Mantenna - Wednesday, November 17

November 17, 2010

Bristol Palin somehow dances into the Stars finale, Dr. Dre premieres his first official song from Detox, and Kobe Bryant is now getting flack for crimes he hasn’t said it, man. Nobody f***s with the Mantenna!
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Bristol Palin Somehow Dances into Finale

Bristol Palin has made the finale of reality television show Dancing With the Stars. The daughter of former Vice President Nominee Sarah Palin is set to compete for the title next week. Palin’s advancement into the final three has sparked controversy and fuelled speculation that her continued success in dance competition is the result of Tea Party activists manning the phones and voting for the daughter of  their beloved conservative Mama Grizzly. Palin has made the finale of the show despite consistently scoring low marks and ranking near the bottom of the competition a dozen times. Conrad Green, the executive producer of the show, Bristol’s still in the show because “She's whipped up passions of people and the cloud of brouhaha just like Sarah Palin.” [USA Today]

And America’s Dirtiest City Is…

Californians may have year-round perfect weather, just don’t try to breathing there. A new report reveals that when it comes to air quality Californian cities are by far the worst in the country. The report, published in Forbes magazine and conducted by the American Lung Association, shows that California has seven of the top 10 dirtiest cities in the America. The report was based on air quality, short term particle pollution, year-round particle pollution and ozone pollution rankings. The worst city in America is Bakersfield, CA followed by Los Angeles, CA and Fresno, CA. The only non-Californian cities to make the list were Phoenix, AZ (ranked 6), Birmingham, AL (ranked 7) and Pittsburgh, PA (ranked 10). [Forbes]

Dr. Dre Premieres His First Official Song From Detox

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After years of rumors and numerous delays, Dr. Dre has finally released an official song from his third full-length album Detox. Featuring Snoop Dogg and Akon, "Kush," is now streaming live on Dre's website and is set to be released on iTunes at some point tomorrow. "Kush" is the first track approved by Dr. Dre in many years and it sees the legendary producer changing his sound a bit to blend in with the current state of mainstream hip-hop. Either way, it’s still Dre, y'all. [Dr. Dre]

Kobe Bryant Now Getting Flack for Crimes He Hasn’t Committed

Several years ago Kobe Bryant drew media ire after he was accused of sexually assaulting a young hotel employee. Today, he is receiving similar scrutiny for appearing in a video game advertisement with – gasp – a gun in his hand. Following the debut of the Call of Duty television spot, an article asked “seriously, is that really Kobe Bryant carrying an assault weapon with the word "MAMBA" on the barrel? Did Kobe Bryant, the highest-paid player in the NBA, take money not only to advertise a shooting game but actually shoot -- or simulate shooting -- an automatic weapon while doing it? None of his people, not his wife or his agent or someone in the NBA offices, advised him against this?” Yes, it’s a lot like the time Gilbert Arenas brought guns to the locker room, only it was completely fake and just a commercial. [ESPN]

Eva Longoria Divorce Update

Yesterday, the Mantenna reported that Eva Longoria and Tony Parker were getting a divorce. Today, we find out the reason. According to People magazine “Longoria, found hundreds of text messages to the NBA star's phone from the wife of one of his teammates, the actress tells pal Mario Lopez of Extra.” AC Slater was unable to find out which teammate it was, but rumors have circulated that Brett Barry is the likely victim. Stay tuned tomorrow as our “piece-by-piece” style of journalism continues to unravel the story. [People]

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