LOS ANGELES -- Olympic champion Gabby Douglas basked in the Tonight spotlight and the admiration of fellow guest Michelle Obama, but the teenager already is thinking ahead to 2016.
Host Jay Leno, who noted that Douglas' last name was an anagram for "USA gold," asked Monday if the gymnast intended to compete in the next Summer Games, in Rio de Janeiro.
"Oh, definitely," she said, reaffirming previous statements.
The 16-year-old looked like a winner, dressed in a gold metallic skirt and a fitted, black motorcycle jacket. Her hair, worn in a utilitarian bun during the Olympics, was gathered in a chic ponytail.
Her best accessory were the two gold medals she carried onstage, handing one to Leno and the other to Mrs. Obama for closer inspection.
"I don't even deserve to hold this," Leno said later as he returned it.
Douglas became the third consecutive U.S. athlete and first African-American to win the all-around title. She and her teammates gave the United States its first Olympic title in women's gymnastics since 1996.
Leno asked Douglas about meeting Prince William's wife, who offered her congratulations to the team, including Aly Raisman.
"It was definitely an exciting experience. ... Aly told her she liked her fashion, and she was like, 'Well, I love your leos [leotards],' " Douglas said.
She admitted indulging in post-Olympics fast food to the wrong person: healthy eating advocate Mrs. Obama, who teased the champion.
"You're setting me back, Gabby," Mrs. Obama told her.
"Sorry!" replied the athlete, who confessed to chowing down on a McDonalds' breakfast sandwich to celebrate her victories.
Actor who played Arnold Horshack dies
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- The actor best known as the nerdy high school student Arnold Horshack on Welcome Back, Kotter, died in Florida. Ron Palillo was 63.
Palillo's friend, Karen Poindexter, says Palillo died early Tuesday in Palm Beach Gardens of an apparent heart attack.
Palillo was forever remembered for the character he played from 1975 to 1979 on the ABC sitcom: a nasally Brooklyn teen whose hand shot skyward and who barked out a string of "Ooohs" when a teacher posed a question.