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Mike Tyson Won't Face Charges Over Plane Punches

Boxing legend hit a fellow passenger who wouldn't stop badgering him

(Newser) - Update: Mike Tyson won't face charges for punching a fellow passenger on a recent flight, reports TMZ . The San Mateo County District Attorney's office in California says it's dropping the case based on "the conduct of the victim leading up to the incident, the interaction between...

TMZ: Mike Tyson Pummels Pestering JetBlue Passenger

Drunk man wouldn't stop pestering the boxing legend, sources close to Tyson tell the site

(Newser) - It's one thing to keep pestering a celebrity on a plane after they ask you to stop. It's another thing altogether when that celebrity happens to be boxing legend Mike Tyson. TMZ obtained video that it says shows the 55-year-old Tyson unleashing a flurry of punches on a...

Malawi Has an Unusual Offer for Mike Tyson

The country wants him as its new cannabis ambassador, but his rape conviction hovers

(Newser) - In "something we weren't expecting" news this week, Mike Tyson has been asked to be an ambassador. Specifically, the cannabis ambassador for the African nation of Malawi, which hopes that the former world heavyweight champ's brand will help bring investors to its nascent medicinal pot industry. "...

Tyson 'Happy I'm Not Knocked Out'
Tyson 'Happy I'm
Not Knocked Out' 

Tyson 'Happy I'm Not Knocked Out'

It's a draw between Iron Mike, Roy Jones Jr.

(Newser) - Mike Tyson stepped through the ropes in his signature black trunks and heard the opening bell in a boxing ring for the first time in 15 years. The former heavyweight champion of the world traded lively punches with Roy Jones Jr. for eight entertaining rounds that ended with two middle-aged...

Mike Tyson: Mind-Altering Drug Told Me What to Do

The iconic boxer will be back in fight Saturday night

(Newser) - No toad venom, no fight night. That's pretty much what Mike Tyson said of his return to boxing against Roy Jones Jr. in an eight-round exhibition matchup slated for Saturday night, USA Today reports. "I took the medicine and the medicine told me to get into shape,"...

Mike Tyson Returning to the Ring at 54

His opponent is over 50, too

(Newser) - Fifteen years is a long time between fights. And then there's the fact that Mike Tyson is 54 now. But the former undisputed heavyweight champ is returning to the ring "because I can do it," ESPN reports. "Just because we are 54, it doesn't mean...

Mike Tyson Offered 8 Figures to Get Back in Ring

Company indicates it will up its $20M offer after the boxer didn't accept

(Newser) - It's been 15 years since Mike Tyson publicly stepped in the ring. He's now being offered more than $1 million for each year he's been away to fight just one more time. MMA Fighting reports that Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship made quite the offer to the 53-year-old...

In Rare Chat, Eminem Opens Up About Daughter
In Rare Chat,
Eminem Opens
Up About
Daughter
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In Rare Chat, Eminem Opens Up About Daughter

Rapper tells 'People' he's proud of 24-year-old Hailie

(Newser) - If you've ever listened to the Marshall Mathers discography, it soon becomes apparent that he's obsessed with someone named "Hailie." That someone is his daughter, and the rapper more commonly known as Eminem just opened up about her in a rare interview. "It definitely is...

Mike Tyson 'Empty,' 'Nothing' in Retirement
Mike Tyson 'Empty,'
'Nothing' in Retirement
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Mike Tyson 'Empty,' 'Nothing' in Retirement

'That's the reason why I'm crying, 'cause I'm not that person no more'

(Newser) - Mike Tyson shed tears during a recent episode of his podcast, revealing he's struggling to find purpose in retirement. "I know the art of fighting. I know the art of war. That's all I've ever studied," the former heavyweight boxing champ told guest Sugar Ray...

Mike Tyson Smokes an 'Insane Amount' of Marijuana
Mike Tyson Is Riding a
$40K-a-Month High
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Mike Tyson Is Riding a $40K-a-Month High

Ex-boxer is evidently smoking a lot of pot in his retirement

(Newser) - Mike Tyson is getting high on his own supply. The retired boxer selling cannabis grown on his California ranch admitted to smoking $40,000 worth of the drug per month on a recent episode of the "Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson" podcast, per USA Today . "What do we smoke...

