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Mike Tyson on Facing His Dark Past for Documentary 'Champs'

Mike Tyson on Facing His Dark Past for Documentary 'Champs'
Boxing legend and pop culture lightning rod Mike Tyson has been on the ropes – figuratively and literally - so many times he's stopped counting. Once the richest and most famous athlete in the world, the ex-heavyweight champion was convicted of rape in 1992 and spent six years in prison. Once a multimillionaire, in 2003 he filed for bankruptcy. But over the past decade, Iron Mike has staged an astounding comeback, launching a second career as an actor with the critically-acclaimed one man Broadway show Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth; a New York Times-bestselling autobiography and walk-on roles

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Mike Tyson on Solving Mysteries, Returning to Broadway and Punching Dinosaurs

Mike Tyson on Solving Mysteries, Returning to Broadway and Punching Dinosaurs
In addition to being the baddest man on the planet, Mike Tyson is also a best-selling author, occasional star of stage and screen, friend of the Black Keys and longtime pigeon aficionado. So, in a way, his latest project makes perfect sense.

It's called Mike Tyson Mysteries, an animated ode to Hanna-Barbera's canon of classic '70s capers (Scooby-Doo, Speed Buggy, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels, etc). Set to premiere October 27 on – where else? – Adult Swim, it's very bit as odd as you'd imagine, though even that might be selling it short.
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Mike Tyson Angrily Curses at News Anchor on Live TV After Meeting With Mayor Rob Ford

Mike Tyson Angrily Curses at News Anchor on Live TV After Meeting With Mayor Rob Ford
Mike Tyson may not be the best man to put on the spot. The former boxer, 48, lost his temper while on live television on Wednesday, Sept. 10, angrily cursing at a Canadian news anchor when the interview took a turn that he was clearly not happy with.  Tyson was in Canada this week to promote upcoming performances of his one-man show Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, and while in the country, met with disgraced Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. Tyson also endorsed the mayor, who famously made headlines [...]
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Who Will Pick Up Spike Lee's Kickstarter Horror Comedy 'Da Sweet Blood of Jesus'?

Who Will Pick Up Spike Lee's Kickstarter Horror Comedy 'Da Sweet Blood of Jesus'?
It's been a busy year for Spike Lee. He celebrated the 25th anniversary of "Do the Right Thing." (My interview with producer Jon Kilik here.) He's the go-to guy for shooting stage and concert shows. He directed "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth," which HBO aired last fall as well as comedy Store documentary "Jerrod Carmichael: Love at the Store," which HBO will air on October 4. He shot "Amex Unstaged Pharrell Williams Live at the Apollo," "Katt Williams: Priceless" and "Go Brasil Go!" He also helped to create (uncredited) opening sequences for "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon." A year ago Lee raised a total of $1,418,910 on Kickstarter for horror comedy "Da Sweet Blood of Jesus," his remake of Bill Gunn's "Ganja & Hess," starring Stephen Tyrone Williams, Zaraah Abrahams, Rami Malek, and Elvis Nolasco in a "movie about human beings who are addicted to...
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Jamie Foxx to play Mike Tyson in Terence Winter biopic

Variety reported Wednesday that Terence Winter, writer and producer behind shows like Boardwalk Empire and The Sopranos, is throwing his proverbial hat into the literal boxing ring by writing a biopic on boxer Mike Tyson.

And a source told Variety that Tyson would be portrayed by none other than Jamie Foxx. The film is untitled as of yet.

Tyson’s been making his own comeback story in the cultural scene for the last few years, including his infamous cameo in The Hangover, the eponymous documentary Tyson by James Toback in 2008, the release of his one-man Broadway show Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth and most recently of all, a bizarre turn as a cartoon detective on the upcoming TV show Mike Tyson Mysteries.

