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Sheryl Crow finally comments on Lance Armstrong and his admitted doping.

Entertainment Tonight sat down with singer Sheryl Crow, and asked her about her ex-fiance, former Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, and his recent doping confession.

“I think that honesty is always the best bet and that the truth will set you free,” said Crow. She claims to only have caught “bits and pieces” of Armstrong’s interview with Oprah Winfrey. “To carry around a weight like that would be devastating in the long run.”

Armstrong, 41, and Crow, 50, began dating in 2003 — the same year that Armstrong divorced his wife of five years, Kristin — and split in 2006.

Last year, a report from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency led to Armstrong’s downfall. The shamed cyclist was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and, until now, vehemently maintained his innocence.

During a series of rapid-fire yes or no questions, the retired cyclist confirmed to Oprah last week that he had blood transfusions and used the banned substance erythropoietin (EPO) during his career — particularly during all seven of his Tour de France victories.

I’m not buying for a second that she didn’t watch his entire interview. She only caught “bits and pieces” of the interview? Girl, please. I feel like she KNEW about his doping from back when they were together, and I also believe she lied to authorities when asked about it.

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Posted Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 at 8:08am
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Matthew McConaughey Pissed at Lance Armstrong!

Matthew McConaughey considered himself a good pal of Lance Armstrong‘s, living in the same city and working out together for years…so Armstrong’s doping controversy must have been a tough pill to swallow for the Magic Mike actor!

On one hand, McConaughey can understand why Lance didn’t privately fess up to him…but on the other, it still doesn’t excuse the lies. He was shocked when he heard Lance’s confession… and anger eventually turned to sadness.

Said McConaughey:

“What was he supposed to do? Call me to the side and go, ‘Hey man, I did it but don’t tell anybody.’ Then I would have really had a reason to be pissed off at him, going, ‘You want me to walk around holding this?'”

What a hard place to be in as a personal friend of the biker.  We’re upset because of all this…being a friend must be downright devastating!

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Posted Monday, January 21st, 2013 at 11:11am
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Did Sheryl Crow know about Lance Armstrong’s doping?

Lance Armstrong has now admitted in front of the whole world that he did, in fact, dope during his career, and lied to cover his tracks. How many of you caught his Oprah interview last night? I didn’t catch it (had a Jr. High science fair to attend), but I’ve got it set to record today. From what I’ve read he DID come clean about using drugs during his career, and shockingly, he doesn’t think what he did was wrong. Is this guy delusional? There are some clips from the interview with Oprah below.

Anyhoo – Sheryl Crow dated Lance from 2003 – 2006, which would be the height of his doping. He won two Tour de France competitions during their relationship, so did Sheryl know what he was up to?

Seems everybody in Lance Armstrong’s world knew the truth about the cyclist — that he was cheating his face off — which begs the question … how much did Sheryl Crow know?

Armstrong dated Crow from 2003 ’til 2006 — when they broke off their engagement. During the relationship, Armstrong rode in the Tour de France twice — and won both times.

During Armstrong’s interview with Oprah, he admitted to using every single PED under the sun and blood doping … and acknowledged that everyone who came after him for cheating was right.

Which brings us to Sheryl … who reportedly was interviewed by the feds in 2011 and allegedly provided info in the doping investigation. The Wall Street Journal reported … two sources claimed she knew a lot about the doping situation. Crow has never spoken publicly about the matter.

We reached out to Crow’s agent, who didn’t have a comment … and we tried to find a publicist for Sheryl, but were unsuccessful.

What do you think – did Sheryl know what he was up to? Do we think Lance tried to hide what he was up to?

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Posted Friday, January 18th, 2013 at 11:11am
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Lance Armstrong finally admits to cheating, after YEARS of denying.

Oprah Winfrey sat down with Lance Armstrong yesterday for an explosive new interview, one that lasted 2 and a half hours, and included Lance admitting to doping for several years.

Oprah hinted at the interview this morning on CBS, saying the “intense and emotional” interview took place yesterday in Austin, TX. She said “He did not come clean in the manner I expected, I was surprised. Myself and the whole team were mesmerized and riveted by some of his answers. I think he answered my questions satisfactorily. He was thoughtful and serious and had prepared himself for this moment and at the end of it we were both pretty exhausted. I had a strategy and I went in prepared to have to dig and pull, but he was very forthcoming with his answers.”

Winfrey went on to say that she would leave it to others to decide if the former champion was contrite during the interview, but that she thought he was well-prepared and serious throughout.

It was also revealed today that Armstrong hinted to the fact the use of drugs within the sport is widespread in a meeting with the head of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency last month.

Armstrong is said to have spoken openly to Travis Tygart about doping, claiming it was rampant in all sports, especially NBA football, and that he was being singled out for punishment.

Sources said that at the end of the meeting, during which Tygart refused to soften Armstrong’s lifetime ban for what the agency called the ‘most sophisticated doping program on the planet’, he told him: ‘You don’t hold the keys to my redemption.

‘There’s one person who holds the keys to my redemption and that’s me,’ the source told the Wall Street Journal.

This week, Armstrong begins a public campaign to restore his shattered image, which started yesterday with his no-holds-barred interview with Oprah Winfrey and his tearful apology to staff at his cancer foundation Livestrong.

This whole thing really infuriates me. Not necessarily all the cheating (all thought that’s bad enough) – but all the denying and lying. He denied and LIED for sooooooooooo many years to cover up what he was doing. And thing of all those hundreds of men who never had a shot at winning the Tour de France because of Lance’s cheating. Men who will never have the opportunity to race again. Men whose prime is over. I think the whole thing is just disgusting.

I’m TOTALLY going to be watching his Oprah interview. I have a feeling he’s going to be contrite – and STILL try and take the heat off himself. I’ll be looking for sincereness. Sincerely sorry, sincerely apologetic to everyone he’s cheated.

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Posted Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 at 8:08am
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