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Kobe Bryant: Impervious to

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12/19/2011 12:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Don't expect Kobe Bryant's game to go in the toilet after his divorce (cough, Tiger ) -- in fact, there's good reason to bet he'll actually perform BETTER sans Vanessa.

Plus, James Franco's ex-professor joins us to explain why he had to give the actor a "D" -- and takes a silent potshot at his former student. Also, Britney Spears' 3-carat engagement ring seems tiny for her ... but we'll explain why it's actually a perfect fit.

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(0:00) Former NYU professor Jose Santana joins the show via webcam -- to explain why he thinks he got fired for giving James Franco a "D".
(3:30) Santana says a viral video Franco made about the bad grade fueled the fire that led to his demise at NYU.
(7:10) Did Franco get a hall pass at NYU because of his celebity? Santana says school officials didn't care that Franco only went to two of fourteen required classes.
(11:30) TMZ Classic -- pic of Franco passed out in class.
(14:10) Smart move -- Sananta holds his tongue about Franco's Oscar hosting gig.
(17:20) Kobe Bryant's alleged infidelity -- undone by what Charles describes as the "underground railroad for golddiggers."
(27:05) Britney Spears engagement ring -- pretty dang modest. Dax, Christie and Shevonne weigh in on Brit's 3-carats.
(37:20) Is Will Smith pushing too hard to make his kids famous?
(45:00) Khloe Kardashian -- welcomed with open arms in Dallas.
(47:00) Is Khloe to most likeable Kardashian?

12 COMMENTS

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Cheryl A.    

PLEASE LET US KNOW WHEN SIRIUS DROPS YOUR SHOW. YOU LOST YOUR CORE AUDIENCE WITH THIS SCRIPTED CRAP.

1018 days ago
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Meg    

Having an oversized ring dooms the relationship (Ex. Bennifer and Kim K).A ring like Britney's says she is ready for a practical mature relationship and it is not just for show.

1018 days ago
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Meg    

It is not surprising that James would get the special treatment. Consciously or not professors always slightly favor the Big Man on Campus whether it is a football star or in this case James Franco .

1018 days ago
4.

MIKE    

There should be a law against PIMPING out Your teenage wife?

1018 days ago
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Meg    

Why do I feel like Shavon has strong judgemental feelings on the Britney Ring?

1018 days ago
6.

Perky    

Isn't it possible he got fired because he didn't give Franco the 'grade that he deserves ...', which by his own definition is an 'F', but gave him a D instead ... that the university went, hey, you gave him a D instead of an F so you're fired ?

1018 days ago
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adfa    

This is a crock of ****. James Franco has nothing to do with this lawsuit. If it is in fact, for discrimination, this one instance shouldnt and wouldnt be the focal point of this Lawsuit. As the "professor's" own admission - he was the only working actor in the program and ironically, as a proven actor, doesnt need the professors grades to stipulate that. he was in the course as a whole to learn about writing and production. total BS lawsuit/ poor me syndrome. dude got fired for being a ****ty teacher and now wants a hand out. No self respecting teacher takes their case to TMZ

1018 days ago
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Barb    

Re Kobe: The other $250 million has probably been spent by Vanessa since Kobe's last court matter - guilt money.

1018 days ago
9.

BarrysConspiracyWorld    

3 carats IS a bigass ring, Harvey. Many engagement rings over the years have not even included a central diamond. How warped are we becoming?

1018 days ago
10.

Sloane    

surprised we're not seeing Gloria Allred with a parade of bimbos right about now...
what's up Gloria? haven't they called you yet?

1017 days ago
11.

Mike    

Anything over ten carats is tacky...Britney has always had modest taste in jewelry. She's not a flashy look-at-me type of girl. Kim Kardashian is no Britney.

1017 days ago
12.

charles    

can you comment on why there is dead silence now on previously heavily reported Ryan Braun?

1017 days ago

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