Kobe Bryant's Muse Coming in the Fall from Showtime and Deepak Chopra's Son

Categories: Film, Sports, TV

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Kobe Bryant didn't exactly win a great reception after opening up to The New Yorker recently (click on the link after the jump), so it may be deja vu all over again when he exposes his on- and off-court life on camera to a documentarian.

But Showtime announced Thursday that is indeed what the Newport Coast-based NBA superstar is doing in Kobe Bryant's Muse.

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Tommy Lasorda Loves The Dick

Categories: Politics, Sports

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This just in: Dodger blue bleeder Tommy Lasorda loves The Dick.

Yep, it's true. Upon coming to the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda--or what the hep cats call The Dick--the Dogs' former manager was heard to remark, "This place is beautiful."

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Tito Ortiz Wins Chance to Fight MMA Again and Custody Battle with Jenna Jameson

Categories: Court, Sports, XXX

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"Bad Boy of Huntington Beach" Tito Ortiz scored two big wins last Thursday, being cleared to return to mixed martial arts (MMA) fighting and getting complete custody of his twin boys.

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"Nails" Beating? Lenny Dykstra Fingers Jailers

Categories: Crime-iny, Sports

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Garden Grove High baseball phenom-turned-felon Lenny Dykstra claims he was beaten by deputies in Los Angeles County Jail.

In fact, the former All-Star outfielder with the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies filed a lawsuit seeking unspecified damages Wednesday against LA County and several sheriff's employees.


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Services Held for March Madness Widows

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Sorry to be bringing this just before the Final Four, but a Newport Beach "MedSpa" continues its "March Madness Widows Ball" Saturday and Monday.

"While their husbands are glued to the TVs, wives will be getting rid of those lines, sunspots and wrinkles" through "the latest topical, non-surgical, minimally-invasive procedures"--and at a discount, boasts CosmetiCare, which started the promotion with the March 27 games.

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Kobe Bryant More Rush Limbaugh Than MLK?

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An ESPN columnist asserts that Kobe Bryant's charmed life--having a father who was an NBA player, growing up in Italy, going to a public high school in the Philadelphia suburbs, entering the "pampered" NBA himself and, yes, residing now in Orange County--makes him come off more like Rush Limbaugh than Martin Luther King Jr. when discussing race.

In "Kobe Bryant's Colorblindness," Jason Whitlock reacts to a recent story in The New Yorker where the Black Mamba was asked about the Miami Heat's hoodie photo in support of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old boy who was killed in Florida by overzealous neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman.

The Lakers' superstar, who lives with his wife and daughters in a gated Newport Coast community, answered with "a mouthful," according to Whitlock.

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Theofanis Mavromatis, Fallen Newport-to-Ensenada Captain, Done in by Device: Suit

Categories: Court, Sports

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Remember when the Orange County Register wondered if a stoned seaman caused the August 2012 wreck of the Aegean, a Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race entrant that crashed off the Coronado Islands, killing four men?

Well, family members of the skipper, who was not on the pot, are suing the maker of the boat's emergency alert system.

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Team Destiny, All-Female Pro Paintball Team, Returns Home to Compete in Huntington Beach

Categories: Sports

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Team Destiny celebrates its national championship last October in Las Vegas.
Team Destiny, the all-female professional paintball squad that won a national championship over male teams last October, comes back home to compete in Huntington Beach this weekend.

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Ronnie Gamez, South County Girls Club Soccer Coach, Held for Alleged Lewd Acts with Minor

Categories: Crime-iny, Sports

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A soccer coach for several South County girls club teams was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of lewd acts on a minor, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department.

Because Ronnie Gamez, 27, of Laguna Niguel, had access to other minors as a soccer coach for U11, U13 and U17 teams, the sheriff's department fears there may be other victims.

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LA KISS Single-Game Tickets at Honda Center on Sale Saturday; Plus, the Final Roster

Categories: Sports

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It's free!
Single-game tickets for LA KISS games at the Honda Center go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, the Arena Football League team partly owned by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley announced. You can get them through Ticketmaster.com or at the Honda Center box office, and the starting price is $15 per game, which is less than what the tickets will go for on game days, the team says.

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