August 3, 2012 |
Mike Tyson is back in the ring -- this time battling Broadway critics. The former heavyweight champ's one-man confessional, “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth,” opened at the Longacre Theatre on Thursday night for a short run through Aug. 12. Written by his third wife, Kiki, the show spans Tyson's rough childhood, his triumphs and tragedies in and out of the ring and, later, his sobriety and conversion to veganism. The tell-all is also dotted with Tyson's many public indiscretions: arrests, facial tattoos, drugs, running through a $400-million fortune and, yes, that ear-gnawing incident during his infamous match with Evander Holyfield.
November 6, 2011 |
Robin Givens is stirring on an antique divan, waking with a wicked hangover to several harsh realities. At least she's not alone. Sheldon Epps, who may be one of the calmest and most self-possessed men in show business, is sitting not 12 feet away. Epps is there to guide Givens — who became a 1980s sitcom star, then saw her marriage and divorce from boxer Mike Tyson turn into a public soap opera — and the rest of the cast of "Blues for an Alabama Sky. " Pearl Cleage's 1995 drama, set in Harlem during the Great Depression, examines the gumption and talent it takes to hold on to one's dreams and integrity when times are lean and how easily they can be snuffed out. Epps is in his 15th season as artistic director of the Pasadena Playhouse.
September 15, 2004 |
Charges were dismissed against Robin Givens after three Miami police officers failed to show up for her traffic court trial for running over an elderly pedestrian's leg. Givens, a star of the 1980s TV comedy "Head of the Class" and the ex-wife of boxer Mike Tyson, struck Maria Antonia Alcover as she was about to step onto the sidewalk after crossing a busy street Jan. 28, police said.
January 30, 2004 |
Actress Robin Givens struck and critically injured an 89-year-old pedestrian in a crosswalk, Miami police said Thursday. Givens, a star of the 1980s TV comedy "Head of the Class" and the ex-wife of boxer Mike Tyson, struck Maria Antonia Alcover with her sport utility vehicle Wednesday as the elderly woman was crossing a busy intersection during rush hour, police spokesman Delrish Moss said.
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September 24, 1999
Re "Ex-Officer Calls Corruption a Chronic 'Cancer,' " Sept. 21: So Rafael Perez can't sleep at night because he is a corrupt cop? Rot in hell, Rafael. I did 27-plus years with the LAPD and I sleep like a baby at night. Oh, I forgot. I didn't steal eight pounds of cocaine. I didn't shoot anyone in 27 years, let alone a handcuffed suspect. You made your bed, now take it like a man. CRAIG BUSHEY Sherman Oaks It's a blot on the justice system that a poltroon like Perez only gets a five-year sentence for his crimes.
January 7, 1996 |
Kristen Wilson is looking to get picked up. More specifically, she's anxiously waiting for word about whether her new CBS series, "Matt Waters," will be returning to the fall lineup. The drama, which premiered Jan. 3 and is set at an urban high school, begins what's likely to be a promising 1996 for Wilson, who made her first big splash last year playing fellow thespian Robin Givens in HBO's "Tyson." "My characters are all very different," Wilson, 25, says from her Manhattan digs.