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Wednesday, 23 June 2004

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A day after regaining his license to fight in the state of New Jersey, former heavyweight champion of the world Mike Tyson announced that he has begun taping a reality show titled "Black Eye for the White Guy" for the Bravo network. The show features Tyson and four of his bodyguards, and a new white male guest each week

Despite the similar title, Tyson's show bears little resemblance to Bravo's popular "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy." In fact, several of the show's guests have reportedly filed legal action against the boxer.

"I thought that they were going to give me a makeover or something," said Randy Giles, the show's first guest, "You know, teach me how to dress and pick up chicks...maybe even teach me some rhythm. They just beat the crap out of me."

Apparently, Mr. Giles wasn't the only one under the impression that "Black Eye" was a makeover show like its queer counterpart. Four episodes have been taped so far, and four lawsuits have been filed. In addition, three of the show's guests remain hospitalized.

"This is unbelievable, you know what I'm sayin'?" said Tyson when questioned about the lawsuits. "The name of the show is 'Black Eye for the White Guy' so that's what we gave them. What were they expecting?"

Bravo has put the show on hold indefinitely until the lawsuits have been settled.

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