The top stories from this weekend...
Michael Phelps enters rehab, Teresa Giudice opens up following her prison sentence, Ellen Pompeo welcomes a baby and more from this weekend!
Michael Phelps Enters Rehab
Following Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps’s second DUI arrest this past week, the 29-year-old apologized to fans and opened up about his next steps.
The Olympian was arrested September 30 in Maryland for driving under the influence, excessive speed and crossing double lane lines through a Baltimore tunnel. Later that afternoon, Phelps tweeted a three part message to his followers.
"Earlier this morning, I was arrested and charged with DUI, excessive speeding and crossing double lane lines. I understand the severity of my actions and take full responsibility. I know these words may not mean much right now but I am deeply sorry to everyone I have let down."
The four-time gold medal winner was first charged with a DUI in 2004. Only 19, Phelps received 18 months probation.
This time around, Phelps is seeking help through a six-week impatient program. Sunday morning, Phelps revealed plans via Twitter once again.
"The past few days have been extremely difficulty. I recognize that this is not my first lapse in judgment, and I am extremely disappointed with myself. I’m going to take some time away to attend a program that will provide the help I need to better understand myself." He continued, "Swimming is a major part of my life, but right now I need to focus my attention on me as an individual, and do the necessary work to learn from this experience and make better decisions in the future."
We wish him the best.
Teresa Giudice Sits Down for First Interview, Post Sentencing
Infamous Real Housewife of New Jersey, Teresa Giudice, sat down for her first interview after being sentenced to 15 months in prison, which will begin Jan. 5. The reality star pleaded guilty in March to numerous counts of bank and mail fraud only months after being indicted on 41 counts in July 2013. Teresa’s husband will be serving 41 months after Teresa serves her time so that one parent will remain with their four children at all times.
Just one day after the sentencing, Teresa and Joe sat down with Andy Cohen in an interview that airs Monday at 9/8 central on Bravo. Teresa also filmed the Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion on Sunday. The airdate is yet to be released.
Ellen Pompeo Welcomes Second Daughter
In a surprise Twitter announcement last week, Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo revealed that she and husband Chris Ivery welcomed their second daughter two months ago via surrogate. The actress revealed Thursday afternoon, "Sienna May Ivery welcome to the world. We love you more than words can say!"
Pompeo made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! that same night where she shared with Jimmy the detailed process of surrogacy. Sienna is the second child for Pompeo and music producer husband Chris Ivery who have 5-year-old Stella Luna.
Katy Perry on College Game Day
Superstar singer Katy Perry can officially add sports expert to her resume. That’s if you’re considering her job as ESPN co-host on College GameDay Saturday afternoon.
The "Dark Horse" songstress, who showed little knowledge of football in the opening moments of the segment, actually made some lucky predictions for the Oklahoma/Mississippi game. Perry stated, "I’m picking this one on looks. Trevor Knight [Oklahoma quarterback], do you hear me?" Sure enough, Oklahoma took the win and thanked Perry for joining the Trevor Knight fan club.
Perry showed her football pride in her signature stylish way with a fuzzy pink football jersey and perfectly done makeup.
Ciara Shows Off Post-Baby Bod
Ciara welcomed an adorable baby only four months ago on May 19, but you would never know she even had a baby from her recent Instagram pics clad in Calvin Klein underwear.
The singer flaunted her 60-pound weight loss on her Instagram Friday. By the way, that baby she delivered weighed in at a whopping 9 lbs. 10 oz.! The father is rapper and ex-fiancé Future. The two broke up after cheating allegations against Future in August.
After Delivering My Son I Feel Like There's Nothing I Can't Do. I Feel Like I Can Conquer The World. #ANewMe #NewMusic. So Proud To Rock #mycalvins 60lbs later!!
As far as staying fit, the new mom spoke to Us Magazine about getting back in shape after baby.
"You go from the mommy gym at home to the real gym and then you go to the stage. For me it’s all about not only getting back into the place that I was in before. I had a baby but now, going even further.
I want to be one of those moms and women that when I look back I know that I always stayed focused. And I think it’s about keeping your eyes on the prize."
Well all our eyes are on you, hot mama!
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