Mantenna - Tuesday, January 4

January 4, 2011

Taylor Swift is already calling it quits with Jake Gyllenhaal, Alec Baldwin talks about running for office, and the Pittsburgh Penguins get an extra home game in 2010...the Mantenna be big pimpin' and spendin' cheese!

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Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal Call It Quits

The tabloid’s favorite new couple is no longer. After dating for nearly two months, Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal have broken up. A source told People magazine, “They're over. It ended last month.” The two reportedly spent Christmas and New Year’s Eve apart and have not been photographed together since December 9, 2010. The singer and actress reportedly started dating after meeting on the set of Saturday Night Live. [People]

Alec Baldwin Talks About Running For Office

Actor Alec Baldwin has announced he’s thinking about running for office. The 30 Rock star appeared on CNN’s Parker Spitzer program where he spoke of the “difficult” decision to quit acting and become a politician. Baldwin says he wants to enter politics to fight for the middle class. He told host Eliot Spitzer, “I don't want to say this in an anti-elitist way, but we've had men who are Ivy League-groomed running this country since 1988. We've had 22 years of Yale and Harvard running this country right now, and the problems aren't getting solved.” Baldwin says his fame and fortune has not changed him as a person and that he can still relate to the common man. [Parker Spitzer]

Waka Flocka Flame Surrenders to Police

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Georgia rapper Waka Flocka Flame turned himself in to authorities yesterday on drug and gun charges. Flocka faces charges of possessing marijuana, possessing a firearm by a convicted felon, and possessing a firearm during a crime. Waka is also charged with breaking Georgia 's anti-gang laws and violating probation for driving on a suspended license. The bond has been listed at $31,000. This guy really needs to stop living his music. [BET]

Kendra Wilkinson Asks Husband to take a Minor Pay Cut

After the shocking success of her “unauthorized” sex tape, Kendra Wilkinson has reportedly asked her husband to make some minor legal adjustments in their relationship. According to The Courier “Thanks to the leaked sex tape, the popularity of her E! reality documentary soap, Kendra, and a host of endorsement deals, Wilkinson now earns substantially more cash than husband Hank Baskett, who has been traded from NFL team to NFL team no fewer than three times since the couple married in June 2009. So Wilkinson wants 28-year-old Baskett to sign a post-nuptial agreement to bar him from her assets in the event of a divorce.” Not exactly a flattering account of things for Mr. Baskett. [Courier Mail]

Looks like the Pittsburgh Penguins get an Extra Home Game in 2010

In order to give the Pittsburgh Penguins even more coverage than it has in previous years, the NHL (and their fans) have decided to vote half of their roster into the All-Star Game to give the sporting world another look at Sidney Crosby’s sweet moustache. The Montreal Gazette notes that “the votes are in, and the Pittsburgh Penguins have dominated fan balloting for the NHL's all-star game later this month. The Penguins garnered four of the six positions, with Pittsburgh captain Crosby leading the way with 635,509 total votes when the polls closed just before midnight ET on Monday.” Sadly, All-Star goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury was unavailable for comment. [Montreal Gazette]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Monday, January 3

Tuesday, December 28

Monday, December 27

Tuesday, December 21

Monday, December 20

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