Give these two some points for consistency because Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom have found a way to generate drama without even producing another episode of their reality show.

Early Monday, TMZ reported that that the couple had decided to end the "Khloe & Lamar" show on E!

The motivation, according to the TMZ report, was that Odom wants to focus on reviving his NBA career, which flopped this season with the Dallas Mavericks.

But later Monday, a rep for Khloe told MTV via email that "the show has not been canceled."

The rep, though, left some wiggle room, saying that future production will depend on their schedules and also cited Odom's desire to concentrate on basketball.

In other words, this could be the distinction between a hiatus and a cancellation.

The Mavericks acquired Odom from the Lakers at the start of the season, but de-activated him after he struggled on the court and then had an exchange of words with owner Mark Cuban during halftime of what proved to be his last game with Dallas.

It shouldn't be a surprise, if the show is, in fact, history. In March, HollywoodLife had reported that Odom wasn't happy with the show. It quoted a source saying, "At the beginning, Lamar thought it would be fun to be part of the show. But when he got let go from the Lakers, he realized the show was nothing but a distraction. The show started taking a toll on Lamar and Khloe's relationship when he got traded. It was kind of a wake-up call for Lamar. He's scared about his future and his career."

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Should the Miami Heat fail to win an NBA championship this season, it will not actually be a failure.

By the way, that's not how I, or most NBA fans, feel, but those are the thoughts of the man himself, LeBron James.

As the Heat get ready to open the playoffs against the New York Knicks, LeBron has a more comfortable word to describe what would be a Heat washout.

"The season won't be a failure," James told Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. "You put too much work into a season to automatically call it a failure, but it would be a disappointment. This is our goal. This is what we've come together for. A failure is a strong word. We commit ourselves and we dedicate our season, we work hard every day and to automatically say it's a failure, I think that's a big word. But I think it'd be a disappointment, because that's what you work hard for every day."

Dwyane Wade, though, disagrees with James when asked if this Heat season would a failure without the title.

"I say yes," Wade said. "There's only one champion. It's a failure for every other team. If you don't win a championship, you had a failed year."

Regardless of whether this postseason run turns into a misadventure, like the NBA Finals loss to the Mavericks last year, has yet to be determined, it's a safe bet LeBron will hear a lot more of the "F" word until he gets a ring.

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Hoping to create buzz around the Miami Dolphins franchise, owner Stephen Ross figured drafting a quarterback in the first round would do the trick.

But it turns out the wife of the No. 8 overall pick stole the show.

Whether Ryan Tannehill finally becomes the quarterback to replace Dan Marino, Lauren, his wife, made a lot of lonely sports fans run to social media.

All over Twitter and Facebook, people were scrambling to find out more about Lauren Tannehill after ESPN flashed her beautiful smile, moments after her husband had been selected by the Phins.

This isn't the first time such a scenario has taken place, a similar frenzy took place on Thanksgiving. As her then-future husband was playing for Texas A&M, ESPN showed Lauren sitting in the crowd while the Aggies lost to Texas. The Internet exploded as fans scrambled to find out more about her.

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In at least one way, Justin Bieber is your typical 18-year-old. He's become preoccupied with a sports video game. But unlike the rest of the teen crowd, he can take his compulsion to new levels.

Turns out Bieber has been burning the midnight oil with his obsession for the 'Tiger Woods PGA Tour' video game series.

The Sun of London reports the Canadian pop icon recently made "secret trips" to a sweet golf simulator while visiting England to promote his new album 'Believe.'

In other words, Bieber has been so overwhelmed by his fans since landing in the U.K., so he has to escape to the indoor golf simulator to "relax", according to the Sun.

In addition to becoming a fan of Tiger, Bieber is friends with 2012 Masters champion Bubba Watson. We don't know if Watson has let the Biebs try on his brand new green jacket yet.

During his visit to London, the world's favorite male pop star has encountered screaming, hysterical mobs of British fans attempting to stop him from leaving their country. The Mirror of London reports some teenage girls literally ran into the road to use their bodies as human road blocks to stop his car. (It didn't work, and Bieber has since returned to the United States.)

All in all, it sounds like Bieber had a blast on his visit to London's Urban Golf centre, which reportedly allows golfers to play 52 of the world's toughest courses.

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Usually, it's American actors who turn out to be fans of what the British call football. In the rare twist, it turns out that British actor Daniel Radcliffe (aka Harry Potter) has a passion for pigskin.

