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  • Seven Questions

    Seven Questions With Mike Tyson

    By Melinda Sheckells

    The legendary boxer on learning how to love himself

  • Latest

    Mike Tyson Bites Into Bitcoin

    By Nicole Ely

    If ever a fringe product wants to go mainstream and is looking for public credibility, a celebrity’s face—notoriety notwithstanding—can certainly pack a punch.

  • Pop Culture

    Scenes You Won’t See in the Mike Tyson Biopic

    By Camille Cannon

    We can already tell that the Martin Scorsese-directed biopic will lean heavy on the dramatic, thus ignoring some honest, essential and less trophy-worthy moments from Tyson’s life. Here we attempt to fill in the gaps.

  • Gossip

    Tyson Jabs a T-Rex, Nelly Pops a Pretty Boy and the Biebs Might Want to Duck and Cover

    By Jason Scavone

    let’s not underestimate the degree to which combat sports seep into the cultural landscape around here. It’s in the water … if the water made you want to get up and punch someone in front of a crowd of 20,000.

  • Seven Days

    Swayze’s Spirit Takes the Stage in Ghost the Musical

    By Bob Whitby

    Remember that scene in "Ghost" where Patrick Swayze is instructing Demi Moore in the fine art of shirtless clay molding? Yes, it’s included in the stage adaptation of the film, which opens Aug. 12 at the Smith Center.

  • DailyFiasco

    Tyson Cartoon Has a Trailer

    By Jason Scavone

    Forget any Avengers-related news that came out of Comic-Con this weekend, the real important item was that the long-promised Mike Tyson Mysteries got a trailer. And it’s amazing. It has everything you could ask for in a Scooby-Doo-influenced Mike Tyson cartoon. Jim Rash as an effete ghost. Tyson getting excited to fight a chupacabra. A jazzy Johnny Quest/Mannix-ish score. Dinosaur punching. The musical […]

  • Found Material

    Mike Tyson Pulling No Punches

    Former heavyweight champ—and longtime Las Vegas resident—Mike Tyson is back in the news with his soul-bearing bookUndisputed Truth, released November 12, as well as the Spike Lee-produced documentary of the same name.

  • Mike Tyson on His Many Lives, New and Old

    By Matt Jacob

    Editor’s Note: Former heavyweight champ—and longtime Las Vegas resident—Mike Tyson is back in the news with his soul-bearing book Undisputed Truth, scheduled to be released November 12, as well the Spike Lee-produced documentary of the same name, which is set to air November 16 on HBO. While doing press to promote both products, Tyson revealed […]

  • Sports

    Tyson: ‘I Won’t Survive if I Don’t Get Help’

    By Danny DeFreitas

    Less than one week after admitting to having suicidal thoughts, Mike Tyson talked more about his recent struggles during an exclusive interview with Matt Lauer on the Today Show in New York. Tyson told Lauer about his struggle with abusing alcohol, saying he has been sober for 12 days and how tough it's been. "I won't survive if I don't get help," he said.

  • People

    Best Next Most Logical Step for a Celebrity

    Hedy Lamarr was the most beautiful woman on screen when she was a major movie star in the ’30s and ’40s. She’d go on to invent the technology that made Bluetooth possible—in 1941. Even she hasn’t had a career as unpredictable as Mike Tyson.

  • Gossip

    Axl Brings Hakkasan to its Sha-Na-Na-Na-Knees

    By Jason Scavone

    The most surprising thing from the May 11 Rolling Stones show at MGM Grand wasn’t that Axl Rose came into town to take it in. It wasn’t even Katy Perry getting to do “Beast of Burden” despite the fact that she can’t actually, you know, sing. It was that after the show, Rose stopped by Hakkasan. High-strung, camera-shy, ultra-neurotic, one-time rock god Axl Rose was just kickin’ it in the club. Where he was seen dancing with the staff.

  • Night-lites

    Tyson Did Hangover High

    By Jason Scavone

    In an interview with Yahoo Sports, Mike Tyson copped to being coked out of his mind while filming The Hangover. “The first Hangover, the guys had my back so much. They carried me real good. I was a mess. I was overweight, 280 pounds, 380 pounds. I was a pig,” he said. “High on cocaine. They had to know—I had the cocaine talk. Those guys are just beautiful people.” It must have been absolutely terrifying for Zach Galifianakis to do the scene where Tyson punches him.

  • Gossip

    Mike Tyson has a new BFF

    By Jason Scavone

    We can accept that Gene Simmons was running out of random crap on which he could slap a KISS logo and market as a novelty. That’s how you end up with Hello Kitty KISS toilet paper. Not because there was an army of very regular young Japanese girls who also love “Detroit Rock City.” What we can’t figure out is why Mike Tyson was so stoked about it.

  • Senators pushing for boxing legislation

    On a day where the world's highest-paid athlete sat in jail, the sport's former pound-for-pound king officially announced plans for his Broadway show, perhaps the craziest news in boxing came when two senators introduced legislation on Monday to create a special commission to oversees all bouts in the United States and restore integrity to boxing.

  • Gossip

    Iron-ing out the Tyson stage show

    By Jason Scavone

    By most accounts, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth wasn’t the train-crashing-into-the-Hindenburg-at-Chernobyl level of disaster that many (OK, we) expected it to be. This may be bad news to those of us whose favorite form of entertainment is rubbernecking, but good news for Mike Tyson’s chances of realizing his stated dream of bringing the show to Broadway.