Buzz That Was: A pair of perfect fits
In case you were too busy desperately trying to remember everything from the first season of "The Americans" while watching the Season 2 premiere and missed out on sports, we've got you covered. Here's everything you missed last night.
Tara, Johnny and Oscar
For those of you suffering from the very-real malady known as "Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir withdrawal," it's your lucky day. I am here with the antidote. The bona fide breakout stars of the Sochi Olympics have been tapped by "Access Hollywood" to help with fashion coverage at Sunday's Academy Awards. The duo will participate in segments from the red carpet and during a shopping excursion to find the perfect Oscar ensembles, both of which will air on Monday. Of course, Lipinski and Weir just couldn't wait to get started and began the search immediately.
Because there's no chance these two won't be the stars of their own reality show on Bravo within the next six months ("The Real Skaters of Orange County," anyone?), Lipinski and Weir stopped by "Chelsea Lately" on Wednesday to get a jump-start on promotion.
Like them or love them (there's truly no other option according to the PR folks at NBC), I have a feeling we'll be seeing A LOT more of these two in the near future.
Citi Field horror
In news that tens and tens of fans have been excitedly awaiting -- and the rest of you have been ironically looking forward to because you're SO hip and all -- "Sharknado 2" filming has gotten underway. I will now give you 30 seconds to sing a gleeful song of your choosing or you can watch the one provided below.
And if you're wondering how this pertains to sports, I'm three steps ahead of you. In what likely will be the high point of the New York Mets season, Citi Field was the backdrop for Wednesday's filming.
Somehow, no matter how many sharks fell out of the sky during the shoot, it likely wasn't the worst disaster Mets fans have seen.
Queen of the mountain
Move over Lindsey Vonn, America has a new skiing star! Well, corporate America anyway. After taking home Olympic gold in the women's slalom, 18-year old Mikaela Shiffrin appears on the cover of Sports Illustrated AND on a Wheaties box. Two surefire ways to know you've REALLY made it in sports.
New Mikaela Shiffrin Wheaties Box pic.twitter.com/ZoR8IOt2RB- darren rovell (@darrenrovell) February 27, 2014
So far, so wholesome. Here's hoping she never adds salacious tabloid cover to her collection.
'The guy is a player to watch'
Two years ago, then-Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia sent sports Twitter into a frenzy with his hilarious impression of ESPN's Tim Kurkjian. Now with the Texas Rangers, Arencibia reprised his take while appearing with the "Baseball Tonight" crew on Wednesday. All three scouts and a cousin will appreciate this one.
Just weeks after getting a WWE championship belt from Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, LeBron James decided all of his Miami Heat teammates just had to have the season's hottest accessory. While I have no idea how he managed to wrap the awkwardly shaped gifts, he presented them on Wednesday after practice.
If there was any doubt whether Chris "Birdman" Andersen wasn going to be a wrestler after his playing days, I think this picture all but confirms it. CAN YOU SEE WHAT THE BIRDMAN IS FLYING? I'm just going to go ahead and stop here.
On the off chance no one emailed this to you yesterday and/or you missed this the first time David Letterman did it 20 years ago, Jimmy Fallon decided to try on Shaquille O'Neal's suit jacket on "The Tonight Show." Needless to say, it will likely be the inspiration for Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's latest clothing line.
Thankfully for the life of Fallon's jacket, O'Neal decided not to go through with putting it on.
Ever wonder about Larry Bird's childhood? Where his love of fundamentals came from? Or the origins of his rivalry with Magic Johnson? Nick Kroll heard your questions and did his best to answer them with "The Legend of Young Larry Bird." Calling this anything less than perfect would be an understatement.
STRETCHING IS FOR SHOW-OFFS!
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