Michelle Beadle downplays feud with Erin Andrews, says industry wants a catfight

Friday was Michelle Beadle‘s last day at ESPN before she moves over to a new job with NBC Sports and Access Hollywood. The day marked not only the end of her time on “SportsNation,” but potentially the end of a longstanding feud with co-worker Erin Andrews.

The rivalry between the ESPN personalities apparently was brought public by the ESPN Book (I never read it) in which Beadle, answering questions in an interview, admitted she watched the Erin Andrews peephole video.

She was pressed about that and more during an interview on The Dan Patrick Show on Friday after Dan slyly introduced the subject by asking if Andrews attended Beadle’s going away party (she did).

“All I did was answer questions that I was asked,” Beadle said of her comments to the ESPN Book. “If being honest was the problem, then I’m sorry for that. All I did was say I saw the video. Apparently you’re not supposed to say that.”

Beadle says she was called in to talk to her ESPN bosses about the interview, but she’s never discussed it with Andrews.

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Erin Andrews, Chace Crawford not dating

Earlier on Monday we shared a report from US Weekly saying ESPN reporter Erin Andrews was dating actor Chace Crawford. The dating report was based on the two being spotted out together a few times. LBS writer Steve DelVecchio decided the report was based on “loose information,” and it looks like his skepticism was warranted.

SI’s Jimmy Traina, who is friendly with Andrews, wrote on Twitter that the rumor is “not true.”

He later wrote on his PM Hot Clicks that “Andrews told me the story is false and they are not dating.”

Either Andrews is downplaying the report because she does not want her love life to be the source of scrutiny in gossip mags, or the magazine took a piece of information and made a big leap with it. If the latter occurred, it wouldn’t be the first time they’ve done something like that.

Erin Andrews reportedly dating actor Chace Crawford

If a double date that involves Erin Andrews and Tony Romo is something that interests you, you may soon be in luck. As we know, Tony Romo is married to former American beauty queen Candice Crawford. According to US Weekly, ESPN’s most celebrated sideline reporter was recently spotted out a couple of times with Candice’s brother, Chace Crawford.

Chace Crawford has been out on “a couple” dates with Erin Andrews, a source tells Us Weekly. “They’re getting to know each other,” the source says of the Gossip Girl actor, 26, and the ESPN sportscaster and Dancing with the Stars alum, 34, who have been spotted out and about at events and cozy dinners in NYC.

Take that loose information for what it’s worth, but it should be noted that Chace and Romo have been known to bro out at a theme park together. If E.A. and the male Crawford — who is known for his role as Nate Archibald in the popular TV series “Gossip Girl” — truly are dating, I wouldn’t be surprised if the four of them become the best of friends in the coming months.

UPDATE: Jimmy Traina if SI Hot Clicks says he spoke with Erin Andrews and she said the rumor is not true. If Jimmy says it, we believe it. So much for that.

H/T Shutdown Corner

Video: Chip Kelly Yells at Fans to Shut Up During Interview with Erin Andrews

Chip Kelly is an intense coach and he doesn’t mess around. When some obnoxious fans were yelling in the background of his postgame interview with ESPN’s Erin Andrews, he didn’t like it. The Ducks coach turned around and yelled at the fans to shut up. Here’s the awesome video:

Correct me if I’m wrong, but Oregon did win that game, right? You wouldn’t have been able to tell from his mood. Although you have to admit, this Chip Kelly is way more exciting than the fun-loving guy who dressed up as the team’s mascot a few years ago.

Thanks to Ben Golliver for the video

Erin Andrews Confronts Fans Over Peephole Video Heckle

Erin Andrews comes across as a level-headed reporter who sticks to her assignments and does her job well. You figure someone as attractive as she is probably has to deal with catcalls, autograph/picture requests, and inappropriateness from fans wherever she goes. She’s probably used to it all and does a good job deflecting it otherwise we’d see videos like this one more frequently.

As The Last Angry Fan points out via Total Pro Sports, if there’s one thing you don’t want to do it’s bring up the Erin Andrews peephole video. Skip ahead to the 2:25 mark in this video to see Andrews confront some fans:

I questioned Andrews’ reaction to the peephole video incident, namely her decision to appear on Oprah’s TV show to talk about it, but it’s hard not to feel badly for her knowing what a sore subject it is. We’ve written about some brutal fan heckling in the past, but it’s clear that invasion of privacy will forever haunt Andrews like little else can. Fellow reporters should be happy it hasn’t happened to them.

UPDATE: Busted Coverage points out this took place at the 2010 College World Series (you can see it’s Rosenblatt Stadium). Still, that doesn’t change that it appears to be an uncomfortable subject for Andrews.

Erin Andrews’ Reebok ZigTech Ad to Appear in Fitness Magazine

A minor stir was caused around Bristol when it was announced that Erin Andrews had signed an endorsement deal with Reebok. The noise was quelled when it was pointed out some of their personalities have an association with Nike, and it appears as if EA and Reebok have moved forward full force. In fact, a print ad with Andrews is set to appear in Fitness Magazine. Here’s how the Erin Andrews Reebok ZigTech Ad will look:

The picture comes to us via The Boston Globe which points out that Andrews is the first female to advertise ZigTech products. The others are Chad Ochocinco, Peyton Manning, and Sidney Crosby. It’s quite an accomplishment for the ESPN reporter and former Dancing With the Stars contestant.

Ranking the Women of the ESPYs

The 2010 ESPY Awards have come and gone without much to do or buzz surrounding the event.  Surprise, surprise.  Seth Meyers was certainly a bright spot.  The host and SNL star killed it with his monologue and told a great Greg Oden joke that flew over almost everyone’s head.  Chris Johnson’s get-up was questionable at best, but there’s at least one in every crowd, right?

Thankfully, the lovely ladies pictured above were in attendance along with plenty of other red carpet jaw-droppers.  With so many woman putting such an extensive amount of effort into making themselves look their best for the occasion, it wouldn’t be fair if we didn’t rank them accordingly.  Therefore, we’ve put together a list of the hottest women at the 2010 ESPYs that I’m sure you can debate until you’re blue in the face.  Here’s what we came up with:

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