Is Ryan Lochte Swimming In The Right Direction?

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As I’m sure you may have heard, Ryan Lochte was dropped by SPEEDO. Captivate which provides entertainment content during your elevator ride recently administered a survey about Ryan and the additional swimmers involved in the Rio robbery scandal.  The results were not in Ryan’s favor and most participants feel as though his apology isn’t sincere. As someone who hails from his alma matter the University of Florida and worked with him right after his success in 2008’s Beijing Olympics, I do feel for him and while I don’t think this he handled this incident properly initially, I do appreciate the steps he is taking to make things right to the best of his ability and agree with those in this study that his apology is sincere.
 

You’ve Been VALidated To Give Back

Celebs can hit the slots in their own homes and so can you!  And with Betfair you can play for a cause.  Donate your winnings to a charity playing your favorite gaming sites or even start your own. Typically when a celebrity gets caught gambling, there’s a stigma attached to the incident. So, I’ve identified a couple of celebrities and have tried to match them up to an online game that would safely feed their inner craving for gaming. I’ve chosen online gambling, mostly due to its sustained popularity following the surge in poker playing in the early 2000s.

First I want to touch on my main man Nelly. The St. Louis rapper has been accused by his manager of having a gambling problem and blowing his money playing poker at the casino but I’ve seen him in action giving back for charity at The Angel Ball in NYC which is what really matters. So, I’ve switched up his rumored game-of-choice, poker which he can play in the privacy of his own home by utilizing Betfair.

For some reason, anytime a celebrity gets caught gambling, there’s a stigma attached to the incident. So, we’ve identified a couple of celebrities and have tried to match them up to an online game that would safely feed their inner craving for gaming—whether they know that they have one or not. For this exercise, we’ve chosen online gambling, mostly due to its sustained popularity following the surge in poker playing in the early 2000s. Just in case one of these celebrities were to take our advice and throw all of their fortunes away, at least they could do it from the secrecy of their own internet browser.

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Before he started making hits like “Hot in Here,” and “Shake Ya Tailfeather,” and more recently, recording country tunes with Tim McGraw, Nelly had a shot at becoming a professional baseball player for the St. Louis Cardinals. He knows a little something about swinging a bat, so maybe he should try his hand at betting on a sport like cricket. He’d be the first hip-hop artist to take a vested interest in the sport, and he might even be an expert at picking winners in anyone of Betfair’s cricket matches.

Now let’s talk about a fabulous female in the spotlight. The Week  selected creator and lead actress, Lena Dunham, as one of its “10 celebrities who are actually worth following on Twitter.” Even if you don’t watch her popular HBO series, you can tell by her tweets that she’s a master of smart observations, and humorous logic. However, if you do, in fact, watch Girls, then you know that Dunham loves to be in the nude. There’s no safer place for her to do this than by herself, in the privacy of her own home.

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Now that Dunham has an estimated net worth of $30 million, she should find something risque to to toss her purse at.  Online sports betting? No, too juvenile for her.  Poker?  Nope. She’d get bored quickly and pick up her favorite Zadie Smith book instead.
“Why do we need games like Candy Crush if we can just sit here blockin people with our blockin finger?” Dunham once tweeted. So, online arcade games are definitely out.  Hmm, maybe she’s a slot machine girl. Can you picture it?  A barely clothed Lena Dunham sitting in front of her MacBook Air, driving herself crazy while the Slots Alice and the Mad Tea Party slot machine reels spin on the screen and spin her brain into an existential crisis? If she loses, she’ll never tell her friends about it, but if she wins some money, she’s likely to donate all of it to the charity of her choice.

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Shake Up Slim Down Superbowl Breakfast

Nutrilite brought out some big NFL names to Penthouse 45 in NYC Thursday. I was one of the lucky members of the media who spent my  morning taste testing delicious new shake flavors made by Jamal Charles, Kirk Cousins and 3 time Superbowl Champion Mark Schlereth. Jamaal Charles’ shake took first place but Nutrilite kindly awarded checks to all of the participating players charities.  Was such a fun/interactive event. #VALidated

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