That still leaves plenty of territory for Winter to mine in his screenplay, be it his seedy complications with the law, his title fights with Lennox Lewis or Evander Holyfield
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Spike Lee Will Adapt 'She's Gotta Have It' as a Showtime Series

Spike Lee Will Adapt 'She's Gotta Have It' as a Showtime Series
Spike Lee is updating his 1985 feature film debut "She's Gotta Have It," as a half hour comedy for Showtime. Deadline broke the story, reporting that the project will "explore Lee's unique and provocative points of view about race, gender, sexuality, relationships, and the gentrification in Brooklyn." The last hot button issue aside, this marks a big move for the 57-year-old Lee. As movies continue to move to the small screen in various forms, writers and directors formerly exclusive to film are transitioning with them. Lee has directed moves sent straight to TV before, including "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth" and "Bad 25," but this will be his first project written for television.  He also hasn't seen much success, critically or commercially, in almost a decade. Lee's last hit was "Inside Man" in 2006, and his directorial remake "Oldboy" was met with almost universal condemnation last year before bombing at the box office.
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What to Watch: Feb. 11-17, 2014

We’re a little light on quantity at What to Watch this week but not on quality. And our newest contributor, Dave Canfield, has already handled today’s release of “All is Lost,” a film you really should add to whatever queue allows you to see quality films. When you’re done with that, pick one of these five. Ok, four. Ignore “Diana.” Please.

The Returned: Season One

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The Returned: Season One”

Netflix landed a lot of press for the way they stormed the gates of the TV industry in 2013 but I think the story of The Sundance Channel’s evolution into a major player was under-reported. Jane Campion’s “The Top of the Lake” and the brilliant “Rectify” would have been enough but this import of a French series was actually their best program, and one of the best on TV overall.
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'All is Lost', 'Ender's Game', 'Counselor' & 'Best Man Holiday' On DVD & Blu-ray This Week

All Is Lost Well, while I wish more people would have seen it in theaters, I'm happy more people will likely see All is Lost now that it's available on DVD and Blu-ray as Roadside didn't exactly give the film a widespread release. Granted, by this time it seems the line has been drawn as to whether you're going to harshly judge the film on its nautical merits or run into issues if it has been hyped up too much in your mind. All I say is give the film a fair shake. Rent it, turn off the lights, silence your phone and just watch for 106 minutes and I don't think you'll be disappointed.

Ender's Game Not bad, but not great makes Ender's Game a film I expect more people will see (and probably enjoy) on DVD and Blu-ray than ever would have in theaters. I expect I'll catch this
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Mike Tyson's rise to sporting stardom set for big-screen treatment

Former heavyweight boxing champion and wife hope to recruit Kevin Spacey and Helen Mirren for movie about his early career

Mike Tyson and his wife Lakiha Spicer are hoping to produce a film about his early struggles and march towards the undisputed world heavyweight boxing title, reports the New York Post.

Spicer said she hoped to see Kevin Spacey cast as Tyson's mentor Cus D'Amato, with Helen Mirren as his adoptive mother, Camille Ewald. She told the New York Post an unknown actor, rather than an established star, would portray Tyson.

It is not known whether the project has financing, but it is expected to be based on a screenplay by Larry Sloman, who co-wrote The Undisputed Truth, the former boxer's autobiography. Spicer revealed the project in a conversation with a Post reporter at the Golden Globes on Sunday night.

Tyson is no stranger to Hollywood, having made cameos in the Hangover films.
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Awards Season Continues With Visual Effects, Sound Mixing And Makeup Nominations

Today was a busy day for some of the smaller guilds with the Visual Effects Society, the Cinema Audio Society, and the Makeup and Hairstylists Guilds all announcing their nominations for 2013.

First, we have the Ves, whose main category to look at is “Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture,” where we find Gravity and four other nominees that are just going to have to be happy with the fact that they got nominated. This is perhaps the easiest category to call in the entirety of awards season, and I don’t mean just here, but for the Oscar as well (Last year’s winner, Life of Pi, easily took this category before going on to claim the Oscar). It’s true that films like The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and Star Trek Into Darkness had outstanding effects as well, but nothing even came close to the amazing,
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Cinema Audio Society Unveils Nominations

The Cinema Audio Society has announced the nominees for the 50th Annual Cas Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2013. Winners will be revealed on February 22nd in the Crystal Ballroom of the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. The Cas Career Achievement Award will be given to Re-recording Mixer Andy Nelson.

