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Monday
Jan302012

Mike Tyson, Wrestling Hall of Fame Inductee?

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Former heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, TMZ reports.

The website reports Iron Mike will be inducted on March 31 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.  The ceremony will take place one day ahead of WrestleMania XXVIII.

Tyson tells TMZ, “I am honored to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. I was the youngest heavyweight champion of all time, but the most fun I ever had in the ring was with WWE.”

The boxer’s relationship with the WWE dates from 1998 when he served as special enforcer at WrestleMania XIV.  He hosted Monday Night Raw last year.

Tyson joins several other non-wrestlers in the WWE Hall of Fame, including Drew Carey and Pete Rose.´╗┐

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Tuesday
Mar012011

Reba McEntire Among Year's Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees

Photo Courtesy - The Valory Music Co./Facebook(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Tuesday morning in Nashville, in the rotunda of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Kix Brooks announced this year's inductees into the Hall.  They are:

MODERN ERA ARTIST CATEGORY:


Reba McEntire -- multi-talented country superstar, actress, businesswoman.  She's scored 35 number one hits and has influenced nearly every female artist on the country charts today, as well as pop stars like Kelly Clarkson.

SONGWRITER CATEGORY:

Bobby Braddock -- songwriter best known for penning George Jones' hit "He Stopped Loving Her Today" and Tammy Wynette's "D-I-V-O-R-C-E."  Also wrote Billy Currington's "People Are Crazy," Tracy Lawrence's "Time Marches On" and Toby Keith's I Wanna Talk About Me," among many other compositions.

VETERANS ERA ARTIST CATEGORY:

Jean Shepard -- pioneering female country star known as the the Grand Lady of the Grand Ole Opry.  Her hits include "A Dear John Letter" and "A Satisfied Mind."

During the announcement on Tuesday, it was revealed that Reba is currently in a hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma by the side of her father, Clark Mcentire, who is in a coma following a stroke.  He did, however, find out about his daughter's honor two days prior to suffering the stroke.  Kix Brooks read a personal note from Reba thanking everyone for her honor.

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