Mantenna - Tuesday, November 30

November 30, 2010

Lindsay Lohan is unable to drive because of the paparazzi, Susan Boyle chokes on The View, and Canadians watch more football-per-down than their American counterparts...I'm starting with the Mantenna in the mirror!
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Lindsay Lohan Unable to Drive Because of Paparazzi

Lindsay Lohan wants to get back behind the wheel but has been denied driving privileges because of the paparazzi. The troubled actress, who is currently in court-ordered rehab, has gained permission from the L.A. County Probation Department and the DMV to drive again. The problem is the Betty Ford clinic won’t let her. According to TMZ, “just when Lindsay was supposed the get the keys, Betty Ford decided it was too much of a safety risk to put Lindsay behind the wheel, because the paparazzi were creating an unsafe driving situation.” Lindsay has hit back and instructed her lawyers to see whether she can take out a restraining order against those pesky photographers. You go, girl. [TMZ]

Kim Kardashian Prayed for Smaller Breasts

The Kardashian sisters are now authors and have launched a new a biograophy titled Kardashian Konfidential. In it Kim talks about how she had body issues when younger and how she wished she had smaller breast. She told Popeater, “Kourtney used to torture me and think I was odd because I had big boobs. I was 11 when I got my period and I started developing. I would sit in the bathtub, take a washcloth, put it under really hot water and put it against my boobs and pray to God, please don't make my boobs grow any bigger. And Kourtney would be like, "Your boobs are so big and ugly!" She was so mean and then I would have to wear a bra and she would say, "Who wears a bra? That's so disgusting." It was so embarrassing.” Thankfully Kim became comfortable with her body and her breasts didn’t become magically smaller. There really is a God. [Pop Eater]

Susan Boyle Chokes on The View

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International singing sensation Susan Boyle apparently did not know that her performance on The View today was in fact a live event. During a somewhat crappy version of the holiday classic "O Holy Night," the Britain's Got Talent standout had some throat problems and went ahead and asked the producer if she could start the song over. This obviously didn’t happen and things got extremely awkward due to the live dead air. Luckily for Boyle, daytime vets Whoopi and Sherri Shepherd saved her in the middle of her idiotic snafu. The woman is a pro, y’all. [Billboard]

Canadians Watch More Football-Per-Down than their American Counterparts

Over the weekend, an extraordinary amount of Canadian residents watch the Grey Cup (Canada’s answer to the Super Bowl). According to TSN (Canada’s answer to ESPN) “Overall, close to 14 million Canadians, or nearly 42% of the country's population tuned in to watch some or all of last night's broadcast on TSN and RDS.” To be fair, Canada is boring and cold, so some people watching might have just been huddled around the television for warmth. [TSN]

New York Yankees GM Relates to his Fans by Doing Insane Things Powered by Unrealistic Expectations

Brian Cashman has decided to show the city of New York just how much he cares about them by putting his contract negotiations with Derek Jeter on hold to scale down a building dressed as an elf…. seriously. ESPN reports “Cashman is scheduled to rappel from the 350-foot Landmark Building in Stamford, Conn., Friday and Sunday as part of the Stamford's Heights and Lights event as a celebrity guest elf. Wearing a full harness and dressed in an elf costume, according to Stamford Downtown president Sandy Goldstein, Cashman will jump off the 22-floor building. There is no protective netting, a spokesperson for the event said.” [ESPN]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Monday, November 29

Wednesday, November 24

Tuesday, November 23

Monday, November 22

Friday, November 19

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