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March 2, 2013 | By Chris Lee, Los Angeles Times
LAS VEGAS - Spend a sunny afternoon at home with Mike Tyson and if the erstwhile Baddest Man on the Planet is in an expansive mood, he may indulge his cherished pastime: letting loose the performing pigeons he raises in his backyard to flap and somersault in the skies over southern Nevada. And if the mood strikes him, the former heavyweight champion of the world may lower his guard enough to talk about something close to the bone: personal metamorphosis. As a function of this discussion, the self-described piece of garbage from the sewage system in Brooklyn will address his killer instinct.
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November 16, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Alec Baldwin says his suspended MSNBC show is in serious jeopardy -- and for that, he's blaming mainly the "tabloid media. " "Whether the show comes back at all is at issue right now," the former "30 Rock" star wrote in a blog post Saturday, criticizing journalists for baiting and harassing him with tactics that "should be illegal. "  Baldwin's talk show "Up Late" was suspended for two weeks Friday after TMZ published video of the combative actor climbing out of a car and berating a photographer wi th a crude gay slur -- just months after he had been excoriated for calling another journalist "a toxic little queen.
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July 25, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
Perhaps the reporters gathered at the TCA press tour were a bit afraid of former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson. When he and director Spike Lee took the stage to discuss their new project, there was barely a response. "Usually when a heavyweight champion is introduced, there is at least a clap," Lee scolded, sparking a bit of tepid applause. But Tyson didn't seem to mind, joking with the crowd: "Don't get too close. I may bite you, as you know. " The boxer and the fiery director have teamed up to bring Tyson's acclaimed one-man show "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth" to HBO. The show played on Broadway and toured nationally.
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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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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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March 10, 2013 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
If there was one ring in the world that I, a weakling theater critic, knew I could knock Mike Tyson out in, it was the Pantages Theatre, where "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth" played this past weekend. Tyson might have 100 pounds more muscle on him than I do, not to mention a facial tattoo out of my mother's worst nightmare, but I was the one trash-talking all week about our upcoming bout. "I want a piece of him," I said loudly to no one in particular in the newsroom. "When I'm through with him, he's going to wish he was touring as an uncredited extra in 'Wicked.'" PHOTOS: Mike Tyson in pop culture But like all those mouthy contenders who ended up flat on their back in the first round, I underestimated the former heavyweight champion of the world.
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September 26, 2013 | By David Ng
Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson is currently opening the doors to his private life in the reality TV series "Being: Mike Tyson" on the Fox Sports 1 channel. Starting next year, the athlete will head to Britain to tour his solo stage show, with an opening set for London's Apollo Theatre in March. "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth" is also scheduled to travel to Glasgow and Manchester before heading to engagements in Norway, Denmark and Sweden. Tyson first performed the show at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in 2012 before taking it to Broadway.  PHOTOS: Hollywood stars on stage He later toured the U.S. with the show, including a stop at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood in March.
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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.
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October 6, 2012 | By Dan Loumena
Mike Tyson, who had his visa revoked by New Zealand on Wednesday, had hoped to visit the country's Maori people, who inspired his facial tattoo. Instead, the former heavyweight boxing champion turned performer can only wax poetic about his past troubles and what he must deal with in the aftermath. "The people wanted me to come," said Tyson, who was to perform his one-man act in Auckland in November. "I just wanted to go down there and just have a show. "Unfortunately that had to happen.
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March 11, 2012 | By Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
This is either your worst nightmare, or a rare glimpse into a complicated personality - take your pick --  but boxer Mike Tyson performs a one-man show at the MGM Grand's Hollywood Theatre in Las Vegas, April 13-18. “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth - Live on Stage” is the title, and that sort of says it all, though some might claim there are no undisputed truths, particularly when Tyson is involved. The boxing phenom was only 20 when he became the heavyweight champion of the world and developed into one of the most-feared fighters in history.
