Mantenna - Wednesday, September 29

September 29, 2010

Beloved comedian Greg Giraldo passes away, Pete Doherty gets charged with cocaine possession, and rumors surface about a Tiger Woods' sex tape...never mind the bollocks, here's the Mantenna!

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Greg Giraldo is Dead

Comedian Greg Giraldo has reportedly died. He was 44. The well-known comedian was hospitalized in Brunswick, New Jersey over the weekend after accidentally overdosing on prescription pills. TMZ is reporting the overdose was “not a suicide attempt.” The comedian is best known for his appearance on multiple Comedy Central Roasts, The Late Show With David Letterman, and as a judge on Last Comic Standing. Fellow comedians such as Louis C.K., Lisa Lampanelli, Jimmy Kimmel, and many others are mourning his death. Sarah Silverman tweeted, “RIP Greg Giraldo. Belly-laugh hilarious, prolific, good & kind. A thousand oys can’t express.” His family plans to hold a public memorial. [TMZ]

Pay to Play with Hot Gamer Girls

A new online service is making it easier for nerdy guys to meet and play video games online with hot, sexy girls. GameCrush is a new social networking website which hooks up “Players” with “Playdates.” The girls play all sorts of games from Call of Duty to arcade games across all gaming platforms. Sadly the service is not free and costs $0.60 per minute. There are four basic options to meet and play games online. There’s The Arcade for casual gaming, The Arena for serious gaming, The Academy for learning “tips and tricks” from PlayDates, and The Edge for red-light district-type stuff. According to Mashable, “Players are expected to tip points to PlayDates, who can then trade them to get real cash. Simply put, there’s a big incentive for PlayDates to “do more” to earn more points.” So in a sense this service is nothing more than video game prostitution. [Mashable]

Pete Doherty Charged with Cocaine Possession

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UK rock jackass Pete Doherty was charged yesterday with cocaine possession in connection with the suspected overdose death of heiress Robyn Whitehead. Doherty was one of four people questioned after her death back in January. Doherty's friends, Peter Wolfe and Alan Wass, were also charged for possessing cocaine and eventually questioned. All three are on bail and due to appear in court on October 18. These dudes are so screwed. [Spin]

NHL Preseason Hockey Attracts Dozens of Confused Fans

Did you happen to catch the Ottawa Senators preseason battle with the Buffalo Sabres last night? If so, you're in pretty elite company. According to a completely serious graph on "The game was played in front of a sold-out crowd of 980 at the undersized J.L. Grightmire Arena [in Dundas, Ontario]." Dundas, which has a population of 24,700, hosted the game as part of the city's grand prize in this year's Kraft Hockeyville contest."  Following the game, WNBA officials tried to adopt a similar strategy in order to double attendance. [ESPN]

Anyone Still Care about a Tiger Woods' Sex Tape?

One of the porn stars that Tiger Woods allegedly sexed up while still married may have video evidence of the deed. RadarOnline reports that "Tiger Woods' porn star mistress Devon James is meeting porn star producer Vivid in the hope of selling an 'explosive' sex tape of the golfer. The tape is 62 minutes long and 37 minutes of it is 'us having sex.'" Wow, 37 minutes. Honestly, Tiger. Not too shabby. [Radar]


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Tuesday, September 28

Monday, September 27

Friday, September 24

Thursday, September 23

Wednesday, September 22

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