Kobe Bryant's Wife Vanessa Eyed for The Real Housewives of Orange County?

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The again happy couple
Producers of The Real Housewives of Orange County are checking out Vanessa Bryant, Kobe's off-and-on-again wife, as a new cast member, an "insider" apparently claims.

"There will be a new girl and a new friend," an unnamed Mr. RHOC told RumorFix. "They are looking at athletes' wives. There is one who plays professional baseball. There have also been talks of Kobe Bryant's wife being scoped out."

Keep in mind that unnamed insiders have a validity rate that ranks down there with Mark Madsen's career 3-point field goal percentage.

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[VIDEO] Ultimate Armwrestling in OC

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Over The Top aint got nothing on these guys.

In 2006, Robert Drenk and Bill Collins, (an arm wrestler and arm wrestling referee, respectively) started the Ultimate Armwrestling League to allow arm wrestlers to compete on a more professional level. What they began would eventually evolve into a world-renowned arm wrestling competition that draws hundreds of arm wrestlers of all ages (and sizes) to compete for a grand prize of $100,000.

The latest UAL competition took place at Ten Nightclub in Newport Beach, and we sent our Junior Asian Correspondent Charles Lam to investigate. We came across avid and dedicated arm wrestlers from around the world and asked them about their interests in competing, and even had Charles put his own arm muscles to the test.

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Mammoth Mountain to Acquire Snow Summit and Bear Mountain Ski Resorts for $38 Million

UPDATE: Mammoth is picking up the two Big Bear area resorts for $38 million, reports the Los Angeles Times, which notes the move "comes in the midst of a historic drought." Mammoth CEO Rusty Gregory explains to the Times, "My father used to say in business you want to do the opposite of what everyone else is doing. This does look like a questionable time to buy a ski resort operation."

Hopefully the ownership change won't mean less of this.

The Dick Kun ownership era at the Snow Summit and Bear Mountain ski resorts in the San Bernardino Mountains is over as the owners of Mammoth Mountain are set to acquire the properties, it was announced this morning.

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Tito Ortiz vs. Stephan Bonnar Tickets Go on Sale at Noon and Leave Uncle Scott Coker Alone!

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Tito Ortiz (left) and Stephan Bonnar get to spill one another's bad blood soon.

Well, that didn't take long. Tickets go on sale at high noon today for the Nov. 15 Bellator mixed martial arts grudge match between "Huntington Beach Bad Boy" Tito Ortiz and "The American Psycho" Stephan Bonnar, Bellator announced Thursday.

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Ex-NFL Linebacker Convicted In California Millionaire's Murder Loses Appeal

Naposki: NFL player turned Newport Beach bar doorman turned convicted murderer
A California Court of Appeal this week rejected a four-prong effort by Eric Naposki, a former NFL linebacker with the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts, to overturn his July 2011 conviction for the 1994, ambush murder of an ultra-wealthy Newport Beach businessman in a financial gain plot.

An appellate lawyer working for Naposki told a three-justice appellate panel based in Santa Ana that there were four errors in the trial, including the government's 15-year delay in filing charges, faulty jury instructions, biased jury and improperly excluded evidence.

But Justice WIlliam Rylaarsdam's 18-page opinion backed by colleagues Raymond Ikola and David Thompson analyzed and then rejected each point, saying they found "no prejudicial error."

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Wesley Goldenhar, Huntington Beach Man, Dies While Surfing

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Photo by Richard Kelly
Surfers at Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach resident Wesley Goldenhar, 46, died Thursday morning while surfing, according to the Orange County Coroner. He had been surfing approximately 100 yards south of lifeguard tower number 20 when he fell and hit his head, according to Surfline.

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UFC Hall of Famer Suggests "Boring MMA Fights" Are a Symptom of "Tito Ortiz Virus"

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No outward signs of a virus.

An Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Hall of Famer says he is coming out of retirement to stop the spread "of the virus that's known as Tito Ortiz," something Stephan Bonnar claims is manifested by the Bad Boy of Huntington Beach's "boring fights for too many years."

S to the NAP, girlfriend. This is like Arnie Palmer calling out Jack Nicklaus!

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Family Says Danielle and Devin Scelsi Were Forced to Drink Booze, Request Privacy: Update

See the update at the end of this post with a statement from the Scelsi family.

University of New Mexico (left); SoCal Developmental Soccer League
Danielle and Devin Scelsi played at Santa Margarita and Mission Viejo.
ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 21, 8:46 A.M.: Fraternal twins from Trabuco Canyon have withdrawn from the University of New Mexico after a women's soccer initiation ritual involving alcohol sent one of the freshmen to the hospital. Campus police were sent to a dormitory Sunday night after Danielle Scelsi reported her 18-year-old sister Devin was having trouble breathing and appeared to be vomiting.

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Irvine is No. 5 Best U.S. City for Soccer Moms and Dads; Which OC Cities Cracked the Top 20?

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Who do I listen to, my coach or my mom?

Irvine has been named the fifth best place in the country for soccer moms (and dads), which shouldn't surprise anyone who has had a kid on a club team from elsewhere in Orange County. Seems like they were always playing games in Irvine or against a team from there. A couple other OC cities cracked the Top 20 in the NerdWallet rankings; can you guess which ones?

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Skate Legend, San Clemente Resident Jay Adams Passes Away in Mexico

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Adams at the 2013 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Awards in Anaheim

Skateboarding legend and San Clemente resident Jay Adams passed away today from an apparent heart attack while surfing in Mexico, according to this manager.

He was 53.

Adams grew up in Venice and Santa Monica, where he began surfing at an early age and was eventually introduced to skateboarding by surfers who would frequent Jeff Ho Surf Shop and Zephyr Productions. a local surf shop. He joined the Zephyr Surf Team, which would eventually become a skateboarding team.

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