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Cam Newton Talks About His Friendship With Michael Jordan

2/4/2016 1:07pm EST
Cam Newton
Last month the NFL Network reported that Cam Newton turns to living basketball god Michael Jordan for advice.

During Super Bowl Media Day (or week), Newton talked about the mentorship he's built with Jordan. Newton said that Jordan got his reputation for being able to perform at the highest level.

“He’s a busy man, as you can probably imagine,” Newton said. “Anytime I get an opportunity to speak to him, obviously it’s cherished.”

Marshall Faulk said that Newton goes to Jordan for advice about winning and overcoming obstacles.

“Cam and Mike have formed this relationship which is rea...

Which Sports Legends Spent Christmas Together?

12/28/2015 9:37pm EST
Michael Jordan
It seems that Michael Jordan and Derek Jeter spent some quality time together this holiday season.

Jordan and Jeter were spotted together at a blackjack table in the Bahamas the day after Christmas.

Josh Harris and Hannah Davis were present as well. Davis sat on Jeter's lap.

According to an observer, Jetes and MJ put down some serious money too.

Jeter and MJ wager between 1-5 grand per hand in blackjack#dayafterchristmas

— Greg Perna (@PernaWins) December 27, 2015

It seems that both legends are enjoying retirement.

Michael Jordan Pays Respect To NBA Legend

12/28/2015 8:06pm EST
Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan shared a special message with Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers before his final game in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Before Bryant took the floor at the Time Warner Cable Arena, a video from Hornets owner Michael Jordan played on the big screen.

Michael Jordan pays his respects to Kobe Bryant before his final game in Charlotte. #Legends https://t.co/7W1jKpGTvN

— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 29, 2015

Kobe Bryant is the closest thing to Michael Jordan since Michael Jordan. MJ really acknowledges this in the video which probably means a lot to ultra-c...

Steph Curry Is Being Compared To Michael Jordan

11/13/2015 12:26pm EST
Kevin Garnett Compares Steph Curry To Michael Jordan
On Thursday night, Stephen Curry scored 46 points against Kevin Garnett's Minnesota Timberwolves. The Golden State Warriors came out with the win, obviously.

You can watch every one of Curry's baskets here.

KG took notice of the performance. He compared Curry to the guy, Michael Jordan.

"Like Michael Jordan was a whole other thing, this guy is his own thing," Garnett told ESPN's Brian Windhorst. "It's beautiful for basketball."

The Golden State Warriors are undefeated this season with a record of 10 - 0. The best in the league. They are looking pretty 1995-6 Chicago Bulls right now....

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Said Michael Jordan Missed A Crucial Chance To Speak Up

11/4/2015 1:43pm EST
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar On Michael Jordan: 'He Took Commerce Over Co
NPR's Michel Martin spoke with former Los Angeles Laker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at an event in Washington, D.C.. The reporter asked the basketball legend if he had ever paid a price for speaking out on social and political issues.

"I did," said Abdul-Jabbar. "But sometimes you can't pick or choose. When something happens, it doesn't matter if it's convenient or not — if it's time to speak up, you have to speak up. You can't be afraid."

During the interview, talk shifted to Michael Jordan. An athlete who famously never spoke out on civil and human rights. Jordan was once asked to endorse Harv...

We Are The World: Breaking Down The Great Celebrity Supergroup Charity Singles

5/19/2014 5:00pm EDT
We Are The World: Breaking Down The Great Celebrity Supergroup C
Since the mid 80s, there have been several one-off supergroups brought together to raise money for a great cause. While we applaud the efforts of the celebrities involved, we can't help but poke fun at them for being, well, celebrities. Join us as we break down the great celebrity supergroup singles.

USA for Africa - We Are the World

- Disassociated Star: Michael Jackson

- Star Who Doesn't Fit In: Dan Aykroyd

- Star With Barely Any Face Time: John Oates

The momma of them all, predating everything but Band Aid. Still, USA for Africa created all of the themes you see in charity music v...

16 Hollywood Stars & Their Supercars

4/25/2014 3:00pm EDT
16 Hollywood Stars & Their Supercars
Honda. Ford. Chevy. These are all household names. We see them every day driving to work, or while going to grab a cup of coffee on the corner, or from our office window. They don't do anything special to really grab your attention - they just exist to get us from point A to point B. And for most of us, that's just fine.

But for those who can afford it, vehicles offer something else - status. And those vehicles are fast and loud, and they grab -no- command attention wherever they go. Whether it's through sleek, formula 1-like styling, or monstrous engines that roar like lions and move like...

Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2013

1/3/2013 11:08am EST
Brad Pitt
The biggest and most memorable event of 1963 was the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, its 50th anniversary will be marked on November 22. The civil rights movement was in full swing as Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I have a dream" speech and the Vietnam conflict had begun. Gas was 29 cents a gallon and the average cost for a new home was $12,560.

Also that year, the Beatles released their first album 'Please Please Me.' Notable films released in 1963 were The Great Escape, From Russia with Love, The Birds, Cleopatra and The Pink Panther. Popular TV shows included, The A...

Happy 70th Birthday, Muhammad Ali

1/17/2012 8:42am EST
Muhammad Ali
'The Greatest' boxer the world has ever seen is 70 today - happy birthday Muhammad Ali.

Born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr in 1942, he took up boxing at the age of 12 and winning the Olympic gold in Rome in 1960, before he won the world heavyweight title.

He was stripped of his heavyweight crown in 1967 for refusing to fight in the Vietnam war, but went on to regain his title and become the first and only three-time lineal World Heavyweight Champion.

The sports legend, who changed his name when he converted to Islam, will be forever known for his notorious bouts with Joe Frazier and Georg...

Michael Jordan Engaged

12/29/2011 9:22pm EST
Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto
Basketball legend Michael Jordan has proposed to his longtime girlfriend Yvette Prieto.

A spokesperson for the sports icon confirmed the news to GossipCop.com on Thursday.

Jordan and the Cuban-born model began dating three years ago.

The former star athlete has been married once before - he split from Juanita, the mother of his three kids, after 17 years of marriage in 2006.

James Cameron, Jerry Seinfeld & Jay-Z To Be Billionaires By 2015

9/23/2010 9:15pm EDT
James Cameron
Filmmaker James Cameron, comedian Jerry Seinfeld, hip-hop mogul Jay-Z and disgraced golfer Tiger Woods have all been tipped to become billionaires by 2015 in a new Forbes magazine survey.

The big businessmen have made the respected publication's list of 15 top entrepreneurs who are expected to up their net worths to break into the Forbes 400 - the countdown of the richest people in America.

TV star Seinfeld is thought to be worth $800 million, while Forbes estimates Cameron is worth $650 million and Woods $500 million.

Jay-Z's portfolio of music, clothing and sports investments places hi...

Style Watch: Celebrities Fragrances Dominate The Market

8/4/2010 6:05am EDT
Celebrity Fragrances
Jennifer Aniston and Mary J. Blige recently joined the ongoing list of celebrities who launch their own personal fragrances. It seems you haven't really made it unless you make an attempt to market your scent in a bottle (or publish a book).

Celebrities have the power to create, or at least have someone else create, anything to promote their name and rake in more money. Clothing, shoes, bags, restaurants and perfumes are just a few ways celebrities brand themselves.

But who started the celebrity fragrance trend? It certainly wasn't Jennifer Lopez or Paris Hilton.

Elizabeth Taylor has lau...

M. Night Shyamalan: 'My Critics Will Never Be Happy'

7/29/2010 11:43am EDT
M. Night Shyamalan
Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan is convinced he'll never be able to please his critics - because they set impossibly high standards for him after his early career success.

Shyamalan shot to fame after writing and directing 1999 hit thriller The Sixth Sense but his more recent projects have been met with disappointing reviews. The moviemaker has now compared his career to that of basketball legend Michael Jordan, who sometimes struggled to meet fans' expectations.

He tells Britain's Total Film magazine, "Look, I loved Michael Jordan, right? He was my favorite basketball player. When I used...

Happy 70th Birthday Bugs Bunny!

7/27/2010 9:00am EDT
Bugs bunny at 70
Bugs Bunny, that iconic, carrot-smacking, wisecracking wabbit is 70 years old! In 1940, “A Wild Hare” debuted, introducing Bugs, and his nemesis Elmer Fudd, to the world. Here is where we first heard “What’s up, Doc?”and saw the beginning of how clever Bugs Bunny always outthinks and tricks his foes. Bugs Bunny is funny at its purest—Bugs Bunny building a salad on Elmer Fudd’s head in the barber shop, his fights with Daffy Duck and Yosemite Sam, his conducting the opera and making the poor singer gasp for air—the situations and laughs are endless! Bugs’ appeal is universal; the seven-year- ...

