LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant, who is recovering from a torn achilles tendon, is liquidating his vast real estate portfolio. According to Realestalker, Kobe and Vanessa Bryant recently listed their Newport Beach, Calif., mock-mediterranean McMansion for $8,599,000.
Los Angeles Laker star Kobe Bryant is out for the season with a severely sprained ankle that he suffered in a loss to the Atlanta Hawks Wednesday.
Calling the injury his worst in 13 seasons, Bryant blamed Hawks player Dahntay Jones for “playing dirty.”
According to The Washington Post, Bryant was injured when he landed awkwardly on Jones’s foot as he attempted a potentially game-winning layup in the final seconds of the Lakers’ 96-92 loss to the Hawks at Philips Arena in Atlanta.
X-rays of Bryant’s ankle were negative but the Lakers say their bread and butter playmaker is “out indefinitely.”
The LA Lakers front office handed coach Mike Brown his walking papers after just 5 games.
The Lakers landed at the bottom of the NBA Western Conference with a dismal 1-4 record after breaking the bank to sign Steve Nash and Dwight Howard.
Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant reportedly expressed frustration with Brown’s coaching strategy in the days leading up to his sacking. Bryant’s angry stare at Brown in the closing seconds of the Lakers’ loss to Utah on Nov. 7 set tongues wagging.
Brown becomes the 3rd Lakers head coach to lose his job due to Kobe’s tantrums.
Burlesque dancer Beyonce and her husband, rapper Jay Z, sat courtside at the Cleveland Cavaliers vs the Boston Celtics Game Three at TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on Friday (May 7). Bey looks tired and worn out like maybe that time off from the music biz and all those vacations on tropical islands isn’t doing her a bit of good. Is she sick?
Remember when I told you that those ‘slave plantation’ images from Kobe Bryant’s LA Times photo shoot were racist? Well, the Utah Jazz fans were probably thinking along those lines too. Kobe can expect to see a lot more of this as his Lakers team advances in the NBA playoffs.
It’s clear that the L.A. Times wanted exactly the type of response these pics elicited from the public or they wouldn’t have gone to the trouble of Photoshopping Kobe’s pictures beyond recognition.
The stylist, one James Valeri, gamely took the heat for the insulting, unflattering photos of Kobe. But in reality, these images are not the stylist’s fault. Whoever Photoshopped the pics are to blame, not the stylist.
When a loyal reader emailed the pics to me, I initially thought it was a prank. Kobe can’t be happy with the way these pictures turned out. I doubt he will sit for another photo shoot any time soon.
Here’s what Valeri had to say about the concept and the wardrobe choices:
On the project’s concept
The concept was about shooting everything in white. That was Ruven’s idea [photographer Ruven Afanador]. But I wanted to do something more modern and less conventional and less cliched. … It’s a more modern silhouette. It’s not like, ‘Let’s just put Kobe in a pair of pants and a shirt or in a suit.’ The clothing is all layered.
On the negative reactions
The scarf picture and the hat picture were more to create an iconic image. When you do a portrait, you do think of the styling in how they’re going to be different and how they’re going to stand out. In 10 years time, or five years time, there has to be something particular or strange or different that will stand out. That image will stay in your mind. That’s how it’s going to become iconic. … A lot of people aren’t used to that, so when iconic pictures come out, they’re disturbing, insulting, fascinating, it has a strong feeling attached to it, good or bad. Read more…
I don’t know how many times I have to repeat myself: stay off of social networking sites if you’re a celebrity with no impulse control (or common sense).
Singer/songwriter Keri Hilson is having a bad week. First, she butchered the National Anthem by forgetting the words during halftime of the Lakers/Hawks game on Wednesday. Then last night, on her Twitter.com account, Keri insulted her own mother in response to a tweet from a moron that she should have ignored.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the social networking site Twitter.com, Keri reposted (retweeted) a tweet from an idiot, and then she added her own words to the tweet, which are preceded by the arrow.
I don’t know if Keri and her mom get along, but she didn’t have to go there. Would you call your own mother a b*tch knowing that the world is watching? A better question would be, why do celebrities feel the need to lower themselves to the standards of a moron’s by responding to ignorance with ignorance?
A few celebs and ball players turned out to attend Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom’s sham made-for-TV wedding yesterday. It’s a shame that public figures have to resort to publicity stunts to stay relevant now because they have no known talent. The bride wore a Vera Wang dress and the groom wore Armani. OK! magazine has the exclusive on the wedding pics. I hope those pics are worth the $300,000 the mag shelled out for that exclusive.
Kobe Bryant and wife
Singer/songwriter Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and wife
LA Lakers player Ron Artest
Former Cheetah Girls member Adrienne Bailon