Mike Tyson, the ever-sober, ever-eloquent former boxing star, sat down to do an interview with a show called ‘In Depth With Graham Bensinger’, or ‘A Show I’ve Never Heard of Before’, and he talked about some pretty crazy shit. Namely, his lifelong cocaine addiction and how he made no bones about it when it came to taking bit parts in films (ahem, ‘Hangover’) in order to help support his coke habit, and that one time that he caught Brad Pitt in bed with his then-wife, Robin Givens. Here’s a few choice quotes from the interview, which is not at all completely bizarre or frightening.
Here’s Mike Tyson on catching Brad in bed with Robin:
“I was mad as hell. I was going to … You should have saw his face when he saw me.”
Mike Tyson on objectifying his ex-wife, Robin Givens, and how much it still makes me want to punch him in the face all these years later:
“I was doing a divorce but every day, before I would go to my lawyer’s office to say, ‘She’s a pig and stealing,’ I would go to her house to have sex with her.”
Classy, classy man. Is he available? Can I get his number?
Here’s Tyson on choosing to do ‘The Hangover’:
“I was a mess. I was overweight. I was a pig, high on cocaine. [I only signed on to] supply [my] drug habit. They ['Hangover' costars] had to know I was messed up. I couldn’t talk. I had the cocaine talk. So those guys are just beautiful people. They had my back, and I appreciate that and stuff, then they asked me to come back [in The Hangover 2].”
So what have we learned here, friends? That Mike Tyson is as big a pig as he, himself, claimed to be and that even in the eighties, Brad Pitt was kind of flighty on his extramarital sex stance. Got it.
December 3, 2012 at 7:30 am by Sarah
0Megan Fox and Mike Tyson Did a Commercial Together and Yes, It’s as Awkward as You Probably Thought
No, it’s actually kind of cute, really, if you can get past the fact that Megan doesn’t want anything to do with non-English-speaking men.
The commercial is for CCAA, which is a Brazilian-based language school that is trying to implement a country-wide campaign to push for a universal education of the English language. In short, two young men are shipwrecked (plane-wrecked?) on “Megan Fox Island,” and upon finding out that the men aren’t bilingual, Megan captures them in a net and ships them off to – you guessed it – “Mike Tyson Island.”
I’ll admit, the island names aren’t really all that creative, and the idea of being turned off because someone speaks a different language is kind of questionable, but you can’t deny that Megan Fox is still so, so hot, and Mike Tyson, though he only speaks five words, can deliver his lines and be funny at the same time.
What else has Megan Fox been up to, though, you ask? Well … this commercial here, this is pretty much it. And the only thing she’s really got on the horizon is that possibility of yanking Lindsay Lohan‘s Liz Taylor role in that Lifetime movie that’s supposed to be made.
Megan also recently visited Turkey to film a Doritos commercial (!), and did a few amusing interviews, one of which where she admitted to not knowing that Istanbul is not some small town in Turkey. Mind the translation, as the interview excerpt came from a Turkish newspaper:
SABA TÜMER: Hi Megan, how are you? It’s your first time in Turkey, you just arrived yesterday? What did you know about Turkey prior to your visit? What did you expected and what have you seen so far here?
MEGAN FOX: I knew a few things about Turkey. Like you have the most ancient temple on earth … and it is not far from where we are right now.
SABA TÜMER: And you made this research before or after the offer for the [Doritos] ad was made?
MEGAN FOX: I knew this already, because I’ve watched a show called ”Ancient Aliens”. It sounds silly, but it is about ancient temples and pyramids. I watched the special episode about this temple. I can’t pronounce it correctly right now, but it is a ‘Göbekli Tepe’.
January 23, 2012 at 10:30 am by Sarah
There was a real likelihood of the evening falling flat. How do you parody a parody? How do you make light of wife-beating? And who invites Mike Tyson to do stand-up, even? But the jokes were scathing, and the Roast bit to the quick. I’ve rolled my eyes at Charlie Sheen‘s recent I-Don’t-Have-a-Job Humble Pie Remorse Tour, and I don’t like him, but he sure did take his lumps like a champ. (Some critics are saying the jokes weren’t mean enough, but seriously, how many more jokes about Sheen ruining his kids’ lives did we really need?)
Comedian Anthony Jeselnik, to Charlie Sheen:
- “Every minute of your life looks like the first two minutes of SVU.”
- “The only reason you got on TV in the first place is because God hates Michael J. Fox.” (Cut to actor Richard Kind, in the audience, having a heart attack.)
- “If you’re ‘winning’, this must not be a child custody hearing. The only time your kids get to see you is in reruns. Don’t you want to live to see their first 12 steps?”
- “How much blow can Charlie Sheen do? Enough to kill Two and a Half Men!”
September 21, 2011 at 9:30 am by Jenn
July 26, 2011 at 6:30 am by Jenn
I know you guys have been really curious about what Mike Tyson has been doing with his life. I know you read articles on this site and think “Yeah, that Lindsay Lohan is great and all, but what’s Mike been up to?” Well, consider this your lucky day, because I’m here to let you in on the latest development: birds.
Pigeons, to be exact. To be even more exact, 2,500 pigeons. Mike Tyson owns 2,500 pigeons. He says that he has “birds everywhere that I go,” and that he has them “at different homes that I live and hang out at.” There’s even going to be a documentary about his pets, set to be aired next year. And I think that is just bananas.
I’m not trying to come down on birds, but I hate birds. I’m not saying that they should be systematically eradicated from the earth, I’m just saying that they make shitty pets. They just make noise and peck at you and scratch you and get caught in your hair, and even though you know that the bird is way more freaked out than you, you can’t help but to flail and scream because there is a creature tangled up on your head. And have you ever tried to pet a bird? So unsatisfying.
The point is this: Mike Tyson has officially gone crazy. I mean, I know that he’s always been crazy, but 2,500 birds is a new level. That is Heidi Fleiss crazy, and that is not a place where you want to be.
December 5, 2010 at 1:09 pm by Emily
Zach Braff (yum) is escorted onstage at Spike TV’s 7th annual Video Game Awards. Other winners and presenters included Olivia Wilde, my girl crush Tricia Helfer, and the cast of Jersey Shore onstage with Mike Tyson (my very soul cringes at the possible dialogue).
All that and more in the gallery!