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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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Tags: Boston Red Sox, Cablevision, ESPN, Houston Astros, Madison Square Garden, NFL, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

07/30/98
NBC LOSES ITS BRAUN: OLYMPIC HEAD FALCO TO BE NET PREZ

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07/30/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

DENNIS RODMAN attended Planet Hollywood''s recent opening in Montreal ("ET," 7/29)....JACKIE JOYNER-KERSEE was a guest on "The Magic Hour" last night, and described how she has handled the relationshi

Tags: MLB, New York Yankees, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, People and Pop Culture, YankeeNets

07/30/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

CHARLES STRANG was named NASCAR''s National Commissioner. Strang is currently Dir of the American Power Boat Association and the World VP for Int''l Motorboating (NASCAR)...American Skiing Company nam

Tags: American Skiing Co., NASCAR, NCAA, People and Pop Culture

07/30/98
TYSON'S TEMPER TANTRUM UNLIKELY TO IMPACT BID FOR NJ LICENSE

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07/29/98
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Tags: Detroit Tigers, News Corp./Fox, People and Pop Culture

07/29/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

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Tags: News Corp./Fox, PGA Tour, People and Pop Culture

07/28/98
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07/28/98
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