Mantenna - Thursday, April 15

April 15, 2010

Jenny McCarthy accuses Steven Seagal of harassment, Peter Steele of Type O Negative dies, and court documents show how Ben Roethlisberger attracts women...Mantenna FTW!

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Steven Seagal Reportedly Ordered Jenny McCarthy to Strip

Steven Seagal is currently in hot water after a former employee sued him for sexual harassment, illegal trafficking of females for sex, failure to prevent sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and false representation about employment. Now it has emerged that the actor might have a history of harassing women, including Jenny McCarthy. In an unearthed 1998 interview with Movieline magazine, McCarthy recounted how she was asked to strip by Seagal during her audition for Under Siege 2. She said, “I go inside Seagal's office, and he's by himself and says, 'Sit on my couch.’ Then he said, 'Take off your dress.' I just started crying and said, 'Rent my Playboy video, you a*****e!' and ran out to the car." CBS is also reporting that “in 1998, nine women came forward in a Penthouse magazine feature to tell their tales of harassment at the hands of the action film star.” The s**t’s about to hit the fan! [CBS News]

The Larry King Divorce Turns Ugly

Yesterday, Larry King filed for divorce from his wife of 13 years, Shawn Southwick. Today, the divorce turned ugly. News is flying about that the reason the marriage ended was because Larry had a five-year affair with Shawn’s sister Shannon Engemann. According to TMZ, “Larry bought wildly expensive gifts for Shannon Engemann, including a $160,000 car and tons of gifts from Cartier.” Engemann denies the alleged affair. Now it’s being reported that Shawn was the one having an affair, reportedly sleeping with their son’s baseball coach.  Oh, the drama! [Celebuzz]

Peter Steele Of Type O Negative Dies

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It has been confirmed that Peter Steele, frontman for Type O Negative, has died. In an email, Mike Renault, the band's manager said, "Peter passed away last night. As of now it appears to have been heart failure. That's all the details we have right now." Type O Negative's Web site left a message to fans that read: "The forums have been re-opened. Please play nice and expect statements from the band and family later today. Thank you for your understanding and support." RIP Peter Steele. [MTV]

Volcanic Dust Threatens U.K. Acts' Coachella Shows

Reports are developing that U.K. artists Gary Numan, the Cribs, and Bad Lieutenant could miss their Coachella Festival appearances this weekend because of volcanic ash. Every single flight in and out of the U.K. has been grounded due to a volcanic eruption in Iceland. Billboard is reporting that the ash has been moving south and has also affected flights in Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark, with up to 4,000 planes canceled. [Billboard]

Court Documents Reveal How Ben Roethlisberger Attracts Women

Now that the latest Ben Roethlisberger sexual assault complaint has been dismissed, public records about the infamous night have been made public. Most interestingly, the fact that "Roethlisberger entered the back area with his penis already out of his pants" before having unprotected sex in a small bathroom. So basically, when Big Ben wants to get intimate, he simply pulls out little Ben and then goes to work. [The Smoking Gun]

Get Ready "Every Guy With a Working Automobile," Paris Hilton's Single Again

Anybody searching for an aging celebutant with a relatively clean STD history and VIP access to the finest liquor stores in Burbank, you may be in luck! Paris Hilton is single again after sending former boyfriend "Doug something" to the curb. The 30-year-old aspiring (actress?) dumped her reality show boyfriend in order to date somebody who's "employed" or "trying to be employed." Either way, you probably have a shot! [TMZ]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Wednesday, April 14

Tuesday, April 13

Monday, April 12

Friday, April 9

Thursday, April 8

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