L.A. Clippers Dancers Get Their Own E! Reality Series

Spirit Dance Team - Clippers vs. Warriors (4/19/2014)

A production company followed around the Los Angeles Clippers dance team both on and off the court for a reality series set to premiere early next year on E!.

The cable channel ordered eight one-hour episodes of “L.A. Clippers Dance Squad” from Mandalay Sports Media, reports Deadline.com.

The show goes behind the scenes of the Clippers’ dance team, chronicling the lives of its rising stars from the hours of auditions and rehearsals to balancing personal lives and relationships.

“The Clippers dance team is an established and popular part of L.A.’s sports story, and we are excited to give our fans an exclusive peek into this high-energy world,” said Jeff Olde, EVP Programming and Development at E! “This series will bring a fascinating and revealing look at this exclusive organization and the glamorous, larger-than-life women who are competing in a very high-stakes game both on and off the court.”

Mike Tollin and Jon Weinbach serve as executive producers for Mandalay Sports Media, and Leola Westbrook serves as an Executive Producer as well. Cash Warren is also a producer on the series.


Dwyane Wade’s Son Hospitalized with ‘Undisclosed Illness’

Dwyane Wade and his son Zion

Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade missed a Thursday night game against the Utah Jazz to be with his son Zion, who was hospitalized with an “undisclosed illness.”

Wade returned to practice on Saturday and spoke to reporters about his absence, but did not give any further details about his son’s condition.

“I don’t want to get into what happened, but just know that I appreciate everyone’s support,” Wade said at AmericanAirlines Arena. “[Zion] is not out of the woods yet, but hopefully soon he will be. Right now, it’s just about seeing a progression every day.”

Wade said the past few days had been physically and emotionally draining, and that getting back to basketball Saturday was tough. He mentioned having very little sleep since Thursday, when he missed the team’s morning shootaround for what was then listed as personal reasons. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra confirmed that Wade was at the hospital with Zion later Thursday.

“Everybody understood why I wasn’t playing the other night,” Wade said. “It was good getting back out here. It felt like I was off for three weeks. I couldn’t breathe. So it was good to get out here and blow it out a little bit, being out here with the guys in the midst of them talking junk to each other. We had our whole group in here today, which was great.”


Dwight Howard Brings Loaded Glock to Houston Airport, Avoids Arrest

Dwight Howard #35 of the 2015 USA Basketball Men's National Team attends a practice session at the Mendenhall Center on August 11, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada

TMZ reports that on Aug. 28, the NBA star was stopped by a TSA agent who noticed the Glock 26 9mm was in his bag – loaded, with one round in the chamber.

He was not arrested…because Texas.

TMZ cites multiple law enforcement sources who say looser gun laws in Texas worked in Howard’s favor. He was reportedly allowed to give the weapon to an associate who took the gun out of the airport.

As for Dwight, once he was disarmed — he was allowed to get back in the security line and board his plane.

The Houston Police Department tells TMZ the District Attorney was aware of the case, but ultimately decided not to prosecute Howard.


LeBron James Signs Content Creation Deal with Warner Bros

LeBron James attends the "Trainwreck" New York Premiere at Alice Tully Hall on July 14, 2015 in New York City

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.”


Lil Wayne Performs “Glory” At BET’s First Annual NBA Player Awards (Video)

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.


Watch the video below.


Shaquille O’Neal, Scottie Pippen Clown Each Other on Instagram

scottie pippen shaq

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:

Report: LeBron James Signs 2-Year Contract to Remain in Cleveland

LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers speaks to the media after their loss to the Golden State Warriors in Game Six of the 2015 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 16, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio

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.


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