So Neil Patrick Harris, Mike Tyson, and some singing and dancing women walk into a bar…that’s it. Thats the punchline and it’s pretty good.
How I Met Your Mother star and all-around awesome guy Neil Patrick Harris hosted the Tony Awards Sunday night for the fourth time. And why wouldn’t you ask him back for another round when it means opening the show with men kicking up their heels in drag and Mike Tyson?
Can we just get him to host the Oscars already? I’m sure the boring award show can use some musical theatre loving!
Steve-O shared his BEST STORY EVER on Canada’s television talk show The Hour, retelling that time he got medical attention from Mike Tyson and a Kung-Fu instructor.
They were filming a bit called “BB Gun Nipple Piercing” and the Jackass star was super stoked because the pellet stayed in his nipple. All of a sudden, skateboarder Bam Margera snuck up behind him and punched him in the face for absolutely no reason at all, badly breaking his nose.
He went to a surgeon but the doctor insisted his nose healed that way and he’d have to re-break it in order to straighten it. A year later, he showed up at the Charlie Sheen Roast with his crooked nose. He talked Mike Tyson into holding his fist out with his arm locked and then ran forcefully across the stage and dove into Tyson’s fist.
All of a sudden, a kung-fu instructor came on stage and said Steve-O needed his nose to be set, assuring him that he’d done it many times before. Steve-O put his trust in the dude and he ended up fixing it.
“I got better cosmetic surgery done at the hands of Mike Tyson and a kung-fu weirdo than any doctor probably ever could have given me,” he said.
If Steve-O ever has grandkids, he’s going to have the most wicked stories EVER. “Gather round the fireplace children, has grandpa ever told you about the time he got choked thirteen times in a day or set his hair on fire or got medical attention from a kung-fu intructor?
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By Kelly Burns
Everything is better with hot sauce..
At least according to Mike Tyson. Last week, on the show “Watch What Happens: Live,” Tyson was finally asked the question: What does a human ear taste like? This, after his infamous boxing fight in 1997 against Evander Holyfield, when Tyson bit both of his ears. First Tyson replies with “It depends which ear you bite.”
Then he follows saying if the ear would’ve had Holyfield’s Real Deal BBQ sauce on it “that would have been a delicacy.”
You have to love Mike Tyson. This guy just talks so casually about biting human ears like it’s as common as drinking water. You can find Holyfield’s barbecue sauce online if your interested in trying some, just add it to your favourite meat, hopefully one that isn’t human. [Source]
Chicken heart attack
I wish I could say I made this one up, but I’m just not that creative. This story is actually better than a movie script and it’s all true. Joy McDonald is facing up to a $1000 fine and possible jail time following an incident East of Kansas City, which resulted in the death of a chicken. McDonald’s two Chihuahuas Peaches and Domino got loose on April 5 and ran into the neighbours’ yard. They eventually found their way into the chicken coop and allegedly barked and chased down a chicken, causing it to suffer a heart attack and die. Basically, these dogs literally scared the poor bird to death. The chicken is a beloved pet of George and Nittaya Gamblin, who don’t want to see McDonald go to jail, but want her to realize she needs to keep an eye on her dogs. This isn’t the first run-in they’ve have had with the chickens. Can you imagine the conversation in the jail cafeteria?
So what are you in for? I murdered my husband, I robbed a bank… my dogs scared my neighbours’ chicken to DEATH. [Source]
Men who dress like goats
Haven’t you always wanted to dress up like an animal and go hang out with them? Ya, me neither, but someone is doing just that in the mountains of Northern Utah. An unknown person has been seen dressed as a goat, hanging out with a herd of REAL goats in the wild. A man hiking saw the goat impersonator hanging out and couldn’t believe what he was seeing, so he took a few photos to show Phil Douglass who works in Wildlife Resources in Utah. Douglass is worried for the man’s
sanity safety as goat hunting season starts in September. Won’t the guy hunting be upset when he goes to get his goat and realizes it’s a human in a goat suit? Ribs for dinner anyone? [Source]
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Brazilian-based language school CCAA sure know how to lure in viewers with their commercials. They’ve hired ten Megan Foxes for their latest commercial.
“Welcome to Megan Fox Island!” Megan says, as she greets two stranded Spanish-speaking teen boys. Dozens of clones are standing around, dressed in a sulty cave girl outfit like Raquel Welch’s in “One Million Years B.C.”. It’s every teenage boy’s dream.