Here are the nominations for the 50th Cinema Audio Society Awards:

Motion Picture . Live Action

Captain Phillips

Production Mixer --Chris Munro, Cas

Re-recording Mixer .- Michael Prestwood Smith

Re-recording Mixer -- Chris Burdon

Re-recording Mixer -- Mark Taylor

Scoring Mixer -- Al Clay

Adr Mixer -- Howard London, Cas

Foley Mixer -- Glen Gathard

Gravity

Production Mixer --Chris Munro, Cas

Re-recording Mixer -- Skip Lievsay, Cas

Re-recording Mixer -- Niv Adiri

Re-recording Mixer -- Christopher Benstead

Scoring Mixer -- Gareth Cousins

Adr Mixer -- Thomas J. O'Connell

Foley Mixer . Adam Mendez

Inside Llewyn Davis

Production Mixer -- Peter F. Kurland,
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Cinema Audio Society Noms Zig Where Others Zag

Cinema Audio Society Noms Zig Where Others Zag
The Cinema Audio Society noms mostly follow the broad award season trends — but the differences are doozies.

The Cas noms for live action motion picture include “Captain Phillips,” “Gravity,” “Inside Llewyn Davis” and “Lone Survivor,” but for their final nominee, the org tapped a pic that isn’t getting a lot of awards love this season: “Iron Man 3.” Marvel’s pic made it over such other tentpoles as “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” and such awards darlings as “American Hustle.”

The Cas recognizes outstanding achievement in sound mixing. The Motion Picture Sound Editors’ Golden Reel Awards highlight sound editing.

The Cas noms for animated feature, a category added last year, went to “The Croods,” “Despicable Me 2,” “Frozen,” “Monsters University,” and then, once again, to a less ballyhooed title: “Walking with Dinosaurs.”

The TV races will give “Behind the Candelabra,” yet another chance at a statuette, in the movie & minis category,
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Cinema Audio Society Noms Zig Where Others Zag

Cinema Audio Society Noms Zig Where Others Zag
The Cinema Audio Society noms mostly follow the broad award season trends — but the differences are doozies.

The Cas noms for live action motion picture include “Captain Phillips,” “Gravity,” “Inside Llewyn Davis” and “Lone Survivor,” but for their final nominee, the org tapped a pic that isn’t getting a lot of awards love this season: “Iron Man 3.” Marvel’s pic made it over such other tentpoles as “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” and such awards darlings as “American Hustle.”

The Cas recognizes outstanding achievement in sound mixing. The Motion Picture Sound Editors’ Golden Reel Awards highlight sound editing.

The Cas noms for animated feature, a category added last year, went to “The Croods,” “Despicable Me 2,” “Frozen,” “Monsters University,” and then, once again, to a less ballyhooed title: “Walking with Dinosaurs.”

The TV races will give “Behind the Candelabra,” yet another chance at a statuette, in the movie & minis category,
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2014 NAACP Image Awards nominees list

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The 2014 NAACP Image Awards nominations were announced Thursday (Jan. 9) at the Television Critics Association press tour by David Oyelowo ("The Butler"), Joe Morton ("Scandal"), Keke Palmer ("CrazySexyCool"), Bresha Webb ("Love That Girl!") and Gina Torres ("Suits").

The 45th annual NAACP Image Awards airs live Saturday, Feb. 22 at 9 p.m. Et/Pt on TVOne.

The list of nominees:

Television

Outstanding Comedy Series

·         "House of Lies" (Showtime)

·         "Modern Family" (ABC)

·         "Real Husbands of Hollywood" (Bet)

·         "The Game" (Bet)

·         "The Soul Man" (TV Land)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

·         Andre Braugher - "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (Fox)

·         Cedric The Entertainer - "The Soul Man" (TV Land)

·         Don Cheadle - "House of Lies" (Showtime)

·         Dulé Hill - "Psych" (USA Network)

·         Kevin Hart - "Real Husbands of Hollywood" (Bet)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

·         Aisha Tyler - "Archer" (FX Networks)

·         Mindy Kaling - "The Mindy Project" (Fox)

·         Niecy Nash - "The Soul Man" (TV Land
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'Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth': Iron Mike would 'rather get high than have sex'

For the heavyweight champion whose knockout punches all but left his opponents' grandchildren limping, Mike Tyson comes off as surprisingly mellow and vulnerable.

The craziness that once swirled around him appears gone. His seersucker jacket is incongruous with the face tattoo, but Tyson is a study in unusual combinations, as revealed in "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth," airing on HBO Saturday, Nov. 16.

