BREAKING NEWS - Kobe Bryant Announces His Retirement From Basketball

Posted on Sun Nov 29th, 2015 7:22pm PDT       By X17 Staff

In what got to be the most awesome resignation letter ever, Los Angeles Laker and NBA superstar Kobe Bryant announced his retirement from professional basketball today.

The 37-year-old, 17-time All-Star wrote on The Players' Tribune:

Dear Basketball,

From the moment
I started rolling my dad’s tube socks
And shooting imaginary
Game-winning shots
In the Great Western Forum
I knew one thing was real:

I fell in love with you.

A love so deep I gave you my all —
From my mind & body
To my spirit & soul.

As a six-year-old boy
Deeply in love with you
I never saw the end of the tunnel.
I only saw myself
Running out of one.

And so I ran.
I ran up and down every court
After every loose ball for you.
You asked for my hustle
I gave you my heart
Because it came with so much more.

I played through the sweat and hurt
Not because challenge called me
But because YOU called me.
I did everything for YOU
Because that’s what you do
When someone makes you feel as
Alive as you’ve made me feel.

You gave a six-year-old boy his Laker dream
And I’ll always love you for it.
But I can’t love you obsessively for much longer.
This season is all I have left to give.
My heart can take the pounding
My mind can handle the grind
But my body knows it’s time to say goodbye.

And that’s OK.
I’m ready to let you go.
I want you to know now
So we both can savor every moment we have left together.
The good and the bad.
We have given each other
All that we have.

And we both know, no matter what I do next
I’ll always be that kid
With the rolled up socks
Garbage can in the corner
:05 seconds on the clock
Ball in my hands.
5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1

Love you always,

Copies of the letter were handed out to every fan after Sunday night's game. The end of an era ...


BREAKING NEWS - Sinead O'Connor Found Safe After Facebook Post Threatening Suicide

Posted on Sun Nov 29th, 2015 7:21pm PDT       By X17 Staff

Sinead O'Connor was found by law enforcement in a Dublin hotel after posting threatening messages on Facebook, purporting to be in the act of committing suicide via overdose.

The singer wrote: "I have taken an overdose," O'Connor wrote. "There is no other way to get respect. I am not at home, I'm at a hotel, somewhere in Ireland, under another name If I wasn't posting this, my kids and family wouldn't even find out. Was dead for another fortnight since none of them bother their hole with me for a minute. I could have been dead here for weeks already and they'd never have known."

"There is only so much any woman can be expected to bear," the 48-year-old wrote and then listed family members she said betrayed her. She accused her family of "appalling cruelty" and mentioned her hysterectomy and a custody battle against two of her ex-husbands over her youngest children, Shane Lunny, 11, and Yeshua Bonadio, 8.

On Friday, the singer posted a message about needing a job and saying that she could "barely survive."

O'Connor also attempted suicide in 2011 and was diagnosed as bipolar in 2003.


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Scott Disick Hangs Out With His Kids, Spends The Night In With Kourtney Kardashian

Posted on Sun Nov 29th, 2015 12:46pm PDT       By X17 Staff

Scott Disick is really trying to step up his game!

The reality star who just got out of rehab spent his Saturday night taking his kids around Calabasas and then spent the night watching movies with his estranged ex Kourtney Kardashian, which leads us to believe the 36-year-old took back her cheating man.

Later that night, Scott Instagramed a photo of a TV that showed the father of three reclining on a couch behind his son, which he captioned, "Str8 chillin."

On Sunday morning, Kourtney posted a photo of her big bed, which showed her three kids Mason, Penelope, and Reign. The proud mom captioned the photo, "Heaven."


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Kate Middleton and Prince William Release New Photos Of Six-Month-Old Princess Charlotte

Posted on Sun Nov 29th, 2015 12:00pm PDT       By X17 Staff

She’s so cute!

Kate Middleton and Prince William have just released two new pics of Princess Charlotte, who is six months old.

Instead of being taken by a famed photographer, the photos were snapped by Kate herself at home at Anmer Hall, Norfolk, earlier this month.

Charlotte, who turns 7 months old on Tuesday, is pictured in a floral dress and pink cardigan.

The sweet snaps were released with the statement, ”The Duke and Duchess continue to receive warm messages about Princess Charlotte from all around the world and they hope that everyone enjoys these lovely photos as much as they do."

Last year around this time, the couple released shots of Prince George at Kensington Palace.

The last time we saw Charlotte, who was born on May 2, was in a series of portraits shot by Mario Testino at her July Christening.

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Mary-Kate Olsen Weds Olivier Sarkozy In Cigarette-Filled Manhattan Wedding

Posted on Sun Nov 29th, 2015 11:00am PDT       By X17 Staff

Michelle Tanner just got hitched!

We have no idea why we think this news is so weird, but we do — Mary-Kate Olsen is a married woman!

The 29-year-old-trapped-in-the-body-of-a-12-year-old has wed much older, French baker Olivier Sarkozy in a 50-person ceremony in New York City on Friday night.

