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Jamie Foxx In Another Biopic

July 31st, 2014 9:00pm EDT
Jamie Foxx In Line To Play Mike Tyson In Biopic
Jamie Foxx is lined up to star in another biopic, this time as former boxing champ Mike Tyson.

Sources tell Variety Foxx is attached to the project, along with writer Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Sopranos) and producer Rick Yorn.

Foxx won an academy award for playing Ray Charles in the biopic Ray back in 2004. He also played trainer and cornerman Drew Brown in Muhammad Ali biopic Ali.

The movie will have plenty to draw from; Mike Tyson exploded onto the boxing scene in the late 80s and was known for his quick and violent knockouts. After winning 16 of hi...
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10 Craziest Celebrity Rants Caught On Tape

April 23rd, 2014 3:00pm EDT
10 Craziest Celebrity Rants Caught On Tape
Celebrities often live in a manner that most of us can only dream about. We read the gossip columns because we often envy the good life that we see on these pages.

But there is of course a darker side to our celebrity worship. Sometimes the stars we look up to and want to emulate have a bad day at the office, just like the rest of us. It is these moments that are often the most entertaining for many star watchers, because it reveals that our favorite untouchable big shot is human after all.

Here are 10 of the craziest celebrity rants ever caught on tape.

Alec Baldwin's Voicemail Mess...
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Tribeca Notes: Best Quotes And Moments From Tyson & Holyfield 'Champs' Premiere

April 21st, 2014 10:50am EDT
Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield
Here are some of my quick-hit notes and thoughts on the Tribeca Film Festival’s first weekend:

• Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield were on hand for the premiere of Champs, a documentary their lives (and that of Bernard Hopkins) as heavyweight championship boxers. After the screening, Tyson and Holyfield were part of a panel discussing the film, and gave personal insight into their experiences. Here are some quotes:

Holyfield (on being swindled by money handlers): “I wouldn’t say that I was ever duped; you’re not being duped if people aren’t lying to you. … Growing up, I always trusted peop...
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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...
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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...
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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."

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Mike Tyson Escaped DUI Charges While Driving High On Cocaine

April 4th, 2012 10:20pm EDT
Mike Tyson
Former boxer Mike Tyson has revealed he once dodged a DUI arrest after police pulled him over while his was driving high on cocaine - because they were big fans.

The Hangover star made the confession during an appearance on late night show Conan on Tuesday, recalling the cops even agreed to take him to his drug dealer's house.

Tyson said, "When they pulled me over, I said, 'It's over, man...!' But they (cops) said, 'Mike, that was awesome in The Hangover, that was great!' And I said, 'Excuse me, would you take me to this address, sir?'"

The sportsman also revealed he didn't have his driv...
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Rosie O'Donnell Celebrates Her 50th Birthday With Mike Tyson

March 21st, 2012 8:59am EDT
Rosie O'Donnell
Rosie O'Donnell put news of her axed talk show aside on Monday night to celebrate her 50th birthday with boxer Mike Tyson.

The Rosie Show on Oprah Winfrey's OWN network has been cancelled after just one season as bosses at the struggling channel put restructuring plans in place.

However, O'Donnell refused to let her career woes put a dampener on her birthday and she celebrated in style in Chicago, Illinois.

The star and her fiancée Michelle Rounds partied at the city's Paris Club alongside 50 other women who were also turning 50, and the presenter was stunned when Tyson turned up to h...
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Want To Visit Megan Fox Island? Check Her Out In This Sexy Brazilian Language School Ad (Video)

January 23rd, 2012 12:00pm EST
Megan Fox
Actress Megan Fox has teamed up with boxing legend Mike Tyson for a bizarre new advert promoting an English language school.

Producers of the commercial used computer trickery to 'clone' the actress and show dozens of versions of her inhabiting a sun-kissed paradise called Megan Fox Island.

In the ad, two plane crash survivors are washed up on the shore and Fox initially flirts with the men before banishing them as they don't understand English.

The pair is next seen arriving at a storm-lashed, fire-ravaged wasteland where former world heavyweight boxing champ Tyson greets them with a sn...
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Mike Tyson's Hotel Room Targeted By Intruder

January 5th, 2012 8:03am EST
Mike Tyson
Boxing legend Mike Tyson was targeted by a burglar as he slept at a hotel in Las Vegas, according to a report.

The former heavyweight champ and his family were staying in Sin City over the New Year weekend when he awoke to see a flashlight and hear rustling in his room.

