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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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09/22/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

The late FLORENCE GRIFFITH JOYNER is remembered today. In Boston, John Powers writes that it was FloJo''s "style" that many will remember: "racy and edgy and undeniably glam" (BOSTON GLOBE, 9/22). In

Tags: Int'l Speedway Corp., People and Pop Culture

09/22/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

CORRECTION: CRAIG BROMMERS, who recently joined Authentic Fitness Corp.''s Speedo division as Dir of Sports Marketing, will report directly to Speedo VP/Sports Marketing STUART ISAAC (THE DAILY). OTHE

Tags: Cablevision, News Corp./Fox, SLOC, People and Pop Culture

09/18/98
FINKEL SAYS TYSON'S BROKE; NV HEARING SET FOR TOMORROW

SHELLY FINKEL, the adviser for MIKE TYSON, said that Tyson "intends to fight somewhere before the year is out," regardless of the outcome of his hearing in NV on Saturday, according to Ron Borges of t

Tags: Showtime, People and Pop Culture

09/18/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Burly Bear college cable TV network has named JOHN GUTMAN Senior VP/Marketing & Ad Sales. Gutman, former Dir & Group Manager of U.S. Media Program for the NBA, will oversee all marketing, advertising

Tags: NBA, People and Pop Culture

09/18/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

SEAN "PUFFY" COMBS will not make his acting debut in OLIVER STONE''s film, "On Any Given Sunday." A spokesperson for Combs said that he quit the production because Stone "changed the shooting schedule

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, NASCAR, Pittsburgh Penguins, R J Reynolds, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner

09/17/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

SHAQUILLE O''NEAL is "unofficially" slated to appear on NBC''s "Saturday Night Live" on October 3 (PHILA. INQUIRER, 9/17)....MICHAEL O''BRIEN has written "No Ordinary Joe," a biography on Penn State U

Tags: NBC, People and Pop Culture

09/17/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

JULIA LEVERING, the first VP of the USTA, will succeed HARRY MARMION as President of the organization. Marmion will remain on the board for two years in the position of immediate past President. Lever

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, NASCAR, Philadelphia 76ers, Sports Illustrated, People and Pop Culture, USOC, USTA

09/17/98
SOUTHBOUND AGAIN: THE DAILY RELOCATING ON SEPTEMBER 30

THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY will be relocating to Street & Smith''s Sports Group''s new offices in Charlotte, NC, on September 30. If you have any questions, please call Shelly Finkel at (203) 838-0800

Tags: People and Pop Culture

09/16/98
MADDEN'S CAREER CRUISING BOTH ON SCREEN AND ON MADISON AVE

HBO''s Mary Carillo profiled Fox NFL analyst JOHN MADDEN on "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel." Madden''s broadcast partner, PAT SUMMERALL, on Madden''s influence on football broadcasting: "I think John

Tags: HBO, News Corp./Fox, NFL, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner

09/16/98
JOHN MOAG TO STEP DOWN AS CHAIR OF MD STADIUM AUTHORITY

JOHN MOAG "will step down" as Chair of the MD Stadium Authority (MSA) following the November election, according to Jon Morgan of the Baltimore SUN. Moag, who as been at MSA since ''95, now heads a ne

Tags: Legg Mason, People and Pop Culture

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