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  Evel Knievel Sues Kanye West - December 12, 2006
Evel Knievel Sues Kanye West - December 12, 2006
DECEMBER 12--Retired daredevil Evel Knievel is suing Kanye West, claiming the rapper ripped off his trademarked look in a recent music video in which the performer, using the handle "Evel Kanyevel," wears a red, white, and blue jumpsuit during a failed rocket ride over a gorge.
Knievel, 68, charges that West copied his look down to a distinctive "EK" belt buckle in the video for "Touch The Sky," a single off his hit album "Late Registration." An excerpt from Knievel's trademark infringement lawsuit, which was filed last Friday in U.S. District Court in Tampa, Florida, can be found below.
www.thesmokinggun.com /archive/1212061evel1.html   (240 words)

  Evel Kneivel. the-vu
Evel Knievel, the last of the gladiators, is dying.
Evel became a hero to the world not just because of his jumping skill, or the spectacular falls but for his gutsy determination, the determination that had him fall, break his body into several pieces, then dust himself off and do it all over again.
Evel batters publicist Sheldon Saltman with a baseball bat.
the-vu.com /Evel.htm   (3254 words)

 ABC Sports - Wide World of Sports
Evel Knievel is shown in his rocket before his failed attempt at a highly promoted 3/4-mile leap across Snake River Canyon.
Born Robert Craig Knievel on Oct. 17, 1938 in Butte, Mont., he was a standout athlete at Butte High School in track and field, ski jumping and ice hockey.
Luckily, Evel and the sky cycle were saved because they landed on the rocks on the far edge of the river.
espn.go.com /abcsports/wwos/e_knievel.html   (866 words)

 Tampabay: Knievel ordered to leave ex alone
Renowned daredevil Evel Knievel, ever splashy in diamond-studded pinky ring and shades, was trailed by autograph seekers as he left the Pinellas County courtroom after his domestic violence hearing.
Knievel said he had bouts of moodiness since his 1999 liver transplant, ascribing his bad attitude to the medications he had to take.
Knievel said he had asked his ex-wife to forgive him, but he was not about to put up with what he testified were her infidelities.
www.sptimes.com /2002/02/21/TampaBay/Knievel_ordered_to_le.shtml   (442 words)

 Evel Knievel - Spectacular Jumps
Evel Knievel brought the spirit of P.T. Barnum to daredevil motorcycle jumps in the 1970s.
In the winter of 1976 Evel was seriously injured during a nationally televised performance of an attempt to motorcycle jump a tank full of live sharks in the Chicago Ampitheater.
Knievel, who suffered a brain concussion and two broken arms, decided to retire from major performances but continued to do smaller exhibitions around the country with his son Robbie, establishing him as his successor.
weirdscifi.ratiosemper.com /evelknievel/jumps.html   (593 words)

 Evel Knievel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Knievel was fired when he made the earth mover pop a motorcycle-type wheelie and drove it into Butte's main power line, leaving the city without electricity for several hours.
Knievel, with both arms still in casts, flew to California to confront Saltman, a VP at Twentieth Century Fox.
In 1993, Evel Knievel was diagnosed with hepatitis C, apparently contracted during one of his numerous reconstructive surgeries.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Evel_Knievel   (3921 words)

 Antique Lynx Articles - Evel Knievel   (Site not responding. Last check: )
If Evel Knievel could be considered a legend of the 1970s, then the toys created in his name clearly were legendary.
Evel Knievel was arguably one of the most famous characters in the entertainment and sports world in 1974.
Evel was seriously injured in a crashed attempt to jump over a tank of live sharks at the Chicago Amphitheater in 1976.
www.antiquelynx.com /Articles/EknievelRR.htm   (1139 words)

 Evel Knievel's Biography
In 1965 he began his daredevil career when he formed a troupe called Evel Knievel's Motorcycle Daredevils, a touring show in which he performed stunts such as riding through fire walls, jumping over live rattlesnakes and mountain lions and being towed at 200 miles an hour behind dragster race cars holding on to a parachute.
Evel still holds the all time ABC's Wide world of Sports TV viewing audience record for his 52% of household share when his Kings Island performance was broadcast in 1975.
Knievel was credited with re-vitalizing the poorly performing toy industry in the 70's.
www.evelknievel.com /bio.html   (1290 words)

 Evel Knievel To Attempt Huge Leap In Logic | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
Knievel, he is mad to attempt this," said Quentin Collins, a professor of applied mathematics at Yale University.
Safety precautions planned by Knievel for the leap include comprehensive, indexed copies of the writings of Plato; an intellectual "pit crew" of 10 world-class logicians and rhetoricians; and strategically placed fire extinguishers, in case the attempt goes awry.
Knievel stressed that kids should not attempt to imitate the stunt, and that it's "cool" to wear a bike helmet.
www.theonion.com /content/node/29617   (716 words)

