“Aly Raisman’s parents are the best part of the Olympics” links

This is one of my favorite Olympic videos ever! These are the parents of gymnast Aly Raisman, watching her on the uneven bars. [Dlisted]
Did you watch the Gymnastics qualifications last night? It was EPIC! Poor Jordyn Wieber – to go through all of that and then the camera gets in your face as you cry. Poor girl. [Jezebel]
Elizabeth Banks is even cool when she mommy-blogs. [LaineyGossip]
Step Up Revolution gets a glowing review! [Pajiba]
Why do Channing Tatum’s shorts look like that? [Pop Sugar]
Kevin Jonas admits that his wife’s bat-cave is scary. JK. [Celebuzz]
Photos from the Olympics Opening Ceremony! [Go Fug Yourself]
RHOBH Adrienne Maloof & Paul Nassif split. [I'm Not Obsessed]
One of CB’s favorite girls might be Ana Steele. [Evil Beet]
Is it just me or does Vanessa Hudgens seem really confused here? [Popoholic]
Snoop Dogg can’t go to Norway for 2 years, y’all. [The Blemish]
Athletes Without A Country are really adorable. [The Frisky]
Oprah punches back against a hater on Twitter. [Bossip]
I like Rihanna’s bikini! [Celebslam]
People are accusing China of cheating again. [CDAN]
The new Will & Grace has less Grace and more dong. [OMG Blog]

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  1. merski says:

    I hate you for making me look at Kellan Lutz photos. They are, in a very douche-chill way, simply irresistible. I don’t even really know who he is but every time you link his photos, I just have to look. It’s like a disease!

  2. paola says:

    My brother went to the Olympics in Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 and trust me………..that is nothing! me and my parents were screaming so much, biting nails, covering our eyes, cried and laughed. Crazy experience……

    • Esmom says:

      Wow, cool. I always think if the families feel like that imagine how the competitor feels. Normal anxiety x 1000.

      • paola says:

        the athletes are used to be under the limelight.. my brother is a wrestler, competing for the italian team, and he has been world champion, european champion, 17 years in a row italian champion and he is so very used to the tension and the pressure. But we are not! Mu mum always fears that he might get hurt (he came back from the last tournament with 3 broken ribs.. thank you team USA!) and my dad always goes voiceless even if he’s watching it on tv!! It’s crazy.. Now my brother is 36 and he has retired after this olympic qualifications and he was so so very happy! he said now he can start living his life! the fact is that all these athtletes start competing when they are very young and they can never really enjoy life until their duties are over! and these girls from gymnastic reach their peak when they’re 16-17 years old…crazy lives they have,

  3. marie says:

    Ha, I hit rewind just to watch Aly’s parents again-so awesome!

    And I felt really bad for Wieber, it’s a stupid rule that only 2 from every team can go. It should be about the best gymnasts, no matter how many are on the same team.

    • marigold says:

      That rule is ridiculous and Bela Karolyi has it right-it means we are not watching the best of the best when the all around competition starts. It’s crap.

    • anniecc says:

      I disagree. Imagine how boring the competition would be if it was the same handful of countries competing in the final every time. It would also stifle the development of the sport internationally.

      • marigold says:

        And yet the Yankees have an incredibly huge fan base even though they have 27 World Series rings. I want to see the best of the best, not the best of the just okay competitors from other countries. No other sport in the Olympics does this. In swimming, the people with the best times qualify, no matter where they are from. If that means 8 Americans compete in the 400, then so be it. There’s no reason it shouldn’t be the same in gymnastics.

      • LucyOriginal says:

        @anniecc: I agree with you! I don’t know now, but rhythmic gymnastics used to have this rule as well. I think is fair because in the past some referees could be biased towards athletes from countries (states, local competitions) that holds the tradition to win. When I used to compete r. gymnastics, many many times the not “known team” lost because they would give a higher score to the other team out of “tradition”, not because they really deserved it and it was a State competition.

      • Aubra says:

        Totally agree! It makes sense that they only allow two from each country. I can see SNL getting some milage out of this one! LMAO And she kind of reminds me of when Kathy Griffin talks about her mother and boxed wine screaming TIP IIIIT!!

    • apsutter says:

      I’m sick of everyone bitching about this rule. The one rule that should be changed is that if a country can’t qualify a team only 1 gymnast from that country can go. Now that is an unfair rule. All the girls from non-gymnastic countries would kill for the access to the equipment, coaches, and gyms that the big four have. I guarantee if it had been Aly in Jordan’s place no one would be bitching like this. Yea it sucks that Jordy wont get to compete in the AA but I’d rather see girls from countries that dont typically qualify athletes to the games.

  4. the original bellaluna says:

    Any parent who’s ever watched their child dance/compete/whatever knows exactly what these parents are going through. On a smaller scale, yes, but still…

    And that really sucks for the other girl.

    I’m really not liking NBC’s coverage for this Olympics. It sucks. The delays are ridiculous, and ratings are no excuse. We already know what happened, so watching has become superfluous. (I still haven’t made it through the 4-and-a-half hour-long Opening Ceremony!!)

