Mantenna – Jon Stewart Defends Common on The O'Reilly Factor

May 17, 2011
Jon Stewart defends Common on The O'Reilly Factor, The Situation sues his dad, and Facebook inspires a very bizarre baby name…it ain’t easy being the Mantenna!

Jon Stewart Defends Common on The O'Reilly Factor

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After causing a serious uproar with right-wingers for his recent support of the controversial lyrics of Common, Jon Stewart dropped by Bill O'Reilly's show for a heated as well as comical debate over the MC's appearance at a White House poetry event last week. Due to lyrics that they claimed celebrated violence, O'Reilly and many other elite republicans openly stated that Common was an inappropriate White House guest at the poetry reading. The main reasoning behind this is because of Common's track "A Song for Assata." It centers around convicted cop killer and former Black Panther member Assata Shakur. On the Factor, Stewart defended Common by saying that what is “doing is not celebrating, but honoring someone he thinks was wrongly convicted of cop killing." Hit the link to check out the entire epic interview. This is instant viral gold, people. [CBS]

The Situation Sues His Dad

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is taking legal steps to stop his father from exploiting his reality television fame. The court action stems from a website Sorrentino Sr. created that slams the reality television star. According to TMZ, the suit was “filed Monday in federal court in Miami ... Mike Sorrentino claims his pop, Frank Sorrentino, is illegally using his name and likeness all over his website, Mike also insists his dad is actively trying to damage his business reputation -- by posting anti-Situation videos and statements all over the site.” The Jersey Shore star also claims his father’s business partner is a “scumbag businessman who has a long history of ripping people off.” The Situation says he’s “saddened” by his father’s behavior. [TMZ]

Hall of Fame Baseball Player Harmon Killebrew Passes Away at 74

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According to numerous reports, Minnesota Twins Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew passed away early this morning in his home in Scottsdale, Arizona at the age of 74 after a battle with a very rare form of cancer. The legendary slugger was diagnosed with esophageal cancer back in December and actually announced in a press release last week that he was stopping treatment for the disease due to the fact that the cancer had "progressed beyond doctors’ expectation of cure." Our thoughts and prayers go out his family. RIP Harmon Killebrew [ESPN]

Facebook Inspires Bizarre Baby Name

The Facebook thumbs-up like button has inspired an Israeli couple to name their child, you guessed it, Like. The parents of the newborn said they chose the name because it was original and different. Proud dad Lior Adler said, “We named her Like because it's modern and innovative. I checked that the name does not exist anywhere elsewhere in the country, that was the main condition for me.” It seems Like is already a hit on the social networking website. When Adler posted a photograph of the newborn on Facebook, little Like received 40 likes. Adler was over the moon, saying, “Considering that I have only a little more than 100 friends on the network that's a lot.” [New York Daily News]