As the two boys’ plane crashes on the island, they try to communicate with the Foxes, however, their lack of English gets them exiled to an island no one ever wants to go: Mike Tyson Island.
There is a Las Vegas crook with an obvious death wish. Mike Tyson was staying at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Saturday night with his family, when they were woken to a surprise.
During the night while Mike was fast asleep in his PJs, a crook broke into his hotel room. Mike was awoken by some noise and a flashlight, but the intruder ran out of the room before Mike fully woke up.
Lucky for the intruder because Mike probably would have broken the guy’s face into a million pieces.
A rep for the hotel tells TMZ, “We have received a report of an incident that is currently under investigation. As always, guest safety is of the utmost importance.”
When everyone was making fun of his health during the Charlie Sheen roast back in October, no one expected his health to take his life so quickly.
41 year old Comedian Patrice O’Neal passed away today after suffering a stroke in October, The New York Daily News says.
O’Neal began his career in Boston and rose to fame with “The Opie and Anthony Show”. He also made numourous appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman and The Ellen Degeneres Show, not to mention countless comedy specials on HBO.
O’Neal was definitely a hit at the Charlie Sheen roast back in October. Unfortunately, those in attendence began to shift the roasting on to O’Neal, which displeased a lot of his fans because shortly after the episode aired, he suffered a stroke.
Mike Tyson took a jab at O’Neal during the Comedy Network special, saying “Patrice has always been destined for stardom, and diabetes. So tonight is not just the roast of Charlie Sheen, its’ also a farewell party for Patrice’s foot.”
No word from Tyson yet on the wake of O’Neal’s death. I’m sure as the day goes on, many celebrities and fans will pay their respects to such an outrageous comedien.
US Weekly reports Snooki is in talks with ABC to appear in Season 13 of the show, and would be starting September 19. Here is what else is interesting. ABC is talking to a few other celebrities to join next season, including Mike Tyson.
Wouldn’t that be an amazing duo – Mike Tyson and Snooki? They would either love each other, or Tyson would end up knocking her out. That would be awesome television.
Well this is awkward for Warner Bros. If you’ve seen the previews for “Hangover 2,” you will plainly see Ed Helms’ character gets a Mike Tyson face tattoo. TMZ reports the tattoo artist who created that tattoo is pissed, and is now suing.
TMZ reports S. Victor Whitmill is the artist who did the work on Tyson in 2003, and copyrighted the design. Whitmill says he has never allowed anyone to use the image since Tyson had it plastered on his face.
Whitmill is now suing Warner Bros., the producer of the film, for copyright violation, and he wants to block the studio from showing scenes of the tattoo. He also wants cash.
Here’s hoping Mr. Whitmill is a reasonable man with a reasonable case, and gets enough money to shut up. We don’t want anybody cutting scenes from “Hangover 2.”
What started out as a regional new music fest has blossomed into an all-encompasing mass-media frenzy with a focus on emerging technologies and the ‘next big thing’. There are now three primary areas of focus to the week: Interactive, Film and Music. Last year, for the first time ever, the interest and numbers for the Interactive conference were larger than any other part of the event. We had to find out what was up.
Twitter famously got it’s big push into fame here at South By, and nowadays every startup with an unpronounceable name is competing for attention amongst the 15,000 geeks who invade the city for the first few days of what’s now merely referred to as “Interactive”.
Everyone wants to launch the next big thing. This has caused a massive influx of what is now known as “marketing doucebaggery”. Companies throw lavish invite-only parties with open bars and big name performers. There are free rides and free lunches. Companies hire models to roam the streets handing out knick knacks and doodads.
Some companies even bring in hired endorsers. Enter Mike Tyson. For two hours on Sunday afternoon, the former heavyweight champ preened for photos and signed autographs surrounded by tight-shirted models and well-armed security. The company that sponsored his attendance had their name plastered over every possible piece of surface within three blocks but I still cannot recall what it was. None of this changed the fact that it was somewhat disturbing watching a convicted rapist being swooned over by eligible-looking willing-and-able females.
It all blends together in the end. Sometimes the loudest way to get a message across is to whisper.
No one is whispering.
So far the highlight of the past few days has been a wonderful panel with Paul Reubens, the master comedian who’s more famously known as his Pee Wee Herman character. He was extremely candid about his experiences, and provided some spectacular insight into his personality and the genesis of the Pee Wee figure.
