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Freitag, Januar 31, 2014

Kyla Ross

Birthdate: 10/24/1996
Program: Women's Artistic
Level: Senior
Current Residence: Aliso Viejo, CA
Club: Gym-Max Gymnastics
Head Coach: Jenny Liang
Other Coaches: Howie Liang

 Career Highlights

  • 2013 World Championships all-around, uneven bars and balance beam silver medalist. Finished tied for fifth in the floor exercise final
  • 2013 U.S. uneven bars & balance beam gold medalist and all-around silver medalist
  • 2012 Olympic Team gold medalist
  • 2012 U.S. uneven bars silver medalist

 Personal Information

Hometown: Aliso Viejo, CA
Personal Website:
Twitter: @kyla_ross96
Name of High School: Aliso Niguel High School
Year you began gymnastics: 1999
Favorite Event: All
How did you get involved in gymnastics: My mom put me in gymnastics when I was 3 years old because I had so much energy and was extremely active.
Favorite thing about gymnastics: My favorite thing about gymnastics is the constant challenge that motivates me to keep going.
What are your goals for gymnastics?: To make the 2012 Olympic Team
Names of parents/guardians/spouse: Kiana and Jason Ross
Names of sibling(s): Mckenna and Kayne
Family members in sports: Dad was a triple A baseball player

 Interests Outside the Gym

Favorite school subject: Math
Hobbies or favorite activities: Cooking
Favorite music: Pop
Favorite book(s): The Hunger Games
Favorite TV show(s): Modern Family
Favorite Food: Salmon

 National Competition Results

2013 P&G Championships, Hartford, Conn. - 1st-UB, BB; 2nd-AA; 7th-FX
2013 Secret U.S. Classic, Chicago, Ill. - 1st-AA, UB; 2nd-BB
2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, San Jose, Calif. - 1st-UB(T); 3rd-BB(T); 5th-AA
2012 Visa Championships, St. Louis, Mo. - 2nd-UB; 4th-AA,BB; 6th-FX
2012 Secret U.S. Classic, Chicago, Ill. - 2nd-AA, UB; 4th-VT; 5th-BB, FX
2011 Visa Championships, Saint Paul, Minn. - 2nd-AA, UB, BB; 3rd-VT; 6th-FX (Jr. Div.)
2011 CoverGirl Classic, Chicago, Ill. - 1st-AA, UB(T); 2nd-VT; 3rd-FX; 4th-BB (Jr. Div.)
2010 Visa Championships, Hartford, Conn. - 1st-AA, BB; 3rd-VT, FX; 7th-UB (Jr. Div.)
2010 CoverGirl Classic, Chicago, Ill. - 1st-BB; 4th-VT, UB; 8th-FX(T) (Jr. Div.)
2009 Visa Championships, Dallas, Texas - 1st-AA, VT, BB; 3rd-FX (Jr. Div.)
2009 CoverGirl Classic, Des Moines, Iowa - 1st-AA, VT; 5th-UB, FX (Jr. Div.)
2009 American Classic, San Diego, Calif. - 1st-BB; 2nd-AA; 3rd-VT(T), FX (Jr. Div.)
2008 Women's Junior Olympic Level 10 National Championships, Orlando, Fla. - 1st-AA, BB, FX; 2nd-VT (Jr. A) 

 International Competition Results

2013 World Championships, Antwerp, Belgium - 2nd-AA, UB, BB; 5th-FX(T)
2013 USA, Germany, Romania Tri-Meet, Chemnitz, Germany - 1st-Team, AA
2013 City of Jesolo Trophy, Jesolo, Italy - 1st-Team, UB; 2nd-AA, BB
2012 Olympic Games, London, England - 1st-Team
2012 City of Jesolo Trophy, Jesolo, Italy - 1st-Team, AA, UB, BB; 3rd-VT; 8th-FX(T)
2012 Kellogg's Pacific Rim Championships, Everett, Wash. - 1st-Team, BB; 2nd-AA, UB; 3rd-FX
2011 City of Jesolo Trophy, Jesolo, Italy - 1st-Team, AA, BB; 2nd-VT, UB(T); 7th-FX (Jr. Div.)
2010 Pan American Championships, Guadalajara, Mexico - 1st-Team, AA; 2nd-FX; 6th-UB
2010 Pacific Rim Championships, Melbourne, Australia - 1st-Team, VT; 2nd-AA, UB, FX (Jr. Div.)
2010 City of Jesolo Trophy, Jesolo, Italy - 2nd-AA (Jr. Div.)
2009 Junior Pan American Championships, Aracaju, Brazil - 1st-Team, AA, UB, BB; 2nd-FX 

Donnerstag, Januar 30, 2014

Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson - Hollywood Stands Up To Cancer Gala

Diane Kruger keeps it floral and sheer while attending Hollywood Stands Up To Cancer Gala held on Tuesday (January 28) in Culver City, Calif. 
FYI: Diane is wearing an Erdem outfit.

Diane Kruger - After Pilates

Diane Kruger dons a cute frilly sweater while exiting a pilates class on Tuesday (January 28) in Los Angeles.
Over the weekend, the 37-year-old actress was seen goofing off with her close friend January Jones during a girls’ night out.

