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Gloria James, the mother of Miami Heat star LeBron James, was arrested early this morning for allegedly assaulting a valet at the Fontainebleau Hotel.

According to Miami Beach authorities, Gloria was partying at LIV nightclub with some of girlfriends last night, but got into an altercation upon leaving.

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Cops were called about an incident at 4:47 in which Gloria was accused of attacking a valet. She was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor assault.

It's unclear at this time what sparked Gloria James' altercation with a Miami parking attendant, or whether the misdemeanor charges against her will be pursued.

The valet wasn't arrested, and Gloria has been released from custody. A rep for the hotel confirmed the James incident, but had no further comment.

LeBron, meanwhile, had a tough night in Miami as well. The Heat lost to the Bucks, a blow to their chances of clinching the #2 seed in the East. Weak.

UPDATE: More details have emerged about Gloria's rampage ...

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Kobe Bryant scored 37 points and earned his record-tying fourth MVP award at last night's NBA All-Star Game.

LeBron James, meanwhile, almost led the Eastern Conference to an unexpected comeback in the fourth quarter and recorded the second triple double in the history of this storied exhibition game.

But the real battle between the two best players in the league took place prior to the game, as Kobe and LeBron both walked the T-Mobile sponsored red carpet in Los Angeles. Which baller slam-dunked his opponent in a match-up of fashion choices? You tell us.

Fashion Face-Off!

Kobe Bryant and LeBron James battled it out on the red carpet of an All-Star Game pre-party. Compare their looks here and vote on the hottest. View Poll »

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LeBron James knows why the Cleveland Cavaliers lost to the Lakers by 55 points last night and why his former team has the worst record in basketball: fans of the franchise are being punished by God for daring to boo the superstar.

We wish we were joking, but LeBron took to Twitter after the Cavs blow out and wrote: Crazy. Karma is a bitch. Gets you every time. Its not good to wish bad on anybody. God sees everything!

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This, of course, would mean that God also watched The Decision and yet has chosen to support James in light of the most egotistical act in the history of professional sports. Weird.

We wish He would stick to forcing Steve Johnson to drop game-winning touchdown passes.

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Happy Thanksgiving to all from The Hollywood Gossip!

What would this holiday be without family, food, football and reflection upon the things we appreciate most ... in the case of THG, that means some of the bird-brained celebs we've had the privilege of covering in the past year.

Without further ado, THG's Top 10 Turkeys of '10 ...

We may rename this the Spencer Pratt Thanksgiving Turkey Award.

10. Barack Obama. The good will and immense popularity enjoyed by the President at the start of his White House term eroded fast, leaving in its wake a deeply polarized electorate and a Congress destined for partisan gridlock.

9. Jake Pavelka. Lame stints on The Bachelorette, The Bachelor and DWTS were enough to overcook this turkey, but his televised breakup special with fake fiancee Vienna Girardi was the year's reality TV douchepocalypse.

8. The Kardashians. Sure, they're harmless, but there's so darn many of these girls. Mix in a hearty helping of Scott Disick and we're just burned out.

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What should I do?

It's a question LeBron James asked publicly, begging for attention, all summer before defecting to the Miami Heat in an egregious public bitch-slap at Cleveland.

Now, in an ad for Nike, titled "Rise," the NBA star asks just that (many times, in many ways) in response to the criticism he's received since "The Decision."

The NBA star makes reference to his controversial decision to sign a five-year deal with the Heat, acting as if his rapidly decreasing popularity doesn't faze him.

It's no Sharron Angle ad, but it is interesting to see LeBron adopt the persona of the victim of sorts, trying to tune out the scrutiny. Here's our question to you:

LeBron James' decision was ...

 

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LeBron James wants a judge to b!tch slap the lawsuit filed by the dude who claims to be his dad even harder than he did the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers.

Sorry, that was rude. THG NOTE: We are not actually sorry.

This summer, just before LeBron's eye-gouging The Decision special, Leicester Bryce Stovell filed a $4 million lawsuit against LeBron and Gloria James.

We are all witnesses, all right. To a bogus lawsuit. And a d!ck move.

He alleges the NBA star and his mom committed fraud and defamation. LeBron and Gloria want a judge to dismiss the suit, labeling it "rank speculation."

According to legal documents, LeBron's lawyers scoffed at Stovell, who claims that as a 29-year-old lawyer, he got Gloria, then 15, pregnant with LeBron.

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Cavs fans are burning his jersey.

Baby mama Savannah Brinson is unhappy with the move to Miami.