Tyson, 47, slides his massive body onto a chair next to director Spike Lee for an hour-long exclusive lunch with Zap2it. They're at a table in the back of a restaurant at the Beverly Hilton, where in wilder times, Tyson lived in a penthouse.

The film is a stage-to-screen adaptation of Tyson's raw play, which had a limited Broadway run. In it, he doesn't shy from uglier topics such as biting off opponent Evander Holyfield's ear.

"I was just really p***ed off," he says in the play.
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What to Watch This Weekend: Almost Human Begins, Eastbound Ends, Good Wife and More

What to Watch This Weekend: Almost Human Begins, Eastbound Ends, Good Wife and More
On TV this weekend: Lady Gaga pulls double duty on Saturday Night Live, Almost Human premieres and Eastbound & Down and Hello Ladies come to an end. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 15 programs to keep on your radar.

Saturday, November 16

8 pm The Christmas Ornament (Hallmark) | A widow (Kellie Martin, Life Goes On) hopes to find happiness during the holiday season with the help of a Christmas tree shop owner (All My Children‘s Cameron Mathison).

8 pm The Twelve Trees of Christmas (Lifetime) | When her cherished library is set for demolition, a Manhattan woman (Copper
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Exclusive Interview: Mike Tyson Wears ‘Many Faces’ in his ‘Undisputed Truth’

Over the years, I’ve had the chance to speak one-on-one with a variety of notable celebrities, entertainment personalities and sports figures.

However, my recent interview with Mike Tyson is probably the most cathartic and personal interview I’ve done to date. For starters, it wasn’t one of those rushed red carpet interviews where the handler is ushering the talent away after two seconds (I always think of when I interviewed Nina Dobrev of The Vampire Diaries and the handler nudged her away after one question).

Celebrating the release of his new book “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth” and the HBO Special of the same name, Tyson sat down to talk with me at length about his dynamic life – outside of the ring.

As a child growing up in East Flatbush, Brooklyn during the reign of the knockout champ, my childhood friends and I would often look-up to Tyson. He
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Mike Tyson Undisputed Truth HBO special Nov. 16

Mike Tyson Undisputed Truth HBO special Nov. 16: Enjoy a front-row seat in this Spike Lee Joint as “Iron Mike” Tyson recounts the highs and lows of his life in his signature candid style in this concert film of his one-man Broadway stage show. Over the course of 90 minutes, Tyson opens up about his troubled youth, landmark boxing career, key influences, personal and professional controversies, prison, personal loss and, most recently, his rehabilitation and redemption, forged by sobriety and a renewed commitment to family life. Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth premieres on HBO Saturday, Nov. 16, at 8pm Et. Here […]

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A Controversial Boxing Legend Tells His Life Story (With the Help of Spike Lee) in HBO's 'Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth'

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A Controversial Boxing Legend Tells His Life Story (With the Help of Spike Lee) in HBO's 'Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth'
Spike Lee's remake of Park Chan-wook's "Oldboy" hits theaters in two weeks, but he has a smaller, more personal and weirder project premiering on HBO this Saturday, November 16th at 8pm. "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth" is a concert film version of the boxing champ's one-man show, which Lee got involved with after seeing its initial run in Las Vegas, directing the version that toured the country and reached Broadway last August. Lee also directed the HBO film version of the show, shot over two performances this summer, a kinetic production of moving cameras that cut from wide shots of Tyson on stage in front of a backdrop of projected photos to shots of the audience laughing or wincing along with his story. As controversial a figure as Tyson is, he does have one hell of a life story -- his memoir, which shares the name of the special, was
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TV Review: ‘Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth’

TV Review: ‘Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth’
Spike Lee’s presentation of Mike Tyson’s one-man autobiographical stage show is messy, energetic, muscular — in many respects, bearing a resemblance to the different stages of the former heavyweight champ’s style in the ring. Yet while Tyson has been embraced as an entertainer, the more troubling aspects of his biography require the sort of friendly audience that attended this performance in July, and it’s likely one’s appreciation of “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth” will be determined in part by whether the title itself (which also graces a companion book) can be taken at face value.

Strictly in TV terms, Lee has done an admirable job of bringing the 86-minute performance to the screen, for the most part avoiding tight close-ups because Tyson’s body and movements are such a part of the show, working up a noticeable sweat as he prowls the stage. If one of the
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