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Aly Raisman's parents may be a little over the top (okay, more than a little), but it's hard to blame them for celebrating her Olympic gymnastics glory.

Well, unless you're this grumpy old guy.

Aly Raisman Parents

In defense of Aly's parents, they are as loving, supportive and enthusiastic as you can get. No one disputes that, some just think they go overboard.

Whatever you might think of the parents most of the time, though, can you really fault them for cheering Aly's floor exercise gold medal Tuesday?

Two gold medals and one bronze for their daughter, the unheralded hero of a team led by Jordyn Wieber and Gabby Douglas? Hard to blame them.

One "gentleman" at Greenwich Arena disagreed, clearly. After unluckily getting a ticket right behind them, he was hilariously annoyed throughout.

When NBC cameras first cut to him, he stared at Rick Raisman, shaking his head in disgust. A few seconds later, he actually told him to sit down!

Aly Raisman's Parents

Anyone who's ever sat behind some guy who stands and yells at inopportune moments can sympathize here ... but in this particular case, come on.

First of all, the old man had to have known who they were - Aly Raisman's dad in particular does not shy away from making his presence felt.

Second ... what's that guy trying so hard to see? He's seen above telling Rick to sit down AFTER ALY'S ROUTINE. That's just going out of your way to be a jerk.

Is his view of the judges deliberating being obstructed? How sad. This guy probably tells kids to SHUSH at the movies ... during the end credits.

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Stephan Feck of Germany turned in what was probably the worst dive of the 2012 London Olympics the other night, becoming a viral sensation in the process.

He deserves all the respect and credit in the world for training and making the Games in the first place, but even he'd tell you this was an epic fail.

Watch his effort from the 3-meter springboard diving preliminaries for yourself:

The dive seemed solid enough when Feck first catapulted off the springboard, but the athlete's hand soon slipped from his thigh and his form unraveled.

Feck, obviously, failed to qualify, finishing in last with a score of 133.80 ... and that devastating, backward belly flop probably hurt like the daylights too.

On the plus side, he probably has more YouTube views than the medalists!

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The London Olympics are almost over, but will we see swimming studs Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps square off on Dancing With the Stars next?

A newly-retired Phelps said earlier in the week that he wouldn't rule out following in the footsteps of Olympians who have gone on the ABC show.

He'd probably do well, but if it's up to his teammate and friendly rival Lochte, he'd best prepare himself for some stiff competition on the parquet.

Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte

"Since I'm so used to competing against Michael Phelps, I'd go on [Dancing with the Stars] with him," said Lochte, who won five medals in 2012.

"I could do Dancing with the Stars! Yeah, I think so."

No doubt Ryan Lochte's sister and mom in the audience cheering him on alongside Michael Phelps' mom in what would be a rematch for the ages.

Or at least reality TV. Who'd you rather see on DWTS?

 

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Misty May Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings took to the beach volleyball court in London today looking to accomplish a truly astounding feat:

Winning three consecutive Gold Medals, all while remaining undefeated overall in Olympic play - and only dropping a single set over the course of three Games.

Did the duo complete this goal? They took on the team of Jennifer Kessy and April Ross in the finals, meaning the podium would be filled with Stars and Stripes regardless of the outcome.

Stop reading now if you wish to watch that outcome unfold for yourself on NBC tonight...

America vs. America

They did it! Treanor and Jennings won the Gold with a 21-15, 21-16 victory that cements their legend as two of the greatest Olympians of all-time.

We could have chanted even if they lost, but it feels especially appropriate with such impressive winners on our side: U-S-A! U-S-A!

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Lolo Jones may be without an Olympic medal, but she is not without controversy or headlines.

The sprinter - who lost out on Gold in the 100-meter hurdles when she hit an obstacle on the home stretch and who then finished in fourth place by a tenth of a second yesterday - was the subject of a feature in The New York Times Sunday.

And it was far from flattering.

Lolo Jones in Action

The article claimed that Jones "has decided she will be whatever anyone wants her to be - vixen, virgin, victim - to draw attention to herself and the many products she endorses," referencing the fact that Jones has played up her virginity and her looks over the past few weeks.

Appearing on The Today Show this morning, the athlete fought back tears and labeled the piece of journalism a "crazy misogynist hit piece."

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While Michael Phelps' girlfriend Megan Rossee is the primary tabloid focus at the Olympics this week, the mystery woman partying with Ryan Lochte and sitting on his lap on the ride back from a club is generating major buzz as well.

