Mantenna - Monday, April 12
Jennifer Love Hewitt reveals her weird first date, Steven Seagal gets sued for sexual trafficking, and fired Modern Warfare 2 creators launch a new game studio...Mantenna is bad to the bone!
Photo: Michael Caulfield/Getty Images
Jennifer Love Hewitt Reveals First Date
Jennifer Love Hewitt has revealed that her first date was with actor Fred Savage. While appearing on Wendy Williams’ daytime talk show, "The Love" (as she is sometimes known) told the studio audience that when she was 14, a then-16-year-old Fred Savage took her out for a night on the town. At the time Savage was at the height of his Wonder Years fame. She said, "We went to a comedy club and we went to dinner and he dropped me off at home.” The date apparently didn’t go so well as according to Love Hewitt, “He never called me again.” Oh, the heartache. [Huffington Post]
Mario Lopez’s Plastic Surgery Persuasion
Mario Lopez likes his women a certain way: slim and hot. According to Page 6, the Saved By the Bell star “persuaded his beautiful girlfriend, Courtney Mazza, to undergo rigorous personal training and encouraged surgery to get her into even better shape.” Mazza is currently expecting the couple’s first child. The couple met in 2008 while working on a Broadway musical together. A rep for Lopez said, "This is silly. Mario and Courtney are very much in love and focusing on the birth of their first child." [New York Post]
Steven Seagal Sued For Sexual Trafficking
Photo: Matthew Simmons/Getty Images
According to court papers obtained exclusively by RadarOnline, Steven Seagal is being accused of trafficking women for sex. Apparently a 23-year-old former model claims she interviewed with Seagal last February for the position of executive assistant. Kayden Nguyen says she got the job, but when she showed up for work, she learned, "Mr. Seagal had been keeping two young female Russian 'Attendants' on staff who were available for his sexual needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week." Nguyen said she complained the next morning, but nothing was done. Nguyen is suing for more than a million bucks. [Radar Online]
Phil Mickelson's Wife Probably Didn't Cheat on her Husband With Michael Jordan (Probably)
After the hefty lefty collected his third Masters win over the weekend, every single reporter had one question for Phil Mickelson: "Is it true that your wife had an affair with Michael Jordan?" Though all parties involved have laughed off the widespread rumor of cross-sport infidelity, various outlets claim there is some validity to the sexual whispers going on in the grandstands. Mickelson and his ex-NBA cheerleader trophy wife have an "interesting" history between the sheets and Michael Jordan is known as one of the more successful adulterers in professional basketball history. It's definitely possible! [World Buzz Now]
South Korean Imposes "Gaming Curfew"
Video game addiction is a serious problem in Korea, where kids are prone to staying up all night long to play. So the government is disabling Internet connections for six hours per night for underage gamers. The ban won't affect most uses, just a blacklist of 19 specific games. The ban will last either from midnight to 6am, 1am to 7am, or 2am to 8am, with the time of the blackout up to the user. Furthermore, if you're caught playing an online game for more than six hours straight during the day, your connection will be throttled. Did we mention how awesome it is to live in America? [Destructoid]
Fired Modern Warfare 2 Creators Launch New Game Studio
The drama involving the creators of one of the biggest franchises in gaming continues as Jason West and Vince Zampella, the fired former lead creators of Modern Warfare 2, have formed a new company, Respawn Entertainment. In a somewhat ironic turn of events, Electronic Arts, their formal rival, is backing the new company. Zampella and West, who apparently will "own and have full control of the intellectual property that Respawn develops" have yet to announce any new game projects, but we'd wager there will probably be gunplay involved. [1UP]
Check out previous installments of Mantenna:
...or see the rest of the archive!