Mantenna - Wednesday, August 4

August 4, 2010

Drew Barrymore talks phone sex, Aretha Franklin breaks a few of her ribs, and Alex Rodriguez joins the cheaters in another elite club...the Mantenna refuses to lose!

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Drew Barrymore Talks Phone Sex

As seen in the trailer for Drew Barrymore's new film Going the Distance, Ms. Barrymore gets jiggy with some phone sex. Now a UK magazine has asked the bubbly actress about her real life experience with cellular intercourse. Drew was very open and honest, telling the UK’s Marie Claire that she’s definitely had good phone sex, but that it’s not something she makes a habit of doing. She tells mag, “Oh, I've had successful phone sex - it can work. I think it's f--ing weird - it's super weird. I totally tried it, though, with a little success at one point in my life, but it was just a thing you try, like wearing orange for a while. I don't think it's something I could live my life with.” [Huffington Post]

Jennifer Aniston Impersonates Barbra Streisand

In what has to be one of the strangest celebrity magazines covers of the year, Jennifer Aniston has impersonated Barbara Streisand on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar magazine. The 41-year-old actually does a good job of channeling the original funny girl. According to the magazine, Aniston is a huge fan of Streisand and recounts the first time she met her one New Year's Eve. Aniston says, “"I've loved her since I was a kid, and all of a sudden there she is, and she's just like someone you've always known. You know when you meet people you idolize and then you walk away from the conversation thinking, 'Well, that was a disappointment; they were kinder and more fabulous in my mind'? Well, she was wonderful, and you could talk to her about anything.” Aniston says the key to impersonating Streisand successfully is having perfectly manicured, thoroughly immodest fingernails. [Harpers Bazaar]

Aretha Franklin Breaks Her Ribs

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Aretha Franklin says she's recovering from a fall and will miss two free concerts in New York. Franklin's office released a statement saying that Franklin broke her ribs and has been having serious abdominal pain since Sunday. Franklin also revealed that her doctors advised her to undergo tests on the damaged ribs. Franklin said in a statement that she was "very much looking forward to being in Brooklyn and having a foot-long hot dog at Coney Island.” I will keep my mouth shut on this one. [CNN]

Alex Rodriguez Joins Other Cheaters in Elite Club

Earlier today, Alex Rodriguez hit his 600th home run against a Toronto Blue Jays team that was "happy to be involved in some sort of meaningful baseball event." Rodriguez is the seventh player of all-time to reach the milestone, and the only active player with 600 dingers under his belt. Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa (also members of the club) were unable to attend the game, but likely sent congratulatory urine samples to the 600 club's newest member. [ESPN]

Mark Cuban May Be the Most Obnoxious Owner of an Entirely Different Sport

The Associated Press is reporting that Mark Cuban is the lead candidate to become the Texas Rangers' new owner. "A group of investors led by Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban submitted the highest opening bid for the AL West-leading Texas Rangers at a rare and unusual auction in bankruptcy court Wednesday," the wire service claims. Do I smell Dirk Nowitzki at starting shortstop? [Yahoo!]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Tuesday, August 3

Monday, August 2

Friday, July 30

Thursday, July 29

Wednesday, July 28

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