November 29, 2012 in Nation/World

Iron Mike will take one-man show on road

From Wire Reports
 

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Lock up your ears – Mike Tyson is coming to a theater near you.

The former champion boxer and convicted rapist will take his one-man show “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth” on a three-month tour to more than a dozen cities, including Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Detroit and Washington, D.C.

The two-hour show, directed by Spike Lee and written by Tyson’s wife, Kiki, debuted in Las Vegas and had a limited run on Broadway this summer. The tour starts in Indianapolis in February.

The show traces Iron Mike’s rise from violent street hood in Brooklyn to a fearsome athlete. Then comes the fall – prison inmate, tabloid target, cocaine and Evander Holyfield’s delicious ear. There are stories about first wife Robin Givens, promoter Don King and actor Brad Pitt.

Tickets for Tyson’s March 15 show at the INB Performing Arts Center in Spokane will go on sale Dec. 6 at 10 a.m.

Bobbi Kristina slides car into ditch

Police said the daughter of the late Whitney Houston and Bobbi Brown was cited in a car accident in a northern Atlanta suburb.

Officers Wednesday morning responded to a call about a black Chevrolet Camaro that slid off the road and landed in a ditch in Alpharetta.

They found 19-year-old Bobbi Kristina Brown standing beside her damaged car near her home.

Police said Brown lost control and was not driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. No injuries were reported. Police cited Brown for failing to maintain her lane.

Keys charity ball gets a new date

Superstorm Sandy won’t stop Alicia Keys from staging her annual Black Ball.

The singer said Wednesday the New York event will now be held Dec. 6. The fundraising gala for Keys’ charity, Keep a Child Alive, was originally set for Nov. 1.

Black Ball REDUX will take place at Harlem’s historic Apollo Theater. Honorees Oprah Winfrey and Beninese singer Angelique Kidjo will attend. Bonnie Raitt, Jennifer Hudson and Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard will perform. Whoopi Goldberg will be the night’s emcee.

Keep a Child Alive assists people affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India.

The birthday bunch

Hall-of-Fame sportscaster Vin Scully is 85. Actor-comedian-celebrity judge Howie Mandel is 57. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is 53. Actress Kim Delaney is 51. Actor Andrew McCarthy is 50. Actor Don Cheadle is 48. Actress Gena Lee Nolin is 41. Actress Anna Faris is 36. Gospel singer James Fortune is 35. Rapper The Game is 33. Actor Lucas Black is 30.

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