Names In The News
Amazon CEO JEFF BEZOS attended the Pro Football HOF induction ceremony on Saturday with his girlfriend, LAUREN SANCHEZ, who has a son with '19 HOF inductee TONY GONZALEZ. Bezos during the ceremony was "seen standing next to" Falcons QB MATT RYAN, a former teammate of Gonzalez (N.Y. POST, 8/6)....ROBERT KRAFT "brought his new girlfriend, DANA BLUMBERG, to the last-ever Apollo in the Hamptons bash" on Saturday (N.Y. POST, 8/6).
NAMES: A movie about the "true-life NBA betting scandal in the early 2000s involving referee TIM DONAGHY is headed for theaters November 1." The film, "INSIDE GAME," will be distributed in the U.S. by Raw Milk and iDreamMachine (DEADLINE.com, 8/5)...."PITCH," the former Fox baseball drama that aired one season in '16 ,"will not be revived," even after show creator DAN FOGELMAN had "reassembled the core cast." Fogelman and the cast were "discussing writers as well as prepping ideas for season two for original producers 20th Century Fox TV" (HOLLYWOODREPORTER.com, 8/5)....JIM ROME will be inducted into the Radio HOF in November. Rome, who currently works for CBS Sports Radio, "created an aggressive brand of sports radio and cultivated a dedicated audience fluent in a very specific vernacular" (THEBIGLEAD.com, 8/5)....Louisiana officials are "actively courting" the College Baseball Foundation to "establish a permanent hall of fame" in Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge ADVOCATE, 8/6.