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Which NBA Player Could Lose His Spot On Team USA For The 2016 Olympics?

12/5/2015 7:42pm EST
Kobe Bryant's Performance Struggles Could Cost Him Team USA Spot
Kobe Bryant might lose his free pass onto the USA Men's National Team due to his recent lackluster performances.

Jerry Colangelo, the team's head coach, says Bryant will have to earn his spot like everybody else. Colangelo told USA Today:

“When I was approached originally about Kobe's interest in potentially playing in the Olympics — this goes back early last summer, I guess, or spring — and the concept being that it would be great to end a career, win a gold medal and ride off into the sunset. That was just thrown my way by his agent, Rob Pelinka. I just took it in and I said, ‘Rob, I ...

Kobe Bryant Gives Advice To Dwyane Wade’s Son

11/11/2015 7:06pm EST
Kobe Bryant's Advice To Dwyane Wade’s Son: 'If You’re Going To B
Kobe Bryant offered some advice to Dwyane Wade’s son after the Los Angeles Lakers loss to the Miami Heat game. Bryant was in a very good mood afterwards. He took a moment to have a laugh with Wade and his tween son, Zaire.

Bryant and Wade took a moment to talk about Zaire's playing career. Wade says he doesn't think his son shoots as often as he should. Kobe, who knows something about that, encouraged Zaire to shoot more. If, he wants to be like his "Uncle Kobe."


Kobe Bryant offered some advice to Dwyane Wade’s son after the Los Angeles Lakers against the Miami Heat game. 


Could This Be Kobe Bryant’s Last Year?

11/9/2015 5:38pm EST
Byron Scott Says It Could Be Kobe's Last Year
Kobe Bryant has informed his Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott that this year could be his last.

“We’ve talked about it a few days ago. Talked about it again and his feeling was, ‘Coach, this might be my last year. So if possible I would like to try to play every game,'” Scott said.

On Sunday, Bryant and New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony embraced at the end the Lakers game against the Knicks. It could have been a sign that it is the last time the two will play each other in Madison Square Garden. Bryant has never been one to show warmth to his opponents before. Even close frien...

Why Did Kobe Bryant Turn Down Wearing ‘Hoops For Troops’ Socks?

11/6/2015 12:28pm EST
Kobe Bryant Turns Down Wearing NBA 'Hoops For Troops' Socks
Kobe Bryant has opted out of wearing the NBA's military Hoops for Troops socks for non-political reasons.

On Tuesday, every Los Angeles Laker wore the NBA's special red, white and blue socks to pay tribute to the troops.

#Lakers https://t.co/YS6GUKkLDF pic.twitter.com/Ng9T74siuY

— Lakers Report (@lakers_fanly) November 5, 2015

Wearing the socks is optional for players. However, people quickly noted that Bryant was the only Laker wearing plain white socks. While Jameer Nelson of the Denver Nuggets also opted out.

According to TMZ's sources, Bryant favors quarter-length socks wh...

Los Angeles Lakers Had Altercation

11/6/2015 7:58am EST
Los Angeles Lakers Had Altercation Near End Of Loss To Denver Nu
Los Angeles Lakers Coach Byron Scott revealed his Lakers had “a little bit of a verbal altercation" Tuesday night near the end of the team's 120-109 loss to the Denver Nuggets.

Scott isn't concerned over the incident. In fact, his reaction is the opposite. He's glad his players are angry because it shows passion.

“That’s good,” Scott said. "They tell me that they care. I want to see more fight in our guys. We want to try to stop the bleeding as soon as possible.”

“A few guys discussed [the loss] in a very angry way, he says. "If they just sat on the bench with a smile on their face, I ...

Kobe Bryant Not Happy Over Lamar Odom's Overdose

11/5/2015 8:34am EST
Kobe Bryant Is Furious With Lamar Odom For Overdose
Kobe Bryant is furious with former teammate Lamar Odom for his Las Vegas overdose, reveals Metta World Peace in a new interview.

