Mantenna - Thursday, August 5
Lily Allen is pregnant, Wyclef Jean resigns from Yele Haiti charity, and Tiger Woods sort of sucks at golf now...the Mantenna has spoken!
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Lily Allen is Pregnant
British pop star Lily Allen is expecting her first child. After suffering a devastating miscarriage in 2008, Lily announced, "It brings me great pleasure to tell you that Sam and I are expecting our first child. It goes without saying that we are both absolutely delighted.” Allen has been dating Sam Cooper, an artist, for a year. She is said to be past the three-month mark of the pregnancy and is doing well. At this stage she says she will continue to perform while pregnant and will appear alongside Jay-Z at the at England's Big Chill festival on Sunday. [NY Daily News]
Enrique Iglesias Honors Bet, Water-skis Naked
Singer Enrique Iglesias has made good on his bet to waterski naked up the coast of Miami if Spain won the recent World Cup. Igelsias made the bet after Spain lost their fist match. He told MTV News, “What happened is ... I'm from Spain and I was rooting for Spain and they lost their first game against Switzerland, so all my friends would call me up and make fun of me ... and that's where that bet came in.” Iglesias finally manned up and performed the stunt in the dark of night in the hopes of evading local police. The strange nudie-run was reportedly caught on camera by TMZ, but the footage is extremely grainy and neither Iglesias nor his people will confirm if it’s real. All they’ll say is he was recently in Miami for some personal "downtime." [People]
Wyclef Jean Resigns From Yele Haiti
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Wyclef Jean has stepped down as the leader of the aid group he founded as he prepares to declare his candidacy for the Haitian presidency. Jean released a statement today resigning the chairmanship of Yele Haiti effective immediately. "I am not stepping down in my commitment to Haiti. On the contrary, regardless of what path I take next, one thing is certain: My focus on helping Haiti turn a new corner will only grow stronger," Jean said in the statement. This is getting crazier by the minute. [Earth Times]
Farming Revolutions Aren't Just for the 18th Century
A collection of German farmers have begun a revolt against Munich's bid for the 2018 Olympic games, citing that their 400-year-old homes are too valuable to give up in order to build temporary housing. According to organizers "Local officials in Garmisch-Partenkirchen see hosting the Olympics as a catalyst to modernize local infrastructure, upgrade hotels, tourist facilities and retail, and make the town more competitive with rival Alpine resorts." Better wake up Karl Marx, because the first event at the 2018 games may be an all-you-can-kill class war. [WSJ]
Tiger Woods Sort of Sucks at Golf Now
Critics who questioned whether or not Tiger Woods would recover from his "marital affair-a-thon" seem to have received their answer. After a series of horrid showings at various tournaments over the summer, the world's most notable golfer shot a career low 74 at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational today, putting him into a competitive tie for 70th place. He currently sits just 10 strokes back from first place, and one day away from missing yet another cut. [ESPN]
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