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Everybody has to start somewhere, right? Right. For some of Hollywood's best and brightest, that somewhere is on the playing field and not the movie set. 

Yes, it's true. Many of our favorite stars had aspirations of becoming professional athletes when they were children, just like you probably did. (But not me. I always dreamed of being a rock star. We can all see how THAT turned out.)

You might know that Justin Bieber loves to play hockey, but did you know he's also pretty decent at basketball? And did you know that rapper 2 Chainz was a star high school hoops standout in Atlanta?

Kate Upton, SI model, actress, and all around hottie used to ride horses! And then there's Duchess Kate Middleton who is great at basically everything she does, including besting Prince William in sailing.

Take a look at these 13 celebrity athletes who are probably better athletes than you. And me. (Hey, we're all good at something, right? Right. Let's keep telling ourselves that.)

13 Celebrities Who Are Better Athletes Than You
When he isn't steaming up the screen as McDreamy on Grey's Anatomy, Patrick Dempsey likes to heat up the pavement behind the wheel of race cars.
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Patrick Dempsey

1. Patrick Dempsey

When he isn't steaming up the screen as McDreamy on Grey's Anatomy, Patrick Dempsey likes to heat up the pavement behind the wheel of race cars.


Denzel Washington

2. Denzel Washington

Before hitting it big in Hollywood and winning two Oscars, Denzel Washington was hitting it big as a basketball player at Fordham University.


Mark Harmon

3. Mark Harmon

Mark Harmon was the starting quarterback at UCLA. He's sort of a quarterback in the NCIS office calling all the plays as Gibbs, right?


Justin Bieber

4. Justin Bieber

In addition to being a singer, dancer, and general douchebag, Justin Bieber is actually quite the basketball player - his mean crossover dribble earned him NBA Celebrity All-Star Game MVP honors!


BONUS! Justin Bieber

5. BONUS! Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber ALSO plays hockey! He once crashed a junior hockey team's practice in Atlanta.


Kate Middleton

6. Kate Middleton

If the Spice Girls ever want to reunite, we volunteer Duchess Kate Middleton as tribute to take over the role of Sporty Spice!


Jason Segel

7. Jason Segel

Jason Segel might not have seen much time on the court, but he WAS Jason Collins' backup in high school. That totally counts!


Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

8. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

Before becoming a professional wrestler and eventually an actor, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was leading the University of Miami football team to a National Championship title in 1991.


Bruce Jenner

9. Bruce Jenner

It might be hard to believe by looking at him now, but once upon a time Bruce Jenner was an Olympian.


Kate Upton

10. Kate Upton

Before she was walking the runway in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show and gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Edition, Kate Upton was a nationally ranked equestrian. So many bouncing boob jokes about barrel jumping. So little time.


Jessica Biel

11. Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel's soccer training came in handy when she played Mary Camden on Seventh Heaven. Mary was a star soccer player. Biel also took gymnastics as a child.


2 Chainz

12. 2 Chainz

Before he was 2 Chainz, he was Tauheed Epps (also Tity Boi, but we won't talk about that.) Epps was a star high school basketball player at North Clayon High School in Georgia.


Emma Watson

13. Emma Watson

Emma Watson might look petite and unassuming, but don't let that fool you. She's a star field hockey player.


Kaley Cuoco

14. Kaley Cuoco

Kaley Cuoco might have bought her boobs, but she earned those abs and arms on the tennis court!


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by Free Britney at

Lindsey Vonn has recently become very close friends with boyfriend Tiger Woods' ex-wife, Elin Nordegren, according to an unlikely new report.

The reason? One insider says that Elin Nordegren, 34, originally wanted to get to know Lindsey Vonn, 29, because she'd around her children a lot.

Which actually does make sense. The Swedish model and her pro golfer ex-husband, 38, have two kids together, daughter Sam, 6, and son Charlie, 5.

The surprising part? "After meeting her, she found she actually liked her," an insider says of Nordegren, who finalized her divorce from Woods in 2010.

"You'd think it would be weird, but Elin loves Lindsey and the two of them talk all the time," the source adds. "Elin likes that Lindsey is a strong woman."

The source adds that the three went on vacation together, where the women took off on their own to grab drinks together, while Woods stayed with the kids.

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Keyshawn Johnson has been arrested on suspicion of domestic assault.

The former first overall NFL draft pick was involved in an altercation with his ex-girlfriend at  his home in Calabasas when things allegedly grew physical.

Insiders tell TMZ that Keyshawn smashed the unnamed acquaintance’s call phone, causing a wound on her hand.

Johnson paid his $20,000 bail and is now out of jail.

Keyshawn Johnson Photo

Johnson was previously arrested for misdemeanor domestic battery and booked.

He also made celebrity gossip headlines in the past for blasting Justin Bieber after that singer supposedly sped around the neighborhood he shared with Johnson.

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Meb Keflezighi became the first American to win the Boston Marathon since 1983 today, finishing the famous race in 2 hours, 8 minutes, 37 seconds.

He held off Wilson Chebet of Kenya by 11 seconds.

Meb Wins

Keflezighi, 38, is a former New York City Marathon champion and Olympic medalist.

Once he realized he would not be caught this morning, he made the sign of the cross and pumped his right fist.

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by Hilton Hater at

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a legendary boxer who spent 19 years in prison on a wrongful murder conviction, died this morning at home in Toronto.

He was 76 years old.

According to friend John Artis, Carter passed away from prostate cancer, a disease for which he was being treated for an unknown period of time.