Unfortunately, the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry didn't have a football team, but that didn't stop the world's favorite wizard.

Radcliffe, 22, in a way lived out one of his life's fantasies, attending the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft in New York City.

Besides a successful movie career, NFL.com reports the man who brought Harry Potter to life has become "borderline obsessed" with America's version of pro football.

That's pretty cool, especially when you consider Radcliffe was born and raised in West London, England. They definitely like a different kind of football in those parts.

The closest thing NFL fans have to Harry Potter would obviously be Fantasy Football, and it turns out Radcliffe is an active participant.

Instead of trying to get past Dark wizard Lord Voldermort, Harry Potter is really worried about holding back the Eagles, Cowboys and Redskins.

After all, Radcliffe is a fan of the Super Bowl champion New York Giants.

British author J.K. Rowling's book series turned into eight films. All of the Harry Potter movies ended up in the 35 highest-grossing films of all-time in inflation adjusted dollars. The book series has sold close to 450 million copies, making it histories best-selling book series.

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Say it ain't so: The National Football League has been knocked off its micro-blogging throne.

Eli Manning's last-second drive to secure a New York Giants win over the New England Patriots in this year's Super Bowl had set the world record of 12,233 tweets per second.

However, as they say in sports, records are made to be broken.

This week's Champions League match between Barcelona and Chelsea shattered the mark with a mind-boggling 13,684 tweets per second. Twitter reports the soccer game set a new record for most tweets during a sporting event.

It's not just soccer matches that dominate the NFL when it comes to Twitter, the players are also much more popular.

Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite, better known to fans as Kaka, became the first athlete with 10 million Twitter followers. The 30-year-old Brazilian midfielder plays for Real Madrid and his country's national team.

Kaka's twitter profile says he's a "Christian, husband and father who loves football" and he sends out messages to his followers in Spanish, English and Portuguese.

Despite his success, Kaka has a ways to go in order to catch Lady Gaga. The singer has over 23 million followers, making her the world's Queen of Twitter, just ahead of Justin Bieber.

By the way, LeBron James reportedly has the most followers of any active American athlete. However, the Miami Heat star is a stunning 131 percent behind the soccer icon in terms of fans. LeBron tweets to 4.3 million followers.

Soccer is called the world's game, and now it's officially the king of Twitter.

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Granted, things could change, but at least for now the NFL's newest star is a real geek.

Andrew Luck won't be upset we wrote that. After all, he is a self-described "nerd." The former Stanford quarterback is a piece of nostalgia when it comes to the NFL Draft. Chances are pretty good Luck will be the last No. 1 overall pick without a Twitter page.

Despite being a top college athlete who's about to become very wealthy, he does things a tad different than the norm.

The USA Today reports Luck doesn't have his own Twitter or Facebook pages. Keep in mind, Robert Griffin III, the probable No. 2 pick in this year's draft, signed up for Twitter on April 3 and already has almost 140,000 followers.

Although Luck does use e-mail and text messaging, he doesn't have a slick iPhone or Blackberry. In fact, the 22-year-old uses an old school flip phone. "I don't know how old my phone is, but it was only $10," Luck tells the USA Today. "It is a nice subconscious way of not having the Internet at your fingertips … e-mail, Twitter or Facebook."

While attending Stanford, the architectural design major, who's about to graduate, shared a three-year-old Honda Accord with his younger sister who plays on the school's volleyball team. More often than not, the quarterback would travel around campus on his bicycle.

Luck's goofball side shines when he brags about being the "self-proclaimed champion of Bananagram in our apartment-dorm." By the way, for those non-geeks, Bananagram is a word game that uses lettered tiles to spell words.

In many ways, Luck's upbringing was similar to Kobe Bryant of the Lakers. Both sons of professional athletes, Andrew's dad Oliver Luck was an NFL quarterback. Luck also moved often, and he had lived in 13 homes before celebrating his 11th birthday. The younger Luck spent much of his youth in Europe, mainly Germany according to the USA Today, as his dad worked for the now defunct NFL Europe.

Oliver Luck describes his son as a "throwback kid," using the cliche that "every athletic director would love to have 125 football players like Andrew." Oliver would know about that, he's the AD at West Virginia University.

In essence, Andrew Luck can't stand getting preferential treatment because he's a big armed quarterback. He's described as the kind of guy who enjoys the simple things in life, such as a beer with teammates.

