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2020 Summer Olympic Games To Be Held In Tokyo

It wasn’t too long ago that I wrote a post about the contenders for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. The decision was between Istanbul, Madrid, and Tokyo and I can’t remember which city I was rooting for at the time, but they had used Rihanna in their bid video and that basically won me over. The winner of the three cities, however, will be Tokyo! This is the second time that Tokyo will be hosting the Summer Olympics with their first time being all the way back in 1964.

In case you missed it, here’s their bid video:

And a rendering of the future stadium:


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Empty Olympics

photo cred | Janie Airey

Earlier this summer, Flavorwire made a post showcasing some eerie photos of completely deserted Olympic arenas. It’s strange to think how so much hype and money can be thrown at one event for a short period of time. After it ends, it’s almost like it was never there or at least it is forgotten about for some time. It’s been a few months since the summer Olympic games ended in London and what’s left of it remains here in the evidence of these beautiful photographs. Check out the entire series by Janie Airey here.

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Thursday Night GIF

HBIC. Look at Victoria Beckham just…not…do anything! It’s great.


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In the News…


Joseph Gordon Levitt for Playboy Magazine [Source]

Condé Nast lets you play model in their new video game, Fashion Hazard, available on both iPhone and the iPad. [Source]

Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas  puts her hair in the hands of celeb stylist Ted Gibson. [Source]



Spin Magazine has cancelled their Nov/Dec issue. [Source]

Record label, Fueled By Ramen, is raising money to support The Academy Is… band member Andrew Bishop Mrotek AKA The Butcher. Andrew was violently mugged at the end of July and has been in and out of the ER undergoing several surgeries. He is also without health care and FBR has said that any support that fans can provide will significantly help towards his bills. [Source]

Remember that brawl between Chris Brown and Drake not too long ago? The nightclub is allegedly suing them for $16 million. [Source]

Lady Gaga x Kendrick Lamar collaboration on the way! [Source]

The Jonas Brothers will come together again for a one-time concert. [Source] I want this. 


TLC taps into a new reality “looking for love” show called “Secret Princes.” [Source]

ABC’s Revenge has decided to make a re-cast decision for Emily’s mentor, Satoshi Takeda. [Source]

Teen Mom’s Farrah Abraham released a new music video. Apparently, auto tune is her best friend.  [SourceToo awful to actually post the video on my blog

ABC Family has cancelled “Jane By Design.” [Source]

NBC’s ‘Tonight Show’ has laid off 20 employees. [Source]


The city of Bremerton will re-name a street for Olympic gold medalist Nathan Adrian. [Source]

Amazon Local will begin delivering Capitol Hill’s Eltana bagels. [Source]


Lauren Conrad made a huge mistake by releasing a new DIY video on her YouTube account today that showed her slicing up Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events and turning it into a storage project.  Fans of the series were not very happy and her video has since been deleted. [Source]

Top Chef Cruise 2013 [Source]

Could a men’s birth control be in the works? [Source]

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Photo of the Day

photo cred | Fashionista

Did any of you catch the Spice Girls at the closing ceremony last night?! I nearly cried when I saw them return to the stage in updated wardrobes reminiscent of their past. The songs – the dancing – all fantastic. Fun fact: the Spice Girls were the first concert I ever went to at age 7.

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Happy Thursday Y’all!

The Fierce Five are kind of my favorite

More pictures of them in London here.

And here’s a video of McKayla Maroney teaching Jenna Bush how to ‘dougie’

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McKayla Maroney Is Not Impressed

My bus ride is a time for some extensive reflecting. I wouldn’t be able to tell you everything that crosses my mind on a daily basis, but today it was “Why do people belt their belts below their butt?” “How fast am I going to get to my stop today?” “Hmmm remember that time when I thought those statues were  actually really still human beings?” For some reason, this image of McKayla Maroney also popped into my head. I swear it was before I found out that a meme was created for her and then a whole Tumblr dedicated to this meme. I thought about how fierce McKayla Maroney is for a 16 year old. When she received the silver instead of the gold the other night, the girl was just unhappy. As the Tumblr suggests “not impressed” clearly. And then I thought to myself how funny it would be if I, too, had adopted her scowl and used it for every moment I wasn’t impressed.

I’m really glad that I’ll never forget what it looks like now because of this meme.

Check out the growing collection here.

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Photo of the Day

Four generations of all-around champions in gymnastics!

From left-to-right – Mary Lou Retton, Gabby Douglas, Carly Patterson, and Nastia Liukin


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Photo of the Day:

photo cred: Fashionista

How amazing do the Spice Girls look?! It’s weird to still call them girls when they are grown women, but I am more than thrilled that their style has reached milestones over time. They’ve really come a long way, haven’t they?

Rumor has it that the lovely ladies are also performing at the Olympics Closing Ceremony!


