Mike Tyson may be an ear-biting, pigeon-loving lunatic, but he’s also an okay guy who’s settled down a bit in recent years and has been doing some good deeds. For instance, he witnessed a motorcycle crash in Vegas over the weekend and actually got out to help the victim.
Ryan Chesley tells TMZ … he was on his way to Las Vegas this week when a cab cut him off on the freeway … sending him flying off his chopper.
Chesley says Tyson saw the whole thing … slammed on his brakes and stopped traffic. Chesley says Tyson — mindful the victim might be in shock — kept him calm until paramedics arrived.
Chesley — who has broken bones, muscles, ligaments, nerve damage and needs shoulder surgery — tells TMZ he’s sending Tyson a thank you note and a fruit basket.
Well, that was good of him! Most people – let alone most celebrities – wouldn’t even slow down to see what was going on, let alone stop traffic and get out to help. Just goes to show we can’t always judge books by their covers (or part of their content, I suppose?) – that was really nice of him.
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Jennifer Lawrence at her most Jennifer Lawrenciest.
The Golden Globes happened last night and man, what a trainwreck! People were drunk and cursing all over the place. And Clooney wasn’t even there.
But you know what was there? The best, worst, and most WTF celebrity fashion had to offer. Let’s take a look through all these GG outfits and pick out which ones were deserving of BEST, WORST, and WTF.
Oh, Mike Tyson, you pigeon-loving, alcoholic rascal, you! Mike just released a new memoir called The Undisputed Truth and in it, he reveals some pretty crazy shit about his career, like that he used to go into boxing matches high on cocaine, and that he used a fake penis to pass drug tests back in the day. Whuuuut.
Here are some key quotes (via DS):
“The history of war is the history of drugs. Every great general and warrior from the beginning of time was high.”
“I had to use my whizzer, which was a fake penis where you put in someone’s clean urine to pass your drug test.”
He also claimed to have taken cocaine in 2002 before his match against Lennox Lewis where he famously bit his leg.
Tyson said: “I lost my mind. I looked over at him and wanted to hit the motherf**ker.”
I mean, I don’t think anyone will be particularly surprised by these “revelations”, to be honest. Everyone knows he was doing drugs, and – like Rick James taught us many moons ago – cocaine is a hell of a drug. Oh, and Mike Tyson is fucking insane.
I don’t even like boxing, but I bet that book’s a pretty interesting read, to be honest.
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Well, I suppose you’ve got to hand it to Mike Tyson for his honesty – better late than never, anyway. While appearing on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights, he admitted that all that time he’s been telling people he’s sober? Nope, totally not the truth. He’s actually a raging alcoholic and he’s pretty sure he’s going to die because of it. :(
“I want to live my sober life. I don’t want to die. I’m on the verge of dying because I’m a vicious alcoholic.”
“I haven’t drank or took drugs in six days and for me that’s a miracle. I’ve been lying to everybody else that thinks I was sober, but I’m not. This is my sixth day. I’m never going to use again.”
“I’m a bad guy sometimes. I did a lot of bad things, and I want to be forgiven. So in order for me to be forgiven, I hope they can forgive me. I want to change my life, I want to live a different life now.”
Huh. I suppose it’s easy for me to say that if he wanted to be sober, he would just do it, no questions asked – I’ve never been an addict, thank fuck, so I’ve never had to confront that. However, if being faced with your own mortality doesn’t even kick your ass into gear, you can pretty much count on the fact that it will indeed kill you and you’re never going to change. I hope he does, though.
Kim Kardashian is always tweeting about something inane. Sometimes she’ll try to tweet about a product without it being incredibly obvious that they’re asking her to. But it’s always obvious. Lohan has been doing her own product endorsement, although the company claims they are not paying her.
And yes, apparently some celebs get paid to tweet about companies and products — even the D-list celebs. The more followers/famous the celeb, the more money they can command per tweet. For example, Kim Kardashian can get (allegedly) around $20,000 per tweet. Frankie Muniz can only get $252. (Nelson Muntz laugh here.)
Curious about Snooki and Jared Leto‘s asking prices? Click to see (stats from Huffington Post).
If there’s one thing Mike Tyson loves, it’s pigeons. He loves them so much, he apparently owned 2,500 of them at one point and even made a documentary about his pets. That’s why this story is particularly troubling: apparently, his ex-girlfriend cooked and ate one of them. Uhhh, okay.
From WFAN’s Boomer and Carton show:
“I was dating this young lady and she said, ‘I don’t know why you’re flying those damn birds, you should be eating them. She happened to grab one – and she cooked one and proceeded to eat it. And I just couldn’t do it.”
Added Tyson, who also happens to be a vegan: “It just wasn’t the right thing to do. It wasn’t cool. It was her house and we were living on her dime, so she could do [it].”
LOL, I love that Mike Tyson is a vegan. Also, that this ex-girlfriend thought domesticated pigeons were worth eating. I can’t imagine what possessed her to do that. Hunger, I suppose?
Also, when did Mike Tyson ever have to live on an ex-girlfriend’s dime? Hasn’t he been rich, like, forever? Even when he grabbed an earful from Evander Holyfield, he must’ve had some cash in the bank to sustain him, surely? Oh, whatever. Happy Friday.
It’s the weekend, and what better way to spend a Saturday than to feature stories with crazy people? I leave you today with a little gem from your favorite bird-loving banned boxer, Mike Tyson, who – besides his fondness for his avian friends – also really loves… Justin Bieber?
From MTV News:
“I just think he’s pretty awesome,” Tyson said, “And I think his cut with Big Sean ['As Long As You Love Me'] was pretty awesome too.”
Tyson then further emphasized this point by singing a few lines from a Bieber tune (though, to be honest, we’re not sure which Bieber tune) and said that his knowledge of music was nearly as impressive as his collection of title belts … a fact he owes mainly to his wife.
“If you saw my iPad, I have everything. My wife puts everything on my iPad. You know, ‘Justin? Let’s put him in there. Let’s put Rihanna in there. Let’s put Kendrick Lamar in there,’” he laughed. “My wife’s got everything on there, she’s got Shania Twain — I don’t know why she put that in there — and I can’t remember some of the other stuff. I hear Lloyd sometimes. But mostly I find out about stuff from my wife.”
And though he’s never gotten the chance to sit down and talk with Bieber, Tyson definitely had some career advice for the young crooner … especially in light of the recent controversy that arose over those “weed” photos.
“Justin’s not having any problems. He should just enjoy his life; nothing’s wrong, he’s not doing anything bad or anything,” Tyson said. “Weed is not necessarily a problem. He hasn’t gotten arrested or anything, or in a car wreck. He’s a really awesome kid, and he earned everything he has … He should just live life on life’s terms.”
If there’s anyone I wouldn’t take life advice from, it’s Mike Tyson. Just stick to your pigeons, man. Justin can stick to showing his butt in public or whatever he’s doing with his life since he hit puberty.