Page Six is reporting that the reception was held at a private residence on 49th Street and that cocktails were served in a rear garden before the 50 guests dined inside. Apparently, guests were required to turn in their cellphones before the night’s events.

In true Olsen form, there were “bowls and bowls filled with cigarettes, and everyone smoked the whole night,” says a source.

The May/December duo were engaged in 2014 and have been dating for three years. The international pair reside in Manhattan. Sarkozy has two children from a previous marriage and is the half brother of the former French President Nicolas Sarkozy.


Are Exes Ben Affleck And Kate Beckinsale Dating?

Posted on Sun Nov 29th, 2015 10:00am PDT       By X17 Staff

Who do you turn to when your 11-year marriage goes down the drain? Your hot, newly single ex boyfriend of course!

Kate Beckinsale and Ben Affleck, who reportedly had a brief fling after filming Peal Harbor back in 2001, have been spending time together after their respective splits. Now that’s a hot potential couple!

According to The Sun, the two have been finding solace in each other after their recent breaks ups. The outlet claims they’ve been thinking about dating again now that Ben has separated from wife Jennifer Garner and Kate split from husband Len Wiseman.

The publication is also claiming that friends of the both the stars are pushing for the pair to get together again.

"Kate used to be madly in love with Ben. He would make her giddy with excitement any time they were in the same room," a source told the publication.

Back in 2011, neither Ben nor Kate have ever confirmed a relationship but romance rumors were heavily reported at the time.

The Sun also claims that after Kate and the Underworld director split in February, Ben, who split with his wife five months ago, became a shoulder for the actress to cry on.

The sourced added, "She's turned to him for support as a friend because they've stayed in touch during her difficult time."

Last week, Len made headlines after he was snapped without his wedding while out with 24-year-old model CJ Franco.

The couple then quickly announced that after 11 years together, they had split in February and were leading separate lives.

Kate is currently filming Underworld 5 in Prague. On the other hand, Ben is back home in Los Angeles. We spotted the Oscar winner out and about working out with a trainer over the weekend. Now that Ben may have a new lady love in his life, he may be trying to shed some of his recent break up weight? Meanwhile, ex Jen was out doing business on Saturday. The Alias actress was in Burbank for a film meeting. The mom of three shlepped a trunk filled with wardrobe into the office.

Looks like these single stars are going about their daily lives!


Kourtney Kardashian Is Totally Giving Scott Disick Another Shot At Their Relationship

Posted on Sat Nov 28th, 2015 1:30pm PDT       By X17 Staff

That was fast!

Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick stepped out for the second time together on Friday to grab lunch and go furniture shopping with son Mason, and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that the mother-of-three appears to be letting her baby daddy back in her good graces. The hard partying bad boy couldn't hold back his affection for his partner of nine years on the outing, and was wrapping his arms around her as they perused the design store.

While they haven't officially declared that they're getting back together, they have been practically inseparable this past week, and LD even spent Thanskgiving with his lady love and the rest of the Kardashian clan. We were concerned The Lord's sobriety was in jeopardy when it was announced last week that he will be hosting a New Year's Eve bash at 1OAK in Las Vegas, but it seems his estranged girlfriend is OK with the paid appearance as long as he stays on the straight and narrow.

"She wants Scott to have a sober friend with him during his club gig, and she wants it to be made very clear to staff that no alcohol is allowed in his VIP area. She wants him to do his allotted 2 hours at the club and have his mandatory dinner at Stack, which all of them are contracted for when they go to 1OAK. Then she wants him to leave. She is making this the last test on taking him back. If he passes this test, then a 2016 together is highly likely since he had passed all her other tests," a source dished to Hollywood Life.

Kourt isn't the only one in her fam that is seemingly giving her man another chance! Kylie Jenner briefly called it quits with Tyga the other week, but since then they've been spending time together despite deciding to live under separate roofs. Apparently, the Snapchat queen and the rapper thought their lives were too intertwined, and their relationship would improve if they kept separate residences.

Kris Jenner must be thanking God her daughters are dating such losers, because it makes for great reality TV!


Coco Austin And Ice-T Welcome Baby Girl

Posted on Sat Nov 28th, 2015 11:40am PDT       By X17 Staff

Christmas came early for the longtime couple!

Coco Austin and husband Ice T welcomed daughter Chanel Nicole this morning, and the model shared the first pic of her bundle of joy on Instagram shortly after the birth. What a little cutie!

"Surprise!!! Look who came early!! Welcome the new arrival of Chanel Nicole.. A beautiful healthy 5.7 pound and 18 inch baby girl .Ice and I are so proud! I cried while she was coming out I was so excited to meet her!" the new mom captioned the sweet snapshot.

This the first child for the pair, who have been married over 15 years. Earlier this year, the 37-year-old opened up about finally being ready for motherhood. "I think it’s time. I think I’m in that stage in my life where I need this. I’ve done everything in my life pretty much career-wise and … I’ve been in a happy marriage for 15 years. It feels really, really good. It’s time for me to make this big jump. I can’t wait to have a little character running around the house. It’s just meant to be," she gushed to People.

She's precious! Enjoy every moment Ice and Coco!


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