Phelps’ SNL Gig Brings Backlash

NBC is a jealous mistress. Among rumors that Michael Phelps is bedding Stephanie Rice (and whoever else he wants) the peacock station wants to draw their beloved cash-cow back into the warm bosom of their network.

Fair enough, but couldn’t they find a better program than Saturday Night Live to showcase Phelps? The Olympic swimmer will be hosting the first episode of the season, which is sure to get off to a bang considering that most of America has never even heard Phelps speak.


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  • Jason


  • seitan-on-a-stick

    This is just a con to go to David House-Rat’s boring gossip site. It also seems that he’s on a retainer with News Corp. Jealousy is a curse, Queerty!

  • Kevin

    Just keep Michael Phelps in nothing but a speedo all night and all will be well.

  • Jaroslaw

    Hosting Saturday Live is pretty hip, considering how many show biz icons have done it. He’d be in great company…. Should NBC do more? Probably.

  • Darth Paul

    How is this in any way queer/gay-related?

  • Alan down in Florida

    Give the dude some props – his first commercial is for the Rosetta Stone language teaching system and now he opts for SNL to be his first major public appearance. I think that’s out of his comfort zone and very brave. And somehow I think that he really is the funny dork he looks like and will be hysterical on SNL.

  • Marjorie Flores from Ishcombobbido

    “And somehow I think that he really is the funny dork he looks like and will be hysterical on SNL.”

    Somehow? By divine intervention, maybe, and I’m not feeling like a believer today…

    I think he’s going to be even worse than Derek Jeter and that’s saying something.

    Have you seen him interviewed? I don’t think he’s the type that can walk and chew gum at the same time. Then again, with that lisp, if he chewed gum, you’d think he was having an epileptic fit…

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