Celebrity Couples: Kobe and Vanessa Bryant, Beyonce and Jay Z Carter, Kim and Kanye West

Kobe Bryant & Wife Vanessa Hold Hands At LAX

It is very rare when a Hollywood couple survives the highs and lows of a dopamine-fueled relationship. What is even more surprising is a Hollywood couple that stays together long after the Dopamine fades. Former NBA star Kobe Bryant and his lovely wife Vanessa Bryant is an example of a couple whose marriage is bound by Love. Kobe and Vanessa were spotted holding hands as they made their way through LAX airport in Los Angeles, California today.
Photo: INFphoto.com

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Angry Trayvon Martin Supporters Call for Boycott of Kobe Bryant

Angry Trayvon Martin Supporters Call for Boycott of Kobe Bryant

NBA superstar Kobe Bryant is in hot water for comments he made to the New Yorker magazine about slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.

Kobe seemed to sympathize with the teen’s killer, George Zimmerman, when he used Trayvon as an analogy to explain his belief that American blacks choose their battles based on skin color rather than studying the merits of a situation before reacting irrationally.

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Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Bryant List Newport Beach Mansion

Kobe Bryant lists Newport Beach mansion

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.

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Sports: Kobe Bryant suffers season-ending ankle injury in loss to Atlanta Hawks

Kobe Bryant ankle injury

Kobe Bryant ankle injury

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.”

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Sports: Lakers Fire Coach Mike Brown After 5 Games

Lakers Fire Coach Mike Brown

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.

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Celebs Out & About

Beyonce and Jay Z at Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics

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?

Kobe Bryant
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.

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Stylist Explains Kobe Bryant’s ‘Plantation Slave’ Photo Shoot

The stylist responsible for dressing NBA star Kobe Bryant in those dreadful, borderline racist L.A. Times photo shoot images has reacted to the widespread criticism of the photos.

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…




 

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