Mantenna - Wednesday, January 26
Jaime Pressly is having a horrible start to the New Year, Jimmy Buffett gets hospitalized after a nasty stage fall, and Chad Ochocinco is making another trip to the name change office...the Mantenna is running on empty!
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Jaime Pressly is Having a Horrible Start to the New Year
They say bad things come in threes, and that couldn’t be more true for Jaime Pressly. The My Name is Earl star has had a shocking start to 2011. First she was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence after blowing a .22 in a preliminary alcohol test in Santa Monica, CA. Next came the announcement that she’s splitting from her husband of nearly two years entertainment lawyer Simran Singh. The couple wed in September 2009. It was Pressly’s second marriage. Now the 33-year-old is facing a massive tax bill. According to public records, Pressly owes more than $637,000 in delinquent taxes. Here’s hoping the rest of 2011 is a little kinder to Ms. Pressly. [E!]
Terror Alert Losing It’s Color
The color-coded Homeland Security Advisory System, set up by President George W. Bush in the waked of the 911 terrorist attacks, is getting abolished. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is expected to announce tomorrow that the almost 9-year-old threat alert system will disappear by April. It will be replaced with the new National Terror Advisory System that “will focus on specific threats in geographical areas.” When introduced, the color-coded terror alert was immediately the butt of jokes and something the public found confusing and unhelpful. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Mississippi summed it up nicely, saying, “The old color coded system taught Americans to be scared, not prepared.” [CNN]
Jimmy Buffett Hospitalized After Stage Fall
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According to reports, Jimmy Buffett was rushed to a hospital in Sydney, Australia today after he fell offstage and remained unconscious for several minutes. The Daily Telegraph stated that Buffett was finishing up his set at the Hordem Pavillion when he mistakenly fell into a pit at the front of the stage and knocked himself unconscious. Buffet was taken to Sydney's St. Vincent's Hospital and is now in stable condition. Hit TMZ to watch video of the fall. [TMZ]
Mike Tyson is Doing Some Good Old Fashion Procreating
Iron Mike welcomed a baby boy into the world today. He weighed 8 lbs, 13 ounces and is really excited to have his publicist tell People.com about his birth. “He is such a sweet and calm baby. Mike and Kiki are overwhelmed with joy to welcome their son to the Tyson family, the boxer's rep tells PEOPLE.” [People]
Chad Ochocinco is Making Another Trip to the Name Change Office
Better put that Ochocinco jersey up on eBay. Not only is number 85 looking for an offseason trade, but he’s also searching for a bit more normalcy too. Sports Climax reports “Ochocinco, the man formally known as Chad Johnson then later “Robin” revealed his plans to change his name back to Chad Johnson . . . you following that? While participating in an interview with Trey Wingo on the ESPN show “NFL Live” on Tuesday, Ocho. . . I mean Johnson, said the Ochocinco name had been “fun” but wanted to let fans know he was making the move.” Who would have thought that a guy who named himself after a non-existent Spanish number would be so fickle? [SC]
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