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Katherine Webb says she is doing SI Swimsuit issue, then deletes tweet

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If a tweet that she sent out and then quickly deleted on Thursday is any indication, Katherine Webb may just be getting started. As The Big Lead pointed out, Webb announced on Twitter that she would be shooting with Sports Illustrated in the future. The tweet came down shortly after it was sent, but a tweet doesn’t have to be live for more than a couple seconds to go viral when you have over 250,000 followers.

Our friend Dave Dameshek — among many others — retweeted it.

In all likelihood, someone from Sports Illustrated asked Webb to remove the tweet. We know the former Miss Alabama has canceled interviews and changed her phone number because of the insane amount of popularity she has gained since Monday night, but I’m guessing she didn’t cancel with SI.

You saw how stunned A.J. McCarron was when reporters informed him that LeBron James and 100,000 other people were following his girlfriend on Twitter. I wonder how he feels about his lady appearing in arguably the most famous swimsuit spread in the world.

UPDATE: In an interview with SI’s Jimmy Traina, Webb confirmed she will be doing the Swimsuit Issue.

Photo credit: Twitter/Katherine Webb

Paulina Gretzky tweets picture of her with boyfriend Dustin Johnson

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In case there were any doubts about whether or not Paulina Gretzky and Dustin Johnson were dating, this picture should confirm all reports.

The Little Great One shared the above photo on her Twitter and Instagram accounts Thursday evening with the caption, “Heading to dinner for my mamas bday.”

Gretzky has been in Hawaii with Johnson all week as he played in (and won) the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, and is now competing in the Sony Open. She followed him as he played his rounds during the day, and the two spent time together at night.

Now he’s already meeting the parents? It must be serious.

Nice pull, DJ.

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Katherine Webb reportedly cancels interviews, changes her phone number

Katherine-Webb-AJ-McCarronKatherine Webb is familiar with what life is like in the public spotlight. As someone who was crowned Miss Alabama USA last year, she wasn’t exactly unknown before she became A.J. McCarron’s girlfriend. However, it sounds like the attention Webb is receiving in the wake of Alabama winning the national championship and ESPN’s broadcasters drooling over her has started to take its toll.

According to TMZ, Webb released a statement on Thursday confirming that she had canceled eight interviews but insisting it was not at the request of McCarron. Earlier in the day, there was speculation that the Alabama star was becoming upset that his girlfriend is receiving more attention than he is.

“I want it to be about me and him,” Webb said in the statement. “He’s a guy I can see myself having a real future with.”

Webb said she decided to cancel the interviews because she doesn’t want her relationship with McCarron being viewed as merely a “celebrity status” thing. Remember, Katherine claims she and A.J. met when they were tagged in a mutual tweet and insists she had no idea he was the quarterback of the best college football team in the country.

A report from the NY Post also says Webb has decided to change her phone number. Donald Trump, who knows Webb through their mutual connection with Miss Universe, said the calls have become too much for her.

“She was forced to change her phone number,” Trump reportedly said. “She was getting thousands and thousands of calls. Katherine has to stay grounded now that she’s become a big star.”

McCarron may have just led the Crimson Tide to its third national championship in four years, but Webb is the talk of the town. If A.J. is unable to get past NFL players hitting on his girlfriend and seeing her face on every tabloid magazine in the country, their relationship could be doomed.

Photo credit: Twitter/Katherine Webb

Katherine Webb and AJ McCarron met over Twitter

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Twitter has become an interesting storyline surrounding the relationship between beauty queen Katherine Webb and quarterback AJ McCarron. Webb’s following on the social media service exploded Monday night, leaving McCarron stunned. She was followed by LeBron James, and hit on by athletes like Aaron Murray and Darnell Dockett. But did you know that Twitter is also the way Webb and McCarron met?

Webb has conducted several interviews ever since her popularity exploded on Monday night thanks to ESPN making her a focus during the BCS National Championship Game. In an interview with Carol Robinson for AL.com, Webb shared the story of how her relationship with McCarron developed, and she revealed that it all began over the social media network.

Webb told Robinson that the two first connected when they were tagged in a tweet by a mutual friend. Webb, who was Miss Alabama USA in 2012, says she did not know who McCarron was at the time.

