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Olympic swimming god Michael Phelps has quietly dated a Canadian woman by the name of Ashley Finestone for more than two years, reports say.

The 26-year-old has been exchanging calls, texts and visits with the Montreal native, who he spent time with just this past weekend, in fact.

"Michael was in Montreal last weekend to compete in the Canada Cup and I saw him walking hand-in-hand with Ashley," a source told Radar.

Finestone, a McGill University graduate, was good luck for Phelps, who brought home gold in the 200-meter freestyle and 100-meter butterfly.

Ashley Finestone Picture

"Their relationship started a little over two years ago when they met staying at the same hotel in South Beach over New Years," the insider said.

Fortunately for Michael, and somewhat sadly for celebrity gossip sites:

"Ashley has always been concerned with showing Michael that she would keep their relationship on the down-low and private first and foremost."

Michael has also been linked to Brittny Gastineau and Carrie Prejean of all people in recent years, along with that Caroline "Caz" Pal girl.

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It's 4/20, baby. You know what that means, right? THG does.

Well, sort of. The origins of 420 are hotly debated, but no matter where the term came from, people associate it with smoking massive amounts of weed!

As such, the 20th day of April has become a de facto holiday.

With that in mind, The Hollywood Gossip salutes 10 famous individuals who have been known to puff the herb from time to time. Some even inhale ...

10. Bill Clinton. As President of the United States, William Jefferson Clinton presided over the largest peacetime economic expansion in American history.

But boy, was he a terrible liar. The Lewinsky debacle was technically worse (what with perjury charges and all), but "I didn't inhale" was pretty legendary.

9. Jeff Bridges. He played The Dude! Enough said, really. But to further our argument for his inclusion, we suggest reading these Big Lebowski quotes.

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According to a new report, Brittny Gastineau is missing more than just a letter in her first name. She's also missing her period.

The former reality star, who is somehow dating Olympic champion Michael Phelps, is a few days late, sources tell Radar Online.

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"She is heading back to LA now," a menstrual cycle insider says. "She is so late and very worried. She has an appointment with the ob-gyn on Wednesday in Beverly Hills."

What happens when the talentless procreates with the super talented? We may soon find out!

Further proof that Gastineau might be knocked up: she was spotted buying a pregnancy test in New York over the weekend, and those that hung out with her on Saturday night say Brittny was drinking soda all night.

It sounds to us like someone should have spent less time practicing the Butterfly and more time practicing safe sex!

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Michael Phelps does not have gold medal taste in women.

The Olympic legend was spotted out with socialite Brittny Gastineau over the weekend, as TMZ says its cameras caught the swimmer walking hand-in-hand with the daughter of former New York Jets star Mark Gastineau at the Grove in Los Angeles.

An insider claims this unexpected duo were "very cozy" at Mondrian Hotel and visit Coffee Bean and did some shopping together the following afternoon.

This isn't the first time Phelps has shown questionable taste in the opposite sex. He was once rumored to be dating Carrie Prejean. We agree: he's upgraded!

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The 2009 ESPY Awards, which air this Sunday night but were taped earlier this week, honor the best in sports, beauty and, apparently, gigantic breasts.

The event was hosted by Samuel L. Jackson, who always brings another element any place he goes: total and utter coolness.

But was this actor even the coolest person on the red carpet? Swimming champion Michael Phelps appears to have something to say about that.

Take a look at each star below and answer the question that follows:

  • Samuel L. Jackson Pic
  • Michael Phelps at the ESPYs

[Photos: Splash News]

Who looked cooler at the ESPY Awards?

 

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For now, Carrie Prejean remains Miss California.

Donald Trump is expected to announce the fate of this beauty queen at a press conference tomorrow afternoon. (No doubt it will be the greatest press conference in the history of mankind, right The Donald?)

Carrie Prejean at the Mic

The release of yet another topless Prejean pic is unlikely to help Carrie keep her crown, however, as the third photo in this quasi-nude collection was published early today by TheDirty.com.

