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Pacquiao Files Suit Against Mayweather Jr.

31 December 2009 9:36 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Boxer Manny Pacquiao has filed suit against fellow fighter Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his trainer father, alleging his upcoming opponent defamed him by suggesting he used performance-enhancing drugs.

Pacquiao filed a lawsuit on Wednesday in Las Vegas, naming the Mayweathers and boxing promoters Oscar De La Hoya and Richard Schaefer as defendants.

In the suit, Pacquiao insists the Mayweathers’ claims that Pacquiao used performance-enhancing drugs, like steroids, are false and that they were made as an attempt to destroy his professional reputation.

Pacquiao is asking for damages in excess of $75,000 (£46,900), plus punitive damages.

Pacquiao and Mayweather were expected to meet in the ring on 13 March, but negotiations have stalled over demands by Mayweather for the fighters to have Olympic-standard blood testing.

Schaefer tells the Los Angeles Times newspaper that talks continue over a possible Pacquaio-Mayweather fight. »

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Ang Darling Kong Aswang Vampire a Hit at Metro Manila Film Festival

30 December 2009 3:59 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Tony Y. ReyesAng Darling Kong Aswang, starring comedian Vic Sotto, is the 2009 Metro Manila Film Festival’s #2 hit. Apparently Filipinos, like movie audiences elsewhere, have been craving for stories featuring vampires. But unlike the worldwide megahits Twilight and The Twilight Saga: New Moon, in which the vampire is a sexy male (Robert Pattinson), in Ang Darling Kong Aswang the undead is a sexy woman, Christine Reyes. Ang Panday has been this year’s top film. At the other extreme, boxer-turned-actor Manny Pacquiao’s vehicle Wapakman has thus far come in last at the box office. Also of interest, Philippine News offers the Metro Manila festival’s criteria for the Best Picture award: "artistry, creativity and technical excellence, [...] »

- Irene Young

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Pacquiao's Pushy Trainer Sued

2 December 2009 4:08 PM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Manny Pacquiao's trainer is being sued for something that's only legal in the ring -- assault, battery and infliction of emotional distress.According to a lawsuit just filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Freddie Roach became enraged at Wildcard Gym Boxing Club in L.A., after coming face-to-face with Alex Vidal -- a boxing writer who penned a story titled, "Sick Roach Misses Conception's Last Workout." Roach -- who suffers from Parkinson's disease -- allegedly challenged Vidal, »

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Janet Jackson, Rihanna, Adam Lambert And The Woodie Awards: This Week's Deep Cuts

20 November 2009 3:04 PM, PST | MTV Newsroom | See recent MTV Newsroom news »

Look, we all know what you're doing this weekend. You're not preparing for Thanksgiving, raking the last of your leaves before the snow arrives or indulging in this year's batch of Beaujolais Nouveau. Rather, you're going to be at your local cinema watching Taylor Lautner's perfectly-sculpted abdominal muscles in "The Twilight Saga: New Moon." And we can't blame you — it's a heck of a roller coaster ride through teenage angst and vampire mythology. But in between screenings (because you're obviously seeing it more than once), you should catch up on everything you missed this week here on the Newsroom blog.

» Last weekend saw a couple of cool-looking flash mobs in honor of Janet Jackson's Number Ones, and we had a first-person account from one of the dancers. (Be sure to catch Janet this Sunday on the American Music Awards, where she'll open the show.)

» MTV mourned the passing of comedian, »

- MTV News

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Pacquiao vs. La Bamba -- The Mexicutioner Sings

18 November 2009 9:35 PM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

After kicking Miguel Cotto's ass, Manny Pacquiao took on "La Bamba" at a party at the Highlands in Hollywood Tuesday night. He's actually pretty good ... and we're not just saying this 'cause we're scared. More Pacquiao Pacquiao Takes On Super Mini Flyweight ...

