Mantenna - Justin Bieber Sells His Hair and Courtney Love Gets Sued

March 3, 2011
Justin Bieber sells his hair, Courtney Love settles a lawsuit over her Twitter shenanigans, and NHL enforcing comes at a price…the Mantenna can't be stopped. It can only be contained!

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Justin Bieber Sells His Hair

Justin Bieber has raised a bunch of cash for charity by selling his hair. The teen heartthrob recently shocked fans by cutting his famous locks. To appease fans (and help a charity) he presented a lock of his hair to Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show and put it up for auction on eBay. The lock of hair later sold for over $40,000. The money raised will go to The Gentle Barn Foundation, an animal rescue organization in California. The winning bid was won by [New York Daily News]

“Love at First Sight” for Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart

Catherine Hardwicke, the director of the first Twilight film, has revealed all about the first time Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart met. The director says the lovebirds had an instant connection when they first meet auditioning for the now popular Twilight films. She says, “[Kristen] felt connected to him from the first moment. That electricity, or love at first sight, or whatever it is.” Hardwicke says the couple had their first kiss on her Malibu bed during the audition. She recalls Kristen fought for Robert to land the role, saying “Kristen was like, 'It's got to be Rob!'” Hardwicke also said she warned Robert , saying “She's underage. You've got to focus, dude, or you're going to be arrested. I made him swear on a stack of Bibles.” Maybe that’s why the couple were so secretive for so long. [People]

Courtney Love Forced to Pay $430,000 in Twitter Lawsuit

According to reports, Courtney Love has settled a lawsuit brought against her by fashion designer Dawn Simorangkir. Simorangkir claims she was discredited in a series of rants posted on Twitter by Love and that they dramatically affected her business. The settlement that was finalized today will apparently cost Love over $430,000 after the whole ordeal is done. Love claimed in court that her negative tweets were only an expression of opinion and didn’t do any legitimate damage to Simorangkir. "The amount of the settlement says it all," Simorangkir’s attorney said. "Her reprehensible defamatory comments were completely false and $430,000 is quite a significant way to say I am sorry. One would hope that, given this disaster, restraint of pen, tongue and tweet would guide Ms. Love's future conduct." This is pretty wild. Kanye West better be careful. [RS]

NHL Enforcing Comes at a Price

Bob Probert was, perhaps, the finest goon in the history of hockey. Sadly, he was also one of the most tragic. According to ESPN “Researchers at Boston University said Thursday that Probert had the degenerative brain disease Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. The disease was found through analysis of brain tissue donated by Probert. He is the second hockey player from the program at the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy to be diagnosed with the disease after death. Reggie Fleming, a 1960s enforcer who played before helmets became mandatory, also had CTE.” [ESPN]

Real Estate Deals Can be Made Anywhere

During a recent game between the New York Knicks and Miami Heat, Carmelo Anthony came across a real estate venture that might ne too good to pass up after being pitched by an opposing player. According to Yahoo! “Anthony agreed to walk through Zydrunas Ilgauskas' $37,500-a-month townhouse at 24 Thompson St., after Ilgauskas, who plays for the Miami Heat, pitched it to Melo during a recent Knicks' victory. The five-bedroom townhouse, represented by Josh Fields of Spire Group, is 5,000 square feet and has hoopster-friendly 15-foot ceilings.” Yes, Zydrunas Ilgauskas makes that kind of money… [Yahoo!]