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Wendy Williams Doesn't Buy Linda Hogan's Claim About Hulk Hogan & Brutus Beefcake (VIDEO)

by Stephanie Opella, posted Dec 12th 2011 8:00PM
Hulk Hogan and ex-wife Linda Bollea's messy divorce isn't over yet. On the 'Wendy Williams Show' (weekdays, syndicated on Fox) Wendy dished about a report from the St. Petersburg Times that stated the former wrestler is suing his ex-wife for defamation of character. In her new book, 'Wrestling the Hulk: My Life Against the Ropes,' Linda alleges that Hulk had a gay affair with wrestler Brutus Beefcake.

As the show popped up a photo of Brutus, Wendy couldn't hold back her laughter any longer. She reported that Brutus told TMZ he was considering suing Linda too, and Wendy offered a perfect karmic solution. "Well, if you're friends with Hulk you can sue Linda and get some of Hulk's money back for him!"

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NBC Buys 1980s Wrestling Drama Pilot From Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson

by Alex Moaba, posted Aug 24th 2011 11:45AM
Can you smell what The Rock is cooking? It's a wrestling TV drama.

According to a report in Deadline, NBC has bought a pilot based on the professional wrestling boom of the 1980s, to be produced by former WWE star Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.

For wrestling fans, the '80s were a golden era that gave rise to some of the sports most legendary stars, like Hulk Hogan, "Macho Man" Randy Savage, Andre the Giant, and Bret "The Hitman" Heart.

The show will be written by Brent Fletcher, who has worked as a writer for NBC on the football drama 'Friday Night Lights,' and Seamus Kevin Fahey, writer of 'Spartacus: Gods of the Arena.' Jerry Bruckheimer will be one of the co-executive producers.

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Linda Hogan Describes Hulk Hogan's Violent Rages (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jun 28th 2011 5:10PM
Linda Hogan details accusations of abuse and violence against Hulk Hogan on 'Today'Linda Hogan's divorce from wrestling superstar Hulk Hogan was a long, public battle that began in 2007 when she filed and ended in 2009 with a settlement. In her new book, 'Wrestling the Hulk: My Life Against the Ropes,' Linda Hogan reveals just how ugly the marriage was. Tuesday on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC), Linda Hogan detailed some of her accusations against Hulk, saying that she feared for her life and didn't want to become "another Nicole Simpson."

Matt Lauer read an excerpt from the book in which Linda Hogan described her former husband's episodes of violent rage. "To this day he's never apologized for any of his actions," Hogan said. "But that is something that scared me. I did not want to be a statistic like Nicole Simpson."

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Hulk Hogan Is Starting a Little-People Wrestling League on TruTV

by Jean Bentley, posted Apr 12th 2011 11:00AM
Hulk HoganToday in "This is an actual, real-life news story" comes this gem of an article from The Hollywood Reporter: Hulk Hogan has signed on to mentor little-people wrestlers for a new TruTV series called 'Hulk Hogan's MCW.'

The new professional league that Hogan is creating, Micro Championship Wrestling, "aims to 'show the world that little people are serious athletes who have the determination to succeed,'" according to THR. Hogan will be involved in recruitment, training, mentoring and establishing the league as a viable business.

TruTV has ordered six episodes of the new show, which is scheduled to premiere this summer. Hogan is an executive producer on the series.

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Hulk Hogan Makes a Surprise Appearance on 'Idol', Punches Ryan Seacrest (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Mar 24th 2011 11:29PM
Proving it still knows how to have fun, 'American Idol' (Thu., 8PM ET on FOX) set up a special surprise for contestants James Durbin and Paul McDonald. After showing a clip of the two wrestling in the mansion, and Durbin's passionate talk about the sport, Ryan Seacrest set them up for the ultimate treat.

During the elimination, he positioned them on stage just so and then told them they weren't safe tonight. "I mean, you're really not safe," he said, stepping back as the doors opened behind the pair.

Standing there was Hulk Hogan, who came out with good news and bad news. Durbin was on his knees in shock and excitement at seeing one of his wrestling heroes in the flesh. To make the moment sweeter, Hogan revealed that both he and McDonald were safe. It was Seacrest, the Hulkster was after!

'American Idol' airs Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8PM ET on FOX.

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Hulk Hogan Signs On to Judge Kiddie Game Show ... For Real

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 15th 2010 5:00PM
Hulk HoganHulk Hogan has conquered the world of professional wrestling, dropped a smackdown on reality TV and now has his sights set on ... a game show for kids? That's right, Hogan will play judge on a new live-action game show appropriately titled 'Hogan's Court.'

You're puzzled, we know -- so are we. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hogan will preside over common sibling disputes. Examples include: 'Are your brother's shoes stinking up the house?' and 'Is your sister hogging all the bathroom time?'

"I am really looking forward to developing such an entertaining series with great production partners," Hogan said in a statement. "We want this to be one of those rare shows that kids and their families can watch together, and all find something to laugh about."

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Hulk Hogan and Wendy Williams Trade Catch Phrases (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted May 14th 2010 4:30PM
Whoa. Close your eyes during this clip and you might begin to suspect that Hulk Hogan and Wendy Williams are the same person.

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Joy Behar Describes Hulk Hogan's Type of Woman (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Apr 29th 2010 4:00PM
During a visit by Terry "Hulk" Hogan on 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated), Joy Behar notes the physical similarities between fiance Jennifer McDaniel, ex-wife Linda and daughter Brooke, arguing that the Hulkster prefers a very definite type of woman.

