Michael Phelps’ estranged dad, who’s had a peripheral role in the swimming sensation’s life since divorcing his mom when the boy was 9, has not contacted his son once during the Olympics, Fred Phelps tells the New York Post. "He's so busy, I'm sure not even his agent can get a hold of him," says Fred, who says he's watched his son "every night on TV."
Meanwhile, Amanda Beard is denying rumors of a relationship with her US swim teammate. “Eww, that's nasty. I have never, ever hooked up with Michael Phelps,” the onetime Playboy model told a radio station. “I have really good taste. He's really not my type.”