Heidi Montag 'thrilled' by her 'authentic' experience on 'Celebrity Wife Swap'

Heidi Montag 'thrilled' by her 'authentic' experience on 'Celebrity Wife Swap'

LOS ANGELES, June 23 (UPI) --"The Hills" reality star Heidi Montag says she was "thrilled" by her "amazing" and "authentic" experience on "Celebrity Wife Swap" with husband Spencer Pratt.
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Olympic medalist Beard engaged

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Olympic gold medalist Amanda Beard says she and her boyfriend, photographer Sacha Brown, are "thrilled" after getting engaged.

Companies offer targeted political ads

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- The two major U.S. presidential candidates are using Internet search habits to send targeted advertisements, experts say.

Miss Texas crowned Miss USA

LAS VEGAS, April 12 (UPI) -- Miss Texas USA Crystle Stewart was named Miss USA 2008 in a gala event Friday night in Las Vegas.
Heather Mills to judge Miss USA contest

Heather Mills to judge Miss USA contest

BURBANK, Calif., March 31 (UPI) -- Former model and "Dancing with the Stars" contestant Heather Mills has been selected to judge the 2008 Miss USA pageant in Las Vegas, NBC announced Monday.

Olympic swimmer Beard 'sexiest' athlete

IRVINE, Calif., July 14 (UPI) -- Amanda Beard, the California swimmer who won seven Olympic medals, has been dubbed sexiest athlete on the planet in the August issue of For Him Magazine.

NY catwalks draw on Olympic inspirations

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Remember those buff, mid-riff baring bodies on the beach volleyball court in Athens?
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Thursday's Olympic Highlights

ATHENS, Greece, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Thursday's highlights at the Olympics:

Peirsol disqualified, reinstated for gold

ATHENS, Greece, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Aaron Peirsol won an Olympic gold medal Thursday night, lost it and then claimed it again to make it a big swimming evening for the United States.

Olympic Medal: Women's 200 Breaststroke

ATHENS, Greece, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Olympic medal winners in the women's 200 breaststroke:

Phelps wins second and third Olympic gold

ATHENS, Greece, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- American swimmer Michael Phelps won his second and third gold medals of the Olympics Tuesday night and had teammate Klete Keller to thank for it.

Olympic Medal: Women's 200 Ind. Medley

ATHENS, Greece, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Olympic medal winners in the women's 200 individual medley:

Amanda Beard demolishes 200-meter record

LONG BEACH, Calif., July 13 (UPI) -- California's Amanda Beard crushed her opponents on the way to demolishing the world record in the 200-meter breaststroke of the U.S. Olympic swimming trials.

Phelps qualifies for another Olympic event

LONG BEACH, Calif., July 9 (UPI) -- Swimming superstar Michael Phelps qualified for his second Olympic event in as many tries Friday night.
Amanda Beard
Two-time Olympic gold medalist and U.S. swim team captain Amanda Beard talks with the press after unveiling a new sexy ad on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) outside the Olympic village in Beijing, July 06, 2008. Beard was protesting against the fur industry. China is the world's leading fur exporter. (UPI Photo/Stephen Shaver)

Amanda Beard (right) with Nastia Liukin backstage at the 2009 Heart Truth fashion show

Amanda Ray Beard (born October 29, 1981 in Newport Beach, California), is an Olympic-level swimmer and model from the United States of America. Beard participated in the 1996 Summer Olympics, 2000 Summer Olympics, 2004 Summer Olympics, and 2008 Summer Olympics, capturing a total of seven medals, the most recent in the 2004 games. She held the world number one ranking of 200 meter breaststrokers in 2003. In U.S. competition, Beard won three 200 meter breaststroke, three 100 meter breaststroke, and two 200 meter individual medley US National titles.

Beard made her first Olympic appearance at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games at the age of 14, while still a student at Irvine High School in Irvine, California. Her youth and shy manner captured the attention of the media, and she was often photographed clutching her teddy bear, even on the medal stand.

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