Mantenna - Tuesday, February 1

February 1, 2011

Halle Berry quits her film to go to court, Ricky Gervais isn't being invited back to host the Golden Globes, and the Super Bowl hosts an eclectic mix of people...the Mantenna is mad as hell and is not going to take it anymore!

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Halle Berry Quits Film and Heads to Court

Halle Berry has dropped out of a film to focus on a court battle with former boyfriend Gabriel Aubrey over the custody of their two-old daughter Nahla. Her people released a statement saying, “Halle Berry was forced to pull out of a film production in New York this week due to pending custody litigation involving her daughter. She has attempted to resolve these custody issues amicably with her daughter's father, Gabriel Aubry, directly, but given his lack of cooperation, Halle has no choice but to seek swift judicial intervention.” Berry was set to join the cast of Garry Marshall’s next ensemble rom-com New Year’s Eve. Her role will be filled by Katherine Heigl. [US Mag]

Clowns Now the Secret Weapon for Couples Who Can’t Conceive

An Israeli study shows that clowns (well, medical clowns) are more precise and can play a significant role in helping a woman fall pregnant. A study looked at 229 women receiving in-vitro fertilization (IVF). These women were visited by a medical clown immediately after receiving treatment. The study showed that these women were 16 percent more likely to fall pregnant than women who undergo IVF without the help of a clown. The goal of the study was to show that reducing stress through laughter can greatly increase the chance of the injected embryo successfully making its way to the woman’s womb. [NY Daily News]

Ricky Gervais Has Not Been Invited Back to Host the Golden Globes

Photo: Steve Granitz/Getty Images

Even though he said otherwise, Ricky Gervais has not been invited back to host the Golden Globes next year. The head of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Phil Berk, came out today and said that Gervais is full of it and making the news up. Berk stated: “There is no truth to this rumor. We have not asked him to come back. Nice try, Ricky… Some of the things were totally unacceptable. But that’s Ricky… Any of the references to individuals is certainly not something the Hollywood Foreign Press condones.” This is very sad news. [HP]

High School Football Recruits get Jaded Pretty Quickly

Jadeveon Clowney, the nation’s best high school football player recently described what it was like to get phone calls from some of the biggest names in the sport. “At first, it’s a big thrill when coaches like Nick Saban and Steve Spurrier call. But by the middle of the year, that feeling wore off. Now I just let the calls go to voice mail.” Awww… they grow up so quick. [SBB]

The Super Bowl Hosts an Eclectic Mix of People

When Roger Goodell said he wanted to market the game to everyone, he wasn’t kidding. According to FOX News, “Law enforcement agencies are keeping watch for a different kind of out-of-town visitor: pimps selling children for sex.” Ah yes, the coveted sex trade demographic. I wonder which team those people will be cheering for. [Fox News]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Monday, January 31

Friday, January 28

Thursday, January 27

Wednesday, January 26

Tuesday, January 25

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