John McEnroe

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  • Birth Name: John Patrick McEnroe Jr.
  • Birth Place: Wiesbaden, West Germany
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/16/1959, Aquarius
  • Profession: Tennis player; commentator
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The 10 Best Things You'll See on HBO's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Special – And 5 Moments You Won't

The heart of rock & roll really is still beating.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame staged its 29th annual induction ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn back in April, and HBO will air excerpts of the event on Saturday. This year's inductees spanned six decades of music, including NirvanaKISSHall and OatesCat StevensLinda RonstadtPeter Gabriel, the E Street Band and, for the first time ever, two managers: The BeatlesBrian Epstein and The Rolling StonesAndrew Loog Oldham.

Here are 10 highlights from the ceremony that will be shown on Saturday's special — as well as five backstage moments that viewers won't get to see:

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NBC Revisits Nancy Kerrigan-Tonya Harding Scandal in "Fascinating Character Study"

On Feb. 23, 1994, all eyes were on Lillehammer.

Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding were set to face off in the ladies' figure skating Olympic short skate, just six weeks after Kerrigan was clubbed in the knee at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in an attack orchestrated by Harding's ex-husband Jeff Gillooly. The tape-delayed broadcast drew more than 70 million viewers and a 48.5 household rating — still the seventh highest-rated TV program in history.

The most memorable Winter Olympic moments of all time

Twenty years to the day on Sunday, the two will be back on an Olympic broadcast in NBC's one-hour documentary Nancy & Tonya (7/6c) to discuss the soap opera-like scandal that riveted America — and in Kerrigan's case, for the first time. "Everyone's talked about this except Nancy. Tonya can't stop talking about it! But Nancy wanted to do this. She was ready," Mary Carillo, who produced and narrates the documentary, tells TVGuide.com. "I think 10 [years] might still be too close, but 20 is a long time. Looking back is ...
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Exclusive: TBS' New Comedy Ground Floor Serves Up John McEnroe Appearance

John McEnroe is bringing his A-game to TBS' new comedy Ground Floor. The famed tennis champion will play...read more

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Venus and Serena - Exclusive Clip - The Younger Sister
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'McEnroe/Borg: Fire & Ice' Trailer (HBO)
Djokovic Beats Vintage Fed

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Credits

Year Title Description
2012 Venus And Serena Movie, Actor
2011 McEnroe/Borg TV Show Series, Subject (person only)
2008 You Don't Mess With The Zohan Movie, Actor - Himself
2004 Wimbledon Movie, Actor - Himself
2004 McEnroe TV Show Series, Host

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Celebrity Charities: John McEnroe Gets Serious About Prostate Cancer Awareness

For a long time, John McEnroe was just like most guys: He hardly went to the doctor. That changed when his father was diagnosed with prostate cancer three years ago, McEnroe TVGuide.com. Since then, the seven-time Grand Slam champ has become a Stand Up to Cancer ambassador and has partnered with an array of organizations, including the American Urological Association, Men's Health Network, Prostate Cancer Foundation and the Prostate Conditions Education Council, to raise awareness about the importance of pro-activity in prostate cancer. This year, more than 192,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and more than 27,000 men will die from the disease, according to Prostate Cancer Foundation figures.

We caught up with McEnroe, 50, to learn more about his work for our new Celebrity Charities feature, which highlights stars' favorite causes.... read more

John McEnroe Makes U.S Open Picks

John McEnroe is being serious when he says he thinks someone not named Roger Federer will hoist the 2009 U.S. Open trophy. The seven-time Grand Slam winner, who will call the tournament for ESPN2, is looking to a pair of Andys  — Roddick and Murray — to dethrone the five-time defending champion. "I think Roddick can beat [Federer]," he tells TVGuide.com. "If he won the second set [at Wimbledon], I think he would've won it. He seems to be fit as he's ever been." Get more of McEnroe's thoughts on the final major of the year below. Plus: What doesn't he want to talk about?

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"The Freak Book"

When I heard that this episode would feature a meeting of John McEnroe and Larry David, I was almost giddy with excitement. This was the highlight of the show, but unfortunately, the rest of the story just fell flat. Maybe I'm just scarred because that ride from the cemetery to the Staples Center gave me Vietnam-style flashbacks to a horrible Friedman family car ride, because of the screaming and the threats, but after a stellar four shows, many of the scenes this week just hit awkward notes.Larry's usually good for a decent party disruption, but bringing a "freak book" as a present and insisting on reading it with Jeff as Ted Danson continues opening gifts didn't strike me as the kind of hyperreal situation that Curb usually goes for. Instead, it felt like a setup, and this show has always been better than that. Even the should-have-been hilarious Susie scene didn't really go right. I can understand not wanting to be buried next to Larry David (who would?), but her excuse, "Even yo... read more

Short Cuts: CSI: NY, Rachael Ray and More!

Tantrum-prone tennis great John McEnroe plays a dual role — including himself — on the May 9 CSI: NY.... Oh yes, bring out the skeletons. Rachael Ray: The E! True Hollywood Story premieres Saturday at 6 pm/ET.... HGTV debuts the new weekly series Spice Up My Kitchen May 15 at 10:30 pm. I just got a new wire-mesh letter holder at Container Store, does that count?.... Which classic TV "minisode" are you most excited to see? Vote in today's poll (bottom right). read more

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