It's shown below, side-by-side-by-side with her other two half-naked pictures. Take note: Prejean may lose her crown NOT due to her stance on gay marriage, but because she lied about the number of lingerie pics she posed for.

Meanwhile, remember that rumor about Prejean and Michael Phelps? Follow this article's jump for a picture of the pair partying.

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We now know one thing Michael Phelps can do faster than swim:

Evade questions about Carrie Prejean!

At the opening of a clothing store in New York City this week, the Olympic champion was asked about rumors that he and the Miss USA runner-up are an item.

"I'm not dating anybody," he told Us Weekly. "I'm single. My private life stays private."

His pot-smoking life, however, is available for anyone to see!

Michael Phelps says he is not dating Carrie Prejean. Having sex with her whenever he's in California, though? No comment!

Regarding Prejean's anti-gay marriage response during last weekend's beauty pageant, Phelps remained neutral.

"That's the cool thing about America: everybody has their opinion... I'm not saying I support her. I'm not saying I don't support her."

Great. Thanks for playing, Michael.

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Forget her stance on gay marriage.

Carrie Prejean is truly about to become a celebrity gossip favorite now.

A relative has confirmed that the controversial Miss California has been dating Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, off and on, for the last few weeks.

Rumors began to swirl during an interview Prejean gave to Access Hollywood last week. Asked about her relationship with Phelps, Carrie told Billy Bush: “He is a great man. Wouldn't you like to know, Billy? We can talk about that a different day.”

Hmmm, what happened to the honest and forthright Miss California?

Carrie Prejean: Anti-gay marriage, pro-great abs.

Fortunately, Prejean's grandma, Jeannette Coppolla, has opened up to Radar Online about the relationship.

"Carrie and Michael have been out to baseball games and lunch. He always calls her when he is in town and they go out.... Carrie knows that he has dated a lot of girls [such as Caroline Pal], but she enjoys going out with him and isn't serious about being in a relationship with him. He's a nice guy and she likes him."

In other words: Carrie Prejean is Michael Phelps' booty call when he's in town.

What does the Bible say about that?

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Michael Phelps has admitted that he messed up by smoking pot.

Perhaps the country can move on from this national nightmare now.

"I knew that I'd made a mistake and a bad judgment," the 14-time gold medalist told Matt Lauer in an interview that will air on Sunday's Dateline. "It was an awful judgment. The people I hurt, you know, is my family, clearly. My friends. The close people around me. And most importantly, the fans."

As for the incident itself, Phelps said he wasn't exactly re-enacting Animal House.

"I mean, we were just celebrating. It was a very small group... nothing major. You know, not like a giant college house party. It was nothing like that. It was just a small group and we were just sitting around and celebrating."

Phelps has lost the respect of some fans, along with the endorsement of Kellogg.

We presume he has continued to bang Caroline Pal, however.

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Michael Phelps received national acclaim for smoking the competition - to the tune of eight gold medals - at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

The swimmer has been dropped as a spokesman by a major brand, however, for smoking marijuana.

A few days after Phelps apologized for being caught with a bong at college party, Kellogg has fired the Olympian as a pitchman.

"We originally built the relationship with Michael, as well as the other Olympic athletes, to support our association with the U.S. Olympic team," a rep for the cereal maker said yesterday, adding that the swimmer's recent behavior is "not consistent with the image of Kellogg."

We hope Caroline Pal hasn't been dating Michael Phelps for the free cereal.

Meanwhile, USA Swimming, the sport's governing body, has suspended Phelps from competition for three months.

"This is not a situation where any anti-doping rule was violated, but we decided to send a strong message to Michael because he disappointed so many people, particularly the hundreds of thousands of USA Swimming member kids who look up to him as a role model and a hero," the federation said in a statement.

Did Michael Phelps deserve these punishments? You tell us!

 

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Michael Phelps Photo Michael Phelps is the most decorated athlete in Olympic history. He won eight gold medals - eight! - at the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing,... More »
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