But in the latest issue of GQ, LeBron James says he has no regrets about signing as a free agent with the Heat this summer, nor about the ridiculous, self-centered way in which he announced that decision on an hour-long ESPN program.

In one of the funniest, least self-aware quotes ever uttered, the NBA star says he's "humble because I know my background, know what my mother went through. I never get too high on my stardom or what I can do. My mom always says, and my friends say, ‘You’re just a very low-maintenance guy.’”

Yes, the same man that took the unprecedented move of revealing his free agency destination on a televised special just referred to himself as "humble" and "low-maintenance." We'll give you a moment to stop laughing...

James also showed how ego-free he is by referring to himself in the third person during the interview and failing to understand why Cleveland fans might hold a grudge. Try not to vomit as you read these excerpts...

On his hatred for Cleveland: "Clevelanders, because they were the bigger-city kids when we were growing up, looked down on us... So we didn't actually like Cleveland. We hated Cleveland growing up. There's a lot of people in Cleveland we still hate to this day."

On fans that burned his jersey: "Maybe the ones burning my jersey were never LeBron fans anyway."

On Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, who wrote scathing email about him: “I don’t think he ever cared about LeBron. My mother  always told me: ‘You will see the light of people when they hit adversity. You’ll get a good sense of their character.’ Me and my family have seen the character of that man.”

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Unlike LeBron James, and Will Smith, Savannah Brinson is not a huge fan of Miami.

The long-time girlfriend of the self-centered basketball star speaks out in the latest issue of Harper's Bazaar and says she isn't excited about the couple's move to Miami, now that James has wussed out and signed with the Heat.

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"Personally, Miami was not my favorite place. Vacationing there is great. You go for three days and get some sun and it's time to go home," she says.

Brinson is quick to add that she isn't "complaining," though, and will make the "adjustment" to life on South Beach.

Similarly, fans of LeBron have been forced to make an adjustment ever since the self-proclaimed "Chosen One" decided that he couldn't win a title without joining up with two other NBA superstars, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.

His legacy is tarnished forever as a result.

Savannah has been dating James since high school and is the mother of the couple's two kids, LeBron Jr., 5, and Bryce, 3. "I just love him so much," she says of the Heat small forward.

These days, Brinson is alone in that sentiment.

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Stop the presses: Jesse Jackson has come to the defense of LeBron James.

Mind you, no one asked him to, no one cares what he says, and some of his word choice was predictably ridiculous - but he defended the NBA star, alright!

Naturally, he compared bitter Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, whose open letter to fans tore into James after he bolted the city, to a "slave master."

In a harshly-worded statement, the civil rights leader took Gilbert to task for his comments regarding LeBron's decision last week to sign with the Miami Heat.

Jackson says, "He speaks as an owner of LeBron and not the owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers. His feelings of betrayal personify a slave master mentality."

"He sees LeBron as a runaway slave."

Jesse goes on, "LeBron is not a child, nor is he bound to play on Gilbert’s plantation and be demeaned. He has been a model citizen and has inspired the children of Akron, Cleveland, the State of Ohio and the United States."

Okay, look.

No one is arguing James was bound to play for Cleveland and no one else, but it's crystal clear why no sports fan outside South Florida likes him right now.

The egotistical superstar didn't simply abandon his hometown, he strung it along, then delivered the news in an absurd, staged primetime special on ESPN.

Then he was introduced as a member of the Heat in a similarly bombastic, over-the-top event in Miami the next night, cementing his me-first villain status.

What a d!ck move.

Dan Gilbert may be glossing over his own role in James' departure, and may even be unnecessarily bitter, but his berating of LeBron was in many ways justified - and certainly didn't evoke any hint of "slave owner mentality." Get real, Jesse.

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The LeBron James transformation is complete.

This once-beloved superstar has officially gone from a competitive, loyal hometown hero to a self-serving, insincere sell-out who lacks the sort of on-court confidence all-time greats such as Michael Jordan possessed.

LeBron joined fellow Heat players Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh at a welcoming event in American Airlines Arena last night. It was the first time he donned a Miami jersey, saying it "felt right" on him.

To the rest of the sports world, however, it feels like the move of someone that figured, hey, I can't beat 'em. So I'll just join 'em... forever tainting my legacy and my claim as the Chosen One.

Despite his claims, LeBron James is NOT taking less money to join the Heat. Due to Florida tax laws, he'll end up making MORE than he would have if he had signed a maximum contract in Cleveland.

What do you think of LeBron's move to Miami?