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Michael Phelps Is Officially “The Greatest”

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December 15, 2016

Michael Phelps Is Officially “The Greatest”

Sports Illustrated has named swimmer Michael Phelps the Greatest Olympian Of All Time.

He accepted the honor at a banquet in New York for the magazine’s “2016 Sportsperson of the Year” -- who is not, as it happens, Michael Phelps.  That annual honor went to LeBron James.

Both athletes were gracious at the ceremony.   Phelps called LeBron “truly an inspiration” while Lebron teased Phelps that he is “literally a fish.”


CMT Renames “Million Dollar Quartet”

Over the summer, Memphis was excited because CMT was filming an 8-part mini-series called “Million Dollar Quartet” that centers on early musicians like Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash.

Yesterday, CMT announced that the show is no longer named “Million Dollar Quartet.” 

They changed the name of the series to “Sun Records” because research showed that nobody knew what the “Million Dollar Quartet” was – but they did know about Sun Records.

The series will debut on Thursday, February 23rd on CMT.


Steve Harvey Will Return to Host This Year's Miss Universe Pageant  

STEVE HARVEY will return to host this year's Miss Universe pageant, after botching it last time by announcing the wrong winner. 

It wasn't just a slip of the tongue when he announced Miss Colombia as the winner.  She got the crown, sash, and a bouquet of flowers, and then celebrated for a few moments before Steve awkwardly cut in and tried to explain that she WASN'T the winner, and that it was actually Miss Philippines.

The pageant may not be thrilled about it, but they locked him into a multi-year contract BEFORE his blunder.  Besides, the added publicity that pageant received from the blunder will more than pay for Steve’s exquisite salary. 

The Miss Universe pageant airs live on Sunday, January 29th.  Gorgeous plus size model ASHLEY GRAHAM will serve as the backstage host.