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We know some of today’s most famous celebs by who they are now and who they’ve become in the last few years. But, let’s take a trip down memory lane with some pictures of some of the most famous black male celebs. Here are 15 photos that are sure to make you saw “aww.”
How she feels about all the attention on NBA wives “I thought things would go away, if you don’t feed into the b.s., and no one would think about you. Now I realize I do have to talk about certain things. Still, I don’t like the limelight. There’s a lot of good you can do with fame, like creating awareness for a foundation, but a lot of negativity comes along with it.”There’s also some talk in the interview about Vanessa’s sense of style, her 25-carat Valentines Day ring, and staying at the plaza, but anything of substance pretty much came out in the snippets above. I get the feeling Vanessa is justifying Kobe’s infidelity under the guise of being a hardcore basketball fan who just happens to reap enormous financial benefits when her husband brings home that championship money, but maybe that’s just me. What do you think about her interview?Whether things are on the mend with Kobe “Um, yes. We’re working on things.” Her take on basketball and being a basketball wife “Oh, yes, I love basketball. And I know what goes on behind the scenes, so I have a different perspective on things, but still, I do. I certainly would not want to be married to somebody that can’t win championships. If you’re sacrificing time away from my family and myself for the benefit of winning championships, then winning a championship should happen every single year.” Drama with Khloe Kardashian “Everything is false. Khloé was at my 29th birthday. I don’t get involved in the drama. I’ve been with Kobe since I was 17, so I’ve seen plenty of players, and plenty of wives, come and go. It wouldn’t benefit me whatsoever to have an issue with any of them, whether they were a girlfriend, or a wife, a person-of-a-month, or … you know. And I think that’s why the Lakers as an organization give me the access that I have, that other wives don’t have.” “If you notice, I am the only one allowed in that tunnel [to the Laker's locker room]. I don’t like standing outside and giving him a kiss in front of all the cameras. So I stand in there to get away from them. But then the cameras end up following. And if the girls are there, sometimes, that’s their kiss good night for Daddy, and when he comes home, they’re asleep.” Misconceptions about her “I think people imagine that I sit at home with all the time in the world to do my hair and makeup, but that’s certainly not the case. I’m up at 6:30 in the morning with my kids. I’m taking them wherever they need to go,” adding that she doesn’t use a nanny—“That’s the way I was raised.”
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LONDON (AP) — Kobe Bryant’s barely broken a sweat. LeBron James hasn’t scored in double figures, and U.S. coach Mike Krzyzewski has swapped lineups like he’s trading Olympic pins.
After two games of the men’s tournament, America’s superteam has started slowly and showed some real vulnerability.
Maybe the world has a chance after all.
Getting a jump start from its second unit after a less-than-inspiring first half by the starters, the U.S. turned on the burners after halftime and rolled to a 110-63 win over Tunisia on Tuesday night to improve to 2-0 in preliminary play — just as expected.
Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Love scored 16 points apiece and Kevin Durant added 13 for the Americans, who led by only 13 at halftime before outscoring Tunisia (0-2) 64-30 in a second half that became another highlight loop of alley-oop lobs, dunks and crowd-pleasing passes.
Krzyzewski began the second half with his reserves and Anthony, Love, Deron Williams, Russell Westbrook and Andre Iguodala responded with a 21-3 run that made it 67-36 and seemed to satisfy their coach, who didn’t look all that happy with his team’s effort when he left the floor at halftime.
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What drama? Kelis and Nas came together over the weekend to help their son Knight ring in his third birthday! The party was a mix of pool party fun and face painting, and someone looked like he was having a ball with his cute self (same goes to you Nas). Check out little man all smiles on his big day and spending a special moment with his dad…
In other cute-ness, Tia Mowry posted a Twit pic recently of her one-year-old son Cree finally walking in his onesie and sandals. She had this to say: “Guess who’s walking!!
The famous twin also posted a picture of her cute hubby with Cree as they played around in the pool during a recent trip to Hawaii. Little man is growing up fast!
The 2012 Summer Olympics in London are set to begin this week and many talented African Americans will be representing the United States during the games. Just being chosen to be an Olympian is an honor in and of itself, but it’s especially a moment of honor to have so many blacks carry on the legacy of legendary Olympians like Florence Griffith-Joyner, gymnast Dominique Dawes and the 1992 basketball team, aka, the Dream Team, which consisted of Hall-of-Famers like Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Magic Johnson and more. Here are some of the athletes who will be carrying the torch in London and hopefully bringing home the gold.
