Mantenna - Tuesday, October 5

October 5, 2010

Lil Wayne gets tossed into solitary confinement, Kim Kardashian takes New York, and women would rather be skinny than in love...the Mantenna is just that damn good!

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Lil Wayne Tossed in Solitary Confinement

After breaking jail rules by having an MP3 player on him, Lil Wayne is apparently going to serve the remainder of his time behind bars in solitary confinement. Weezy has been moved into “punitive segregation” until his expected release date in November. Correction Department spokesman Stephen Morello said that his punishment was for hiding a charger, MP3 player and headphones in his cell earlier this year. Lil Wayne will now spend 23 out of 24 hours inside the cell, with an hour of guard-supervised recreation. Wow. This is no joke. [MTV]

Women Are Happier Slim Than with a Man

When it comes to happiness women would rather be thin than in a loving relationship with a man. According to a 24-year German study, “a woman’s weight has a greater effect on her spirits than her love life does.” Apparently being overweight causes more “misery and suffering” than being a single lady. Also being thin is apparently more satisfying than being in a relationship. The study points out that, in general, obese or overweight women are stigmatized and judged, while being single is more socially acceptable. [Daily Mail]

Kim Kardashian Takes New York

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Watch out men of New York, Kim Kardashian is on the prowl. The reality television star has moved to New York City to film her new reality television show Kourtney and Kim Take New York. In the past the 29-year-old has revealed an aversion to dating. Now it seems her friends and family have taken to setting her up. This morning she told Ryan Seacrest, “Everyone is now trying to hook me up. In a way, since I hate meeting new people and I hate that first-dating thing. It's kind of reassuring to know, ‘Okay, this [person] knows them, so maybe they're normal.’” Kardashian says she’s excited to be in a new city and excited by the prospects of meeting a new man. [NY Daily News]

Baseball Ends 162-Game Season with Brief Playoff Beginning Tomorrow

Now that the endless regular season has come to a close, Major League Baseball fans can focus on the short-but-sweet wild card matchups slated for Wednesday. In case you don't follow the sport (or lost interest sometime in June) the Texas Rangers will take on the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, the Minnesota Twins will play the New York Yankees, the Cincinnati Reds will battle the Atlanta Braves and the San Francisco Giants will take on the Philadelphia Phillies. In case you're looking for a prediction (or a team to bet the mortgage on) go with the Giants. Cause hey, why not? [Bleacher Report]

Driving Drunk Once is Fine, but the Second Time (You Get Caught) is Unacceptable

Dwayne Jarrett found out that the Carolina Panthers will absolutely not tolerate a second DWI arrest from a player with limited upside and mediocre career statistics. According to Yahoo! Sports "The Carolina Panthers released receiver Dwayne Jarrett on Tuesday, hours after his second arrest on a charge of driving while impaired in less than three years." General Manager Marty Hurney claimed "I talked to Dwayne and told him the situation here is just not working out for either side." Except, of course, the DMV, which will be collecting all sorts of hefty fines from Jarrett. [Yahoo]


Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Monday, October 4

Friday, October 1

Thursday, September 30

Wednesday, September 29

Tuesday, September 28

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