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Mario Lopez: One On One With Victor Ortiz Preview

May 24th, 2013 12:30pm EDT
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The special Memorial Day premiere of 'Mario Lopez: One on One with Victor Ortiz' on May 27, features Mario meeting up with Victor Ortiz at an L.A. boxing gym, where the fight fans duke it out about their passion for boxing and how it influences Victor’s life today.

Before his parents abandoned him and his siblings, Victor’s dad taught him how to box, which successively opened up the biggest opportunity of Victor’s life. With immense talent and determination, he grabbed the attention of huge boxing legends such as Roberto Garcia, George Foreman, Oscar De La Hoya and Ron Lyle. Victor’s box...
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50 Cent & Oscar De La Hoya Fight Over Boxing Plans

July 26th, 2012 6:13pm EDT
50 Cent
Rapper 50 Cent and retired boxer-turned-promoter Oscar De La Hoya have entered into a war of words after the hip-hop star announced he was stepping into the ring as a big fight boss.

Earlier this week, the "In Da Club" hitmaker announced he was turning boxing promoter to help boost his incarcerated pal Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s career, and he took offense when Golden Boy Promotions boss De La Hoya appeared to poke fun at his plans in a tweet.

The former boxing champ wrote, "Everyone wanting to be a boxing promoter? Good luck. Easier said then done."

A brief Twitter war ensued between the tw...
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Oscar De La Hoya Loses His Tequila Sponsorship

September 2nd, 2011 9:29am EDT
Oscar De La Hoya
Former boxing great Oscar De La Hoya has been dropped as a spokes model for a tequila company after coming clean about his battle with alcohol abuse.

The retired fighter was announced as a brand ambassador for Tres Generaciones in May, the same month he checked into a California rehabilitation center to seek help for alcohol and drug addiction. De La Hoya recently revealed the full extent of his personal troubles, admitting he hit "rock bottom" in the last two years and "depended" on alcohol.

However, the candid interview, which aired earlier this week on Spanish-language TV network Uni...
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Oscar De La Hoya Comes Clean On Drag Pictures (Video)

September 1st, 2011 3:12pm EDT
Oscar De La Hoya
Here’s proof that not all celebrities or publicists are honest.

Back in 2007, photographs showing boxing great Oscar De La Hoya in drag were leaked online. At the time, the Oscar and his camp denied that the pictures were authentic, accusing an unknown prankster of having a little too much fun on Photoshop.

Now, four years later, Oscar is finally coming clean about the infamous pictures. “Let me tell you, yes, yes, it was me [in those pictures],” he tells Univision cable show Aquí y Ahora. “I am tired now of lying, of lying to the public and of lying to myself.”

Oscar admits that he...
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Oscar De La Hoya Considered Suicide During Drug Battle

August 31st, 2011 9:21pm EDT
Oscar De La Hoya
Former boxing great Oscar De La Hoya came close to committing suicide after hitting "rock bottom" during a two-year battle with drugs and alcohol.

The retired fighter, nicknamed The Golden Boy, checked himself into a rehabilitation centre in California in May to seek help for a substance abuse problem.

At the time, he refused to divulge details about the exact cause of his addictions, but he has now come clean about the extent of his personal troubles in a candid interview with Spanish-language TV network Univision.

He says, "There were drugs, my drug of choice was cocaine and alcohol. C...
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Oscar De La Hoya Enters Rehab For Substance Abuse

May 22nd, 2011 10:00am EDT
Oscar De La Hoya
Boxing great, singer and sports promoter Oscar De La Hoya has checked into rehab to seek help for a substance abuse problem.

The retired fighter, nicknamed The Golden Boy, entered a treatment center in California earlier this month.

In a statement issued to TMZ.com, he writes, "After doing an honest evaluation of myself, I recognize that there are certain issues that I need to work on. Like everyone, I have my flaws, and I do not want to be one of those people that is afraid to admit and address those flaws.

