LeBron James will next take his talents to Burbank.
On the heels of his good reviews in Amy Schumer’s “Trainwreck,” the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar has partnered in a content creation deal with Warner Bros Entertainment that will put his SpringHill Entertainment banner on the studio track to generate content in TV, movies and digital.
Kevin Tsujihara, Chairman and CEO, Warner Bros, James and his SpringHill cofounder Maverick Carter are calling the arrangement unprecedented, reports Deadline.com.
“LeBron James has one of the most powerful, well-known brands in the world and we are excited to be in business with him and his partner, Maverick Carter, and SpringHill Entertainment,” said Tsujihara. “The combination of LeBron’s global media presence and Warner Bros.’ unmatched production and distribution expertise is a big win for fans everywhere. We’re excited to welcome LeBron and Maverick to the Warner Bros. family and look forward to partnering on incredible projects that will connect with consumers across a variety of platforms.”
Added James: “Connecting with my fans and telling meaningful stories have always been my passion. In everything I’ve done, from Nike commercials to Uninterrupted and Survivor’s Remorse, it’s always about connecting with people of all ages and providing unique content they can all enjoy. And I’ve always loved
movies, which makes Warner Bros. the ultimate partner to help us continue to push the envelope. I can’t wait to see what we come up with.”
This past weekend, BET held their first annual Players Awards in Las Vegas, Lil’ Waynewas in the house to help get the energy pumping, Weezy performed his latest single, “Glory,” for the audience at the Penn & Teller theater.
Retired NBA legends Shaquille O’Neal and Scottie Pippen are suddenly going at it over Instagram.
It all started on Monday when Shaq posted an image comparing an all-time Los Angeles Lakers squad with one from the Bulls, claiming the Lakers lineup (himself included) would beat Pippen, Michael Jordan and the other Bulls by 50 points.
Pippen clapped back the next day, reminding Shaq that he and his Bulls won twice as many titles than O’Neal did with the Lakers.
The gloves were off, as far as Shaq was concerned. The two came for each other over the next several hours, with Pippen mocking Shaq’s free throw challenges, and O’Neal superimposing Pippen’s face on a woman’s body and calling him “Scottina,” among other digs:
Almost a year to the day of his big return home from the Miami Heat, LeBron James revealed that he will remain with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The NBA star agreed to terms of a one-year, $23 million contract that also includes a player option for 2016-17, two people familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press on Thursday. They spoke on condition of anonymity because James has not yet signed the contract.
His agreement with the Cavs gives him future flexibility and the ability to make more money next summer when the league’s new TV deal kicks in. The $24 billion package is expected to escalate the salary cap by millions.
James, 30, led the Cavs to the NBA Finals in his first season back. Cleveland lost in six games to Golden State.
Off the court, James is hosting a VIP screening in Akron on Friday, where he’ll walk the red carpet with fellow stars of “Trainwreck,” Amy Schumer’s movie he filmed last summer shortly after announcing he was returning to the Cavs.
Before game 4 of the NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors, the R&B superstar Usher took center court the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland where he sang a soulful rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Former Los Angeles Lakers great and current New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher has filed for divorce from his wife Candace, just one month after they celebrated their 10 year anniversary, reports TMZ.
Fisher filed in Los Angeles citing irreconcilable differences, according to the website.
The couple has twin children together, including a daughter who suffered from a rare form of eye cancer. Fisher was famously allowed to break his contract with the Utah Jazz in 2007 so he could spend more time with her and help her with treatment.
Fisher is asking for joint legal and physical custody of the children. He also wants to split the legal costs.
Fisher issued a statement saying, “This is a difficult time for me personally. For the sake of our children, I ask that everyone respects our privacy during this process.”