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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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11/11/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The ABL announced the resignation of Quest GM BILL MCGILLIS, who is leaving the team for other professional opportunities. The league named Quest Dir of Sales & Marketing ROBIN AGLER as Interim GM (AB

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Madison Square Garden, News Corp./Fox, People and Pop Culture

11/10/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

PGA Tour Championship Management named JEFF ADAMS Manager of Communications & PR. Adams will join the Tour following his commitment to the Senior Match Play Challenge. Adams will handle communications

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, PGA Tour, People and Pop Culture

11/10/98
THE DAILY WANTS YOUR SPORTS INDUSTRIALIST OF 1998

THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY is now accepting nominations for our ''98 SPORTS INDUSTRIALIST OF THE YEAR award. The annual award honors a person or entity which best embodies our vision of the industry fo

Tags: People and Pop Culture

11/10/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

ESPN/ABC''s ROBIN ROBERTS will be the keynote speaker at the Int''l Hotel/Motel and Restaurant Show today at the Jacob Javits Center in N.Y. (ESPN)....The EVANDER HOLYFIELD-LENNOX LEWIS fight will tak

Tags: ABC, Cablevision, ESPN, Madison Square Garden, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

11/10/98
ADVANTAGE AND API GROUP JOIN TO FORM "ADVANTAGE"

ADVANTAGE INT''L and THE API GROUP, the recently merged companies that formed part of Octagon, have changed their name to Advantage, effective December 1. The physical merger of the London offices of

Tags: Interpublic Group of Cos., Octagon, People and Pop Culture

11/09/98
MASTER P'S BIG SPORTS PLAY; KERR ONE OF CANADA'S TOP DOGS

PERCY MILLER, or MASTER P, is profiled by Broussard & Strauss in the N.Y. TIMES. Miller is now trying out for the CBA''s Ft. Wayne Fury, with "dreams of eventually landing a spot in the N.B.A." In add

Tags: Boston Celtics, ESPN, Palace Sports & Entertainment, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner, Walt Disney

11/09/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

MICHAEL OVITZ''s "first publicly acknowledged steps in his plan to create" a new multimedia production/management company was the hiring of Broder, Kurland, Webb & Uffner literary agent EMILE GLADSTON

Tags: American Express, Palace Sports & Entertainment, People and Pop Culture, Tampa Bay Lightning

11/09/98
METS GM PHILLIPS TAKES "LEAVE OF ABSENCE" FROM TEAM

Mets GM STEVE PHILLIPS is "taking a leave of absence to deal with an allegation of sexual harassment as well as the repercussions of a series of extramarital affairs," according to Mike Wise of the N.

Tags: New York Mets, People and Pop Culture

11/09/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

Blazers F RASHEED WALLACE "plans to open a themed restaurant called Hoops" next spring near Temple University in North Philadelphia (PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, 11/7). ...STEFFI GRAF passed MARTINA NAVRA

Tags: NFL, People and Pop Culture

11/09/98
THE DAILY WANTS YOUR SPORTS INDUSTRIALIST OF 1998

THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY is now accepting nominations for our ''98 SPORTS INDUSTRIALIST OF THE YEAR award. The annual award honors a person or entity which best embodies our vision of the industry fo

Tags: People and Pop Culture

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