Celebrity

RIP: The Pumphouse Gang Writer Tom Wolfe

by The Editors on May 15, 2018

The writer who brought surfing to the masses with his wildly popular essay on the Windansea crew, The Pumphouse Gang, died on Monday May 14, 2018, according to a story in the New York Times.

Tom Wolfe, an innovative journalist and novelist whose technicolor, wildly punctuated prose brought to life the worlds of California surfers, car customizers, astronauts and Manhattan’s moneyed status-seekers in works like “The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby,” “The Right Stuff” and “Bonfire of the Vanities,” died on Monday in a Manhattan hospital. He was 88.

We will miss his wit, eye, and especially his monstrously huge novels that we’ve always loved lugging around. 

[Link: New York Times]

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Tony Hawk’s 50 Birthday Tricks

by The Editors on May 14, 2018

The biggest news in skateboarding over the weekend of May 12, 2018 was that Tony Hawk had rounded the half century mark. And to prove that he’s not slowing down he did this. . . ouch, yet impressive. Here’s to 50 more, Tony. (Follow the jump for a little behind the scenes 720 pain and proof that T-Hawk is not getting soft.)

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Jamie Anderson Dances With The Stars

by The Editors on May 2, 2018

In the quest to turn snowboarding athletes into bonafide celebrities who can then cash in on their cross-over fame with massive endorsement deals, Dancing with The Stars has been a favorite. (Louie Vito made it five weeks). This season it was Jamie Anderson’s turn to spin across the stage in the arms of a professional dancer. Well, sadly, before anyone could develop any kind of love for America’s Slopestyle darling, she got bounced right off the show without even making it to week two. But, hey, she did it with a smile on her face that suggested she just might be glad this little stunt is over.

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It’s A Full Media Shaun WhiteOut

by The Editors on February 8, 2018

Here are just a few of the Shaun White stories that are spinning ’round the Interwebs today. Enjoy #ShaunWhiteOut

This is Shaun White: Success, Fans and Sponsors

Shaun White found similiarities between himself and Michael Phelps in 2014

Shaun White still has tongue stitches from October crash

Shaun White says he has plenty more to show in halfpipe

Shaun White: 10 things you didn’t know about the snowboarding star

The story behind Shaun White‘s perfect 100

Shaun White Goes For Festival Gold With Air + Style

Photos: Shaun White through the years

Bruised, not beaten, White back for another shot at gold

Scotty James fears losing Olympic gold to Shaun White‘s reputation

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Tony Hawk: Latest Slo Mo Guy

by The Editors on February 8, 2018

Apparently watching things happen in super slow motion is a very popular thing. What people will watch on Youtube.com never fails to amaze us. But here is Tony Hawk. And he’s in slow mo and on his way to a million views. Ta duh!

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Shaun White Reads His Life Story

by The Editors on February 6, 2018

Ever wondered just how Shaun White transformed himself from a cute little snowboard kid sessioning the Encinitas YMCA miniramp everyday into a resort-owning, rock and rolling business titan with Olympic and ESPN gold medals swinging from his neck? Well, this fall Mr. White will tell it all in his own words and with his own voice as Houghton Mifflin Harcourt releases his as-yet-untitled memoir on Audible.com. Here’s their pitch:

The memoir will be a radical playbook on how to become a champion. A 3-time Olympian and repeat gold-medalist, and winner of an unprecedented 23 X-Games medals, Shaun White has been a fighter and a pioneer throughout his life, overcoming a congenital heart defect, periodic bouts of depression, and an establishment that didn’t take his sport seriously—until he became a legend and a leader whom everyone had to follow. It will be co-written with Neil Strauss, New York Times bestselling author of The Game.

Why shouldn’t Shaun’s memoir be written by the same guy who wrote the book on pick-up artists and Marilyn Manson’s autobiography, and Jenna Jameson’s How To Make Love Like a Porn Star). Oh, we’re looking forward to this one. For all the official details, please follow the jump.

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Shaun White Something Something

by The Editors on January 16, 2018

Someone told us if we looked very intently at the above photo of Sarah Barthel we would eventually see Shaun White. We’ve tried several times, and . . . nope . . . still nothing!

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Shaun White Joins The Ladies Of The Canyon

by The Editors on December 11, 2017

It is being reported that Shaun White (who was recently selling most of his homes) has purchased half of a “micro-compound” tucked into Laurel Canyon and formerly owned by “celebrated film, television and Broadway composer and lyricist Marc Shaiman“, according to story in Variety.

. . . property records show a corporate entity linked to two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White purchased a 50% undivided interest in the property. Unconfirmed scuttlebutt on the celebrity real estate street is the other half interest was acquired, via blind trust, by the ginger-haired snowboarder’s fashion-savvy musician girlfriend Sarah Barthel, one half of the electro-pop duo Phantogram.

The place reportedly features a “total of 4,304-square-feet with 5 bedrooms and 4 full and 2 half bathrooms divided between two residences and a soundproofed recording studio.”  Sounds like Mr. White is finally settling down in what looks to be an epic, peaceful spot within striking distance of Hollywood. Nice.

[Link: AOL.com]

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A Walk On Water Surfs Malibu

by The Editors on November 13, 2017

On Saturday, November 11, 2017 A Walk On Water (a California-based nonprofit surf therapy organization) held a day of surf therapy for more than 115 special needs children and adults along with their families at Malibu’s Surfrider Beach. The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Anthony Kedis and pro surfer Courtney Conlogue even showed up for the celebration.

Over 115+ athletes participated in surf therapy heats, 200 volunteers and 40 experienced instructors who helped them safely navigate the waves and guided them safely in and out of the ocean. Families, supporters, partners and media filled the beach to cheer on these athletes as they rode some of the most ideal waves and experienced the most beautiful weather conditions than we could’ve imagined. . . The athletes along with their families enjoyed a day of positive energy, cheers, some tears of happiness, restoration and experienced the true healing powers of the ocean.

For the official word from A Walk on Water, please follow the jump.

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Tony Hawk: Esquire Intern?

by The Editors on November 10, 2017

We didn’t really get this whole “pivot to video” comedy attempt exactly. If someone could maybe let us know what “Esquire” is it might help. Anyone?

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