Mantenna - Charlie Sheen Launches $100 Million Lawsuit and Microsoft’s Kinect Enters the Record Books

March 10, 2011
Charlie Sheen launches $100 million lawsuit, Microsoft’s Kinect enters the record books, and Snoop from The Wire gets arrested…the Mantenna is just too damn real!

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Charlie Sheen Launches $100 million Lawsuit

Charlie Sheen has launched a massive lawsuit against Warner Bros. and Chuck Lorre over his firing from the hit sitcom Two and a Half Men. Sheen is demanding he be paid for the eight scrapped episodes and also filed suit on behalf of the show’s cast and crew for the princely sum of $100,000,000 plus punitive damages. The lawsuit states, “Chuck Lorre, one of the richest men in television who is worth hundreds of millions of dollars, believes himself to be so wealthy and powerful that he can unilaterally decide to take money away from the dedicated cast and crew of the popular television series, Two and a Half Men, in order to serve his own ego and self-interest, and make the star of the series the scapegoat for Lorre's own conduct.” Sheen’s lawyer Marty Singer claims Sheen was let go when he was “sick” and “that's a violation of State and federal law.” This is one story to watch. [TMZ]

Microsoft’s Kinect Enters the Record Book

Microsoft’s latest video game system is selling like hotcakes. The new Kinect, which launched in November of last year, is selling at such an impressive rate it has earned a place in the Guinness Book of Records. The Kinect is officially the “fastest-selling consumer device” in the world after selling 133,333 units per day between November 4 and January. Gax Deaves of Guinness World Records says, “The sales figures here speak for themselves. According to independent research, no other consumer electronics device sold faster within a 60-day time span, which is an incredible achievement considering the strength of the sector.” In total 10 million Kinect systems have been sold. By contrast it took Kinect competitor Nintendo’s Wii two years to ship that many systems. [CNN]

Snoop of The Wire Arrested in Drug Raids

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Felicia "Snoop" Pearson, who’s better known for her notorious role on HBO's The Wire, was arrested early this morning along with more than 30 other people in a massive drug raid in Baltimore. According to the Baltimore Sun, all arrests were part of a five-month drug investigation and they targeted large-scale heroin and marijuana operations in the city. Pearson was taken into custody on a state warrant. This s*** just got too real. [BS]

Detroit Tigers Lose 120 RBIs and Two Police Reports from Starting Line-Up

Following a DUI arrest, threatening a police officer, and a mild suicide request, Detroit Tigers star hitter Miguel Cabrera has been given some time off to “work on himself.” ESPN notes “Miguel Cabrera was not on the travel roster for the Detroit Tigers' game Thursday night against the Florida Marlins, a day after authorities released new details about his arrest last month on suspicion of drunken driving.” So yes, he was given a paid vacation for his troubles. [ESPN]

NBA Player Receives Public Outrage for eating at Olive Garden

Gordon Haywood, a star rookie with the Utah Jazz, was recently in New York City. Naturally, he took advantage of this by eating at a Midwestern chain restaurant. “I knew people were hating, but I don't know what's wrong with Olive Garden, to be honest,” he said after a public outcry. Haywood also noted that he had to wait 40 minutes to get a table, meaning that he waited nearly an hour for free breadsticks and bottomless salad. [Post Game]