Ryan Lochte

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Lochte: I May Have Been 'Most Hated Person in the World'

But swimmer clarifies he never considered suicide after scandal at Rio Olympics

(Newser) - Ryan Lochte spent most of last August on an apology tour for his "immature behavior" at the Rio Olympics, which saw the swimmer jump from pool water into hot water for his role in an incident at a local gas station—an event he originally "over-exaggerated" as an... More »

Ryan Lochte Engaged to Playboy Model

Swimmer has been dating Kayla Rae Reid since March

(Newser) - Ryan Lochte is in the headlines for a decidedly more pleasant reason than his Rio debacle and ensuing Dancing With the Stars debacle . The swimmer proposed to Kayla Rae Reid in Malibu on Sunday, and she apparently said yes. He shared a photo on Instagram of the two of them... More »

Lochte in Line for Long Suspension

IOC, USA Swimming will ban him for 10 months

(Newser) - Ryan Lochte has been hit with a 10-month suspension for his behavior in Rio, sources tell USA Today , CNN , and other outlets. The punishment handed down by the International Olympic Committee, the United States Olympic Committee, and USA Swimming also includes a ban from 2017's world championship meet in... More »

Presidential Candidate to DWTS: Rick Perry

Former Texas governor to join Amber Rose, Vanilla Ice, Ryan Lochte on 'DWTS'

(Newser) - Rick Perry will join the next season of Dancing With the Stars, joining Ryan Lochte (probably not doing the Brazilian bossa nova), Amber Rose (doing dance moves that epitomize whatever she's famous for doing), and other celebrities for the ABC show's 23rd season, ABC News reports. Perry, who... More »

Michael Moore Issues Rousing Defense of Lochte

Get the facts straight before judging, he writes

(Newser) - Is there anyone getting more universally vilified than Ryan Lochte these days? Like so . The swimmer, however, finally has a high-profile name in his corner in Michael Moore. In a scathing Facebook post , Moore ridicules what he sees as the hypocritical and way-out-of-line treatment Lochte. "How dare you say... More »

Ryan Lochte’s Next Move? Hint: It Involves Dancing Shoes

Disgraced swimmer set to join Dancing With the Stars, source says

(Newser) - Can Ryan Lochte dance his way to redemption? The disgraced swimmer is set to join the celebrity cast for the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars, a source tells People . Though the ABC show wouldn’t confirm the report, an “insider” says “Ryan has wanted to be... More »

Lochte Loses Speedo Deal

Company ditches swimmer after Rio mess, Ralph Lauren follows suit

(Newser) - Ryan Lochte's Rio exaggeration is now resulting in more than just negative press: Speedo USA has dumped him, reports ABC News . "We cannot condone behavior that is counter to the values this brand has long stood for," says the company. "We appreciate his many achievements and... More »

Ryan Lochte: Sorry for 'My Immature Behavior'

Swimmer admits he 'over-exaggerated' his telling of the story

(Newser) - If backpedaling were an Olympic sport, Ryan Lochte might have a 13th medal to add to his pile. Furthering the apology tour by the four American swimmers in Lochte's fantasy robbery at the Rio Games, Lochte tells NBC News that as for the version of events he spun last... More »

Another Swimmer Apologizes, Gives His Own Account

Gunnar Bentz says Ryan Lochte confronted security guards

(Newser) - One of the other swimmers caught up in the Ryan Lochte Rio mess has apologized for the controversy, while suggesting that Lochte made things worse during the incident by being hot-headed. “Without question, I am taking away a valuable life lesson from this situation,” wrote Gunnar Bentz, per... More »

Can Justin Bieber's PR Guy Save Ryan Lochte's Image?

