Mantenna – President Obama Sends First Tweet

July 6, 2011
President Obama sends out his first Tweet, Korea gets set to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, and Charlie Sheen has a new sitcom in the works…the Mantenna is just trying to stay alive!

President Obama Sends First Tweet

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President Barack Obama sent his first Tweet today after holding a Twitter town hall meeting at the White House. The Tweet was “in order to reduce the deficit, what costs would you cut and what investments would you keep – bo.” The Tweet, he said, was presidential history in the making. The President then fielded questions from Twitter users for about an hour in front of 140 invited guests. This was a nod to the number of characters allowed by the microblogging service. Obama answered questions on a range of topics, including the economy. He also answered a question tweeted by Republican John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives, who asked, “After embarking on a record ... spending binge that left us deeper in debt, where are the jobs?" Obama, who is not known for his brevity, ended the town hall meeting by saying, “One last point -- I know Twitter, I'm supposed to be short.” Obama is not an avid Twitter user and when he does make personalized tweets he ends them with “BO.”

Korea to Host 2018 Winter Olympics

Korean city Pyeongchang has won the rights to host the 23rd Olympic Winter Games in 2018. The Korean city has previously missed out on a chance to host the 2010 and 2014 Winter Games. Bid leader Cho Yang-ho said, “Koreans have been waiting for 10 years to host the Winter Games. Now we have finally achieved our dream.” The Korean city beat out Munich and the French ski town Annecy in the first round of voting by International Olympic Committee members. The city received 63 of the 95 votes cast. The decision stunned IOC President Jacques Rogge, who said, “I was surprised by the one round victory. I was surprised by the margin. Definitely the patience and perseverance of the Koreans has been rewarded. The fact they showed the vision that they wanted to introduce winter sports in Asia has also played a role.” This will be the first time the Winter Games are held in Asia outside of Japan.

Charlie Sheen Has a New Show in the Works

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In yet another attempt to keep his career going, it looks like always-winning Charlie Sheen will be heading back to our television screens in the very near future. According to TMZ, a new show starring Sheen will be based on the 2003 Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson bro comedy Anger Management. Sheen will apparently be taking on the role of Nicholson's character, therapist Buddy Rydell. The new show won’t be exactly like the original film, but Sheen will be helping out defendants in the criminal justice system with their anger issues using his snappy comedy skills. TMZ also reported that the deal isn’t 100% done, but the studio is in the final stages of getting things ready to go. More to come…

Eminem’s Recovery First to Sells 1 million Downloads

In an age where the music business is apparently dying a slow death, one of Detroit’s finest begs to differ. According to the numbers, Eminem's seventh studio LP Recovery has become the first record ever to move over a million downloads. According to Neilsen Soundscan, the extremely popular record has sold 1,001,000 digital copies. Even though Em is the first to hit this great mark, Adele's fast-rising 21 is looking to shatter Recovery’s digital sales later this week.