Mantenna - Monday, October 18

October 18, 2010

Mel Gibson's baby mama assembles the world's most ridiculous legal team, Tiger Woods turns a corner, and a man blames the iPod for getting his wife pregnant...the Mantenna is solid as a rock!



Mel Gibson’s Ex Assembles a Legal Team

Mel Gibson’s baby mama Oksana Grigorieva is readying for a legal fight and has amassed a giant legal team to take on Gibson in court. According to TMZ, the 40-year-old Russian singer has “hired a grand total of 39 (THIRTY-NINE) lawyers so far ... to wage legal war on her behalf.” The team doesn’t come cheap and already 18 of the lawyers have submitted billings totaling more than $1 million and they’re asking a judge to make Gibson pay the bill. One of Oksana’s lawyers, Lisa Bloom, disputes the number of lawyers working the case. Bloom released a statement saying, “Oksana is a single mother of two who's gone into debt fighting for simple justice. Oksana has had only a handful of different law firms in this case, though occasionally other lawyers in their firms may have pitched in. It is totally false to say she's had 39 lawyers. She currently has three, and I am proud to be one of them.” Oksana is currently without a family law attorney, which is strange, seeing as it’s a family law case. [TMZ]

Man Accidentally Impregnates Wife After Losing iPod

Americans are fast becoming fixated with their mobile devices. This week CNN is running a five-day series about smartphones and their impact on our lives and culture.  The cable news network is calling the use of smartphones in America a "national obsession.” They point to one user, Doug Wilson, who can’t live without his iPhone and iPod Touch and blames losing his iPod Touch for impregnating his wife. According to CNN’s story: “Then there's his wife, Ashlee, whom he accidentally impregnated one evening after forgetting to look at an iPod app that explains the details of the rhythm method. “That's how we got pregnant, because I lost my [iPod Touch].” Even so, Wilson and his wife are “thrilled” at the prospect of being parents. Presumably they now spend their spare time downloading parenting apps. [CNN]

Wolverine 2 is a Go

Hugh Jackman is set to return to the role that made him a star. The 42-year-old Australian actor will don the steel claws and grow a manly beard for a sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Darren Aronofsky, director of The Wrestler, Requiem for a Dream, and the upcoming Black Swan, is set to direct the Christopher McQuarrie-penned sequel. Production of the sequel is likely to begin March 2011 in New York City before heading to Japan for exteriors. The film will be based on the 1982 comic book mini-series Wolverine written by Chris Claremont and illustrated by Frank Miller. The story will follow Wolverine as he travels to Japan, battles ninjas and samurais, and confronts a lost love. [Reelz]

Tiger Woods Feeling Good About Himself Again, Ex-Wife and Mistresses Relieved

In case you were wondering, Tiger Woods is finally getting his confidence back. ESPN reports that that the world's top golfer claims "I learned a lot about myself, and I learned how things went wrong, why they went wrong, and had to take a pretty deep and introspective look at myself. And there wasn't a lot of things I like about it," Woods said in a video conference call for his Chevron World Challenge. "But I had to do it, and I did it, and grateful that I did." You know what you didn't have to do, Tiger? Repeatedly cheat on your wife. Just a thought… [ESPN]

Tim Tebow Asscends into End Zone for First Time

Former Florida Gator quarterback and current Denver Broncos bench warmer Tim Tebow found his way into an NFL end zone for the first time with a brief scamper during Sunday's loss against the New York Jets. It's unclear whether he had direct help from God or if Jesus Christ had subbed in at fullback for the play, but Tim Tebow thanked them both for the help in his post-game interview. If Josh McDaniels was a smart head coach - which he isn't - we'd be seeing a fair bit more of Tebow in the coming games. We won't, but it'd be nice. [Orlando Sentinel]

Junior Seau had a Rough Night

Former NFL star Junior Seau woke up this morning with a bit of a headache, and a brand new criminal record. TMZ reports that he "was arrested early this morning on suspicion of domestic violence in San Diego early this morning -- and booked into the Vista Detention Facility around 2:00 AM." Shortly after being released on bond, he accidentally drove his car off a cliff. He's totally okay, and recovering in a hospital, but you have to wonder if Jesus, Karma, or Tim Tebow were involved in the kismet punishment. [TMZ]


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Friday, October 15

Thursday, October 14

Wednesday, October 13

Tuesday, October 12

Monday, October 11

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