Mantenna - Thursday, November 4

November 4, 2010

Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo are getting hitched, Lil Wayne gets released from jail, and it's been a rough week for anybody associated with Barack Obama...the Mantenna is free at last!

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Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo are Getting Hitched

After five years together Nick Lachey has asked Vanessa Minnillo to be his wife. Lachey proposed “near a beach” in California with an Asscher-cut diamond with baguettes from Bader & Garrin. The couple released a joint statement saying, “We're excited and incredibly happy about our engagement and we look forward to a wonderful future together.” The couple started dating in 2006 after Lachey split from first wife Jessica Simpson. Here’s hoping they don’t decide to do a reality television show together. [People]

Facebook Reveals When You’re Most Likely to Get Dumped

A new graph doing the rounds uses Facebook status updates to show when you’re most likely to get dumped. The graph was compiled by British journalist David McCandless and unveiled at the TED conference in Oxford, England in July. McCandless and a colleague scoured Facebook for any status update using the phrases “breakup” and “broken up.” He then ordered them by date. The results show that break ups occur most frequently just after Valentine’s Day and just prior to Spring Break. The other ripe time to get dumped is just before Christmas. Interestingly the most common day to break up with someone, according to Facebook, is a Monday. [CNN]

Lil Wayne Gets Released From Jail

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Lil Wayne was released earlier today from prison after serving eight months at Rikers Island after being convicted on gun charges. His managers have stated that he is planning to head for his home in Miami, where they're planning a welcome-home party Sunday. "I was never scared, worried nor bothered by the situation" behind bars, Lil Wayne said Tuesday on I hope an early retirement isn’t out of the question. Good to have you back, Weezy! [TMZ]

It's Been a Rough Week for Anybody Associated with Barack Obama

Following Tuesday's election, many pundits have begun to question Barack Obama's golden touch. Sadly, this seems to be a genetic deterioration given the recent failure of the football team at his daughter's high school. The Washington City paper claims that "If the school’s had a worse football season at any time in its 127-year history, nobody remembers it. The team is winless and has been outscored 373-43. Without the slaughter rule, intended to limit the humiliation suffered by somebody on the business end of a beating by directing the timekeeper to keep the game clock running once a team goes down by 35 points, the margins would have been a lot worse. It’s been invoked in every Sidwell game this year—not counting the one forfeit." Perhaps starting Joe Biden at middle linebacker was a mistake. [Washington City Paper]

Philadelphia Fans Given Chance of a Criminal Lifetime

The Old Spectrum - which used to host many a hockey game - is being torn down. However, before they pull the trigger, owners are giving fans a chance to take as many pieces of history as they can carry home. According to "Saturday fans are invited to take some of their memories with them, in what's actually being called "If You Can Carry It, You Can Keep It." That includes, according to Comcast-Spectacor, folding chairs, used televisions, office furniture, couches and computer equipment." The death rate is expected to be somewhere in the mid 20s. [Dead Spin]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Wednesday, November 3

Tuesday, November 2

Monday, November 1

Friday, October 29

Thursday, October 28


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