Jessica Simpson is engaged, Sebastian Bach gets arrested for biting a guy in Canada, and a mediocre broadcaster is given an inevitably terrible sitcom...the Mantenna abides!
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Jessica Simpson is Engaged
Hot on the heels of her ex-husband’s recent engagement, Jessica Simpson has joined team engaged. The 30-year-old singer and reality television star is set to marry former NFL tight-end Eric Johnson. Johnson, whose short lived football career saw him play for the 49ers and Saints, popped the question to the songstress over the weekend. This will be the second marriage for both. Simpson divorced Nick Lachey in 2006 and Johnson recently finalized his divorce from wife of five years this past September. Simpson and Johnston are reportedly very excited. [People]
The Phone App That Counts Calories
Calories counters can stop the counting and start clicking. A new Japanese cell phone app has been created that counts calories from a photograph of what’s on your plate. The App created by the Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation functions by evaluating the shape and color of your food and comparing it to a database that contains 100,000 different foods. The app will even register portion sizes. A spokesperson for the company says, "Current diet applications require people to input a lot of information themselves. But ours does it all by taking photos, which helps people keep on using it -- and keep up their diet.” The app is set to launch this January. It is unknown if or when an American version will be released. [New York Daily News]
Sebastian Bach Arrested After Bar Biting Incident in Canada
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According to the police report, former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach was arrested early this morning after getting into a scuffle at a bar in Peterborough, Ontario. Bach was apparently asked to leave Riley's Old Towne Pub after getting into a verbal battle with one of their employees and throwing a wine glass. Things turned psychical when Bach allegedly bit the left hand of the worker trying to restrain him. When police arrived, Sebastian was found to be carrying 1.95 grams of marijuana. Bach is being held on charges of assault, possession of marijuana and mischief and is expected to appear in court later today. I wonder if this guy knows that the ‘80s are way over. [TMZ]
Mediocre Broadcaster Given Inevitably Terrible Sitcom
Colin Cowherd - who is widely regarded as one of the 10 worst sports talk radio hosts to ever live - has been rewarded for his lack of talent with a CBS sitcom about his life. Just like when Tony Kornheiser of PTI fame received a similar deal, the program has already received a horrible response and will likely be canceled as soon as people accidentally start watching it. [NESN]
Time Magazine Running out of People to Honor
Time Magazine has narrowed down their list of nominees for Person of the Year and LeBron James is on the short list of humans being discussed. ESPN reports that "Other finalists this year include President Barack Obama (the 2008 winner), Lady Gaga, Sarah Palin, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, conservative commentator Glenn Beck, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan." Maybe Time should host a one-hour special on ESPN to announce their decision. [ESPN]
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