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How the NBA's Biggest Stars Are Taking on TV

Jessie Usher, RonReaco Lee, Mike Epps

They've got game on the court — but what about on TV? Several current and past NBA stars are taking a shot at producing, often with shows that were inspired by their own lives.

Many of them have even formed production companies, with an eye toward making Hollywood more of a full-time gig once they're pooped on hoops. Recently returned Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James is leading the charge, as one of the executive producers on the new Starz comedy... read more

Top Videos: Impromptu "Bohemian Rhapsody" Singalong, Brian Williams Raps, NBA Stars Read Mean Tweets

Neil Patrick Harris

This week, a stadium crowd in London engaged in an impromptu singalong to Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" while waiting for Green Day to take the stage, and NBC News anchor Brian Williams rapped Warren G's "Regulate" (sort of). NBA stars read mean tweets about themselves on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and PBS Digital Studios put together a compilation of late children's author Maurice Sendak talking about childhood. Oh, and the Tony Awards happened too. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:

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Kobe Bryant Unleashes Facebook Rant After Injury

Kobe Bryant

Looks like Kobe Bryant had a hard time sleeping after tearing his left Achilles tendon during the Los Angeles Lakers-Golden State Warriors game Friday night. At 3:36 a.m. PT Saturday, Bryant vented on his Facebook page about his anger at the situation, but assured fans that the setback will not end his career. read more

Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Announce Reconciliation, Divorce to Be Dismissed

Vanessa and Kobe Bryant

Don't count this couple out just yet! Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa announced that they are back together.

"We are pleased to announce that we have reconciled. Our divorce action will be dismissed," Vanessa posted on her Instagram page. "We are looking forward to... read more

Guide to Holiday Weekend TV: Liz & Dick, Downton Salute, SpongeBob Christmas

Lindsay Lohan

What unbecomes a legend most? Look no further than this long weekend's well-timed candidate for the TV Turkey Hall of Fame: Liz & Dick (Lifetime, Sunday at 9/8c), an epic of stunningly cynical and pathetic miscasting, a TV-movie so laughably inept it doesn't deserve to be on a first-name basis with anything resembling humanity. read more

Linsanity Continues! What Do You Think of Jeremy Lin?

Jeremy Lin

It's only been seven days since New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin made his first career start, but after leading the team to their fifth consecutive win Saturday, it's safe to say Linsanity doesn't look like just a passing fad.

Lin, 23, scored a combined total of 89 points for his first three career starts — the most for any player since the National Basketball Association and American Basketball Association merged. On Friday, he scored a career-high 38 points against the Los Angeles Lakers — days after Lakers star Kobe Bryant told the press he was completely unaware of Lin's recent stats — and scored 20 points in the... read more

No Endorsements for Them! Who Are the Most Disliked Pro Athletes?

Kris Humphries

A much-mocked 72-day marriage to Kim Kardashian gets you on the list of the 10 most disliked pro athletes in America. Kris Humphries — who also didn't exactly insinuate himself into the good graces of Kourtney & Kim Take New York viewers — ranks fifth in a survey done by Nielsen and E-Poll Market Research. read more

Kobe Bryant's Wife Files for Divorce

Vanessa Bryant and Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant's wife, Vanessa, filed for divorce from the Lakers basketball star Friday, citing irreconcilable differences, TMZ.com reports.

Vanessa, who's been married to Kobe for more than 10 years, reportedly decided to... read more

Singer Monica Marries Shannon Brown… for the Second Time

Shannon Brown and Monica Arnold

Singer Monica and Los Angeles Laker Shannon Brown traded "I do's" Saturday for the second time, People reports.

The couple, who quietly wed in November, held a large ceremony for hundreds of family and friends.

The wedding took place at a... read more

Kobe Bryant Fined $100,000 For Anti-Gay Slur

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant is being fined $100,000 for using an anti-gay slur aimed at an NBA referee Tuesday night, ABC News reports. 

After Bennie Adam called a technical foul against the L.A. Laker, Bryant uttered "f---ing f---ot," and it was caught on camera.

"While I'm fully aware that basketball is an emotional game, such a distasteful term should never be tolerated," NBA commissioner David Stern said in a statement.

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