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Mike Tyson cancels UK tour

February 24th, 2014 6:20am EST
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Mike Tyson has cancelled his UK tour.
The former heavyweight boxing champion - who was convicted of rape in 1992 and served three years of his six-year sentence - has been forced to scrap his 'Undisputed Truth' gigs next month due to a change in the UK's immigration law which means he is no longer allowed into the country.
Mike said: "With great disappoint I have to cancel the UK portion of my European tour. Because of new immigration laws, my status for entry is no longer eligible.
"However, I have taken every possible step within the parameters of UK law to regain entry. I am truly grat...

Mike Tyson to produce movie about his life

January 14th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Mike Tyson
Former boxing champion Mike Tyson is set to produce a movie about his early years in the ring.

The Hangover star will work with his wife, Lakiha Spicer, to chronicle his meteoric rise to the top of the boxing world, which resulted in him becoming the youngest heavyweight champion ever at the age of 20.

Tyson is looking to cast an unknown to play himself, but he wants Kevin Spacey to portray his mentor and trainer, Cus D'Amato, and Helen Mirren to star as his adoptive mother, Camille Ewald, according to the New York Post.

Last year (13), Tyson brought his life story to the Broadway stag...

Sylvester Stallone embarrassed by Boxing Hall of Fame honour

December 16th, 2013 8:30pm EST
Sylvester Stallone
Hollywood action man Sylvester Stallone was "embarrassed" when he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame back in 2011, because he didn't feel worthy enough beside fellow honouree Mike Tyson.

The actor was celebrated at the Canastota, New York venue for turning the spotlight on the sport in his Rocky film franchise, but he felt out of place next to real boxing icons Tyson and former World Boxing Council Middleweight Champion Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr.

Stallone says, "I was actually embarrassed by it (Hall of Fame honour) because I'm not a fighter, but they look at it like som...

Mike Tyson wants Downton Abbey role

November 28th, 2013 1:50pm EST
Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson wants a role on 'Downton Abbey'.
The boxing legend wants to take on more acting roles since his retirement from the sport, and would love Julian Fellowes to write him a part in the British period drama set in the early 20th century.
Asked whether he wanted to act more, Mike told Shortlist magazine: "I would. I'm coming to the West End soon for my one-man show, so maybe when I fly to the UK they'll give me a part on 'Downtown Abbey' (sic). I like that show. I'm sure they could give me a part."
The former world heavyweight champion found it tough reminiscing about the past for his...

Mike Tyson would love to own another tiger

November 28th, 2013 3:10am EST
Mike Tyson
Boxer-turned-actor and entertainer Mike Tyson still dreams of owning tigers again after cuddling up to his favourite big cat when he was a super-rich sportsman.

Tyson has made no secret of his financial troubles and admits the one thing he misses most about being a multi-millionaire is being able to afford to keep a tiger, which once roamed around his sprawling Connecticut estate.

He'd like to have another pet tiger, but his wife has insisted that any big cat he brings home will have to live apart from their kids.

The Hangover star says, "One day when I ever make any money... I'll have t...

Mike Tyson Was Hypnotized Before Fights

November 25th, 2013 11:52am EST
Mike Tyson
Retired boxer Mike Tyson was professionally hypnotised before his fights to ensure he was as ferocious as possible in the ring.

Tyson won his first 19 fights by knockout after becoming a professional boxer aged 18 and he developed a reputation for being a particularly vicious and aggressive fighter, who would quickly charge down opponents at the opening of the first round.

The troubled sports icon now attributes the ferocity of his fights to a hypnotist, who he worked with several times a day at the request of his manager Cus D'Amato.

He tells Britain's Daily Telegraph, "Cus used to have...

Mike Tyson was high for many big fights

November 13th, 2013 8:30pm EST
Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson has stunned fans by revealing he was high on drugs as he stepped into the ring for many of his major fights in his new autobiography.

The boxing champ-turned-entertainer's memoirs, Undisputed Truth, were released on Tuesday (12Nov13), and one chapter is already making the headlines.

Tyson explains he went to extremes to avoid testing positive for illegal drugs, revealing he used "clean urine" and a "fake penis" to make sure he was passed to fight.

And he only got caught out once - when he was tested before he had a chance to install his "whizzer" prior to his 2000 fight with A...

Mike Tyson 'worried' about Chris Brown

October 29th, 2013 4:20pm EDT
Chris Brown
Mike Tyson is "worried" about Chris Brown.
The retired boxing legend is a huge admirer of the 24-year-old singer - who was arrested for assault after allegedly punching a man on Sunday (10.27.13) - but believes he needs to get his temper under control.
Mike said: "I really like and admire that little guy but what he really needs to understand is that eventually, if you keep doing that stuff, people will turn on you.
"I'm just worried about him, because he's really a sweet kid. He's probably going through some overbearing pressures and if he keeps getting violent - he was arrested for this, ...

