Mantenna - Monday, February 7

February 7, 2011

Shia LaBeouf isn't afraid to throw down, Bristol Palin is threatening the world with a fancy lady-pen, and EA Sports continues to make local sports analysts feel poorly about themselves. It's their rink, it's their ice, and it's their hometown...but tonight, we have the Mantenna with us!

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Shia LaBeouf Gets Into a Beef

Actor Shia LaBeouf spent his Friday night in handcuffs after starting a bar fight.The Transformers actor was drinking at the Mad Bull Tavern in suburban Los Angeles when a fellow bar patron started hurling homophobic slurs against him. According to, “The guy was laughing at Shia and called Shia 'a f***ing f****t.' Shia shot back that he was going to 'kick his f***ing ass. Shia then lunged but the other guy got the first punch in. He hit Shia hard in the face and split his lip.” Police where called to the bar and both LaBeouf and his attacker were handcuffed. Neither wanted to press charges, so they were released. [Radar]

Bristol Palin is Penning a Biography

Bristol Palin is keeping the money train moving and is set to add “author” to her limited resume with the release of an as-yet-untitled memoir. The book is already listed on and is set to hit bookshelves this summer.  The Untitled Bristol Palin Memoir will be 304 pages long (long for such a short life) and will be published in hardcover by Harper Collins subsidiary William Morrow & Co. The book is expected to cover her relationship with Levi Johnston, her pregnancy, her mother, and her stint on Dancing With the Stars. It is unknown what the other 300 pages will discuss. The tale of Ms. Palin’s extraordinary life will cost the princely sum of $17. [Vanity Fair]

Catholics Get Confession App

 A new iPhone app has been created that makes it easier for Catholics to confess and resolve themselves of pesky sins. Confession: A Roman Catholic App for iPhones and iPads is touted as the "perfect aid for every penitent." Patrick Leinen, one of the creators of the app, says, “Our desire is to invite Catholics to engage in their faith through digital technology.” He says the app was inspired by Pope Pope Benedict XVI's World Communications Address where he spoke of the need for a Catholic presence in the digital world. The new app was developed in consultation with a Catholic Bishop, who also literally gave the app his blessing. The app retails for $1.99 and has already resulted in one lost sheep returning to the Catholic flock after a 20-year absence. It's a miracle! [New York Daily News]

Video Games are Now Smarter than People

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Last September, thousands of NFL analysts attempted to correctly pick the Super Bowl winner. Most of them did so incorrectly. EA Sports, however, was not one of them. “EA Sports, publisher of the Madden NFL videogame franchise, has taken its latest game iteration (Madden NFL 11) and run through the upcoming 2010 NFL season, offering at least a simulated insight into who’ll be celebrating in Arlington, Texas, after Super Bowl XLV. ‘We wanted to give it a shot,” Phil Frazier, senior producer of the Madden franchise, told “There are a lot of variables at play with multiple teams, but we wanted to see how we do this year. It was one sim, and we let the chips fall where they may,’” reported. []

Here’s a Video of Cameron Diaz Feeding Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez does things a little differently than most people. Eating, for instance, is one of those things. [Yahoo!]


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Friday, February 4

Thursday, February 3

Wednesday, February 2

Tuesday, February 1

Monday, January 31

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