Channeling those Golds into Acting Careers


First we've got Michael Phelps hosting the SNL season opener and making a cameo in Entourage.


Latest Olympian casting news:


Gymnast Nastia Liukin will be appearing on Gossip Girl and gymnast Shawn Johnson will be making an appearance on The Secret Life of The American Teenager.



Details on both roles are still unknown.


Liukin has also been cast alongside Mario Cantone in "Chalk It Up", a film which I can't imagine will ever make it to a movie theater (I'm assuming it's about gymnastics, but there also are no details on this one yet).


What do you think? Are you excited to see these athletes in a different venue (while simultaneously milking their fame for all it's worth) or do you think they should stick to what we know they're good at?

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Sep 3, 2008 5:57PM EDT

I really like those two girls. Especially Shawn Johnson. She seemed so genuine and smiley!I would have to see what roles they intended to play before commenting though.

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Sep 3, 2008 6:30PM EDT

I really like Shawn Johnson. She looks like a very nice person and she is amazing at what she does.I think it's cool she is trying something new, i'm sure she'll do just fine!Can't wait:-)

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Sep 3, 2008 8:33PM EDT

I definitely got quite fond of both of them during the Olympics. I'm hoping they wouldn't sign on unless they had an inkling for acting, but hey, I can't say it'd be hard to act as well or better than the kids on The Secret Life of The American Teenager (I know, I know.) And "Chalk It Up," well, sounds pretty much in Liukin's wheelhouse, so I think she'll be aokay.

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Sep 4, 2008 9:44AM EDT

first of all, though I'm not from america, I've totally became a fan of both shawn johnson and nastia liukin during the olympics!
as you all have been saying, shawn johnson's a really genuine, gracious and cheerful girl. yes, I'm really sure she's an absolutely nice person. about her being in The Secret Life of the American Teenager, I have no comment because I've never watched the show before. however, I sincerely wish her all the luck in the world in whatever she does.;)
as for nastia liukin, she's gonna appear on Gossip Girl?? oh heck yeah! I wonder when's that. now I would like to see that though it's probably only a cameo role. and she being in a movie, I'm sure she can handle it. after all, apparently, she wants to pursue an acting career after gymnastics, so why not get some exposure now? lol.

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Sep 4, 2008 5:57PM EDT

Also I would like to add to the information a little bit about what ABC family said would be Shawn Johnsons role was that ricky was going to be walking down the hallway at school and then something about that shawn was going to go up to him and start saying something to him which they wouldn't say what it was that she was going to say but they said it was really funny and they cant wait to let us see it but sorry i hope that little bit of info i had didnt spoil it for anyone or make anyone mad but man i cant wait till next week i think shawn is SOOOO GORGEOUS!! haha i wish i was as pretty as her!

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Sep 18, 2008 11:17PM EDT

Nastia totally was in Stick It...back in 05

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