“I went many years without being photographed out of character, well.. except that ONE time….”
Daniel Berkal leads the trendspotting team at The Palmerston Group, and will be mailing reports from Austin, Texas exclusively to andPOP throughout SXSW 2011.
That’s right ladies and gentlemen, Mike Tyson just welcomed his eighth kid to the world. The baby was born to Mike’s current wife, Lahika Spicer Tyson, 32. This is their second child together, reports RadarOnline.
A source close to the couple says, “Mike and Lakiha are very happy and everyone is doing great.”
In an interview on ‘The View,’ the boxer admitted, “I’m totally destitute and broke. Yeah,I have no money.” When co-host Joy Behar asked how that was possible, given his success and endorsements, he replied, “Um, I had a lot of fun.”
And let’s not forget his fledgling acting career. Who can forget his fine performance playing himself in The Hangover? Anyways, good job Mike having another kid you obviously can’t afford. Well played!
TMZ reports the photographer — Antonio Echavarria — claims Tyson attacked him, hit him with a closed fist, and broke his camera. The photographer claims he suffered a concussion and a strained spinal chord.
Tyson was initially arrested after the incident and booked for misdemeanor battery. The case was thrown out however as the L.A. City Attorney officially rejected the case, citing “insufficient evidence.”
Bradley Cooper gained two important things from shooting his upcoming hyped summer comedy flick The Hangover.
The first being his now refined Yoda-like knowledge of throwing the perfect bachelor party- which he says should include condoms, a muppet, and lots of ice.
But the second, and by far gaining the most buzz, is Cooper’s promotion of a lifetime from a working actor, to well, a movie star.
Only, if you ask the humble 34-year-old North Philly about the hype, you’ll suddenly be hauled back down to earth.
“I don’t feel any of that and maybe I should,” Cooper tells andPOP modestly, trying to keep the excitement at bay. A failed attempt, considering Warner Bros. Entertainment already gave the green light to a sequel in 2011 even before the current film hits theaters on June 5.
“I will admit this though,” he says, “I do have a bigger role in the movie than usual which I really liked.”
Helen Mirren has stirred up a frenzy after telling GQ magazine her controversial position on date rape.
The thespian, who also revealed she has been date raped, thinks that if a man and women had consensually had sex prior to the date rape, the man should not be charged.
“I don’t think she can have that man into court under those circumstances,” Mirren said. “I guess it is one of the subtle parts of the men/women relationship that has to be negotiated and worked out between them. It’s such a tricky area, isn’t it? Especially if there is no violence. If a woman voluntarily ends up in a man’s bedroom with her clothes off… Look at Mike Tyson. I don’t think he was a rapist.”
While she was at it, Mirren revealed her past with drugs — and why she stopped.
“I loved coke. I never did a lot, just a little bit at parties. What ended it for me was when they caught Klaus Barbie, the Butcher of Lyons, in the early 80s. He was in South America and living off the proceeds as a cocaine baron. I never touched it again. I grasped the full horrifying structure of what brings coke to our parties in Britain….I hated marijuana. It made me paranoid and unhappy.”
The World Entertainment News Network reports that Mike Tyson is planning to produce a biopic about his life, and has already hand-picked Jamie Foxx for the part.
The two-time boxing heavyweight champion has certainly experienced enough drama in the last two decades to make the film interesting. He was convicted of raping a beauty pageant contestant in 1992, bit off part of Evander Holyfield’s ear in 1997, declared bankruptcy in 2003, and was jailed last year for a DUI and possession of cocaine.
Of his struggles with substance abuse, Tyson said that he is now clean. “Even when I was training for a fight, there were no drugs, but I would drink. I had never been clean and sober my whole life. This is the first time. I’m tired of losing. I lost the trust of my family, my five kids. I didn’t like that way of life and decided to change. I saw the devil and didn’t want that.”
Heavyweight champion Mike Tyson was arrested early Friday in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was suspected of driving under the influence and was in possession of cocaine.
Local police stopped Tyson after he left a nightclub and almost drove into a sheriff’s vehicle at about 1:45 a.m., said Sgt. Larry Hall.
“He showed signs of impairment and voluntarily submitted to field sobriety tests,” said Hall. The field tests revealed “more signs of impairment” and Tyson was put under arrest. Then, police found cocaine in his car.
Tyson was booked at the Maricopa County jail and was scheduled to appear in court Friday morning, said Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Tyson has previously served time in jail on a charge of rape.