Mike Tyson wants a role on Downton Abbey.
The boxing legend wants to take on more acting roles since his retirement from the sport, and would love Julian Fellowes to write him a part in the British period drama set in the early 20th century. When asked whether he wanted to act more, Mike said, "I would. I'm coming to the West End soon for my one-man show, so maybe when I fly to the UK they'll give me a part on Downtown Abbey [sic]. I like that show. I'm sure they could give me a part."
The former world heavyweight champion found it tough reminiscing about the past for his new memoir, Undisputed Truth, and claims his childhood was harder to bear than the "good days" he spent in jail in the 90s in the intimate company of his female counselor. "There were some horrific things [in my childhood] that I did not enjoy. Jail was a lot easier ... I had a female counselor and we'd do it for a long time. I had some good days in there," Mike quipped.
David Beckham is being inundated with offers to host his own talk show.
The 37-year-old footballer - whose rolling one year contract with Los Angeles Galaxy is up for renewal in December - has reportedly been offered the chance to front his own sports show by Time Warner Cable. A source told the Daily Star Sunday newspaper, "We want David on board whether or not he continues to play for the Galaxy. We are on our way to becoming the world's biggest sportscaster and he is a key part of our future."
The insider said that the US-based company has offered the midfielder a "multi-million" contract and is "desperate" to secure the father-of-four to host a twice-weekly show on its new sports network. The proposed format would see David interview his fellow athletes, discuss tactics and give him "free reign" to cover any sports of his choice.
But rivals FOX are said to be hashing out a massive counter offer in a desperate bid to lure the successful British star to its network and he is considering his options after being advised to cash-in on his celebrity status.
Khloe and Lamar is to end after two seasons. Stars Khloe Kardashian and her husband Lamar Odom have reportedly decided against continuing with their spin-off reality show because the basketball player - who left the Dallas Mavericks earlier this month - wants to focus on getting his career back on track, sources told gossip website TMZ.
Lamar is currently listed as inactive by the Mavericks, but is hoping for a trade at the end of the season, so the couple are returning to Los Angeles, where the sportsman plans to concentrate on getting back to full fitness.
Khloe Kardashian's husband Lamar Odom reportedly wants to quit reality TV.
The 32-year-old sportsman - who stars alongside the popular 27-year-old sister of Kim and Kourtney in various shows - is keen to move on with his life away from the cameras, but his wife is unsure if it is a good move.
"Lamar wants out of the reality TV limelight, but Khloe is convinced that if Lamar doesn't continue being on TV with her, there would be no Khloe. The whole reason Khloe has become so popular is because of her marriage to Lamar. She obviously doesn't want Lamar to be unhappy, but she knows that all the drama makes for good TV. Fame is Khloe's number one priority. Unfortunately, this is what she has been taught," an insider said.
His thoughts about the format - which sees them followed in all aspects of their life - have put a strain on their relationship, but as yet no permanent decision has been made.
Next week, Oprah Winfrey will piggyback off the success of the Beijing Games to help kick off her program’s new year.
On Wednesday, the talk show queen will gather over 150 US Olympians for a celebration in Chicago’s Millennium Park. The event will be taped to air on Monday, September 8, the premiere date for The Oprah Winfrey Show‘s 23rd season.
Michael Phelps, Kobe Bryant, Nastia Liukun, Misty May-Treanor, Kerri Walsh and Dara Torres are amongst the athletes scheduled to appear.
Those hoping to attend the “welcome home celebration” can find information on tickets here.
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