Phelps' Agenda: VMAs, Entourage ... LiLo?

As starlet Lohan pesters for a date, swim star films HBO cameo, preps for MTV show
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Aug 29, 2008 11:10 AM CDT
Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps, right, turns to acknowledge actor Kevin Connolly, who plays Eric Murphy, during the taping of his cameo appearance for the HBO series, "Entourage."   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Michael Phelps is getting more Hollywood by the day, AP reports: The swimming star yesterday filmed a cameo spot for the show-biz-centric HBO series Entourage, and will be a presenter at MTV’s Video Music Awards on Sept. 7 (six days before he hosts Saturday Night Live). And, the Daily Mirror adds, starlet Lindsay Lohan has been calling and texting the Olympian with requests for a date.

“At first he thought it was a joke when she got in touch,” a source tells the Mirror of Lohan’s barrage. “But she's since been phoning and texting constantly. It's become a running joke in his camp. Lindsay has been trying to meet up with him. Phelps is certainly flattered by all the attention but it's not clear how seriously he's taking it all.”