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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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Michael Phelps can swim faster than any human being that has ever lived.

But that doesn't mean he can allude celebrity gossip photographers and their supposedly mischievous plans.

Michael Phelps at the ESPYs

On Friday's Live With Regis and Kelly, the Olympic gold medalist said he was NOT dating Caroline Pal (or anyone at all), despite apparent photo evidence to the contrary.

Michael Phelps is stoked to be an Olympic champion. An object of celebrity gossip reports and pictures? Not so much.

When asked about new picture of him and a huge-breasted woman that certainly resembles Pal, taken at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday, Phelps replied:

"[The photographers] pose the girl up next to me as I get out of the car, and she follows me in. I was like, 'Oh wow, you guys are pretty original - pose somebody next to me to make it look like we're together!'"

Phelps said he "never [saw the woman in question] before in my life!"

Do you believe him?

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Michael Phelps holds the world record in the 200-meter breast stroke.

He's also setting the standard for largest breasts stroked by an Olympian, based on the following photo of Phelps and girlfriend Caroline Pal arriving at Los Angeles International Airport yesterday.

Rumors of this couple dating surfaced around Thanksgiving, when Phelps brought the cocktail waitress home to meet his family. Since then, the swimming icon has remained mum on the relationship, while Pal has complained about the outbreak of supposedly topless pictures of herself.

The shirt she's wearing here should go a long way toward reforming her image...

Michael Phelps, Caroline Pal

What's bigger: Michael Phelps' gold medal collection, or Caroline Pal's bra size?

[Photo Credit: Flynet]

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Remember those rumors about Michael Phelps seeing Amanda Beard naked earlier this year, when everyone was wondering who he was dating?

No? Was that just us?

Amanda Beard Naked

Well, they weren't true in case. The two Olympians were never an item. But Amanda Beard is quick to defend her friend Phelps just the same as he's gotten criticized for becoming a fixture in Las Vegas and dating Caroline Pal.

Beard admits that it's "definitely weird" to see Michael Phelps becoming a celebrity gossip mainstay, but she thinks he should be cut some slack.

Pre-Caz, Michael Phelps did some platonic palling around with Amanda Beard.

"A swimmer's life is extremely boring," Beard lamented to E! Online at yesterday evening's opening of the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills.

"We swim and we're in the pool all day long. I know he trains his butt off, so I know it feels good for him to let loose and have a drink - and to have ladies underneath his arms. It's good for him."

Watch out, Caz Pal. She said ladies - plural!

Amanda Beard is confident Michael will rein it in once he starts training again: "He has a really, really, really intense coach who's very strict."

Hopefully not too strict. We need him to win eight more golds in 2012, but right now, we need him to generate gossip! He's almost as prolific at this as he is in the pool. Check out our gallery of Michael Phelps pictures and see!

by Free Britney at . Comments

The most searched-for celebrity online in '08 was Britney Spears.

But who will be unveiled as Barbara Walters' coveted, completely arbitrary Most Fascinating Person of the Year? Here's two hints:

  1. Britney Spears did not win this one, unfortch.
  2. It's one of the individuals pictured below ...
  • President Obama
  • Michael Phelps Photo

Who's the most fascinating of these celebrities? Follow the jump to find out ...

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Michael Phelps is virtually impossible to catch up with in water.

But Las Vegas cocktail waitress Caroline "Caz" Pal has done the trick on land, reportedly nabbing the Olympic champion as her boyfriend.

Following rumored romances with Nicole Johnson, Carrie Underwood and Stephanie Rice, the world record swimmer has taken Pal home to meet his family for Thanksgiving, People Magazine reports.

"She's there [in Maryland] meeting his family for the first time," a source says.

The couple has been together for about two months.

Caroline Pal and Michael Phelps have a relationship that's going along swimmingly! (Sorry.)

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... you know. It's a tough call. One sculpted stud poses for money. The other swims for glory (and lots of money in endorsements). Both wear next to nothing.

Nicole Johnson lover Michael Phelps (right) has to be the favorite going into this critical showdown (based on his eight gold medals to his opponent's failed Nashville Star appearance), but don't count Miley Cyrus' boy toy Justin Gaston out! Tell us:

  • Justin Gaston Pose
  • Michael Phelps at the ESPYs

Who would you rather ...

 

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We have a winner in the Michael Phelps Girlfriend Sweepstakes!

While Carrie Underwood and Stephanie Rice appeared to be in the running, it's clear that Nicole Johnson has now come out on top... of Phelps!

The former beauty pageant contestant - Johnson was a finalist for Miss California 2007 - was spotted at the airport alongside the Olympic champion earlier this week:

But this isn't all!

We've uncovered a handful of pictures of Michael Phelps and Nicole Johnson together, looking cozy. Click on them now:

  • Nicole Johnson Picture
  • Nicole Johnson, Michael Phelps

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The photo below is pure inspiration. Dressed head-to-toe in black, the greatest Olympic champion in history poses with his treasure trove of gold medals.

OR IS HE?

Michael Phelps Photo

Is this actually a picture of swimming god Michael Phelps, or merely a wax replication of the unbeatable athlete known as the Baltimore Bullet?

You decide in another edition of Real or Wax ...