Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 5/26/12

-(ABC News) Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, a former Miss World and one of India’s most beloved Bollywood stars, is getting slammed for taking too long to lose her post-pregnancy baby weight. “SHOCKING! Fat Aishwarya Rai!” and “Aishwarya’s Baby Fat Woes!” are just two examples of the headlines that have triggered an international debate over India’s perception of women and fame.

-(Medal Detector) Ever since Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones openly discussed her virginity, people have been suggesting that she date Tim Tebow. Why? Because people are immature, and naturally they think that any two virgins who are popular athletes and happen to be above the age of 24 would be perfect for each other. That’s the way the world works.

-(Market Watch) Time Warner Inc.’s (NYSE:TWX) Turner unit is in talks to acquire the Bleacher Report sports website, according to a report Friday by The Wall Street Journal. Founded in 2006, Bleacher Report is perhaps best known for its user-generated content, but in the past couple of years it has been hiring professional writers, notably King Kaufman who joined in January 2011 as manager of Bleacher Report’s writer program. The site had 9.6 million unique visitors last month, said the Journal, citing ComScore data. In mid-April, Business Insider quoted an unnamed source suggesting Bleacher Report would sell for more than $200 million.

-(Gossip on This) Kim Zolciak from the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” has her own reality show now called “Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding,” which follows Zolciak as she prepares for her November 2011 wedding to NFL player Kroy Biermann.

-(SB Nation) HBO is struggling to find an NFL team that wants to let the cameras get up close and personal for the 2012 season of “Hard Knocks.” The New York Post reported on Friday that the network wants to have a team committed by June 1 in order to start preparations to film during training camp.The Broncos, Jets, Falcons, Redskins, Seahawks, Texans and 49ers have all declined an offer or have preemptively declared a lack of interest. So far, the Jacksonville Jaguars are the only team to have publicly expressed a willingness to appear on the show. They may get it by default.

-(Co ed Magazine) 60 sexiest American Olympic athletes at the 2012 London Olympics

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