Mantenna - Tuesday, September 14

September 14, 2010

Steve Jobs thinks he's a ninja, George Michael goes to jail, and science proves nobody likes LeBron James...da Mantenna is to be sold, not to be told!

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Steve Jobs Stopped at Japanese Airport Over Ninja Stars?

Apple CEO Steve Jobs reportedly had a bit of an incident in Japan over the summer after allegedly trying to take “shurikens” (ninja throwing stars) home to the U.S. aboard his private plane. Japanese magazine SPA! is reporting that Jobs, who was in Kyoto on a family vacation, was barred from taking the weapons home and became so incensed he said he’d never visit Japan again. A spokesperson for Apple disputed the magazine’s account, saying, “Steve did visit Japan this summer for a vacation in Kyoto, but the incidents described at the airport are pure fiction. Steve had a great time and hopes to visit Japan again soon.” So, is Steve Jobs a ninja or not? [Bloomberg]

Heidi and Spencer Reunite

A brush with the law has led Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag to reconcile, for the time being. Spencer Pratt, who was recently detained for illegal arms possession in Costa Rica, says his recent run-in with the law might stop Heidi Montag from divorcing him. Pratt describes his arrest as the "wildest day ever of either of our lives" and told the Associated Press, “It was clear we're soulmates. I don't see any reason we can't get back on track.” Heidi too seems to have had a change of heart. She released a statement via text message saying, "As far as I'm concerned the last thing in the world after everything we have just been through is to go through with this divorce. But we are just taking life second by second.” Spencer plans to make a big deal out of Heidi’s impending 24th birthday and “sweep her off her feet.” Ain’t love grand? [NY Daily News]

George Michael Goes to Jail

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George Michael has been sent to jail for eight weeks after being found guilty of driving under the influence of marijuana when he crashed his car into a north London shop back in July. Apparently a police patrol found Michael slumped over the wheel of his Range Rover in the early hours of July 4 after ramming into a photo shop in Hampstead. George Michael was arrested and taken to a police station where he was found to be carrying a number of joints. A blood sample was taken and chemicals linked to cannabis were found in his system. He was not under the influence of alcohol. What a burn. [Billboard]

Science Proves Nobody Likes LeBron James, Possibly Because he Eats Worms

In professional sports, a player's "Q score" shows how liked he is by the sports world. At this point last year, LeBron James had a 24 percent "positive rating." Today, he is sitting at just 14 percent. According to CNBC "In fact, LeBron is now the sixth most disliked sports personality, according to The Q Score Company, behind Michael Vick, Tiger Woods, Terrell Owens, Chad Ochocinco, and Kobe Bryant." Kind of a rough group to be in if you're Chad Ochocinco. [CNBC]

Clinton Portis is not as Sexist as Previously Thought

The Washington Redskins star running back recently addressed the topic of females in the locker room by claiming "You put a woman and you give her a choice of 53 athletes, somebody got to be appealing to her." Today, he altered his view. "I was wrong to make the comments I did, and I apologize," he said in a statement. "I respect the job that all reporters do. It is a tough job and we all have to work and act in a professional manner. I understand and support the team on these issues." Looks like somebody just put himself back on Hannah Storm's Christmas card list. [ESPN]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Monday, September 13

Friday, September 10

Thursday, September 9

Wednesday, September 8

Tuesday, September 7

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