Mantenna - Friday, April 30

April 30, 2010

Halle Berry is single, Bret Michaels might be ready to rock again very soon, and Halo developers hook up with Activision...the Mantenna floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee!

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Halle Berry is Single

Halle Berry, arguably one of the world’s hottest women, is back on the market after splitting with her boyfriend and baby daddy. According to RadarOnline, Berry and Canadian model Gabriel Aubry have ended their five-year relationship. Sources close to the couple are blaming a difference in age for the break-up. Berry, who at age 43 is in tremendous shape, is nine years older that Aubry. A source told RadarOnline, “Gabriel just felt it wasn't working anymore. When they were first together the nine-year age difference between them didn't phase him, she was the most beautiful woman he had ever dated, and he was totally in love. But as time went on he started feeling it more and more.” The split is apparently amicable and the two will share custody of their two-year-old daughter. [RadarOnline]

The Skinny Jeans Rape Defense

An Australian man has been acquitted for rape after his defense team claimed that the woman’s skinny jeans made it impossible to do such an act. Nicholas Eugenio Gonzalez, 23, was accused of raping an unnamed 24-year-old female friend who had been consoling him after a break-up. The woman claimed the sex was not consensual. In criminal proceedings that followed the jury in the case reportedly passed a note to the judge asking for clarification on ''how exactly Nick took off her jeans.'. The note also read, ''I doubt those kind of jeans can be removed without any sort of collaboration." The "not guilty" finding follows a similar case in South Korea. According to the Sydney Morning Herald the court there "overturned the seven-year sentence of a man convicted of raping a woman wearing skinny jeans." Women’s groups are appalled at the outcome of the trial, saying, "Any piece of clothing can be removed with force" and that clothing is not an impediment to rape. [SMH]

Bret Michaels Might Be Ready to Rock Again

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Bret Michaels might be hitting the stage in the very near future. Doctors say it is possible that Michaels could be healthy enough to appear in the live series finale of The Celebrity Apprentice on May 23rd.  "If all the studies he had done show no evidence of an aneurysm being found, it would really just depend on his energy level," said Dr. Ronald Benitez.. "If all the tests were negative, and I was watching the show at the end of May, I personally wouldn't be surprised if he was on it." Good news! [Contact Music]

Tiger Woods Has More Time to Sleep With Women Who Aren't His Wife This Weekend

Apparently Tiger Woods is a more talented liar/philanderer than he is a golfer. The guy who resembles the world's number one golfer missed the cut at his second tournament of the season with an embarrassing seven-over-par round on Friday (the second worst performance of his career), giving him an entire weekend off to pursue other interests. This is just the sixth time in 13 seasons Woods has missed a cut. It's almost like there's something distracting him these days… [ESPN]

Adobe Gives up on Flash for iPhone/iPod/iPad

After Steve Jobs recently announced that he thinks Flash sucks, Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch replied with a blog post that we're interpreting as "Yeah? Well, we're taking our ball and going home!" Of course, he called it "moving forward" instead. We feel confident that were Apple and Adobe to work together as we are [doing] with a number of other partners, we could provide a terrific experience with Flash... However, given the legal terms Apple has imposed on developers, we have already decided to shift our focus away from Apple devices." So if you want Flash on your phone, we hope you like Android and RIM handsets. [Adobe]

Halo Developers Hook Up with Activision

Infinity Ward may be suing Activision over allegations of low payment and no royalties, but it seems some developers are still happy to work with the publisher — it has just signed a 10-year deal with Bungie, the studio behind the popular Halo series of FPS games. Activision will publish all of Bungie's games in the next decade — although Bungie will own the IP. Is this the end of the Xbox-only era of Halo games? [Develop]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Thursday, April 29

Wednesday, April 28

Tuesday, April 27

Monday, April 26

Friday, April 23

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