Mantenna - Tuesday, April 6

April 6, 2010

Nicollette Sheridan sues Desperate Housewives, Jim Carrey splits up with Jenny McCarthy, and the cause of the Travis Barker/DJ AM plane crash is revealed...yo, Mantenna, we did it!

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Nicollette Sheridan Sues Desperate Housewives

Sexy actress Nicollette Sheridan is suing Marc Cherry, the creator and producer of the hit ABC television show Desperate Housewives. The actress, who looks amazing at age 46, had filed suit alleging assault and wrongful termination. The actress is seeking $20 million and is claiming Cherry “took her aside and forcefully hit her with his hand across her face and head." Sheridan also claims she was fired from the show after complaining about the incident. [New York Times]

Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy Split

Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy have amicably announced they are no longer a couple. The two comedians started secretly dating in December 2005. Carrey made the announcement on Twitter, tweeting, “Jenny and I have just ended our 5yr relationship. I'm grateful 4 the many blessings we've shared and I wish her the very best!” Soon after Jenny responded on Twitter, “Im so grateful for the years Jim and I had together. I will stay committed to Jane and will always keep Jim as a leading man in my heart.” The split has taken many by surprise as many had seen the relationship as one of the strongest in Hollywood. [People]

Travis Barker, DJ AM Plane Crash Caused By Faulty Tires

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It’s being reported that under-inflated tires led to a Learjet crash 18 months ago that killed four people and seriously injured blink-182’s Travis Barker and the late DJ AM. Federal safety investigators told the National Transportation Safety Board at a public meeting today that their investigation found that operators of air charters often aren't aware how rapidly the tires of some business jets can lose pressure and aren't checking tire pressure frequently enough. [E!]

Unemployed NBA Baby Mommas Set to Star in Unintentionally Hilarious New VH1 Reality Show

Some of the NBA's most notable divorcees and disgruntled one-night-stands will take some time off of their paternity suits and alimony demands in order to film a television show about the trials and tribulations of being repeatedly cheated on by a professional basketball player. Led by Shaunie O'Neal, whose VH1 bio refers to her as "Queen Bee to the rest of the wives," the cast will document the lives of six (sort of) unique women as they struggle to find a purpose (or gainful employment) every Sunday. (Seriously, we can not reiterate the unintentional comedy enough.) [VH1]

Net Neutrality Dealt a Severe Blow as Comcast Wins FCC Appeal

Comcast customers have reason to be nervous today, as a federal appeals court rules that the Federal Communications Commission doesn't have the authority to enforce Net Neutrality on Internet providers. The FCC wants everyone to have a similar Internet experience, without having access to legal content blocked by Internet access providers. This is the basis for Net Neutrality, and Internet users are generally big fans of the concept. Yipes. [Yahoo]

Xbox 360 Consoles Now Officially Have USB Memory Support

The calendar says April 6, and that means, as promised, your Xbox 360 consoles now have a little upgrade waiting for you: the ability to save data to removable USB memory drives. While Microsoft's own first-party USB sticks, due next month, are pricey, it's important to remember that you don't need to use them. You can use any flash drive, so long as you're aware that the maximum amount of data moved or stored is 16GB on any one device. [Kotaku]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Mantenna - Monday, April 5

Friday, April 2

Thursday, April 1

Wednesday, March 31

Tuesday, March 30

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