Mantenna - Wednesday, October 6

October 6, 2010

The latest news on Michael Douglas' battle with cancer, the cast of Glee passes The Beatles on the charts, and the Cleveland Browns make a final effort to discourage their fans...the Mantenna lives in a yellow submarine!

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Michael Douglas is Doing Well

Michael Douglas is nearing the end of his treatment for cancer and all signs are looking good that he's beating it. The 65-year-old actor has been undergoing radiation and chemotherapy after being diagnosed with throat cancer. At the time of his diagnosis he was given an 80 percent chance of survival. His wife Catherine Zeta Jones recently told reporters, “He's just finishing up his treatment. He's holding up very, very well and everyone could not be happier with the progress. He's doing fine, thanks. He's strong and the doctors are so happy and he's just about to complete - what anyone who's gone through it knows - a pretty grueling eight weeks.” Douglas continues to lead an active life while undergoing treatment and was recently photographed walking his young daughter to school. [Radar]

Anal Sex More Popular Than Ever

Anal sex, long considered taboo, is more popular than ever. A new national study of American’s sex life has revealed an increase in anal sex compared to a similar study in 1994. The Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University surveyed 5,865 people between age 14 and 94 on their sexual activities. The study found that 20 percent of 18- and 19-year-old women have tried anal sex at least once, and 40 percent of women ages 20 to 49 have similarly given it a whirl. Generally 20 percent of women have had anal sex in the last 12 months, compared with the last survey where only 10 percent of women admitted to participating in the sex act. The survey also reported that more that 40 percent of men age 35 to 59 have engaged in insertive anal intercourse during their lifetime. The Center for Sexual Health Promotion believe the increase is due in part to the Internet and its capacity to more widely distribute information and images relating to sex. [Examiner]

The Cast of Glee Passes Up The Beatles on the Charts

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The Cast of Glee has passed the Beatles for the most appearances on the Billboard Hot 100 chart by a non-solo act. They’ve had 75 songs on the chart, beating The Beatles' initial record of 71. Having sold 109,000 downloads in its first week of availability, their cover of Britney Spears' "Toxic" will arrive as the Hot 100's highest debut at number 16. The music world is officially coming to an end. [Yahoo]

Gilbert Arenas Gives Up Really Easily

Now that John Wall has arrived in Washington to lead the Wizards back to whatever their mediocre definition of greatness may be, Gilbert Arenas has stepped aside and given the number one draft pick the reigns. "Right now I'm out there to hit open shots, teach John the ins and the outs of the game, and then eventually go on and move on -- on my way," Arenas told ESPN. "This is the NBA. There's few players that stay in the same city, so right now the city is John's. I'm not here to fight anybody. I'm here to play alongside of him." For a guy who brought unregistered weapons into the locker room, Arenas is kind of acting like a little girl. [ESPN]

Cleveland Browns Make Final Effort to Discourage Fans

It seems like Cleveland Browns management met in a secret room to develop a plan to make their gameday experience the worst in the NFL. First, they put together a roster filled with collegiate washouts and Josh Cribbs. Then they lost three of their first four games. Now, they've started charging people to stand in the parking lot. ClevelandsaPlum reports that the Browns are now charging fans five dollars to enter the tailgate area, regardless if they want to participate in parking lot grilling or trailer-related debauchery. Seems like a reasonable charge, except for the fact that in order to get to the stadium you have to cut through the tailgate area. So basically, it now costs five dollars to walk to a Browns' game. [ClevelandsaPlum]


Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Tuesday, October 5

Monday, October 4

Friday, October 1

Thursday, September 30

Wednesday, September 29

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