"When Kobe found out Lamar was in the hospital, he was furious. I was in tears. It was right before a game," World Peace recalled. World Peace has known Odom since he was 11-years-old. They grew up together in Queensbridge, New York.

World Peace was also asked about Master P's comments. The rapper told TMZ that Bryant could have helped prevent Odom's overdose by getting him a roster spot with the Los Angeles Lakers.

"Kobe has nothing to do with Lamar being in...

Why Was Kobe Bryant Given The Day Off?

11/3/2015 1:32pm EST
Kobe Bryant
The Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott gave Kobe Bryant the day off because he was "really angry with himself."

Bryant's Lakers are 0-3. Bryant missed 12 of the 15 shots he took during the Lakers Sunday's loss to the Dallas Mavericks. Bryant was extremely frustrated after the game, saying, "I just can't make a shot."

"I said, just stay away from the gym today," Scott said after the team's practice. "Just spend some time with your kids and family and get basketball off your mind for 24 hours if you can -- which I don't think he can -- and then come in tomorrow fresh and we'll go from t...

Master P Unleashes On Kobe Bryant And Lamar's In-laws

10/16/2015 10:13am EDT
Master P
Master P is not a fan of Kobe Bryant -- off the court.

The No Limits Records CEO/rapper believes the show of support for Lamar Odom from the Los Angeles Lakers leader and the Kardashian reality TV stars of KUWTK is "phony." The Black Mamba responded on Twitter to the allegations from P in Kobe-style.

Bryant posted a message on his social media account just 12 hours after falling victim to a verbal attack. He doesn't mention Master P by name, but it's clear who he is referring to.

#justpray pic.twitter.com/anLldzod6I

— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) October 15, 2015

P, real name, Percy...

Whose Look Did Kobe Bryant's Wife Steal?

12/29/2014 8:46am EST
Vanessa Bryant xmas card
Stars love to show off their fashion on the red carpet and off, and Kobe Bryant's wife Vanessa is no exception.

The Bryant family posed for its annual Christmas card, and Vanessa rocked a stunning black sequined gown—known as the Black Widow—created by famous designer Michael Costello.

If you're wondering why it looks familiar, that's because it's the same dress Beyonce wore during her "Mrs. Carter" world tour. The gown reportedly sells for $6,500. If you're going to celebrate Christmas, celebrate big!

The basketball star and his wife are pictured with their daughters Natalie, 11, and G...

These Celebrities Have An Amazing Talent

11/4/2014 2:37pm EST
C'est Magnifique! Celebs Who Speak Three Or More Languages
Many celebrities are bilingual, but those who speak three or more languages are even more impressive.

Salma Hayek Pinault ("Frida," "Puss In Boots," "Grown Ups") was born in Mexico, and her native language is Spanish. She also speaks English, Portuguese and Arabic fluently. She is married to French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault, so we suspect she speaks his language as well. But she's modest. She told David Letterman in 2013: "My French is just a humiliation every time I try to do it...I'm just not good at it."

Viggo Mortensen ("Lord of the Rings," "Hidalgo," "A History of Viole...

Athlete Eye Candy - The Sexiest Legs, Butts & Abs In Sports

4/24/2014 3:00am EDT
Athlete Eye Candy - The Sexiest Legs, Butts & Abs In Sports
Not suprisingly, professional athletes have some of the best bodies in the world. They train daily to make sure their legs, arms, and abs (and other parts) are in peak physical condition. They don't just work out to look good - they work out to win.

Russian beauty Anna Kournikova has spent the last few years playing exhibition matches after retiring from competition at age 21 due to back and spinal injuries. Despite her lack of professional status, she is still one of the hottest athletes in the world.

She is known just as much for tennis as she is for her relationship with singer Enrique...

50 Cent And Meryl Streep Have A Blast At Knicks Game

1/27/2014 5:03pm EST
50 Cent and Meryl Streep
50 Cent gets all the ladies - including three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep.

The rapper and the actress were spotted together have an awesome time at yesterday's Lakers-Knicks game in New York, smiling and holding hands for cameras while they sat in the front row.

