Retired boxer Mike Tyson once fell asleep on a double date with Madonna and Sean Penn. The fighter, who recently recorded a new track with the pop superstar for her latest album Rebel Heart, reveals he and his then-wife Robin Givens went to the cinema to see Pee-Wee Herman movie Big Top Pee-Wee with Madonna and her then-husband Penn in late 1980s - but the night was a bit of a snoozer after a few drinks.
He recalls, "Me and Sean fell asleep in the movie... We were slightly inebriated."
Retired boxer Mike Tyson is poised to become a big action star in North Africa after landing a movie role as a big screen gangster. The former sportsman, who has made appearances in The Hangover films and Scary Movie 5, will star in upcoming Algerian movie Gates of the Sun, in which he'll portray a tough guy-for-hire alongside former kung fu champ Lorie Pester and local actor Smain.
Gates of the Sun is due for release in March (15).
Samuel L. Jackson studied Mike Tyson's lisp for his role as the villain in new action movie Kingsman: The Secret Service, because he wanted the character to be the meanest person on the planet. The Pulp Fiction star decided his bad guy, Valentine, should have a speech impediment, but he didn't want to give him a stutter after suffering one as a young man.
Jackson explains, "Bond villains are always very unique and they have something about them, and there's something about a person who has a speech impediment... This guy is, like, the smartest guy on the planet and now he's one of the richest guys on the planet and because he has this speech impediment people tend to dismiss him... He judges them and kinda gets his revenge.
"I told (director) Matthew (Vaughn), 'One of the baddest men on the planet has a lisp... Mike Tyson!"
Madonna has celebrated her Grammy Awards performance in Los Angeles on Sunday night (08Feb15) by releasing another three tracks from her much-anticipated new album Rebel Heart, including a tune featuring Mike Tyson. Iconic also features hip-hop star Chance the Rapper.
Madonna released six of the tracks just before Christmas (14) after the album was leaked online - one song, Joan of Arc, hit the Internet before news of the album itself was even confirmed.
Action man Arnold Schwarzenegger is heading to the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Hall of Fame in recognition of his contributions to the sport. The Terminator star and former Mr. Universe will reportedly be feted as an inductee of the Hall of Fame celebrity wing, which currently features previous honourees like boxing champ Mike Tyson and property tycoon Donald Trump, according to TMZ.com.
Schwarzenegger will be celebrated during the upcoming WrestleMania 31 weekend in late March (15), alongside late wrestling icon Randy Savage, aka Macho Man, who was killed in a car crash in 2011.
The actor is no stranger to the world of wrestling - he has made numerous appearances at the Monday Night RAW and Smackdown events over the years, while he was also on hand to help induct legendary wrestler Bruno Sammartino into the Hall of Fame in 2013.
Boxing legend Mike Tyson began rambling about his life story during a studio session with Madonna because he did not know what the pop star wanted him to record for their collaborative track. The former champion features on one of the Material Girl's new songs, Iconic, for her latest album Rebel Heart, and he has revealed he felt awkward at the start of their recording session together because he had not been given any instructions.
Tyson admits he just started talking about his life, and his musings were recorded for the song.
He tells Rolling Stone magazine, "Madonna calls you and tells you to come somewhere, you go. I didn't know what the hell I was going there for. I'm just there having a good time and hanging out with Madonna... I go into the studio and I didn't know if she wanted me to talk or rap. I just go in there and start talking. I'm talking about my life and things that I have endured. I'm saying some really crazy stuff. It was really intense... "
A version of the song without Tyson's contribution was recently leaked online after the singer's computer was hacked, and Tyson insists threats from cyber criminals should be taken seriously, adding, "It's an invasion of privacy. It's totally counterproductive to what our so-called constitution is all about. But I'm not in the position to pass judgment on somebody like that, but (what happens to him) shouldn't be something nice."
Police in Israel arrested a suspect on suspicion of carrying out the hack attack on Madonna, and the singer subsequently thanked the authorities for cracking down on Internet crime.
Madonna has recruited an unlikely celebrity for her much-anticipated new album - former boxer Mike Tyson. The pop star's forthcoming record, Rebel Heart, is slated for release on 10 March (15), and a track list was leaked on iTunes on Monday (19Jan15), revealing the singer's most bizarre collaboration yet.
One of the 19 tracks, titled Iconic, features rising MC Chance the Rapper and retired heavyweight champion Tyson - but it is unclear what he does on the track.
Other duets of note include Nas on Veni Vidi Vici and Nicki Minaj on B**ch I'm Madonna. The latter track has already been released by Madonna as part of a six-song EP she offered up to fans at Christmas (14) after hackers got their hands on a number of Rebel Heart tracks and published them online.
Mike Tyson hopes to broaden his acting repertoire by starring in a TV version of William Shakespeare's Othello. The boxing icon has previously made cameo appearances in The Hangover franchise and Scary Movie 5, but he now thinks it would be "awesome" to assume a more serious role.
Tyson admits he would struggle in a stage show, but hopes to challenge himself with a part like Othello.
He tells Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, "I absolutely want to do Shakespeare. I was just talking to somebody and he quoted 'First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers', and we laughed and then he said that came from Shakespeare's Henry VI, all the lawyers. Shakespeare said that. He had such powerful insights. I don't know which exact role I would want, but I know it would be challenging to do Othello. I couldn't do a performance on the stage as it would be mortifying and the camera filming a show would be easier for me. The role is very complex and would need a lot of studying. I would need to work on my linguistics. Wouldn't Shakespeare be awesome? That black guy... could you imagine me in Othello."
Retired boxing champ Mike Tyson has sensationally revealed he was abducted by a stranger and sexually abused at the age of seven. The sportsman, 48, opened up about the incident during an appearance on SiriusXM satellite radio show Opie Radio earlier this week (begs27Oct14), claiming he had no idea who the older male was - and still doesn't.
He said, "(The man) bullied me, sexually abused me and stuff... snatched me off the street. I was a little kid. Never seen him again (sic)."
Tyson never reported the molestation to police and admits he is unsure if the terrifying childhood encounter left him emotionally scarred.
The boxer has endured a troubled past - he has battled substance abuse and anger issues and served three years in prison for a 1990s rape conviction.