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Michael Phelps & Brittny Gastineau: Dating?

Michael Phelps has a new lady in his life – Brittny Gastineau!

The 25-year-old Olympic champion and Brittny, 28, are “really cute together,” a source close to her told People, adding, “It’s just started.”

Over the weekend, Michael and Brittny went shopping at Nordstrom at The Grove before picking up drinks at the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf.

“She thinks he’s a really sweet guy,” the source said. “She understands his athletic background since her dad was an athlete.” Brittny‘s dad, Mark, played for the New York Jets!

Shirtless Michael Phelps Gets Some McLovin'

A shirtless Michael Phelps cools off at the pool at Tao Beach on Saturday (June 19) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

That evening, the 24-year-old Olympian helped actor Christopher Mintz-Plasse (better known as McLovin’ from Superbad) celebrate his 21st birthday at Tao nightclub!

Guests including Ryan Cabrera and Evan Ross sang Happy Birthday, danced and ate cake for Chris‘s birthday.

No more fake Hawaiian IDs for McLovin’!

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Michael Phelps is the Alpha (and the Omega!)

Olympic Gold Medalists Michael Phelps and Alexandre Bilodeau (Canadian freestyle skier) attend the OMEGA Cocktail Celebration at the Fairmont Hotel on Thursday, February 18, in Vancouver, Canada.

Phelps, in town as a spectator for the Winter Olympics, recently talked about golfer Tiger Woods. He told ET, “I think the biggest thing with the Tiger thing [is that] I just want him and his family to take time, and to take time for themselves. I think that’s one of the most important things in life — family — and really being able to have them and have them by your side and have them a part of your life is very special and meaningful. I am wishing him and his family the best.

“And he’s the greatest golfer of all time and you know, I enjoy, I love watching him,” Phelps continued. “Whether he decides to come back or not, that’s his decision. The good thing is, you know him and his family are back together and trying to work things out.”

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Michael Phelps: Swimming Challenge with Shaq!

Cleveland Cavaliers center Shaquille O’Neal (pictured below) has a new reality show called Shaq Vs., which challenges numerous top athletes in their own sports.

In these pictures, Shaq challenges 14-time Gold Medal Olympian and World Swimming Champion Michael Phelps in a series of swimming races before a “standing room only” crowd at Mangione Aquatic Center at Loyola University, Maryland.

Shaq‘s nickname is “Shaq-mu” — like the whale Shamu, get it?

This “Shaq VS Michael Phelps episode will air on Tuesday, September 15 @ 9PM ET/PT on ABC.

10+ pictures inside of Michael Phelps‘ swimming challenge with ShaqMore Here! »

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Michael Phelps Unscathed After Car Crash

Olympic gold medal swimming champion Michael Phelps was involved in a traffic accident in Baltimore, Maryland, on Thursday night, but left unscathed, police said.

The 24-year-old “human dolphin” was reportedly shaken up by the incident in Baltimore and taken to a local hospital as a precaution. Phelps‘ two passengers were also uninjured while the female driver of the second vehicle was transported to a local hospital.

“At this we don’t know, we know that there was a collision. Two cars were driving, they collided at an intersection. We’re going to find out, you know, if alcohol was a factor, we’re going to look at red lights. We’re going to put all that together and like I said AIU (Accident Investigation Unit) is literally is talking to them as we speak,” a police spokesman said.

Michael Phelps Gets Smoked in the Pool

Swimming superstar Michael Phelps comes up short after losing to Paul Biedermann (Germany) in the men’s 200m freestyle final at the 2009 FINA World Championships, held at the Foro Italico in Rome on Tuesday (July 28).

The 24-year-old Olympic gold medalist suffered his first individual defeat in a world competition since 2005. Biedermann won in world record time of 1:42.00 while Phelps took the silver with a time of 1:43:22. The time was slightly slower than his gold medal win (1:42:96) in Beijing.

15+ pictures inside of Michael Phelps getting smoked in the pool… More Here! »

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Michael Phelps: Shirtless Winning Start at Worlds

Michael Phelps celebrates victory in the Men’s 4x 100m Freestyle Final during the 13th FINA World Championships at the Stadio del Nuoto on Sunday (July 26) in Rome, Italy.

“When we come into a meet we have a goal to win all three relays, and I think this is a perfect way to end day one,” the 24-year-old swimming champ said. “Relays are raced as a team, and I think all four guys swam a great race.” (The other three swimmers: Ryan Lochte, Matthew Grevers and Nathan Adrian.)

Other pictures include Phelps in quite the colorful speedo during practice on July 24 and 25.

30+ pictures inside of Michael Phelpsshirtless winning start at worlds… More Here! »

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