Mantenna – Charlie Sheen Opens Up About Steroid Use

June 29, 2011
Charlie Sheen comes clean about his brief foray into steroid use, Justin Timberlake now owns a slice of MySpace, and Harrison Ford rips into Shia LaBeouf…the Mantenna floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee!

Charlie Sheen Did Steroids During Major League

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In a new interview in Sports Illustrated, Charlie Sheen opens up a bit and admitted to using some performance-enhancing drugs to bulk up for role of Ricky Vaughn during the filming of the 1989 baseball classic Major League. "It was the only time I ever did steroids," Sheen said to the mag. "I did it for like six or eight weeks. You can print this, I don't give a.... My fastball went from 79 to like 85…" The former Two and a Half Men star also said that the use of the drug made him "just a little bitchier than normal." Good to know. [TMZ]

Diet Soda is Making You Fat

Next time you reach for a can of diet soda and think you’re making the healthy choice, think again. A new study shows that drinking diet soda may make you gain weight. The study, conducted by the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, followed 474 diet soda drinkers aged 65 to 74 over a 10-year period. They found that “diet soda drinkers' waists grew 70 percent more than non-drinkers.” Those frequent consumers who drank two or more cans a day saw a staggering 500 percent increase in girth over non soda drinkers. Dr. Helen Hazuda, one of the authors of the study said, “Data from this and other prospective studies suggest that the promotion of diet sodas as healthy alternatives may be ill-advised. They may be free of calories, but not of consequences.” Researchers believe the high level of artificial sweeteners in diet soda is distorting appetites and causing people to actually crave extra sweet food. The sweetener may also inhibit the brain’s ability to feel full. So what should you consume instead of diet soda? The answer is simple, bland, and plentiful: water. [CBS News]

Justin Timberlake Now Owns a Slice of MySpace

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MySpace has a new owner. News Corp, which bought the former Internet darling in 2005 for $580 million, has sold the struggling social networking website for a massive loss. The company was bought by Specific Media for $35 milllion. The company’s CEO Tim Vanderhook said in a press release, “MySpace is a recognized leader that has pioneered the social media space. The company has transformed the ways in which audiences discover, consume, and engage with content online. There are many synergies between our companies as we are both focused on enhancing digital media experiences by fueling connections with relevance and interest.” Specific Media also announced that Justin Timberlake will take an ownership in MySpace as well. Timberlake will play “a major role in developing the creative direction and strategy for the company.” Timberlake released a statement saying, “There's a need for a place where fans can go to interact with their favorite entertainers, listen to music, watch videos, share and discover cool stuff, and just connect. MySpace has the potential to be that place.” [CNET]

Harrison Ford Lets Shia LaBeouf Have It

In what could possibly go on to become one of the better celebrity feud moments of the year, Han Solo himself, Harrison Ford, ripped into fellow Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull costar Shia LaBeouf during an interview in response to his harsh criticism of the film. Ford told Details: "I think he was a f***ing idiot. As an actor, I think it's my obligation to support the film without making a complete ass of myself. Shia is ambitious, attentive, and talented - and he’s learning how to deal with a situation which is very unique and difficult." [FilmDrunk]