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Kobe Bryant Strikes With The Black Mamba

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At long last, Kobe Bryant has debuted The Black Mamba.

In a short film directed by Robert Rodriguez, Bryant's  alter ego, The Black Mamba,  goes up against a trio of villains: The Crippler (Danny Trejo), Mister Suave (Bruce Willis) and The Boss (Kanye West).

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First Look: The Cleveland Show Drafts NBA All-Stars

The Cleveland Show

LeBron James loves Cleveland! Sorry, Cavaliers fans, not your Cleveland. The basketball superstar and six fellow NBA All-Stars make a fast break to Cleveland Brown's hometown of Stoolbend, Virginia, on Fox's The Cleveland Show on February 13. "Cleveland and Donna go to L.A. to see the NBA All-Star Game," says executive producer Mike Henry (who voices Cleveland). "Cleveland gets appropriately drunk and starts heckling the players, and they get their feelings hurt. They all come together and vow to go to Virginia and track Cleveland down and set him straight."

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Rick Fox Dancing Without Pants?

Rick Fox, Dancing With The Stars

Rick Fox is shooting for a three — for Cheryl Burke. The former Los Angeles Laker has three National Basketball Association championships, and a Dancing with the Stars victory this season would give his pro partner a record third Mirrorball trophy. "I'm putting the pressure on myself to get that for her," he tells TVGuide.com. "I know Derek [Hough] and Mark [Ballas] could get three too. I have to make sure I'm attentive, coachable and I'm putting in the effort that is required. She shapes our partnership into championship level." So coachable is Fox that he gamely went with Burke's last-minute costume change to have him shirtless in their samba. What prompted the change? Find out below. Plus: See when Fox will return to The Game... read more

Top Moments: Kasey's Ink, Kathy's Kiss and Green's Fumble Are Our Favorite Mistakes

The Bachelorette, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List

TV isn't perfect; sometimes it shows us mistakes. A Top Chef hopeful decided to make — gasp! — dessert. Jesse pulled the trigger on Breaking Bad. Kathy Griffin put the moves on Christopher Meloni. The Bachelorette's Kasey got a tattoo. And England's Rob Green — well, he knows what he did. He'll be rewatching it in his vuvuzela-scored nightmares for years to come. Welcome to Top Moments: Our Favorite Mistakes Edition.

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Ty Burrell: Modern Family Finale "Hits All the Right Spots"

Modern Family

If playing Phil Dunphy is like being on vacation, then Ty Burrell doesn't want to leave.

"It's nice to be on vacation, right?" the Modern Family star tells TVGuide.com. "But that's what being Phil is — a vacation from my mind."

It was a holiday Burrell didn't know he needed until the part of the dopey, well-intentioned suburban dad came his way. The role was written... read more

Oprah to "Welcome Home" U.S. Olympians on Sept. 8

Oprah Winfrey by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage.com

For its 23rd (!) season premiere, The Oprah Winfrey Show will be paid a visit by more than 150 U.S. Olympic team members.The guest list includes gold medalists such as Michael Phelps (who has become about as omnipresent as Eddie Cibrian on ABC), Nastia Liukin, volleyball queens Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh, and hoops stars Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, Lisa Leslie and Dwayne Wade (who always cracked me up on A Different World).As reported by the AP, the episode tapes Wednesday at Chicago's Millennium Park (to air Sept. 8) and is fancied as a both a "welcome home celebration" for the athletes as well as a showcase for the Windy City, which is among the candidates to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. By noon Saturday, the line of Oprah and Olympic athlete fans hoping to nab one of the 2,000 free tickets up for grabs stretched several blocks. — Matt Mitovich read more

Celtics and Lakers Meet in Deja Vu NBA Finals

Kobe Bryant by Kirby Lee/WireImage.com, Kevin Garnett by Adam Hunger/REUTERS

After a nail-biter of a Super Bowl, an overtime NCAA men's hoops final and a resurgence of ratings in the NHL Stanley Cup, the NBA Finals are poised to continue a fantastic 2008 sports year. This is your father's NBA Finals. And get your grandfather in the room, too. The Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics — two of the league's most storied franchises (and one of the most heated rivalries in all of sports) — are set to battle for league supremacy. Before Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls took over the world in the 1990s, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird owned the '80s, with the Lakers and/or the Celtics appearing in the NBA Finals every year, save one. Gone are the short shorts and the knee-high socks. This year, the Lakers' Kobe Bryant and the Celtics' Kevin Garnett lead a new generation of roundball phenoms battling for the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy. ABC analyst and former New York Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy sees the series going the distance. "Whoever wins i... read more

Kobe Bryant Pulls Off Insane Stunt?

We're very torn on this one. Half of us say Kobe Bryant jumping over an oncoming Aston Martin could be real considering his athletic talent and height. Others are a bit more skeptical and are convinced it's merely some stealthy marketers and video editors planting this as a viral video to sell sneakers (or perhaps even give the car some brand recognition). You be the judge. And as Kobe says—do not try this at home.Your take: Do you think this video is legit, or just a marketing stunt? Would someone in the prime of his career like Kobe be willing to risk it all for a YouTube video? read more

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