Mantenna - Mila Kunis Talks Black Swan

February 14, 2011

Mila Kunis will never dance again, a teen dies after her first kiss, and an ex-NFL quarterback finds a new career robbing old ladies…the Mantenna don’t lie!

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Mila Kunis Will Never Dance Again

Mila Kunis has revealed the amazing transformation she had to undergo to play a ballerina in the Academy Award nominated film Black Swan. The actress says she had never danced before taking on the role, telling W magazine, “I had never danced in my life” and was “not even able to lift my arm properly.” The 27-year-old actress underwent a grueling training regiment, practicing her dance moves for four months, seven days a week, five hours a day. She tells W, “I had one day off on my birthday. I lost 20 pounds. I tore a ligament. I dislocated my shoulder. I have two scars on my back. And it was worth every minute.” Kunis says the experience was so satisfying that she’ll “never dance again." [W]

Teen Dies After First Kiss

As the world celebrates Valentine’s Day, a British coronial court has heard the tragic story of how an 18-year-old girl died after a first kiss. Moments after college students Jemma Benjamin and Daniel Ross locked lips, Jemma slumped onto a sofa and “began to drift in and out of consciousness.” Her male friend called for an ambulance was tried to administer CPR. He said Miss Benjamin’s “eyelids suddenly ‘began to droop’ and her mouth started to froth before she collapsed.” The inquest heard that Jemma suffered a rare cardiac condition called Sudden Adult Death, which is caused by “disturbance in the heart's rhythm that affects the electrical functioning of the organ.” SADS kills about 500 people a year in Britain. [Daily Mail]

Arcade Fire and Lady Antebellum Win Big at the Grammys

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Canadian indie crew Arcade Fire shocked the world last evening at the 2011 Grammys by beating out pop powerhouses Eminem, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry for the Album of the Year for award. "It was shocking," lead singer Win Butler said. "The idea never even entered my mind, even the slightest bit, until when they said the name of the album." Country poppers Lady Antebellum took home the most trophies overall last night, winning Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Country Song and Best Country Performance by Duo/Group. Possibly the biggest surprise of the night was when jazz singer Esperanza Spalding beat out Justin Bieber and Drake for the Best New Artist prize. Sounds like the Grammy people really know what they’re doing these days. [Grammys]

Ex-NFL Quarterback Finds new Career Robbing Old Ladies

Every NFL player finds interesting things to do when he hangs up the cleats. Luckily for Indianapolis Colts star Art Schlichter, he's found a lucrative path. The Indianapolis Star reports "former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Art Schlichter, whose NFL career was derailed by a gambling addiction, was charged Monday with stealing more than $1 million from a 68-year-old woman in suburban Columbus". [Indy Star]

Peter Forsberg Ends Two-Game NHL Comeback

When Peter Forsberg announced that he was coming back to the NHL, nobody knew how long his newest venture would last. Four days later, we have an answer. According to "just two games into his latest comeback with the Colorado Avalanche, Peter Forsberg has announced his retirement from the NHL at a press conference Monday afternoon. 'The time has finally come that I'm going to retire from the game of ice hockey," Forsberg said. "I won't be able to second guess myself. I really tried and I tried and I tried. I'm really sure about my decision this time.'"  [NHL]

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