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Originally posted 06/29/2012 11:00AM
There are few things more pressure-filled than helping a professional sports team win a national championship – but for LeBron James, one of them was popping the question to his longtime girlfriend, Savannah Brinson.
"I was nervous," James, 27, tells Oprah Winfrey on Oprah's Next Chapter. "It felt like before a finals game."
The Miami Heat star proposed to his high school sweetheart during a New Year's Eve party in South Beach.
"I knew all my teammates and my friends and family was going to be there, and I thought I was ready to make the next step in my commitment with Savannah," he tells Winfrey.
Originally posted 01/01/2012 11:00AM
LeBron James had more on his mind than just ringing in the new year on Saturday night.
At a New Year's Eve dinner and party at SL nightclub at the Shelborne hotel in South Beach, the Miami Heat star, 27, proposed to his longtime girlfriend Savannah Brinson. And he got their kids in on the action as well.
Right after popping the question, James picked up the couple's sons LeBron Jr., 7, and Bryce, 4, and swung them around on the floor. "It was so sweet to watch," a rep for Remy Martin V, who hosted the dinner, tells PEOPLE. "Everyone is extremely happy."
Originally posted 08/16/2011 02:00PM
On each leg of his summer tour of Asia with Nike, LeBron James has been greeted by a frenzy of camera-toting fans. But when the 6-ft., 8-in. basketball star kicked back with a panda cub at the Chengdu Panda Reserve, he was the one doing the admiring.
"Relaxing and holding down the pandas!" said James, who shared a photo of his panda cuddle on Twitter Sunday.
Originally posted 07/04/2011 06:00AM
Katie Holmes surprised Tom Cruise, who is in Florida filming Rock of Ages, with a surprise 49th birthday bash at Miami Beach's SoHo Beach House. "Katie planned everything herself," a source tells us. Cruise's three kids – Suri, Connor and Isabella – were all there to celebrate, along with 40 close friends. The bash took place on the roof and inside the private venue, and guests enjoyed pasta, shrimp and other Italian dishes, in addition to chocolate birthday cake. "Katie has been very excited and actually did the RSVPs herself," the source says. "She wanted to be sure everything was just right."
Originally posted 04/07/2011 11:05AM
LeBron James's mother, Gloria, was arrested early Thursday after an alleged altercation at the Fontainebleau Hotel on Miami Beach.
"There was an incident involving Mrs. Gloria James and an employee of our valet parking provider while she was exiting the hotel early Thursday morning," a spokesperson for Fontainebleau Miami Beach, said in a statement. (Lebron, meanwhile, had a game that night.)
According to a source on the scene, Gloria and some girlfriends came to party at club LIV at the Fontainebleau, where she was being "sweet as pie" during the the night out. When it came time to leave around 5 a.m., a security guard escorted her to the valet area to collect her car. The escort was not because she was behaving badly, the source says, but because it's a Fontainebleau policy to provide their VIP guests with an escort.
"When Gloria went to get in her car, she said she couldn't find her keys which she was told were in the car," the source tells PEOPLE. "She got angry quickly and swung her bag at the valet person who brought the car."
Originally posted 12/31/2010 04:15PM
LeBron James celebrated his 26th birthday Thursday night with a private, star-studded bash in his new Miami hometown.
The basketball star hosted a dinner for his celeb pals at STK, followed by a late-night party at Coco Deville next door. In addition to his mom, James's girlfriend Savannah Brinson was on hand. Other famous faces in the crowd: Drake, Gabrielle Union and her beau, James's Miami Heat teammate Dwyane Wade, Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick, Kelly Rowland, Vivica Fox, Timbaland, Ne-Yo, Spike Lee, Tyrese and Trey Songz.
Originally posted 12/03/2010 10:45AM
It was a familiar scene for Cavaliers fans: LeBron James reigning supreme on the basketball court in Cleveland. Except, this time, the NBA star was wearing a different jersey.
Thursday's game was James's first time back in Ohio playing basketball since he signed a five-year contract with the Miami Heat. And as the Heat beat the Cavaliers – the team James, 25, led for seven years – in a 118-90 victory, fans were not discrete about their disapproval of James's defection to the Sunshine State.
Originally posted 11/29/2010 08:45AM
From the queen of Hollywood to a princess in waiting, Barbara Walters has revealed eight of the 10 names on her 2010 Most Fascinating People list.
Sandra Bullock and Kate Middleton are joined on the list by Justin Bieber, Betty White, LeBron James, Sarah Palin, new American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez and the cast of Jersey Shore.
As usual, Walters won't divulge the final names – or the overall Most Fascinating Person – until the special airs Dec. 9 at 10 p.m. EST.
Originally posted 10/26/2010 12:45PM
Originally posted 08/17/2010 06:00PM
LeBron James never knew his father. But that hasn't been a problem when it comes to being a dad himself.
"It's not all anger. It's not all anger at all," the NBA star, 25, tells GQ in its September issue about his feelings toward his father, who left his mother Gloria when she was pregnant with him.
"I'm not downgrading my father or blasting him," says James, who has two young boys – LeBron Jr., 5, and Bryce, 3 – with longtime girlfriend Savannah Brinson. "I don't know what he may have been going through at the time. I'm not one of those to judge without knowing. I was too young to understand."
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