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Ticketing and hospitality firm PrimeSport named Tickets.com President & CEO JOHN WALKER President (PrimeSport)….Univ. of Evansville AD JOHN STANLEY announced his retirement, but will continue his duties through the end of June. Senior Associate AD DWIGHT MERILATT will assume interim AD duties on July 1 (UE)….Geneva College named VAN ZANIC AD after he served in the role on interim basis over the past year (Geneva College).
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Pro Football HOFer TERRY BRADSHAW is on a national tour with his "fast-paced, 90-minute variety format show of comedy, storytelling, singing and dancing, accompanied by back-up vocalists and dancers." The show, "Terry Bradshaw: America's Favorite Dumb Blonde ... A Life in Four Quarters," will be "sharing tales about growing up in Louisiana, his four Super Bowl rings, three marriages, toupee-modeling days and broadcasting and acting careers." Bradshaw said, "This is a fun show, not a Terry Bradshaw-CHUCK NOLL head-butt thing. You'll actually like it. It's gotten to where it is exciting to make people laugh and think about their life and laugh at you and themselves. I'm cool with people laughing at me. Let's have some fun. And you don't have to wonder if I'm gonna screw up, because I am" (PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW, 6/10).
"GIRL" POWER: Dodgers P CLAYTON KERSHAW appeared on MLB Network’s “Intentional Talk” yesterday and discussed his cameo on Fox' “NEW GIRL” this past season. He said, “You're there from 5:30pm to 5:30am, so we were there all night. It probably took 20 cuts. I probably messed up about 18 of them, but they finally got one good one and we rolled with it.” MLB Net’s Kevin Millar asked, “Are they just that neurotic, the producers?” Kershaw: “They're a little bit anal about their stuff. Twenty-two minutes of show, it takes a week to produce, so they kind of have to be." Millar later asked, “Did they get you your own trailer or did they treat you like a little extra?” Kershaw: “I did get a trailer. I felt pretty big time” (“Intentional Talk,” MLB Network, 6/9).
PATRIOT GAMES: The Patriots Charitable Foundation yesterday "honored 26 winners of the 2014 Myra Kraft Community MVP Awards." Recipients met with Patriots Owner ROBERT KRAFT, foundation President JOSH KRAFT, Patriots QB TOM BRADY, LB JEROD MAYO and Pro Football HOFer ANDRE TIPPETT (PROVIDENCE JOURNAL, 6/10)....ESPN NFL analyst TEDY BRUSCHI yesterday "hosted his annual SBLI-sponsored football clinic for kids at Gillette Stadium" (BOSTON GLOBE, 6/10)....Meanwhile, Robert Kraft was in N.Y. on Sunday for the Tony Awards, "listed as a producer for the show, 'AFTER MIDNIGHT,' which was nominated for best musical but lost to 'A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER'" (BOSTON GLOBE, 6/10).
NAMES: Actors BRYAN CRANSTON and ROBERT DE NIRO, along with TV host JIMMY FALLON, singer GLENN FREY, Knicks F AMARE STOUDEMIRE and Hockey HOFers MARK MESSIER, ROD GILBERT and EDDIE GIACOMIN, were at MSG last night for Kings-Rangers Stanley Cup Final Game 3 (NJ.com, 6/9)....Saints QB DREW BREES "plans to open as many as 20 Jimmy John's sandwich shops along the north shore" of New Orleans. Brees "currently has five Jimmy John's shops in operation, including one near Tulane University because it is close enough to deliver to his home." Jimmy John's Dir of Operations CARL BUERGLER was a QB behind Brees "while both attended Purdue" (NOLA.com, 6/9)....Rockets G JEREMY LIN and Patriots S PATRICK CHUNG visited the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center last weekend and spoke to its Exec Dir GILES LI "about ways in which their foundations ... could help BCNC." They also spoke to students at the Josiah Quincy Elementary School (BOSTON GLOBE, 6/10)....Portugal MF CRISTIANO RONALDO and his model girlfriend, IRINA SHAYK, were “toasted at a Russian caviar and vodka dinner" thrown by INGA and KEITH RUBENSTEIN at their Upper East Side townhouse Saturday (N.Y. POST, 6/10)….U.S. gymnast GABBY DOUGLAS yesterday unveiled her wax figure at Madame Toussauds S.F. The museum will open to guests June 26 (Madame Toussauds)….Lions LB KYLE VAN NOY “got married to former Miss Utah MARISSA POWELL over the weekend” (FREEP.com, 6/9)….Cowboys CB ORLANDO SCANDRICK is selling his 3,400-square-foot Hollywood Hills home built in ‘09 for $2.195M (LATIMES.com, 6/9).