Mantenna - Tuesday, August 10
American Idol's Fantasia hits rock bottom, Netflix bulks up its streaming library, and the Kim Kardashian-Reggie Bush drama sinks to a new low...the Mantenna is mad as hell and not going to take it anymore!
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American Idol Winner Overdoses
Fantasia Barrino, the soulful winner of season three of American Idol, was rushed to hospital last night after overdosing on a mixture of pills. Her manager Brian Dickens released a statement saying, “Last night, Fantasia was hospitalized. She took an overdose of aspirin and a sleep aid. Her injuries are not life threatening. She was dehydrated and exhausted at the time.” The overdose comes on the back of shocking news that the singer made a sex tape and had an affair with a married man. Just yesterday Fantasia was named in court documents by Paula Cook as having an affair with her husband Antwaun Cook. The 26-year-old has long denied the affair, however yesterday Dickens confirmed that his client and Cook carried out an 11-month relationship. [People]
Portia de Rossi Set to Become a DeGeneres
In a sign of true love and undying commitment, actress Portia De Rossi wants to take spouse Ellen DeGeneres’ last name. According to TMZ, the actress filed a petition on Friday to “legally change her name to Portia Lee James DeGeneres.” Portia and Ellen have been married for two years and started dating in 2004 after meeting backstage at an awards show. De Rossi is not new to legally changing her name. The Australian-born actress changed her name from Amanda Rogers to Portia De Rossi when she was 15 years old. [TMZ]
Netflix to Add More Streaming Flicks
Netflix is set to add even more movie titles to its growing and much loved “Watch Instantly” service. The company signed a check for nearly $1 billion to Epix, an on-demand video service, to obtain the online rights to films from Paramount Pictures, Lionsgate, and MGM. This will mean Netflix users will be able to stream such films as Iron Man and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The company says it can afford the deal by diverting the huge sums of money it currently spends on the postage of DVDs by mail, some $600 million, and paying it to the studios and networks. The new titles from the deal will start showing up on Netflix September 1. [New York Times]
Phil Mickelson May Have a More Difficult Walk to the Fridge
Looks like massive breasts may be a side effect of arthritis. According to ESPN "Phil Mickelson is being treated for arthritis that surfaced just before the U.S. Open and left him in so much pain he couldn't walk." Obviously the fast food world took the news harshly, but the world's future number one golfer remains optimistic. "I feel great now and things have been much, much better," Mickelson said. "I'll probably take this drug for about a year and feel 100 percent. I'll stop it and see if it goes into remission and it may never come back. It may be gone forever." Yes, Phil Mickelson has already defeated arthritis in his head. [ESPN]
Brett Favre is all About the Fans, Seriously! Stop Laughing!
Despite holding out to the point where he was offered $20 million to play one season of football, Brett Favre insists that the fans are the real reason he may come back. According to a cry for attention he made on FOX Sports, the 40-year-old quarterback received an outpouring of support from Vikings faithful desperate to avoid a season with Tavaris Jackson at the helm. If it wasn't such a lie, it would totally be adorable! [FOX Sports]
You Can't Take Reggie Bush or Kim Kardashian Anywhere
The NFL's former power couple ran into one another at a New Orleans Saints player's wedding and all hell apparently broke loose. According to TMZ the pair "got into a drunken fight that was so intense...bodyguards had to tear them apart from each other at a wedding reception." The site went on to claim that it never got physical, but eventually bodyguards stepped in to "pull Reggie away from Kim." Following the fight, the reception was put on sanctions and became anniversary ineligible for the next two seasons. [TMZ]
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