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Bode Miller Gets Naked in New York


Olympic Skier Bode Miller has a new training regimen, which includes work as a shirtless back waxer and naked sprints through the streets of New York.

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...

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News: Americone Dream, Gay Ski Week, Lou Pearlman, Heat

road.jpg Earth's temperature record "smashed" in January: "The temperature of the world's land and water combined — the most effective measurement — was 1.53 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the 20th-century average of 53.6 for January, breaking the old record by more than one-quarter of a degree. Ocean temperatures alone didn't set a record. That didn't just nudge past the old record set in 2002, but broke that mark by 0.81 degrees, which meteorologists said is a lot, since such records often are broken by hundredths of a degree at a time."

road.jpg Al Gore announces "Live Earth" concerts.

Americonedreamroad.jpg Stephen Colbert gets his own flavor of Ben & Jerry's, Americone Dream. Colbert: "I'm not afraid to say it. Dessert has a well-known liberal agenda. What I hope to do with this ice cream is bring some balance back to the freezer case."

road.jpg Boy band tycoon Lou Pearlman on the run from the FBI? Idolator: "There are now 16 suits pending against Pearlman, seeking a total of $134 million. His alleged transgressions are hard to encapsulate--the Orlando Sentinel has an entire Pearlman archive--but one of the most pressing accusations is that he was running an ambitious Ponzi scheme to bilk investors. Considering the scope of the investigation, we're sure Pearlman will show up soon; in fact, we're guessing you can find him right now at some undisclosed Disney nightclub, where he's eating fistfuls of Mars bars and asking the waiters if they can hit a mid-range falsetto."

road.jpg We win. Keith Olbermann gets "second term" at MSNBC. Contract renewed for four more years.

Becks_1road.jpg David Beckham acts on Instinct.

road.jpg Hallmark to release line of cards referencing sexual orientation: "Hallmark Cards Inc., which has built its $4.2 billion empire on sentiments for life's happier times, is releasing a new line of cards that will speak to those and other situations that the company says have either been ignored by greeting card companies or received only a smattering of attention from niche players...No topics were off-limits, said company spokeswoman Rachel Bolton, noting two cards that could be sent to gay people who have disclosed their sexuality. The cards don't directly refer to homosexuality, only extolling the person to 'Be You' or 'This is who I am' or featuring a rainbow, a symbol of gay pride."

road.jpg Gay ski week at Whistler: a photo gallery. (via slog)

road.jpg Hundreds rally for gay rights in Maryland after state legislators introduce two amendments to ban gay marriage: “When people have to leave the nation of their birth to participate in a basic right of citizenship, we do not have equal justice under the law. When there is hesitation about marriage equality, when there is discussion of setting up a separate but equal — but unequal — system, we do not have equal justice under the law. And we will be here until we get full equality under the law.”

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A Real Ski Bum: Rainer Schoenfelder

Rainer Schoenfelder, an Austrian skier and sometime pop star, lost a bet with his physiotherapist who had been treating him for neck and back pain. He told his therapist that if the pains subsided by Wednesday, he'd ski down Switzerland's Lauberhorn in the altogether.

SchoenfelderWell, his pains subsided and was forced to hit the slopes wearing yellow boots, an orange helmet, and gloves, catching the attention of, well, just about everyone, including a nearby photographer.

Said Schoenfelder: "Somehow I didn't notice the photographer. It was an internal bet and of course the whole thing wasn't planned for the public. I am happy, though, that the pains have eased up and that it was not cold when I honored my debt."

Austria's head ski coach Toni Giger didn't have a problem with it: "I have no problem with nudity in general. I haven't seen the pictures but no one was hurt. ... This was typical Schoenfelder behavior."

I'm sure Schoenfelder's glad that he didn't take a spill.

After the jump, Schoenfelder's ski run...

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