ESPN's '30 For 30': 'The Two Escobars' A Must See Documentary

6/22/2010 9:34am EDT
Two Escobars
Although I had been playing soccer for some years before this, the summer of 1994 was really where my Soccer-As-I-Know-It life began. The first professional match that I ever saw live was also a World Cup knockout round match in which Robert Baggio (who would go on to become one of Italy’s biggest football legends) single-handedly destroyed Nigeria with two very late, very fabulous goals. Personally speaking, this was the moment I became an Italian lifer. That World Cup, played on U.S. soil, will forever be remembered for two things: Baggio’s missed penalty kick that handed the title to Br...

Gratuitous Shirtless Photo Of The Day: Sexy Spinners Underwear Models

2/24/2010 11:10am EST
Sexy Spinners underwear
We don't know who Australian cricketer Shane Warne is (the dude in the suit) or who these half-naked guys are. But Starpulse is an equal opportunity website, and we need some guy eye candy once in a while!

Warne launched his new range of self-proclaimed "sexy" underwear called "Spinners" in Sydney, Australia, yesterday. He's not the only sports star who has promoted or launched an underwear line - Michael Jordon has been doing that for years with Hanes. Orioles pitcher Jim Palmer modeled for Jockey. And soccer star David Beckham stripped down for Armani.

Oh, and let's not forget New York ...

Memorable Super Bowl Ads From The Last Decade

2/5/2010 11:55am EST
Super Bowl Ads
Ah, Super Bowl ads: the event within the event. It's the reason why non-sports fans take bathroom breaks during the game instead of the commercial breaks. Over the last ten years we've enjoyed ads that run the gamut from hilarious to poignant to controversial. Here are ten memorable ads from this decade.

Careerbuilder, Maybe It's Time, 2009

It takes a few moments for the commercial to get going, but this hilarious ad builds momentum as it goes along. It's also one of the longest Super Bowl ads ever.

Tide To Go, Talking Stain, 2008

Ever wonder what people are thinking when they ...

80s Vs. 90s: Which Decade Was The Best In Entertainment?

9/26/2009 10:03am EDT
Eighties and Nineties nostalgia are running rampant in pop culture right now. Television networks and film companies are resurrecting TV shows and movies like 90210, Melrose Place, Halloween, and Transformers. This obsession with the 80s and 90s have lead to TV specials and debates about which decade is better. Both provided us with fascinating films to watch, memorable music to listen to, and new forms of entertainment that we still use today. But when it comes to entertainment, which decade was better?


In the 80s, there were only three major broadcast networks - ABC, NBC,...

Panic! At The Disco, Tokio Hotel's 'Automatic', Pee In The Shower, Jo Bros & More (Videos)

9/2/2009 1:49pm EDT
Panic! At The Disco, Tokio Hotel
Panic! At the Disco released a new video; one of Jon Gosselin's recent 'flavors-of-the-week', Hailey Glassman, shares her Match.com video with us; Brazilians want everyone to pee in the shower; ever try to do a full 360 a swingset? Here's what happens. Also, The Jonas Brothers bounce around onstage (one isn't too good at it); Guitar Hero 5 came out yesterday, take a look at the upcoming sequel: Roadie Hero; and videos from Tokio Hotel, Kim Sozzi & Paolo Nutini. Check 'em all out!

Check out Panic! At the Disco's latest video, "New Perspective". The song is the first single off the J...

'American Idol' Banter: The Top 5!

4/24/2009 9:41am EDT
Paula Abdul typically isn't sober during "American Idol" broadcasts. Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of his generation. Starbucks has way too many locations for its own good. Lil Rounds and Anoop Desai were voted off "Idol's" double elimination Wednesday night.

What do those four sentences have in common? Each one has zero element of surprise.

It can be argued that Allison Iraheta's presence in the bottom two (not three, because Lil was unceremoniously booted without any waiting around) was a surprise, but I would argue that it didn't matter one bit. In fact...

Slideshow: Athletes Turned Celebrities

2/19/2009 9:00am EST
Celebrity Athletes Sports Stars pictures
Most athletes are well known, make lots of money and are frequently in the public eye. But there are some athletes who are known more for being famous than for the sports they play. They have either dated celebrities, became the face of an advertising campaign, tried their luck at acting, or they did something bad that got their name in the news.

Check out the top celebrity athletes who have crept their way into the spotlight and went beyond their athletic status:

Tony Romo

This adorable Dallas Cowboys quarterback is most known for his love life. He was formerly linked t...

