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Kobe Bryant was always clutch under pressure on the court, but even the unflappable former NBA star got a case of the nerves at the Oscars.

The ex-Laker took home the Academy Award for animated short (with collaborator Glen Keane) on Sunday for his film “Dear Basketball” and stopped by “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Thursday to discuss his win.

“I thought it was going to be easier,” Bryant admitted when asked how the stress of the situation compared to taking a last-minute shot, “because you’re not in control.”

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Ain’t nothing like home 🙏🏼. I love y’all - WLR

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Rapper-businessman Rick Ross has finally addressed a health scare that landed him in the hospital last week. 

“Ain’t nothing like home,” he wrote Thursday on Instagram, posting a photo of himself with one hand against a concrete block wall and the other wrapped around a bottle of a rosé Champagne that he promotes.

“I love y’all,” he said, including a praying-hands emoji and signing it “WLR,” the initials for his given name, William Leonard Roberts II.

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I really just like characters who you don't know where they stand for a long while. It's like people. You hang out with them for 10 years, and then all of a sudden they do something and you say, 'Who are you?' That's more interesting, in life and on-screen.

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O.J. Simpson in 1997.
O.J. Simpson in 1997. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

O.J. Simpson pauses from describing the moments before his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman were murdered. He shakes his head and looks away from the camera, bringing a hand up to his forehead.

“I really can’t do more of this,” he says, repeatedly, as he approaches the more gruesome details of what happened that night. 

Simpson was speaking to Judith Regan in a 2006 interview that Fox said was “lost” on the network’s lot and will be the subject of a Fox special, “O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession?” During the discussion, Simpson gives what the network describes as a “hypothetical account” and “disturbing” details about the night of the slayings.

Olympian Adam Rippon arrives at the 90th Academy Awards this month.
Olympian Adam Rippon arrives at the 90th Academy Awards this month. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Olympian Adam Rippon will receive the Human Rights Campaign’s 2018 Visibility Award.

The 28-year-old is being honored by the civil rights organization for making history this year as the first openly gay U.S. American male figure skater to compete in the Olympic Games.

In addition to his athleticism, the outspoken skater also advocated on behalf of the LGBTQ community when he publicly sparred with Vice President Mike Pence ahead of the Olympics last month in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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Showrunner David Chase and actor James Gandolfinia at a 1999 Writers Guild event.
Showrunner David Chase and actor James Gandolfinia at a 1999 Writers Guild event. (Jill Connelly / Associated Press)

Fans of “The Sopranos” still don’t have clarity about how the series ended, but they'll soon find out more about how it all began.

The critically acclaimed HBO drama is said to be getting a big-screen prequel from award-winning showrunner David Chase, who has penned a screenplay with “Sopranos” co-writer Lawrence Konner.

Warner Bros.’ New Line has purchased “The Many Saints of Newark,” the working title for a feature film set amid the deadly Newark riots that erupted between rival Italian and African American mobsters in the 1960s, according to several reports.

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Rocker Tommy Lee, left, was allegedly assaulted by his son Brandon on Monday night.
Rocker Tommy Lee, left, was allegedly assaulted by his son Brandon on Monday night. (Frazer Harrison /Getty Image, left; Evan Agostini / Invision/Associated Press, right)

A family feud has allegedly become physical between rocker Tommy Lee and son Brandon.

The alleged altercation took place between Tommy, 55, and Brandon, 21, on Monday after a series of tweets from the Mötley Crüe drummer about Pamela Anderson — his ex-wife and Brandon’s mother.

The apparent spat resulted in a bloody lip for Tommy, who was transported to a local hospital later that evening. 

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Arie Luyendyk Jr. on ABC's "The Bachelor."
Arie Luyendyk Jr. on ABC's "The Bachelor." (Paul Hebert / ABC)

Well, well, well, Arie Luyendyk Jr. has not only drawn the ire of Bachelor Nation, but also the state of Minnesota’s.

After Luyendyk proposed to and broke off his engagement with Minnesota native Becca Kufrin during Monday’s finale of “The Bachelor,” Rep. Drew Christensen made good on his promise to draft a bill banning Luyendyk.

The representative drafted the bill and will be introducing it. But he won’t be pushing for it.

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Meghan Trainor, with her Grammy Award for best new artist, will take part in ASCAP's 'I Create Music' Expo in Los Angeles in May.
Meghan Trainor, with her Grammy Award for best new artist, will take part in ASCAP's 'I Create Music' Expo in Los Angeles in May. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Meghan Trainor will take part in a keynote discussion at ASCAP’s 2018 “I Create Music” Expo slated for May 7-9 in Los Angeles.

She’ll join previously announced participants in the conference including Jason Mraz, Marc Cohn, Desmond Child, Dan Wilson, Darrell Brown, Claudia Brant, Billie Eilish, and veteran singer-songwriter and ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams.

As a 16-year-old aspiring musician, Trainor attended the Expo, which features panels, workshops, master classes, keynote addresses and one-on-one sessions with industry pros.

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"Full Frontal" host Samantha Bee.
"Full Frontal" host Samantha Bee. (Ali Goldstein / TBS)

Samantha Bee has a plea for all the NRA members of the world: Just join Scientology.

Back from a hiatus, the “Full Frontal” host tackled on Wednesday night last month’s massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., noting how some elected officials have failed in their promises to address mass shootings. 

In dissecting the National Rifle Assn. and its hold over politicians, Bee said she made a startling discovery. The NRA is a lot like a religion — specifically Scientology.