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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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Elisabeth Hasselbeck is someone that campaigned vehemently on behalf of Sarah Palin.

Therefore, her opinion has been tainted forever.

Michael Phelps at the ESPYs

Still, we can't help but comment on the condemnation this talk show host laid at the feet of Olympic champion Michael Phelps this morning on The View.

In response to the shocking news that a 23-year old smokes pot, Hasselbeck said Phelps is "being paid millions to be an example [to youth]," actually adding that if he's willing to "take a drug that could impede his performance, would he be open to taking a drug that would enhance his performance?"

It's challenging to keep track of all that's misguided about that question, but we'll try:

  • Phelps is not being paid millions of dollars to be an example to anyone; he's being paid millions of dollars to sell products. Is Hasselbeck implying that Phelps' status as a role model would be different if he weren't a Nike pitchman?
  • Marijuana has never been proven to be any more dangerous than alcohol. Would Hasselbeck have had anything to say if Phelps were doing a keg stand? Or smoking a cigarette? If the issue is legality, what if he had received a speeding ticket? (Racecar driver Danica Patrick has received multiple citations for speeding; where is Hasselbeck's outrage over that?)
  • The actions of Phelps are not impeding any performance; he's gone on record, numerous times, as saying he's taking months off from training. The 2012 Olympics? They're in 2012!
  • Equating marijuana to steroids is like equating beer to Viagra. One impedes a performance, the other enhances it. They also have nothing to do with one another.

Phelps has apologized for his behavior, which was the first blip on what's been a stellar, patriotic career in the spotlight.

Do you think he deserves to have his integrity questioned by Hasselbeck? Let us know if you think her comments were...

 

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Michael Phelps is a better boyfriend than he is a swimmer.

With controversy swirling around girlfriend Caroline Pal and her racy photos, the Olympic champion has taken the focus off his oft-nude gal pal by getting himself photographed smoking marijuana.

Michael Phelps in London

The incident took place in November, months after Phelps captured eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics, at a University Of South Carolina house party. Said a witness:

“He looked just as natural with a bong in his hands as he does swimming in the pool. He was the gold medal winner of bong hits."

What a competitor! Such intense drive is a necessary component for champions such as Phelps, Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant.

Over the weekend, Phelps apologized for the incident.

"I engaged in behavior which was regrettable and demonstrated bad judgment... I acted in a youthful and inappropriate way, not in a manner that people have come to expect from me. For this, I am sorry. I promise my fans and the public -- it will not happen again."

It's okay, Michael. We're already distracted by these pics of your GF.

  • Palling Around with Women
  • A Friendly Pal
  • Girl-on-Girl-on-Girl
  • A Lewd Model

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Michael Phelps is far slower on dry land than he is in the water.

The Olympic champion failed to allude celebrity gossip reporters this week, as they finally snapped a number of pictures of him and girlfriend Caroline Pal.

It's gonna be difficult for Phelps to deny his relationship with the cocktail waitress now that shots such as this have surfaced:

Michael Phelps and Girlfriend Picture

For Pal, of course, these pics are no big deal. She's been caught doing a lot worse.

Click on the following thumbnails for examples of Phelps palling around with his girlfriend in Miami...

  • Caught Hand Holding
  • Phelps and Pal
  • Shopping Pals
  • A Large-Breasted Pal
  • Quite the Pal

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