Mantenna - Tuesday, November 16

November 16, 2010

The future King of England finally finds his Princess, a new study finds that pot causes brain damage, and the NFL will not tolerate good parenting...the Mantenna doesn't roll on Shabbos!
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Future King of England Finds His Princess

Prince William, the third in line for the British throne, has popped the question to his long-term girlfriend Kate Middleton. The couple began dating after meeting at the University of St Andrews in 2001. Prince William actually proposed three weeks ago in Kenya; however Buckingham Palace waited until today to make the official announcement. William proposed with the same engagement ring given to his late mother Princess Diana. William said the ring was “very special” and was his way “to make sure my mother did not miss out on today and the excitement that we are going to spend the rest of our lives together.” The highly anticipated royal wedding will take place sometime next spring or summer. [Sky]

Pot Causes Brain Damage

Smoking pot not only makes you not want to leave the couch, it damages your brain. A new study on the effects of chronic marijuana use found that it severely affects cognitive function. The study conducted by Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital found that chronic pot smokers who started lighting up by age 16 “performed significantly worse on cognitive function tests than both non-smokers and those who became chronic smokers later in life.” They made more errors, often repeated those errors even when corrected and had difficulty maintaining focus. According to the study, chronic marijuana use was defined as “smoking pot at least five of the last seven days and a minimum of 3,000 joints in a lifetime.” Dr. Staci Gruber, the lead author of the study, says, “We have to be clear about getting the message out that marijuana isn't really a benign substance. It has a direct effect on executive function. The earlier you begin using it, and the more you use of it, the more significant that effect.” This sucks, bro. [ABC News]

8 Actors Recast as Voldemort

Source: Warner Bros/Next Movie

Our homies over at Next Movie have put together a wacky list of the 8 Actors Recast as Voldemort. They’re not saying that Ralph Fiennes isn’t perfect for the role in the Harry Potter series, but what if the filmmakers had gone elsewhere when casting Lord Voldy? Luckily for us all, the Next Movie masterminds did the dirty work themselves and imagined eight other actors as Voldemort for us all to view. Hit it, guys. [Next Movie]

The NFL Will Not Tolerate Good Parenting

San Francisco 49ers Guard Chilo Rachal decided to skip practice in order to welcome his new baby into the world. Obviously, the coaching staff was not happy with his irresponsible actions. Bench boss Mike Singletary – who is currently one of the worst coaches in the game – said “the bottom line is, Chilo missed the Friday practice. I thought it was fair to our offense, our coordinator and our quarterback to start Snyder.” He later told players that anybody looking to spend Christmas with their loved ones would get a one-way ticket to the waiver wire. [SFO]

Tony Parker and Eva Longoria End Mildly Entertaining Romance

The San Antonio Spurs point guard and his much older ball and chain have decided to throw in the towel on their marriage. TMZ reports that "Tony had filed for divorce. Two clerks at the Bexar County Courthouse in Texas had told us the case was filed and sealed by a family law judge." Maybe Longoria can date that other French basketball player or just start hitting the early bird nightclub specials with Teri Hatcher. [TMZ]

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Monday, November 15

Friday, November 12

Thursday, November 11

Wednesday, November 10

Tuesday, November 9

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