The 16-year-old gymnastic powerhouse earned first place at the Olympic trials and is the 2012 U.S. uneven bars champion, the all-around silver medalist and a bronze medalist in floor exercise. Affectionately known as Gabby, she just told E! News that she wanted Gabrielle Union to play her in the movie of her life. Douglas is the one of the main stars of the summer games, and that was made clear by the fact that she just graced one of the covers of TIME magazine (for the week of July 30) and on Sports Illustrated for a preview of the games.
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If you’re a celebrity, scandal is part of the trade off, but some celebs have earned bronzed statues in the Hall of Shame of Public Opinion for mistakes they made in front of the whole world. You can’t mention their names without certain situations finding their way into the conversation. There are so many dramas you can name, but off of the top of the dome, here are just a few stars whose antics have become lore.
The Black Mamba is a guaranteed Hall of Famer but his legacy is marred by the false rape charges which cost him lucrative endorsements. In the summer of 2003, Kobe went on trial for sexual assault against a Colorado woman who he claimed to have had consensual sex with, and the whole incident threw some dirt on his squeaky-clean image. The now married father of two professed his innocence in a memorable press conference and gifted Vanessa a purple ring to get back on her good side. He balled some of the best games of his career around that time, and was eventually acquitted, but for some reason, people often bring it up when they talk about the famed Laker.
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In life, there are just certain people you don’t like. They just rub you the wrong way. There are a lot of those folks in Hollywood. Every little thing that they do seems to annoy John Q. Public to no end. These 7 stars seem to have a permanent residence on someone’s ish list. Why is that?
Ever since Chris Brown assaulted Rihanna, he’s become public enemy number one for a slew of people. The media and fellow celebrities have gone in on him for winning Grammy’s, lip synching, Twitter feuds and not really having a single eff to give about not being Mr. Congeniality. Although Rihanna has clearly forgiven and forgotten, for some reason, the public thinks they have reason to hold on to their grudge. Chris will never again be the cute boy next door. Too many people want him out of the neighborhood.
I guess the media should thank Vanessa Bryant for getting them through a slow news season this past winter, even if it all the reporting was in vain. When Kobe Bryant’s wife filed for divorce after 10 years of marriage, everyone had something to say about his infidelity, her assumed conniving plan, why she was getting half when she never stepped on the court. The discussion went well beyond these two, but now that six months have passed and there’s still no signed paperwork. TMZ is reporting it’s not going to happen.
The thing is, under California law, Vanessa has to wait six months from the time she petitioned for divorce before she can file final documents to make things official. That six-month date will hit this weekend, meaning Vanessa could walk away from it all on Monday, but from the closed-door reconciliation that’s been going on between these two, that won’t be happening.
We already saw a few instances of the couple hanging out in public, with Vanessa showing up to one of the Laker’s games, and apparently they’ve been spending a lot of quality time together, although Kobe still hasn’t moved back into Vanessa’s home. Make that one of three of Vanessa’s homes, because back when these two were working on a divorce settlement, Kobe signed over the deeds to three mansions and supposedly awarded Vanessa $75 million—half of his worth—on top of that.
I do hope these two are able to work things out and be a whole family for their children’s sake but for some reason something tells me Vanessa’s getting her Shaunie O’Neil on and stacking away an even bigger nest egg for the moment when she decides to leave Kobe for good. But I’m just speculating.
What do you think? Will Vanessa and Kobe make it last or will she leave him for good eventually?
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It’s so easy for things to go out of style and for others to be in denial about it. In the entertainment business, what’s hot one minute can go out of style with the quickness the next. And while most viewers or consumers might express that they’re tired of seeing something, as long as it makes somebody a few dollars, it’s sure to be around for a while–whether you like it or not. But it never hurts to b***h about it, right? That’s what I’m here for…
People With Little to No Talent on My TV
And they’re making mad money! Call me jealous (I am…just a bit) about it all, but with all the talented people I see on the trains alone in NYC trying to get some attention and a few dollars, it makes me somewhat irritated that folks who can’t hold a note, act for s**t, or do something other than act a fool in Louboutins on reality TV are making all the money and taking all the jobs. Who needs to be talented when you can writhe around on the floor butt naked in an unimaginative music video while singing/yelling/yodeling and go platinum because of it? Right?