Mantenna - Friday, November 19

November 19, 2010

Rihanna says no to Playboy, Wesley Snipes is going to prison, and Steve Nash’s divorce is feeling neglected...careful, man, there's a Mantenna here!
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Rihanna Says No to Playboy

Don’t expect to see Rihanna naked in the pages of Playboy magazine anytime soon. In a radio interview today, the pop star admits she has been approached by the iconic men’s magazine to pose sans clothes. She told Angie Martinez of Hot 97, “I got a few offers to do Playboy, actually. They want to pay [me] to be naked on the cover.” Rihanna says her decision is not about money. She told Martinez, “If I'm gonna to take my clothes off, it has to be in a classy way and (because of) my will, not a check. I wouldn't take any money to do that." So she’s not saying never to a nude pictorial, she just ruling Playboy out. [NBC]

DMX Gets Arrested Yet Again

Here we go again, guys. DMX was arrested at his home late last night in Phoenix, Arizona for violating the terms of his probation. The troubled MC is back in jail once again for not checking in with his probation officer. Mr. X is on probation for aggravated assault. This is the sixth time he’s been arrested. This guy really needs an iPhone to work out his scheduling issues. [TMZ]

Wesley Snipes is Going to Prison

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A federal judge has ordered Wesley Snipes to surrender to authorities today and begin serving a three-year sentence for tax-related crimes.  Snipes was hoping for a new trial, however U.S. District Court Judge William Terrell Hodges rejected the actors request. In a 16-page decision, Terrell wrote, “The defendant Snipes had a fair trial; he has had a full, fair and thorough review of his conviction and sentence. ... The time has come for the judgment to be enforced.” Snipes has been free on bond for more than two years while awaiting the judges decision. His lawyers released a statement saying, “Wesley is very disappointed but staying strong and positive.” Snipes now plans to appeal to the U.S. Supreme court. [NY Daily News]

Steve Nash’s Divorce is Feeling Neglected

Normally, when an NBA player widely regarded as “the nicest guy, like ever” begins divorce proceedings it makes some headlines. That is, of course, when it’s not on the same week as the Parker-Longoria battle royale. Nash’s non-celebrity wife has been with him for years and is the mother of his various children. Nobody knows why the two are separating, but odds are it’s not from sleeping with Brent Barry’s wife. Apparently someone might have beaten him to that. [Arizona]

Greg Oden Postpones NBA Career One More Year

In 2007, the Portland Trailblazers selected Greg Oden with the first overall pick in the NBA Draft. Three years later, he’s still waiting to play an entire season. TSN reports that “Oden would be shut down this season, needing micro fracture surgery on his left knee.” It will leave with him with less than 85 career games played and a legacy of Sam Bowie quality disappointment. Sadly, Kevin Durant –the MVP candidate picked behind him –was not available for comment. He was too busy not being hurt. [TSN]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Thursday, November 18

Wednesday, November 17

Tuesday, November 16

Monday, November 15

Friday, November 12

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