Crash And Learn
A crash. A concussion. An 11th-place finish. Stacey Cook has reversed course from that disappointment at the Vancouver Olympics and is pointing toward Sochi with optimism. Caple »Alexander Klein/AFP/Getty Images
Gracie Gold is the defending champion entering next week’s U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but that’s somehow not why she’s the envy of hordes of teenage girls across the country.
Not even close.
Over the weekend, Gold hung out on Catalina Island with her girlfriends Lorde, Jaime King, the sisters from Haim and Taylor Swift. Perhaps you’ve heard of them?
The ladies saw the sights, ate ice cream and generally looked to being having a much better time than you did doing whatever it was you were doing with your non-famous friends.
Gold and Swift, of course, go way back. Or at least all the way back to April when they publicly documented their night baking cookies and making funny faces together. As friends do.
In a word full of “crazies,” aka Brandi Glanville, Kenya Moore, Kate Gosselin and Terrell Owens, gymnast Shawn Johnson and snowboarder Jamie Anderson are just doing their best to stay sane. The Olympic gold medalists, who are starring on the current season of “Celebrity Apprentice,” have clearly bonded in the midst of the chaos around them.
Despite getting into a fight this week with Vivica A. Fox about her menstrual cycle (SERIOUSLY), Johnson seems to be one of the more stable contestants on the show. But it’s early. And one thing about reality television is clear -- it can make anyone lose their mind.
Please stick together, Shawn and Jamie. You need each other! If it worked out for Katniss and Peeta in the “The Hunger Games,” it can definitely work with Donald Trump.