 Evel Knievel - Ideal Toys
The Evel Knievel figures were a big hit and were quickly followed by the next logical step: stunt vehicles.
One of the strangest Evel Knievel playsets was the Escape From Snake Canyon set, which included a werewolf-style monster, boulders, and skull-adorned trees as obstacles for Knievel.
Evel Knievel toys continued to be popular throughout the 1970’s.
weirdscifi.ratiosemper.com /evelknievel/toys.html   (863 words)

 Evel Knievel   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Evel had made quite a name for himself as a daredevil a few years earlier when he crashed his motorcycle while attempting to perform a jump at Caesar's Palace Casino in Las Vegas.
Evel got out of the airplane, waved to the crowd, and immediately retreated to his dressing room in one of the trucks.
Evel then waved good-bye to the crowd, hopped-into his airplane, and flew off down the dragstrip to the South.
www.sd455.com /crm/knievel_evel/crmknievel.htm   (816 words)

 Robbie Knievel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Robert Edward "Kaptain" Knievel (born May 7, 1962 in Butte, Montana) is the third of four children of famous stuntman Evel Knievel and his first wife Linda.
Evel Knievel used Harley-Davidson motorcycles which were significantly less agile and which were really intended for the road.
In late March 2006, Robbie Knievel jumped from one barge to another in Jacksonville, FL and in late July 2006, he made a tribute jump to his father Evel Knievel at Evel Knievel Days in Butte, Montana.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Robbie_Knievel   (427 words)

  There were numerous Evel Knievel figures to collect.
Knievel entertained millions of people during the 1970's, thus IDEAL released the Evel Knievel Stunt Stadium.
A Knievel plate for your bicycle, or a Radio, cyclometer, tailight for your bike.You had to have a EK bicycle lock !
www.geocities.com /Pipeline/Ramp/2716   (452 words)

 Evel Knievel: A Simple Biography from Who2
Evel Knievel brought the spirit of P.T. Barnum to daredevil motorcycle jumps in the 1970s.
Dressed in his signature red, white and blue jumpsuit, Knievel would race his motorcycle up steep ramps and over obstacle, including the fountains in front of Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas (in 1968) and a row of 13 double-decker buses at London's Wembley Stadium (in 1975).
Evel Knievel received a liver transplant in 1999, due to hepatitis C presumably contracted through blood transfusions after his many crashes.
www.who2.com /evelknievel.html   (240 words)

 Evel Knievel (2004) (TV)
The movie centered on Evel Knievel's life and how he rose from working in the mines to becoming America's #1 daredevil, at least on a motorcycle.
You could almost feel Evel's bones breaking when he flew over the handlebars and you could see the emotion in Linda's eyes when the doctors told her that he may never come out of his coma and if he did he would never walk again, much less ride.
It was nice to see the footnotes at the end telling of Evel's 276 successful jumps and noting that his son, Robbie Knievel is the only person to ever successfully complete the jump over the fountain at Ceasear's Palace in Las Vegas.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0403004   (489 words)

 FOXNews.com - 1970's Cultural Icon Evel Knievel Living in Constant Pain - Celebrity Gossip | Entertainment News | Arts ...
Knievel is preparing for his annual summer trip to his hometown of Butte, Mont., which celebrates his legend every July with the Evel Knievel Days festival.
The Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle, one of the best-selling toys of the '70s, is being sold again by Ideal Toys.
An Evel Knievel rock opera is in the works, and the Country Music Television channel will examine his life in a program May 28.
www.foxnews.com /story/0,2933,196271,00.html   (1043 words)

 First person: Robbie Knievel
Editor's note: Saturday night, July 31, daredevil motorcycle jumper Robbie Knievel will attempt a spectacular jump over an array of military aircraft on the deck of the USS Intrepid, a former aircraft carrier now docked in New York Harbor as the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.
Knievel, son of legendary motorcyclist Evel Knievel, provided a rare perspective of his perspective, fears and mindset as he prepares for every death-defying stunt in this exclusive article he penned for Bankrate late last year.
In the 10 days before a big jump, there's a lot of work to be done at Kamp Knievel, a collection of dozen RVs on site in some fairground or riverside or park where the jump will take place.
www.bankrate.com /brm/news/auto/car-guide-2004/knievel1.asp   (1796 words)