Matthew Hiltzik has worked with a string of high-profile clients

(Newser) - As Ryan Lochte quickly moved from brave robbery victim to possible gas-station vandalizer , he's "taken a beating" in the press, so "it's no surprise" the Olympic swimmer has hired someone to help with his image, according to the Hollywood Reporter . That someone is Matthew Hiltzik, a... More »

Lochte on Twitter: I'm Sorry for Not Being 'Candid'

Swimmer says he should've handled himself better after 'traumatic' experience

(Newser) - Is Ryan Lochte trying to wrest back control of Lochte-Gate ? USA Today points out the US swimmer posted a lengthy mea culpa—though TMZ labels it nothing more than a doubling down—on social media Friday morning. In it, he says he's sorry to "my teammates, my... More »

Ryan Lochte 'Dumbest Bell That Ever Rang'

'WaPo' columnist calls out swimmer for 'obliviousness'

(Newser) - IOC spokesman Mario Andrada may think what went down in Rio with Ryan Lochte and three other US swimmers was just boys being boys , but Sally Jenkins has an entirely different take on Lochte's reported exploits. In a scathing opinion piece for the Washington Post , Jenkins writes that the... More »

USOC Apologizes Over 'Robbed' Swimmers

2 athletes allowed to fly home

(Newser) - An embarrassed US Olympic Committee apologized Thursday night for what it called a "distracting ordeal": the alleged robbery of four US swimmers, which Brazilian police now say was a fabrication. In a statement , USOC CEO Scott Blackmun said sorry to "our hosts in Rio and the people of... More »

Lochte, US Swimmers Were in Gas Station Fight: Sources

'Robbery' of Ryan Lochte, teammates in Rio now coming under question

(Newser) - Even more controversial than Ryan Lochte's new hairstyle: the murky story of what happened with him and other US swimmers in Rio. Although Lochte says he was robbed at gunpoint in a taxi over the weekend with Olympic teammates Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger, and Jimmy Feigen, the story got... More »

Brazil Yanks 2 US Swimmers Off Plane Home

Ryan Lochte changes details but insists robbery took place

(Newser) - American swimmers Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz are going to be staying in Brazil for longer than they bargained for. Authorities pulled the men off their flight back to the US at Rio's international airport on Wednesday for questioning over their alleged robbery , the New York Times reports. Their... More »

Ryan Lochte Robbed at Gunpoint in Rio

American swimmer, 3 others are held up

(Newser) - American swimmer Ryan Lochte had a brief brush with becoming the late American swimmer Ryan Lochte early Sunday, he tells NBC News , when he and three other swimmers were held up at gunpoint while returning from a party in Rio. Men posing as cops pulled over their taxi, he says.... More »

Lochte Injured by Overexcited Fan

Swimming champ out with another 'freak injury'

(Newser) - Swimming champ Ryan Lochte will be out of the pool for a while because of a hazard on land—an overexcited fan. When a teenage girl ran at the swimmer in Florida over the weekend, he caught her and he hit his knee on the curb when they both toppled... More »

20 Biggest Pop Culture Letdowns of 2012

C'mon, Gwen, this is the best you can do after four years?

(Newser) - It's the end of the year: time to look back on the things we loved —and the things that severely, severely disappointed us. Zap2it runs down the 20 biggest pop culture letdowns of 2012:
  • Tim Tebow: He was awesome with the Broncos, but since being traded to the
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18 Stars Who've Attempted to Trademark Catchphrases

Ryan Lochte is far from the first...

(Newser) - Ryan Lochte is trying to trademark his catchphrase, "Jeah!"—but he may have some problems, because TMZ reports that '90s rapper MC Eiht claims he's been using the word since 1988, and plans to send the Olympic swimmer a cease and desist letter. Maybe Lochte... More »

Ryan Lochte Makes Big 'Fratty Career Move'

Will guest on '90210'

(Newser) - Ryan Lochte gives off a certain "Spicoli-like" frat boy vibe, writes Julie Miller, and as soon as she saw his "Cribs-quality shoe-and-watch collection" on an NBC Olympics special, she started imagining future career moves for the swimmer—like paid nightclub appearances, a career as a celebrity DJ, a... More »

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