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Pic Post! The Week in Sports (November 18, 2009)

18 November 2009 7:02 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Fort Worth, TX - November 14:   Quarterback Andy Dalton #14 of the Tcu Horned Frogs on the sidelines during the game against The Utah Utes at Amon G. Carter Stadium on November 14, 2009 in Fort Worth, Texas. Tcu won the game 55-28. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Ardiff, Wales - November 15:  Richie Rees of Cardiff goes over the line for a try as he is held up by Alex Corbisiero during the Lv Anglo Welsh Cup game between Cardiff Blues and London Irish on November 15, 2009 at Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.  (Photo by John Gichigi/Getty Images)

Paris - November 15:  Novak Djokovic of Serbia in action during his Final match against Gael Monfils of France during the Atp Masters Series at the Palais Omnisports De Paris-Bercy on November 15, 2009 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Paris - November 10:  Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France celebrates victory after »

- dennis

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Twitch Video Player Top Ten (Nov 11 - 18)

18 November 2009 6:26 AM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Yes, boys and girls, another week has come and gone and it is time to count down the top ten videos in the Twitch Video Player.  Boxing champ Manny Pacquiao makes a strong assault on the list this week, fighting his way all the way up to the two slot in just two days but Mamoru Oshii ends up taking the crown.  What else is on the list?  Read on!

1.  Assault Girls Trailer (7134)

2.  Wapakman Trailer (5464)

3.  Savage Promo (2572)

4.  Bodyguards and Assassins Trailer (1214)

5.  Fight Flow Rehearsal Reel (1104)

6.  White Fang Teaser (1098)

7.  The Disturbed Promo (1000)

8.  Treasure Hunter Trailer (815)

9.  Samurai Princess Trailer (640)

10. Higanjima Trailer (628)


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Full Trailer for Filipino Super Hero Comedy Wapakman

16 November 2009 9:47 AM, PST | Affenheimtheater | See recent Affenheimtheater news »

Those of you who thought that the first teaser trailer for Filipino superhero comedy Wapakman was…well, special should be very pleased with the full trailer. The country’s super star Manny Pacquiao stars as the colorful and eponymous hero who beats up a just as colorful collection of villains (including a giant crab, lava man, mad scientists etc.) that could have been taken from one of Japan’s latest trash productions. Looks like fun…

[See post to watch Flash video]

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- Ulrik

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Manny Pacquiao's Amazing Saturday: 12th Round Tko, Sold Out Concert

16 November 2009 8:45 AM, PST | MTV Newsroom | See recent MTV Newsroom news »

On Saturday night (November 14), all eyes were on Las Vegas and the boxing match between Wbo welterweight champion Miguel Cotto and Filipino phenom Manny Pacquiao. The challenger started off shakily, but it was all Pacquiao from the second round on. He consistently knocked Cotto to the mat, and the fight probably could have been stopped as early as the eighth round. But the referee finally waived off the fight in the 12th and final round, giving Pacquiao the victory and his seventh championship belt (he's won one in seven different weight classes).

The night drew a number of huge stars to the MGM Grand Arena, including Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell and Diddy, who tweeted throughout the night from his seat at ringside. "I got Cotto in a upset," he wrote before the fighters touched gloves. As the night went on, Diddy changed his tune. "This is ugly live! A lot of blood, »

- Kyle Anderson

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HBO's 24/7 Pacquiao/Cotto: Is PacMan reeling in Floyd?

2 November 2009 4:44 PM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

HBO's 24/7 Pacquiao/Cotto lead up is in episode three, where odds favorite, Manny Pacquiao (49-3-2, 37 KOs) focuses on his training regime amidst personality clashes in the camp, while Miguel Cotto (34-1, 27 KOs) and his team prepare to move training camp to Las Vegas a week early to further prepare him for the Nov. 14 match. Pacquiao is currently in La preparing to step up his training and conditioning as the days lead up to the Nov. 14 welterweight showdown against Miguel Cotto in Las Vegas. Meanwhile, PacMan was quoted last week saying Floyd Mayweather doesn't want to fight him, and he doesn't expect the fight to happen. Mike Koncz, Pacquiao's adviser (49-3-2), was asked »

- April MacIntyre

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Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto smack up Halloween October 31, on HBO

26 October 2009 6:39 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

In the next installment of HBO's lead up to a great fight, 24/7 Pacquiao/Cotto shows Manny Pacquiao leaving the chaos of the typhoon-ravaged Philippines, (49-3-2, 37 KOs) and he opens camp in the familiar confines of the Wild Card gym in Hollywood, Cal. Actor Liev Schreiber narrates this compelling preamble to the anticipated match. Meanwhile, Puerto Rico.s Miguel Cotto (34-1, 27 KOs) continues his training in Tampa, Fla. and is treated to a birthday celebration by his wife and children, as both fighters prepare for their Nov. 14 fight in Las Vegas. Episode three of 24/7 Pacquiao/Cotto debuts on Saturday, Nov. 7 (9:00-9:30 p.m.), while the finale debuts Friday, Nov. 13 (9:30-10:00 p.m.), just one night before the »

