Jimmie Walker, that DY-NO-MITE actor from Good Times says Caitlyn Jenner was awarded the Arthur Ashe Courage Award for “ratings,” and agrees she was basically pimped out by ESPN to get those ratings for the network’s ESPY Award show. When asked why Jenner would be awarded the Arthur Ashe Award of Courage for transitioning to … Read more
It’s been over 20 years since Magic Johnson announced to the world that he was HIV positive and changed the face of AIDS. “Because of the HIV virus I have attained,” he said. “I will have to retire from the Lakers.” But he didn’t retire from life, as he became a successful businessman, a television host, an advocate and a grandfather.
Magic and his wife Cookie talk about how difficult that day was and the events that led up to it in the documentary “The Announcement”, directed by Nelson George.
“It’s not so much what people said about him, it’s how he felt and what people did to him,” George said. “Be it people dis-inviting him to their restaurant or dealing with how [the drug] AZT affected his body. It’s an inside-out view as opposed to the things you might have heard discussed on talk radio.”
The Announcement airs on ESPN tonight at 9pm.
“They told me that I have a great body and wanted me for the cover, and I was super flattered that they asked. I think they did a great job with the photos,” Williams said.
The special publication features athletes from a range of sports showing off their semi-nude physiques including mixed martial artist Gina Carano (also known as “Crush” on the recent NBC revival of American Gladiators), Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic, and NFL superstar running back Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings.
But will it rival Sports Illustrated‘s Swimsuit Issue?