Mantenna - Tuesday, April 20
Scarlett Johansson has a very boring life, Cirque du Soleil is launching a Michael Jackson show, and a college football team celebrates 4/20 by getting arrested for growing marijuana...the Mantenna has got the munchies, man!
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Scarlett Johansson’s Boring Life
Scarlett Johansson is on the cover of the May issue of InStyle magazine and opens up her marriage to fellow actor Ryan Reynolds. She says, “I mean, you're married and suddenly you have your own family. There's a nice comfort in that. That part of your life is certain, in a way. You've got your home in that other person.” Johansson also adds that she’s not the type of girl who hits the club every night. She tells the mag, “You're not going to find me at 4 a.m. hitting up the club, bottle full of bub...Maybe on a rare occasion. But I've just never been much of a clubby, nightlife kind of person...I'm not a social butterfly. I've never been part of a scandal that was really juicy.” Wow, it just goes to show that marriage turns even hot Hollywood people into boring homebodies. [InStyle]
Cameron Douglas Sentenced
Cameron Douglas, the eldest son of Michael Douglas, has been sentenced to five years in the slammer for conspiring to sell crystal meth and for heroin possession. The 31-year-old was arrested last summer in a federal drug sting and faced up to 10 years in jail. In announcing the sentence the U.S. District Judge Richard Berman told Cameron that is was his “last chance to make it.” Berman says he took into account two dozen letters written on Cameron’s behalf, including a five-page, handwritten letter from his father. In that letter, Michael Douglas wrote, “Judge Berman, I love my son, but I’m not blind to his actions,” Mr. Douglas wrote. “I do believe out of this adversity he will be a positive citizen. I don’t want to see him break.” Douglas also says he’s “cherished” his weekly visits with son since his arrest. [New York Times]
The Top 29 Cities to Live In
For the second year in a row, the folks over at AskMen.com have unveiled their list of the world's most livable cities for guys. Ranking the urban centers on factors such as weather, cost of living, professional life, dating, and nightlife, the list is a somewhat scientific look at the things that matter most to guys. We won't give away which city took the number one slot, but pretty much all of these cities would be places where we'd be happy to hang our hat. [AskMen.com]
Cirque du Soleil is Launching a Michael Jackson Show
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Cirque du Soleil announced today that it will put on a live touring show featuring the songs of Michael Jackson in late 2011. After the tour is over a permanent production will begin in Las Vegas in 2012 at a property owned by MGM Mirage Inc. The casino company did not say which venue will host the show. A nightclub in Las Vegas will also open with the show. Cirque and Jackson's estate will each own 50 percent of the project and share equally in the cost of putting it on. The estate will also receive royalties from the use of Jackson's music and other assets. [NY Daily News]
Meteor Lights Up the Sky in the Midwest
If you haven't seen it yet, be sure to check out the footage of a bizarre fireball-like object careening through the night sky over the Midwest several nights back. DoubleViking.com has a few different videos of the same event and it's pretty astounding. While authorities have since claimed that the object in question is not a UFO but simply a meteor, the brilliance of the object (along with hundreds of hours logged watching X-Files rerun) leads us to suspect....well, we don't know what, but it's pretty damn weird. [DoubleViking.com]
College Football Team Celebrates 4/20 by Getting Arrested for Growing Marijuana
Four players on the Louisiana Lafayette football team enjoyed a night in jail last night, courtesy of the eight marijuana plants they were growing on their balcony. While it's unsure why they were growing their buds in plain sight, or which one of their neighbors decided to spoil the fun by calling the cops, there is a certain amount of intrigue as to the timing of their arrest. We're the southern officers trying to make some sort of point, or is there a mandatory "let's spoil everyone's 4:20 fun" law in the books? [The Advertiser]
Hippies Have the World's Fastest Internet Connections
With the average speed at 18.7Mbps, Berkeley, California is on top on Akamai's list of worldwide data speeds. Second place is Chapel Hill, North Carolina followed by Stanford, California before moving onto the usual suspects in Japan and Korea. Why are these three cities so high on the list? The universities they all host. They all have such insane speeds on campus that they jack up the average for their entire cities. When you filter out college towns from the list, every city in America falls off. So really, you can get super Internet speeds in Berkeley. But you're gonna have to pay for it by, you know, attending Berkeley. And if you live off-campus, one of the normal ISPs is probably going to make you suffer. [Arstechnica]
Apple Announces 3G iPad Launch Date
There was a bit of confusion with Apple's online store update yesterday as to when the 3G version of its iPad will actually make its retail debut. Let that fog of ignorance be no more, as Cupertino has today named April 30th, a Friday, as the day the WiFi + 3G slate will arrive in stores. In American stores, that is. Don't get all excited if you live outside the U.S. [Apple]
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