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Charlie Sheen Roast Adds William Shatner, Kate Walsh and Jon Lovitz

by Alex Moaba, posted Sep 8th 2011 3:45PM
The Charlie Sheen Roast just got a little more weird, and significantly more random. Comedy Central announced that former roastee William Shatner, in addition to 'Private Practice' actress Kate Walsh and Jon Lovitz, will be joining Mike Tyson and a slew of stand-up comedians in the public tarring and feathering of America's most embarrassing celebrity.

In addition to those stars, the network also announced that comedians Patrice O'Neal and Amy Schumer will be on the roast dias. Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash will also be there, but it's unclear whether he will be a roaster, or just take a long nap under his giant hat.

The full roast roster also includes previously-announced Roastmaster Seth MacFarlane, Mike Tyson, Steve-O, Anthony Jeselnik and RoastMaster General Jeffrey Ross.

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HBO Gets Into the Ring With Mike Tyson-Inspired Pilot 'Da Brick'

by Alex Moaba, posted Aug 31st 2011 4:45PM
It's been a few years since Mike Tyson took the world of boxing by storm. In his retirement, Iron Mike is doing the same thing to the entertainment industry.

According to Variety, HBO has ordered a pilot called 'Da Brick,' based based on Tyson's rough and tumble early years when he was coming up as a young boxer. It will be directed by Spike Lee and co-produced by 'Entourage' creator Doug Ellin and Tyson. The script was written by 'Three Kings' writer John Ridley, and will be set in Newark, NJ.

Tyson has been on a TV roll in recent months. Comedy Central announced this week he will be a guest-roaster in the highly-anticipated skewering of Charlie Sheen. Tyson also appeared on an episode of the CBS life-swapping reality show 'Same Name.' All of those appearances, however, were dwarfed by his Animal Planet reality show 'Tyson on Tyson,' about pigeons.

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Charlie Sheen Roast Promos: Charlie Rides the Roast Express (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Aug 30th 2011 12:20PM
Charlie Sheen has been accused of many things over the past year, but no one's ever said he isn't a self-promotional dynamo.

After yesterday's announcement that Mike Tyson would be among the esteemed roasters to skewer our depraved anti-hero, Comedy Central has followed up the news by releasing two new Roast promos.

The videos feature Sheen riding a (crazy) train, nicknamed the Roast Express, to Goddess Harbor, Warlockia, Winnington, and Tiger Valley. They're stocked with visual representations of Sheen's catchphrases, and he tries to coin a few more. "Comedy Central's trying to roast Charlie Sheen? That's like trying to duct tape the wind to the ground."

Charlie actually looks like he's in good-health, embracing the whole thing, and dare we say ... TV ready? Heaven help us all.

Check out the videos after the jump.

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Charlie Sheen Roasters Announced: Mike Tyson, Jeffrey Ross, Anthony Jeselnik, Harvey Levin, Steve-O

by Alex Moaba, posted Aug 29th 2011 2:00PM
The roster for the 'Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen' is coming into focus. The network announced today that Mike Tyson, 'Jackass' Steve-O, and TMZ boss Harvey Levin will join roast veterans Jeffrey Ross and Anthony Jeselnik in the quest to skewer Sheen like a Shish Kabob.

More roasters are expected to be announced in the coming days.

Ross, known as Comedy Central's Roast Master General, saved Sheen's nearly disastrous live-tour by taking the stage to rip on the torpedo-of-truth-teller. Jeselnik was perhaps the breakout comic star of the highly-rated Trump roast.

Tyson has been branching out into film and TV work in his boxing retirement, guest starring in 'The Hangover,' and an episode of CBS's 'Same Name.' Most anything that Tyson says in his signature high-pitched voice is instantly hilarious, and him going after Sheen should be funnier than the time he promised to eat his opponent's children.

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Top 5 Clips of the Week: Betty White Charms Our Pants Off, Larry David Calls Out a Chat & Cut, Bedtime Stories With Mike Tyson (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Aug 13th 2011 2:00PM


Things got a little awkward in the Top 5 this week. Larry David called out a woman for a 'chat and cut.' Mike Tyson read some kids a frightening bedtime story. Snooki called The Situation creepy. We learned squirrels aren't always the cute creatures the Internet would have us believe. But 'Hot in Cleveland' made up for it with an adorable behind the-scenes-look at Betty White getting into all sorts of adorable mischief on the set. Let's get to the videos, and let us know which one you enjoyed the most in our weekly poll.

