Mantenna - Friday, February 19

February 18, 2010

Sean Penn has been charged with battery, an actress with down syndrome lays the smack down on Sarah Palin, and Lil Wayne gets eight root canals...let's hug it out, Mantenna!

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Sean Penn Charged

Sean Penn has officially been charged with battery and vandalism. The charges are a result of an altercation with a paparazzi photographer in Los Angeles last year. Penn was videotaped by celebrity website TMZ kicking a photographer and screaming at him to “get out.” The actor will have to front court March 22nd. It is unknown whether he will plead guilty to the two misdemeanor charges. If found guilty Penn faces up to 18 months in jail. [LA Times]

One of Tiger’s Porn Star Mistresses Wants a Personal Apology

Porn star Joslyn James, who reportedly had a three-year affair with Tiger Woods, held her own press conference immediately following Tiger’s incredibly insincere public apology. The adult film star, who said she had two abortions while seeing Woods, called his apology “faked” and demanded he apologize to her in person. She told the media, “I would be open to a telephoned apology from Tiger but I really feel that I deserve to look at him in person, face to face, in the eyes because I did not deserve this. An apology, one that was meaningful and that meant something, and I didn't hear none of that. He's so selfish; it's not about anybody but him. It didn't feel like it was real. Tiger pursued me over time and I fell in love with him and told me he loved me.” What a moron. [E! Online]

Actress with Down Syndrome Lays the Smack Down on Sarah Palin

Former governor Sarah Palin has been making a big stink, along with her benighted daughter Bristol, about the portrayal of people with down syndrome on Family Guy. But someone with a lot more knowledge of the matter, Andrea Fay Friedman – the actress who did the voice for the character with down syndrome on Family Guy – has recently spoken out about the Palin clan. “My parents raised me to have a sense of humor and to live a normal life. My mother did not carry me around under her arm like a loaf of French bread the way former Governor Palin carries her son Trig around looking for sympathy and votes.” Ouch. [Perez Hilton]

The Goonies 25th Anniversary

If you were a huge fan of The Goonies when you were a kid – or if you’re a huge fan of it to this day – then you’re going to want to make the 25th Anniversary Event in Astoria, Oregon where the film was shot. The event takes place from June 4th through June 7th and will offer crazy stuff like meet-and-greets with the stars, a black carpet screening of The Goonies, the Truffle Shuffle 5k walk, and lots more. Few events promise to recapture the ‘80s as successfully as this one hopefully will. [/Film]


Lil Wayne Gets Eight Root Canals


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After hearing that Lil Wayne would have his trip to jail postponed due to some dental work, it turns out that it was actually pretty damn serious. It’s being reported that Wanye’s dentistry session included a staggering eight root canals in one day. Ouch. The procedure took place on Tuesday and apparently took over eight hours to complete. Wayne also had his trademark diamond grill worked on, several tooth implants redone, and had the few real teeth he had left repaired. No wonder this dude drinks so much syrup. [MTV]

The 20 Greatest Moments in Wingman History

Who among us has not either taken one for the team or, at the very least, breathed a huge sigh of relief that they had a wingman willing to step up to the plate in an hour of need? It is with this sentiment in mind that we join our bros at Manofest in saluting the everyday heroes who make our quests for booty that much more fruitful. Here's to you, wingman. [Manofest]

Apparently Texting and Being Useless Are America's New Past Times

At the 2010 National Texting Competition in New York this week, 16-year-old Kate Moore walked away with a cool $50,000 after defeating a collection of people who now have to tell their grandchildren that, not only did they attend a text messaging tournament, but that they lost to a girl who claims the phrase "l8r" should be in the dictionary. Moore was visibly excited about the victory and hopes the money can be used to either purchase a better phone plan or get a dress for a prom that she'll never be invited to. [Yahoo!]




Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Thursday, February 18

Wednesday, February 17

Tuesday, February 16

Friday, February 12

Thursday, February 11

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