Mantenna - Tuesday, August 17

August 17, 2010

Paris Hilton wants to open her own hotel, Jay-Z is hip-hop's cash king, and LeBron is trying to help take some pressure off of Tiger Woods...the Mantenna is big pimpin'!

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Paris Hilton Wants to Open Her Own Hotel

Paris Hilton wants to follow in her great-grandfather’s footsteps and become a hotelier. The heiress and reality television star says she has conquered so much in the world of TV, fashion, and modeling. Last week she dressed up as Marilyn Monroe to launch her 10th fragrance Tease.  Now she wants to try something different. Paris says, “I've pretty much done all you can do, but my next project that I'd like to do is get more involved in real estate – just from being in the business and growing up in it my whole life, it's always something I've been interested in.” It is unknown whether she’ll be able to christen her new hotel with her famous last name. [Fox News]

Heidi Montag’s Plastic Surgeon Dies

The man who, in effect, rebuilt reality television star Heidi Montag has died. Dr. Frank Ryan, the plastic surgeon who performed 10 cosmetic procedures in one day on The Hills star last year, died in a single-car accident yesterday when his Jeep went over the side of the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. He landed on rock, suffered severe head trauma, and was trapped in his car. Lifeguards and the Fire Department tried to rescue him, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. Heidi is reportedly devastated and presumably suffering the same feeling a junkie feels when they lose their dealer. She released a statement on Twitter saying, “I am devastated to hear the news of Dr. Frank Ryan's death. He was the most amazing person I have ever known. He was an angel and changed my life and the lives of everyone he met. He was the most brilliant talented surgeon who will ever exist. Dr. Frank Ryan changed the world." Dr. Frank also performed cosmetic surgery for Gene Simmons, Shauna Sand, Vince Neil, and Adrianne Curry. [TMZ]

Jay-Z Is Hip-Hop's Cash King

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In Forbes magazine's latest list of "Hip-Hop Cash Kings" that ranks the estimated earnings of hip-hop's biggest stars, Jay-Z killed his competition with $63 million earned over the past year. Sean "Diddy" Combs came in second with a net income of $30 million, while Akon took in $21 million this year to earn the third spot. Most of Jay-Z's big bankroll came from the September release of The Blueprint 3, his world tour, and his 40/40 nightclub chain. We need to learn how to rap ASAP. [MTV]

LeBron is Trying to Help Take Some Pressure Off of Tiger Woods

So, LeBron. The entire city of Cleveland hates you for destroying their franchise with a nationally televised signing special in which you turned your back on your home state. Obviously the best follow up to this disappearing act is to tell a fashion magazine reporter that you always hated the town anyways. "We didn't actually like Cleveland. We hated Cleveland growing up. There's a lot of people in Cleveland we still hate to this day," he tells GQ Magazine about his childhood. This guy just clearly gets how to treat people. [ESPN]

No More Ties in Soccer?

The World Cup Committee is considering eliminating ties in the 2014 World Cup in an effort to create more scoring. FIFA President Sepp Blatter (yes, that's his real name) explains that "change could involve going to a shootout after 90 minutes of regulation or adding sudden-death overtime." But without scoreless ties, why would Americans bother tuning in? Isn't that the cornerstone of a great soccer match? [AP]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Monday, August 16

Friday, August 13

Thursday, August 12

Wednesday, August 11

Tuesday, August 10

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