When Lee and Tyson arrived at the Television Critics Association conference, all of the reporters failed to applaud their entrance.
*Mike Tyson is in negotiations to star as the axe murderer in director Werner Herzog’s adaptation of DBC Pierre’s booker prize winning coming of age novel Vernon God Little.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, producers are also in talks with Pamela Anderson and Russell Brand to join the cast of the project which has Austin Abrams cast in the title role opposite Sasha Pieterse.
The book is about a normal teenager whose word falls apart when his best friend, Jesus Navarro, murders their classmates in the schoolyard, and Vernon is taken in for questioning. The story unfolds with Vernon existing in a hyper real world of accusation and betrayal.
Yes, the Lord really does indeed work in mysterious ways.
Here’s what TMZ is reporting:
*TMZ is reporting that an ex-military woman claiming to be Mike Tyson’s mistress has been threatening to kill the boxing legend’s wife and family — this according to Tyson’s wife Kiki, who has just obtained a temporary restraining order.
Kiki Tyson filed the request for the restraining order in L.A., claiming a woman named Mickey Gordon has sent her more than 60 threatening emails in the last two years, and Kiki fears for her and her family’s safety.
Mrs. Tyson attached the alleged emails from Gordon in her restraining order request. Here are a few excerpts … and yes, the emails are all in caps:
– YOUR FRIEND TOLD YOU ONE DAY ONE OF THESE WOMEN ARE GOING TO TAKE YOU DOWN & YOU ARE GOING TO REGRET IT, WELL I’M THAT B**CH!!!
– YOU WILL PAY FOR THIS F**KING TWO YEARS OF TORTURE, I SWEAR YOU WILL ON YOUR MAMA & BABY GIRLS GRAVE YOU F**KING WILL!!!
– I WAS STRONG WHEN WE MET 20 YRS AGO & NOW I’M STRONGER … I WAS IN THE MILITARY, A DRILL SERGEANT IN THE WEAPONS FIELD, YOU KNOW WHAT THE F**K I’M ABOUT B**CH!!!
Kiki claims she’s never met Mickey Gordon before, and has no idea how the woman obtained her contact information. But in one of her emails, Gordon identifies herself as Kiki’s “husband’s mistress.” She also calls herself “Kiki’s nightmare.”
Gordon has since been ordered to stay 100 yards away from Kiki, Mike, and their 2 children. Another hearing has been scheduled for next month to decide whether to make the TRO permanent.
*Former boxing champion Mike Tyson has been forced to cancel a number of press events in London after U.K. immigration officials banned him from entering the country due to his 1992 rape conviction.
The new Broadway star was due to promote his autobiography Undisputed Truth in the city this week, but a change in British immigration laws means anyone who has been sentenced to more than four years in prison is barred from entry. Tyson served half of a six-year sentence for the 1992 conviction.
As a result, Iron Mike has instead headed to Paris to salvage his European book tour, which was expected to include a London book signing and a question-and-answer session with fans in a boxing ring.
A spokesman for the book’s publishers HarperCollins says, “There was a change in the U.K. immigration law in December 2012 of which we were unaware.”
The immigration change has also put his 2014 U.K. stage production of his one-man show, “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth,” in jeopardy. The 47-year-old was due to begin a touring production of his Broadway hit in March (14).
Producers and director Spike Lee have yet to issue a statement about how the law will affect their plans.