Frank Langella and Christopher Plummer
He could float like a butterfly and sting like a bee. That we remember. But a lot of us have forgotten — and most younger people haven't a clue — that the world's most famous prizefighter, Muhammad Ali, lost many of his prime boxing years because he refused to take part in the Vietnam War. The HBO movie Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight reexamines his politically charged battle for a...
Joe Frazier, the former heavyweight champion famed for his trio of bouts with Muhammad Ali including the epic Thrilla in Manila, has died. He was 67.
Frazier died Monday in his Philadelphia home of liver cancer. He was diagnosed four or five weeks ago and had been in a hospice for the past week, his business manager, Leslie Wolff, said over the weekend.
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"We thank you for your prayers for our father and vast outpouring of love and support," Frazier's family said in a statement.
"I will always ...
Laila Ali gave birth to a baby girl on Monday morning, the former boxer tweeted.
"Sydney arrived on...
Dancing with the Stars alum Laila Ali is expecting her second child — and she hopes it's a girl.
"I am pregnant again! I'm three months, and I'm so ...
ABC's Modern Family, Fox's Glee and HBO's In Treatment were among Wednesday's 36 Peabody Award winners, which included the usual strong array of public-affairs programming.
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As we get closer and closer to the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, the promise of witnessing heroic performances from the world's greatest athletes grows stronger. But before we set our eyes on this year's crop of potential memory-makers, we thought we'd take a look back at some of the stunning performances from Olympics gone by.Did Kerri Strug's courageous final vault while injured blow you away? Were you mesmerized by Michael Phelps or Michael Johnson's ability to shatter records in their events? Did Muhammad Ali lighting the torch in Atlanta touch you? Will you ever forget Mary Lou Retton's perfect 10s?Of course there are many more, so we want to know: What is your favorite/most memborable Olympic moment? Share your thoughts in the comments and check back to see if your pick makes the cut!
George Foreman, American Inventor
ABC's American Inventor kicks off its second season tonight (at 9 pm/ET) with three new judges having been brought onboard to deliberate with executive producer/judge Peter Jones. One of those judges is the Olympic gold medalist, former heavyweight champion and bona fide grill master George Foreman. TVGuide.com spoke with Big George while he was in Las Vegas promoting his new book, God in My Corner.
TVGuide.com: Why did you decide to sign on as a judge for American Inventor?George Foreman: It's strange, because I was a good boxer and I made some money. I had done good with Madison Avenue, doing commercials for McDonald's and Oscar Mayer. Then somebody approached me with a little machine nobody was interested in
Dancing with the Stars' Laila Ali put her best foot forward, as her father watched.
You knew someone important was coming on Monday night. There was a special black armchair, padded and more comfortable than Dancing with the Stars' standard stiff ballroom chairs. At the top of the show, it was occupied by a seat filler. And then, just before the fourth dance, when Laila Ali and her pro partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, took the stage, the seat filler was ushered away. While cohost Samantha Harris was backstage interviewing Billy Ray Cyrus about the fox trot that judge Bruno Tonioli had just called "crap," a familiar figu
Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll and director Taylor Hackford
While Taylor Hackford is best known for directing dramas like An Officer and a Gentleman, The Devil's Advocate and Ray, his documentaries may be some of his most interesting work. After getting his start as an investigative reporter for public television in Los Angeles, the silver-bearded cineaste went on to helm 1987's
Rome Don't ask me why, but the Servilia-Atia rivalry reminds of the classic bar argument of who would win a match between Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson if both were in their primes. I've always maintained Tyson might win the first fight on surprise power alone, but Ali would win any subsequent match on speed, skill and — most important — psyche-out maneuvers. Via this method, Atia humiliated Servilia via brute tactics with her beat-in-the-street attack, but Servilia won bigger by engineering Caesar's murder. First things first, though: Gotta love Pullo escaping the hospital to get to the city, wounds be damned, where he's sure the women will be falling all over him. Gotta love Vorenus telling him he'd fall apart like an old sock if he tried to take a woman. And go