Mike Tyson turned down party with Bieber

September 5th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Mike Tyson
Boxer and actor Mike Tyson turned down the chance to hang out with Justin Bieber in the Bahamas - because he refused to leave his family for a party.

The Hangover star reveals he was relaxing at home when a friend called and introduced the pop superstar, who then struck up a conversation with the former champion.

Tyson opened up about his personal problems and Bieber suggested he hop on a plane and join him in paradise in a bid to forget all his troubles.

He recalls, "He said, 'Come out of it, Mike. Go to the airport... I'm sending a plane.' I'm married with two little kids, you think my...

Mike Tyson Says He Didn't Rape Desiree Washington

August 30th, 2013 1:36am EDT
Mike Tyson
Former boxing champ Mike Tyson has denied raping and beating a woman he was convicted of assaulting 12 years ago.

In a new interview with Matt Lauer on the "Today" show, Iron Mike refused to apologize to Desiree Washington, insisting he did nothing wrong.

He explained, "I really didn't do anything to her. I didn't rape her, I didn't beat her. I didn't do anything to her and I'm not going to make amends. I've made amends to myself, but, to her, no."
In 1992, the sports legend was sentenced to six years in prison for the crime. He only served three.

In the interview, he also opened up to...

Mike Tyson Thinks Of Dying & Doesn't 'Want To Be Around Anymore' When He Drinks

August 29th, 2013 9:00pm EDT
Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson is opening up about his struggles with alcoholism. The former boxing champ has revealed that he finds himself in a dark place when he drinks, and he isn't nice to be around with when he's sober.

Tyson stunned fans by tearing up as he confessed to being "a vicious alcoholic on the verge of dying" during a during a press conference for ESPN's Friday Night Fights earlier this month. He told reporters: "I wanna change my life, I wanna live a different life now. I wanna live my sober life. I don't wanna die. I'm on the verge of dying, because I'm a vicious alcoholic."

In a new TV in...

Mike Tyson Still Struggling With Substance Abuse, 'I'm A Vicious Alcoholic'

August 26th, 2013 4:14pm EDT
Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson opened up during a press conference for ESPN's Friday Night Fights on Friday, revealing that he's a "vicious alcoholic".

The former heavyweight boxing champ says things have been difficult on his road to recovery, and that he's lied about being sober.

"I'm a bad guy sometimes," he told reporters. "I did a lot of bad things, and I want to be forgiven. So in order for me to be forgiven, I hope they can forgive me. I wanna change my life, I wanna live a different life now. I wanna live my sober life. I don't wanna die. I'm on the verge of dying, because I'm a vicious alcoholic."


Mike Tyson shows up as surprise at wedding

August 26th, 2013 3:11am EDT
Mike Tyson
Boxer and actor Mike Tyson stunned a wedding party in upstate New York over the weekend (24Aug13) when he showed up and agreed to pose for pictures with the bride and groom.

The champ was staying at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona when stumbled upon Greg and Amber Keller's nuptials and decided to wish the newlyweds well.

The star, who has been married three times, was in Verona for his first promotional fight card featuring boxers from his Iron Mike Productions.

Greg Keller says Tyson was "extremely nice".

Mike Tyson's Undisputed Truth show picked up for TV special

June 26th, 2013 3:12am EDT
Mike Tyson
Former boxing champ-turned-actor Mike Tyson's one-man stage show has landed him his first TV special.

His Undisputed Truth show is to be filmed by HBO Films for a broadcast later this year (13). The project will be directed by Spike Lee, who championed and mentored Tyson throughout his theatrical run.

Undisputed Truth debuted in Las Vegas in 2012 and has since enjoyed success on Broadway and on tour across the U.S.

Tyson says, "I'm incredibly grateful to HBO for partnering with me and for believing in my story. It is an honour and a privilege to be working with them to bring my one-man s...

Neil Patrick Harris outraged at N-word accusations

June 10th, 2013 8:51pm EDT
Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris has vehemently denied accusations he used a racial slur during his onstage performance with former boxing champion Mike Tyson at the Tony Awards on Sunday (09Jun13).

Online outlets, including Britain's Daily Mail Online, suggested the How I Met Your Mother star, who was hosting Broadway's most anticipated awards ceremony for the fourth time, uttered the N-word when Tyson appeared on stage during the show's opening number.

However the actor clearly said "bigger" during the televised performance, during which he repeatedly promised a "bigger Tony show", and he has hit ou...

Tony Awards Photos: Scarlett Johansson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anna Kendrick & More!