50 Cent, dressed in New York Jets colors and a beanie, uploaded a photo of himself next to arguably one of the greatest actresses of all-time with the caption, "Man I got a good life man lol."

The rapper also posed with Lakers star Kobe Bryant and Streep, putting on their best rap album cover poses. 50 Cent wrote, "T...

Kobe Bryant Scolds Fan For Using 'Gay,' Defends His Wife

2/12/2013 1:07pm EST
Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant may have spent as much time defending on Twitter as he did on the basketball court recently.

After a user called another "gay," Kobe replied;

Just letting you know@PacSmoove @pookeo9 that using "your gay" as a way to put someone down ain't ok! #notcool delete that out ur vocab

— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) February 11, 2013

It was then pointed out that Kobe once called an NBA ref a derogatory word a few years ago during a game. He responded, "exactly! That wasn't cool and was ignorant on my part. I own it and learn from it and expect the same from others."

However, that was...

Kobe Bryant's Divorce Is Officially Off

1/13/2013 7:15pm EST
Vanessa and Kobe Bryant
Basketball superstar Kobe Bryant's divorce is off - his wife Vanessa has filed documents to end the break-up.

The model filed for divorce in December, 2011, but appears to have had second thoughts a year later.

The former couple was spotted at 12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief last month in New York and sources tell TMZ.com the Bryants spent New Year's Eve together.

The couple has two young daughters.

Paris Hilton & Five Other Celebs Who Were Caught Making Anti-Gay Comments

9/21/2012 4:30pm EDT
Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton got herself into a pickle this week by slamming gays who use the Grindr app, which allows people to "find local gay, bi and curious guys for dating or friends." A taxi cab driver recorded her saying about gay men, "They’re disgusting. Dude, most of them probably have AIDS."


The socialite immediately released a statement, which reads in part: "I was having this private conversation with a friend of mine who is gay and our conversation was in no way towards the entire gay community. It is the last thing that I would ever want to do and I cannot put into words how much ...

12 Cheating Celebrities

8/3/2012 5:09pm EDT
Jesse James & Sandra Bullock
With all the temptations in Hollywood, it's not unusual for someone in a committed relationship to stray. In fact, these days it seems quite common for stars to cheat.

Sometimes actors begin their affairs while on the film set far from home. Other times they're marriages are failing, and they find new partners to make them happy.

Whatever the reason, people cheat. And if you happen to be famous, the world often hears about it.

Sandra Bullock took a chance when she married Jesse James. His first wife was a porn star, after all. Sandra and Jesse wed in 2005 and James' infidelity was expos...

Kobe Bryant's Wife Calls Off Divorce

6/12/2012 8:03am EDT
Kobe Bryant
Basketball superstar Kobe Bryant and his wife have reportedly called off their divorce.

The Los Angeles Lakers guard is said to be working on a reconciliation with Vanessa Bryant, who cited irreconcilable differences when she filed for divorce in Orange County, California in December.

Vanessa, who stood by her husband during an infidelity scandal in 2003, was due to submit final papers to make the split official this weekend but TMZ.com reports she has no plans to sign the documents.

The Bryants married in 2001 and have two young daughters.

Reality Shows We Would Love to Watch

1/21/2012 1:00pm EST
Saved By The Bell
It seems like there is a reality show for everything these days. From people who bid on storage spaces to bounty hunters and hoarders. Why not class up our favorite guilty pleasure and add a few more reality programs to our lineup?

Here is a list of some reality shows we would love to see on air:

Still Saved By the Bell- Put Lisa Turtle, Mr. Belding, AC Slater, Zack Morris, Jessie Spano, Kelly Kapowski and Screech Powers in a house comparable to the Hollywood Hills Bachelor house, fill it with booze and hello, Friday night! Can you imagine what drama would go on after all those years of b...

Kobe Bryant's Wife Vanessa Files For Divorce

12/17/2011 8:29am EST
Kobe Bryant and wife Vanessa
After 10 years of marriage, Kobe Bryant's wife Vanessa has filed for divorce. She cited "irreconcilable differences" for the split from the Los Angeles Lakers star.

