Mantenna - Wednesday, August 18

August 18, 2010

Kat Von D confirms she’s dating Jesse James, Wyclef Jean is in hiding after receiving death threats, and Brett Favre is coming back...pass the Mantenna on the left-hand side!

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Kat Von D Confirms She’s Dating Jesse James

Bad boy motorcycle mogul Jesse James and celebrity tattoo artist Kat Von D were spotted over the weekend getting cozy together in Las Vegas. This sparked rumors that the two were an item, something Kat Von D’s people quickly denied. They said the two were “just friends.” Well, it turns out they’re definitely more than just friends. How do we know? Von D has let the cat out of the bag. In a tweet today she confirmed the two are dating. She took wrote, “Yes, Jesse and I are dating.” The LA Ink star may have had second thoughts though, as she quickly removed the offending post. [People]

Snooki’s New BF Likes Her the Way She Is: Drunk

Snooki continues to suffer ramifications from her recent drunken adventure on a New Jersey beach. At a hearing today prosecutors added another charge of annoying people on a beach. This is in additional to her two original charges - disorderly conduct and creating a public nuisance. Snooki, who was not present in court, entered a not guilty plea.  Snooki's battle with the booze doesn’t seem to bother the new man in her life. Jeff Miranda, a 24-year-old Iraq war vet, hooked up with the Snookster over the weekend and by all accounts it was love at first sight. He tells Us magazine, “Nicole is actually really cute and seems like a cool a** person, even though she's drunk most of the time. She's a real sweet girl.” Definitely sounds like love. Snooki must face court September 8 and if found guilty will most likely be slapped with a $500 fine. [New York Daily News]

Wyclef Jean in Hiding After Receiving Death Threats

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According to The Associated Press, Wyclef Jean has apparently been receiving death threats due to his proposed candidacy for the Haitian presidency. Jean stated yesterday that he has gone into hiding at an undisclosed Caribbean location after revealing the threats to the press. Jean might not even be allowed to run in the November presidential race due to the election's residency requirements. Even though Haiti's Constitution requires candidates to have lived in the country for five consecutive years, Jean seems to think that his appointment in 2007 as a roving ambassador exempts him from that rule. [Guardian]

ESPN Princess and Country Royalty Possibly, Maybe, Definitely Dating

Kenny Chesney, who is apparently in a serious relationship, has found lust in the arms of an ESPN reporter who some people call "a slightly less attractive version of Erin Andrews." According to Star Magazine "the country crooner enjoyed a romantic rendezvous with ESPN sportscaster Jenn Brown last week. They were touching and rubbing each other the whole time. They definitely looked like lovers, like they didn't have a care in the world." Not exactly peephole video quality, but a scandalous affair is something Miss Andrews could still be proud of. [Star Magazine]

Are You People Happy? Brett Favre is Coming Back

Earlier today, Brett Favre announced that he will officially play for the Minnesota Vikings next year. Here's some crap he said at a press conference about it. "I could make a case for both playing, not playing," Favre said. "This is a very good football team. The chances [of going to the Super Bowl] here are much greater than other places. From that standpoint, it was always going to be easier [to return]. I owe it to this organization to give it one more try. Why don't I go back out?' The expectations are high here, as they should be." Are you not entertained? Is this not why you are here? What Brett Favre does now will echo for an eternity! [ESPN]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Tuesday, August 17

Monday, August 16

Friday, August 13

Thursday, August 12

Wednesday, August 11

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