Mike Tyson with Larry Sloman
(Blue Rider Press, 592 pp., $30)
With the more colorful moments of Mike Tyson’s life now thoroughly documented in the minds of the American public, this is a book that should simply be quoted at length because it is absolutely bonkers. From Mr. Tyson’s epilogue:
“These days I Read More
Spike Lee Joints
We’re starting to believe that Spike Lee is either a genius or has gone absolutely insane. (Kind of like Peter Jackson, n’est pas?)
First he spends years jerking us around about an American version of Old Boy, even threatening to put Steven Spielberg in charge and giving Will Smith the lead role of Oh Dae-Su. (For those who haven’t seen the film, that’s akin to doing a remake of Schindler’s List where Zac Efron plays Oskar. And it’s directed by Rob Reiner.)
Thankfully, this idea was scrapped and the two leads will now be Josh Brolin and the South African guy from District 9. Still iffy, but it has the potential for genius.
And then we read what Mike Tyson is saying about his upcoming Broadway show, which Spike Lee directed, and the needle swings back to “crazy.”
We can all breathe a sigh of relief, now that the judgment has come down and failed to derail the future of humanity. Yes, The Hangover II will open today, despite the best efforts of Mike Tyson‘s copyright-happy tattoo artist to stand between America and her traditional Memorial Day blockbuster featuring full-frontal male nudity.
While Read More
The new Details features a nutty interview with Mike Tyson, wherein he peddles a new serene vegan shtick (“meat’s become a poison for me now”), which, depending on your thoughts about his past, may be a bit hard to swallow.
Tyson says there was no rage or terror in the Read More
An umbrella-armed escort accompanied actor Terrence Howard into the Regal Union Square Stadium 14 amid a torrential downpour on Monday, April 20, for the premiere of his new movie Fighting, which is, essentially, a movie about fighting.
“At first, I thought it was going to be a basketball movie,” Read More
The New York Times‘ Richard Goldstein reports that former light-heavyweight champion and author José Torres has died in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He was 72-years-old.
Mr. Torres, whose professional heyday was between 1958 and 1969 (YouTube has a couple of clips: Torres v. Carl ‘Bobo’ Olson in 1964; Torres v. Read More
Sure, we’ve had some fun with David Carr’s Daily Baggage videos on The New York Times Web site, but today he offers an extremely compelling dispatch in the form of a Sundance Film Festival interview with Mike Tyson and Tyson director James Toback. (Unfortunately, the video is not available for Read More
“I don’t stress,” Mike Tyson said. He was lying awake a little past 4:30 a.m. Los Angeles time in his room at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. The looming assault charges awaiting him in his native Brooklyn seemed a continent away.
“You die too young that way,” he said. “I learned that from a friend. Read More
The Town Board of Southampton is taking steps to curb what they say is the endless party at a gaggle of East Quogue share houses-made famous recently as one of the tangier locales in Barbara Kopple’s otherwise sweet “reality mini-series,” The Hamptons .
DavidGilmartin,thetownattorneyfor Southampton, which has jurisdiction in East Quogue, said that a group Read More
Mike Tyson has fallen hard for a canary-and-cream beauty, a four-story townhouse on East 64th Street. And there are only two men standing between him and ownership: First he’s got to beat Lennox Lewis. Then Peter Cervinka.
Iron Mike has bid on the house. To afford it, all Mr. Tyson has to do is take Read More