Gabby Douglas joins Regina King on The Today Show in New York City on Thursday morning (January 30).
The 18-year-old athlete chatted up the new Lifetime movie based on her life, The Gabby Douglas Story.
The movie follows Gabby (played by Imani Hakim and Sydney Mikayla), who turned her struggles into gold as part of “The Fierce Five” at the 2012 London Olympics. The made-for-TV flick also focuses on her mother Natalie (King), who struggled to meet the enormous financial demands of a gymnastics career while bringing up Gabby and three other children.
The Gabby Douglas Story premieres TOMORROW, February 1st @ 8PM ET/PT on Lifetime.
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Happy Birthday to all of our friends and readers! Check out who else celebrated a birthday this week:
On Monday (December 30), Ellie Goulding turned 27 years old, skateboard Ryan Sheckler celebrated 24, and Beauty & the Beast star Kristin Kreuk rang in 31 years!
Gymnast Gabrielle Douglas celebrated the big 1-8 on Tuesday (December 31). We hope she had a great New Year’s Eve!
Meanwhile, on Wednesday (January 1), singer Jessica Jarrell turned 19 while Brit hottie Jeremy Irvine celebrated his 24th.
The following day on Thursday (January 2), Shelley Hennig turned 27 years old.
Finally, JJJ pal Coco Jones will turn 15 and Twisted‘s Maddie Hasson will celebrate 18 years of age on Saturday (January 4).
Happy birthday again to all the stars this week!
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Gabrielle Douglas dolls up for the premiere of Justin Bieber‘s brand new docu-film Believe held at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on Wednesday night (December 18) in Los Angeles.
The 17-year-old athlete was joined by Roshon Fegan on the carpet.
Last week, Gabby stopped by The Doctors on ABC to surprise one lucky fan, Lola, who still competes in gymnastics despite having achiasma, a form of blindness.
“This is such an amazing moment for me,” Gabby said on the program. “I am star struck, Lola. You are truly incredible. This shows what a mind can do. If you love something and have a passion for something, you won’t let anything stop you.”
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Gabby Douglas is pretty in pink as she attends a meet and greet at the Sony Store on Tuesday (November 5) in New York City.
The 17-year-old gymnast stopped to sign autographs and chat with some fans before heading inside.
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“Traveling around #nyc today w/ @SonyElectronics #VAIOFlip! Come say hi,” she tweeted earlier in the day.
The month before, Gabby got behind the wheel during the Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy held at Northridge Academy High School in Northridge, Calif.
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Gabby Douglas gets behind the wheel during the Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy held at Northridge Academy High School on Monday afternoon (October 21) in Northridge, Calif.
The 17-year-old gymnast kicked off National Teen Driver Safety Week. The annual event helps promote teen driver safety with a focus on distracted-free driving, seat belt use, reducing teens’ access to alcohol and parental involvement.
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“I know that it will take a lot of practice behind-the-wheel, especially driving in big cities,” Gabby shared. “I also feel strongly about encouraging my friends and family to not text and drive.”
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Jennette McCurdy is pretty in purple at the 2013 Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party on Friday night (September 27) in Los Angeles.
The 21-year-old actress, in Armani, took to Twitter earlier this week to send out some thank you messages to her second family after her mother’s funeral.
“Truly thankful to the wonderful friends who showed their support today. My second family @NickelodeonTV has gone above and beyond,” she wrote. “Especially thankful to @DanWarp @MirandaCosgrove @ColtonTran @NathanKress @ArianaGrande @RBWeiner @CameronOcasio @mareecheatham.”
Claudia Lee, Garrett Clayton and Gabby Douglas are also pictured below.
FYI: Claudia wore Danielle Queller Jewelry ring.
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Imani Hakim is set to portray Gabby Douglas in Lifetime TV movie about her life.
The 20-year-old former Everybody Hates Chris actress will join Regina King and S. Epatha Merkerson in the biopic, Deadline reports.
Titled The Gabby Douglas Story, will also star Sydney Mikayla as a young Gabby.
The biopic will tell the story of Gabby, the first African-American gymnast in Olympic history to become the Individual All-Around Champion and the first American gymnast to win gold in both the gymnastic individual all-around and team competitions at the same Olympic games.