 Evel Knievel on CycleJumpers.com
Evel Knievel giving a speech to his fans in 1979 during a tour in Australia.
Unfortunately he didn't have enough speed and landed on the last bus which sent him crashing onto the grounds of Wembley.
after contracting hepatitis C. Evel was diagnosed with the incurable disease pulmonary fibrosis a couple of years ago.
www.geocities.com /cyclejumper_2000/EvelKnievel.html   (417 words)

 kutv.com - Young Biker Sets World Record At Knievel Days   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Knievel attempted to jump the Snake River Canyon in Idaho in 1974 but failed and wrecked his famed "Skycycle." He now lives in Florida and is ailing from pulmonary fibrosis.
But during Saturday's Evel Knievel Days in Butte, Australia native Tyrone Gilks set the record for an 85 cc motorcycle by landing a 169-foot jump.
Also Saturday, Evel Knievel's son, Robbie, announced he was passing the torch to younger motorcyclists.
kutv.com /national/local_story_212111037.html   (194 words)

 Evel Knievel - World Famous Daredevil   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A new major motion picture by Universal Studios is in the works, and a company called Whitestar is releasing two new videos, "Evel Knievel, the Last of the Gladiators" and "Evel Knievel, Spectacular Jumps." The video's will be available the end of October '97.
Evel began riding at the age of 16 and it was during a period when he was racing motorcycles that he got the idea for his daredevil show.
Evel comments: "I was the first performer they ever had there outdoors and I was short on this jump, and I landed and I crushed my pelvis, broke my femurs and that helmet saved my life." "I almost was killed there.
motorcyclecity.com /knievel.htm   (614 words)

 Appreciation: Evel Knievel, 1938-2007 - TIME
Evel Knievel died Friday after 69 years, which is more than twice as long as it by all rights should have taken him.
Knievel, who had been in poor health for years from conditions including diabetes and hepatitis C, was best known for his death-defying jumps on motorcycles (and other vehicles) in the 1960s and '70s.
But he faithfully came to Evel Knievel Days, even though the severe altitude change, from sea level to mile-high, was especially hard on him.
www.time.com /time/arts/article/0,8599,1689843,00.html?xid=rss-topstories   (621 words)

 USATODAY.com - 'Evel Knievel': Cut to the crash   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Rest assured, Evel fans, no offense is meant to the real Knievel, whose life seems to have been as fascinating as his daredevil stunts.
The problems for Evel Knievel start with the premise, as spelled out midway through by a man trying to pitch an Evel Knievel action figure.
So shortly after he has met her, Evel is married to Linda (Jaime Pressly) and frightening her with his plans for his first big stunt.
www.usatoday.com /life/television/reviews/2004-07-29-evel-knievel_x.htm   (458 words)

 Evel Knievel Biography (Daredevil) — FactMonster.com
Dressed in his signature red, white and blue jumpsuit, Knievel would race his motorcycle up steep ramps and over obstacles like the fountains in front of Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas (in 1968) or a row of 13 double-decker buses at London's Wembley Stadium (in 1975).
Evel Knievel - Biography of Evel Knievel, The motorcyclist who tried to jump the Snake River Canyon
Evel Incarnate: The Life and Legend of Evel Knievel by Steve Mandich
www.factmonster.com /biography/var/evelknievel.html   (338 words)

 Topps Entertainment | Flashback | Evel Knievel Cards   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Knievel boasted that he had broken every bone in his body at least once, and if you viewed his Caesars Palace and Wembley Stadium crackups, you believed his boast!
In 1974 Knievel's failed attempt to jump a mile over the Snake River Canyon in Idaho was a closed-circuit TV sensation, and Ideal's Knievel Sky-Cycle toy was a top-seller.
Evel's son Robbie has followed in his dad's footsteps.
www.topps.com /Entertainment/Flashback/EvelKnievel/EvelKnievel.html   (169 words)

 Evel Knievel DVD Press Release
"Evel Knievel certainly has a flair for the dramatic and Warner Home Video is proud to present the incredible story of the first true extreme athlete," said Tehya Kopp, WHV Senior Director, Special Interest Marketing.
Knievel did everything himself, including truck driving, ramp erecting, promoting and performing his ever longer and more dangerous motorcycle jumps.
Evel Knievel will be available from WHV on August 2, 2005 for $19.98 SRP on DVD with orders due on June 28, 2005.
www.hotbikeweb.com /hotnews/0508_evel   (547 words)

 The Unknown Movies - unknownmovies.com
As you've probably guessed, this movie is a biography of Evel Knievel, the famous stunt motorcyclist who captivated audiences around thirty years ago.
In this lengthy part of the movie, showing Knievel as a teenager (and not bothering to explain how he became such a badass and troublemaker in several years), Hamilton thoroughly embarrasses himself.
Clearly this understanding of giving it all to an audience contributed a huge part to his success with the public, and at least this part of the movie is both insightful and well done.
www.badmovieplanet.com /unknownmovies/reviews/rev200.html   (1244 words)

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