Mantenna - Friday, January 21

January 21, 2011

Clint Eastwood gets set to direct Beyoncé for the big screen, Wiz Khalifa will kick off the AFC Championship game, and a Canadian man is given 24 hours to live his dream ...the Mantenna bleeds black and gold!

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Clint Eastwood Will Likely Direct Beyoncé in Remake of A Star is Born

According to reports, Beyoncé is set to star in a remake/4th version of the Judy Garland/Barbra Streisand classic A Star Is Born. It’s also being reported that Clint Eastwood is in early negotiations to direct the updated script by Will Fetters. Clint Eastwood will produce the film alongside Billy Gerber, Basil Iwanyk, and Jon Peters. The male lead has yet to be cast. This should be a really interesting remake about the music biz, guys. [Deadline]

Wiz Khalifa to Kick Off the AFC Championship Game

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Pittsburgh MC Wiz Khalifa is set to perform his Steelers hip-hop anthem "Black & Yellow" at Heinz Field to kickoff the AFC Championship Game this Sunday. Due to the fact that Wiz is a die-hard Steelers fan and a native of the city, he’s also been given the amazing honor of leading Steeler fans in an insane Terrible Towel twirl extravaganza before the kickoff. Go Lers! [Boom Box]

Canadian Man Given 24 Hours to Live His Dream

University of British Columbia goalie Jordan White will be given the opportunity of a lifetime when he suits up for his first NHL game. 24 hours later, he’ll be asked to leave. UBYSSEY reports that “Surrey’s Jordan White, the starting goaltender for the UBC’s men’s hockey team, has been signed to a one-day professional contract by the San Jose Sharks as an emergency backup. He will sit on the Sharks’ bench tonight at Rogers Place, backing up Antti Niemi as they face the Vancouver Canucks.” Turns out scholastic proximity is pretty high on the San Jose Sharks scouting checklist. [Ubyssey]

NFL Player Ordered to Surrender Lone Memento of Better Days

Turns out the only thing that can stop a talented NFL defensive lineman is a divorce court judge and a state-issued summons. According to the Tampa Tribune, “Tampa Circuit Judge Elizabeth Rice ordered Chidi Ahanotu to surrender his 2002 St. Louis Rams conference championship ring to help pay more than $130,000 in legal fees towards his ex-wife’s lawyers. His dignity apparently couldn’t cover the difference. [Orlando Sentinel]

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Thursday, January 20

Wednesday, January 19

Tuesday, January 18

Friday, January 14

Thursday, January 13

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