June 10th, 2013 9:29am EDT
Scarlett Johansson
As more and more big-screen stars dabble with theater roles, the attention to Broadway deepens. Several well-known celebs attended Sunday night's Tony Awards, and many presented trophies at the ceremony.

Scarlett Johansson, above, received mixed reviews for her role as Maggie in the sixth revival of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" earlier this year. She showed up to last night's event in a conservative black dress with a matching jacket.

Last year, Jake Gyllenhaal made his off-Broadway debut in "If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet." He played a man who struggled to help his overweight niece fit in...

Mike Tyson lands cartoon detective show

May 13th, 2013 12:47pm EDT
Mike Tyson
Former boxing champion-turned-actor Mike Tyson is getting animated to star as a crime-solving detective in a new TV series.

The Hangover star has signed a deal with America's Adult Swim cable network for the Mike Tyson Mysteries, which will feature a character voiced by the retired sportsman, who receives help on his adventures from a magical face tattoo and his foul-mouthed pigeon sidekick. Tyson himself is famous for the tribal inking on his face and is also known for owning racing pigeons.

The 15-minute shows have yet to be given a premiere date.

Mike Tyson To Star In Cartoon Detective Show

May 13th, 2013 11:17am EDT
Mike Tyson
Former boxing champ Mike Tyson will play a crime-solving detective in an upcoming animated TV series. Tyson, who has made memorable appearances in "The Hangover" franchise, is teaming up with Adult Swim for "The Mike Tyson Mysteries."

The show will center a character (voiced by Tyson), who receives help on his adventures from a magical face tattoo and his foul-mouthed pigeon sidekick.

The real-life Tyson also has tribal ink on his face and is known for owning racing pigeons.

Adult Swim has yet to give a premiere date for the 15-minute shows.

Meanwhile, recently told the New York Times h...

Mike Tyson Covets Othello Role?

May 6th, 2013 5:54pm EDT
Mike Tyson
Master thespian Mike Tyson wants to take his acting ambitions to the next level by tackling the works of William Shakespeare.

The former boxing champ has been carving out a career in TV and film since retiring from the ring, landing a string of cameos in esteemed projects such as The Hangover, Entourage and Scary Movie 5.

Now, he wants to perform in plays by the Bard, and is eager to kick-start his stage career by landing the lead role in Othello.  He tells the New York Daily News, "Wouldn't Shakespeare be awesome? That black guy... could you imagine me in Othello?"

Nevertheless, Tyso...

Mike Tyson Facing Protests Over 'Law & Order: SVU' Role

January 29th, 2013 7:05pm EST
Mike Tyson
Activists have set up a petition urging TV bosses to drop convicted rapist Mike Tyson from an upcoming episode of crime drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

The former boxer has landed a cameo role in a new episode of the cop show, playing a murderer with a murky past, but the casting has infuriated campaigners against sexual violence.

The series often features storylines about sex crimes, and activists claim producers should have avoided casting Tyson because of his 1992 rape conviction.

A petition urging show bosses to drop Tyson has been set up on the Change.org website and has...

Mike Tyson: 'I Was High On Cocaine During 'The Hangover''

December 3rd, 2012 11:15am EST
The Hangover
Mike Tyson struggled with his lines during his cameo in The Hangover because he was "high on cocaine" during the shoot.

The boxer made an appearance in the hit 2009 comedy and his stint was so popular, he was hired to return in 2011 sequel The Hangover Part II.

However, Tyson has now revealed he was high on drugs when he filmed his scenes for the first movie, and credited his co-stars with helping him cope despite his raging personal problems.

He tells TV show In Depth with Graham Bensinger, "(During) the first Hangover, the guys just had my back so much. They carried me real good. I ...

12 Abusive Celebrity Relationships

August 20th, 2012 4:00pm EDT
Chris Brown & Rihanna
Even though her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown beat her up after the 2009 Grammy Awards, Rihanna has confessed she still cares for the hip hop star and that he's the love of her life.

Despite being famous, several celebrities have found themselves mixed up in abusive relationships. Check out our list of some of the worst...

Halle Berry has said an ex-boyfriend once hit her so hard she is still largely deaf in her left ear.

In 1998, Pamela Anderson's husband, Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, was arrested for spousal abuse, child abuse, and unlawful possession of a firearm. Anderson filed fo...

NYPD On Hunt For The Twitter User Threatening To Shoot Up Mike Tyson's Broadway Show

August 7th, 2012 11:29am EDT
Mike Tyson
New York police chiefs are hunting down a Twitter.com user who threatened to massacre audience members at Mike Tyson's Broadway show.

The blogger tweeted about sick plans to embark on a killing spree similar to that of James Holmes, the suspect in the Aurora, Colorado murders, who stands accused of murdering 12 people and injuring 58 others during a midnight screening of the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises, last month.