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The road was tough and the journey difficult, but Lamar Odom is back in the NBA.

The estranged husband of Khloe Kardashian signed an unusual contract with the New York Knicks yesterday, coming on board for the final game of their 2013-2014 season (a loss last night in which he did not play) and agreeing to a team option for the 2014-2015 season.

Based on the deal, the Knicks can see what sort of shape Odom is in this summer before deciding to pick up said option or not.

Odom, a Queens native, enjoyed some of his most productive seasons playing for Coach Phil Jackson, who is now the New York President.

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Olympic figure skater and commentator Johnny Weir and Victor Voronov have called off their divorce. But in doing so, each laid out a set of guidelines for keeping their marriage together.

Johnny Weir's sticking point? No mutual masturbation, Victor!

It seems Victor Voronov was a fan of taking care of his own business in the company of others while they also did the same. That's... certainly not the sort of thing you hear every day.

Johnny Weir, Husband

Weir's 5-page post-nup came to light after TMZ learned that Voronov requested that Weir sign a document apologizing for publicly trashing his spouse.

Voronov also promised to leave Johnny's mama out of it.

Seems reasonable enough, right? Wrong. Apparently.

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NFL star Aldon Smith was arrested Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport after claiming he had a bomb during a security screening, airport police said.

Smith, 24, made the threat after he was randomly selected for a second screening at about 2 p.m. as he went through the TSA checkpoint for Terminal 1.

Aldon Smith Mug Shot

"The suspect then became belligerent and uncooperative with the process and with the TSA agent," Sgt. Karla Ortiz said in a statement from LAX.

Incredibly, that belligerent behavior culminated in Smith "making a comment indicating that he was in possession of a bomb before proceeding toward the gate area."

It's unclear whether the San Francisco 49ers linebacker had been drinking alcohol, but it was "not relevant or a factor for his arrest and booking," Ortiz said.

Smith was transported to the Los Angeles Police Department, where he was booked on felony charges of making a false report of a bomb threat.

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The team that dances together wins together.

So the players at Texas Tech University hope, at least.

In one of the more awesomely unexpected videos you’ll see this year, a recent Texas Tech spring practice got underway via an epic dance-off, one that ended with Coach Kliff Kingsbury getting his swag on.

Who won the battle of players shaking it to Cali Swag District's "Teach Me How to Dougie?” What about the showdown set to Soulja Boy's "Crank That?”

Watch below to find out and compare the moves of these linebackers and running backs to those of stars such as Miley Cyrus, Nina Dobrev and more now:

11 Totally Awesome Dance-Offs: And the Winners Are...
The Texas Tech football team engaged in a dance-off in this awesome video. Watch now!
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Texas Tech Football Dance-Off

1. Texas Tech Football Dance-Off

The Texas Tech football team engaged in a dance-off in this awesome video. Watch now!


Julianne Hough Dance-Off

2. Julianne Hough Dance-Off

Julianne Hough engaged in some epic holiday dance fun. Awesome.


Nina Dobrev Dance-Off

3. Nina Dobrev Dance-Off

Nina Dobrev and assorted Houghs have a holiday dance-fest on Instagram.


Tom Hiddleston vs. Benedict Cumberbatch: Dance-Off!

4. Tom Hiddleston vs. Benedict Cumberbatch: Dance-Off!

Sit back and take in this edited dance-off between Tom Hiddleston and Benedict Cumberbatch. Who wins?


Pistons Fan vs. Usher: Dance-Off!

5. Pistons Fan vs. Usher: Dance-Off!

Watch this video for a great dance-off between a Pistons fan and a Pistons usher. Who would you say won the battle?


South Korean Mascot Dance-Off

6. South Korean Mascot Dance-Off

Baseball team mascots in South Korea engage in a dance-off in this great video. We hope Major League Baseball is paying attention.


Quvenzhane Wallis Dance-Off

7. Quvenzhane Wallis Dance-Off

Quvenzhane Wallis takes on a fellow young lady during this post-MTV Movie Awards dance-off. Who wins?!?


Jaden Smith vs. Justin Bieber: Dance-Off!

8. Jaden Smith vs. Justin Bieber: Dance-Off!

Jaden Smith joins Justin Bieber on stage in this video. It's courtesy of the 2010 Jingle Ball concert.


Nicole Richie Britney Dance-Off

9. Nicole Richie Britney Dance-Off

Nicole Richie dances to Britney Spears. Why? We have no idea. But man can she move!


Comedian Dance-Off

10. Comedian Dance-Off

This is simply hilarious. As part of his Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour, Conan O'Brien stopped in New York City in June 2010. There, he was challenged to a dance-off by Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart.


Miley Cyrus and Mandy Jiroux Dance-Off!

11. Miley Cyrus and Mandy Jiroux Dance-Off!

Miley Cyrus and Mandy Jiroux have recruited a series of celebrities to help them win an online dance battle. Check out the video now to see what we mean.


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by Tyler Johnson at

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is denying that he has any involvement in a criminal case following an incident in a Miami hotel room. TMZ reported yesterday that Kaepernick is being investigated in connection with an alleged sexual assault.

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"The charges made against me in the TMZ story and other stories I've seen are completely wrong," Kaepernick tweeted yesterday. "They make things up about me that never happened."

Kaepernick didn't specify what details of the story were inaccurate, though TMZ reports that their source in the Miami police department has changed his story, downgrading the incident from a "sexual assault" to a "suspicious incident."

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