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L.A. Lakers standout Ron Artest is reportedly in talks to join the cast of Dancing With the Stars this fall, and sources say he's "seriously thinking about it."

Artest/Metta World Peace does have a potential scheduling conflict if the ongoing NBA lockout ends and the season begins on time, in late October.

The Dancing With the Stars season won't wrap until November, which could land Ron in a serious predicament. Although Artest could handle both.

Metta World Peace

Will Ron Artest take over a different parquet floor?

Producers are reportedly willing to compromise with the rehearsal times and schedules of stars in an effort to cast actual stars for the program.

In any case, both Artest and DWTS producers have been in touch to hash out a possible deal, and the baller is pretty excited about the prospect.

Also from the sports world, Evelyn Lozada is reportedly in talks.

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Jeret "Speedy" Peterson, a freestyle skier who won a silver medal at the 2010 Olympics, killed himself on Monday night. He was 29 years old.

Salt Lake County Unified Police told KTVB that Peterson actually phoned cops on Monday night to inform them of his whereabouts. His body was later found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot.

Just a week ago, Peterson was arrested in Idaho for speeding and DUI. He was a three-time Olympian and our thoughts go out to his friends and family members.

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Is Tiger Woods, unthinkably, in financial trouble these days?

That may be both exaggerating and oversimplifying it, but given a loss of endorsement deals, his recent divorce settlement, a hefty mortgage, and even a pay cut from Nike, life on Planet Tiger isn't what it used to be.

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Forbes reports that Tiger recently signed a deal to hawk a heat rub in Japan. Although Woods was likely paid in the single-digit millions for the spot, it's a far cry from his former campaigns for Pepsi, Gillette, and Accenture.

Once king of the sports world, Tiger has suffered financially since late 2009.

After his personal life imploded, his endorsement list shrank and his marriage ended in a divorce settlement with Elin Nordegren worth $100 million-plus.

But now he may actually be hurting for funds. At the very least, there are signs that the legend isn't generating enough to comfortably cover his costs.

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Jay Cutler really can't come through in the clutch. What a quitter.

After just 10 months together, the Chicago Bears quarterback and Kristin Cavallari have called off their engagement, a source confirms today.

As for who facilitated the split? "She got dumped," says another source. "Kristin is absolutely devastated. She can't believe this is happening."

Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler Photograph

The couple, who were planning a spring wedding, became engaged in April, when Cutler popped the question while on vacation in Mexico.

They had been spending much of their time recently in Chicago, and Cavallari had planned to move there during the upcoming NFL season.

"She was planning her dream wedding, the date, the location – everything was set," the source says. "She's in shock that it ended this way."

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This is great. If every young man were like this Arizona Diamondbacks fan named Ian, we'd have a lot of faith in the next generation of Americans!

Ian made the play of the day at Chase Field after an even younger fan named Nicholas just missed a ball thrown his way by a Milwaukee player.

The dropped baseball was handed to Ian by another spectator, and Ian ran up the stairs, clearly stoked at his good fortune and his souvenir.

But, after seeing a distraught Nicholas, he knew what he had to do ...

If that doesn't tug at your heartstrings ... do you HAVE a heart?!

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Basketball Wives star and Chad Ochocinco fiance Evelyn Lozada may soon follow in his foxtrot footsteps. She's in talks to join Dancing With the Stars!

Producers reportedly the idea of having the reality star on the show, especially since she's engaged to Chad, an NFL star who was a past contestant.

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The show is even hoping to involve Ochocinco in some capacity, since he's a former DWTS-er and all. Not to mention a talented one. And hilarious.

No official word from the show on whether this lovely star of Basketball Wives, who is neither a wife, nor involved with a basketball player, will join DWTS.

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On the same day we confirmed Elin Nordegren and Jamie Dingman are an official item, Tiger Woods and his longtime companion have parted ways.

Dude fired caddy Steve Williams after 13 years!

The high-profile celebrity breakup was announced via Tiger's website, which says, "I want to express my deepest gratitude to Stevie for all his help, but I think it's time for a change ... I wish [Steve] great success in the future."

No word if Tiger was cheating with another caddy or 20.

Stevie says he's shocked by the move, especially because he stuck by Woods' side throughout the stunning cheating scandal of 2009-10.

"After 13 years of loyal service needless to say this came as a shock," he says.

"Given the circumstances of the past 18 months working through Tiger's scandal, a new coach and with it a major swing change... I'm very disappointed to end our very successful partnership at this time."

Stevie went on 60 Minutes last year to say he never knew anything about the golf legend's affair with Rachel Uchitel or other assorted VIP hostesses.

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Dancing With the Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy has identified his dream partner for the upcoming season of the hit ABC competition series:

U.S. soccer goalie Hope Solo!

After giving Hope's name immediately when asked who he'd love to partner with this fall, the Ukrainian hunk added, "Let's do it! I want somebody hot, I want somebody exciting, somebody passionate, and I'll do the rest."

Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Maksim took Kirstie Alley to the finals last season. He believes he could repeat that success with Hope Solo ... provided her athletic footwork translates to dancing.

Solo led the Americans into the World Cup final against Japan, where they fell just short of the championship, losing on penalty shots.

Despite the heartbreak, Maks would offer Solo a chance for redemption, should ABC decide to give her a Dancing With the Stars whirl.

"I'm waiting," he says. "And please don't hurt your legs."

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The best in women's tennis and men's golf have come together away from the court and the course.

Caroline Wozniacki, the number-one ranked player on the WTA, and Rory McIlroy, the defending U.S. Open champion, were spotted at dinner in London Sunday night, days after the latter split with his girlfriend. Witnesses later spotted the athletic couple sharing a kiss.

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Wozniacki could learn a lot from McIlroy, who has one more Major championship than his new, tall squeeze.

The 22-year old Irish star, meanwhile, is under incredible pressure these days. Many are already comparing him to Tiger Woods. Many golf experts, that is. Based on the bedroom pedigree of the 14-time Grand Slam winner, let's hope Wozniacki isn't doing the same.

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The U.S. women's team fell to Japan in the World Cup final yesterday, but this kid's epic celebration of America's first goal almost made up for it.

Seeing his native country take the lead late in the second half (the Americans ultimately lost on penalty kicks), was too much excitement to contain.

Watch this youngster back the Truffle Shuffle in all its glory ...

NOTE: If you don't know the origin of the Truffle Shuffle, follow the jump for a clip from The Goonies (1985) and the above clip will seem even funnier:

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