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.
June 2, 1989 |
Bill Wheeler, a promoter who has contacts with the Chinese government, said Thursday that he has a deal to have heavyweight champion Mike Tyson fight George Foreman or another highly ranked heavyweight in Beijing later this year. The New York Times said the price tag on the fight would be $25 million, paid by the Chinese government, but Tyson has not decided whether to accept the offer. Foreman, the heavyweight champion from Feb. 16, 1973, to Oct. 30, 1974, stopped Bert Cooper in two rounds Thursday night in Phoenix.
October 21, 1988 |
Before Robin Givens married Mike Tyson, she was young, beautiful and a not-very-well-known actress hoping to parlay a sitcom role into stardom. Now that Givens and Tyson are divorcing amid a maelstrom of media frenzy, she is young, beautiful and a figure of national notoriety. But what has this done to her career? On Wednesday, another chapter in the Givens-Tyson soap opera played out when Givens, through her lawyer Raoul Felder, announced that she was giving up claim to Tyson's millions.
December 30, 1988 |
Heavyweight champion Mike Tyson and his estranged wife, Robin Givens, may have spent the past few months trading insults and lawsuits, but they spent Christmas Eve together at a movie, a newspaper reported today. The New York Post reported in today's editions that the pair sat side by side Saturday night in a Studio City, Calif., movie house watching "Hellbound Hellraiser II," a horror movie.
October 17, 1988
Mike Tyson, heavyweight boxing champion, said being with actress Robin Givens was like "living with the Ku Klux Klan," and that she and her mother "want so much to be white," according to a report published Sunday. "They (Givens and mother Ruth Roper) don't like black people," Tyson told the Chicago Sun-Times. "They use them. But they don't like or respect black people." Tyson made the remarks during a "rambling" hourlong interview Friday in promoter Don King's home in Windsor, Ohio.
October 12, 1988 |
The media adventures of Batterman and Robin are getting uglier and uglier. And not just in New York's tabloid press. For example, Monday's CNN "Newsnight Poll" asked: "Should Mike Tyson be given an annulment of his marriage to Robin Givens?" And "USA Today: The Television Show" invited its viewers to respond to that all-important question: "Should Robin Givens get any of Mike Tyson's money?" Pardon me. I hate spoiling the fun.
June 26, 1989 |
Heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, in a published report Sunday, described as absurd passages in a new biography that quote him as saying he likes to hurt women during sex and that his best punch was against his ex-wife. "It's all bull," Tyson said in an interview in Sunday's New York Post. "It's ridiculous. It's absurd when you think about it. "First, they said I was gay. Then, they said I had too many girls. Now, they're saying that I'm hurting girls. "If I'm into hurting girls . . . than how come I have so many?
April 30, 1991 |
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.
November 17, 1988
Actress Robin Givens, who sought a divorce from boxer Mike Tyson and said she did not want his money, filed a $125-million defamation suit in federal court Wednesday against the heavyweight champion. Givens charged in the suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, that a Nov. 7 interview of Tyson in the New York Post was "false, defamatory, malicious and libelous" and called it "heinous and inhuman treatment." Neither Tyson nor his attorneys could be reached immediately for comment.