Mantenna - Tuesday, December 21

December 21, 2010

It's all Scarlett Johansson’s fault, Tracy Morgan gets a new liver, and Steve Landesberg passes away...the Mantenna is on a road to nowhere!
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It Was All Scarlett Johansson’s Fault

Last week when Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson announced they were separating, the couple released a statement saying were leaving their marriage "with love and kindness." Well, that was merely spin. Tabloid magazine Us Weekly is reporting a different side of the break up story. According to the magazine, a source close to Reynolds blames the actress for the marriage bust-up. The source said that Reynolds “would say that she treated him badly... It never seemed like she made him a priority.” According to the tabloid, Reynolds is "beyond sad and depressed," while Johansson is simply “disconnected and disaffected.” The inside source also said the rumor that Reynolds was having an affair with Green Lantern co-star Blake Lively is completely untrue. [US Mag]

Tracy Morgan Gets a New Liver

Tracy Jordan has received an early Christmas present… a new kidney. The 30 Rock star received the new organ during surgery on December 10. Morgan was diagnosed with diabetes in 1996 but did not initially take the disease seriously. His turning point was when he “got really sick” and was told he’d lose his leg if he didn’t start monitoring his blood sugar level and taking insulin. Untreated diabetes can lead to kidney failure. Morgan’s spokesperson released a statement saying, “Tracy is doing well and taking some much needed time to recover after the surgery. He is looking forward to going back to work after the holidays.” Morgan will most likely miss three episodes of 30 Rock while recovering. [NY Daily News]

Steve Landesberg Dies

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According to his agent, Steve Landesberg, most famous for his roles in Barney Miller and Forgetting Sarah Marshall, has died at the age of 65. Reports are saying that Landesberg died of cancer early yesterday morning and had been battling the disease for quite some time. Steve Landesberg became a household name as Det. Sgt. Arthur Dietrich on the TV classic Barney Miller from 1975 to 1982. RIP Steve Landesberg [NY Times]

50 Cent's House Burglarized

According to reports, two men broke into 50 Cent's Connecticut mansion early this morning and were arrested shortly after by police when security guards were informed about the disturbance. One of the burglars was actually found hiding in a closet, drinking a bottle of wine that he had lifted from the MC’s home. Both men are being held on $50,000 bond. These guys are idiotic badasses. [Examiner]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Monday, December 20

Friday, December 17

Thursday, December 16

Wednesday, December 15

Tuesday, December 14

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