Cam F. Awesome continues chasing dream of Olympic gold with a new name, new attitude

Lenroy Thompson trades punches with Laron Mitchell in 2011. (Getty)

Lenroy Thompson trades punches with Laron Mitchell in 2011. (Getty)

Lenroy Thompson had a problem. A major problem, really, one that might be impossible to solve.

It went beyond the fact that he’d lost his spot as the super heavyweight on the 2012 U.S. Olympic boxing team for failing to report his whereabouts to the United States Anti-Doping Agency three times in an 18-month span.

It went well beyond the fact that he’d lost his sponsors, his health care and, in many ways, his dignity.

With no other ideas about how to earn a living, he went to work in Kansas City‘s Ringside Gym and taught people how to box. As a personal trainer, though, he wasn’t his best advertisement.

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Serena Williams rallies to reach French semis

Associated Press/Michel Euler - Serena Williams, of the U.S, reaches for a ball as she plays Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova during their quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium Tuesday, June 4, 2013 in Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Associated Press/Michel Euler – Serena Williams, of the U.S, reaches for a ball as she plays Russia’s Svetlana Kuznetsova during their quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium Tuesday, June 4, 2013 in Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

PARIS (AP) — Serena Williams came from behind in the third set Tuesday and advanced to the French Open semifinals for the first time since 2003 when she defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.

Williams had been beaten the last four times she reached the Roland Garros quarterfinals, most recently in 2010. The 15-time Grand Slam champion won her only French Open title in 2002.

http://news.yahoo.com/serena-williams-rallies-reach-french-semis-142728484.html

 

‘Voice’ singer upstages Taylor Swift by ripping dress off

Poor Taylor Swift. Once again, the superstar was upstaged by an unexpected performance — this time on “The Voice.” At least on Monday, it was by one of the six remaining singers on the competition and not Kanye West grabbing her mike at the 2009 Video Music Awards.

http://www.today.com/entertainment/voice-singer-upstages-taylor-swift-ripping-dress-6C10185890

Kim Kardashian Is Feted at Baby Shower ― and Baby Kimye’s Gender Is Revealed

Kim Kardashian is officially ready for baby Kimye!

The mom-to-be, who is expecting her first child with Kanye West, was celebrated by friends and family at a baby shower in Beverly Hills on Sunday.

The late-morning event took place at the posh pad of family friends Irving and Shelley Azoff and it was star-studded affair. In addition to Kardashians and Jenners aplenty, celebs includedKelly OsbourneNicole RichieNeNe Leakes, fitness guru Tracy Anderson, Kimberly Stewart, and Mel B.

http://omg.yahoo.com/blogs/celeb-news/kim-kardashian-baby-kimye-feted-baby-shower-012840252.html

4 best beers for the beach

In some parts of the country, there’s been doubt that summer would actually come this year, but beach season is nearly here — finally. And with the unofficial start to summer upon us, we need to start thinking about the beach — what we’ll put in our beach bag, which swimsuit we’ll wear, and what beers we’ll toss into our beach coolers. Well, we can help you with that last question.

Typical beach-bum beer drinkers go for weak and watery light beers that lack in quality what they also lack in flavor. But we’d encourage you to make a higher quality choice and opt for craft beers that will shake things up on your beach blanket.

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/06/03/4-best-beers-for-beach/

Ben & Jerry’s announces plans to become GMO-free

As the genetically modified foods controversy rages on, one megabrand has made its stance explicitly clear.

Vermont-based ice cream maker, Ben & Jerry’s, announced last week that it will remove genetically-modified organisms, more commonly known as GMOs, from its products. In a statement released on Friday, the company said that it will be completely GMO-free by 2015.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/06/03/ben-jerry-announces-plans-to-become-gmo-free/?test=latestnews#ixzz2VAK1PSrR

Don’t Agree With Your Doctor’s Vaccine Advice? Keep It To Yourself, Or Big Brother Will Know

Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj Quit ‘American Idol’

Photo: Fox

Photo: Fox

Following veteran “American Idol” judge Randy Jackson’s only slightly surprising resignation announcement earlier this month, and Fox reality chief Mike Darnell’s resignation last week, Randy’s Season 12 co-star and former client, Mariah Carey, and Nicki Minaj have both confirmed that they too won’t be returning to “Idol” next year.

Photo: Nicki Minaj’s Twitter

Nicki broke her resignation news on Twitter herself, posting: “Thank you American Idol for a life changing experience! Wouldn’t trade it for the world! Time to focus on the Music!!! Mmmuuuaahhh!!!.”

Sewer pipe miracle baby leaves China hospital; No charges for mother

 

Baby 59, who was rescued after being trapped in a sewage pipe moments after his birth, lies in an incubator in China.

Baby 59, who was rescued after being trapped in a sewage pipe moments after his birth, lies in an incubator in China.

BEIJING – The mother of a baby that was found trapped in a China sewer pipe will not face any charges, police said Thursday, as the boy left hospital with his grandparents.

Police in Jinhua City, Zhejiang province said the incident was being treated as an accident, despite the 22-year old mother’s initial refusal to claim the baby until confronted by officers.

Biggest Surprises from 2nd Round of 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

The conference semifinals are over, and now it’s time to move on to the NHL‘s version of the Final Four.

After a series of upsets in the first round, the teams with the home-ice advantage won all four of the matchups. So from that perspective, all four outcomes were expected.

However, there were a number of surprising developments in each of the series.

 

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