Vanessa stood by her man in 2003 after he was accused of sexual assault and admitted to having an affair.

The rumor is Kobe continued to be unfaithful to his wife. A source told TMZ, "She's been dealing with these incidents for a long time and has been a faithful wife, but she's finally had enough. This one is the straw that broke the camel's back."

The couple released a statement: "We ask that in the interest of our young ...

Celebrity Birthdays - August 23, 2011

8/23/2011 3:00am EDT
Kobe Bryant
Happy Birthday to:

NBA superstar Kobe Bryant (1978)

The Strokes lead singer Julian Casablancas (1978)

Actor Scott Caan (1976)

Crazy Town singer Shifty (1974)

"Star Wars Episode I" actor Ray Park (1974)

Actor River Phoenix (1970; d. 1993)

Actor/comedian Jay Mohr (1970)

Singer/soap star Rick Springfield (1949)

"Cheers" actress Shelley Long (1949)

British actor David Robb (1947)

Late Who drummer Keith Moon (1947; d. 1978)

"I Dream Of Jeannie" actress Barbara Eden (1934)

Actress Vera Miles (1929)

Singer Tex Williams (1917; d. 1985)

"Singin' In The Rain" star Gene Kelly (1912; d. ...

NBA Fines Kobe Bryant $100,000 For 'Offensive & Inexcusable' Slur

4/14/2011 8:28am EDT
Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant has been fined $100,000 by high-ranking basketball officials for using a derogatory homophobic slur during the telecast of an end-of-season game on Tuesday night.

Bryant has apologized for his outburst, insisting he never meant to offend the gay and lesbian community - but his statement wasn't enough for National Basketball Association (NBA) bosses.

Calling the Los Angeles Lakers star's on-court comment "offensive and inexcusable", league commissioner David Stern announced the fine on Wednesday.

Stern says, "While I'm fully aware that basketball is an emotional game, such a d...

Kobe Bryant 'Meant No Offense' With Court Outburst

4/13/2011 9:44pm EDT
Kobe Bryant
Basketball star Kobe Bryant has publicly apologized for uttering a gay slur during a heated game on Tuesday, insisting he didn't mean to cause offense to anyone.

The Los Angeles Lakers player was slapped with a technical foul during a game against the San Antonio Spurs, prompting him to verbally berate the referee with the use of a homophobic term.

His actions were condemned by the president of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) on Wednesday and now Bryant has expressed his sorrow over his controversial remarks.

A statement from the superstar reads, "What I said last n...

Kobe Bryant Caught Using Homophobic Slur? Human Rights Group Responds (Video)

4/13/2011 11:25am EDT
Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant is under fire after allegedly mouthing a homophobic slur towards a referee last night. Bryant was given a technical foul for arguing a call by Bennie Adams. Broadcast cameras then captured Bryant's reaction as he sat on the bench.

Kobe yells "Bennie" to first get the ref's attention, then apparently mouths the words "f---ing f--got." The broadcast then quickly cut to a different camera. Watch video of the altercation below.

The Human Rights Campaign tells TMZ, "What a disgrace for Kobe Bryant to use such horribly offensive and distasteful language, especially when ...

Kobe Bryant Is The First Athlete On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

2/22/2011 8:50am EST
Kobe Bryant
Basketball hero Kobe Bryant made Hollywood history on Saturday when he became the first athlete to be honored on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The Los Angeles Lakers star cemented his legacy by leaving his handprints outside of the landmark Grauman's Chinese Theater this weekend, with his wife Vanessa and their two daughters by his side.

He told "Entertainment Tonight," "I never in my wildest dreams thought this would be possible."

And Bryant celebrated the big honor on the court at the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, proving his sporting dominance by scoring 37 points for the Western Confere...

