Mantenna - Monday, January 24

January 24, 2011

Oprah reveals her big secret, Bret Michaels' heart goes under the knife, and an NHL player is the wrong kind of hit with the ladies ...the Mantenna is going to the Super Bowl!

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Oprah Has a Secret Sister

Oprah Winfrey’s surprising family secret has been revealed…she has a half-sister. Oprah made the announcement on her show today, saying, “For the most part, my life has been an open book. I thought nothing could surprise me but I was wrong.” In a gripping piece of television, Oprah revealed she first discovered she had another half-sister in October of last year. This past November Oprah and her partner Stedman made the trip to Milwaukee to spend Thanksgiving with her new sister Patricia. The 47-year-old is nine years younger that Oprah and was conceived by Oprah’s mother while the talk show queen was living with her father in Tennessee. Patricia also appeared on yesterday’s shows, extolling the virtues of family. Oprah thanked her for not “selling her out.” [NY Daily News]

James Franco's Strange Sex Respect

When it comes to “making love” onscreen, actor James Franco is inspired by the professionals. Franco, who will host this year’s Academy Awards ceremony and is likely to receive an Oscar nomination, says he has the upmost respect for porn stars and their craft. In Newsweek’s annual actor’s roundtable, Franco reveals how he even tried to emulate the stars of the adult entertainment world. He says, “I think if anybody who has made a home sex tape knows, what feels best doesn't always look best. I remember when I was 19 doing that, and then watching it back and thinking, oh, that looks horrible... You have a lot of respect for those actors in pornography, because they are really not just doing it, they're really selling it.” This year’s Academy Award ceremony is going to be interesting. [Newsweek]

Bret Michaels Has Heart Surgery

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Earlier today, Bret Michaels underwent a procedure in Phoenix to close a hole in his heart. According to reports, doctors discovered the hole in April while treating him for a brain hemorrhage. The team over at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center confirmed that Michaels will now have a closure device in his heart permanently to stop abnormal blood flow between the two chambers of the heart. Get well soon, Bret! [E!]

Mortgage Your House for a Chance to Park by the Super Bowl

Want to leave your car somewhere for three hours? Well, if the place you're hoping to do that at is the Super Bowl you should probably hit the ATM first. Fox reports "at an eye-watering $990, ParkWhiz priced a reserved place in its lot at more than $850 above the stadium's official parking fee, aimed at fans reluctant to take a pre-game stroll." But wait, what can I get for $700? [My Fox]

NHL Player is the Wrong Kind of Hit with the Ladies

So, a Toronto Maple Leafs' defenseman walks into a bar and… "the 28-year-old defensive powerhouse was named in a police report filed by a woman who claims the whole thing went down after Komisarek decided to lift her up in the air at a Hollywood nightclub. We're told the woman claims she demanded Komisarek put her down -- but he refused -- so she slapped him in the face. The woman claims Komisarek immediately set her down ... and then punched her in the face, causing her to bleed," according to Yahoo! Sports anyway. [Yahoo!]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Friday, January 21

Thursday, January 20

Wednesday, January 19

Tuesday, January 18

Friday, January 14

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