Mantenna - Friday, July 30
Heidi Montag files for divorce, Ellen DeGeneres leaves American Idol, and Brett Favre definitely loves killing things...the Mantenna is ready to rumble!
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Heidi Montag Files for Divorce
Reality television star Heidi Montag has taken the next step in dissolving her marriage to fellow reality television "personality" Spencer Pratt. Almost two months after seeking legal separation in a Los Angeles court, Ms. Montag has filed for divorce. According to court papers, the buxom blonde cited irreconcilable differences as the cause of the marriage breakdown. Montag's lawyer Jodeane Farrell told People magazine, “Heidi has amended her petition for separation and today has filed a petition for dissolution of marriage from Spencer Pratt. The couple has agreed they would like their divorce to be finalized in a timely manner with an out of court settlement. It looks like this may be the real deal and not just another publicity stunt. [People]
Jail Costs Lindsay Lohan a Job
While Lindsay Lohan is expected to hit pay dirt when she’s released from jail (some expect her to command more than a $1 million for her first post-jail interview), her time inside has already cost her a job. The troubled actress has reportedly been replaced in the much hyped Linda Lovelace flick Inferno. Lohan was to play the infamous porn star and early buzz was it would mark her comeback to acting. The film is scheduled to begin shooting in early August, which is exactly when Lohan is expected to spend 90 days in rehab. The role of Lovelace is purportedly going to actress Sarah Scott, who was photographed yesterday meeting with the producers of the film. Poor Lindsay. [The Fablife]
Ellen DeGeneres Leaves American Idol
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Fox has officially released statements saying that Ellen DeGeneres is leaving American Idol after just one season and that the move was her decision. "A couple months ago, I let Fox and the American Idol producers know that this didn't feel like the right fit for me," DeGeneres said. “I loved the experience working on Idol and I am very grateful for the year I had. I am a huge fan of the show and will continue to be." In related news, it’s also being reported that Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith will be joining the show next season. This show is more like a pop culture circus everyday. [Ellen]
Pukemon Fought the Law, and the Law Won
Remember that kid who vomited on a small child at a Phillies game because he started a fight with her father? Well, he's in jail now, and should have ample opportunity to use weaponized barf while staving off other inmates who are looking to see how his purty mouth got him in so much trouble. Matthew Clemmens will face 60-90 days behind bars and has also been ordered to do 50 hours of community service. The judge suggested that cleaning ballpark bathrooms would be a fitting punishment. Clearly, he was a Mets fan. [Philly]
Brett Favre May Love Football, But Definitely Loves Killing Things
During a trip to convince Brett Favre to save the Minnesota Vikings from Tavares Jackson, Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress had an interesting run-in with the star quarterback. He told USA Today “We come back through the gate (at Favre's ranch.) Deanna is in the back seat. I'm in the front seat. Brett's driving. We start to slow down on the driveway. I go, 'What the hell is that?' This thing kind of shows up and looks like it's going to hit the car. Brett goes, 'It's an armadillo.'" Click the link to see whether or not he killed it, or just asked it for retirement advice. [USA Today]
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