Actress Gabrielle Union, girlfriend of Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade, says her man couldn't sleep the night before winning the NBA title Thursday.

He stayed at the gym until 1:30 a.m., working out with a trainer. Then he showered and went home, where Wade and Union watched game film from last year's loss to the Dallas Mavericks. Afterwards, around 4 a.m., they went to bed. But Union says Wade tossed and turned until 8 a.m., when he rolled out of bed and called his teammate LeBron James.

"What they wanted to do today, more than anything, was to play a complete game of basketball," Union told Sports Illustrated magazine.

She said the two best friends drew up a blueprint over the phone for game 5, detailing exactly how they were going to lead their team to victory.

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Celebrity photographer Thad of Exclusive Access was on the scene for all the NBA Finals after parties in Miami. He started Thursday night out with video vixen Jessica White and everyone's favorite bestie Nia Crooks (Basketball Wives) who's now back in town to tend with her (fake) legal issues with Jennifer Williams from Basketball Wives. Jessica had dinner with her girlfriends at prime 112. Then they went to Cameo nightclub to chill with Soul Food stars, Vanessa A. Williams and Malinda Williams (pictured below).

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Celebrity blogger Tami of Talking With Tami blog found this Morning Wood for you. His name is Ray Edwards and he plays defensive end for the Atlanta Falcons. Enjoy.


Lawd look at Atlanta Falcons player Ray Edwards posed up in the buff for Kontrol Magazine’s Sexy Body issue! I had to do a double take when I saw him because I remember meeting Ray at Bloomingdales strutting his stuff on the catwalk for the Rally Foundation (click here to see pics). He was such a nice gentlemen too! I heard he was such a “free spirit” at the photoshoot with Kontrol and by that I mean he was NOT shy when taking these photos! If I’m not mistaken he walked around in the buff…ummm! He’s a model and boxer as well, wow! Why didn’t they call me to do the interview?..Dang it! I’m just kidding no I’m not but he looks like he’s in tip top shape! Check out the pics and video below! Lawd!! This issue is on newsstands now! xoxo

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The Internet is a mess. A kindhearted bus monitor is taunted by schoolchildren, and the video of the teasing goes viral online.

The tabloid news media responded in typical over-the-top fashion ("I have to warn you, this video is hard to watch..."). The video contained no bloodshed or any hint of violence, yet a jaded public responded to the media hype by donating over $455,000 for the woman's "vacation".

Even the 68-year-old mild mannered Karen Klein thought the media and the public's overreaction to the children's taunting was disproportionate. The children's behavior should have been handled by the school administration -- IF the bus monitor reporter the incident to the school, which she didn't.

But we're living in the junk food Internet age, where prepackaged, instant news lacks nutritional value or journalistic credibility. And TV ratings commandeers all common sense.

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It took 9 long years but LeBron James finally has his first ring!

The Miami Heat were the underdogs going into the NBA Finals series against Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder. But the Thunder didn't have LeBron's steely determination or his fiery will to win.

"Happiest day of my life," said LeBron after the Heat defeated the Thunder 121-106 to win the NBA title Thursday night in Miami.

"It means everything," James said after the game. LeBron hoisted the NBA trophy before accepting his Finals MVP award. "I made a difficult decision to leave Cleveland but I understood what my future was about. I knew we had a bright future... This is a dream come true for me. This is definitely when it pays off."

After the game, an emotional LeBron embraced his fiancee Savannah Brinson and their children LeBron James Jr., 7, and Bryce Maximus James, 5.

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Beyonce is so bored with her life that her camp planted a story about her buying hubby Jay Z a $40 million plane to keep you talking about her.

Blogger Perez Hilton reports that a source confirmed the ostentatious purchase.

"The Bombardier Challenger 850 has a flash interior including a cream leather living room, a kitchen, a bedroom and two bathrooms… Beyoncé thought this would be the perfect way to show Jay how much of a great dad he is."

What wife buys her husband a plane to show him what a great dad he is? This is another example of the wasteful behavior of celebrities who don't live in reality.

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom attended Lamar's daughter Destiny Odom's graduation at her school in NYC on Wednesday. In other photos, Lamar and his son Jayden Odom took a break to go to the corner store to grab icy beverages and snacks in NYC. Lamar has gotten a little out of shape after being cut from the Dallas Mavericks.

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George Zimmerman's credibility was tested when he and his wife, Shellie, conspired to lie about how much money had been collected from the public to pay his legal fees. The Florida state attorney's office has released the statement Zimmerman gave to Sanford police the night he shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

In a video reenactment recorded by Sanford police investigators, Zimmerman described what he says occurred on Feb. 26 when he encountered Trayvon walking home in a gated community.

Zimmerman's story has changed several times depending on who he's talking to. His statements are inconsistent with what we all heard in the audio of the 911 call. In the reenactment video, Zimmerman says the dispatcher told him to "get to somewhere where you can see him," indicating that the dispatcher told him to follow Trayvon.

But the dispatcher clearly told Zimmerman not follow Trayvon that rainy night.

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In the intro of the new Love & Hip Hop Atlanta reality series, narrater Mona Scott-Young says Mimi Faust and her baby daddy, Stevie J, have been together for 15 years. But Mona leaves out a lot in that brief intro. Such as the fact that Mimi and the veteran music producer have an open, revolving door relationship.

Rumor has it that Stevie J has had multiple relationships over the past 15 years with women and men. He once dated rapper Eve and he was engaged to Whoopi Goldberg's daughter in 2008.

Mimi recently sat down with the Jasmine Brand to clear up her open relationship with Stevie, and other rumors.

Mimi, who cleans celebrity homes for a living, stressed that she and Stevie were not together each time he stepped out on her.

On how long she and Stevie have been together and if they were together while he dated rapper/actress Eve:

MIMI: "We have known each other for 15 years, we have had a born again, off again relationship and I really wanted to clear that up… When Stevie was in other relationships, we absolutely were not together."

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The blazing hot Miami Heat have a date with destiny tonight in game 5 of the NBA Finals. And the hapless OKC Thunder have a flight to catch back home to Oklahoma City.

The Miami Heat, led by LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, are just one win away from the NBA championship.

The Heat have a commanding 3-1 lead over the Thunder in the best-of-seven series. LeBron, 27, and Dwyane Wade, 30, have experience (total 18 years combined), talent and destiny on their side.

The young upstart Kevin Durant, 23, has only been in the NBA for 5 years. The Thunder don't have an answer for the big 5: LeBron, D.Wade, Chris Bosh, Mario Chalmers and Shane Battier. And no other team has come back from a 3-1 deficit to win the NBA Finals since the NBA adopted the 2-3-2 format.

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