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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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In N.Y., Paul Tharp previews CARL HIAASEN''s "scathing" new book on WALT DISNEY CO., "Team Rodent: How Disney Devours The World" (N.Y. POST, 5/21)....Due to his shoulder injury, GREG NORMAN is unable

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05/20/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The 76ers named BILLY KING as their GM. King had been the team''s VP/Basketball Administration since June ''97 (76ers)....VIC GARVEY, NBC''s Special Events Organizer, has been given the additional tit

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, NBC, Nike, Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers, People and Pop Culture, Vulcan Ventures

05/20/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

MARTINA HINGIS is featured on the cover of GQ''s June issue, becoming the first female athlete ever to do so (Corel WTA Tour).....Broncos Owner PAT BOWLEN will bring 53 players, 17 coaches and a "hand

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05/20/98
WILL "SEVEN DAYS" BE MAGIC FOR JOHNSON'S FILM & TV COMPANY?

MAGIC JOHNSON''s film and TV development company, which has a two-year deal at Fox, "has netted a feature spec" with the studio''s purchase of "Seven Days," a romantic comedy- drama set in the world o

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05/19/98
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Starter has divided its product management groups into licensed and brand categories: TONY PERUSO will serve as Dir of Merchandising for Starter Licensed, while ALAN HANDEL will serve as Dir of Mercha

Tags: ESPN, PBA, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

05/19/98
ISLANDERS ANNOUNCE MAJOR CHANGES IN ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

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05/19/98
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05/18/98
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05/18/98
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05/15/98
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