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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 ...

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...

Pictures Of Kobe Bryant & Wife Vanessa Laine Bryant's Huge Rack

7/16/2009 12:51pm EDT
Kobe Bryant Wife Vanessa Laine Bryant pics
Basketball star Kobe Bryant's wife Vanessa Laine Bryant joined her husband at the 2009 ESPY Awards last night in a busty dress that turned heads and raised eyebrows on the red carpet.

Later in the show, Kobe joined LA Lakers teammates Josh Powell, Sasha Vujacic, Luke Walton, and Jordan Farmar on stage to accept the award for Best Team.

But when it came to the Athlete of the Year award, Kobe left empty handed. Gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps prevailed over Bryant and fellow b-baller Lebron James. After winning, Phelps commented, "It's weird. I think swimming has actually finally co...

The Elite Eight Of Basketball Movies

3/16/2009 10:25am EDT
Glory Road
March Madness has arrived! This is the time of the year when people set up betting pools and eagerly watch as their teams try to make it to the Final Four. March Madness is marked by buzz beaters, upsets, blowouts, Cinderella teams who are destined to win the tournament, Underdog teams who defy their critics, and the love and passion for the game of basketball. These underlying moments and themes have all been a major focus of basketball films. In honor of March Madness, we've compiled a list of the best basketball films ever. Here are the Elite Eight:

1. Hoop Dreams (1994)

Any kid w...

Q&A: Tom Arnold On Being A Redneck, 'True Lies' Sequel Rumors & Goldilocks

1/20/2009 9:06am EST
Tom Arnold
Tom Arnold is a sports fanatic, a redneck, and a pretty cool guy. Arnold voices the role of Mac Bear in a new CGI animation film called Unstable Fables: Goldilocks and the 3 Bears, and he talked to Starpulse about this film and other projects that are keeping him busy these days.

1. What's different about this Goldilocks version and the traditional tale?

This is the same close, funny family at its core but with a contemporary storyline. These bears live in this new, contemporary, reality TV Paris Hilton world, but they hold onto their innocence and sense of family, which makes i...

Must-See Movies of 2009

12/26/2008 10:00am EST
As 2008 comes to an end, it is time to close the book on the entertainment experiences that we have had this year. Yes, Transformers blew our minds. Girls, Sex and the City blew your minds. To anyone who watched The Haunting of Molly Hartley, I'm sure you want your money back as well. It is time to put all of that behind us, however, and look forward to a new year, and new movies that none of us should miss.

Defiance (Release Date: 01/16/09)

Director: Edward Zwick

Starring: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber

Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber star in Defiance, the story of three brothers...

Video: Heidi Klum In Bra & Panties Is Our 'Guitar Hero'

11/4/2008 2:20pm EST
Heidi Klum Guitar Hero Video Ad
First we had A-Rod, Kobe, Michael Phelps & Tony Hawk dancing around in their underwear for Guitar Hero World Tour. Now watch Heidi Klum rocking out in her bra and panties. Feel free to hit REPLAY when you're done. You can thank us in the Comments below.

Watch Heidi Klum lingerie for 'Guitar Hero World Tour':

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If you didn't realize, Heidi is imitating the classic scene with Tom Cruise from 'Risky Business'

Watch the original scene below:

A-Rod, Kobe, Phelps & Hawk Dance In Their Underwear For 'Guitar Hero'

10/27/2008 10:53am EDT
Kobe Bryant Michael Phelps Tony Hawk Alex Rodriguez guitar hero
Watch Kobe Bryant, Tony Hawk, Alex Rodriguez and Michael Phelps dancing around in their boxers and pink shirts in this new clip for 'Guitar Hero World Tour.'

Athlete and Celebrity Couples: What Draws Them Together?

9/15/2008 10:45am EDT
Jessica Simpson
Peanut butter and jelly, spaghetti and meatballs, Punky Brewster and mismatched Converse. Some things just go together, like the perennial pairing of athletes and starlets. Why do the athletically inclined always seem to end up with Hollywood's prettiest young things? There must be something aside from the obvious draw of bulging biceps, movie premiers, and the thrill of evading the paparazzi.

The athlete/starlet combination is hardly a new one. Perhaps the most well known, and most romanticized, incarnation took place when Joe DiMaggio fell in love with Marilyn Monroe. Even though th...

