Mantenna – Tony Bennett Says Lady Gaga Will Be As Big as Elvis

August 18, 2011
Tony Bennett sings the praises of Lady Gaga, NHL star Sean Avery catches a break, and Rush Limbaugh kind of compares Obama to the new Oreo…wait till they get a load of the Mantenna!

Tony Bennett Sings Praises of Lady Gaga

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While gearing up for the September 20 release of the second (and reportedly final) installment in his Duets series, legendary pop crooner Tony Bennett is singling out Lady Gaga as one of the most talented performers he’s ever seen. In an interview with, Bennett says that he’s "never met a more talented person... I think she's going to become as big as Elvis Presley." Strong praise, indeed. Also making appearances on the highly anticipated release are John Mayer, Michael Buble, Norah Jones, Aretha Franklin, Willie Nelson, Mariah Carey, Sheryl Crow, and more. [Billboard]

Phil Spector's Bid for Appeal Gets Denied

According to court records, insane record producer extraordinaire Phil Spector's attempt to overturn his 2009 murder conviction has been denied by the California Supreme Court. Rolling Stone reported earlier today that the court denied an appeal filed by Spector's lawyers requesting a review of the conviction. The 71-year-old Spector was convicted in the 2003 shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson and a trial in 2007 ended in a hung jury followed by mistrial being declared. Maybe this guy doesn’t really care about freedom, and he just wants his wig collection back in his grasp. [Rolling Stone]

NHL Star Sean Avery Catches a Break

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New York Rangers star Sean Avery is having a pretty good day, at least as far as legal matters go. According to sources within the Los Angeles Police Department, Avery is no longer expected to face charges related to an incident at his Hollywood Hills home earlier this month during which he reportedly struck an officer. According to TMZ, the police had been called to Avery’s residence after a neighbor complained about noise, at which point the star was reported to have shoved an officer. But now it’s believed that the officer was not actually struck, with eyewitnesses stating that his foot was merely caught in Avery’s door. All signs are now pointing toward the L.A. City Attorney dropping all charges. [TMZ]

Rush Limbaugh Kinda Compares Obama to the New Oreo

Rush Limbaugh is at it again. Yesterday during his radio show, Limbaugh used the popular new tasty Kraft Triple Double Oreo to comment on President Barack Obama’s ethnicity. “The triple double Oreo. You wait -- it isn’t going to be long until it’s called the Or-bam-eo or something like that,” Limbaugh said to listeners yesterday. “Well, it’s a biracial cookie here.” Limbaugh even took a jab at Michelle Obama’s push on healthy eating for the country. “The food industry responds with, ‘Oh, yeah? Take this.’ And Kraft comes up with the Or-Bam-eo, the triple double-dipper,” Limbaugh went on.

Limbaugh also called Obama's bus tour "The White Like Me Tour" during the same show. This guy sure does know how to get some attention. [Daily Mail]