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September 26, 2013 | By David Ng
Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson is currently opening the doors to his private life in the reality TV series "Being: Mike Tyson" on the Fox Sports 1 channel. Starting next year, the athlete will head to Britain to tour his solo stage show, with an opening set for London's Apollo Theatre in March. "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth" is also scheduled to travel to Glasgow and Manchester before heading to engagements in Norway, Denmark and Sweden. Tyson first performed the show at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in 2012 before taking it to Broadway.  PHOTOS: Hollywood stars on stage He later toured the U.S. with the show, including a stop at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood in March.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
Perhaps the reporters gathered at the TCA press tour were a bit afraid of former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson. When he and director Spike Lee took the stage to discuss their new project, there was barely a response. "Usually when a heavyweight champion is introduced, there is at least a clap," Lee scolded, sparking a bit of tepid applause. But Tyson didn't seem to mind, joking with the crowd: "Don't get too close. I may bite you, as you know. " The boxer and the fiery director have teamed up to bring Tyson's acclaimed one-man show "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth" to HBO. The show played on Broadway and toured nationally.
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May 16, 2013 | By Susan King
It was nearly 40 years ago that martial arts actor Bruce Lee died suddenly at age 32 in Hong Kong of cerebral edema caused by an allergic reaction to pain medication. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored Lee's legacy last month with the opening of its exhibit "Kick Ass! Kung Fu Posters from the Stephen Chin Collection" and a screening of his 1973 martial arts classic "Enter the Dragon," released shortly after his death on July 20.  The newly restored film makes its digital bow on Blu-ray just in time for Father's Day. But holy Hai Karate!
ENTERTAINMENT
March 10, 2013 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
If there was one ring in the world that I, a weakling theater critic, knew I could knock Mike Tyson out in, it was the Pantages Theatre, where "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth" played this past weekend. Tyson might have 100 pounds more muscle on him than I do, not to mention a facial tattoo out of my mother's worst nightmare, but I was the one trash-talking all week about our upcoming bout. "I want a piece of him," I said loudly to no one in particular in the newsroom. "When I'm through with him, he's going to wish he was touring as an uncredited extra in 'Wicked.'" PHOTOS: Mike Tyson in pop culture But like all those mouthy contenders who ended up flat on their back in the first round, I underestimated the former heavyweight champion of the world.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 2013 | By Chris Lee, Los Angeles Times
LAS VEGAS - Spend a sunny afternoon at home with Mike Tyson and if the erstwhile Baddest Man on the Planet is in an expansive mood, he may indulge his cherished pastime: letting loose the performing pigeons he raises in his backyard to flap and somersault in the skies over southern Nevada. And if the mood strikes him, the former heavyweight champion of the world may lower his guard enough to talk about something close to the bone: personal metamorphosis. As a function of this discussion, the self-described piece of garbage from the sewage system in Brooklyn will address his killer instinct.
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
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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May 16, 2013 | By Susan King
It was nearly 40 years ago that martial arts actor Bruce Lee died suddenly at age 32 in Hong Kong of cerebral edema caused by an allergic reaction to pain medication. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored Lee's legacy last month with the opening of its exhibit "Kick Ass! Kung Fu Posters from the Stephen Chin Collection" and a screening of his 1973 martial arts classic "Enter the Dragon," released shortly after his death on July 20.  The newly restored film makes its digital bow on Blu-ray just in time for Father's Day. But holy Hai Karate!
SPORTS
October 6, 2012 | By Dan Loumena
Mike Tyson, who had his visa revoked by New Zealand on Wednesday, had hoped to visit the country's Maori people, who inspired his facial tattoo. Instead, the former heavyweight boxing champion turned performer can only wax poetic about his past troubles and what he must deal with in the aftermath. "The people wanted me to come," said Tyson, who was to perform his one-man act in Auckland in November. "I just wanted to go down there and just have a show. "Unfortunately that had to happen.
SPORTS
October 3, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Mike Tyson was looking forward to meeting the people who inspired his famous facial tattoo. And, presumably, some people in New Zealand and Australia were looking forward to hearing the former boxing great during his speaking tour down under. But it now appears that nobody is going to get their wish. Tyson's visa for New Zealand has been canceled after a charity that would have benefited from a appearance by the one-time heavyweight champ pulled out of the event due to his 1992 rape conviction.
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