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October 11, 1988
Actress Robin Givens has dismissed celebrity lawyer Marvin Mitchelson in her divorce suit against heavyweight champion Mike Tyson and hired New York-based Raoul Felder, her new attorney said Monday night. "It's no reflection on Mr. Mitchelson, who met with me today," Felder told United Press International. "It just seemed the case shifted eastward for the time being and they thought it was more appropriate to retain me. I in turn have an associate in California if the case goes that way."
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November 16, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
Mike Tyson made a n unexpected splash on Broadway last year with his one-man show, "The Undisputed Truth," directed by Spike Lee, written by Tyson's wife, Kiki, and inspired by Chazz Palminteri's "A Bronx Tale. " A film version of the play, taped this summer in New York, premieres Saturday night on HBO. As Times critic Mary McNamara notes in her review, "The Undisputed Truth" is, despite its title, not really about coming clean -- Tyson, for instance, issues a curt denial of the rape charge that sent him to prison for three years in 1992.
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SPORTS
February 9, 1988 | Associated Press
Mike Tyson, the 21-year-old heavyweight boxing champion, married actress Robin Givens Sunday in Chicago, Jimmy Jacobs, Tyson's co-manager, said Monday night. The marriage took place after the NBA All-Star game, which Tyson attended. Jaccobs said he was informed of the marriage Monday morning. Givens, of Los Angeles, appears in the ABC-TV series "Head of the Class." She is 22 years old. "I didn't know he was going to get married," Jacobs told the Albany Times Union.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 27, 2012 | By Deborah Vankin
Heads up, Hollywood: Former heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson is heading west this spring. Tyson is bringing his one-man show, “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth,” to Anaheim and the Pantages Theatre in March as part of a national tour. Spike Lee, who directed the show's Broadway run in August, will return as director. Broadway veteran James L. Nederlander is producing. “After a successful run at the MGM in Las Vegas and on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre with Spike Lee, I'm excited to take 'Mike Tyson: Undisputed truth' on tour and share it with my fans across the country,” Tyson said in a statement.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 1989 | IRV LETOFSKY
Let's be serious: The only public interest in "The Penthouse," airing Sunday at 9 p.m. on ABC (Channels 7, 3, 10 and 42), is to figure if Robin Givens could be a contender. The onetime sparring partner for champion Mike Tyson may have heavyweight pretensions as star of a psychodrama about a young woman, Dinah, being held captive in her golden penthouse apartment by a childhood pal, Joey (played by David Hewlett).
MAGAZINE
October 25, 1987 | MARY ROURKE
Since Robin Givens went back to school to play one of the brainy kids on ABC-TV's "Head of the Class," the 23-year-old actress says she's learned more than she expected. About herself: "I'm cerebral. I compete with my brains." Other women: "The sexiest are the strong, intelligent ones." Men: "It's hard to find a smart man. I like them book-smart but with common sense." Books: "I just finished 'Portrait of a Lady' by Henry James for the third time. I like the heroine's survival instincts."
SPORTS
December 31, 1988
April 16: Come on, you can tell us the truth. Morning Briefing is actually compiled by Robin Givens' agent, right? She is quoted more often than the husband, who I think, is a boxer. Will there be a "Best of Robin Givens" column at the end of the year? MIKE THOMAS Santa Monica
SPORTS
April 16, 1988
Come on, you can tell us the truth. Morning Briefing is actually compiled by Robin Givens' agent, right? She is quoted more often than the husband, who, I think, is a boxer. Will there be a "Best of Robin Givens" column at the end of the year? MIKE THOMAS Santa Monica
ENTERTAINMENT
August 3, 2012 | By Jamie Wetherbe
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.
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November 6, 2011 | By Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times
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.
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September 15, 2004 | From Associated Press
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.
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January 30, 2004 | From Associated Press
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 1996 | N.F. Mendoza
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 18, 1991 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Film It: The casting for Eddie Murphy's new film for Paramount, "Boomerang," is now complete. Robin Givens, Grace Jones, Eartha Kitt and Geoffrey Holder join Murphy on location in New York City where the film has begun principal photography. Murphy plays a Casanova who falls in love with the one woman who rejects him.
SPORTS
June 18, 1988
The wife of boxer Mike Tyson accused his manager, Bill Cayton, of once offering a person close to the couple $50,000 to set up a divorce. "He said he'd stop at nothing less than our getting a divorce," actress Robin Givens said in an interview on WNBC-TV. Cayton, contacted by WNBC in New York, denied the accusation.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 18, 1991 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Film It: The casting for Eddie Murphy's new film for Paramount, "Boomerang," is now complete. Robin Givens, Grace Jones, Eartha Kitt and Geoffrey Holder join Murphy on location in New York City where the film has begun principal photography. Murphy plays a Casanova who falls in love with the one woman who rejects him.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 30, 1991 | DAVID WALLACE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When director Bill Duke was looking for an actress to play opposite Forest Whitaker, Gregory Hines, Zakes Mokae and Danny Glover in his new film, "A Rage in Harlem," he talked to more than 250 actresses. The role was Imabelle, a sexy young woman from 1950s Mississippi who steals a trunkload of gold and trucks it to Harlem to fence. One of the contenders for the role was Robin Givens. The actress wasn't just competing with the other actresses.
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