Dog Movies: A Few Of Our Favorites

1/16/2009 10:00am EST
Hotel for Dogs
Let's face it: there's a reason they call dog 'man's best friend.' The loyalty and affection is unparalleled in the animal kingdom - and it's a lot easier to train a dog than a goldfish. There are a lot of dogs in need of homes these days, and a number of movies that show the joy of rescuing a pet, like Hotel for Dogs, opening January 16th. In honor of the movie's positive message, we've put together a list of some of our favorite movies featuring top dogs (and the occasional cat).


From out of the Disney vault comes The Ugly Dachshund, the story of a Grea...

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...

The 'Madden Curse': Real or Not?

7/30/2008 3:19pm EDT
Madden 2000
Superstitions are pretty prevalent in almost every sport. Whether its the North Carolina shorts that Michael Jordan wore under his Bulls shorts for every game, Patrick Roy talking to the goal posts, to Roger Clemens who always touched the head of the Babe Ruth statue before playing at Yankee stadium, sports athletes of all kinds follow this quirky behaviors because they believe in luck. The same goes for curses, something that no sports player really like to talk about. The most famous curse is that of the Billy Goat, which seems to have decimating the Cubs, as they haven't been to a World ...

The Most Underrated And Overrated Saturday Night Live Hosts

7/11/2008 11:16am EDT
George Carlin
About three weeks ago, one of the world's best comedians and the first host of "Saturday Night Live" passed away. Here at the worldwide offices of overrated/underrated, we felt a tribute was in order. Problem is, there's nothing you can say about George Carlin that fits the motif. Nothing he did was either under or overrated: He was just great.

Still, respects must be paid in some manner, so instead this article will honor the first host of "Saturday Night Live", by running down a list of the most overrated and underrated frequent hosts of that show. For this article, entrants must ...

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 Horoscope: Aquarius Are Honest And Open

1/29/2008 4:17pm EST
Sheryl Crow
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18) is one of the Air signs, along with Libra and Gemini. People born under this sign are often very honest and open. They are never unkind and are always considerate of others. They are considered dreamers and can be somewhat unrealistic at times. They love everyone, sometimes even their worst enemies.

Aquarius women tend to be very elusive and mysterious. They are often open-minded and extremely tolerant of others. They consider marriage a very big step since they are independent by nature. They're not jealous people and are free-spirited and forgiving. Aqua...

Check Out Johnta Austin's New Single, 'Video,' From His Debut Album, In Stores Sept. 4

8/14/2007 8:00pm EDT
Johnta Austin
His name is already familiar to record buyers who make note of the songwriting credits on major hit records by such superstar artists as Mariah Carey and Mary J. Blige. Music industry insiders know him as the Grammy-winning 'go-to' writer which is why the legendary Whitney Houston, Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, global multi-platinum artist Usher and hitmaker Chris Brown have tracks on forthcoming projects by this unassuming Atlanta native. While he may have spent the last eight years behind the scenes, penning songs for the likes of Toni Braxton, Tyrese, Enrique Iglesias, Ginuwine, Aaliyah,...

Celebrity Birthdays, February 17

2/17/2007 3:00am EST
Paris Hilton
Happy Birthday to "3rd Rock from the Sun" actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt (1981), socialite Paris Hilton (1981), actor Jason Ritter (1980), "Crossing Jordan" actor Jerry O'Connell (1974), country singer Bryan White (1974), Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong (1972), actress Denise Richards (1972), R&B/jazz singer Chante Moore (1967), basketball legend Michael Jordan (1963), comedian Larry the Cable Guy (1963), actor Lou Diamond Phillips (1962), Celtic singer Loreena McKennitt (1957), actress Rene Russo (1954), NFL running back-turned-actor Jim Brown (1936), "Home Improvement" star Richard Karn...

Today's Celebrity Birthdays, Feb. 17

2/17/2006 3:00am EST
Paris Hilton
Happy Birthday to "3rd Rock from the Sun" actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt (1981), socialite Paris Hilton (1981), actor Jason Ritter (1980), "Crossing Jordan" actor Jerry O'Connell (1974), country singer Bryan White (1974), Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong (1972), actress Denise Richards (1972), R&B/jazz singer Chante Moore (1967), basketball legend Michael Jordan (1963), comedian Larry the Cable Guy (1963), actor Lou Diamond Phillips (1962), Celtic singer Loreena McKennitt (1957), actress Rene Russo (1954), NFL running back-turned-actor Jim Brown (1936), "Home Improvement" star Richard Karn...