SBD/October 25, 2013/People and Pop Culture
Names In The News
Published October 25, 2013
THEM'S THE JOKES: In N.Y., Bart Hubbuch reported Fox' PAM OLIVER on Thursday "flopped as host of a New York-New Jersey Super Bowl breakfast for regional business leaders." Oliver drew "gasps, groans and more than a few boos for her odd and insulting comments during a roundtable" with Giants and Jets owners. She "surprised and angered the crowd by alternately ridiculing Jets fans, coach REX RYAN, the Giants’ current woes and New Yorkers in general during the 30-minute session" (NYPOST.com, 10/24). Fox in a statement said, "It was clear to [a] majority of those attending today's event that Pam's comments were in jest, and many attending complimented her afterward" (THE DAILY).
ON THE BOOKSHELF: In Toronto, Dave Feschuk writes it will be "frustrating for fans of Toronto’s long-struggling teams to read certain passages" of former MLSE President & CEO RICHARD PEDDIE’s new book "DREAM JOB," in which Peddie "recounts his business success and sporting missteps in frank detail." He "admits he had concerns beyond the Ws." Peddie's book is "filled with plenty of tidbits NHL and NBA fans will find fascinating" and "shows a humble side he rarely betrayed when he was on the job" (TORONTO STAR, 10/25).
DONE DEAL: Red Sox Owner JOHN HENRY on Thursday officially took over the Boston Globe after a judge "lifted a temporary restraining order that had blocked" the $70M deal since last Friday. The deal includes the Globe, Boston.com, the Worcester Telegram & Gazette and "all related properties," including the Globe's Dorchester HQs, "seen as the most valuable asset" (BOSTON GLOBE, 10/25).
NAMES: The USOC named Gold medal-winning swimmer KATIE LEDECKY its SportsWoman of the Year for ’12-13. The Committee also named skier TED LIGETY its SportsMan of the Year and tennis players BOB and MIKE BRYAN its Olympic Team of the Year (WASHINGTONTIMES.com, 10/24)…. Boxer VITALI KLITSCHKO announced that he “intends to run for the presidency of Ukraine” in ’15 (WSJ.com, 10/24)….IRS officials said that MICHAEL STERN was sentenced “to five years in federal prison” after he “swindled about” $3M from Chargers LB DWIGHT FREENEY. Stern was “ordered to pay” Freeney about $2.6M in restitution (LATIMES.com, 10/24)….Patriots QB TOM BRADY and wife GISELE BUNDCHEN “are splurging” $14M on an apartment in the One Madison Park tower in N.Y. (N.Y. POST, 10/25).