Mantenna – Alex Trebek Injured After Chasing Burglar
July 27, 2011
Alex Trebek is injured while chasing a burglar, U.S. Olympic skier Jeret Peterson takes his own life, and Amy Winehouse's ex claims he could have saved her life…the Mantenna shall always pass!
Alex Trebek Injured After Chasing Burglar
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I'll take Celebrity Chases for $100, Alex. Yes, the host of Jeopardy has injured himself while chasing after a burglar in a San Francisco hotel. The 71-year-old television veteran encountered a female thief robbing his hotel room at 2:30 am and took after her. In the process he snapped his Achilles tendon and fell to the floor, injuring his other leg in the process. The thief had stolen cash, a bracelet given to Trebek by his mother, and other items. During the chase the woman stashed the items in an ice machine. Trebek said he was doing "okay" and fulfilled his hosting obligations at the National Geographic World Championship later that day. A 56-year-old female was later arrested and booked on felony burglary and possession of stolen property.
Facebook's Randi Zuckerberg Calls for End of Online Anonymity
Randi Zuckerberg, the sister of Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and the company's marketing director, has called for the end of anonymity on the web as a way to curb and stamp out cyberbullying. Zuckerberg believes removing anonymity from the web would force people to behave better and be held responsible for their actions. Zuckerberg made the comment during a panel discussion on social media hosted by Marie Claire magazine. She told the panel, "I think anonymity on the Internet has to go away. People behave a lot better when they have their real names down. … I think people hide behind anonymity and they feel like they can say whatever they want behind closed doors." Facebook is one of few online entities that require, as best it can, all members to use their real names and email addresses when joining. Zuckerberg's comments have worried some privacy and freedom of speech advocates.
U.S. Olympic Skier Commits Suicide
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Jeret Peterson, the United States freestyle skier who won a silver medal in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, has died after being the victime of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. According to reports, Peterson actually contacted Salt Lake County Unified Police and informed them where he was before he shot himself. Peterson's body was finally found Monday evening. A three-time Olympian, the skiing star was taken in to custody last week in Idaho for a DUI. He was only 29 years old.
Amy Winehouse's Ex Claims He Could Have Saved Her
According to reports from friends and family, Amy Winehouse's jailbird ex-hubby Blake Fielder-Civil is apparently emotionally distraught following her death due to the fact that he thought he could have saved her from her tragic passing. Serving his 32-month prison sentence for burglary, Fielder-Civil's dad Larry recently opened up to TMZ by stating that once released from jail on March 2012, Blake would have had the power to get Amy back on the straight and narrow before she could do any permanent damage. According to Fielder-Civil's baby mama Sarah Aspin, she "saw him and Amy together" and knows that "they were really in love and they were soul mates." After they began their courtship in 2005 and married two years later after, the notorious partying pair finally called it quits in 2009. According The Sun, after Winehouse's passing, Fielder-Civil stated: "I will never ever again feel the love I felt for her. Everybody who knew me and knew Amy knew the depth of our love. I can't believe she's dead."