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Mike Tyson Tells a Twisted Bedtime Story on 'Same Name' (VIDEO)

by Mike Moody, posted Aug 8th 2011 2:51AM
mike tysonLeave it to Mike Tyson to turn the classic 'Three Little Pigs' story into a tale of violence and death!

On 'Same Name' (Sun., 9PM ET on CBS), the former heavyweight champion of the world was charged with telling two sweet little girls a bedtime story.

I'm sure the sisters got a kick out of Tyson, who made the story come to life with characters, voices, cartoonish noises and a surprisingly dark ending.

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Mike Tyson Reflects on His 'Same Name' Episode (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 22nd 2011 12:50PM
Mike Tyson talks about 'Same Name' on 'The Early Show'For the new CBS show 'Same Name,' famous boxer Mike Tyson switched places with a registered nurse from Michigan, also named Mike Tyson. 'The Early Show' (weekdays, 7AM on CBS) took a look at that particular episode and spoke with Tyson about his part on the show.

Michigan Mike found himself with a new haircut, stepping into the ring to spar a bit, while Punch Out Mike found himself measuring people's height as a nurse, reading to children in Michigan Mike's family, and strapping on skates for a game of hockey. He seemed to take everything with a healthy sense of humor.

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Spike Lee, Mike Tyson, Doug Ellin Team Up for HBO Drama Series, 'Da Brick'

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jun 22nd 2011 7:11AM
Mike TysonMike Tyson's been undergoing a career resurgence of late. Since his cameo in 'The Hangover' introduced audiences to a more lighthearted side of the former boxing world champion, he's had his own TV show about pigeon fancying and appeared in the Argentine version of 'Dancing With the Stars.'

Now comes news that he's teamed up with filmmaker Spike Lee and 'Entourage' creator Doug Ellin to develop a drama series for HBO loosely based on his experiences growing up.

According to Deadline.com, 'Da Brick' is "described as a contemporary exploration of what it means to be a young, black man in supposedly post-racial America." The drama will be set in Newark, NJ -- nicknamed "brick city" -- in the current day.

'Da Brick' will be written by John Ridley ('Three Kings,' 'Third Watch'). Ellin, Ridley, Lee, Tyson and Jim Lefkowitz are all executive producing, with Tyson's wife Lakiha Tyson and Azim Spicer, CEO of Las Vegas' SpiceReel Prods., co-executive producing.

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Mike Tyson Breaks Down Bad NBA Tattoo Decisions on Kimmel's 'Game Night' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jun 1st 2011 12:01AM
Mike Tyson, 'Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night'In the lead-up to Game One of the NBA Finals, 'Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night' (Tue., 8PM ET on ABC) featured a new segment that explores the world of tattoos in professional basketball. Who better to look at athletes with garish tattoos than Mike Tyson?

Tyson famously got a tribal design on the left side of his face back in 2003. Of late, he's been showing a comedic side, and he was positively giddy in the role of host. 'Tattoo Time With Mike Tyson' even had an intro segment, with Tyson dancing wildly.

He said Chris Anderson looked like a "a psychadelic turkey or something," while comparing Marquis Daniels to MapQuest for his tat of Florida on his back. "This guy would be wonderful to have around if you get lost in Fort Lauderdale."

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Mike Tyson and Jimmy Kimmel Watch Clip of Tyson on 'DWTS' Argentina (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted May 27th 2011 7:20AM
Mike Tyson on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'Boxer Mike Tyson's had a varied career since retiring from the ring and now he's added another string to his bow: 'Dancing With the Stars' contestant. (That's 'Dancing With the Stars' Argentina, in case you were wondering.)

And on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (Weeknights, 12AM ET on ABC) Tyson provided an exuberant commentary for a video clip of himself dancing on the Argentine show.

When the clip started, he leapt up out of his chair, took off his jacket and gave an excited play-by-play that kept the person with their finger on the ABC censor button real busy.

When host Jimmy Kimmel asked Tyson if he'd perform his signature "pelvic thrust" move in person, Tyson laughed and said "Not for free!"

