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Bill Simmons Gets NBA Show

Bill Simmons GLooks like things between Bill Simmons and ESPN are back to normal. At least for now. The company has announced that Simmons is hosting The Grantland Basketball Hour starting this Thursday at 7 pm ET. The weekly show will feature Simmons alongside Jalen Rose. It will also include special guests, like ESPN’s Michelle Beadle and Grantland’s Zach Lowe.

“We are delighted to bring the Grantland brand to television – it’s the natural evolution for our site and for everything Jalen and I have been doing on our video channel,” said Simmons, in a statement. “We want to be creative, we want to be unpredictable and we want to stand out.”

Not too much, of course.

Simmons has just returned from being suspended by ESPN for calling out NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Obviously the show has been in the works for awhile, but we imagine it won’t get that crazy, as there is little doubt ESPN execs will be watching closely.

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Tim Leiweke to Receive Variety Sports Award

All kinds of people are already on board for Variety’s Sports Entertainment Summit at the Loews Hollywood Hotel July 12, including ex-Laker Rick Fox, CAA agent Becky Sendrow, Grantland’s Bill Simmons and NBC Summer Olympics correspondent Michelle Beadle.

Today, the publication announced that in addition to making a keynote address, AEG president and CEO Tim Leiweke will receive its inaugural Sports and Entertainment Leadership Award:

Under Leiweke’s guidance over the last 17 years, AEG has become one of the world’s top presenters of sports and entertainment across its varied venue, live event and professional sports franchise ownership interests… As owner of the LA Kings, AEG recently gave the city a momentous victory with the team winning the Stanley Cup for the first time in its 45-year franchise history.

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Stand Again | Finnish Butts | ESPN Keeps Trying

  • FishbowlLA: The Stand, Stephen King’s novel that got the TV mini-series treatment back in 1994, is now being prepped for a movie run. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was in the mini-series, so if he’s not in the movie, we will protest.
  • FishbowlDC: An event at the Finnish Embassy involved a sauna and butt linens.
  • AgencySpy: Michelle Beadle of ESPN is not a good actress.