Mantenna - Tuesday, December 7

December 7, 2010

Kanye West tops Rolling Stone's Best Albums of 2010, Elizabeth Edwards passes away, and the Los Angeles Dodgers want mommy and daddy to stop fighting...I'm the Mantenna, bitch!
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Kanye West Tops Rolling Stone's Best Albums of 2010

The people over at Rolling Stone magazine have put together their Best Albums of 2010 and some of the names on the list are sure to get a lot of you a tad bit frustrated at the picks. Taylor Swift, Kings of Leon and Drake are just some of the acts that might get music fans ready to throw down, but the number one pick is sure to make all y’all go bananas. Kanye West’s newest LP My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy has been named as the Best Album of 2010 by the staff at the legendary mag. We can’t deny that it’s an amazing record, but it only came out 2 freakin’ weeks ago! Also, does Kanye really need another reason to stroke his own ego? You’ve been warned, Rolling Stone. [RS]

Kirsten Dunst Talks Rehab

In 2008 actress Kirsten Dunst quietly checked herself into rehab. At the time it was rumored that the actress was receiving treatment for alcohol abuse. Now Dunst has come forward and revealed the real reason for her stint in rehab. In an interview with Black Book magazine, Dunst says she checked into the Cirque Lodge rehab facility to get help dealing with depression. On entering rehab, Dunst says, “My friends and family were put in a position where they had to defend me, and it was an awful time.” Dunst notes that while she likes to party, she does occasionally drink too much. “When you're a single girl in your twenties, yeah, you go out with your friends,” Dunst said. “And sometimes you drink too much. I don't know anybody else, with any type of job, who doesn't do that.” In-deed. [Black Mag Book]

Elizabeth Edwards Dies

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Elizabeth Edwards, the embattled wife of presidential candidate John Edwards, has unexpectedly lost her battle with cancer. Elizabeth was first diagnosed with breast cancer on Election Day in 2004 when John Kerry and her husband were defeated by the incumbent President George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. Her cancer returned in 2007 as her husband battled it out for the Democratic presidential nomination. Edwards was seen as a figure of courage and hope as she publicly dealt with her incurable cancer during the heated primaries. Privately she was also dealing with her husband’s infidelity. Yesterday friends of Edwards announced that Edwards’ cancer had spread to her liver and that she had stopped treatment. The 61-year-old posted a message on Facebook, saying, “I have been sustained throughout my life by three saving graces — my family, my friends, and a faith in the power of resilience and hope.” She added: “The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered. We know that.” Elizabeth Edwards was surrounded by family and friends when she passed away this morning in her North Carolina home. [NY Times]

Really Famous Guy in Canada Makes Really Awkward Political Speech

Don Cherry is a Canadian broadcasting God. He has been hosting Hockey Night in Canada since before you were born (assuming you were born after 1970) and broadcasting live sports since Bobby Orr played Pee Wee hockey. That’s why, when he was asked to deliver a political speech at the Toronto Mayoral rally he decided to adopt the Mel Gibson I’m famous enough to be as offensive as I want strategy. Assuming you’re not a “left wing pinko,” it turned out to be highly entertaining. [News 1010]

Los Angeles Dodgers Want Mommy and Daddy to Stop Fighting

The McCourt divorce has just been finalized and instead of children or a small dog, the pair were fighting over custody of the Los Angeles Dodgers. According to “the judge presiding over the bitter battle for the Los Angeles Dodgers has granted Jamie McCourt's request to throw out the marital property agreement that gives her ex-husband sole ownership of the team.” It’s unclear how the agreement will work, but inside sources claim that the Dodgers will play for Mr. McCourt from Monday-Friday, and then spend weekends with his ex-wife. [ESPN]

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Friday, December 3

Thursday, December 2

Wednesday, December 1

Tuesday, November 30

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