Bad news first, ladies: Ryan Lochte has a very long-term relationship with her.

The good news: It's actually his older sister, Megan! You still have a shot!

Ryan Lochte Drunk

Megan Lochte Torrini, 32, and her low-cut top were erroneously assumed to be a groupie or love interest for the swimmer ... pretty funny.

"Ryan Lochte celebrates with boobs in his face" was the general theme of captions for the above photo on celebrity gossip sites this week.

The moral of the story?

Sometimes a cute girl sitting on the lap of the US' most eligible bachelor is merely doing so because tons of drunk people are piling into one cab and there's like no room ... not necessarily because she's looking for some action.

Lesson learned.

Ryan Lochte Sister

In actual SWAG news, check out these Megan Rossee photos! Whenever Ryan does get into the dating pool, Michael has set the bar pretty high. Just saying.

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Kate Middleton certainly makes an attractive, fashionable Olympic ambassador for team Great Britain. The Duchess continues to earn headlines for her fashion choices, even selections that are decidedly non-flashy.

Most recently, it's her skinny jeans, paired with a blue blazer, pants, wedges, clutch and umbrella (it is England after all), that have people buzzing.

With that cute striped shirt, it's another casual winning look:

  • Kate Middleton in Skinny Jeans
  • Kate Middleton Windbreaker

Another of our favorite Kate Middleton pics from the 2012 games came this week when she went to watch her country's sailing team, decked out in Olympics workout gear.

With Princes William and Harry by her side, Kate's proven time and again that she pulls off something like a windbreaker as well as she does any haute couture!

She is #1 on Vanity Fair's Best Dressed List for a reason, after all.

[Photos: Pacific Coast News]

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Attention, Gabby Douglas hair critics: Natalie Hawkins has two words for you:

Enough already!

Douglas' mom is in mama grizzly mode this week, speaking out to defend her daughter and her spunky ponytail in the wake of unexpected controversy.

"How ignorant is it of people to comment on her hair and she still has more competitions to go?" Natalie fumed. "Are you TRYING to ruin her self confidence?"

Gabby Hair

Although she has won two gold medals in gymnastics, the 16-year-old is making headlines for more than her historic Olympic victories in London.

Specifically, some have lambasted Gabby Douglas' hair for its appearance and her supposed failure to "represent" the African-American community.

Douglas' chemically-straightened hair, pulled into a ponytail with barrettes and gel, matches the coifs of her four Caucasian "Fab Five" teammates.

Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross and Jordyn Wieber haven't been assailed for their look, however. But it's not just the style that is under fire.

Chiefly, it seems to be the fact that the 4-foot-11 Gabby is an African American rocking a straightened - in other words, not natural - hairstyle.

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She's received attention throughout these Olympic Games for her great looks and unusual background (she's a virgin!!!).

But Lolo Jones had a chance today to quiet the critics and make headlines for her actual exploits on the track. Did the sprinter make up for her 2008 stumble and earn a Medal in today's 100-meter hurdles?

Lolo Jones Photograph

Unfortunately... no.

Jones finished in fourth place by one-hundredth of a second, crossing the finish line in 12.58 seconds. But it was still a strong event for the U.S. team: Dawn Harper and Kellie Wells finished in second and third place, respectively.

Australia's Sally Pearson took the Gold with an Olympic record time of 12.35. But might she date Tim Tebow?

See. Jones might end up a winner after all.

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Aly Raisman has ceded much of the attention to teammate Gabby Douglas at the London Olympics, but undoubtedly emerged as a star in her own right.

The 18-year-old from Massachusetts hoped to secure not one, but two individual medals in the final day of gymnastics. Was she able to achieve that?

Find out below ...

Raisman

She did! Raisman nailed her floor exercise routine to win the gold medal, scoring a 15.6 and easily topping silver medalist Catalina Ponor of Romania (15.2).

Russia's Aliya Mustafina took the bronze (14.9). Jordyn Wieber was seventh.

"It was the best routine I've ever done," Raisman said afterward. "My coach [Mihai Brestyan] said it was the best routine he'd ever seen me do."

The floor exercise is her strongest event. Less expected was Aly Raisman's bronze medal not much more than an hour earlier in the balance beam.

She initially finished fourth, but took the bronze after winning an appeal with the judges and then a tiebreaker with Ponor. Congratulations, Aly!!

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