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Shaun White, Ryan Sheckler to Compete in Skateboard Event at TD Garden in June

Ryan Sheckler

Ryan Sheckler

Two-time snowboarding Olympic gold medalist Shaun White is taking his act to Boston.  Also known as “The Flying Tomato,” White will compete at the Dew Tour’s Skate Open from June 25-26 at the TD Garden. White owns several X Games medals in skateboarding and plans to compete in the skate vert event at the Skate Open. “Winning my second gold medal at the Olympics was unbelievable, and I’m excited to get back to skateboarding,” White said in a press release from Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports, which is promoting the event. “After taking a year off, the Dew Tour’s Skate Open is the perfect place for me to kick off my summer of skating.” Other skateboarders competing in the event include Bob Burnquist, Bucky Lasek, Ryan Sheckler, Paul Rodriguez, and Andy Macdonald, who grew up in Boston. Tickets for the event went on sale Monday.

Shaun White nailed the Double McTwist 1260 at the Vancouver Winter Games

Shaun White Olympics 2010 Video and Gold Medal Run Impress

Shaun White Olympics 2010 Video and Gold Medal Run Impress

Shaun White Olympics 2010 video and gold medal run impress many.  Shaun White nailed the Double McTwist 1260 at the Vancouver Winter Games, and since his winning moment he’s been the talk of the games.  No one is surprised that White won the Gold Medal in the men’s half pipe event.  He was favored to win before he even set foot in Vancouver, especially after last month’s X Games performance.   Many have tried to pinpoint exactly what makes Shaun White so popular.  Yeah, he’s an amazing athlete with unparalleled talent.  But, there’s something more there that keeps everyone coming back.  For instance, prior to his gold medal run, he spent the day kayaking with friends.  He rested his legs, enjoyed life, and didn’t stress himself out.    Then, there’s his fire red curly hair.  This is likely why he’s dubbed “The Flying Tomato.”   His down-to-earth looks puts people at ease.  There’s nothing fake or pompous about Shaun White.  He could be the guy next door.    If you missed Wednesday’s Olympic performance, you can view a video of Shaun White nailing his signature Double McTwist 1260 here.   In addition to landing the difficult signature move, people have been talking about a “vulgar” conversation that the snowboarder had immediately prior to leaving on his second run.  How “vulgar”? Well, he let a couple of bad words slip – but didn’t say anything that would rate him XXX.

Robert Pattinson, Zac Efron Nominated for Choice Male Hottie Teen Choice Award

taylor-kitschRobert Pattinson and Zac Efron are vying for Choice Male Hottie Teen Choice Award with the likes of Chace Crawford, Jonas Brothers, and Taylor Kitsch.  The list of nominees for 2009 Teen Choice Awards has been unveiled and it sees the likes of Robert Pattinson and Zac Efron being nominated for Choice Male Hottie prize. Both movie heartthrobs vie for the category with fellow actors that include Chace Crawford, Jonas Brothers, and Taylor Kitsch. Zac and the Jonas boys, additionally, are nominated for Choice Red Carpet Icon: Male. Their competitors for the gong include “American Idol” season 8 runner-up Adam Lambert, Justin Timberlake, and Kanye West.  As for Choice Female Hottie Teen Choice Award, the nominees are Miley Cyrus, Megan Fox, Vanessa Hudgens, Beyonce Knowles, and Blake Lively. Miley, in the meantime, is also nominated for the category of Choice Red Carpet Icon: Female. She competes against the likes of Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Rachel Bilson, and Eva Longoria. Beside them all, this year’s Teen Choice Awards also lists senior actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie among its nominees. The celebrity partners are vying for the category of Choice Celebrity Activist.  2009 Teen Choice Awards will be aired Monday, August 10, on FOX. Jonas Brothers have been tapped to serve as both hosts and performers at the 11th annual awards gala. Fans ages 13-19 can vote once each day for their favorite in movie, TV, music, and other categories starting from today at Teen Choice Awards 2009.

List of 2009 Teen Choice Awards Nominees in Sports and Other Categories:

Choice Male Hottie
Chace Crawford
Zac Efron
Jonas Brothers
Taylor Kitsch
Robert Pattinson

Choice Female Hottie
Miley Cyrus
Megan Fox
Vanessa Hudgens
Beyonce Knowles
Blake Lively

Choice Web Star
Will Ferrell
Fred
Perez Hilton
Ashton Kutcher
Andy Samberg

Choice Red Carpet Icon: Male
Zac Efron
Jonas Brothers
Adam Lambert
Justin Timberlake
Kanye West

Choice Red Carpet Icon: Female
Rachel Bilson
Miley Cyrus
Selena Gomez
Demi Lovato
Eva Longoria

Choice Comedian
Dane Cook
Kathy Griffin
George Lopez
Amy Poehler
Andy Samberg

Choice Celebrity Activist

Leonardo DiCaprio
Angelina Jolie
Hayden Panettiere
Brad Pitt
Natalie Portman

Choice Athlete: Male
David Beckham
Kobe Bryant
Roger Federer
Michael Phelps
Tiger Woods

Choice Athlete: Female
Shawn Johnson
Nastia Liukin
Danica Patrick
Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor
Serena Williams

Choice Action Sports Athlete: Male
Paul Rodriguez (Skateboarding)
Ryan Sheckler (Skateboarding)
Kelly Slater (Surfing)
James Stewart (Motocross)
Shaun White (Snowboarding)

Choice Action Sports Athlete: Female
Gretchen Bleiler (Snowboarding)
Torah Bright (Snowboarding)
Stephanie Gilmore (Surfing)
Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins (Skateboarding)
Carissa Moore (Surfing)

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