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2012 London Olympics

The CW Recruits McKayla Maroney for ‘Hart of Dixie,’ Cast All the Olympians!

The CW Hart of Dixie McKayla Maroney
The CW / Ronald Martinez, Getty Images

As much as we might like The CW, we tend not to pay attention to its more lady-skewing shows, with perhaps the exception of 'Arrow' (come on, put a shirt on). And with the excitement of the 2012 London Olympics thoroughly in our rear view, there isn't much to say about Ryan Lochte, Gabby Douglas, or the ever-unimpressed McKayla Maroney, but when The CW recruits all three for guest spots this fall? Now you've got our attention.

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Watch Ryan Lochte Get (Ticket) Scalped By Patrick Stewart and ‘Game of Thrones’ Star

Funny or Die
Funny or Die

Without question, gymnast Gabby Douglas is the breakout US star of the Olympic Games, which are drawing to a close this weekend. But the American athlete most want to poke fun at – for assorted reasons – appears to be swimmer Ryan Lochte. Maybe it’s his confidence (bordering on arrogance)? Maybe it’s because he’s Michael Phelps’ natural rival? No matter the reason, folks like to see Lochte on the receiving end of a joke, including good 'ole Patrick Stewart.

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Olympics 2012 Athlete Ryan Lochte Could Be the Next Reality TV Star

2012 Olympics Ryan Lochte Reality TV
Adam Pretty, Getty Images

Now, there isn't necessarily a correlation between those tuning into the 2012 Olympics, and those who watch reality TV, but it's no secret that the more public attention one attracts the more likely people are going to try every means of capitalizing on their fame. Gold Medal-winning swimmer (and admitted pool-peer) Ryan Lochte has certainly attracted his fair share of attention outside of his athletic prowess, so might the Olympian next take on the world of reality TV?

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The Best of Samuel L. Jackson Tweeting the Olympics

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NBC is catching a lot of flack in the media and on Twitter (where the #NBCFail hashtag is consistently trending) for their coverage of The Games of the XXX Olympiad (as Bob Costas repeatedly reminds us it is to be called). But w

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How a 2006 Movie Included the 2012 London Olympics

Children of Men
Universal Pictures

Alfonso Cuaron's 'Children of Men' is one of the best sci-fi films of the new millennium. And it's due in part to little details like this. Though the film was released in theaters in 2006, it included the London Olympics, which wouldn't happen for another six years.

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Watch the Bendedict Cumberbatch Olympics Video That Didn’t Air On NBC!

Benedict Cumberbatch, Olympics Opening Ceremony
BBC

While NBC's coverage of the spectacular 2012 Olympics opening ceremony did a terrific job of conveying just how epic the whole thing was, it was lacking in one distinct thing: Benedict Cumberbatch. However, British viewers tuning in on BBC got just the right amount of the Emmy-nominated 'Sherlock' star with an introduction video that was not broadcast to international audiences.

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Top 10 Moments From the Olympics Opening Ceremony

Top 10 Moments at the Olympics
BBC

Last night’s Olympics kicked off with a spectacular mix of pop and pageantry under the artistic direction of Oscar-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle. From an American perspective, the opening ceremony in London seemed comprised of the best partsof an Oscar telecast, a Macy’s parade and a Super Bowl halftime show. In short, it was courtly and dignified but also wild and funny, altogether both odd enough and impressive enough to arouse a lot of talk and Tweets this weekend. To help lead the discussion, we’ve compiled our top ten highlights from the big event.

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The Avengers at The Olympics

The Avengers
Marvel Studios

The 2012 London Olympics are now officially underway and while competition will be fierce among the attending nations, it probably wouldn't be so competitive if Earth's Mightiest Heroes showed up...

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