Dienstag, Januar 28, 2014

Rita Ora - 2014 Grammy Awards Red Carpet

Rita Ora is a golden girl at the 2014 Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on Sunday (January 26) in Los Angeles.
FYI: Rita is wearing a Lanvin dress and shoes with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

Montag, Januar 27, 2014

Colbie Caillat - 2014 Grammy Awards Red Carpet

Colbie Caillat looks stunning in red on the red carpet at the 2014 Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on Sunday (January 26) in Los Angeles.
FYI: Colbie is wearing an Ezra Santos dress, Claude Morady 1930s vintage diamonds, and Jimmy Choo shoes.

Emmy Rossum - Bergdorf Goodman Restorsea Meet-and-Greet

On Friday, the 27-year-old Shameless star donned quite a conservative get-up as she attended the Bergdorf Goodman Restorsea Meet-and-Greet at London SKy Suite at The London in New York City.

Sonntag, Januar 26, 2014

Nastia Liukin Visits DFW Before Leaving For Sochi

Norah Flatley

Birthdate: 3/10/2000
Program: Women's Artistic
Level: Junior
Current Residence: Cumming, IA
Club: Chow's Gymnastics and Dance Institute
Head Coach: Liang Chow
Other Coaches: Liwen Zhaung

 Personal Information
Birthplace: San Diego, CA
Hometown: Cumming , IA
Year in School: 8th
High School Graduation Year: 2018
Year you began gymnastics: 2004
Favorite Event: Beam
How did you get involved in gymnastics: My sisters did gymnastics, and I wanted to do what they did.
Favorite thing about gymnastics: Gymnastics is fun but challenging.
What are your goals for gymnastics?: My goals are to make the US National Team and represent Team USA at the 2016 Olympics.
Names of parents/guardians/spouse: Terry and Ann Flatley
Names of sibling(s): Jacob, Kyla, and Anna

 Interests Outside the Gym
Favorite school subject: Math and Social Studies
Hobbies or favorite activities: I enjoy painting my nails, playing with my pet, and hanging out with my family and friends.
Favorite book(s): The Harry Potter Series
Favorite movie(s): Grown Ups and Up
Favorite TV show(s): Duck Dynasty and Dance Moms
Favorite Food: Fruit
Charity Involvement: Wounded Warrior Project

 National Competition Results
2013 P&G Championships, Hartford, Conn. - 2nd-BB; 5th-AA; 6th-UB (Jr. Div.)
2013 Secret U.S. Classic, Chicago, Ill. - 1st-BB; 4th-AA, UB (Jr. Div.)
2013 Parkettes National Elite Qualifier, Allentown, PA - 1st- UB, BB; 2nd AA
2012 Women's Junior Olympic Level 10 National Championships, Hampton, Va. - 1st-BB; 3rd-AA(T) (Jr. A)
2011 Women's JO Western Level 9 National Championships, San Diego, CA. - 1st-BB, FX, AA; 2nd- UB (Jr A) 

Samstag, Januar 25, 2014

Kirsten Dunst prepares to depart from Los Angeles International Airport

Kirsten Dunst heads into LAX Airport to catch a flight out of town on Wednesday (January 22) in Los Angeles.
The next day, news broke that the 31-year-old actress’ boyfriend Garrett Hedlund has been offered the role of Captain Hook in the upcoming movie Pan.

Freitag, Januar 24, 2014

Vanessa Hudgens - Flare Magazine's February 2014

Vanessa Hudgens rocks a sexy black outfit on the cover of Flare magazine‘s February 2014 issue.
Here is what the 25-year-old actress had to share with the mag about her evolving career and her devoted fan base:
On working with visionary directors: “The thing with Harmony Korine, the director ofSpring Breakers, is you don’t know what you’re going to get. There were moment when I was unsure how it was going to turn out, because nobody can see the project the way he’s seeing it through his eyes. It was just about trusting him and knowing he was going to make something really interesting and artistic and powerful.”
On taking on more mature roles: “They send you roles that you’ve just done, but I don’t want to do the same thing twice. I want the parts I gotta go out of my way for.”
On her fans: “Now it’s adults, and not even those who have kids, who actually know me. It’s kinda cool because people my age are actually seeing my work and appreciating it.”

Donnerstag, Januar 23, 2014

Vanessa Hudgens - Gimme Shelter Museum of Modern Art in New York

Vanessa Hudgens is stunning while attending a screening of her latest film Gimme Shelter held at Museum of Modern Art on Wednesday (January 22) in New York City.

Vanessa recently made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she talked about celebrating her birthday. Watch the video below!
In case you didn’t know, Gimme Shelter hits theaters on Friday (January 24)!

FYI: Vanessa is wearing a Monique Lhuillier dress.

Vanessa Hudgens – ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’

Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson - Park City Ut.

Diane Kruger walks a few paces ahead of her boyfriend Joshua Jackson after doing some skiing on Tuesday (January 21) in Park City, Ut.