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Metal Count

I can’t be the only one here watching the Olympics every chance I get. Who can keep up with all of the events? Thank goodness for Medal Count.


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In the News…


– Alexa Chung has made her Instagram private after several of her followers left comments for her on this picture saying that she was too thin. She responded, “Ok everyone thanks for the teen angst discussions. People are different sizes. I’m not trying to be thinspo for anyone.” [Source]

– Rag & Bone will launch a handbag line this fall. [Source]

– Nicki Minaj will develop her own fragrance. [Source]

– This photo of two models kissing in Urban Outfitters’ latest catalog has stirred up some controversy with the One Million Moms (OMM) Organization.

“The content is offensive and inappropriate for a teen who is the company’s target customer.” And they’re asking supporters to boycott the retailer: “Tell them you will also no longer shop at their stores if you hear this type of advertising continues.”

Whatever, man. There’s always some organization that brings up this issue every month. [Source]

– Marchesa may be launching a contemporary line very soon. [Source]


– I’ve been waiting for this album, but I don’t have to wait much longer since Metric’s “Synthetica” will be out June 12. [Source]

– After debuting Tupac’s hologram at Coachella this past weekend, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg are now considering taking it on tour with them. [Source]


– Zooey totally sold me on the iPhone 4s in this commercial. It was the tomato soup.

– NBC will stream the entire 2012 Summer Olympics in London. I get that it’s popular these days, but it’s gonna be on NBC all day every day. [Source]

– MTV’s Teen Wolf will return in June for their second season. [Source]


– The Seattle Center will partner with Coca-Cola and name them the “official beverage” of the space and will celebrate them at their Next Fifty event. [Source]

– Congratulations to The Stranger writer, Eli Sanders, for his Pulitzer on feature writing! So much of my Seattle news comes from this blog so I think credit should be given when deserved. [Source]


– Tru Blood stars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer are expecting. [Source]

– Angelina Jolie’s engagement ring from Brad Pitt is reportedly worth $1 million dollars. [Source

– Kanye West apparently broke up with Kim Kardashian via text. [Source]

– Dick Clark has passed away after suffering a heart attack. He was 82 years old. [Source]

– Victoria Beckham’s birthday cake…is not a real cake. It’s fruit. [Source]


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Will London be Robbed of The 2012 Olympics Too?


Since news of the riots have broken out in London, many are having second thoughts about having the city host the 2012 Olympics. And when I say many – I just mean China. Apparently, the riots (which have completely spun out of control from the original story) have tarnished the city’s reputation and could be now considered unsafe and unfitting to host.

I would hope that this would not continue for another year, but who really knows. I say let them keep the Olympics.


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In the News…

Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz have just officially filed for divorce. [Source]

The Strokes will release their new single “Under Cover Of Darkness” available for free downloading today. [Source]

Rihanna will perform at the NBA All-Star halftime show. [Source]

– The CW is fronting a new pilot called “Secret Circle” produced by co-creator of Vampire Diaries Kevin Williamson. [Source]

– The following acts have been confirmed to headline Lollapalooza this year: Foo Fighters, Eminem, and Muse. [Source]

Diet Pepsi plans to release a skinnier can to celebrate beautiful and confident women in March. [Source] Um okay… it’s more like their way of just giving you less?

Sienna Miller and Jude Law have split again. [Source]

Olivia Wilde and her husband of eight years filmmaker Tao Ruspoli have separated. [Source]

Lady Gaga’s Born This Way single artwork [Source]

Britney’s 7th album “Femme Fatale” will be released on March 29th. [Source]

– The Glee kids will hit the road for tour once again! Click here for dates/tickets etc. [Source]

– Gymnast Shawn Johnson will return to the U.S. National Team. [Source]

Augustana will release their self-titled third album on April 26th, 2011. [Source]

Tony Hawk has filed for divorce from his third wife. [Source]

– HBIC Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine WILL perform at the Oscars. Couldn’t get any better! [Source]

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For my friends in London – Play on!

I’ve got a few friends in London right now who have been studying abroad over there and also some friends that will be there within the next year – so this piece of news is for them.

Similar to the piano installations all over New York, London has done the same with table tennis. There are nearly 100 ping pong tables located in London in public places including streets, parks, shopping centers etc. So if there’s one free by you, use it! The table wants you to play it. Apparently, the program is from an initiative that  is trying to set up some buzz for the Olympics, which will be heading to London in 2012.


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China Playing Dirrrrty

This past Wednesday, the International Olympic Committee made the decision to strip China’s Gymnastics team of their bronze medal after discovering one gymnast was underage during the 2000 Olympic games.

The United States will be receiving the bronze instead. (YAYAYA!)

It turns out that during the Olympic games in Sydney, Australia, one of their athletes was only 14 years old. According to the rule book, you must be at least 16 – not pre-teen status basically.


This is how it begins.

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