Mantenna - Wednesday, December 15

December 15, 2010

Mark Zuckerberg is Time’s Person of the Year, Alice Cooper is gonna be inducted into the Rock and Hall of Fame, and Michael Vick takes another stab at dog ownership...wait a minute, Doc. Are you telling me that you built a time machine...out of the Mantenna?!
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Mark Zuckerberg is Time’s Person of the Year

Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, has been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year. The 26-year-old billionaire was selected for his role in bringing the world closer together through social networking and for his charitable contributions. Zuckerberg took to Facebook to comment on the honor, writing, “Being named as Time Person of the Year is a real honor and recognition of how our little team is building something that hundreds of millions of people want to use to make the world more open and connected. I'm happy to be a part of that.” Critics of the choice note that Time may be two years too late, pointing out that Facebook launched in 2004 and achieved the status of most-trafficked social network by the end of 2008. Others feel that Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, was snubbed. [TIME]

David Arquette Drinks the Pain Away

David Arquette is a forlorn man. His heart is broken and he’s in a dark, dark place. The actor says his life has been on a downward spiral since his split from Courtney Cox. He appeared on the Howard Stern radio show again and said he believed he was having a mental breakdown. He also told Us Weekly this week, “I've been drinking a lot because I'm heartbroken. It's really a personal, traumatic thing.” His drinking is causing blotto behavior. He told Stern, “I was a little wasted. Someone says 'Hi David!', and I said, 'Hi Sean! Then I realized it was Tom Cruise. Tom was cool about it...I was so embarrassed. I was like 'I gotta get the f*** out of here.'” Someone needs to stop Arquette from appearing on the Howard Stern radio show. [Us Weekly]

Rock Hall of Fame to Induct Alice Cooper

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It seems like the people over at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have finally got it right. Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, Darlene Love and Tom Waits will all be inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame next year as the class of 2011. Waits and Love were the only non-first-time nominees to the prestigious Hall. The acts who didn’t make the cut this year included Bon Jovi, LL Cool J, Donna Summer, the Beastie Boys, J. Geils Band, Chuck Willis, Chic and Joe Tex. The event goes down on March 14 at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Congrads, Alice! [People]

Michael Vick Would Like to Take Another Stab at Dog Ownership

After his last foray into raising a pet ended with a two-year prison term, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is hoping to get another shot at owning a dog. "I would love to get another dog in the future. I think it would be a big step for me in the rehabilitation process," Vick said, according to NBC News and The full interview was scheduled to be shown on on Wednesday." Imagine the look on the dog's face when he realizes he's found a home with Michael Vick. It's what Christmas is all about. [ESPN]

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Tuesday, December 14

Monday, December 13

Friday, December 10

Thursday, December 9

Wednesday, December 8

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