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5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Greece Lightning, Murdoch's Bible, and Legal Drugs

Come on inside and cool down with a nice tall glass of “5 Things You Need to Know This Week,” the show that gives you semi-relevant information about the five things that everyone is going to be talking about. In this week’s episode, we dance, do drugs, and talk about the News International scandal (among other things).

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Ditka to Appear on Entourage Series Finale

Football great and ESPN commentator Mike Ditka will make a cameo during the series finale of Entourage later this summer.

Ditka said he and Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez had roles in the episode.

“This just came up spur of the moment, and actually you know, it was a good experience,” Ditka said on “The Waddle & Silvy Show” on ESPN 1000. “I didn’t realize how big a deal it was, I’ll be honest with you. I’m kinda naïve about those things, and I understand it is a pretty big deal, and yes, I think it is very nice and Coach Alvarez is on it with me so both of us are there.”

The link above contains spoiler elements that Ditka probably wasn’t supposed to reveal, so click at your own risk.

(Photo: Jeremy Piven’s Twitter)

Oprah Dreams of O.J. Confessing to Her

It’s a long-running joke that anyone looking to unburden their soul of a troubling transgression will confess to Oprah Winfrey on her television show. But the sports figure who probably has the largest outstanding sin to account for, O.J. Simpson, remains the white whale for Oprah, causing her to dream about the possibility that the Hall of Fame running back who was acquitted of murdering his wife, Nicole, and Ron Goldman will come clean about what 99.9 percent of the population assume.

Oprah, not one to be deterred, said she’s going to get Simpson to give up the goods.

“And I am going to make that happen, people. I don’t just want the interview. I want the interview on the condition that you are ready, Mr. Simpson.”

Simpson is in prison in Nevada for armed robbery.

Jalen Rose Admits To Being Over Legal Limit

ESPN NBA analyst Jalen Rose released a statement Wednesday regarding his March 11 DUI arrest:

“On March 11th, I was driving to my home when I was involved in a single vehicle automobile accident. I voluntarily submitted to blood alcohol screening because I was confident it was safe for me to drive. Although I was not feeling impaired, the results of these tests indicate that my blood alcohol level was above the legal limit. I regret the decision to drive home that evening and am grateful that no one was hurt in the accident. I apologize to my family, my employer and each and every one of my supporters for my lapse in judgment. I am particularly sorry for disappointing those who trust me to serve as a role model for young people. I accept full responsibility for my actions and look forward to a resolution of the legal matter as soon as possible.”

Albert Haynesworth Charged With Simple Assualt

Dan Snyder‘s horrible no good week keeps getting worse.

Albert Haynesworth, the man the Washington Redskins owner paid $41 million to do almost nothing, was charged “with simple assault for a road rage incident with another motorist on the Fairfax County Parkway in Reston, Fairfax police said.”

The Class 1 misdemeanor is punishable by up to 12 months in a county jail and a $2,500 fine, although Washington Post reporter Tom Jackman notes “a maximum sentence is rarely imposed for altercations such as this unless the defendant has a lengthy prior record.” (Does head stomping count as a prior record?)

It’s been a difficult year for Haynesworth. Read more

Lingerie Football League Is Banned In Oklahoma City

You can add Oklahoma City to the list of places I will never move to.

Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett won’t allow the Lingerie Football League to play in any city-owned venue.

According to Cornett, “there are too many problems to list,” as the league was hoping to have a franchise in Oklahoma City before the start of next season.

How many problems could Cornett actually come up with? At the end of the day, we are talking about women playing tackle football in halter tops and tight shorts.

Is that a crime?