Univision unloads Gizmodo, The Onion to private equity firm
NEW YORK (AP) — Univision has sold tech site Gizmodo, satirical-news hub The Onion and other English-language sites to the private equity firm Great Hill Partners. Terms were not...
EAST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A retired professional wrestler who once faced off against Hulk Hogan has announced a run for mayor in his Connecticut town.
Professional wrestler King Kong Bundy dies at age 61
GLASSBORO, N.J. (AP) — King Kong Bundy, the 6-foot-4 (193-centimeter) professional wrestler best known for facing Hulk Hogan in WrestleMania 2, has died. He was 61.
Pro wrestling interviewer ‘Mean Gene’ Okerlund dies
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eugene "Mean Gene" Okerlund, whose deadpan interviews of pro wrestling superstars like "Macho Man" Randy Savage, The Ultimate Warrior and Hulk Hogan made him a ringside fixture in his own right, has died. He was 76.
Hulk Hogan reinstated into wrestling Hall of Fame
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. has reinstated Hulk Hogan to its Hall of Fame, three years after he was found to have used racial slurs in a conversation caught on a sex tape.
The Connecticut-based company made the announcement in a statement Sunday.
"This second chance follows Hogan's numerous public apologies and volunteering to work with young people, where he is helping them learn from his mistake," the organization wrote.
ABC appoints Robach as ’20/20′ co-anchor
NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News says Amy Robach will be David Muir's new co-anchor on the "20/20" newsmagazine.
Robach has reported for the newsmagazine and is best known at ABC for her work on "Good Morning America," where in recent years she has detailed her own battle with breast cancer. ABC News President James Goldston said Monday that Robach will continue to report for the morning show.
WWE legend Bruno Sammartino passes away
CLEVELAND, Ohio – No doubt wrestling fans will spend Wednesday mourning one of the greatest performers in WWE history.
The promotion announced WWE Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino has passed away at the age of 82.
Nicknamed the Italian Superman, Sammartino grew up Italy during the Nazi occupation of World War II. Two of his siblings passed away at young ages, while Sammartino moved to America with his mother and father (already living in Pittsburgh) in 1950.
Fans, colleagues, friends have big praise for ‘Andre The Giant’
HBO's latest sports documentary — "Andre The Giant" — examines the life and career of one of the most beloved legends in WWE history.
From hbo.com: "The ambitious, wide-ranging film explores Andre's upbringing in France, his celebrated WWE career and his forays into the entertainment world. It includes interviews with Vince McMahon, Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Billy Crystal, Rob Reiner, family members and more."
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Former professional wrestling champion "Luscious" Johnny Valiant has died after being struck crossing a street in a Pittsburgh suburb.
The Allegheny County medical examiner says in a statement that 71-year-old Thomas Sullivan died Wednesday morning at a hospital. He was struck just before 5:30 a.m. while crossing a street in Ross Township, about 8 miles (12 kilometers) northwest of Pittsburgh..
Wrestling icon Hulk Hogan says baseball was first love
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Hulkamania could've run wild on a baseball diamond if it weren't for a stinking injury, brother.
Hulk Hogan said Friday the national pastime was his favorite sport growing up but he turned to wrestling after suffering a broken arm.
Buzzfeed cost Russian entrepreneur up to $170 million by publishing Trump dossier: expert
The analyst who estimated libel damages for the infamous Hulk Hogan libel trial says that a Russian entrepreneur lost $60 million to $170 million due to BuzzFeed posting the unverified anti-Trump dossier in January 2017.
Hulk Hogan's son Nick has been hospitalised after he fainted at home.
The 64-year-old retired professional wrestler revealed on Twitter over the weekend that his son Nick, 27, had stayed in hospital for 12 hours last week as he apologised to his followers for not having updated his account in a while.
Hulk Hogan confident he’d win Senate seat in Florida
Hulk Hogan believes ran for Senate in Florida he would win.
The 64-year-old wrestling legend is being courted by American President Donald Trump's former adviser Roger Stone to run for Senator of Florida, but Hulk - whose real name is Terry Bollea - is not keen on getting involved in politics.
Hulk Homebody: Hogan sits on the bench for WWE All-Star bash
Hulk Hogan is set to be a homebody for WWE's All-Star bash.
Banished in disgrace nearly three years ago from the wrestling organization, the Hulkster is holding out hope for a reunion this year with the sports entertainment giant. Hogan would love to bust out the red-and-yellow colors for the "Raw" 25th anniversary show on Monday and join fellow wrestling greats in celebration of WWE's longest-running show.
Woo! Edina-raised Ric Flair spotlighted in ESPN’s ’30 for 30′ Tuesday night
Minnesota modesty doesnt seem to extend to our states wrestlers, including Edina-raised Ric Flair, who ruled the canvas between Verne Gagne and Jesse Ventura. Despite recent health scares, the retired superstar still oozes bravado in Nature Boy, a bittersweet new 30 For 30 documentary that reveals both Flairs showmanship and loneliness.
Is WrestleMania ready to return to Detroit?
Detroit — This city's obsession with big-time wrestling — or rasslin' — goes back decades, from Dick the Bruiser at Cobo Arena to Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant at the Silverdome, John Cena and Shane Michaels at Ford Field to Shane McMahon's high-flying antics last month at Little Caesars Arena.
And that's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes Detroit's iconic wrestling scenes — many of them, of course, conveniently never seen by the referee.
Brooke Hogan overcame insecurities on The Fashion Hero
Brooke Hogan's role on 'The Fashion Hero' helped her overcome her own "insecurities".
