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Brew Funny: Wayne Brady & Mike Tyson Spoof Bobby Brown

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Posted by Witch Hazel | Posted in bobby brown, brew funny, Mike Tyson, Wayne Brady | Posted on 28-09-2010

I love the new Mike Tyson. He’s so lighthearted and less likely to choke a bish (ok, maybe not). Anyway, he and Wayne Brady teamed up for a spoof of Bobby Brown’s “Every Little Step” video for the FunnyOrDie website. Entertainment Tonight got a behind the scenes look at the making of the video. UPDATED with finished video…

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Will You Watch?: “One Night In Vegas”

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Posted by Witch Hazel | Posted in espn, Mike Tyson, Tupac, will you watch | Posted on 06-08-2010

ESPN’s “30 For 30” is some of the best programming on television. I know you’re thinking, TV has really fallen off these days, but trust me, this is some good TV.

On September 7th -14 years to the date that Tupac Shakur was shot in Las Vegas- ESPN will air “One Night in Vegas.” The documentary is the latest in the network’s “30 For 30” series and was directed by Reggie Rock Bythewood, of “NY Undercover” fame. Tupac’s shooting happened just after Mike Tyson beat Bruce Seldon. “One Night In Vegas” will focus on the shooting and the bond Mike and Tupac shared. After Tyson won the fight, he was supposed to celebrate with ‘Pac at an afterparty… but, sadly, that never happened.

Here’s what the director says of the piece:

“This documentary will be a homage to some of the old classic boxing films such as, “Requiem For A Heavyweight,” and “The Harder They Fall.” Add hip hop to the mix and you will get “One Night in Vegas.” I am extremely excited that ESPN will allow me to hold a mirror up to the boxing world, a mirror up to hip hop, and ultimately, a mirror up to society.”

One Night In Vegas” was made with Tyson’s full cooperation (he sure is opening up a lot these days) and it airs September 7th at 8 pm (ET) on ESPN.

So, will you watch?

UPDATE: Jump HERE to see the full episode of ESPN’s “30 for 30″ – “One Night In Vegas.”

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Brew Quotes: Mike Tyson

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Posted by Witch Hazel | Posted in Brew Quotes, Mike Tyson | Posted on 14-07-2010

Details: Twenty years ago, you were one of the most famous men on the planet. Is there a big plan for Act 2?

Mike Tyson: The first stage of my life was just a whole bunch of selfishness. Just a whole bunch of gifts to myself and people who didn’t necessarily deserve it. Now I’m 44, and I realize that my whole life is just a fucking waste. “Greatest man on the planet”? I wasn’t half the man I thought I was. So if there’s a big plan now, it’s just to give—it’s selflessness, caring for the people who deserve it. Because I think I’m a pig. I have this uncanny ability to look at myself in the mirror and say, “This is a pig. You are a fucking piece of shit.”

Mike Tyson, in a revealing interview with Details magazine. Click here to read the rest. Tyson recently took a pilgrimage to Mecca.. Best of luck to him on his search for happiness and clarity.

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Brew Bits: PETA Is Not Feeling Mike Tyson’s Pigeon Fest

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Posted by Witch Hazel | Posted in brew bits, Mike Tyson, peta | Posted on 22-03-2010

PETA wants to go toe-to-toe with Mike Tyson of his new Animal Planet show, “Taking on Tyson” (tentative title).

PETA sent a letter to prosecutors in New York City asking them to investigate the show. They want prosecutors to look for illegal activity because “it is likely that extensive wagering will take place on the outcome of these races, as it customary in the industry” and PETA fears the birds may be treated cruelly.

In response to PETA’s feather-ruffling, Animal Planet says:

Regarding PETA’s latest allegations, I wanted to clarify that for Animal Planet’s Taking on Tyson show, there have never been any plans for wagering on the pigeon races. We have not yet begun filming but, rest assured, all of the pigeons that we will feature in the program are cherished and respected by their owners, including Mr. Tyson. Animal Planet will honor that respect and care in our production and in how these beautiful creatures are treated.

PETA stays on somebody’s tail feathers, huh?

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From Pro to Broke

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Posted by Witch Hazel | Posted in Brew sports news, Broke, Evander Holyfield, Latrell Sprewell, Mike Tyson, Scottie Pippen | Posted on 17-03-2010

Gold diggers, step your game up! You’re running out of time. A new report from Yahoo! Sports suggests 80% of NFL players near bankruptcy 2 years after they retire from the game. 60% of NBA players go broke within 5 years of hanging up their shorts. And you can blame bad decision-making for their money woes.

According to the report, these are some of the biggest financial mistakes of all time:

Scottie Pippen
The former Bulls star lost $120 million in career earnings due to poor financial planning and bad business ideas, including blowing $4.3 million on a Gulfstream II corporate jet.

Evander Holyfield
The boxing champ raked in about $250 million during his career but made the very unwise decision to buy a $20 million house with 109 rooms. Now, he can’t afford heat.

Latrell Sprewell
Spree turned down a $21 million NBA contract because he couldn’t feed his family off that *blank stare*, eventually, the government seized his yacht and his house went into foreclosure two years ago.  You mean the rim game wasn’t profitable?

Mike Tyson
The ear muncher boxing champ blew his near $400 million fortune on a Bentley, a $2 million tub and some tigers. Tyson went bankrupt in 2003 but he went nuts circa 1990.

And what is the lesson we can learn from this? Don’t chase these dudes in the club, they have no money.

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