Mantenna - Wednesday, September 1
Heidi Montag kills her sex tape release, Conan O'Brien reveals the name of his new show, and the USA finally takes on Iran in basketball...the Mantenna is caught between the moon and New York City!
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Heidi Montag Kills Sex Tape Release
Don’t expect to see the Heidi Montag/Spencer Pratt sex tape any time soon (if they ever even existed in the first place, that is). Heidi Montag has put the brakes on their release, threatening legal action if they are distributed. A letter has been sent to the head honcho at Vivid Entertainment, the company initially interested in distributing the naughty home video. The letter from Pratt’s representative states, “Heidi's made it very clear that she is not interested in releasing any tapes. It looks like she pulled the kill switch.” Heidi Montag has been fervently against selling the tapes, however Spencer thought the smell of $5 million dollars (what they’d hope to make form the sale of the tapes) would change her mind. The letter also says, “Spencer's not interested in further destroying their relationship by pursuing an avenue she's so vehemently against.” Translation: they're almost certainly reuniting. [TMZ]
Paris Hilton Banned from Vegas Resort
Paris Hilton has been barred from two Las Vegas resorts following her weekend arrest for cocaine possession. The heiress has been banned from entering either of Steve Wynn’s luxury Vegas properties, Wynn Las Vegas and Encore. The ban follows reports that boyfriend Cy Waits, who was driving the night of the drug bust and arrested for driving while intoxicated, has been “separated” from his job as top managing partner of the Tryst Nightclub at Wynn and XS The Nightclub at Encore. Waits had held the position for less than a week. Paris Hilton is expected to be arraigned October 27. [New York Daily News]
Conan O'Brien Finally Names His New Show
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Conan O'Brien has cleared all the rights for the name "Conan" and is free to use it as the title of his brand new TBS late night show debuting in November. The ex-Tonight Show host took to his Team Coco channel on YouTube today and finally unveiled Conan as the new show name. Sounds good to us. [Examiner]
USA Finally Takes on Iran…in Basketball
The American basketball squad refused to send a stern message to the Iranian basketball team with a humiliating 37-point victory. "We just respected their basketball team and we just played a basketball game," U.S. coach Mike Krzyzewski said after the game. "There's no political aspect in my mind in the ballgame." No mocking of his fallen opponents? A general sense of respect for the game? Refusal to address looming political unrest? It almost appears as if Coach K is forgetting the core principals of professional sports. [ESPN]
iPod Nano Relaunch Excites People Who Want an iPhone, But Don't Have the Pocket Space to Facilitate One
Steve Jobs and the Apple team revealed the newest addition to the Apple family with a revamped iPod Nano model available for pre-order today. The new device has FM radio, a Nike+ pedometer, and will be offered in six exciting colors (including both black and white). They run $149 for 8GB and $179 for 16GB. Order today, or simply wait in line for 17 hours on the day they arrive in stores. [TUAW]
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