The Twitter user, whose identity is unknown, first posted on July 29th, "I might just shoot up this theater in new York I know they leave their exit doors unlocke...

Mike Tyson Brings One-Man Show To Broadway

August 3rd, 2012 8:57am EDT
Mike Tyson
Former boxing champ Mike Tyson is appearing in the one-man show, "Mike Tyson Undisputed Truth," on Broadway. Directed by Spike Lee, Tyson's two-hour set focuses on his life - from childhood in Brooklyn, N.Y., up through his boxing career.

The athlete openly discusses his public divorce from actress Robin Givens and a surprise incident involving Brad Pitt. It also touches upon the time he spent in prison.

The show opened on Thursday, and Tyson told the Associated Press he doesn't mind talking about his personal life on such a public stage.

Tyson said he's fine with revealing intimate deta...

Mike Tyson The Self-Proclaimed 'Prostitute Hunter' To Hit Broadway!

June 21st, 2012 11:56am EDT
Mike Tyson and Spike Lee for new Boradway Show
The infamously garrulous Mike Tyson recently appeared on the Today Show to discuss his new Broadway show collaboration with director Spike Lee. This is Spike Lee’s first attempt at Broadway and Tyson is set to perform a one-man show titled Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth to open at the Longacre Theatre for six days only, starting July 31.

What will surely make this show interesting is Tyson’s infamous no-holds-barred story telling approach to his life. In his heyday, Tyson was known to make public outlandish, comical, and, sometimes, incomprehensible remarks – so much so, he was often parodie...

Inside Bethenny Frankel's Michigan Avenue Magazine Cover Story

June 5th, 2012 12:27pm EDT
Bethenny Frankel
Yes, Starpulse has an exclusive preview into Michigan Avenue Magazine’s Summer issue with Bravo reality star, author and soon-to-be new TV talk show host, Bethenny Frankel!

In her cover story, the celebrity chef and mom dishes on her first experience living in Chicago years ago, her love for her now talk show peer Ellen Degeneres and how they compare (“Ellen is not remotely as inappropriate as I am”) her relationship with her former role model, Martha Stewart and her real thoughts on reality TV. The former Real Housewife of New York also discusses being a mom and what she wants to do on he...

Sean 'Diddy' Combs Angling For Role In The Next 'Hangover'

April 23rd, 2012 12:49pm EDT
Get Him To The Greek
Sean 'Diddy' Combs has sparked rumors he is fishing for a cameo role in the next The Hangover sequel after he was spotted meeting with director Todd Phillips.

The rapper has been pursuing an acting career over the last few years, landing a two-episode role in CSI: Miami, a slot on Hawaii Five-0 and a part opposite Russell Brand in 2010 comedy Get Him to the Greek.

He also won his first Oscar in February after working as an executive producer on sports documentary Undefeated, which was named Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards.

Combs is now said to be going after a role in t...

Mike Tyson Got Prison Official Pregnant While Serving Time For Rape

April 19th, 2012 10:34pm EDT
Mike Tyson
Former boxing champ Mike Tyson once impregnated a prison official while serving time behind bars.

The retired sportsman has been revealing all about his controversial career and personal life as part of a one-man stageshow, titled Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, which recently debuted in Las Vegas, but there was one interesting topic from his time behind bars that he left out.

In a TV interview with ESPN's Rick Reilly, Tyson fails to state when exactly the incident occurred, but reveals the prison employee terminated the pregnancy soon after their encounter.

He says, "I didn't talk about g...

6 Celebrities Winning The Battle Against Drugs & Alcohol

April 16th, 2012 10:30am EDT
Angelina Joile
Overcoming drug and alcohol addiction is never easy, and can be extremely difficult to deal with when you’re in the public eye. Despite the fame and fortune many celebrities' lives have fallen apart right in front of our eyes, due to their battles. And most recently we sadly said goodbye to one of the best voices of all-time, Whitney Houston, because of her struggles with addiction.

Although the battle continues to be an ongoing one for many in Hollywood, there are some who seem to have made it to the otherside. And in lieu of alcohol awareness month, I decided to put together a list of si...

Mike Tyson Was 'Emotionally Comatose' After Seeing Robin Givens With Brad Pitt

April 5th, 2012 9:24am EDT
Mike Tyson
Boxing champ Mike Tyson has sensationally revealed he found out about ex-wife Robin Givens' romance with Brad Pitt during an early morning booty call to her home.

The mismatched former couple had a tempestuous marriage, dogged by reports of domestic abuse and brawls, but Tyson admits he was still fond of the actress after they split.

And one morning he plucked up the courage to go to Givens' new home in Hollywood in the hope of reconciling with his ex.

He recalls, "During our crazy marriage, I'm saying, 'You're a thief, you're a gold digger,' and (she's like), 'You're an abuser, you beat...

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