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Tim Tebow Escorts Girl to the Prom...Sort Of

Comstock/Thinkstock(DES MOINES) -- He's one of the most famous faces in sports right now, so what was Tim Tebow doing on the arm of a girl at a prom in Iowa? Just standing there, looking pretty flat, actually -- but that's because high schooler Rachel Bird took a cardboard standee of the quarterback with her to the event Saturday.

Bird's original plan was to reach out to the sports star via Twitter, but when Tebow didn't respond, Bird moved to Plan B.

The Des Moines Register reports her parents weren't on board with her daughter dating a fake football player, but in the end, they were okay with it.

"We wanted her to have fun with her friends and have a nice memory -- and it's definitely something people will remember for years," her mom Carol said of her daughter, who even posed for pics of her date. "She's not usually outgoing like this. She really came out of her shell for this one."

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Chris Harrison Asked Tim Tebow to Star on 'The Bachelor'

John Lamparski/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Will the NFL's most famous bachelor become the next "bachelor"? It's not completely out of the question.

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host Chris Harrison says he's discussed with Tim Tebow the possibility of the Denver Broncos quarterback starring on the ABC series. He told Access Hollywood Live on Monday, “I think he’d be a great ‘bachelor.’”

That may be, but Tebow is probably be too busy to commit to The Bachelor. When asked if Tebow agreed to be on the show, Harrison answered, “He did say yes...but he would never do it" because of his football career.

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Is Taylor Swift Dating Tim Tebow?

Jason Kempin/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Is it "Tebow Time" for Taylor Swift?  There are reports that the country singer has been hanging out with Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow.

According to the New York Post, the two were spotted talking to each other at a pre-Oscars party last Friday night.  Three days later, reports, they were seen enjoying a meal at an Italian restaurant in Century City, Calif.

A source tells the website, "After dinner, he walked her out, and then he walked back in to join two other people.  I think they may have been with their agents."

Swift recently denied she is dating her Lorax co-star Zac Efron.

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Tim Tebow Scores Military Ball Invite

John Lamparski/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- NFL star Tim Tebow is the latest celebrity to be invited to a military ball by one of our service members.

Airman Jamie Walden invited the Broncos quarterback to be her date at the Air Force division’s Military Ball in Shreveport, La. in April.

“Tim Tebow, will you be my date to the 2012 Military Ball, my first-ever Military Ball?” the 20-year-old pleads in a YouTube video posted on Feb. 5.  “I would be the luckiest and happiest girl if you were to say ‘yes' and be my date.  So please say 'yes.’”

Walden also got her mother, along with fellow airmen and other troops, to encourage Tebow to "just say yes."

Although Walden hasn't received a response from the 24-year-old quarterback, he still has some time.  If he does accept the invitation, Tebow would join the likes of Kristin Cavallari, Mila Kunis, and Justin Timberlake, who all accepted YouTube video invitations to military balls.

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Tim Tebow Interested in 'Dancing with the Stars,' Says J.R. Martinez

John Lamparski/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- 2013 could be Tebow Time on Dancing with the Stars.

The most recent Mirror Ball trophy winner, J.R. Martinez, tells he chatted with NFL quarterback Tim Tebow during Super Bowl festivities in Indianapolis over the weekend.

"[W]e chatted about [Dancing with the Stars] for a second," Martinez recalled. "I thought he’d do pretty well on the show!”

When asked if Tebow was interested in competing on the hit ABC dance competition, Martinez replied, "He said, ‘Maybe in a year’. ...That’s pretty much what he said.”

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More Americans Would Prefer to Hang Out with Tim Tebow 

John Lamparski/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow impressed football fans with his last-minute comebacks this past NFL season, and a new survey finds many Americans are so impressed, they want him as a fantasy celebrity friend.

A new survey commissioned by the social network Badoo finds 30 percent of respondents saying they would choose Tebow as the celebrity they most want to hang with, while 20 percent expressed a preference for George Clooney.  Ten percent chose Brad Pitt, six percent selected Ryan Gosling, and four percent named Bradley Cooper.  A small percentage -- less than one percent -- said they would prefer to hang out with Jersey Shore star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino.

Quality “Tebow Time” was the preference of 38 percent of all the men polled, while the women were split between Tebow and George Clooney, with each receiving 24 percent of the female vote.