- April MacIntyre

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24/7 Pacquiao/Cotto debuts on HBO Oct. 24

19 October 2009 7:49 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Manny 'PacMan' Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto will be featured in HBO's excellent preamble to the big match, on the .24/7. reality franchise, which has captured seven Sports Emmy Awards. Liev Schreiber narrates the "24/7" series, which returns this month to present its seventh installment with 24/7 Pacquiao/Cotto, an all-new four-episode, all-access series. Debuting Saturday, Oct. 24 (10:15-10:45 p.m. Et/Pt), the show follows Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto, two of the sport.s brightest stars, as they prepare for their Nov. 14 pay-per-view showdown at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Episode # 1: Philippine sensation Manny Pacquiao (49-3-2, 37 KOs) opens his training camp in Baguio City, The Philippines, while Puerto Rico.s Miguel Cotto (34-1, 27 »

- April MacIntyre

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Floyd 'Money' Mayweather: Toe To Toe With The Best Boxer In The World

8 October 2009 7:42 AM, PDT | MTV Newsroom | See recent MTV Newsroom news »

It's a little embarrassing to admit, but even with both the gorgeous Eliza Dushku and Olivia Wilde passing through our office this week, the one person I was most excited to meet was a dude. With a total of 40 fights, 40 wins and 25 KOs, Floyd "Money" Mayweather is an undeniable force in the world of boxing, with an almost perfect combination of lightning quick speed, real knockout power and incredible showmanship. He's my favourite fighter in the world of boxing, and yesterday he stopped by the MTV News studios for the first time.

What's funny is that with all the rappers, pop stars, actors and actresses who drop in for interviews, the only time some of the fellas in the office (naming no names, except for Nick, Monty and Sean) get even slightly impressed is when an athlete (or Mr. T) walks into the building. Today was one of those occasions. »

- Tim Kash

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That urine thing? Didn't work out so well for Juan Manuel Marquez

20 September 2009 12:39 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

HBO has had me enthralled with the weekly 24/7 preamble to the hyped to the hills fistic free-for-all known as the Mayweather/Marquez showdown. Last night Floyd Mayweather jabbed and power punched our south-of-the-border amigo to a Mexican mole. Poor Juan Manuel Marquez, despite his secret weapon of Drinking His Own Urine before a match, sadly he folded like a house of cards as Floyd warmed up for what boxing insiders are hoping will be a Mayweather/ Manny Pacquiao match. Even though Manny Is smaller than the Pretty Boy. And Manny swears by eating Baluts, which some would argue is Way more disgusting than swilling your own pee pee. Floyd Mayweather Jr. had his way with the »

- April MacIntyre

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Topel Lee’s Wapakman Brings Super-Heroics To The Philipines!

16 July 2009 1:01 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Freshly announced as part of the lineup for the 2010 Metro Manila Film Festival, Topel Lee looks to bring the latest Filipino superhero to the screen with his Wapakman.  With the film still relatively early in production - Metro Manila basically screens every Filipino film of note for the given year - details are still sketchy beyond the fact that Manny Pacquiao stars as a normal man who develops super powers and WWE star Dave Batista is in the cast, I presume as the villain.  Our own Joey Fernandez has been singing Topel Lee’s praises in these pages for years now and it’s not hard to see why based on the short teaser that has just been released.  Simple concept, stellar execution.  Very nice.  Find it after the break.


- Todd Brown

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Watch the slow motion beatings in Filipino superhero flick Wapakman

15 July 2009 12:17 PM, PDT | | See recent QuietEarth news »

Wapakamn is an upcoming superhero film out of the Phillipines directed by Topel Lee. Billed as an scifi/fantasy/action/comedy, it headlines Phillipino star Manny Pacquiao, and from what we can see in the teaser, looks beautifully shot. It's basically a bunch of people getting hit by an "unseen fist". Wapakman will premier at the Metro Manila Film Festival in December.

Wapakman is the story of a superhero, played by who else but Manny Pacquiao himself. His nemesis is Fil-Am wrestler Batista while Pussycats Dolls’ lead Nicole Scherzinger, who is also half Pinay, is his love interest.

