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Mike Tyson was so worried he would kill his opponents in the ring that he had sex with groupies to calm his rage before boxing matches.

Tyson's bodyguard, Rudy Gonzalez, revealed the boxing champ's pre-fight routine in a new book titled The Inner Ring.

Gonzalez claims Tyson feared his brute strength would kill an opponent in the ring.

"I would have to find a groupie, it did not matter who it was. He'd say 'if I do not get laid I will kill this guy right now.'"

Gonzalez said he stashed groupies in hotel rooms and dressing rooms so Tyson could have sex with them to take the edge off his rage.

"His biggest fear was that he would kill someone in that ring," Gonzalez said. "He knew he could do it."

"He had to get laid to disengage some of the strength he had," Gonzalez told The Sun.

"So I had girls tucked away in bathrooms and changing rooms. Sometimes he'd go in with them for a minute, bang the s*** out of them, snap his neck and say: "Okay this guy is going to live tonight.'"

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Gonzalez said Tyson slept with various loose women while he was married to his first wife, actress Robin Givens. They divorced in 1989 after a turbulent year of marriage.

Tyson, 55, recently opened up about his drug use. He said he did cocaine and heroin, but he nearly died while tripping off the venom of a poisonous toad.

"In my trips I've seen that death is beautiful," Tyson told the New York Post.

"Life and death both have to be beautiful, but death has a bad rep. The toad has taught me that I'm not going to be here forever. There's an expiration date."

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Old Dominion University has removed a controversial professor who advocated for "minor-attracted people," following disruptions on campus.

Dr. Allyn Walker, a female-to-male trans, was placed on paid leave amid public backlash to Walker's research and book titled "A Long Dark Shadow: Minor-Attracted People and Their Pursuit of Dignity."

In the book, Walker claims so-called "non-offenders" -- pedophiles who don't act on their urges -- should be treated with empathy.

Dr. Walker supports "affirming therapy" for non-offenders by using child pornography and child sex dolls to suppress their urges toward children.

Part of affirming therapy is to change "pedophile" to MAPs because the P-word is offensive to non-offenders.

ODU issued a statement announcing Walker's suspension on Tuesday.

"Reactions to Dr. Walker's research and book have led to concerns for their safety and that of the campus. Furthermore, the controversy over Dr. Walker's research has disrupted the campus and community environment and is interfering with the institution's mission of teaching and learning."

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A Change.org petition calling for the removal of Dr. Walker from the ODU campus has collected over 11,000 signatures so far.

One person who signed the petition wrote:

"I am disgusted that Old Dominion would employ someone who tries to normalize the sexuality of Pedophiles. They should think of the children in their own families."

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Old Dominion University students have launched a petition to remove a female-to-male trans professor who promotes legalizing pedophilia.

Dr. Allyn Walker, who teaches sociology and criminal justice at ODU, sparked outrage by changing the terminology "pedophile" to MAPs: minor-attracted persons.

In a book titled A Long Dark Shadow: Minor-Attracted People and Their Pursuit of Dignity, Walker argues that minor-attracted people are simply misunderstood.

Walker writes:

"A lot of people when they hear the term 'pedophile', they automatically assume that it means a sex offender, and that isn't true. And it leads to a lot of misconceptions about attractions towards minors."

Walker continued:

"From my perspective, there is no morality or immorality attached to attraction to anyone because no one can control who they're attracted to at all. In other words, it's not who we're attracted to that's either OK or not OK. It's our behaviors in responding to that attraction that are either OK or not OK."

Old Dominion University's administration responded by distancing itself from Walker's comments, but stopped short of removing the professor.

Alumni are outraged at the school's response to the controversy.

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A Change.org petition calling for the school to remove Walker has garnered nearly 3,000 signatures.

Mikiah Everett, an ODU alumnus, said she was "disgusted" by ODU's decision.

"We do not need to change the 'terminology' for pedophiles," Everett said.

"I am disgusted at their response to protect someone that is an advocate for pedophiles and affiliated with the organization Prostasia (a pedophilia advocate group under the guise of a children protection organization.) Dr. Walker has crossed a line and has dressed it up in academic jargon."

Walker reacted to the outrage by saying, "I want to be clear: child sexual abuse is an inexcusable crime."

Walker, who has interviewed child victims as part of research, said:

"As an assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice, the goal of my research is to prevent crime. I embarked on this research in hopes of gaining understanding of a group that, previously, has not been studied in order to identify ways to protect children."

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Will Smith reveals the night his mom walked in on him having sex in the kitchen when he was a teenager with raging hormones.

The 53-year-old rapper-turned-actor recalled the embarrassing moment in his new memoir, "Will".

Smith was 16 when he and his then-girlfriend Melanie Parker met in high school. Smith said Parker moved in with him and his mom when her mother was sent to prison.

