Not content with two straight NBA championships, LeBron James is spreading his very expansive wings into the world of television.

The Miami Heat forward is teaming up with writer/actor Mike O’Malley, business partner Maverick Carter and Tom Werner, the veteran producer of classic comedies “Roseanne” and “The Cosby Show,” to develop a sitcom for the premium cable channel Starz.

“Survivor’s Remorse” is to follow two successful young men from a tough Philadelphia neighborhood struggling to bridge the gap between their upbringing and their current lives. Though one of the main characters will be an NBA star, James will not star in the half-hour series.

“When you make it out, everyone expects for — they automatically think that they made it out, and it’s very tough for a young African-American 18-year-old kid to now hold the responsibility of a whole city, of a whole community. I can relate to that as well,” James, who was raised by a single teen mother in Akron, Ohio, told The Associated Press.

The sitcom represents a departure for Starz, a network known primarily for titillating period dramas, including “Spartacus” and, more recently, “The White Queen.”

“Survivor’s Remorse” does not yet have an air date.

Cyrus breaks her silence on VMA performance

Miley Cyrus says in an interview clip that she doesn’t listen to the negative comments regarding her performance on the MTV Video Music Awards.

The 20-year-old pop star says she felt she and Robin Thicke were making history with the risque performance of their hits “We Can’t Stop” and “Blurred Lines.”

The comments were Cyrus’ first since the Aug. 25 show. The clip was recorded last week and posted Tuesday morning on MTV’s website. Cyrus compares the performance to that of Madonna and Britney Spears, who once kissed on air.

Cyrus says she’s surprised people were still talking about it three days later: “You’re thinking about it more than I thought about it when I did it. I didn’t even think about it because that’s just me.”


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