Justin Bieber Named MVP of NBA All-Star Celebrity Game (Video)

2/20/2011 12:00pm EST
Justin Bieber MVP
Justin Bieber has proved he's a force to be reckoned with in the charts and on the basketball courts - he was named the most valuable player (MVP) at the NBA All-Star celebrity game on Friday night.

The "Baby" hitmaker was part of the starry line-up, which also included actor Zachary Levi, R&B singer Trey Songz and Mariah Carey's husband Nick Cannon.

Bieber scored eight points for his team to claim the MVP trophy - even though his side lost the game 54-49.

During the match, Bieber joked, "I'm just running back and forth. I'm controlling this whole team. I'm just kidding."

After the game...

Kanye West To Star With Bruce Willis In 'The Black Mamba'

2/2/2011 8:42am EST
Kanye West
Rapper Kanye West is set to show off his acting talents alongside Bruce Willis in a new film about basketball superstar Kobe Bryant.

The hitmaker will make his film debut in "The Black Mamba," a project directed by "Sin City's" Robert Rodriguez and produced by bosses at sports giant Nike.

Los Angeles Lakers icon Bryant will also star, in addition to "Machete" actor Danny Trejo.

Plot details have yet to be released, although West will reportedly play the antagonist in the movie.

But "The Black Mamba" won't be heading to the big screen - it's part of a promotional campaign for Bryant's ne...

Jon Stewart Claims Top Spot On AskMen's Most Influential List, Tiger Woods & Robert Pattinson Don't Make Cut

10/26/2010 10:28am EDT
Jon Stewart
AskMen today announced the results of their annual reader survey: the Top 49 Most Influential Men of 2010, with Jon Stewart from The Daily Show claiming the No. 1 position after over half a million votes were cast. Now in its fifth year, the Top 49 Most Influential Men challenges AskMen's 16 million monthly readers to determine which male figures have made the biggest impact, and ultimately, shaped what it means to be a modern man in 2010.

The 2010 list of influencers honors men who have broken convention across the worlds of business, politics, technology, media, entertainment and lifest...

Nike Launches Epic World Cup Ad Campaign

5/21/2010 10:14am EDT
Nike Launches Epic World Cup Ad Campaign
With the World Cup less than a month away, Nike has kicked off (pun extremely intended) its advertising campaign with an absolutely epic commercial titled “Write the Future.” Featuring global soccer stars like Didier Drogba, Wayne Rooney, Franck Ribery, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Landon Donovan, the commercial is a three minute cinematic experience directed by Alejandro Inarritu, the man responsible for “21 Grams” and “Babel.” There are cameos by Kobe Bryant, Roger Federer, and even Homer Simpson, making this commercial’s scope go far beyond anything we have ever seen.

Also intriguin...

Top 5 TV To Watch, Nov. 8-14, 2009

11/8/2009 12:10pm EST
George Lopez
Another man is making his mark on late night this week. George Lopez, popular comedian and television star, premieres his new show, "Lopez Tonight" on Monday. The show, a milestone for late night, will feature audience interaction and celebrity guests. First up: Eva Longoria Parker and Kobe Bryant.

"Seth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show" - FOX - Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009

If you love "Family Guy," listen up! Not only will you get to see new episodes of your favorite animated series this Sunday, but on that very special night viewers will get to see a live-action version, courtesy of "F...

Celebrity Birthdays, August 23

8/23/2009 3:00am EDT
Scott Caan
Happy Birthday to The Strokes lead singer Julian Casablancas (1978), LA Laker Kobe Bryant (1978), actor Scott Caan (1976), Crazy Town singer Shifty (1974), "Star Wars Episode I" actor Ray Park (1974), actor River Phoenix (1970; d. 1993), actor/comedian Jay Mohr (1970), singer/soap star Rick Springfield (1949), "Cheers" actress Shelley Long (1949), British actor David Robb (1947), The Who drummer Keith Moon (1947; d. 1978), novelist Nelson DeMille (1943), "I Dream Of Jeannie" actress Barbara Eden (1934), actress Vera Miles (1929), singer Tex Williams (1917; d. 1985), and "Singin' In The Rain...