“I had no idea who AJ was. But I thought he was cute,” Webb told AL.com.

McCarron started following Webb on Twitter, and she followed him back. The two exchanged phone numbers and began to text. Webb then watched McCarron play in the SEC Championship Game, and they met the following weekend when he showed up to a beauty pageant where she gave up her Miss Alabama crown.

“It was kind of cool,” Webb said. “I didn’t know he was coming until about an hour before. The first time I ever saw him, I was walking out on stage and he was on the front row. I was like, ‘Oh Lord.’”

Things moved quickly from that point on. Webb attended McCarron’s graduation in Tuscaloosa the following weekend where she met his family. He met her family the next weekend over Christmas break, which is when the first photo of the two was taken.

Webb is so serious about the relationship she says she is willing to move from Los Angeles, where she was pursuing a modeling career, back to Alabama to be with McCarron.

Though Webb didn’t mind the attention she received from ESPN announcer Brent Musburger and actually defended him, she is bothered by the people hitting on her and not respecting her relationship with McCarron.

“I’ve been getting weird tweets from guys since the game,” she told AL.com. “I really want to tweet back and say, ‘Why are you tweeting me? Don’t you know I am in a relationship?’”

Yes, I’m pretty sure that message was for you, Darnell Dockett.

Photo credit: Twitter/Katherine Webb

Paulina Gretzky and Dustin Johnson may be dating

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Paulina Gretzky and golfer Dustin Johnson may be dating.

Golf Digest’s Alex Myers reported on Tuesday that Gretzky followed Johnson around Kapalua’s Plantation Course in Maui where he was playing in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Myers says the two have been seen together all week in Kapalua, including being out at night together.

Golf reporter Stephanie Wei first mentioned Johnson’s relationship with Paulina over Twitter on Jan. 1, saying, “DJ has really hot new gf named Paulina.”

The gossip report probably comes as a shock for most people, but it really shouldn’t.

Johnson was dating female golfer Natalie Gulbis two years ago. He had a bit of an incident because it was reported that he was dating Gulbis before officially breaking up with his previous girlfriend, Amanda Caulder.

Gretzky was seen getting cozy with LA Kings center Jarret Stoll over the summer. Whatever they had together (if they were together) didn’t last very long. Stoll has been dating FOX TV host/reporter Erin Andrews for the past few months.

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AJ McCarron’s girlfriend Katherine Webb steals the show

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AJ McCarron played the game of his life to help Alabama crush Notre Dame 42-14 to win its second straight national championship and third in four years, but somehow it was his girlfriend, Katherine Webb, who stole the show on Monday night.

The Internet was first introduced to Webb around Christmas when she tweeted a photo of herself and McCarron together for the holiday. The photo sparked speculation that the two were dating. McCarron later confirmed to the media that Webb was his girlfriend, and it wasn’t long before we found out a few details about the young lady.

Webb graduated from rival school Auburn in 2011. She was crowned Miss Alabama USA a year later.

Webb headed to Miami to support her boyfriend during the BCS National Championship Game, but she had no clue what awaited her on Monday night.

With just over four minutes left in the first quarter and Alabama up 14-0, ESPN flashed to a shot of Webb in the stands along with McCarron’s mother, Dee Dee Bonner. All it took was 30 seconds on camera for Webb’s life to permanently change.

ESPN announcers Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit began drooling over the beauty queen:

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Brent Musburger drools over AJ McCarron’s girlfriend (Video)

Brent Musburger may be 73 years old, but he’s not too old to recognize a hot young lady when he sees one. The ESPN announcer and his broadcasting partner, Kirk Herbstreit, absolutely drooled over Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron’s girlfriend, Katherine Webb, when the young lady was shown on TV late in the first quarter of the BCS National Championship Game. The two were also quite impressed with McCarron’s mother, Dee Dee Bonner.

Musburger didn’t offer up a line quite as memorable as his “1,500 red-blooded Americans just decided to apply to Florida State,” but the whole conversation was pretty funny.

“You quarterbacks, you get all the good-looking women,” mused Musburger. “So if you’re a youngster in Alabama, start getting the football around and throwing it around the back yard.”

There actually is some precedent with Musburger reacting to attractive ladies in the stands. Remember the time he discovered Jenn Sterger and the Florida State cowgirls?

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