Mantenna - Wednesday, July 28

July 28, 2010

Miranda Kerr gets pregnant, Chris Tucker owes the IRS a lot of money, and Microsoft's CEO gives out some free phones...the Mantenna needs more cowbell!

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Miranda Kerr is Pregnant

Just last week Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom rushed down the aisle and were married. Many marveled at the speed at which they were engaged (less than a month) and then hitched. Now we may know why: Kerr is pregnant. Us magazine quotes a source as saying, "She's definitely pregnant... Miranda's thrilled. She's telling all her friends, mostly other models, about it." While no official announcement has been made, it’s sure to be obvious soon because the woman wears lingerie for a living. [Us]

Angelina Jolie’s Dark Past

A tabloid magazine has acquired shocking images of a young Angelina Jolie that are soon to be published in a new, unauthorized biography about the actress. Star magazine published “8 shocking photos” in their latest issue, which show Jolie in an S&M style outfit, sitting in a thong wearing a cowboy hat and blindfold. The book, Angelina: An Unauthorized Biography, paints an interesting picture of the young and wild Ms. Jolie. According to Morton, “Angelina got a genital tattoo of Billy Bob Thornton's name, lost her virginity at 14 to the boy who introduced her to knife play, and hired a hit man to kill her (the hit man told her to think about it for a month, during which she decided to live).” Sounds like a fascinating read. [Huffington Post]

Rick Pitino Screws Himself in Court

After what became quite a messy situation (ooh, a pun!), Rick Pitino finally got his day in court today to give his side of the story regarding an affair he had with a Kentucky woman. She had tried to extort him for cars and cash following their sexual relationship that began one night at a restaurant. In an attempt to save himself from losing millions, Pitino had to come clean in court and the results were quite embarrassing. Pitino was reportedly short in his answers, but that didn’t keep him from saying, “Some unfortunate things happened. She opened by pants.” When asked by the US Attorney if they had sex that night he responded, “Yes, very briefly.” So now, not only does he have a fake affair built on money and a wife who wants to kill him, his chances of finding a new woman are slim to none. Rick, seriously, did it matter how long the sex lasted? Remind me to never hire his attorney. [ESPN]

Chris Tucker Owes the IRS a Lot of Money

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Unfortunately for him, Chris Tucker has been blasted with a bill for more than $11 million in unpaid taxes. Officials at the Internal Revenue Service filed documents with the Los Angeles County Recorder's Office today, stating that Tucker's federal tax debts for the years 2001, 2002 and 2004 through 2006. According to TMZ, the unpaid debts add up to $11,571,909. Tucker also had a $3.5 million lien filed against him by California state tax officials last year. This guy seriously needs a new accountant. [TMZ]

Teen Cries over Starcraft II

In what has to be the biggest PC release since World of Warcraft, Starcraft II is finally hitting stores all across the world. But no one reacted like a young chap from Singapore, who was first in line to buy the game and waited 24 hours for the honor. Upon buying the game and grasping it in his sweaty, unwashed hands, he began to weep. It’s good to see that at least there’s one place left in the world where the problems are small enough that someone must cleanse their tear ducts through sheer joy. Comic-Con geeks, eat your heart out. [Geekbot]

Microsoft Head Gives Free Phone to Interns

Steve Ballmer, the CEO of Microsoft, has personally assured that all interns at Microsoft will receive a new Microsoft Phone 7. Last week, in a sign the company is super excited by their smartphone, they announced they’d give a new phone to every employee in the company. This excited many employees, but the company’s poor interns were left out in the cold. That is until Mr. Ballmer stepped in a saved the day. He was asked at an “Intern Talk” earlier today if Microsoft interns would ever receive the new phone. He answered, "Recruiting doesn't have the budget, but I do. So, Yes!..” He then added "...that was the most expensive last question I've ever had." What refreshing behavior from the other Steve. [Gizmodo]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Tuesday, July 27

Monday, July 26

Friday, July 23

Thursday, July 22

Wednesday, July 21

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