News for 7/5/2006

The following news item appeared in the January 30, 2006 issue of Jet Magazine

News for 9/21/2005

Givens Takes Hart in 'Chicago'

LOS ANGELES ( Former "Head of the Class" co-star Robin Givens is graduating to Broadway.

The 40-year-old actress and former model will play "Chicago's" murderer/showgirl Roxie Hart, according to published reports.

Givens will join the New York company of the award-winning musical beginning Jan. 16 and will stay with the production through March 26.

"Chicago" centers on Hart, who murders her boyfriend when he refuses to help her get famous. While in the clink, she becomes the jailbird celebrity du jour. The play was adapted for the big screen in 2002 and won six Oscars, including one for best picture.

Givens, ex-wife of boxer Mike Tyson, has appeared in "Head of State" and "Boomerang" on the big screen. Her TV credits include a number of sitcoms and TV movies including "The Cosby Show," "Diff'rent Strokes," "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," "Moesha," "The Women of Brewster Place" and "Hollywood Wives: The New Generation."

News for 1/31/2004

Robin Givens Strikes, Injures Pedestrian

MIAMI (AP) - Actress Robin Givens struck and critically injured an 89-year-old pedestrian in a crosswalk, police said Thursday.

Givens, a star of the 1980s TV comedy "Head of the Class" and the ex- wife of boxer Mike Tyson, struck Maria Antonia Alcover with her sport utility vehicle Wednesday as the elderly woman was crossing a busy intersection during rush hour, police spokesman Delrish Moss said. Police have ruled it an accident.

Witnesses said Alcover had gotten more than halfway across the street when the northbound/southbound light turned green and Givens' 2000 Mercedes SUV struck her. Police said Givens' car had been stopped at the traffic light before the accident.

After being hit, Alcover fell backward and her right foot was nearly severed, police said. Givens drove for about 10 feet before witnesses flagged her down. The actress stopped her vehicle, walked back to the victim and stayed with her while police and fire rescue workers reached the scene.

"She was very cooperative with police last night. She was crying, extremely shaken up and very concerned about the well-being of the victim," Moss said.

Her Los Angeles-based manager, Alan Iezman, did not immediately return a phone message.

Givens, 39, of New York, was issued a traffic summons for failing to use due care when a pedestrian is in the crosswalk. Police said she was traveling with two boys, ages 4 and 10.

"We're looking at it as a pure accident and we don't expect any additional criminal charges whatsoever," Moss said.

Alcover was listed in "extremely critical but stable condition" at Jackson-Memorial Hospital in Miami, Moss said.

Givens also starred in "Boomerang" with Eddie Murphy in 1992. She and Tyson were married for a year before divorcing in 1989.

News for 7/22/2003

The following interview appears in the August 2003 issue of Heart & Soul Magazine. Click on the pics to read the article.

News for 6/25/2003

Givens Marries into CBS' 'Wives'

LOS ANGELES ( - Robin Givens, whose own experience as a Hollywood wife includes a messy one-year marriage to Mike Tyson, has joined Farrah Fawcett and Melissa Gilbert in the CBS film "Hollywood Wives: The New Generation."

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the story focuses on a move star (Fawcett) who hires a private investigator to check up on her philandering fourth husband. Her best friends are a sultry singer (Givens) and an actress (Gilbert) married to an A-list director.

The film is adapted from Jackie Collins' best-selling novel by former "Sex and the City" scribe Nicole Avril. Joyce Chopra, who directed the CBS miniseries "Blonde," will helm. Shooting is scheduled to begin in July.

Givens, who was named ShoWest's Female Star of Tomorrow back in 1991, broke out on the classic ABC comedy "Head of the Class." Subsequent television work has included "Sparks," the telefilm "Michael Jordan: An American Hero" and hosting duties on "Forgive and Forget." Givens has also appeared in films like "Boomerang" and "Blankman."