  5. DreamyK says:

    No Olympics for me. I stream all my media content now and NBC has tied their online content to subscribers of cable and satellite. Boo! Gizmodo does have a way to watch the Olympics though if you have the time and energy to jump through a few hoops. And do a few flips. Heh. Heh.

  6. Crazy Charlize Hates Intolerant Liberals says:

    Damn, our team is ugly this year. I long for the cuties of 1996.

    I just checked out the Ozzie team. Now there’s an attractive group of gymnasts. I know whom I rooting for.

  7. Merritt says:

    Aly Raisman’s floor routine is amazing. Her tumbling passes are so difficult. When I saw how close she and Wieber were, I knew Aly would get ahead in the floor routine.

  8. L says:

    Yea poor Weiber-that was heartbreaking and the NBC reporter was just cruel.

    • Shannon1972 says:

      ITA. They gave her a few minutes to compose herself, but they should have just let her alone. It was cruel to shove a camera in her face when her dream had just collapsed, and under such unfair circumstances. She is the reigning world champion. Show some respect NBC.

  9. Jessica says:

    oh no, the video link has been blocked????

  10. lucy2 says:

    I watched a bit of the opening ceremony, and the gymnastics stuff so far. That one girl on the vault, holy crap! She flies. I liked how two of them have been BFFs and training partners since they were 6 years old too.
    I felt bad for the girl who didn’t get in, especially if it’s due to a stupid rule, and I found it really awful that the camera was right in her face when she found out.

  11. KMD says:

    I love Gabby and Aly. It was a tight race between the three of them. Hopefully there is a gold and silver for the all around in those gymnasts futures! The Fab Five have everything they need to bring home team gold tomorrow!

  12. Roma says:

    Gawker was going off on how her parents were “stage parents”. As someone who was a competitive athlete for years but couldn’t catch my parents attention to save my life, that video made me cry.

  13. Jessica says:

    lol – I finally found the link.. it is cute how they both lean their heads to the left (right) at the same time.. too cute!!!

  14. Marianne says:

    Personally I would find that annoying if I were sitting near them.

  15. SleepyJane says:

    I would die from anxiety if I ever had to watch my children perform in the Olympics.

  16. Rux says:

    WTF those Olympic jerks blocked the link, thankfully, I was watching the “Step It Up 12: The Olympics Are On” last night and it was funniest $hit I have seen in years; not including Biel’s bangs of course. My favorite is when she drops the “F” bomb at the end.

    This kind of reminds me of what I look like when I play Halo or Call of Duty; if you move with the remote your dude will too.

  17. Meredith says:

    Non-Olympics: Of course ‘The Hobbit’ will be good. It’s got Martin Freeman! (Freebitches? Freebabes?)

  18. Francesca says:

    SNL material for sure. I am sure Aly is being laughed at by many other Olympians, not to mention the world in general. The mother in particular needs to be medicated if she dares show herself again during a performance.

  19. LucyOriginal says:

    I could not see this video. When I used to compete, I was glad my mom was busy at work. So, I often told her the days of competition in the last minute and she could not make plans, hahaha. I know that’s mean, but she was too enthusiastic and gave me too much support, acting as the coach, :) . Now I feel I am horrible person…Oh the memories…

  20. claire says:

    It reminds me too much of what it looks like when a meth addict is trying to sit still, so I found it hard to watch!

  21. TTT says:

    I, for one, am glad they no longer require gymnasts to be under 5 feet tall.

  22. Kate says:

    she’s a real example of Procter&Gamble mother;)

    • Abby says:

      I TOTALLY AGREE! That was my first thought. The parents are quickly becoming my favorite part of the Olympics. The black gymnast from the men’s team–his mom was precious. And Michael Phelps’ mom is famous for her antics. I personally think it’s great.

  23. RobN says:

    Thought Dad was adorable, but Mom had crazy “I scream at the officials and it’s only a little league game” eyes. At some point it’s too much and I think this one has crossed that line.

    • S says:

      ^This … is the exact same impression I got. I hate judging people off of so little (although clearly, that’s what I’m doing here on Celebitchy), but something about Raisman’s mom’s behavior was unsettling to me: “C’mon stick it, stick it, STIIIICKKK IIIITTT!!!! YEEEEAAAHHHHH!!!” Dear Lord. I actually thought she had Tourette’s for a second. Wieber’s mom was completely engrossed and anxious during her daughter’s performances too, but somehow I didn’t get the batsh*t cray-cray vibe from her.

      I can imagine that for a parent who has sacrificed so much for her child’s dreams and is thoroughly invested in seeing those dreams become a reality, emotions must run hella high at these kinds of (often once-in-a-lifetime) events. But this was over the top. Momma Raisman definitely struck me as a crazy stage mom–she herself was a former gymnast, apparently, so it’s no surprise. She seems like one of those uber-high-strung people who would yell at and subsequently get her waiter fired at a restaurant for forgetting to put the salad dressing on the side. I can spot those kinds of people from miles away. :)

  24. Dana M says:

    Her parents are completely adorable.

  25. F5 says:

    Most disgusting stage parents of all time. Embarrassing beyond words.

  26. kitty-bye says:

    I hope I can Pay to See the Olympics Live without all the comments, commercials, and family filler. I can read or view that later. I want to see the action LIVE!

    has got to have better coverage than this. They deserve our money.