"Throughout my career and my life, I have always met all challenges head-on, and...
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Male Celebrities Who Fathered Illegitimate Children

June 18th, 2010 9:42am EDT
Male Celebrities Who Fathered Illegitimate Children
Father's Day is just a couple of days away and we've decided to compile a list of male celebrities who have had children out of wedlock with their mistresses or random women they met at a club. Some of these male celebrities have denied paternity and even refused to pay child support after a DNA test proved they were the father. Here's the list of celebrity dads who need to learn how to put a cover on it.

Eddie Murphy

Recently, it was reported that Eddie Murphy was making an effort to bond with his illegitimate daughter whose mother is former 'Spice Girl' Melanie Brown. Eddie had previous...
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Reality Star Daisy De La Hoya Was Dating Corey Haim Before He Died

March 12th, 2010 8:40am EST
Daisy De La Hoya
Boxer Oscar De La Hoya's niece has confirmed reports she was dating actor Corey Haim at the time of his death on Wednesday.

Reality TV star Daisy De La Hoya, who fronts VH1 show Daisy of Love, has taken to Twitter.com to pour out her emotions about her lover's death.

Haim died from a suspected overdose at his mother's apartment in Los Angeles.

De La Hoya tweets, "I'm sooooooo devastated right now. This is the worst day ever I can't believe this."

A source close to the 28 year old reveals she and Haim had only just started dating and attended a Playboy Mansion party together with the act...
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Writer Sues Over 'Shaq Vs.'

August 18th, 2009 12:14pm EDT
Shaquille O
Basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal is facing a court battle over his new "Shaq Vs." sports show - an author has accused entertainment bosses of stealing his idea.

The iconic athlete is gearing up to launch his latest project, in which he will take on his rival sporting peers at their own game.

He has set up a swimming battle against Olympic athlete Michael Phelps, a boxing bout against former world champion Oscar De La Hoya and a tennis game with Serena Williams.

But the show is in jeopardy following allegations from author Todd Gallagher, who claims bosses at his talent agency,...
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Travis Barker Fuming Over Moakler's 'Child Molester Uncle'

August 4th, 2009 3:17pm EDT
Travis Barker
Travis Barker has launched a scathing attack against his ex-wife Shanna Moakler for allegedly failing to keep their kids away from an uncle who is a "convicted child molester."

The Blink-182 drummer has blasted the former beauty queen on his Twitter.com page, accusing Moakler of sending Atiana, her daughter from her relationship with boxer Oscar De La Hoya, to stay with relatives near the unidentified uncle.

He writes, "Where is Atiana Shanna, why do u (sic) ship her out every summer where your uncle lives, why don't u (sic) spend the summer with her?" Another post adds, "Your uncl...
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Shaquille O'Neal Calls Out David Beckham On Twitter After TV Show Dismissal

August 3rd, 2009 1:04pm EDT
Shaquille O
Basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal has taken aim at David Beckham after the soccer star declined his offer to compete on his new reality TV show.

O'Neal has been desperate to land a battle with Beckham on his "Shaq Vs" program, which will see him take on his rival sporting peers at their own game.

He has already set up a swimming battle against Olympic athlete Michael Phelps, a boxing bout against former world champion Oscar De La Hoya and a tennis game against Serena Williams.

Last month, O'Neal taunted the soccer star in a series of posts on his Twitter.com page: "Dear David B...
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Shaquille O'Neal Asks David Beckham To Play Ball

July 29th, 2009 11:05am EDT
Shaquille O
Basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal has challenged David Beckham to a game of soccer for his new reality TV show - urging the star to step up in a series of posts on his Twitter.com page.

O'Neal is preparing to film his Shaq Vs program, which will see him take on his rival sporting peers at their own game. He has already set up a swimming battle against Olympic athlete Michael Phelps, a boxing bout against former world champion Oscar De La Hoya and a tennis game against Serena Williams.

