Natalie Coughlin, Dancing with the Stars
Natalie Coughlin proved to be Dancing with the Stars' first shocking casualty when she got booted last week despite great scores and encouraging critiques from the judges. "It's hard when you're working so hard on something for 10 weeks and then it's just taken away from you in the blink of an eye," Coughlin tells TVGuide.com. As surprising as her elimination was, the 11-time Olympic medalist admits certain signs pointed to an exit. See what the swimming star has to say about her time on the show, what she's "p---ed" about and more.
Results are cut-and-dry in swimming, and Natalie Coughlin wishes the same was true for Dancing with the Stars. "It's such a foreign concept to me, standing up there and hoping you got picked," she tells TVGuide.com. "In swimming, you're the fastest or not. It's so weird being judged." Alas, she is being judged and she hopes everyone will like what they see from her on the parquet because she doesn't want to leave any time soon. "I think it was last week when I realized, whenever this is over for me, it's going to be really depressing. I really love it," Coughlin says. See what else the 11-time Olympic medalist has to say about her improvements on the dance floor, why the rumba is her favorite dance and why she may pop up on another reality show.
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Jonathan Horton of the US competes on the rings by Jamie Squire/Getty Images
Silver is beautiful Matt Grevers told NBCs Andrea Kremer shortly after finishing second to US teammate Aaron Peirsol in the 100-meter backstroke on Monday night Tuesday morning in Beijing A little more than two hours later at 1240 amET the US mens gymnastics team showed that in some cases bronze might even be better The scrappy Hamm-less squad performed out of their collective heads save for two disastrous pommel horse routines to finish an unexpected third 125 points ahead of Germany China won gold as expected and the Japanese came from behind to take silverHouston native Jonathan Horton led the team performing cleanly on his five apparatuses nailing his landings as if the soles of his feet were dipped in glue NBCs Tim Daggett described Hortons performances as fairytale good and MVP times 10 Huddled with his teammates before the final scores were revealed he told them This is the mo