Mantenna - Tuesday, January 11

January 11, 2011

Mila Kunis reveals she was blind, Verizon finally gets the iPhone, and Sam Mendes is officially directing the new James Bond film...and the wind cries Mantenna!

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Mila Kunis Was Blind

Unbeknown to most, Mila Kunis was blind in one eye. In an interview with Cosmopolitan, the Black Swan star says, “I was blind in one eye for many years, and nobody knew.” The blindness was caused by a condition known as chronic iritis. The good news for Kunis is she is no longer blind. She told the mag, “I had surgery a couple of months ago. They cut it open and dropped a new lens in there.” The 27-year-old actress is newly single after splitting with beau of eight years child star Macaulay Culkin. Could Kunis’ newfound sight be the reason for the spilt? [Cosmopolitan]

Verizon Finally Gets the iPhone

After years of gossip, rumor, and innuendo, Verizon Wireless has finally announced they are getting the iPhone. The announcement today was widely seen as the worst-kept secret in the tech industry. Verizon President Lowell McAdam made the announcement, saying, “If the press writes something long enough and hard enough, it eventually comes true. Today, we're bringing to market the fruit of our labor with another giant of the high-tech industry, and that's Apple.” Apple has created a CDMA version of the iPhone 4 especially for Verizon. Apart from this, it will be identical to the iPhone AT&T is currently offering. The smart phone will be available through Verizon starting February 10. Current Verizon customers will be able to pre-order the phone starting February 3. The phone itself will be priced similarly to AT&T but it's unknown what data fees Verizon will charge. [CNN]

Sam Mendes Officially Directing New James Bond Film

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MGM released news this afternoon announcing that the 23rd film in the James Bond series is back on track with Sam Mendes directing and Daniel Craig returning as the legendary British secret agent. The release stated: “Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions, together with Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum, Co-Chairmen and Chief Executive Officers of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., today announced that the 23rd James Bond film will commence production in late 2011 for a worldwide release on November 9, 2012.” Our prayers have been answered. [Huffington Post]

Blockbuster NBA Deal Dependent on One Player Finding Someone Who Doesn't Hate Him

Carmelo Anthony is about to be traded! That is, of course, if someone is willing to allow Al Harrington to play for their team first. ESPN reports "that Denver now wants to change the structure of the deal, insisting on the inclusion of Nuggets forward Harrington in the trade to get salary relief." If nobody is willing to take big Al off their hands, the entire deal may fall through. On a side note, you know you're probably not making the All-Star Game when people are arguing who "has to take you" like the last kid picked in a kickball game. [ESPN]

Somebody Finally Agrees to Coach Michigan

After nearly every other candidate turned them down this month, the University of Michigan football program has found their man/seventh choice. CNN reports "Michigan said Tuesday it has hired Brady Hoke as its 19th head football coach. Hoke, who most recently spent two seasons coaching San Diego State, was a defensive line assistant coach at Michigan from 1995 to 2002. That span includes Michigan's 1997 national championship season." Apparently, sometimes last call comes in January when all the other coaches have found teams to go home with at the end of the night. [CNN]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Monday, January 10

Friday, January 7

Thursday, January 6

Wednesday, January 5

Tuesday, January 4

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