However, O'Neal is desperate to land a battle with Beckham on the Disney show - and has been taunt...
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'Shaq Vs.' To Pit Shaquille O'Neal Against Star Athletes Off The Court

July 20th, 2009 3:28pm EDT
Shaquille O
Ever wonder how well Shaquille O'Neal would do swimming against Michael Phelps? How about in a tennis match against Serena Williams? Maybe not, but you can find out anyway on ABC's "Shaq Vs."

The outspoken center will take on Olympian and World Champion Michael Phelps in swimming; Ben Roethlisberger, Super Bowl-winning quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, in football; reigning U.S. Open, Australian Open and Wimbledon Champion Serena Williams in tennis; championship fighter Oscar de la Hoya in boxing; two time NL MVP and St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols in baseball; and...
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Oscar De La Hoya Welcomes Baby Girl

December 31st, 2007 6:00pm EST
Oscar De La Hoya
Boxer Oscar De La Hoya's wife Millie Corretjer has given birth to the couple's second child. The baby girl, named Nina Lauren Nenitte De La Hoya, was born on Saturday in San Juan, Puerto Rico, weighing a healthy 7 pounds, 13 ounces.

The couple, who married in 2001, announced the pregnancy in May shortly after De La Hoya lost a major match in Las Vegas to Floyd Mayweather.

De La Hoya, 34, already has a two-year-old son, Oscar Gabriel, with pop singer Corretjer and has two other children from previous relationships - Jacob, nine, and Atiana, eight, whose mother is Dancing with the S...
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Oscar De La Hoya Sued For Defamation

November 17th, 2007 1:00pm EST
Oscar De La Hoya
The exotic dancer who released scandalous photographs of boxer/singer Oscar De La Hoya dressed as a woman is now suing the sports star for defamation, among other charges.

Milana Dravnel, the Russian-born dancer who caused a stir when she went public with saucy pictures of De La Hoya last month, is accusing the boxer of fraud, defamation, interference with contract and undue influence in a new lawsuit.

The 22-year-old is demanding $100 million in damages.

Her lawyer, Salvatore Strazullo, tells the New York Post the boxer's representatives "did everything (they) could to th...
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Oscar De La Hoya Slams Raunchy Photos As Fake

September 29th, 2007 2:30pm EDT
Oscar De La Hoya
Boxer Oscar De La Hoya has spoken for the first time about his gender-bending scandal, insisting the photos showing him wearing a fishnet bodysuit, wig and high-heels are "fake."

Dancer Milana Dravnel appeared on TV shows in America last week claiming she had taken the pictures of the fighter. But De La Roya is adamant he didn't pose in the raunchy gear, and has apologized to his wife Millie Corretjer, who is eight months pregnant.

He tells The Insider, "It's painful to my wife who's expecting and it's painful to my family. For that, I'm very, very sorry. (Yes) it's me in that p...
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Woman Lied About Oscar De La Hoya Fishnet Photos

September 25th, 2007 9:43am EDT
Oscar De La Hoya
The woman at the center of boxer Oscar De La Hoya's gender-bending photo scandal has confessed she lied about taking the snapshots.

Dancer Milana Dravnel appeared on TV shows last week insisting she had taken the pictures of the fighter and singer in a fishnet bodysuit, wig and high heels.

But, as De Le Hoya continues to fight the claims - calling the shots fakes, Dravnel has now come clean, admitting she was "pressured into going public with the photos by certain individuals who had improper motives."

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Oscar De La Hoya Gets Legal To Halt Photo Scandal

September 23rd, 2007 2:30pm EDT
Oscar De La Hoya
Oscar De La Hoya has instructed his lawyers to seek "legal remedies" to stop the woman who is trying to sell fake photos of him posing in a fishnet body stocking and high heels.

The scandalous pictures first appeared on the internet earlier this week and quickly became a must-see item.

