Mantenna - Thursday, February 3

February 3, 2011

Jennifer Aniston talks about how she nearly joined the cast of SNL, Justin Bieber gets booed at a Knicks Game, and one lucky fan buys a NASCAR team with a Lotto ticket...the Mantenna is on a road to nowhere!

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Jennifer Aniston Nearly Joined the Cast of SNL

Jennifer Aniston appeared on The Oprah Winfrey show with Just Go With It co-star Adam Sandler and revealed how she once nearly joined the cast of Saturday Night Live. Sandler told Oprah, “We wanted Aniston to be on the show with us. I remember being on the ninth floor where [SNL exec] Lorne Michaels' office was, and seeing Jen come in. I was like, 'Oh my God, there's Aniston. Is she about to be on our show?'" She said no? She's gonna do that Friends? What the hell is Friends? That was the truth.” The rest is history. [Huffington Post]

Facebook is Probably Making You Unhappy

Logging onto Facebook and seeing the exciting lives your friends are living might actually make you feel bad about your own life. According to a new study, Facebook envy is a new phenomenon that’s playing with people’s mental health. According to the paper "Misery Has More Company Than People Think," published in the January issue of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, “peering into the lives of your peers is making people look at themselves, and some aren't happy with what they see.” Psychologist Dr. David Swanson told CBS News, “What you put on display is how great your life is--the cars you drive, the vacations you go on. Nobody's life is that perfect and so, whenever you start to compare your life to those images, you're going to be depressed, because you're going to feel like your life is lacking.” So the lesson here is stop liking other people’s life and you’ll start liking your own. [CNET]

Justin Bieber Booed at Knicks Game

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During last night's Knicks game at Madison Square Garden, popper Justin Bieber was booed by the home crowd after he was seen on the JumboTron. After the booing, a few teenage girls were also caught crying at the sight of their favorite pop star. I love this game. [Washington Post]

Win the Lotto, Buy a NASCAR Team

A lottery winner has decided to make some sound financial decisions with his new-found fortune in order to ensure the long term success of his family. Just kidding, he’s buying a NASCAR team. Speed TV reports “Denette, a Fredericksburg, Va., native, did not have a promising start to 2009. He was laid off from his job of seven years and had been unemployed for four months. However, that didn't stop Denette from partaking in two of his most cherished hobbies: NASCAR and playing the lottery. After winning four tickets to the May 2, 2009, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Speedway via a radio contest, Denette's luck began to change. On the day of the race, Denette found out he was holding a winning lottery ticket worth more than $70 million dollars.” [NASCAR]

Seriously, Just Read This… It’s Amazing

Standard decency laws don’t allow us to post the majority of what’s written here, but click through to the link below and find out what Mickey Mantle considered to be his favorite Yankees experience. (Spoiler Alert: It’s a ****job.) [LON]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Wednesday, February 2

Tuesday, February 1

Monday, January 31

Friday, January 28

Thursday, January 27

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