Jamie Foxx wants to play Mike Tyson in a movie
Looking to follow in the footsteps of Will Smith, who played Muhammad Ali in the acclaimed movie based on the legendary Muslim boxer’s life, actor/singer Jamie Foxx said he hopes to play Mike Tyson in a future biopic. Foxx said he’s fascinated by Tyson’s story: “I talked to Mike about doing his story and I said, ‘Mike, how do you feel?’ and he said, ‘I’m happy, God bless, I’m alive brother.’ I said, ‘Why you happy?’ and he said, ‘I don’t have any money, so I’m very happy. No one is trying to take anything from me.’ It broke my heart when I heard him say that…”
Mo Farah’s charity linked to controversial Muslim cleric
In 2011, the year before he became world famous by winning two gold medals at the London Olympics, track star Mo Farah established the Mo Farah Foundation to assist those affected by drought in the Horn of Africa — the peninsula that includes Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti and his native Somalia. To date, the foundation has reportedly raised more than $1.5 million. But recent ties made between the organization and Dr. Musharaf Hussain have caused controversy.
Manchester United ready to sell Marouane Fellaini
On the scale of recent free-agency flops, midfielder Marouane Fellaini going to Man United of the English Premier League hasn’t been as bad as Andrew Bynum’s stint with the NBA’s Indiana Pacers or Matt Flynn’s cameo with the NFL’s Buffalo Bills. But it hasn’t been a success by anyone’s standards. Fellaini, a Muslim from Belgium with Moroccan roots, has struggled this season with zero goals and zero assists in 20 matches. Reports now indicate his time with Man United won’t last much longer.
High school basketball star Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman signs with Michigan
Coming off their run to the Elite Eight, the Wolverines are losing Mitch McGary, Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III to the NBA draft, as well as losing Jon Horford, who is transferring to another school. But every big-time program has reinforcements in the form of recruits, and Michigan is loading up for next season with the help of Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman. The 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Allentown (Pa.) Central Catholic High School was also considering Boston College and Pittsburgh.