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Michael Phelps

  1. the sports section
    Michael Phelps Scored $1.6 Million Book DealGreat! Except, wait, what’s the genre?
  2. gossipmonger
    Finished With Record-Breaking, Michael Phelps Commences HeartbreakingThe eight-time Olympic-gold winner supposedly made out with the hottest Australian athlete, Stephanie Rice. Plus, gossip on Axl Rose and Paul McCartney in our daily roundup.
  3. the sports section
    Mark Spitz Still Kinda Sour Grapes Over Michael Phelps’s Olympic Gold RecordThe former Olympic swimmer with the most golds claims he could have tied Phelps in competition.
  4. the sports section
    Michael Phelps’s Estranged Dad Won’t Try to Cash In on Son’s SpotlightIn the aftermath of his record-breaking Olympic gold streak, everyone, including his own distant father, is treating Michael Phelps with kid gloves. America, we’ve gone soft — and we love it!
  5. in other news
    Jennifer Lopez Doesn’t Understand Why Everyone Is Talking About Michael Phelps and Not HerThe singer-actress was on ‘Good Morning America’ yesterday talking about her new training regimen, and she couldn’t quite figure out why anyone was buzzing about that other athlete …
  6. company town
    Anti-Feminist Sues Columbia Over Women’s Studies ProgramRoy Den Hollander, the guy who sued against ladies’ night promotions at nightclubs, is at it again. Plus, no one cared that the New York ‘Times’ raised its cover price, and Lehman sells a key asset.
  7. gossipmonger
    Alex Rodriguez Still Dating Cynthia Look-alikesPlus, everything else you need to know from today’s gossip columns.
  8. the sports section
    Where Were You When Michael Phelps Won His Eighth Gold Medal?We know you were drunk. But please tell us you still managed to find the remote.
  9. it happened this week
    Falling DollarsEverything that happened last week, in case you weren’t paying attention.
  10. photo op
    Barack Obama Hopes for a Michael Phelps Bump, TooWe tease Obama for his sexy beach shots.
  11. the sports section
    In Which We Appreciate Michael Phelps’s ChestAnd shoulders. And abdominals. And biceps. And triceps. And calf muscles. And gluteus maximus. And navel. And whatever that muscle is there…
  12. company town
    Michael Phelps Is Gold for NBCPlus, lawyers make criminals sing (to ‘Don Giovanni’), another spectacular apartment you can’t afford hits the market, and more, in our daily industry roundup.
  13. the sports section
    Coen: Why the Olympics Are Real Sports, But BetterWe can all appreciate the symbolism of the rings, the intensity of competition, and Michael Phelps’s abs.
  14. company town
    The Upper East Side Completes Renée ZellwegerThe actress smoothly buys into a hard-to-crack co-op, while JPMorgan and the New York ‘Times’ struggle, in our daily digest of real-estate, finance, media and law news.
  15. the sports section
    Leitch: Why the Olympics Are the Reality TV of SportsThere’s a difference between sports and athletics. The Olympics are on the wrong side of it.
  16. in other news
    Bloomberg Bets Cheapo St. Louis MayorMayor Bloomberg and his St. Louis counterpart, Francis Slay, have made the traditional my-sports-team-is- taking-on-your-sports-team-so-let’s-show-off-our-local- delicacies bet, dependent on the fate of the Mets-Cardinals series (finally) kicking off tonight, as Gothamist notes this afternoon. So what are the local delicacies in question? Should the Cards win, Bloomberg will send over a tasty — if not quite healthy — Big Apple cornucopia: Italian subs from Leo’s Latticini and Mama’s of Corona, ice cream from Eddie’s Sweet Shop in Forest Hills, a pizza alla vodka and the Smokin’ Goodfella pizza from Goodfella’s Pizzeria on Staten Island, a case of Brooklyn Lager, and a tub of lemon ice from the Lemon Ice King in Corona. Generous, right? Now consider what Mayor Slay is promising Bloomberg in the event of a Mets win: “two Imo’s thin-style pizzas, toasted ravioli from the Pasta House Company, and a gift basket from Bissinger’s Chocolate.” Is it our imagination, or is that obviously stingy? And, more than that, does it have anything to do with the Gateway to the West? Come on, St. Louis, throw in some barbecue or custard or something. A Nelly CD, at least? Mayor Bloomberg and St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay Announce Friendly Wager on National League Championship Series [NYC.gov] Mr. Met Wants A Better Bet Friendly Wager [Gothamist]