Mantenna - Megan Fox Can’t Put on Weight and Technology is Affecting Your Sleep

March 8, 2011
Megan Fox can’t put on weight, technology is affecting sleeping patterns, and former Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr passes away…Mantenna! Mantenna! Read all about it!

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Poor Megan Fox Can’t Put on Weight

Whatever you do, don’t call Megan Fox anorexic. According to her trainer, the super skinny and super sexy actress is angry people think she doesn’t eat. Fox’s trainer Harley Pasternak told the actress’ slim figure is due to a fast metabolism. Pasternak says, “She gets frustrated at times because she's like, 'I need to put on weight.' So she actually weight-trains to keep on that lean muscle tissue. That doesn’t stop this celebrity trainer from worrying, saying, “Do I worry about Megan getting too skinny? Yeah!” [New York Daily News]

Technology is Affecting Sleeping Patterns

America is not getting enough sleep and technology is to blame. The National Sleep Foundation conducted their annual Sleep in America and found that the majority of Americans are not getting the amount of sleep they require. Of the 1,508 people surveyed, 63 percent “claimed that their sleep needs were not met during the week.” The lack of sleep is connected to technology use, with 95 percent of participants reporting they “surfed the net, texted or watched TV at least a few nights a week in the hour before trying to sleep.” Study task force member Dr. Charles Czeisler believes “technology has invaded the bedroom.” According to the study’s press release: “Artificial light exposure between dusk and the time we go to bed at night suppresses release of the sleep-promoting hormone melatonin, enhances alertness and shifts circadian rhythms to a later hour, making it more difficult to fall asleep ... This study reveals that light-emitting screens are in heavy use within the pivotal hour before sleep. Invasion of such alerting technologies into the bedroom may contribute to the high proportion of respondents who reported that they routinely get less sleep than they need.” In. Want a good night’s sleep? Turn it off before you tuck in. [Reuters]

Former Alice in Chains Bassist Dies

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According to reports, former Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr passed away earlier today in Utah. He was 44 years old. The cause of death has yet to be released. Starr, who battled his drug addiction on the third season of Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew, had a long-standing battle with the disease. Mike was the original bassist for legendary grungers Alice and Chains and left the band shortly after the release of 1992’s Dirt. RIP Mike Starr [MTV]

Super Smart NFL Player Tweets Photos of his Animal Fighting

Kareem Jackson wanted to let everybody on the internet know that he was spending some time watching cockfights at a local animal abuse bar. Turns out, this was a poor idea. According to reports, aka his Tweets, it was “My first time ever seeing chicken fight till the death it was crazy…Look at all these people that be at these chicken fights, you would think its a college football game.” Thankfully, he shared the experience. You know, as evidence. [CBS]

Media Accidentally Calls Report About College Football Coach’s Shady Behavior “Shocking”Earlier this year, various Ohio State players were suspended for receiving improper benefits. Today, we learn that their head coach knew long before he led on. Yahoo! reports “Ohio State coach Jim Tressel was informed that several Buckeyes players were selling memorabilia more than eight months before the school claims it was made aware of the scheme.” Tressel has yet to comment on the situation, but reporters are excited to hear some rehearsed denial and mild outrage at the claims. [Yahoo]