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Emeril Lagasse Cooking Up New Series, Mike Tyson 'Breaking In' to Primetime, and More

by AOL TV Staff, posted Apr 14th 2011 12:45AM
Emeril Lagasse is back in the kitchen -- but he won't be dishing out the food. The Cooking Channel announced Wednesday a May 5 debut for 'The Originals With Emeril,' a new series that sees Lagasse hitting the road to pay tribute to iconic food establishments that have helped shape the country's culinary landscape. While the restaurant business is risky, challenging and faddish, and the life of a restaurant can sometimes be short, every city has cherished institutions that have stood the test of time. In each 30-minute episode, Lagasse will visit a new city and go behind-the-scenes at three historic eateries -- speaking with the chefs and customers to help reveal their fascinating stories.

The Cooking Channel also revealed several other new primetime offerings, including shows that look at street food, pastry chefs and Spanish foods: 'Eat St.' (premiering April 12), 'Unique Sweets' (April 24), 'From Spain With Love' (May 27) and 'Hook, Line & Dinner' (June 7).

The Food Network, meanwhile, also announced a slew of new series: Ashley Vicos' 'Have Cake, Will Travel,' premiering April 26, 'Best in Smoke' (May 8), 'Crave' (June 20) and, later this year, 'Heat Seekers,' 'Tough Cookies,' 'Chef Hunte' and 'Sugar High.' [The Hollywood Reporter]

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'Taking on Tyson': Mike Joins Kids' Dodgeball Game (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Mar 28th 2011 6:50AM
Playing Dodgeball on 'Taking on Tyson'After speaking to youths at the Jersey City Police Athletic League, Mike Tyson followed them outside for a game of dodgeball. He was quickly tagged. "You're out!" said the boy on 'Taking on Tyson' (Sun., 10PM ET on APL). The former champion replied sheepishly, "Yes, I am out. Don't rub it in, kid."

However, Tyson improved quickly and was the last man standing in the final round. But this time, winning wasn't the point. "This is gonna mean so much to them -- that they got to play dodgeball with Mike Tyson. I mean it's priceless, you can't say enough," said the PAL director.

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'Lopez' Reveals Video of Mike Tyson on a Foreign 'Dancing With the Stars' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Mar 22nd 2011 6:17AM
Mike Tyson, 'Lopez Tonight''Dancing With the Stars' has managed to get quite an array of talent across its twelve seasons so far. But one name they haven't gotten is the heavyweight champ, Mike Tyson. Or, at least, the U.S. version of 'DWTS' hasn't gotten him.

Tyson admitted on 'Lopez Tonight' (Weeknights, 12AM ET on TBS) that he did participate in a foreign edition of the show, but that his wife struggled with watching him dance with another woman.

But then George Lopez revealed that he had footage of Tyson dancing, and we got to see her struggle first-hand. It may not have been so much that he was dancing with another woman, because you can barely call it that. Tyson's wife probably felt sorry for his professional partner having to dance with him.

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Mike Tyson Chokes Up Remembering a Murdered Friend on 'Taking on Tyson' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Mar 21st 2011 1:40AM
Mike Tyson, 'Taking on Tyson'Mike Tyson came from a pretty dark place before he became the world heavyweight boxing champion. On 'Taking on Tyson' (Sat., 10PM ET on Animal Planet), he talked about a pivotal moment in his earlier life that changed the path he was on.

"I didn't care about my life no more," he said of those years. "I was really crazy. I'm surprised I didn't die or kill anybody. I was so infected with drugs and a crazy lifestyle. I was just addicted to chaos." But then he talked about losing Tito, and choked up.

A narrator filled in what Mike couldn't, revealing that Tito was one of Mike's closest friends, and that he was shot and killed outside of another friend's bar over a jewelry dispute.

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Mike Tyson's Pigeons Compete in a Race over New York City on 'Taking on Tyson' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Mar 14th 2011 7:00AM
Mike Tyson Races Pigeons on 'Taking on Tyson'In the second episode of 'Taking on Tyson' (Sun., 10PM ET on APL), Mike Tyson combines his love of competition and his passion for birds in his first pigeon race. Against two other teams, he releases his flock 80 miles away from their home.

The birds split into three groups, soaring over New York City's waterways, past the Statue of Liberty.

But do they make it to the "Tyson's Corner" coop fast enough to win? Sadly, no. If they'd been one minute and 33 seconds faster, Tyson's pigeons would have clinched the title.

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