October 21, 1994
The fourth annual MTV Rock 'n' Jock B-ball Jam premieres Saturday at 1 p.m. NBA players, including Reggie Miller, Shawn Kemp, Rick Mahorn and Chris Webber, were joined by celebrity hoopsters Dean Cain of "Superman," Queen Latifah, Boyz II Men (who also perform at halftime), Joey Lawrence, David Charvet, Mark Curry and others. Former Laker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was a "general manager" for the Violators; the Bricklayers were coached by MTV's Dan Cortese.
August 17, 2001
To help promote the release of a collector's edition of "Forrest Gump" (a character who, you may recall, liked to run), Paramount Home Entertainment is sponsoring a 5K run-walk through the studio's back lot on Aug. 26. Registration begins at 9 a.m., with the run-walk commencing at 11 a.m. It will be followed by a lunch party on the lot at 5555 Melrose Ave. in Hollywood. Cost is $45 for adults, $30 for children under 12 (reduced by $5 if registration is completed before Monday).