Mantenna - Friday, August 27
Lady Gaga come clean about drug use, Chris Brown is apparently doing great during his probation, and Manny Ramirez can be crazy in a totally new time zone now...the Mantenna is the judge, jury, and executioner!
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Lady Gaga Likes Her Drugs
Lady Gaga has admitted she takes drugs to draw inspiration. The singer told Q magazine that she occasionally uses cocaine and that it's conducive to her creative process. She told the magazine, “[Using drugs] I really figured out the art I wanted to make and was inspired. Some people find inspiration in dark places. I guess I'm one of them. What always made me different is that if I was doing drugs I was also making music. I wasn't just doing drugs.” Lady Gaga says she is not a drug addict, adding, "People who say they need [drugs] to be creative are full of s**t. I'm not some chick on the road getting high and f***ed up every night. I wake up, drink coffee, and get on the phone to talk about the creative direction of the next video.” That’s good to know. [Contact Music]
Levi Johnston Regrets Palin Apology
Now that Levi Johnston is no longer set to marry into the Palin family (he and Bristol called off their second engagement last month) the wannabe celebrity has taken off the muzzle and revealed he regrets apologizing to Sarah Palin. In an interview with The Early Show, Johnston said, “I don't really regret anything, but the only thing I wish I wouldn't have done is to put out that apology [to Palin and the Palin family]. Cause it kind of makes me sound like a liar. And I've never lied about anything. So that's probably the only thing. The rest of the stuff I can live with.” Yep, he can apparently find it in himself to live with posing for Playgirl and playing out his personal life in the tabloid media. Classy guy. [Us Weekly]
Chris Brown is Apparently Doing Great on Probation
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Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg, the judge overseeing Chris Brown's probation for beating the living crap out of Rihanna, recently gave the artist a seriously amount of praise and urged him to keep charging ahead with his community service requirement. "You're doing very well on probation," Schnegg told Brown. "You're doing a great job." Brown has apparently worked to satisfy his six-month community labor sentence and Schnegg also noted she had read positive reports from a domestic violence counseling program attended by him. Brown’s attorney Mark Geragos said at a hearing in May that Brown had logged nearly 300 hours of community work. The dude is still an a-hole. [TMZ]
Well, That was Fun While it Lasted
Washington Nationals pitching phenom Stephen Strasburg rejuvenated the sport of baseball during the 2010 season with an electric style of pitching that had even the most cynical baseball fans believing in his talents. Man, those were two magical months that will apparently never happen again. According to USA Today, "Strasburg left his last start on Saturday with what was initially diagnosed as a strained tendon in his forearm. But on Thursday he had a second MRI exam that showed a significant tear of his ulnar collateral ligament. The recovery time from 'Tommy John' surgery for a pitcher is typically at least 12 months, meaning Strasburg would likely miss all of the 2011 season." Is it too late to re-create the Kerry Wood hype? [USA Daily]
Manny Ramirez Can be Crazy in a Totally New Time Zone Now
Troubled slugger Manny Ramirez has been claimed off of waivers by the Chicago White Sox. Assuming the Los Angeles Dodgers can find a way to quickly finalize the deal, Ramirez will leave the shattered ruins of the Dodgers season and begin working hard to destroy the White Sox's playoff chances. Luckily, he has a rational, calm manager in Ozzie Guillen heading the team, so Ramirez should behave himself for at least the first seven innings of his career in Chicago. [ESPN]
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