fil-A's anti-gay marriage stance.

Sarah Palin, Chick-fil-A

To be clear, Chick-fil-A's founders have a right to their opinions, and by visiting there and posting the photo above, Sarah's exercising that same right.

Freedom of speech. Great stuff. But to be equally clear, Palin is quite obviously using it to imply her distaste for gay rights without overtly saying so.

Way to be cowardly - chicken if you will - in your bigotry, Sarah. At least pull a Mike Huckabee and declare a full-on Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.

Ed Helms, Miley Cyrus, Lindsay Lohan, Kim Kardashian and others have called for a Chick-fil-A boycott, while Boston banned the restaurant from the city.

Where do you stand on the calls to boycott the chain?

 

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Blake Shelton incited a major Twitter war over the weekend and was eventually forced to apologize for a tasteless joke and a string of insults... all because of a fake turtle's death.

It all started on July 27 when Shelton wrote: Does anyone know if the Eastern Box turtle is protected in Oklahoma? If so I didn't just swerve to the shoulder of the road to smash one...

NPR blogger Barbara J. King quickly responded in shock, asking the country music superstar: That turtle's life meant something- was your tweet a bad joke? Why would you be so cruel to a living being?”

Blake Shelton Photograph

From there, it was on!

Shelton especially got into it with a user named @turtlefeed, going off on her/him in reply to that follower questioning Shelton's apathy for animals:

Hey @turtlefeed. Before u make an even bigger dipshit of urself you should research on how much money I have raised to feed homeless animals... Hey @turtlefeed.. I solely have raised over a million dollars in animal rescue/conservation alone... How much have you raised? Oh. Ok. Next!

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