The Former Heavyweight Champion who was robbed while sleeping at the Cosmopolitan in Vegas on New Years, recently opened up about about meeting Boxing legend Muhammad Ali for the first time and what he meant to him.
“Muhammad Ali meant so much not only to me, but so many other people in the world, different nationalities and different races.” Mike said in an interview with 97.5 the Fanatic in Philadelphia with Mike Missanelli. “When I first had an encounter with Muhammad Ali, this is really strange, I was a young kid in a detention center in New York City, the Bronx and I forget if it was ’77, we watched a movie first, and then he came in. It was totally overwhelming. I had never in my life experienced that feeling before, that particular stage of my life. It inspired me to want to go truly in that direction.”
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You’re looking at the first picture from The Hangover Part 2. This time around the gang travels to exotic Thailand for Stu’s wedding. In theaters on May 26.
The Hangover 2 is directed by Todd Phillips, and stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Jeffrey Tambor, Mike Tyson, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong, Liam Neeson and Bryan Callen.
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Oprah Winfrey arrived at the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network’s 2011 TCA Winter Press Tour Cocktail Party in Pasadena, CA on Thursday (Jan 6).
Also in attendance were a number of her minion, including her BFF Gayle King, Carson Kressley, Nancy O’Dell, Mark Burnett, , Lisa Ling, Suze Orman and Mike Tyson just to name a few.
The event was held at the Langham Hotel’s Horseshoe to celebrate the success of the new OWN network.
OWN was the third-ranked cable network behind ESPN and USA in the ratings since its debut Jan 1.
“I am grateful that the first phase of what we wanted to happen actually happened,” Oprah says. “I’m grateful that we weren’t embarrassed. I’m grateful that people came….I see myself as a messenger for a message that is greater than myself and my message is you can, you can, you can,” she said.