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You'll Barely Recognize Emma Stone As Billie Jean King In First Photo From Battle Of The Sexes With Steve Carell!
Is that you, Emma Stone??
Emma and her Crazy, Stupid, Love costar Steve Carell are back, and we mean WAY back in 1973 for the upcoming film Battle Of The Sexes.
The tennis flick — set to hit theaters some time in 2017 — recounts the historic match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, at the time the host viewed sporting event in television history.
But it will also delve deeper into the athletes' personal lives:
Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea Performed The National Anthem At Kobe Bryant's Last Game — And Twitter Ripped It Apart!
Not everyone appreciates the power of bass!
It was an emotional night for basketball fans on Wednesday when Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant played his final game against the Utah Jazz.
Fans everywhere praised the NBA legend's 60-point performance during his last game.
But before Kobe took the court, Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea performed the National Anthem — and the fan reaction wasn't quite as positive.
The musician, a hardcore Lakers fan who has had season tickets since 1997, performed the The Star Spangled Banner on the bass.
And though Kobe seemed to enjoy the Jimi Hendrix-style performance, not everyone was a fan of the untraditional version of the song.
Like clockwork, the haters came out on Twitter to comment on Flea's performance:
While there were plenty of celebrities watching who reacted to the Black Mamba's final game in which he dropped 60 points as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Utah Jazz, there was also a video tribute filled with the athlete's peers who all said goodbye to the legendary player.
During the video Odom expressed his love for his former teammate and how proud he is to have shared a journey together.
Ch-ch-check out the full video (below) and skip ahead to the 5:52 mark to see Lamar say farewell!
Kobe Bryant Says Farewell To The Lakers In A Moving Speech As Reese Witherspoon, Kanye West, & More Celebs React To His Final Game!
Thursday night was a very emotional night for quite a few basketball and sports fans as it marked Kobe Bryant's very last basketball game.
The Black Mamba certainly went out in fashion as he capped off the end of his 20 year career with the Los Angeles Lakers by beating the Utah Jazz 101-96 and scoring 60 points himself in his final outing!
After the 37-year-old scored his final bucket of the night at the free line, the entire El Lay crowd was immediately on their feet. Not to mention, the famous athlete walked over and gave Shaq O'Neal a hug and, once the final buzzer went off, took center stage to give the crowd a fitting speech (below).
Kobe addressed how blessed he has been throughout his career and thanked everyone from his friends, family, and teammates… before dropping the mic with a "Mamba Out!" LOVES it!
Of course, with #24 being one of the greatest players to ever play the game, he had the world watching him. Not surprisingly, several A-lister took to Twitter to praise the now retired NBA star — including Reese Witherspoon, Kanye West, and even President Barack Obama.
Ch-ch-check out all of the best celeb reactions online AND watch Kobe's highlights as well as hear his speech for yourself (below)!
U.S. Women's Soccer Team May Boycott The Summer Olympics If No 'Real Progress Has Been Made' In Gender Pay Equality!
When it comes to fighting for equal pay, the U.S. women's soccer team isn't playing around!
On behalf of the entire women's team, co-captain Becky Sauerbrunn, Hope Solo, Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd, and Megan Rapinoe filed paperwork in hopes of achieving wage equality.
And it looks like the athletes are sticking to their guns. If nothing changes in the federation, the team might use their most powerful bargaining tool in protest of wage discrimination — and not show up to August's Olympics!
In an interview with ESPNW, Sauerbrunn revealed a boycott would "still be on the table" if no progress was made by July, explaining:
We all need a little help sometimes!
The tennis star — who looked fit, strong, and gorg, as always — shared a snap of herself (above) in a light blue top and floral bikini bottoms, preparing to head out to the pool!
She also asked followers for lessons — on taking the perfect selfie!
Venus Williams' sister wrote in two different messages (below):
It's a sad day for the WWE as Robert Windham, aka the Hall of Fame wrestler Blackjack Mulligan, has passed away at the age of 73.
Cause of death is not currently known at this time.
Not only was Windham a U.S. Marine in Guam, but he also played for the New York Jets before he gained the majority of his fame in the wrestling ring. Robert was a stand out athlete as he stood 6-foot-9 and weighed about 345 lbs.
Blackjack gained a lot of attention for his signature style — rocking a cowboy hat, leather glove, and a wicked mustache. In the ring, he was most remembered for his iron claw hold that took down several opponents.
The WWE released a statement regarding the wrestler's passing saying: