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By Matt Murray

A former boxer and an actress walk into a room — and suddenly become best of friends.

That's what happened Tuesday in the Orange Room when Mike Tyson and Shirley MacLaine found themselves promoting their new books. They may run in different circles, but when the the pair struck up a conversation, the chemistry was instantly evident.

Al jokingly dubbed the meeting a "sign of the apocalypse." MacLaine assured Savannah that the two were keeping it clean, despite some playful hugs and handshakes.

When the pair returned for a second tease, they upped the ante, jostling over whose book would get more airtime.

Things got a little crazy.


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