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Starz is reportedly close to ordering a NASCAR-based project centering around a woman who becomes the first female race team owner, and the show is tentatively titled Tits in the Pits (seriously), a nod to the old school NASCAR saying “No tits in the pits.”
The one-hour original drama is set in the present day and comes from the screenwriters of the recently released Justin Timberlake – Mila Kunis comedy Friends With Benefits. Insiders are reportedly billing it as a “red state Mad Men.”
Will the word “tits” get the same censored treatment as “shit” did in Sh*t My Dad Says? No telling what passes for a swear word these days.
Calgary Flames play-by-play announcer Peter Loubardias, whose style seemed to grate on certain fans, has been fired by Rogers Sportsnet after three years, a move that left the 45-year-old “devastated,” “heartbroken” and “hurt.”
Vicki Hall of the Calgary Herald spoke to Loubardias as he traveled from Calgary to Saskatchewan.
“There’s probably not going to be any answers waiting for me in the Queen City,” Loubardias said. “But I need to get away from Calgary to clear my head.
“I’m devastated. Heartbroken. Hurt.”
Rogers Sportsnet has not announced a reason for the termination of Loubardias, who was also the voice of the Memorial Cup.
“We work in a business that is unbelievably subjective,” Loubardias said. “I have great respect for people in business and the people in the top positions. It’s a business, and they have to make the decisions they feel are going to make their network better going forward.”
For the third straight year, NBC will air an hour-long WrestleMania special.
WrestleMania: The World Premiere airs Saturday, Aug. 13 at 9 p.m. ET, and feature highlights from WrestleMania XXVII this past April.
The highly anticipated pay-per-view event in front of 71,617 fans at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta marked the WrestleMania return of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and featured a main event between John Cena and The Miz for the WWE Championship.
The UFC color commentator will host the relaunch of NBC’s Fear Factor.
Rogan hosted the show during its first run from 2001 to 2006. NBC ordered eight episodes and production begins in August. If the ratings are strong, additional episodes could be ordered.
Eight new episodes of the show will be produced beginning next month and the series is expected to debut on NBC in September.
The show’s format will remain mostly the same except contestants will compete in pairs rather than as individuals.
In the lawsuit, Sheridan claims the New York Post “published a maliciously false article” that impugned “Chris Sheridan’s veracity and competence as a journalist.”
The column in question is from Dec. 14 regarding the New York Knicks pursuit of Carmelo Anthony:
Don’t get me wrong; real reporters almost always break their news over the heart of the plate. Last week, ESPN’s Marc Stein scooped everyone on the NBA buying the Hornets. Last July, ESPN’s Chris Broussard scooped us all, including the TV segment of his nitwork, with the anonymously sourced word LeBron James had chosen Miami.
ESPN's Skip Bayless Accuses ESPN's Chris Broussard of Selling His 'Journalistic Soul' To Be Close To LeBron James
I’d like to think Skip Bayless and Chris Broussard got this worked up on this morning’s installment of “First Take” because somebody decided these guys should be working on Memorial Day. The topic: LeBron James, who Bayless openly despises. Broussard said Bayless should not presume to know what’s in LeBron’s heart. And Bayless tells Broussard he sold his “journalistic soul” to get close to LeBron and has no objectivity on the matter. Then the patty-cakes begin.
SportsFans.org, a nonprofit organization, is asking the Federal Communications Commission to put an end to sports blackouts.
“Sports fans have become a political football in retransmission consent disputes,” the filing said. “In the recurring smack-down negotiations between big broadcasters and big pay-TV companies, games are pulled right before the action starts, leaving fans in the cold. Fans who are vital to the success of sports and who have contributed through multiple public and private expenditures are treated like fumbled pigskins.” Read more
Fed up with articles speculating about his future in Orlando, Magic center Dwight Howard took to the normal venue for expressing discord (Twitter) to share his displeasure with the Orlando Sentinel.
Y does it seem like the writers of Orlando sentinel are tryna push me out of Orlando with dumb articles. It’s annoying. Can I enjoy my summer and get ready for next season in Orlando. Pls. Same thing u guys did to Shaq. Smh
Why do they discuss it? Well, probably because the Magic are the only pro franchise in Orlando, so the biggest star on that team is basically kibbles and bits for an entire sports department. But saying the media is driving you out is a convenient excuse, no? If you don’t want to read the stories, then don’t read the paper.
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