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As a tribute to Chris Kelly, the Kris Kross rapper, Jermaine Dupri decided to wear his pants backwards during the funeral.  Dupri was the one who discovered the Kris Kross duo while they were singing in a mall.  Aside from Dupri, Da Brat, Kelly’s label mate also wore his pants backwards.  During the funeral ceremony, Dupri did not deliver a speech while Chris Smith said, “I know Chris is in heaven.”

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A judge just ordered Goldin Auctions to stop the selling of Kobe Bryant’s memorabilia for now.  A hearing will be scheduled next Monday.  Kobe’s mother brought his trophies, championship rings, jerseys and other stuff to the auction house and claimed that his son gave them to her.  However, the NBA player denied this and said that his mother was just unhappy because Kobe did not buy her the expensive house.  Kobe also added that his mother stole the stuff from his house.

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Kobe Bryant is not in good terms with his mom and the reason behind this is money.  Recently, Kobe’s mom, Pamela Bryant, brought Kobe’s Memorabilia such as his trophies, jerseys, championship rings and others to an auction store.  Pamela obtained an advance payment of $450,000 for all the stuff.  She also said that she will use the money in buying a house in Nevada.  When Kobe learned about this, he immediately called the auction store and told them that all those stuff belong to him.

According to sources, the war between Kobe and his mother started when the basketball star wanted to buy a house which is less than one million in Vegas for his parents.  But his parents refused because they wanted a house that is bigger.  Pamela felt that it is unfair since Kobe bought a $3.2 million house for Sofia Laine, Vanessa’s mom.  The house was recently sold and Kobe bought another multi-million dollar house for Sofia.

On Kobe’s side, he was unhappy because he has been providing his parents with millions of dollars and at the same time he also bought cars and homes for them.  The war between Kobe and his parents has been going on for years ever since Kobe refused to have a prenup when he married Vanessa.

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Last Saturday, Kobe tweeted:

“When u give Give GIVE and they take Take TAKE at wat point do u draw a line in the sand? #hurtbeyondmeasure #gavemenowarning #love?”

What can you say about the mother and son feud?

The LA Lakers may have won against the Warriors last night, but unfortunately Kobe Bryant suffered a leg injury during the game.  A lot of people are speculating that this could be the end of Kobe’s career.  The star of LA Lakers has already suffered different types of injuries during his past, but suffering from a torn Achilles can be serious and there is a possibility that he would not be able to play again.

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Before undergoing a surgery, Kobe posted his sentiments on Facebook:

“This is such BS! All the training and sacrifice just flew out the window with one step that I’ve done millions of times! The frustration is unbearable. The anger is rage. Why the hell did this happen ?!? Makes no damn sense. Now I’m supposed to come back from this and be the same player Or better at 35?!? How in the world am I supposed to do that??”

Kobe Bryant had to undergo a surgery in order to treat his torn Achilles tendon which is located in his left leg.  The recovery time would be between six to nine months.
Kobe was pleased after his surgery and he tweeted:

“Random tears of devastation and doubt mixed with inner determination and will #countonfamily #countonprayer THANKU #vicodintweets comin ha! MRI Time. Surgery prep time. Lookin like Mrs Doubtfire with a jerri curl cap lol Anesthesia next #highasakite…”

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Vanessa, Kobe’s wife, also shared some news on Instagram and she wrote:

“Kobe’s surgery is complete. Thanks for your prayers. He went into the O.R. listening to Moonlight Sonata.”

Get Well Soon, Kobe !

Now that Kobe has fixed his own home, he apparently can go out and help others who are looking to improve theirs. After only announcing last Friday that they were not going to divorce, the newly reconciled pair Kobe and Vanessa Bryant joined the former President of the United States, Bill Clinton, Adam Lambert, rocker Richie Sambora and other celebrities for the official opening of the housing project known as Step Up on Vine.

Kobe-and-friends550Also announced?

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The Kobe & Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation, a new charity project that is on a mission to eliminate homelessness affecting the greater Los Angeles area. It is estimated that between 7,000 and 10,000 youth in the area are homeless, so this new project will be a welcome addition to the city.

Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Bryant are reunited and will remain as a couple.  It has been one year since Vanessa filed for divorce and now she is dropping the proceedings.  The couple announced that they want to save their 10 year marriage.

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Kobe is very grateful about the support of their fans and posted this message on Facebook:

“I am happy to say that Vanessa and I are moving on with our lives together as a family. When the show ends and the music stops, the journey is made beautiful by having that someone to share it with. Thank you all for your support and prayers! Much luv, Mamba out.”

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“We are pleased to announce that we have reconciled.” Vanessa adds,  ”Our divorce action will be dismissed. We are looking forward to our future together. Kobe & Vanessa.”

What made them reconcile?  Some people say that most likely the couple decided to reconcile because of their two daughters.

Vanessa Bryant recently sold their Mediterranean-style home in Newport Beach for $3.22 million.  This property is one of the three Newport Beach mansions that Kobe gave to Vanessa after she filed for divorce in 2011.  Based on public records, the couple bought this 6,000 sq. ft. beach property for $2.65 million back in 2003.  However, this Newport mansion was first listed for $3.75 million in September and this month Vanessa has finally sold it for $3.22 million.

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According to its listing agent, Jordan Cohen, Re/Max Olson & Associates, Inc., this mansion has 5.5 bathrooms and five bedrooms.  It also features an outdoor barbecue and a spa.

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Recently, Kobe and Vanessa is spotted together and very sweet to each other.  Are they getting back?  Well, as of now their divorce papers are not yet withdrawn, that is why it is still hard to tell.

With Rihanna and Chris Brown back together again, maybe anything is possible. This is the time of year when things can be forgotten, glazed over, and worked out. Tinseltown is no different. And so we have now yet another Hollywood couple sparking questions on the status of their relationship. Are they together or not?

The Bryant Family Christmas card 2012

Put divorce rumors aside for a moment, Vanessa Bryant and Kobe Bryant made quite the attractive pair on their Christmas card this year. The photo features their two daughters and Vanessa’s green velvet dress by Gucci.

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The two have been embroiled in very well publicized divorce proceedings over the past year. They even lived separately for most of 2012. Perhaps they are starting new in 2013?