Mantenna - Thursday, March 25

March 25, 2010

Beyoncé is expecting a baby, Prince gets himself into a tax controversy, and MTV cancels The Hills...Mantenna, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship!

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Beyoncé is Expecting

It's being reported that Beyonce is pregnant. According to, the “legendary singer Beyoncé and her hip-hop mogul husband Jay-Z are expecting their first child together.” Beyoncé is said to be doing well in the early stages of the pregnancy and will continue to work until she sees fit. Jay-Z is said to be “extremely happy” about the prospects of being a father. That baby is going to be extremely talented. [Media Takeout]

Another Woman Claims Affair with Jesse James

A fourth woman has come forward claiming an affair with West Coast Chopper owner Jesse James. The woman is yet to be identified; however she is represented by Gloria Allred, an attorney who represented one of Tiger Woods’ mistresses. Allred said, “I represent a beautiful model and businesswoman. [James] pursued her and he had strong feelings for her. She is in the process of trying to decide if she will come forward. She has proof of their relationship including hundreds of texts, emails, and photos. The relationship just ended recently after the scandal broke.” The mistresses started coming forward early last week after Michelle “Bombshell” McGee claimed an 11-month affair. She was followed by Brigitte Daguerre and Michelle Smith, who both claimed affairs with the father of three and husband of Sandra Bullock. [Us Magazine]

MTV Cancels The Hills

The Hills has been canceled. This means the sixth season of The Hills will be its last. The show's sixth season premiere will air on April 27th, and they will play out the remaining 12 episodes that have already been filmed before bringing an end to the show. The Hills has been a mainstay on MTV for the past few years, putting several of its cast members into the spotlight. So we say good riddance. [People]

Prince in Tax Controversy

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According to Carver County tax records, Prince apparently owes around $506,000 in property taxes. Carver County tax records shows that Prince (real name Prince Rogers Nelson) and his companies PRN Music Corp. and Paisley Park Enterprises Inc. owe the combined sum in delinquent property taxes to the state of Minnesota for 2009. Prince has until April 21st to file an objection to the sum he and his businesses are alleged to owe. If not, "a court judgment will be entered against the properties for the unpaid tax, penalty, interest, and costs." [Star Pulse]

Barack Obama Probably Didn't Use Government Money to Save His Brother-in-Laws Coaching Job...Probably

A recent report circling the interweb claimed that President Obama recently funneled $17 million into a fund for the Oregon State basketball team in order to save his brother-in-law (a.k.a. their head coach) from early termination may be mildly untrue. "In a paranoid, political world, it takes just the slightest shred of fact to enable people to fill in the gaps with their own suspicions," said a spokesman from the school. "Shred of fact," though! So part of this has to be true. Let's go ahead and jump to the conclusion that both aliens and Hilary Clinton are involved in what could turn out to be the most entertaining Pac-10-related presidential scandal in years. [Kezi]

Netflix Watch Instantly Coming to Nintendo Wii as Soon as Tomorrow

The first batch of Netflix Watch Instantly discs for the Wii have been shipped, so if you already ordered one, you can track its status on Netflix's site. Some people are slated to get 'em as early as tomorrow. The disc will allow Netflix users to view movies on their Watch Instantly queue on any display hooked up to a Nintendo Wii (with an internet connection, of course) free of charge. [Netflix]

Sony Coming Out with Michael Jackson-based Video Game

Last week, Sony shelled out $200 million for the rights to release 10 new posthumous Michael Jackson albums, DVDs, and video games between now and 2017, reports The Independent. The King of Pop was reportedly working on a video game at the time of his death. MJJ Productions, Jackson's production company, has been working on this unannounced home console title for "several months." Word has it that the game features both Jackson's likeness and his recorded speech, as well as many of his hit songs. [Independent]



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Wednesday, March 24

Tuesday, March 23

Monday, March 22

Friday, March 19

Thursday, March 18

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