De La Hoya acted quickly to dismiss the shots as fakes; his lawyer stated the damning pictures were "a really bad photoshop job."

Sources claim the boxing champion is laughing off the scandal, but his attorney, Bertram Fields, insists his client is keen to keep the images away from further mis...
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Fishnet Photos Are Fake, Says Oscar De La Hoya's Attorney

September 20th, 2007 11:02am EDT
Oscar De La Hoya
Internet photos of Oscar De La Hoya wearing a fishnet bodysuit, wig and high heels have been ruled fake by the boxer/singer's attorney.

The shocking shots, which appear to have been taken in a hotel room, depict De La Hoya in a series of raunchy poses.

But, in a statement, the star's attorney insists close inspection will make it clear the pictures are part of a hoax.

The statement reads: "The photographs that were posted online by an obscure paparazzi web site are fake. Many of the web site's viewers (as reflected in postings on the site) identified the photos as 'a really b...
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Second Marriage Split Devastated Shanna Moakler

July 24th, 2007 9:24am EDT
Shanna Moakler
Former beauty queen Shanna Moakler has been left devastated after splitting from husband Travis Barker for a second time because she realizes the punk rocker is the love of her life.

Moakler and Barker went through a messy separation last year and started divorce proceedings, only to reconcile at the beginning of 2007 and give their marriage another chance. But now Moakler feels the couple has split for good.

She says, "It's very disappointing. I consider him (Barker) the love of my life. I think the demise of a marriage is like a death, and there is a mourning that goes with it...
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Oscar De La Hoya Was Starstruck By Salma Hayek

May 7th, 2007 11:13am EDT
Salma Hayek
Boxer Oscar De La Hoya was left starstruck during one recent fight in Los Angeles - when he spotted busty Salma Hayek ringside. The welterweight fighter, who lost his world title to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Las Vegas on Saturday night, insists he's always focused when he's in the ring, but one dazzling fan almost knocked him out.

He explains, "When I fought Shane Moseley at the Staples Center... I saw Salma Hayek there, and I have to admit I got a little distracted there for a second."

The stars stepped out for De La Hoya's latest clash on Saturday - Sean 'Diddy' Combs, Jack Nich...
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Jay-Z Not On Plane That Crashed

May 4th, 2007 3:53pm EDT
Jay-Z
Rap mogul Jay-Z has been caught up in a death scare following a plane crash in North Carolina this morning. Initial reports suggested Jay-Z was onboard the four-seater plane when it crashed near Asheville, but WENN can confirm the rapper was not involved in the tragedy.

The story spread because Jay-Z, real name Shawn Carter, was on his way to Las Vegas for the Oscar De La Hoya/Floyd Mayweather Jr. boxing fight in a similar plane.

Details about the crash and the identities of the three men onboard have not yet been released.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment N...
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Oscar De La Hoya To Join 'Dancing With The Stars?'

May 4th, 2007 3:30pm EDT
Oscar De La Hoya
Boxer Oscar De La Hoya is set to turn his boxing quickstep into dance moves and sign on to star in the next season of show Dancing With The Stars. After watching fellow boxers Evander Holyfield and Laila Ali tackle foxtrots and tangos on the TV contest, De La Hoya wants to show off his skills.

And he has hinted he'll retire from boxing after tomorrow night's big fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr., so he can train to become a dancing star. He says, "I'm getting ready for Dancing With The Stars. Once I retire from boxing (I'll do it)."

(This news article provided by World Entertainm...
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Usher Gets His Hand On Oscar De La Hoya's Glove

May 2nd, 2007 9:27am EDT
Usher
R&B star Usher is hoping to pack a punch at a charity auction in Las Vegas on Friday when he sells off a boxing glove autographed by fighter Oscar De La Hoya. De La Hoya will be fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr. at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Arena on Saturday and Usher has secured one of the gloves he has been wearing during practice.

