Mantenna - Kobe Bryant Fined $100k for Verbal Tirade

April 13, 2011
Kobe Bryant is fined $100k for a verbal tirade, Catherine Zeta-Jones checks into a mental health facility, and Hayden Panettiere talks big and small sex…the Mantenna must break you!

Kobe Bryant Fined $100k for Verbal Tirade During Game

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Kobe Bryant has been fined $100,000 by the NBA for his apparent homophobic slur during the Lakers game last evening. According to reports and the video of the incident, Bryant can be seen mouthing the words, "f***ing f**got" after picking up a technical foul during the game. "Kobe Bryant’s comment during last night’s game was offensive and inexcusable," NBA Commissioner David Stern stated. "While I’m fully aware that basketball is an emotional game, such a distasteful term should never be tolerated. Accordingly, I have fined Kobe $100,000. Kobe and everyone associated with the NBA know that insensitive or derogatory comments are not acceptable and have no place in our game or society.” Kobe has decided to appeal the fine. 100k to Kobe is like $10 to a normal person. Must be nice having millions to get you out of trouble. [Yahoo!]

Catherine Zeta-Jones Checks into a Mental Health Facility

Academy Award-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones has checked into a mental health facility to deal with the stresses of her husband’s recent battle with cancer. The actress was reportedly suffering from Bipolar II disorder, also known as manic depression. Zeta-Jones spent five days at the $1,000-a-night Silver Hill Hospital in Connecticut. Her spokesman released a statement, “After dealing with the stress of the past year, Catherine made the decision to check in to a mental health facility for a brief stay. She's feeling great and looking forward to starting work this week on her two upcoming films.” Glad to hear she’s taking care of her health. [People]

Hayden Panettiere Talks Big and Small Sex

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Ever wondered how the ultra short actress Hayden Panettiere gets frisky with her uber-tall boxer boyfriend Wladimir Klitschko? To be honest we haven’t given it much thought, until Ms. Panettiere appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres show and spilled the beans. According to the 21-year-old actress, many of her fans approach her and inquire about how the 5-foot-1 actress and the 6-foot-6 boxer get, well, intimate. Panettiere told Ellen, “I get the prudest people come up to me, and they're like [lowering her voice to a whisper] 'Does it work?' Yeah, it works. We find a way. Where there's a will, there's a way!” Thanks for oversharing. [E! News]

Green Day's American Idiot Musical Set for Film Release

With lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong asked to play the main role, the Green Day-inspired musical American Idiot is getting prepped to be made into a feature film. A coming-of-age tale of three small-town guys trying to find their way in the world, American Idiot will be directed by Michael Mayer with Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black also on board to pen the screenplay. This one should be pre-tty interesting. [EW]