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As part of Parker's living arrangement with the Smiths, they had to promise his mom that they would not have sex in the house. They broke her rule within three months, Smith said.

Smith and Parker were busy christening the kitchen floor one night when his mom walked downstairs for a cup of coffee.

He recalls his mom "flipped the light switch" and saw her eldest son and his girlfriend in the throes of hot, sweaty sex.

According to Smith, his mother didn't say a word. She simply turned around and went back upstairs.

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Smith explains:

"As a teenager, outside of physical injury, you cannot feel worse than having your mother catch you and your girlfriend doggy-style on her kitchen floor."

"I'm still not exactly sure why I did what I did that night," he writes.

"To this day, I have no idea what I was thinking. Of all the experiences I am sharing in this book, this is the individual moment of personal behavior that makes the least sense to me."

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PEOPLE, a publication that caters to a majority white audience, occasionally showcases Black men as "Sexiest Man Alive." But one Black publication still isn't happy.

Actor Michael B. Jordan was named PEOPLE magazine's Sexiest Man Alive for 2020. In fact, PEOPLE's 'Sexiest Man' was a Black man for three years in a row.

But Hello Beautiful and others are disappointed that PEOPLE didn't name another Black star as Sexiest Man Alive for the fourth year in a row.

That honor went to Paul Rudd, a white actor.

Urban blogs like Sandrarose.com regularly feature hawt Black men in Morning Wood or "Hot or Not" posts every week.

But Black Americans prefer to receive approval from other races.

Check out Hello Beautiful's list of 11 Black Men Who Could Have Been PEOPLE's 'Sexiest Man Alive' This Year.
 

1. Damson Idris


 

2. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II


 

3. Skyh Alvester Black


 

4. Da'Vinchi


 

5. LaKeith Stanfield


 

6. Tyler Lepley


 

7. Aldis Hodge


 

8. Idris Elba


 

9. Russell Wilson


 

10. Michael Bolwair a.k.a B.O.L.O

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Will Smith reveals he tried to date his "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" co-star Karyn Parsons, but she rejected him.

In his memoir, WILL, the 53-year-old actor admitted he was smitten with Karyn, who played his TV cousin Hilary Banks, but she rejected him.

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Will said he's glad Karyn rejected him because he married his wife of 24 years, Jada Pinkett Smith, in 1997.

He wrote:

"Not only did Karyn beat out a slew of Hollywood big hitters to win her role, but she was smart enough to tell me 'hell no' when I tried to explain we were not really cousins so it would be fine if we dated: 'I swear it won't mess up our working relationship.' She knew better than that — good call, K.P."

Karyn, 55, opened up about her working relationship with Will in a 2019 interview.

"He's got charisma like crazy. He's just incredibly charismatic, so bright, very smart and quick-witted and funny. It's just him. People always say, 'What's it like?' It's exactly what you see. That guy, that's Will."

Will reunited with Karyn and the Fresh Prince cast last year when HBO Max aired the Fresh Prince reunion.

The cast paid tribute to actor James Avery (Uncle Phil), who passed away in 2013 at age 68.
 

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Will Smith's first marriage was tested by his emotional crush on actress Stockard Channing (pictured). Smith opened up about his emotional crush on Channing in his memoir titled WILL.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star was in the first few months of his marriage to Sheree Zampino when he played con artist Paul Poitier in the film Six Degrees of Separation.

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The movie was inspired by the real-life story of David Hampton, a homeless homosexual who stole from wealthy elites on the Upper East Side. They welcomed him into their homes when he said he was the son of actor Sidney Poitier.

Smith said Method acting help him to become Paul Poitier in the flesh. He reveals he couldn't shake the character he played.

He wrote:

"Sheree and I were in the first few months of our marriage with a brand-new baby and for Sheree, I can imagine that this experience was unsettling to say the least. She'd married a guy named Will Smith and now she was living with a guy named Paul Poitier. And to make matters worse, during shooting I fell in love with Stockard Channing.

"After the film wrapped, Sheree and (son) Trey and I moved back to L.A. Our marriage was off to a rocky start. I found myself desperately yearning to see and speak to Stockard."

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In an Esquire interview in February, 2015, Smith said "my character was in love with Stockard Channing's character, and I actually fell in love with Stockard Channing."

He added:

"So the movie was over and I went home, and I was dying to see Stockard. I was like, 'Oh no! What have I done?' That was my last experience with Method acting, where you're reprogramming your mind. You're actually playing around with your psychology. You teach yourself to like things and to dislike things. It is a really dangerous place when you get good at it."

 

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Will Smith says he considered killing his father to "avenge" his mother for the years of abuse he inflicted on her.

In an excerpt from his memoir titled WILL, the 53-year-old Philly native recalled how his dad Willard Carroll Smith Sr. - who died of cancer in 2016 - was violent towards his mother, Caroline Bright.

