Mantenna - Tuesday, January 25

January 25, 2011

Jennifer Love Hewitt is too ready for a marriage proposal, Ke$ha gets sued by her former manager, and Herschel Walker might come back to the NFL...the Mantenna is going to Disneyland!

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Jennifer Love Hewitt is Too Ready for a Marriage Proposal

Jennifer Love Hewitt is not hiding the fact that she’s ready, really ready, to walk down the aisle. The television actress has amassed three engagement rings and is waiting for that special man to give her on of them. She told Ellen DeGeneres, “I feel like I'm doing the guy a favor. I don't want to be upset if he picks a bad ring, so I feel like having three picked out and saying, 'Look! Look at this plethora of things you can choose from!'” A favor? Hmmm… maybe more like a way to scare him off. [People]

The Doctor Accused of Killing Michael Jackson Pleads Not Guilty

Dr. Conrad Murray, the doctor charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of pop icon Michael Jackson, has told a judge he’s “innocent.” The 57-year-old doctor stood before Judge Michael Pastor and delivered his plea, “Your honor, I am an innocent man. I definitely plead not guilty.” Murray’s defense attorney Michael Flanagan is confident his client will be found not guilty, saying, “I think our case is really solid. We were very pleased with the way the evidence went at the preliminary hearing.... This should result in an acquittal.” Conrad’s trial begins March 28. [NY Daily News]

Ke$ha Sued By Former Manager

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It’s being reported that Ke$ha has been blindsided by a $14 million lawsuit from her ex-managing team DAS Communications. The company is claiming that Ke$ha signed an agreement turning over 20% of her future income to DAS. They’re also saying that producer Dr. Luke manipulated the pop star into cutting off all contact with the team back in 2008. DAS also filed a $12 million lawsuit against the producer. A countersuit from Ke$ha's camp has been issued. Looks like that “Tik Tok” money is about to go bye-bye. [EW]

Booster is Taking His Sack of Cash and Going Home

A University of Connecticut booster wanted to have a say in who the team would hire as their next head football coach. When the school rebuffed, he asked for his money back. The Courant notes “Greenwich businessman Robert G. Burton, one of the biggest donors to the UConn football program, is demanding a refund. Burton sent a six-page letter to athletic director Jeff Hathaway asking for a return of his $3 million donation while instructing the school to remove his family name from the football program's on-campus facility. Burton is upset he was not part of the hiring process for a new coach, after asking Hathaway to keep him involved in the search during a Jan. 3 conversation.” So, does this make him a booster free agent? [Courant]

Herschel Walker Might Come Back to NFL

Herschel Walker is turning 50 years old soon. Which, for him is the perfect time for an NFL comeback. “If I continue to stay in the shape I’m in now, I know I can play when I’m 50. Right now, if you asked if I can play today, there’s absolutely no doubt in my mind I can play football today, that I can help out a team today,” he said. Plus, there’s probably some senior tax breaks he now qualifies for. [The Big Lead]

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Monday, January 24

Friday, January 21

Thursday, January 20

Wednesday, January 19

Tuesday, January 18

Friday, January 14

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