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Karina Smirnoff Wants to Bring Tebowing to the Dance Floor

ABC/ADAM TAYLOR(LAS VEGAS) -- Dancing with the Stars pro Karina Smirnoff recently celebrated her birthday in Las Vegas and told People magazine her birthday wish would be to have Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow as a celebrity partner on the show.

Smirnoff, who earned the coveted Mirror Ball trophy last fall with actor J.R. Martinez, says, “All I want for my birthday is for Tim Tebow to dance on Dancing with the Stars.”

Smirnoff says, “Tim is a very talented athlete, that was clear when we saw his performance this past season with Denver.  All [that] is missing is to see if he has the dance skills. That would make him an all around athlete and someone that I would love to dance with on the show."

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Katy Perry and Tim Tebow: A Match Made in Heaven?

John Lamparski/WireImage Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Katy Perry and Tim Tebow: Not since Adam and Eve has a couple seemed so divinely meant to be. According to OK! magazine, the newly single pop star’s parents are trying to orchestrate a meeting between her and the Broncos quarterback at their California church.

A source told the tabloid that Perry, who’s getting divorced from Russell Brand, “mentioned on more than one occasion how much she likes Tim.” His selling points: “He’s handsome, charming, intelligent and above all, a good Christian.”

Perry was a Christian pop star before she started singing about kissing girls and liking it. Her parents, Keith and Mary Hudson, are evangelical ministers. Tebow’s Baptist faith has made him a sensation on and off the field.

Reps for Perry and Tebow did not immediately respond to ABC News’ requests for comment, nor did Perry’s parents.

Moving vans were spotted in front of Perry and Brand’s Hollywood Hills home this week. He’s reportedly moving out; she’s keeping the $6.5 million mansion.

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Which Celebs Would Make the Best -- and Worst -- Neighbors?

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(SEATTLE) -- If you could have a celebrity as a neighbor, whom would you choose?  According to the fifth annual Zillow Celebrity Neighbor Survey, 11 percent of participants would like to be neighbors with Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow in 2012.

Celebrity couples Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux received 10 percent and 9 percent of the vote, respectively. Interestingly, 42 percent chose "none of the above," meaning those polled would choose other celebs to live near -- or that even in our star-obsessed culture, we like like our famous faces at arm's length.

The least desirable neighbor of 2011 is the cast of the reality show Jersey Shore, with 28 percent of the vote.  This is the second year in a row they achieved that dubious distinction. Twenty-one percent of respondents said Charlie Sheen would be the worst neighbor, and in third place is Lindsay Lohan, who got 14 percent of the vote.

Here are the Most Desirable Neighbors for 2012:

* Tim Tebow, 11 percent.
* Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt, 10 percent.
* Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux, 9 percent.
* Jennifer Lopez, 6 percent.
* Beyoncé & Jay-Z, 5 percent.
* Nancy Grace, 4 percent.
* Kim Kardashian, 4 percent.
* Other, 11 percent.
* None of the above, 42 percent.

And the Worst Neighbors of 2011:

* Jersey Shore cast, 28 percent.
* Charlie Sheen, 21 percent.
* Lindsay Lohan, 14 percent.
* Kim Kardashian, 13 percent.
* Nancy Grace, 3 percent.
* Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt, 3 percent.
* Anthony Weiner, 2 percent.
* Other, 2 percent.
* None of the above, 14 percent.

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Bill Maher Courts Controversy Over Tim Tebow Tweet

ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua(LOS ANGELES) -- A tweet from liberal commentator Bill Maher has incurred the wrath of conservatives across the U.S., who are now calling for a boycott of his HBO series after Maher slammed Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow.

Maher, after the Broncos lost 40-14 to the Buffalo Bills Saturday, tweeted, “Wow, Jesus just f***ed #TimTebow bad! And on Xmas Eve! Somewhere in hell Satan is tebowing, saying to Hitler ‘Hey, Buffalo’s killing them.’”

Tebow, who has left sports fans in awe of his prowess on the football field, is known to be devoutly religious, and has popularized the term “tebowing” – as in getting down on a knee and praying as events, such as a football game, still unfold around you.

The comment by Maher, who is an atheist and took world religions to task in his 2008 documentary Religulous, led to some colorful backlash, notable from Fox News’ Eric Bolling: “Bill Maher is disgusting vile trash. I can’t even repeat what he just tweeted about Tebow..on Christmas Eve. #straighttohellBill,” a tweet from Bolling read.

Meanwhile, a movement to boycott Maher’s HBO current events show Real Time with Bill Maher is developing across Twitter. The comedian has yet to comment on the controversy.

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