The 29-year-old actress - who is the daughter of professional wrestler Hulk Hogan - is fronting the new fashion series on Amazon Prime, in which contestants are tasked with becoming role models to prove that everyone is beautiful and to challenge the unrealistic conventional beauty standards.
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Brooke Hogan says Ric Flair could make WWE return
Ric Flair could mount a shock WWE comeback, according to Brooke Hogan.
The 29-year-old daughter of wrestling legend Hulk Hogan has claimed The Nature Boy could make an improbable return to the ring in the coming months, despite having been put into a medically-induced coma only in August after he developed an intestinal blockage.
Following Ric's recent recovery, Brooke told TMZ: "He sounded like he was all full of p**s and vinegar.
Ric Flair is "doing better" since his recent emergency surgery.
The 68-year-old wrestling legend has been in a critical condition at an Atlanta hospital since battling "multiple organ problems" last week, but his close pal and fellow wrestler Hulk Hogan has now said the star is on the mend.
Hogan told TMZ.com: "Ric is doing better, man. He's doing very well - better today. Thank you God."
My wife and I have visited Montana numerous times and always enjoyed your state.
I was surprised by the attitude of some of your citizens that seem to suggest it's OK to assault someone from the press that you don't agree with. Forget the Montana Republican who shall remain nameless who played Hulk Hogan.
Andre The Giant set for big upcoming documentary on HBO
The tall tales and colossal career of Andre the Giant will be told in an upcoming HBO documentary.
WWE, HBO Sports and the Bill Simmons Media Group will produce "Andre The Giant," a documentary film examining the life and career of one of professional wrestling's truly biggest stars.
Andre Rene Roussimoff, a native of France, was a popular touring attraction for years in wrestling and headlined the third WrestleMania in 1987 against Hulk Hogan.
Thieves steal delivery from Hulk Hogan’s doorstep
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Hulk Hogan could have used his signature leg drop on thieves who stole a delivery from the front porch of his Florida mansion.
The Latest: Father of Reno teen shot by police hires lawyer
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The latest in the shooting of a 14-year-old student at a Reno high school by a campus police officer (All times local, PST):
The father of a 14-year-old boy who was shot by a school district police officer at his Reno high school has apparently hired a prominent criminal defense attorney to represent his son.
Smart Rating: 14.5Release year: 1996Starring: Hulk Hogan, Don Stark, Robin CurtisAmnesia makes a mean health food tycoon (Hulk Hogan) think he's Santa Claus, especially when it comes to a local orphanage.
Gawker’s shell settles with Hulk Hogan for $31 million
NEW YORK (AP) — The shell of Gawker has settled with Hulk Hogan for $31 million, ending a years-long fight that led to the media company's bankruptcy, the shutdown of Gawker.com and the sale of Gawker's other sites to Spanish-language broadcaster Univision.
Former pro wrestler running for state representative seat
EAST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A former professional wrestler who once grappled with the likes of Hulk Hogan is now running for a state representative seat in Connecticut.
The New Haven Register reports (http://bit.ly/2bQFfmH ) Steve Tracey on Wednesday announced his bid for a seat representing East Haven after town Councilor Vincent Spaduzzi withdrew from the race earlier this month.
Gawker’s Nick Denton out of the ‘news and gossip business’
NEW YORK (AP) — Gawker.com, a nearly 14-year-old blog being shut down following the sale of its parent company to Spanish-language broadcaster Univision, will mark its last post Monday. In a memo to its staff, Gawker founder Nick Denton, the acerbic, outspoken former financial journalist, said he's also getting out of the news business. The blog's parent, Gawker Media, was sold following a $140 million judgment against it in an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit filed by former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan over a sex tape. It was later revealed that Hogan's lawsuit was backed by Silicon Valley investor Peter Thiel. Excerpts of the memo, which was sent to The Associated Press, are below.
Gawker.com dies next week, killed by an unhappy subject
NEW YORK (AP) — Gawker.com, the brash New York website that broke new ground with its gossipy, no-holds-barred coverage of media, culture and politics, is shutting down after nearly 14 years, brought low by an unhappy, but deep-pocketed, subject.
Stalking, Scientology and sex: Gawker’s biggest moments
NEW YORK (AP) — Founded in 2003 as a gossipy blog about Manhattan's media elite, Gawker pioneered the irreverent, snarky tone that has become ubiquitous online. From revealing Tom Cruise's Scientology recruitment video to publishing the Hulk Hogan sex tape that ultimately lead to the site's demise , Gawker posts sought to be an antidote to celebrity puff pieces and often created a sensation even as they pushed the boundaries of gossip and journalism and sometimes, good taste.
Gawker sold to Univision in aftermath of Hulk Hogan case
NEW YORK (AP) — Spanish-language broadcaster Univision won an auction Tuesday for Gawker Media, which was put on the block in the aftermath of a $140 million judgment against it in the Hulk Hogan invasion-of-privacy case.
Univision is paying $135 million for the online gossip and news publisher, according to a person familiar with the matter who asked not to be identified because the deal had not been formally announced.
Gawker founder Nick Denton has filed for personal bankruptcy
NEW YORK (AP) — Gawker founder Nick Denton filed for personal bankruptcy Monday in the aftermath of a Florida jury's awarding $140 million to Hulk Hogan in a privacy case revolving around a sex tape posted on Gawker.com.
As a result of the verdict, which is being appealed, Gawker's parent company has gone into bankruptcy and is up for sale.
Denton's bankruptcy filing Monday says he owes $125 million to Hogan, a former professional wrestler. Filing for bankruptcy...