"But, when you see Brooke and Jennifer together, because they're, like, best friends, they don't look anything alike. They're totally different," said Hogan. Sure, brother. Sure.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Wrestling: The Monday Night War Is Back

by David Hofstede, posted Jan 5th 2010 11:30AM
Hulk HoganWrestling fans still have a nostalgic enthusiasm for the 1990s, when every Monday night brought five hours of choke slams and sleeper holds courtesy of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW).

Back when WWE's 'Monday Night Raw' aired opposite WCW's 'Nitro,' both companies created new superstars, crafted envelope-pushing stories and even unleashed a few dirty tricks, like WCW revealing match results from WWE's pre-taped episodes, all in a battle for ratings supremacy.

The war ended when WWE purchased WCW in 2001. 'Raw' has aired unopposed ever since -- until tonight.

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Hulk Hogan shakes up TV wrestling with move to TNA

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Oct 30th 2009 2:30PM
Hulk Hogan is going from Rock N' Wrestling to TNA.I try to cover professional wrestling here on TV Squad only when something happens that hints at a ratings spike, a celebrity tie-in or a television publicity war. Today, we have news that could score a pin on all three fronts, "Brother!"

Hulk Hogan (in yellow, right), the 80s legend that put WWF WWE on the mat map, announced this week that he's returning to the squared circle and joining the ranks of Spike TV's TNA Wrestling. It's a big step up in exposure for the Florida-based promotion as it struggles to pull away a little market share away from Vince McMahon's Connecticut Death Grip.

While the WWE has either live or taped shows on various cable outlets Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday nights (with occasional weekend specials on NBC), TNA has used the last couple of years to build an ever-growing following in Spike's Thursday night schedule.

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Hulk Smash! Hulk Hogan Returning to Wrestling

by Michael D. Ayers, posted Oct 28th 2009 3:50PM
Hulk HoganHeads up, wrestling fans: Hulkamania is back.

The iconic Hulk Hogan has signed a deal with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, the second largest wrestling organization behind the WWE. Hogan's deal will bring him back to where he began, on a full-time basis.

Aside from a few sporadic appearances this decade, Hogan has been largely out of the wrestling spotlight. But that's not to say he's faded out of the pop-culture limelight. You might remember a little VH1 show called 'Hogan Knows Best,' which followed the trials and tribulations of Hogan juggling his marriage and raising two teenage children -- Nick and Brooke, with the latter starring in the spin-off 'Brooke Knows Best.'

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Note to The Next Mrs. Bonaduce: Don't do it!

by Jane Boursaw, posted Nov 6th 2008 1:14PM
Danny Bonaduce in The Jerk TheoryYou'd think that celebrity couples would start getting the picture after a while. Don't do a reality show! It's just the death knell of any marriage, and I think you can probably name a few obituaries in that category: Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, Hulk and Linda Hogan, and Danny and Gretchen Bonaduce, to name a few.

PopEater is reporting that the Bonaduce's divorce is a done deal, and he has to shell out $16K a month in spousal and child support. Guess how he's going to earn the cash -- a dating reality show called The Next Mrs. Bonaduce!

Now, what girl in her right mind would participate in such a fiasco? I mean, I have to admit that I watched his show, Breaking Bonaduce, a few times, and was weirdly transfixed to his train wreck of a life.

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Brooke Knows Best ... not Hulkster - VIDEO

by Kristin Sample, posted Jul 8th 2008 10:42AM
Brooke Hogan frolicks on the beach.What do you do if you're dad is a wrestling icon, your mom is a cougar dating a man the same age as you, and your little brother is in jail for reckless driving? You get your own reality show, of course. And who's reality is more messed up than Brooke Hogan's right now? She's surprisingly the most normal of that bunch.

Her new show, Brooke Knows Best, premieres this Sunday July 13th at 10 p.m. ET / PT. That's right after I Love Money!

I've got a sneak peek at the first episode after the jump...

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Hulk Hogan to join his son in jail?

by Kristin Sample, posted Jun 15th 2008 8:04PM
Hulk HoganNow, that Nick Hogan is cozied up in a new cell for his prison sentence, his father might be joining him. VH1's Matthew Muro is reporting that Linda Hogan, the Hulkster's estranged wife, wants to send the former pro-wrestler to jail for not paying his portion of a Las Vegas condo, a property worth 4.2 milion dollars. If Linda gets her wishes, Hulk Hogan would be put in Pinellas County Jail in Florida, the very same jail that holds his son.

VH1 offers the following as reasons why Hulk has not paid his bills: "Is he short on cash? Probably not. Is he planning to hit the slammer intentionally to protect little Nick? No way. Or could it be that he's trying to cut off Linda's cash flow so that she can't lavish any more gifts on her 19-year-old boy toy? Bingo!!"

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Should Nick Hogan have been moved to a new jail cell?

by Kristin Sample, posted Jun 9th 2008 2:23PM
Nick Bollea HoganThe Hulkster's son, in jail for a driving accident that put his friend in a coma, just got moved last Friday into a new jail cell. He was serving his eight-month prison sentence in solitary confinement after pleading no contest to the three charges: reckless driving, drunk driving, and having tinted windows on his Supra.

In a conversation with his mother, Linda Hogan, Nick (real last name Bollea) described the jail cell as half the size of his bathroom with no windows. According to Nancy Grace, the cell measures 12 X 16. Nick's new digs include a cable television, unlimited phone use, a snack bar, and three other juvenille inmates. According to the Sherrif's office, he was being held in solitary confinement becuase he is seventeen and therefore too young to be with the rest of the criminal population. His lawyers apparently filed a lawsuit against the sheriff's office saying that the decision to keep their client in solitary confinement is a violation of his privacy.

What do you think? Should Nick have stayed in solitary confinement until July 27th, his eighteenth birthday?

[via VH1]

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