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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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05/01/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

RIDDICK BOWE, who retired from boxing yesterday, will join HBO as a spokesman for its "Reaching Outside the Ring" community service program. Time Warner Sports'' SETH ABRAHAM said Bowe will make three

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, HBO, NBC, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner

05/01/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

ESPN named SKIP DESJARDIN Dir of Sales & Marketing. Desjardin was most recently Dir of PPV for U.S. Satellite Broadcasting (ESPN)....The Marquee Group named JAMES SILEO VP/Finance & Controller. Sileo

Tags: ESPN, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

04/30/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Tommy Armour Golf Chair ROBERT F. MACNALLY will step down today after 18 years with the company (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 4/30)....Dorna USA has named TROY MILLER Dir of Strategic Sports Marketing & Business

Tags: Reebok, People and Pop Culture, The Sports Authority

04/30/97
AFTER THESE REVIEWS, DO YOU WANT TO "WALK ON THE WILD SIDE?"

DENNIS RODMAN''s new book, "Walk on the Wild Side," from Delacorte Press, which was co-authored by SI''s MICHAEL SILVER, goes on sale today. In Chicago, Teddy Greenstein notes that Rodman, "of course,

Tags: Minnesota Wild, PepsiCo, Sports Illustrated, People and Pop Culture

04/30/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

Restauranteur ROBERT EARL has "secured the planning go- ahead" to open an Official All Star Cafe in London''s Pepsi Trocadero next year. TIGER WOODS is expected to be among the celebs to promote the E

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04/29/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

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Tags: HBO, Minnesota Wild, New England Patriots, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner

04/29/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The Marquee Group named DONNA COLEMAN CFO. She had served as CFO for Time Warner-Music Sound Exchange for the last three years (The Marquee Group)....The CISL named MICHAEL HARRISON Deputy Commissione

Tags: Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner

04/29/97
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Tags: Sports Illustrated, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner

04/28/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The Cowboys named ROBERT NEWHOUSE Dir of Player Assistance & Development (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 4/27)....The ACC named JOHN SWOFFORD Commissioner. He was AD at the Univ. of North Carolina (USA TODAY, 4

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04/28/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

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Tags: Dallas Cowboys, People and Pop Culture

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