Iron Mike Loses—to a Bird
Iron Mike Loses—to a Bird

Iron Mike Loses—to a Bird

Former champ's songbird TKOed in Fusion show contest

(Newser) - Over his career, former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson recorded 50 wins and six losses. But he recently notched another big loss in Latin America—this time as a coach of a bird, reports the AP . Tyson traveled to Suriname as part of the new Fusion TV documentary series Outpost , and...

Mike Tyson: Run US Like a Business, Vote Trump

Billionaire has the boxer's blessing

(Newser) - Mike Tyson is on Team Trump. "He should be president of the United States," the former fighter said of Donald Trump during an interview with HuffPost Live on Monday. "Let's try something new. Let's run America like a business, where no colors matter. Whoever can...

Source: Cosby Sold Out Daughter to Kill Story on Him

Allegedly was source for article on Erinn Cosby's drug, alcohol problems

(Newser) - The "creepy" Bill Cosby stories keep coming, and the latest, from Page Six 's Richard Johnson, is particularly harsh. Johnson's tale comes by way of a journalist he's known for some time. That journalist was employed by the National Enquirer in 1989 and recalls a story...

Injured Biker Saved by ... Mike Tyson?

Boxer blocked traffic, soothed crash victim

(Newser) - A Las Vegas man injured in a motorcycle crash last week had to take a photo to make sure he wasn't hallucinating the person who came to his aid: Mike Tyson. Ryan Chesley tells TMZ that after a taxi cut him off on a freeway, sending him flying off...

Mike Tyson Loves Rob Ford, Curses Out Reporter

Former boxing champ calls TV journo 'piece of s---' when questioned on rape conviction

(Newser) - Just one day after a meeting in which Mike Tyson gushed that Rob Ford was "the best mayor in Toronto’s history," according to the Toronto Star , the former boxing champ took a different attitude with a Canadian TV anchor who asked a touchy question, the AP reports....

11 Stars With Secret Skills
 11 Stars With Secret Skills 

11 Stars With Secret Skills

Including Willie Nelson, who just got his black belt

(Newser) - When you think of Willie Nelson, "country singer" and " r ampant pot smoker " are the two descriptions that first come to mind. But now you can add "black belt" to that list. It seems Nelson, who turns 81 this week, has a not-very-well-known love of martial...

Mike Tyson: I'm an Addict on 'Pathway to Humility'

Boxing champ writes of his demons in op-ed

(Newser) - Mike Tyson takes to the pages of the New York Times today to reflect on his years as a "full-on raging addict," his continuing struggle to stay sober, and his hope that he's finally kicked his bad habits for good with this insight: "I had to...

10 Celebs Gone Vegan
 10 Celebs Gone Vegan 

10 Celebs Gone Vegan

Bey, Jay are hardly trendsetters

(Newser) - Jay Z and Beyonce are currently eating vegan (although Beyonce's certainly not letting that affect the way she dresses ), but they're not exactly trendsetters. The Huffington Post rounds up 15 more celebs who eschew all animal products. Click through the gallery for a sampling, or check out...

5 Completely Nuts Revelations From Mike Tyson's Book

He used a fake penis, 'Undisputed Truth' reveals

(Newser) - Mike Tyson's autobiography came out this week, and it sounds about as crazy as you might expect. The Guardian runs down the 10 most insane revelations from the boxer's Undisputed Truth :
  • He boxed while on drugs. Cocaine and marijuana, to be exact; this happened before a 2000 fight,
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10 Crazy Celeb Interviews
 10 Crazy Celeb 
 Interviews 

10 Crazy Celeb Interviews

One of them involves removing an artificial leg on-air...

(Newser) - When celebrity interviews go wrong: Radar rounds up 24 of the absolute weirdest and craziest sit-downs. A sampling:
  • Princess Diana, separated from Prince Charles and having learned he cheated on her, told Martin Bashir, "There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded."
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