"I realize I'm very fortunate to hopefully make a lot of money playing football," Luck told the USA Today's Jon Saraceno. "I don't know if I want to abuse that privilege and make myself a larger figure than I am. I don't know how to make sense of this … (of) not getting too full of myself, realizing that I'm human.

"It is still a game. You're not saving lives or curing cancer. You are providing entertainment. Maybe you can make someone's week."

In other words, he gets it, you'd have to be a real knucklehead to not pull for this guy when he puts on an Indianapolis Colts uniform.

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Can we please put a stop to mascot violence in America?

The Phoenix Suns' mascot learned a valuable lesson when it comes to not kicking a fan when he's down. It turns out a fan got the last laugh, and punch, at the expense of the beloved NBA mascot

The Suns' Gorilla was up to his normal shenanigans at a Dave & Buster's in Tempe when he attempted to high-five a fan named Timothy Austin, who refused, because he was a Miami Heat fan.

Nevertheless, the Arizona Republic reports, the favorite of hoops-loving fan in the Valley of the Sun turned to his bag of antics, playfully kicking Austin, who apparently doesn't have much of a sense of humor, because he then went all Mike Tyson and PUNCHED the Suns' mascot.

That will teach him!

Soon after all the hullabaloo, police officers were called to determine if any criminal charges would be filed against the temperamental fan and the scatterbrain mascot in this knock-down-drag-out donnybrook.

"After explaining that both subjects could be charged with assault and arrested, they both agreed not to press charges," the Arizona Republic reported via a police report.

We should point out a gentleman named Robert Woolf, who's played the Gorilla since 1988, but according to the Republic doesn't perform stunts during games, was wearing the costume along with other Suns employees on Tuesday night when all this foolishness went down.

The Gorilla first appeared at Suns games in 1980, and he was inducted into the first class of the iconic Mascots Hall of Fame in 2005. Dave Raymond, the original Phillie Phanatic, founded the out-of-this-world funny business.

Over the years, the Suns Gorilla has made appearances in Australia, China, Germany, the Netherlands and many other countries around the world, and it's good to know prison won't be added to that list.

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Nobody denies that Alex Rodriguez is a beloved figured for celebrity gossip writers, but generally speaking, he almost never goes into great detail on the women he's dated.

Until now.

A-Rod commented publicly for the first time about his relationship with actress Cameron Diaz. The Yankees' star talked to "The Insider" about his ex-girlfriend, but he used her initials instead of first or last name.

"I don't like talking about my relationships, but I will tell you about CD: She’s probably one of the greatest human beings I’ve ever met, and just an amazing light," Rodriguez said according to the NY Post.

Rodriguez, 36, asked about tying the knot again, didn't seem very excited about the idea. "I'm not sure."

A-Rod admitted that he's got a new role model in life and it just happens to be one of Hollywood's leading men.

“I think my new hero is George Clooney,” … “He’s my new role model,” Rodriguez told The Insider (via NY Post) of Clooney. “I think he’s done it right.”

Incidentally, A-Rod's new girlfriend, Torrie Wilson, a former WWE Diva, is good friends with Clooney's latest reported squeeze, Stacy Kielber.

The Bronx Bomber could have also used his teammate Derek Jeter as inspiration for a famous person who's lived the single life to its fullest.

In other words, while Rodriguez might walk down the first base line, he'll leave the aisle to others.

Host Kevin Frazier's full interview with A-Rod on "The Insider" will be broadcast on Thursday night.

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Gerald Ford was President of the United States and mood rings were big sellers last time this NBA team went an entire season without selling out a single home game.

Nothing lasts forever, as the Phoenix Suns are finding out. Steve Nash and the boys in the desert are completing their first home season on Wednesday night without a single home sellout since the 1974-75 season.

With 18,422 seats to fill at US Airways Center, the Suns have had three games draw more than 18,000, but none sold completely out.

That hasn't happened in 37 years.

The Arizona Republic points out the Suns have been hurt by the condensed lockout schedule that didn't have the Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks and Boston Celtics, which all missed out on trips to the Grand Canyon state.

Despite not selling out a home game, the Suns were still a solid road draw with veterans Steve Nash and Grant Hill.

Phoenix is ranked 21st in the home NBA's attendance standings, which is the franchise's lowest since the 1991-92 season when Tom Chambers and Kurt Rambis were on the roster.

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