Mantenna – Russell Brand Honors Amy Winehouse with Heartfelt Letter
Russell Brand Honors Late Friend Amy Winehouse with Heartfelt Letter
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After singer Amy Winehouse was found dead in her London home Saturday morning, comedian Russell Brand hit his blog directly after the news broke to vent about the tragic passing of his very good friend. Brand talked mostly about the disease of addiction and all of the amazing traits Amy possessed. He stated: "When you love someone who suffers from the disease of addiction you await the phone call. There will be a phone call…To me with my limited musical knowledge this information placed Amy beyond an invisible boundary of relevance; "Jazz singer? 'She must be some kind of eccentric' I thought. I chatted to her anyway though, she was after all, a girl, and she was sweet and peculiar but most of all vulnerable." Hit Brand's blog to check out the letter in its entirety. RIP Amy Winehouse.
Scientists Declare Time Travel Impossible
In a blow to wannabe Dr. Whos or Marty McFlys, scientists have ruled out the possibility of time travel. The prospect of time travel was raised 10 years ago when scientists discovered superluminal optical pulses that appeared to travel faster than the speed of light. It turned out this was merely a visual effect. Nonetheless scientists thought it possible that a single photon could exceed the speed of light. Now a new study proves this impossible. The study, led by Du Shengwang of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, proves that a single photon obeys Einstein's theory that nothing can travel faster than the speed of light. Shengwang says, "By showing that single photons cannot travel faster than the speed of light, our results bring a closure to the debate on the true speed of information carried by a single photon. Our findings will also likely have potential applications by giving scientists a better picture on the transmission of quantum information."
The 2011-12 NFL Season is Back On
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According to reports, in a joint statement from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith, the NFL season is back on due to the league's new collective bargaining agreement. "It's been a long time coming," said Goodell at union headquarters in Washington. After some seriously dramatic negotiations over the past four months, both sides finally came to an agreement to give the fans what they truly want. "We know what we did to frustrate our fans over the last several months -- they want football," Goodell went on. "We are sorry for the frustration we put them through over the last six months." Let's do this!
Kristin Cavallari Gets Dumped by Jay Cutler Days after Engagement Party
Just days after celebrating their engagement Kristin Cavallari and Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler have called it quits. It was Cutler who pulled the plug on the couple's three-month engagement. According to Us Weekly, "Jay dumped her out of nowhere." Cavallari was reportedly "blindsided" by the split and is "upset" and "totally devastated." Cutler confirmed the split on Facebook, writing, "Thank you all for the support, but if you talk bad about Kristin I will delete and block you." Friends close to Cavallari said they saw the split coming and called Cutler "controlling." The couple met last summer and dated for less than a year.
Norwegian Murderer Tries to Pass the Buck
In the latest instance of someone trying to pass the blame for violent acts on video games, Anders Behring Breivik who committed the massacre in Norway has claimed Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and World of Warcraft were both aids in planning his attacks. He claims that Modern Warfare 3 is so realistic that he was able to work on the actual strategy of the attacks with the game, and he used World of Warcraft as a ruse to get nosy relatives and friends off his trail when he thought they were suspicious of his lack of interaction. The bottom line is that this guy is a crackpot, and if he didn't have these games to help him do his bidding he would have found another way. Spike.com sends its condolences to the friends and families affected by this tragedy.