Mantenna - Tuesday, February 8

February 8, 2011

Olivia Wilde is single, Christina Aguilera does a perfect version of the National Anthem during rehearsals, and Carmelo Anthony may whine his way to the Lakers...the Mantenna never has an off-season!

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Olivia Wilde is Single

Olivia Wilde has announced she is separating from her husband of eight years. The Tron actress eloped with Tao Ruspoli, an Italian prince, when she was 18 years old. Ruspoli is nine years Wilde’s senior. A source told People magazine, “They have been living apart after trying for quite some time to make their relationship work.” A representative for Wilde has confirmed the break-up. The actress will next be seen on the big screen in Cowboys & Indians and The Change Up. [People]

Jennifer Lawrence Admits Attraction to Brother

Academy Award nominee Jennifer Lawrence has confessed to being a "redneck" and told Rolling Stone magazine that "little redneck things still come out." One such strange redneck quality that has reared its ugly head is an unusual attraction to her brother. In an interview with the music magazine, Lawrence opens up, saying, “I’m attracted to my brother. Stuff like that.” Lawrence apparently hasn’t acted on those feelings and is currently dating Nicholas Hoult, her X-Men: First Class co-star. [NY Daily News]

Watch Christina Aguilera Do a Perfect Version of the National Anthem During Rehearsals

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Even though she had a lot of trouble getting through it on Super Sunday, a new video has emerged of Christina Aguilera doing a flawless version of the National Anthem during rehearsals for the opening of Super Bowl XLV. The irony is so thick you could cut it with a knife. Hit the link to check it out. [Billboard]

Carmelo Anthony May Whine his Way to the Lakers

The squeaky wheel may not always get the grease, but in NBA trade talks it does occasionally end up on a better team. According to ESPN “The Lakers and the Denver Nuggets have had preliminary discussions about a blockbuster trade that would send Carmelo Anthony to Los Angeles, according to league sources. The Lakers' package would be built around Andrew Bynum.” [ESPN]

Wake Forest Coach is a Little Too Selfless

Well, this guy just raised the bar a little too high for the coaching community. According to the Associated Press “Wake Forest baseball coach Tom Walter has donated a kidney to a freshman player who suffers from a disease that can lead to kidney failure. Both Walter and outfielder Kevin Jordan were recovering Tuesday in an Atlanta hospital one day after the transplant was performed.” Kind of puts that pizza party into perspective. [Google]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Monday, February 7

Friday, February 4

Thursday, February 3

Wednesday, February 2

Tuesday, February 1

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