NAMES IN THE NEWS
Published November 5, 1996
SHAQUILLE O'NEAL's third rap project, "You Can't Stop the Reign," will be released November 19, on his new label, The World is Mine (ORLANDO SENTINEL, 11/5)....DARRYL STRAWBERRY is reportedly set to appear in ads for Ritz Camera Stores in New York City. The ads apparently "play off his checkered past" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 11/5)....Speedway Motorsports Chair BRUTON SMITH was profiled in USA TODAY. Smith "has become perhaps the most powerful man in motor sports, ruling an empire that has at the same time fed and fed off NASCAR'S rising popularity" (USA TODAY, 11/5).... NBC's "Real Life" looked at the "sexy stars" of MLS. When asked what the "formula" was for "creating a sexy soccer league," MLS Commissioner DOUG LOGAN said, "First of all, we went out and purposely hired the best looking guys we could in the whole wide world, and put them in short pants and let them go after one another running up and down the field, getting sweaty" ("Real Life," NBC, 11/4).