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LeBron James hangs out with the little people in Akron

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For those used to seeing NBA star LeBron James on the basketball court, or perhaps in a one-hour TV special, here's a slightly different view -- the Miami Heat newbie hit the road on two wheels in his native Akron, Ohio, leading the fifth annual State Farm King for Kids Bike-a-Thon.

The man nicknamed "King James" wore a helmet as his crown during the ride on Saturday. He told the crowd it was the most precious day of the year for him, Sports Ilustrated reported, "because I'm able to give back to the city that I grew up in, the city that I love. And the city that I will always give back to."

James presented event proceeds to local organizations, the Akron Beacon-Journal reported ...

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'Eat Pray Love' premiere: Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem in New York

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Elizabeth Gilbert at the Eat Pray Love premiere Just as the story behind "Eat Pray Love" starts out in New York, the film version of Elizabeth Gilbert's memoir launched publicly in New York as well, with stars Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem and more hitting the red carpet outside the Ziegfeld Theatre for the premiere Tuesday night in Manhattan.

Gilbert made the scene, as did cast members including Billy Crudup, Richard Jenkins, Christine Hakim, Mike O'Malley, David Lyons and Arlene Tur, plus director Ryan Murphy of "Glee" and "Nip/Tuck" fame.

Also spotted on the red carpet: Josh Brolin and Phylicia Rashad. Click the picture of Gilbert at right to launch a photo gallery of red carpet arrivals.

The film opens Friday in U.S. theaters.

— Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Javier Bardem and Julia Roberts at the "Eat Pray Love" premiere Tuesday in New York. Credit: Lucas Jackson / Reuters.

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'The Expendables' premiere puts some Stallone-style action back in Hollywood

'The Other Guys' premiere: Eva Mendes, Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell -- and Brooke Shields?

Michael Cera, Jason Schwartzman, Kieran Culkin battle the red carpet for 'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World'

Angelina Jolie goes red for Moscow premiere of 'Salt' [poll]


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Getting down with the Teen Choice Award winners

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Kevin McHale at the Teen Choice Awards "The Twilight Saga" and those associated were the big winners at Monday's Teen Choice Awards, but Sandra Bullock did OK with "The Blind Side" and "The Proposal" as well -- plus Sandy got to make yet another award-show appearance with Betty White, who may now hold the title of the hardest working woman in showbiz. (Maybe someone should make sure Betty hasn't already taken her "best dance" trophy surfboard down the beach for a spin?)

To see highlights and lowlights of how the night went down, in pictures, click here. For a photo gallery of red-carpet arrivals, starting with a very slender Lea Michele, click the picture of "Glee's" Kevin McHale at left. (We love that hair so much we're running the pic into the ground!

Finally, those who want to cut to the chase can find a list of winners right here.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Sandra Bullock does something resembling the Bump with Betty White on Aug. 8, 2010, at the Teen Choice Awards. The show aired the next night. Credit: Matt Sayles / Associated Press


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