Mantenna - Monday, August 23

August 23, 2010

Lindsay Lohan's bizarre behavior is explained, The Situation makes bank, and why A-Rod might be bad for the Yankees...the Mantenna just wants to be friends!

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Lindsay Lohan Wants an Apology

Last week Lindsay Lohan's doctors at the court-ordered rehab facility she's attending announced that Lohan’s problems were not her fault, but rather the side effects of being misdiagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). They say her bad behavior can be explained by being wrongly prescribed the ADHD medication Adderall. Now Lindsay wants payback. According to reports, “Lindsay is fuming – she is really upset that the courts put her through all this.” She is apparently “exploring her options" and hopes to obtain some form of apology or compensation from the court. It is unlikely Lohan will sue the court and she is unable to sue the judge in her case. The actress is desperate to be released early from her 90-day rehab sentence and wishes to start rebuilding her public image. [NY Daily News]

Jennifer Aniston Bombs at the Box Office

Jennifer Aniston’s latest film, The Switch, has tanked at the box office by banking a measly $8 million, making it the seventh highest grossing film of the weekend. Sylvester Stallone’s latest flick The Expendables managed to stay number one, grossing $17 million. Aniston’s poor showing continues a bad run for the former Friends star. The recently named fifth best paid female actress in the world (she took home $27 million last year) has not had a bona fide hit since The Break-Up in 2006. This could be one reason Aniston is returning to television. The 41-year-old will reunite with her Friends co-star Courtney Cox for the season premiere of Cougar Town. [Us]

The Situation Earns Bank

It's shaping up to be quite a year for Jersey Shore’s Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino. The reality television star is making an absolute killing off the back of the hit television show. The Hollywood Reporter is estimating that by year’s end The Situation will bring in more than $5 million. His manager, Mike Petolino of Gotham Entertainment, says, "We are really excited about all the opportunities coming Mike's way. He has been able to secure many endorsement deals, business opportunities, and additional television offers based on the success of the show.” Aside for earning close to $60,000 an episode for Jersey Shore, The Situation commands $15,000 - $50,000 per event appearance. He also has his own line of workout videos, supplement line, an autobiography in the works, a vodka contract, a rap single, iPhone app, and endorsement deals with Vitamin Water, Reebok, and clothing line Dilligaf. [Hollywood Reporter]

MLB's Best Player May Also be the Least Valuable

Alex Rodriguez is one helluva baseball player. No arguments there. However, his value to the New York Yankees is somewhat subjective. Without the team's highest paid player, the Yankees are 12-0 this season, and have had no problem scoring runs in his absence. The New York Daily News explores this intriguing development and even offers some interesting explanations for the surprising statistics. Enjoy. [NY Daily News]

Can't Child Safety Services Step in Here?

Kwame Brown, who had his confidence shot and career ruined by Michael Jordan, is now playing for a basketball team owned and operated by Michael Jordan. According to ESPN "A reunion that no one in the league expected after their well-chronicled difficulties in Washington will be taking place in Charlotte this season after Brown struck a one-year deal at the veteran minimum with the Jordan-owned Bobcats." Does he not have an abusive ex-girlfriend or alcoholic stepfather who can fill that void? [ESPN]

Everyone wants to know About Lady Gaga

The controversial pop singer has overtaken Britney Spears as the Queen of Twitter, after receiving her 5,700,000th follower. It's not exactly clear what the appeal is, but this many people can't be wrong, right? Just ask any of the five million folks who digitally hang on Ashton Kutcher's every word. "I vow never to partake in online shenanigans and I vow to always tweet and tweet again," Gaga said. Oh, thank God! Lady Gaga is saving journalistic standards in this country. [Yahoo! News]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Friday, August 20

Thursday, August 19

Wednesday, August 18

Tuesday, August 17

Monday, August 16

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