Smith, born Willard Carroll Smith Jr., said his father "terrorized" their family with his strict, overbearing standards, and Smith vowed to make him pay one day.

The actor, rapper, and film producer explained how a shocking childhood incident between his parents "defined" who he is today.

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In the excerpt from WILL, he wrote: "My father was violent, but he was also at every game, play, and recital. He was an alcoholic, but he was sober at every premiere of every one of my movies."

"He listened to every record. He visited every studio. The same intense perfectionism that terrorized his family put food on the table every night of my life...

"When I was nine years old, I watched my father punch my mother in the side of the head so hard that she collapsed. I saw her spit blood. That moment in that bedroom, probably more than any other moment in my life, has defined who I am."

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The Men in Black star, pictured with ex-wife, Sheree, and his mom in 1993, admitted he puts on a front to hide his emotional scars.

"Within everything that I have done since then — the awards and accolades, the spotlights and attention, the characters and the laughs — there has been a subtle string of apologies to my mother for my inaction that day," he continued. "For failing her in the moment. For failing to stand up to my father. For being a coward.

"What you have come to understand as 'Will Smith,' the alien-annihilating MC, the bigger-than-life movie star, is largely a construction – a carefully crafted and honed character – designed to protect myself. To hide myself from the world. To hide the coward."

One day, when Smith was caring for his terminally ill father, he worked up the nerve to avenge his mother for all the years of abuse.

For a fleeting moment, Smith considered shoving his father, who was in a wheelchair, down a flight of stairs.

"As a child I'd always told myself that I would one day avenge my mother. That when I was big enough, when I was strong enough, when I was no longer a coward, I would slay him.

"I paused at the top of the stairs. I could shove him down, and easily get away with it. As the decades of pain, anger, and resentment coursed then receded, I shook my head and proceeded to wheel Daddio to the bathroom."

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Katie Couric admits editing Ruth Bader Ginsburg comments from an interview after she criticized people who kneeled for the National Anthem.

In her new memoir, Going There, Couric writes that she edited Ginsburg's comments about kneelers while working on a story for Yahoo! News in 2016.

The late Supreme Court Justice reportedly said, people who kneel for the national anthem were "stupid and arrogant."

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Ginsburg had also said that kneelers -- like Eric Reid, left, and Kaepernick, right -- showed "contempt for a government that has made it possible for their parents and grandparents to live a decent life"

However, Couric said she removed the comments from her interview because Ginsburg, who was 83 at the time, was "elderly" and probably didn't understand the question.

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Couric said she wanted to "protect" Ginsburg who was from a different era in America and the issue of racial justice was a "blind spot" for her.

Ginsburg was often criticized for not hiring any Black staffers to work in her office at the Supreme Court.

Ginsburg died of complications related to her long battle with pancreatic cancer on September 18, 2020 at age 87.

She was succeeded by former appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who was appointed to the SCOTUS by former President Donald Trump.

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Katie Couric's bombshell memoir, "Going There," has been banned on CBS for its hateful and vindictive content.

For decades Couric's bubbly personality and professional demeanor endeared her to millions of television viewers.

However, critics say her new memoir exposes her as a vengeful narcissist with a mean attitude toward female colleagues.

According to the New York Post, Couric's girl-next-door demeanor was just an act.

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Couric was booked to promote her memoir on "CBS This Morning" with Gayle King -- until CBS News execs and producers read the memoir and canned her interview.

"Nobody can understand why Katie did this," a senior news producer told The NY Post. "She's ruining her legacy."

In her memoir, Couric shredded her competition and cast herself as an enemy of professional women.

She drops names and drags her female colleagues, while claiming to be blissfully unaware of rumors about Harvey Weinstein or Fox News CEO Roger Ailes.

Couric claims she never heard a thing about Weinstein, while feigning ignorance about Roger Ailes: "Who knew he was a monster?"

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Similarly, she handled sexual predator Matt Lauer with kid gloves, claiming she "heard the whispers" about Lauer from women "he damaged."

"I knew Matt loved beautiful women... he could charm the pants (as it were) off any celebrity," she wrote.

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On the day Matt Lauer was fired, Couric texted him, "I am crushed, I love you, and care about you deeply."

She removed her kid gloves for her female competition.

Couric was so desperate to top Diane Sawyer's morning TV ratings that she fumed, "That woman must be stopped!"

"I loved that I was getting under Diane's skin," she writes of her former rival.

Couric claims Sawyer exploited the late pop icon Whitney Houston in an exclusive interview.

"There was a very fine line between a revealing interview and the exploitation of troubled, often traumatized people in service of tawdry tidbits and sensational sound bites (e.g., Diane bearing down on an agitated Whitney Houston about eating disorders and drug use, which yielded the memorable comeback 'crack is whack')."