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Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant
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Birth Name: 
Kobe Bean Bryant
Birth Date: 
August 23, 1978
Birth Place: 
Philadelphia, PA
Professional Basketball Player
Relationship Status: 
Married to Vanessa Laine

There’s been all kinds of action as part of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil over the past few days, and our favorite stars were apparently tuned in to see Team USA defeat Ghana on Monday night (June 16), with plenty of Twitter action afterwards.

Justin Timberlake simply tweeted, “USA! USA!!!” while Jamie Kennedy snarked, “WE FINALLY DEFEATED GHANARIA!!!”

9:46 am

They all have a love for basketball, and Meryl Streep ended up running into Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Kobe Bryant at the Los Angeles Lakers vs New York Knicks game last night (January 26).

The “August: Osage County” star was thrilled to pose for a selfie with the “In Da Club” rapper and the NBA superstar.

5:00 pm

Upset over common modeling trends, Nicki Minaj is accusing ESPN Magazine of retouching her music cover photo, featuring the "Pound the Alarm" singer with Kobe Bryant.

Upset over the way her pictures turned out, the 31-year-old posted some of them on her Instagram account, captioning them, "When retouching goes wrong."

1:10 am

The Twitterverse is rife with support and encouragement for Jason Collins, the pro basketball player who came out as gay on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

Collins’ story “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay” has inspired celebrities from all over the nation to tweet their appreciation.

2:51 pm

He’s always been an admirer of beauty, and Zac Efron showed up at the Hublot Swiss Watch brand soiree in Los Angeles last night (March 20).

The “Charlie St. Cloud” hunk helped Los Angeles Laker stud Kobe Bryant celebrate his new gig as the label’s ambassador and hobnobbed with industry bigwigs as the shutterbugs snapped up pics.

2:06 pm

In a tight race, the U.S. defeated Spain today (August 12) to win the gold medal for Men's Basketball.

Kevin Durant scored 30 points for the team, topping LeBron James' 19 and Kobe Bryant's 17. The game echoed the 2008 Beijing gold medal game in which the U.S. pulled away in the fourth quarter from Spain to win 118-107.

12:57 pm

On hand to support the boys, Michelle Obama was spotted at the US Men's Olympics basketball tournament in London, England on Sunday (July 29).

Kevin Durant scored 22 points in his Olympic debut, Kevin Love added 14 and LeBron James had eight assists as the team overcame some sketchy moments with a 98-71 win over France.

2:38 pm

Making for quite the sight to be seen, the 2012 Olympic Summer Games Opening Ceremony was held in London, England on Friday night (July 27).

Taking place at Olympic Stadium, the kickoff to the event that sees 26 sports contested by 10,500 athletes over 17 days of competition drew out royals including Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince Harry, as well as U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, actress Nicole Kidman and footballer David Beckham - who helmed a speedboat carrying the Olympic flame during the UK festivities.

1:27 am

It’s no secret that their marriage is on thin ice, but it seems Kobe and Vanessa Bryant aren’t quite ready to officially call it quits.

According to a report from TMZ, the Los Angeles Lakers stud and his lovely wife are willing to work on the issues that have damaged their union and are spending a ton of time together.

10:16 am

Always drawing out quite the slate of stars, Spike TV's 6th annual Guys Choice Awards were pre-taped during a ceremony in Culver City, California on Saturday night (June 2).

Held at Sony Pictures Studios, big names including Emma Stone, Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale all took to the stage during the salute to the hottest names in the entertainment world.

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