Scandalous Celebrity Moments

8/14/2008 9:15am EDT
Paris Hilton
Celebrities are no strangers to scandals, but sometimes they are known more for the elusive incidents rather than their career. Here are the top celebrity scandals:

NBA star Kobe Bryant's sexual assault case in Colorado.

Kobe was arrested in 2003 in Eagle, Colorado at The Lodge and Spa at Cordillera after a nineteen year employee accused him of rape. After Kobe admitted to the sexual encounter and bought his wife an enormous rock so she'd forgive him for cheating on her, the assault case was dropped.

OJ Simpson murder trial.

In June 1994 OJ Simpson's ex-wife Nicole ...

Set Your TiVo For 'Black Magic' - An ESPN Special You Should Check Out

3/14/2008 12:05pm EDT
John McLendon
Barkley. Lebron. Shaq. Kobe. And of course, His Airness, Jordan. Sound familiar?

John McLendon. Clarence "Big House" Gaines. Bob Love. Earl Lloyd. John Chaney. Who?

They're not as familiar to most of us. Many people have never heard of them at all. However, these men paved the way over a very rocky road for the stars we are on a one-name basis with today. Their stories, as well as the stories of other basketball greats, are highlighted in the upcoming ESPN special "Black Magic," a four-hour, two-part film that will be shown on Sunday, March 16th and Monday, March 17th at 8p.m. CS...

Celebrity Birthdays, August 23

8/23/2007 3:00am EDT
Scott Caan
Happy Birthday to Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin (1982), 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 ...

BET To Present 'The Top 25 Fabulous Freaks' Of All Time

6/21/2007 11:49am EDT
BET is about to take viewers on an hour-long freak show with the premiere of "The Top 25 Fabulous Freaks." Debuting Wednesday, June 27 at 10 p.m./ET, BET proves that freaks come out at night by opening the flood gates and showcasing the freakiest people on this planet.

Hosted by the adorable Toccarra Jones and the very freakish John Salley, this "R" rated special will have you rolling on the floor as it counts down 25 individuals that have absolutely No Shame To Their Game.

With a sleek new look, this latest installment of the highly rated TOP 25 series, BET's "Top 25 Fabulous Fr...

Hip Hop 'Beefs' Are Examined on New BET Series

9/28/2006 12:02pm EDT
From the music industry and the sports arena to everywhere in between, “Beef: The Series” explores the pop culture conflicts between rivals in every trade. Rapper The Game's numerous skirmishes have made him an authority on legitimate beef. MC battles like Tupac vs. Biggie have captured the attention and imagination of modern Hip-Hop fans for decades.

But the controversy and personal clashes have expanded beyond music. From Kobe vs. Shaq, to Bow Wow vs. Romeo, BET goes beyond the word on the street to bring you both sides of the story from the people closest to the friction. Sometime...

Celebrity Birthdays, August 23

8/23/2006 3:00am EDT
Rick Springfield
Happy Birthday to Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin (1982), 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 ...

Kobe Bryant Selected For 'NBA 07' Cover

8/22/2006 1:56pm EDT
Kobe Bryant
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today that Los Angeles Lakers guard and eight-time NBA All-Star Kobe Bryant will suit up as the cover athlete and spokesman for NBA ’07, due to hit stores in Fall 2006, exclusively for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and PSP (PlayStation Portable) system.

Having just completed his 10th season with the Lakers, Bryant led the league in scoring with 35.4 points per game and put up the second highest NBA single game point total in history by scoring 81 points against the Toronto Raptors on Jan. 22, 2006.

Drafted in 1996 o...

BET Announces Original Shows for Fall 2006 Lineup

8/15/2006 11:30am EDT
Bow Wow
“Beef: The Series” (Oct. 4) explores the conflicts of America's hottest celebrities. From the music industry and the sports arena to everywhere in between, the show explores the pop culture conflicts between rivals in every trade. Whether it's Kobe vs. Shaq, Bill O'Reilly vs. Ludacris, or Bow Wow vs. Romeo, the controversy is thick and the players are talking in this 6-part series.

“Next Level: Vince Young” (Oct. 4) kicks off a chain of series highlighting the lives of star athletes making a ransition in their careers. In this installment, BET will follow Rose Bowl MVP star quarterback...