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Posts Tagged ‘George Foreman’

David Frost Was Also a Swell Boyfriend

One of the best things Janice Min has brought to The Hollywood Reporter are high-profile guest essays. Both anonymous and bylined, these inside-the-velvet-rope POVs differentiate THR from the town’s other trades and align her content more closely to the east coast monthly glossy magazines.

A good example is this week’s mini-essay by Caroline Cushing Graham about what it was like, for five years in the 1970s, to be the girlfriend of David Frost. The late TV interviewer certainly had the benefit of access; still, it takes special flair to make use of these romantic opportunities the way Frost did:

Our first real date was an invitation to fly to Kinshasa, Zaire on my birthday, October 30, to the Muhammad Ali, George Foreman “Rumble in the Jungle” fight. For the eight extraordinary rounds of the most famous boxing match in history I took photographs at ringside and David was the TV host of the evening. It was a glamorous start to our five-year whirlwind affair.

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In The Trades: All Bucked Up!

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CMT’s must-see TeeVee:Ty Murray’s Celebrity Bull Riding Challenge. CMT has ordered up 6 episodes for an August premiere. The show follows 8 celebrities as they attempt the wild world of bull riding. Who’ll get bucked first?

Tom Cruise loves to dress up in uniform, and thus will star in a film directed by Bryan Singer about a plot to assassinate Hitler.

CNBCgoes for CEO Dad as a animated series, based on the comic strip drawn by Tom Stern.

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From Michael Schneider, the hardest working man at Variety:
George Foreman joins American Inventor as a judge.
FOX renews Prison Break.
CBS orders gameshow pilot Power of 10, where contestants can will up to $10 million.

The Bay City Rollers are suing Arista Records, claiming they’re owed millions in back royalties. No mention if Maria Bartiromo is being sued for use of Money Honey.