Introducing Sexiest Man Alive Contender Ryan Lochte’s Wingman…

Hot Dog! Ryan Lochte isn’t afraid to share a picture frame with his prized pooch…

During his Sexiest Man Alive shoot for People magazine, the 28-year-old half-Cuban American swimming sensation – who picked up five medals at the 2012 London Games – did more than flaunt his oh-so-fit form and charming smile.

Ryan Lochte

Lochte showed off Carter, a 5-year-old Doberman pinscher and his chick magnet.

“He is a good wingman because he’s a beautiful dog,” Lochte tells People. “Girls come up to me and go, ‘Oh my god, where’s Carter? He’s so good looking!'”

And ladies man Lochte, who hit the beach with Carter for their shoot, has nothing but puppy love for his wingman.

“He’s my best friend and I love him,” says Lochte. “I just need to take him wherever I go and I’ll be set.”

Lochte In Talks to Star in Reality Show on E!

Ryan Lochte could soon be getting real on national television…

The 28-year-old half-Cuban American swimmer has confirmed that he’s currently in talks with E! to star in his own reality television series.

Ryan Lochte

But that’s not all… He’s planning to launch his own fashion line, an entrepreneurial experience he’d most likely share on screen with viewers.

“Pretty much, they follow me on my normal day, just training, doing my own fashion line… It’s gonna be me, me being myself,” said Lochte, who will be guest-starring on the CW’s 90210 this season. “And I’m pretty much going to show the world that and my new fashion line.”

There’s no word on where in the negotiation stage Lochte, a five-time medalist at this year’s London Games, is with E!

And the Lochtenator, as he’s lovingly called, is reportedly mulling offers to star on other reality shows, including The Bachelor and Dancing with the Stars.

One thing is certain… Lochte has set his sights on Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic Games.

FX Orders 90 Additional Episodes of Sheen’s “Anger Management”

It looks like Charlie Sheen is back in winning form…

Following its 10-episode summer run, the 46-year-old part-Spanish American actor’s FX comedy, Anger Management, has been granted a 90-episode order.

Charlie Sheen

As part of the network’s deal with Lionsgate, Sheen’s comedy had to hit a certain undisclosed ratings threshold over the course of its run to move forward with 90 more episodes. During its first nine weeks on the air, the series delivered 4.53 million total viewers and 2.5 million in the coveted 18-49 demo. The final weeks took a ratings dive, possibly due to the London Games.

“We set a very high ratings bar that included some additional hurdles for Anger Management to earn its back-90 order, and the series met and exceed those metrics,” said FX Networks executive vice president Chuck Saftler at the time of the renewal. “[Showrunner] Bruce Helford has created a sitcom that works extremely well in our pre-10 p.m. programming lineup. Charlie Sheen and the entire cast did an amazing job in the first 10 episodes, which were produced in a very tight window. I have no doubt that the producers and cast will be able to pull off the Herculean task of producing 90 episodes over the next two years.”

The half-hour series, which co-stars Selma Blair and Shawnee Smith, reportedly sold at the highest CPM rates FX has seen for a first-year series. The studio has sold the series in Canada, Latin America, Germany, Scandinavia and Australia, among other territories, for roughly $600,000 an episode, more than what established sitcoms like Seinfeld and Sheen’s own Two and a Half Men commanded out of the gate.

As the series begins its back 90, Martin Sheen will reprise his role as Charlie’s father on the show. The elder Sheen, who has turned up in one episode already, is expected to appear in some 20 of the 90 episodes, says sources. As Landgraf sees it, the addition will make the series more of a “multigenerational family comedy,” much as Two and a Half Men once was with Sheen at the helm.

Meanwhile, Martin Sheen will reprise his role as Charlie’s father on the show. The elder Sheen, who has turned up in one episode already, is expected to appear in some 20 of the 90 episodes, say sources, which could make it more of a “multigenerational family comedy.”

Production is expected to resume on September 24, with new episodes premiering in January.

Lochte to Guest Star on the CW’s “90210”

Ryan Lochte will be making an appearance in one of the country’s swankiest zip codes…

The 28-year-old half-Cuban American swimmer, who picked up five medals at the London Games, will make his television series debut with a cameo appearance on CW’s 90210.

Ryan Lochte

Lochte, who has expressed interest in appearing on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, will play a guest at a resort where Naomi and Max are staying to strengthen their relationship.

The episode featuring Lochte, who plans to move to LA in the near future, is set to air October 29.

Marques Becomes First Latina to Win a Modern Pentathlon Olympic Medal

London Olympics 2012

Yane Marques’ name should soon appear in the Olympic history books following her medal-winning performance at the 2012 Olympic Games.

Yane Marques

The 28-year-old Brazilian athlete claimed the bronze medal on Sunday in the modern pentathlon at the London Games, making her the first Latina to win a medal in that event since it was added to the competition roster at the 2000 Olympic Games.

The modern pentathlon contest includes five events: fencing, swimming, riding and a combined run/shoot portion.

Yane Marques

Marques and top-ranked Laura Asadauskaite of Lithuania were tied for the lead going into the final contest, the combined running and shooting event. Marques shot better, but Asadauskaite overtook her in the first running lap and stayed ahead of the field to claim the gold medal.

Samantha Murray of Britain edged Marques out of silver position after overtaking her in the final round. Marques’ final score was a 5340, only 16 points behind Murray’s score of 5356.

