What’s Buzzing: UCONN’s Kevin Ollie And His Road From NBA To Final Four

Here are the headlines buzzing around Hollywood this morning!

David Letterman announced his plans to retire in 2015. He stunned his studio audience when he shared the news at last night’s taping of The Late Show with David Letterman.

Sharknado 2 is coming! Both Matt Lauer and Al Roker are going to be making a cameo in the film! They filmed their cameo for the campy horror flick on the ‘Today’ Show set. – USA Today

Channing Tatum will receive the MTV Trailblazer Award during the MTV Movie Awards to air live on April 13. He will be the first man to receive the award. Emma Watson and Emma Stone are the previous winners. – MTV.com

UCONN’s coach Kevin Ollie road to the Final Four is remarkable. He is one of the few coaches who have played for numerous NBA teams. Check this out he has played for:

  • Dallas Mavericks
  • Philadelphia 76ers
  • Sacramento Kings
  • Orlando Magic
  • New Jersey Nets
  • Chicago Bulls
  • Indiana Pacers
  • Milwaukee Bucks
  • Seattle Super Sonics
  • Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Oklahoma City Thunder

Ollie retired from the NBA in 2010. – Wall Street Journal

Last night, our very own Steve Kemble attended the Belks Gala Opening at the Galleria benefiting the Komen Foundation. Nashville’s Hayden Panettiere was a special celebrity guest! The new Belks is located in the old Saks 5th Avenue store.

Taking a college basketball team to the Final Four can be pretty lucrative for the coaches. Check out the coaches’ salaries:

  • UCONN’s Kevin Ollie: 1.25 million a year
  • Florida’s Billy Donovan: 3.9 million a year
  • Kentucky’s John Calipari: 5.5 million a year
  • Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan: 2.29 million a year

The coaches will also receive 6-figure bonuses if their team brings home a trophy. – USA Today

The Boston Red Sox visited the White House as a result of winning the World Series last year, and David Ortiz decided to take a selfie with President Obama that went viral! What also spread was the fact that he has a deal with Samsung (remember the Ellen selfie with a Samsung at the Oscars!). The White House was not thrilled and confirmed the President did not know about the Ortiz/Samsung connection when he posed for the selfie. – CBS Boston


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