From the pool to the fairway: Most-decorated Olympian Michael Phelps is swapping the pool for a chance at par. Phelps, 27, is set to star in next season’s Golf Channel series, “The Haney Project,” TV Guide reports. “I think I will be able to shift my competitiveness to anything I put my mind to,” Phelps said in a statement, “I want to play all the world’s great golf courses, but I’d like to play them well.”
The show is hosted by Tiger Woods’s former coach, Hank Haney. One celebrity is featured each season trying to conquer some of the world’s most difficult courses. Previous competitors have included Charles Barkley, Ray Romano and Adam Levine. Phelps will be the celebrity for the show’s fifth season that is slated to start shooting in September.
A Baldwin to the recue: Stephen Baldwin, 46, assisted a woman who was suffering a seizure at Manhattan’s Peninsula Hotel on Thurday night, the New York Daily News reports. The “Celebrity Big Brother” cast member rushed to the young woman’s aid at the hotel’s bar after she fell to the floor in convulsions. Baldwin reportedly knelt by the woman, said a few prayers and stayed by her side until the seizure ended. A nurse soon arrived and was able to revive the woman, who was not identified.
Born: A son to a former Man of Steel, Brandon Routh, and his wife, actress Courtney Ford of “Parenthood,” on Friday, E! News reports. Routh, 32, and Ford, 34, named their first child together Leo James. Routh and Ford met in 2003 while he was working as a bartender in Hollywood. The couple wed in 2007.
— Rachel Lubitz, from staff reports and news services