Teaser after ze break!

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Bale talks Fighter

23 June 2009 5:33 AM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

Probably the most embarrassing day of my life was when my brother (favorite movie: Never Back Down, all-time. Favorite movie, all time) knew that Christian Bale was in The Fighter before I did. He knew this because he saw him and Marky Mark hanging out watching boxer and pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao work with Freddie Roach at the Wildcard Gym. So I don't like to talk about this movie. But Christian Bale is. Apparently it's coming pretty soon. Collider caught up with him and he said »

- James Thoo

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Brand Failed To Impress Diddy With Hatton Ticket Mess

15 May 2009 9:25 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Comedian Russell Brand let down his new best pal Sean 'Diddy' Combs when he failed to secure tickets to the big boxing match between Ricky Hatton and Manny Pacquiao.

The funnyman was invited to join rap mogul Diddy in Las Vegas earlier this month to attend the big fight, all expenses paid, on the condition that Brand got them into the event.

He says, "I went with P. Diddy. Diddy said, 'Right, well I'll sort out a plane, I'll sort out rooms, can you sort out the tickets?' And I said, 'Well yes, I'm chums with Ricky Hatton.'

"I then tried to get in touch with Ricky Hatton, but the thing was, Ricky Hatton wasn't answering his phone 'cause he was worrying about a boxing match!

"Then I was getting these phone calls from Puff Daddy going, 'Yeah, yeah, I sorted out the plane. Have you got the tickets?' And I'm like, 'No, no, I'll get 'em.'

The Forgetting Sarah Marshall star failed miserably in his attempts to get complimentary ringside passes from fellow Brit Hatton - and Diddy ended up having to dig deep to purchase the tickets himself.

Brand continues, "More and more pressure was building. In the end Puff Daddy had to buy the tickets. They were pricey! In the region of thousands of pounds. It was a very generous act."

And Brand confesses he squirmed as he watched Pacquiao deliver a knock-out punch in the second round, flooring Hatton within minutes of the fight starting.

He adds, "I'm against all violence. I didn't know how violently I was against it until I went to a boxing match. It was rough. Ricky Hatton is beloved and I adore him very dearly.

"But I looked at him and I was like, 'Oh no, that doesn't look like a very good way of making a living!'" »

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Russell Brand Reportedly Dating Hugh Hefner's Ex. Holly Madison

15 May 2009 2:16 AM, PDT | Celebrity Mania | See recent Celebrity Mania news »

Russell Brand, a comedian-turned-actor, is reportedly dating former "The Girls Next Door" star, Holly Madison. Russell, who is known as ladies lover, met Holly in Las Vegas at a party thrown by Jay-z after the Ricky Hatton/Manny Pacquiao boxing match earlier this month.

Russell has been visiting the ex. girlfriend of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner since Russell began filming the "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" spinoff "Get Him to the Greek" in Los Angeles. A source said, "Russell has really hit it off with Holly. She's a big star in the Us, which he finds really attractive. And his constant tomfoolery has her in stitches."

The 29-year-old Holly had been dating Hugh Hefner for 7 years before they split in October last year.

The source also added, "Russ has been making late night visits to her home in the Hollywood Hills. He's been there three times in the past week and neighbors »


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Manny Pacquiao versus the Twilight vampires?

5 May 2009 10:48 AM, PDT | Twilight Examiner | See recent Twilight Examiner news »

NY Boxing Examiner Michael Marley, who also runs the controversial boxing site Boxing Confidential, has suggested that the number one fighter in about six different weight classes, Manny Pacquiao (who is just coming off of a victory against Ricky "The Hitman" Hatton), might be afraid of the Twilight vampires, but that he thinks that he could take them. I wonder which particular vampires Mr. Marley is referring to, because from my read of the Twilight series (which has spawned a sequel film - The Twilight Saga: New Moon as well as The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) there'd be no chance. Sure Pacquiao's a great fighter, a philanthropist (richer than his own government, so he hands out food and necessities to the poor, but against Edward (Robert Pattinson), Emmett (Kellan Lutz), Jasper (Jackson Rathbone), Alice (Ashley Greene), Rosalie (Nikki Reed), Carlisle (Peter Facinelli) »

- thetwilightexaminer

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