Yane Marques

But Marques shouldn’t be ashamed… It was a vast improvement from her previous Olympic effort for the 2007 Pan American Games champion, who finished in 18th place at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

Carrazana Strikes (Boxing) Gold at the London Games

London Olympics 2012

Following his stellar performance at the 2012 Olympic Games, Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana could be considered a teenage (boxing) dream and the sport’s bright future…

The 18-year-old Cuban fighter beat Tugstsogt Nyambayar of Mongolia on Sunday to win flyweight gold at the London Games.

Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana
After Roniel Iglesias Sotolongo won Cuba’s first Olympics boxing gold in eight years on Saturday, Carrazana’s winning performance gave the country its 34thgold.

Throughout the bout, Carrazana showed a striking display of skill. He sized up his opponent in the opening exchanges before taking a tight first round that proved to be a battle of the left hooks.

Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana
Carranza, who breezed through his draw, soaked up more pressure in the second round, evading much of what was thrown at him to keep his narrow lead going into the last round.

The fight opened up a little more in the last round as Carrazana began flinging and landing left upper cuts, but Nyambayar—who upset world champion Misha Aloian of Russia on his way to the final—could not get through the quick Cuban’s defense.

Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana

Carrazana fell to his knees when the final score of 17-14 was called before dancing around the ring, showboating a little by doing a few push-ups and taking a lap of honor with the Cuban flag.

López Claims Cuba’s Second Wrestling Medal at London Games

London Olympics 2012

Liván López Azcuy has claimed Olympic bronze at the 2012 Olympic Games…

Livan Lopez Azcuy

The 30-year-old Cuban grappler beat Jabrayil Hasanov of Azerbaijan in his bronze medal match on Sunday in the men’s freestyle wrestling 66kg at the London Games.

In winning the bronze medal at this year’s match, López matches his medal-earning performance at the 2011 world championships in Istanbul. He also claimed the gold in the category at the 2011 Pan American Games.

Livan Lopez Azcuy

López gives Cuba its second wrestling medal at the London Games, after Mijaín López’s won a Greco-Roman wrestling gold earlier in the Games.

Iglesias Wins Light Welterweight Gold at the London Games

London Olympics 2012

Roniel Iglesias has gone from third to first at the 2012 Olympic Games

The 23-year-old Cuban fighter won the men’s boxing light welterweight (64kgs) gold medal at the London Games on Saturday with a 22-15 win over Ukraine’s Denys Berinchyk, earning Cuba’s first Olympics boxing gold in eight years.

Roniel Iglesias
Mongolia’s Munkh-Erdene Uranchimeg and Italy’s Vincenzo Mangiacapre won bronze medals.

Iglesias, the 2009 world champion, improved on the bronze he won at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing with a solid display.

“Today is the most important in my whole career,” said Iglesias “Without my family I could not achieve this victory. They will be so proud and I dedicate this to them.”

Roniel Iglesias
Iglesias deserved the title after showing consistency throughout his match en route to the final, including his 18-15 win over Brazil’s world champion Everton dos Santos in the Round of 16.

With some quick jabs and solid head shots, the Iglesias took the first round 5-4, having knocked Berinchyk down, and he maintained his work-rate to take the second 6-5.
Roniel Iglesias

Berinchyk was out-classed in the third as Iglesias upped the pace and finished by taking the round 11-6 to take gold, giving Cuba it’s first boxing gold at this year’s games after the traditional amateur power failed to win a gold in Beijing

Despaigne Claims Cuba’s Sole Taekwondo Medal at the London Games

London Olympics 2012

Robelis Despaigne will be heading home from the 2012 Olympic Games as his country’s sole taekwondo medalist.

The 24-year-old Cuban taekwondo practitioner won a bronze medal at the London Games on Saturday in the men’s heavyweight event after twice world champion Dada Modibo Keita of Mali pulled out of their medal bout with cruciate ligament damage.

Robelis Despaigne

It’s Cuba’s first men’s taekwondo medal since the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, when Ángel Matos won the gold in the men’s middleweight class.

In all, Cuba has four taekwondo medals, including silver medals won by Urbia Melendez at the 2000 Olympic Games and Yanelis Labrada at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

Falcão Claims Men’s Boxing Silver at the London Games

London Olympics 2012

Esquiva Falcão Florentino came thisclose to making history at the 2012 Olympic Games

The 22-year-old Brazilian fighter lost an oh-so-close bout to Japan’s Ryota Murata in the final of the men’s middleweight contest at the London Games. With the win, Murata denied Brazil its first Olympic boxing gold.

Esquiva Falcao

Falcão appeared to serve notice to the rest of the middleweight division when he destroyed Britain’s Anthony Ogogo in the semifinal.

But Murata, a silver medalist at last year’s world amateur championships, gave the aggressive Falcão a lesson on how to score points in the final, defending expertly and catching the Brazilian each time he came in close to win the bout 14-13.

Murata countered splendidly in the first round to open up a two point lead and even though Falcão cut that down to a single point after the second round with a couple of big lefts, Murata never panicked.

Esquiva Falcao

When Falcão received a warning in the final round his fate was sealed and the Brazilian nodded in agreement as the judges gave the bout to Murata by just a point.

Falcão, who flirted with a life of street crime before his father Touro Moreno, a big name in Brazilian boxing, intervened, remembered his humble roots after achieving his country’s best boxing result.

“I’m very happy. I wanted a lot to achieve this moment. It’s the most important day of my career,” said Falcão, who wants to fight at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero.

Esquiva Falcao

“It is very important for my family, I come from a humble family and this is very important for all of them,” said Falcão. “There will be a huge celebration for me when I get back to Brazil.”

Brazil’s only previous boxing medal before the three won in London came in the 1968 Olympic  Games.