Mantenna - Dennis Quaid Admits his Greatest Mistake

April 11, 2011
Dennis Quaid admits his greatest mistake, Benicio del Toro knocks up Rod Stewart's daughter, and the Winklevoss Twins lose their Facebook appeal…the Mantenna is not a crook!Photo: Ron Galella/Getty Images

Dennis Quaid Admits Greatest Mistake

Dennis Quaid says getting addicted to cocaine was the “greatest mistake” of his life. The 57-year-old actor says the drug was prevalent in Hollywood in the early-1970s and he took the illegal substance to help deal with his growing fame. He writes in this week’s Newsweek, “Cocaine was even in the budgets of movies, thinly disguised. It was petty cash, you know? It was supplied, basically, on movie sets because everyone was doing it." Quaid finally quit after having an epiphany that the sugar-booger would kill him. He checked into rehab and it took him two years to get clean. He says, "[rehab] gave me the resolve and resilience to persevere in life. If I hadn't gone through that period, I don't know if I'd still be acting. In the end, it taught me humility. I really learned to appreciate what I have in this life.” The rest is history. [Newsweek]

Winklevoss Twins Lose Facebook Appeal

Cameron and Tyler Winkelvoss’ long-running, soap opera-worthy legal battle against Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook may finally be over. Today a federal appeals judge threw out the twins’ attempt to unwind a settlement signed in 2008 over the formation of Facebook. The Winkelvoss brothers and business partner Divya Narendra first took the social networking website to court in 2004 claiming Zuckerberg had stolen the idea for Facebook from them. That story was turned into last year’s Academy Award-nominated film The Social Network. The lawsuit was settled in 2008. The three walked away with a cool $65 million, but later tried to pull out of the deal claiming Facebook misrepresented the value of its stock. Today’s ruling means the original settlement stands and the twins will not receive another penny from Facebook. [CNN]

Benicio del Toro Knocks Up Rod Stewart's Daughter

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According to recent reports, Kimberly Stewart, daughter of classic rocker Rod Stewart, is expecting her first child with Benicio del Toro. "Kimberly is pregnant. Benicio is the father and is very supportive," Benicio's spokesperson stated. Even though the two are not an official couple, Del Toro and Stewart are apparently set on bringing a new life into their Hollywood world. [L&S]

Matt Reeves To Write and Direct They Live Remake

Let Me In and Cloverfield director Matt Reeves will write and direct an adaptation of Ray Nelson’s short sci-fi story Eight O'Clock in the Morning,. For those of you that don’t know, this 1963 short story was the basis for John Carpenter’s 1988 sci-fi/horror cult classic They Live. Not considered your average remake, this updated version of They Live looks to bring a fresh adaptation of the original source material to a whole new audience not totally familiar with the original. This is easily the best news I’ve heard all day. Obey! [/Film]