Lady Gaga gets egged by some angry fans, Google is bad for the brain, and Sylvester Stallone's father passes away…the Mantenna is ready for Carmageddon!
Lady Gaga Egged by Angry Fans
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After a live gig at the Sydney Town Hall in Sydney, Australia on Wednesday, a group of extremely pissed off Lady Gaga fans launched eggs at the pop star in response to her performing in a wheelchair during the show. Even though it’s being reported that the mild mob missed Gaga during the messy drama, a few eggs did indeed crack a few members of her entourage. The wheelchair incident went down when Gaga came out to perform "Yoü and I" with her legs bound in a mermaid outfit. After the news broke of her so-called inappropriate use of the wheelchair, Jesse Billauer, the founder of the quadriplegic advocacy group Life Rolls On stated to Radar, "I invite [Gaga] to learn more about the 5.6 million Americans who live with paralysis. They, like me, unfortunately, don't use a wheelchair for shock value." Just another day in the life of Lady G.
Google is Bad for the Brain
Is Google actually making us dumber? Researchers at Columbia University's Department of Psychology conducted a series of studies to investigate the effects that Internet search engines, such as Google, have on human memory retention. The results showed people were less likely to remember things or retain information if they could easily search for such information online. According to the study, Google Effects on Memory: Cognitive Consequences of Having Information at Our Fingertips, “Our brains rely on the Internet for memory in much the same way they rely on the memory of a friend, family member or co-worker. We remember less through knowing information itself than by knowing where the information can be found. Participants did not make the effort to remember when they thought they could later look up the trivia statement they had read.” The study also found that people retained information more readily if it did not exist online.
Sylvester Stallone's Father Passes Away
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At the age of 91, Frank Stallone Sr., the father of action legend Sylvester Stallone, has passes away. According to The Palm Beach Post, Stallone Sr. died Monday after a nasty battle with prostate cancer. "He was in the best 90-year-old-man shape," Scott Swerdlin, president of Palm Beach Equine Clinic in Wellington, told the Palm BeachPost. "He was a very kind gentleman. A lot of fun. He enjoyed his wife, enjoyed his family. He loved to watch polo." After divorcing Sylvester's mother Jackie back in 1957, Stallone Sr. is survived by his wife Kathleen and his children, Sylvester, Frank Jr., Carla, Bryan and Dante. RIP Frank Stallone Sr.
Glee Star Discovers He’s Leaving Show Via Twitter
Glee creator Ryan Murphy has announced three of the lead actors from the hit television show will leave after the next season. Murphy said he wants the characters to leave once they’ve graduated from high school. This means stars Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Chris Colfer will soon bow out of the popular program. The problem is Murphy didn’t let one of his stars know this. Chris Colger, who plays Kurt on the show, said he found out he was leaving Glee via Twitter. He told Access Hollywood, “Yeah, I found out that they made that announcement. I didn't necessarily know that it was going to be our last season next year. I knew something like that was coming up eventually. I mean, we can't be there forever. I don't necessarily want to leave so soon," he went on. "But, I mean, it's fine. It's what it is. And all things come to an end.” Rumor has it Colfer and Michele will get their own spin off series.