Tag Archives: Boxing

Spike Lee casts “Attack the Block” star in HBO drama

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: That was fast. In our story yesterday reporting Spike Lee’s deal with HBO to shoot a pilot surrounding Mike Tyson’s early days, we wondered who the director would cast as the savage heavyweight fighter. The answer is John Boyega. Currently starring in “Attack the Block,” Boyega[...]

Spike Lee directing Mike Tyson pilot for HBO

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Spike Lee and “Entourage” creator Doug Ellin want to get in the ring with Mike Tyson, and HBO is helping to make it happen. The cable network has ordered a pilot for “Da Brick,” a drama that reportedly would be based on the early days of[...]

Sugar Ray Leonard talks about movie based on memoir

HollywoodNews.com: Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard is in talks about a movie deal for his well-received autobiography with Michael Arkush, “The Big Fight: My Life in and out of the Ring.” Asked who he wants to play him, the former champ doesn’t miss a beat: “Brad Pitt.” But seriously, he[...]

Mark Wahlberg confirms “Fighter” sequel, reveals plot details

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Spike TV’s “Guys Choice: awards filmed in Los Angeles over the weekend, with several celebrities attending to pick up trophies like “Funniest M.F.” (to Jim Carrey) and the “Brass Balls” award (to Keith Richards). But in between the pats on the back, some news broke. Accepting[...]

Is Mel Gibson a little mad about ‘Hangover’ replacement?

HollywoodNews.com: Mel Gibson was reportedly replaced in ‘The Hangover’ sequel with Liam Neeson, and this has apparently made him a little mad. Gibson is apparently upset since the first film involved Mike Tyson who has definitely had his own legal problems, states Pop Eater. He apparently thought that this could[...]

Mel Gibson bounced from “Hangover” sequel

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Mel Gibson’s comeback will have to wait a little longer. Todd Phillips confirmed that the once-powerful actor-director will NOT make a cameo in “The Hangover” sequel, where Gibson reportedly was going to play a Bangkok tattoo artist. “I thought Mel would have been great in the[...]

Mel Gibson a “Hangover” cameo? Source says its a “done deal”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Mike Tyson’s cameo in the first “Hangover” remains one of the film’s best visual jokes. It allowed the ferocious tiger to become an integral part of the narrative. It put Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight” back on the map (as if it ever really left).[...]

Danielle Staub flees to the boxing ring to learn how to protect herself

HollywoodNews.com: Following the hair-pulling fight at the fashion show, Danielle Staub continues her warpath against Teresa Giudice on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.” Danielle goes into high gear and heads to the boxing ring to learn how to protect herself and her daughters. Meanwhile, Teresa and her husband Joe[...]

Peter Facinelli’s next role: “The Pazmanian Devil”

By Kim Palacios The rumors are true—Peter Facinelli’s official web site has confirmed that the actor will be playing one of several previously rumored roles.  In the upcoming biopic about former world champion boxer Vinny “Paz” Pazienza, Facinelli will play “The Pazmanian Devil” himself. Paz, a lightweight and light middleweight[...]