Mittwoch, Januar 22, 2014

From my Famliy Album....

....Vacations with my BFF:)

Samantha Peszek

Birthdate: 12/14/1991
Program: Women's Artistic
Level: Senior
Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA
Club: UCLA Gymnastics
Head Coach: Marvin Sharp

 Career Highlights

Peszek won a team silver medal at the 2008 Olympic Games as a member of the U.S. Olympic Team. She was a member of the 2007 World Championships and the 2007 Pan American Games Teams that claimed the team gold medals. The 2007 World Championships Team was named the U.S. Olympic Committee's Team of the Year for 2007. She placed third in the all-around at both the 2008 Tyson American Cup and the 2008 Italy-Spain-Poland-USA competition. Peszek was named the 2007 TOPs Athlete of the Year. Peszek is the oldest daughter of Ed and and Luan Peszek, both of whom were athletes at the University of Illinois. Her mother was a collegiate gymnast who now works at USA Gymnastics as the publications director, and her dad was a collegiate wrestler and hockey player who now coaches hockey and works at an environmental firm. Peszek has a younger sister, Jessica (15), who is a Level 10 gymnast. Peszek will attend UCLA in the fall of 2010. She graduated with high honors from Cathedral High School in Indianapolis.

 Personal Information

Nickname: Sam
Hometown: McCordsville, IN
Personal Website:
Twitter: @samanthapeszek
Name of College: UCLA
Year you began gymnastics: 1993
Favorite Event: Beam
How did you get involved in gymnastics: My mom enrolled me in gymnastics when I was young.
Favorite thing about gymnastics: My favorite thing about gymnastics is traveling to all the different competitions and competing with athletes from other countries.
What are your goals for gymnastics?: I want to win medals while competing internationally, and go to UCLA and do gymnastics.
Names of parents/guardians/spouse: Ed and Luan Peszek
Names of sibling(s): Younger sister, Jessica
Family members in sports: Jessica, is a Level 10 gymnast.

 Interests Outside the Gym

Favorite school subject: Composition
Hobbies or favorite activities: Boating, tubing, shopping
Favorite music: All types
Favorite TV show(s): Gossip Girl and 90210
Favorite Food: Sushi
Charity Involvement: My school requires me to do 100 hours of community service before I graduate, so I am involved in a lot of projects.
Other sports involvement: I played soccer when I was younger and ran track.

 National Competition Results

2012 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships, Duluth, Ga. - 3rd-Team, 7th-BB(T)
2011 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships, Cleveland, Ohio - 1st-BB; 2nd-Team
2009 Visa Championships, Dallas, Texas - 2nd-BB; 7th-FX
2009 CoverGirl Classic, Des Moines, Iowa - 2nd-VT
2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Gymnastics, Philadelphia, Pa. - 2nd-FX(T); 4th-AA, VT, BB; 6th-UB
2008 Visa Championships, Boston, Mass. - 4th-AA; 5th-BB; 6th-UB; 10th-FX
2007 Visa Championships, San Jose, Calif. - 7th-AA; 9th-BB; 10th-UB, FX
2006 Visa Championships, St. Paul, Minn. - 2nd-VT; 3rd-AA, UB; 5th-FX; 7th-BB(T) (Jr. Div.)
2006 U.S. Classic, Kansas City, Kan. - 1st-FX, VT; 2nd-AA, BB; 4th-UB (Jr. Div.)
2005 Visa Championships, Indianapolis, Ind. - 1st-VT; 2nd-FX; 7th-AA (Jr. Div.)
2005 U.S. Classic, Virginia Beach, Va. - 2nd-VT; 3rd-FX; 8th-AA; 9th-BB (Jr. Div.)
2004 Visa Championships, Nashville, Tenn. - 3rd-VT; 8th-AA; 9th-FX; 10th-UB (Jr. Div.)
2004 U.S. Classic, Rochester, N.Y. - 7th-VT; 10th-FX; 11th-AA (Jr. Div.)
2004 Women's Junior Olympic Level 10 National Championships, Kissimmee, Fla. - 2nd-AA, VT, UB, BB; 7th-FX 

 International Competition Results

2008 Olympic Games, Beijing, China - 2nd-Team
2008 Italy-Spain-Poland-USA competition, Jesolo, Italy - 1st-Team; 3rd-AA
2008 Tyson American Cup, New York, N.Y. - 3rd-AA
2007 World Championships, Stuttgart, Germany - 1st-Team
2007 Pan American Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 1st-Team
2007 USA vs Great Britain International Competition, Lisburn, Ireland - 1st-Team, FX, VT; 2nd-BB; 3rd-AA
2007 Tyson American Cup, Jacksonville, Fla. -
2006 Junior Pan American Championships, Gatineau, Que., Canada - 1st-Team, FX; 2nd-VT; 4th-AA (Jr. Div.)
2006 International Gymnix, Montreal, Que., Canada - 1st-AA, VT, BB; 3rd-UB
2005 Mexican International Invitational, Cancun, Mexico - 1st-Team, AA, VT, FX
2004 USA/Canada, Houston, Texas - 1st-Team