He'll sell off the rare item on the eve of The World Awaits bout to benefit his Usher's New Look charity. The Yeah! singer will attend the charity bash at TAO on Friday and hopes to bring a handful of celebrity friends with him, according to website EyeOnVegas.co...
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Watch De La Hoya And Mayweather Prepare For Their Big May 5 Fight On HBO's '24/7'; Win A Jacket!

April 12th, 2007 8:30pm EDT
24/7
HBO is gearing up for the May 5 fight between Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather with a new show called 24/7. It's a reality show that plans to follow the fighters throughout their journey to the big day and see how they cope with the pressures of training, being away from their homes and families, and the possibility of winning or losing the biggest fight of their lives.

Each of the four episodes of 24/7 will feature interviews with the fighters and behind-the-scenes access of their fight preparations. The full 24/7 schedule:

Episode 1: Sunday, April 15, 10:30pm et/pt

Episode 2...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 4

February 4th, 2007 3:00am EST
Alice Cooper
Happy Birthday to Olympic gymnast Carly Patterson (1988), Austrailian singer Natalie Imbruglia (1975), Mexican boxer Oscar De La Hoya (1973), Offspring guitarist Noodles (1964), country singer Clint Black (1962), New York Giants hall-of-fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor (1959), Japanese musician Kitaro (1953), 70s shock-rocker Alice Cooper (1948),zombie movie-maker George A. Romero (1940), social comedian David Brenner (1945), "Diff'rent Strokes" patriarch Conrad Bain (1923), civil rights activist Rosa Parks (1913; d. 2005), and American pilot Charles Lindbergh (1902; d. 1974).
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Oscar De La Hoya To Guest Star on 'George Lopez'

December 28th, 2006 11:36am EST
Oscar De La Hoya
Boxer Oscar De La Hoya will play a trash-talking doctor in an episode of ABC's comedy series George Lopez, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The new season of the series is set for January 24. The air date for the De La Hoya episode has not been determined.

"George Lopez" centers on assembly line worker and family man George, who is promoted to manage an airplane parts factory in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, his live-in, insensitive, difficult mother makes things complicated.
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Another MTV Reality Couple Bites The Dust

August 9th, 2006 9:28am EDT
Travis Barker & Shanna Moakler
Another reality TV romance is over - former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker has filed for divorce from his wife, former Miss USA Shanna Moakler. The couple wed in October 2004 and starred in last year's hit MTV reality series “Meet The Barkers.” They have two children, Landon, two, and seven-month-old Alabama.

This is pop punk Barker's second divorce - he was previously married to Melissa Kennedy. This was the first marriage for Moakler, who has a child from her previous romance with boxer Oscar De La Hoya.

Other couples who split after exposing their lives to the MTV cameras in...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 4

February 4th, 2006 3:00am EST
Alice Cooper
Happy Birthday to Olympic gymnast Carly Patterson (1988), Austrailian singer Natalie Imbruglia (1975), Mexican boxer Oscar De La Hoya (1973), Offspring guitarist Noodles (1964), country singer Clint Black (1962), New York Giants hall-of-fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor (1959), Japanese musician Kitaro (1953), 70s shock-rocker Alice Cooper (1948),zombie movie-maker George A. Romero (1940), social comedian David Brenner (1945), "Diff'rent Strokes" patriarch Conrad Bain (1923), civil rights activist Rosa Parks (1913; d. 2005), and American pilot Charles Lindbergh (1902; d. 1974).
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Muhammad Ali Ailing

November 4th, 2005 9:49am EST
Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali has only "months to live", according to his family and friends. The boxing legend, 63, has been bravely battling Parkinson's disease for the last 20 years but his condition is deteriorating rapidly. Daughter Laila, who has followed in Ali's footsteps by becoming a world champion boxer, says her father can now no longer speak and shuts himself away from his loved ones.

She said: "It is painful because I would love to sit down and talk with my dad about the way he used to be when he was my age and in his prime because we are so much alike. But I can't really share anything w...
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