Mantenna – JWoww Denies Plastic Surgery

August 25, 2011
JWoww denies having plastic surgery, DMX gets arrested yet again, and the British government changes its mind on blocking social media to curb friend, the Mantenna bows to no one.

JWoww Denies Having Plastic Surgery

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Jenni “JWoww” Farley’s drastically different new look on the season four premiere of Jersey Shore has raised questions about whether or not the reality TV star went under the surgeon’s knife. JWoww’s face appears gaunt and angular. It’s like she suddenly developed cheek bones. The 25-year-old also appears to have lost a dramatic amount of weight. JWoww denies she has had additional plastic surgery. She told InTouch Weekly magazine, “People are saying I got cheek implants, my chin shaved down, and a nose job. If I got work done, I would be open to talking about it. [But] I didn't.” That is true-- the reality star has admitted to, and even boasted about, undergoing a breast job. JWoww acknowledges her new look and says it is the result of weight loss (she lost 15 pounds) and highlighting her cheeks “instead of putting bronzer on them.” [In Touch]

Fewer Women Working in TV

The number of women working in television, both onscreen and behind-the-scenes, has fallen since last year’s television season. According to a report from the Center for the Study of Women in Television only 15 percent of television writers are women, compared to 29 percent of writers in 2009-10 season. Onscreen 41 percent of all TV characters are women, compared to the record high of 43 percent recorded last year. The CW was the most representational of the networks with 52 percent of all on-air characters being the fairer sex. ABC was next with a 43% showing, followed by CBS at 40%, Fox at 39%, and NBC at 36%. The percent of women working as program creators and producers was also down. According to the report, “Programs with at least one woman creator or writer featured more female characters than programs with no women creators or writers.” [LA Times]

DMX Arrested Yet Again

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Just when we all thought things were looking up for DMX, the rapper has landed himself in the slammer once again. After almost a month of freedom following a seven-month prison stint, DMX was recently taken into custody once again after a traffic stop for speeding. According to reports from TMZ, DMX was caught driving 102 MPH in a 65 MPH zone and eventually taken in for speeding and reckless driving on a suspended license. He has since been released on bond. This guy must really enjoy being locked up. There’s no possible way anyone can be this absent-minded. For real. [TMZ]

UK Not Cracking Down on Social Media in Wake of Widespread Rioting

Concerns about the spread of the deadly rioting across England became so great that the government actually considered blocking social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter to cut off what some where saying was the rioters' chief source of communication. Now British officials believe that blocking those sites from the public would not stop the rioting and law enforcement officials have abandoned the idea as an effective method of controlling the rioters. Officials met with several officials from the social networking giants to discuss "how law enforcement and the networks can build on the existing relationships and co-operation to prevent the networks being used for criminal behavior," a government spokesperson said. Officials learned they could better disseminate information to quell rumors about the riots before they start and that an outright ban of the sites could create more harm than good. [Gizmodo]