However, before Tyson got a chance to grab the intruder, the man fled, according to TMZ.com.

A spokesman for the hotel tells the website, "We have received a report of an incident that is currently under investigation. As always, guest safety is of the utmost importance."
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Alan Cumming Adopting Vegan Diet

December 30th, 2011 3:30pm EST
Alan Cumming
X2 star Alan Cumming is set to become a vegan in 2012 after taking inspiration from retired boxing champ Mike Tyson.

The Scottish actor adopted a meat-free diet in early 2010 but now he's set himself a New Year's resolution to cut out all dairy and animal products from his eating habits altogether, opting instead to feast on seitan, wheat gluten widely used as a substitute for meat.

In a post on his Twitter.com blog on Friday, he writes, "That's it. I was toying with going the whole hog to veganism and now I see Mike Tyson is the new Vegan poster boy! Sold! Get ye back, seitan!"

Tyson...
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Mike Tyson Warns Dubai Fans About Bogus Appearance

December 30th, 2011 9:44am EST
Mike Tyson
Former boxing champion Mike Tyson has apologized to fans in the Middle East following bogus reports which suggested he is set to appear at a fight in Dubai.

Local advertisements stated The Hangover star would be in the United Arab Emirates next month for a boxing match, but Tyson insists he has no immediate plans to visit.

The sports star has warned fans not to fall for the fake promotion, and apologized for the confusion.

In a post on his Twitter.com page, Tyson writes, "There is a rumor about me being in Dubai on Jan 21st to do an appearance (at) a fight match. This is not true. I w...
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Check Out 'The Hangover Part II' On DVD, Blu-ray & Digital Download

December 8th, 2011 7:00am EST
The Hangover Part II
A modest bachelor brunch devolves into a wild weekend in Bangkok when the gang travels to Thailand to see Stu get married in "The Hangover Part II."

Still traumatized by memories of the Las Vegas fiasco, Stu (Ed Helms) vows to keep his pre-wedding partying to the bare minimum. But when Phil (Bradley Cooper), Doug (Justin Bartha), and Alan (Zach Galifianakis) show up, Stu's low-key brunch makes their previous Vegas fiasco look like a family trip to Disneyland. "The Hangover Part II" features cameos by Mike Tyson and Paul Giamatti.

The film made U.S. box office history after grossing $86.5 ...
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'The Roast Of Charlie Sheen' Did Not Disappoint!

September 20th, 2011 12:45pm EDT
The Roast of Charlie Sheen
Who cares about the season premiere of Dancing With the Stars and seeing Nancy Grace attempt to shake her tailfeathers, last night it was all about Charlie Freakin Sheen!

After months and months of crazy insane tweets, public rants, live home webcasts and an eight city comedy tour - we finally got a chance to see the self proclaimed warlock from Mars in his Comedy Central Roast and boy, it did not disappoint - and per Charlie’s request there were no trolls allowed in the audience. The roasters led by Family Guy’s Seth MacFarlane brought their A Game - Kate Walsh did a pretty spot on Mike T...
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Steve-O Breaks Nose On Mike Tyson's Hand During Charlie Sheen Roast

September 12th, 2011 8:46am EDT
Steve O
"Jackass" star Steve-O is nursing a broken nose after a TV stunt with boxer Mike Tyson went too far.

The zany stuntman stunned the audience at Charlie Sheen's Comedy Central Roast on Saturday after repeatedly slamming his face into Tyson's hand.

He later took to Twitter to thank Tyson for the injury, writing, "Tonight I asked Mike Tyson for a black eye and I wound up with two black eyes and a broken nose. Thanks so much, Brother! @MikeTyson."

Steve-O assured fans he'll show off his bruises soon, adding, "I would post a photo of how messed up my face is now, but I'm going to look so much ...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Cast Rumors: Snooki, Kristin Cavallari, More

August 16th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Dancing with the Stars
There are only 13 days left before the live unveiling of the celebrity cast of Dancing with the Stars airs on ABC August 29. That means that really juicy rumors are coming through the woodworks over who could be shaking their stuff on the dance floor for the 13th season. Here are some of the best:

Snooki, Tiffani Thiessen, and Queen Latifah were all named in the same rumor recently as shoe-ins for spots on the show. However, Queen Latifah officially said through a representative that she wasn't doing the show, putting the rest of the list in doubt. Still, we think Snooki and Tiffani are gr...
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