Mantenna - Wednesday, August 11

August 11, 2010

Bill O'Reilly slams Jennifer Aniston, J. Lo is dissed by American Idol, and Madden 11 predicts the next Super Bowl outcome...forget it, Jake. It's Mantennatown!

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Jennifer Aniston is Apparently Destructive

Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly is not a fan of Jennifer Aniston. In fact he recently called her “destructive to our society.” O’Reilly was not discussing Aniston’s film career (though on this he might have had a point), but rather on a statement the actress made about raising children as a single motherhood. The quote by Aniston that O’Reilly took umbrage with was: “Women are realizing more and more that you don't have to settle, they don't have to fiddle with a man to have that child.” O’Reilly said the comment was hurtful to fathers and that it diminished their role. He said, “She's throwing a message out to 12-year-olds and 13-year-olds that hey, you don't need a guy, you don't need a dad. That's destructive to our society.” O’Reilly said he’d be happy to have Aniston on his program to debate the topic further. [NY Daily News]

J. Lo Already Dumped from American Idol

Jennifer Lopez will not be the next American Idol judge. According to reports the singer/actress has been dumped from the show before she even started. J. Lo was apparently close to signing a deal to be a permanent judge on the show, which is in desperate need of new judges after both Simon Cowell and Ellen DeGeneres quit and Kara DioGuardi was reportedly fired. The deal to put Lopez on the show fell apart after “her demands got out of hand” and “FOX just had enough” and walked away. [People]

Fallout: New Vegas Announces Stellar Voice Cast
The makers of the new Fallout video game, Bethesda Softworks, have announced the voice cast for Fallout: New Vegas. The upcoming role-playing game will feature Ron Perlman, Matthew Perry, William Sadler, Felicia Day, Michael Dorn, Kris Kristofferson, and Rene Auberjonois. Also just added to that list is Mr. Vegas himself, Wayne Newton. Pete Hines of Bethesda says, “The voice acting provided by these actors helps drive the compelling and immersive story of Fallout and further adds to the overall gameplay experience.” The new game hits stores October 19 on PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. [Gaming Union]

New Jersey May Rename Their Basketball Team

Russian Billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov is marking his territory all over the brand new NBA team he just purchased. According to USA Today, the flamboyant entrepreneur has filed paperwork to rename the team as they get ready to make the move to Brooklyn. No actual names have been proposed yet, but fans around the league have already started making suggestions. Prokhorov said he will carefully consider all options and not rush into anything. You know, because it's going to be hard to top "The Nets." [USA Today]

Why Play the Season? Madden Predicts New England Patriots Super Bowl

ESPN has run a simulation and it appears as if the New England Patriots will win the Super Bowl - according to Madden 11. Before you dismiss this as playful uselessness, remember that before the Stanley Cup playoffs, NHL 10 predicted a Blackhawks victory. Before the World Cup, 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa simulated a win for Spain." So, perhaps it's time to put some money on Tom Brady? [ESPN]

David Beckham Ready to Collect Social Security at 35 Years Old

It appears as if the international career of underwear model and part-time soccer player David Beckham may be ending soon. According to Yahoo! Sports, "Capello said the 35-year-old midfielder will have the chance to play in a friendly 'farewell game' but will not be part of England’s team in qualifying for the 2012 European Championship." At least he can fall back on his other skills? [Yahoo! Sports]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Tuesday, August 10

Monday, August 9

Friday, August 6

Thursday, August 5

Wednesday, August 4

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