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LeBron Praised For "Stellar Comedic Turn" In Upcoming Apatow Film "Trainwreck"

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 02 / 15

Audiences "will surely flip" for Cavaliers F LEBRON JAMES ' "stellar comedic turn playing a version of himself" in the upcoming film " TRAINWRECK ," according to Sara Vilkomerson of ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY. Director JUDD APATOW said, "It's not just a cameo. It's a real role and he kills in ever...

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11/24/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

ABC Sports Exec Producer STEVE ANDERSON is joining ESPN as Senior VP/Production (N.Y. TIMES, 11/24)....Blazers VP/Customer & Ticketing Services BERLYN HODGES announced his retirement, effective Decemb

Tags: ABC, ESPN, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney, WNBA

11/23/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

Yankees manager JOE TORRE and N.Y. Daily News columnist MIKE LUPICA "are slated to play themselves" on an upcoming episode of ABC''s "Spin City" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 11/22).... Knicks G ALLAN HOUSTON mak

Tags: ABC, Cablevision, New York Knicks, New York Yankees, Sports Illustrated, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

11/23/98
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The Browns named KENNETH LOUARD as Project Manager and Assistant to Browns'' CAO KOFI BONNER. The team also named JACQUELYN SKALBA as Human Resources Dir (PLAIN DEALER, 11/20). In Cleveland, Tony Gros

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Nike, People and Pop Culture

11/20/98
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MSG named SUSAN ARONS VP/PR of Radio City Ent. Arons will also oversee the PR efforts of MSG Sports Properties, which includes pro boxing, tennis and college basketball (MSG)....JONATHAN COGAN was nam

Tags: Cablevision, Madison Square Garden, People and Pop Culture

11/20/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

Agent DWIGHT MANLEY, on his client DENNIS RODMAN marrying actress CARMEN ELECTRA: "If his happiness is being married and he is protected financially, I am happy." Manley said Rodman and Electra didn''

Tags: MLB, NFL, Nike, People and Pop Culture

11/19/98
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The A''s named PAUL DEPODESTA Assistant GM. DePodesta comes from the Indians'' baseball operations department, where he will remain until January 1 "or until the Indians hire his replacement" (OAKLAND

Tags: Cleveland Indians, FC Dallas, MLS, Oakland Athletics, People and Pop Culture

11/19/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

DON KING will receive an honorary doctorate degree tomorrow from Shaw Univ. for his "humanitarian contributions to the poor and underprivileged" (Mult., 11/18).....Veteran boxing promoter CHRIS DUNDEE

Tags: NBA, NBC, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

11/18/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

CHER will sing the National Anthem at Super Bowl XXXIII at Pro Player Stadium (Ft. Lauderdale SUN-SENTINEL, 11/18). ...WEEB EWBANK, who coached the Colts to the ''58 NFL Championship and the ''68 Jets

Tags: Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts, Magna Int'l, Nashville Predators, New York Jets, NFL, Phoenix Suns, People and Pop Culture

11/18/98
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L.A.-based executive search firm Korn/Ferry Int''l has named CATHY GRIFFIN a Principal in the Entertainment, Media and Sports Practice. Prior to joining Korn/Ferry Int''l, Griffin was a consultant for

Tags: People and Pop Culture

11/17/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

JEFF GORDON appears on ABC''s "Spin City" tonight at 9:00pm (THE DAILY)....Brazilian soccer star RONALDO was at the UN yesterday to back a campaign aimed at increasing AIDS awareness among young peopl

Tags: ABC, Baltimore Orioles, Microsoft, Palace Sports & Entertainment, PBA, Seattle Seahawks, People and Pop Culture, Vulcan Ventures, Walt Disney

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