Mantenna - Thursday, October 22

October 22, 2009

Gerard Butler is now hittin' Jessica Simpson, new Avatar photos have been released, and KISS’ Peter Criss opens up about his breast cancer...the few, the proud, the Mantenna!

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Now Gerard Butler is Tapping Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson and 300 actor Gerard Butler have recently been seen out on a date. According to eyewitnesses, “They were at a table with friends, but Jessica and Gerard, who sat next to each other, seemed to only be interested in each other and chatted for hours. They were laughing and flirting and eventually left together.” Simpson recently split from footballer Tony Romo while Butler is a notorious womanizer who has purportedly bedded half the women in Hollywood. Sounds like a match made in heaven. [NY Post]

Tracy Morgan Discusses His Love of Anal Sex

Tracy Morgan has a written a memoir I Am The New Black and recently sat down with Playboy to discuss, among other things, his love of anal sex. He tells the magazine, “I like f***ing ass! Ain't nothin' like the butthole. The ass is a delicacy, goddamn it. I'd put hot sauce on it. When you eat the brown hole, that's when her toes do this. [sticks legs out and curls toes] You got to be willing to do anything to please your woman, to satisfy her. I didn't invent it. You think I was the first one to think of having anal sex with a girl? Hell, no. I'm quite sure Adam f***ed Eve in the ass. In the Garden of Eden he tore her ass up, and she was screaming like a motherf***er.” What a dude. [Playboy]

The A-Team Set Visit

Entertainment Tonight has once again pushed the limits of stupidity with another set visit, this time to the set of the remake of The A-Team movie. We get to hear about what Bradley Cooper ate to prepare for his role, and we get an inane sound bite from Jessica Biel about her character's possible love interest. But it’s all worth it just to get to see a few snippets of the actual filming of the movie and what some of the characters are going to look like. We’ll take what we can get. [Collider]

New Avatar Photos

With the approach of the new Avatar trailer this weekend, the good people at 20th Century Fox have seen fit to release some new high-res photos upon the web. They’re pretty stunning, so even if Avatar turns out to be a total bomb it’s going to at least look really cool. Between the big blue man-cat aliens and all the new-fangled weaponry, we’re going to have lots to look at. [Spoiler TV]

The 10 Funniest Unfunny Movies Scenes with Laugh Tracks

As annoying and outdated as they may seem, the laugh track has a rather useful purpose, namely, making things that aren't supposed to be funny actually kind of amusing. So while this may not be a good thing if you're talking about Everybody Loves Raymond, you really haven't lived until you've seen Star Wars with a laugh track added. [Manofest]

Erotic Farm Girls Big in Germany

If there's one thing we've learned from Willie Nelson is that you should always pay your taxes. If there's a second thing, it's probably something about how farmers across the United States are in trouble of losing their livelihood. Well, apparently the same is true in Germany, where a farming collective has released the 2010 Young Farm Girls Calendar. According to the website of the Association of Young Bavarian Farmers, the calendar is "an homage to all the young women farmers in Germany who support agricultural work in a self-confident and fun manner." Which is basically a pretentious way of saying "Hey, check out how ridiculously luscious these frauleins are!" [Uncoached]

KISS’ Peter Criss Had Breast Cancer?


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Peter Criss, founding member of KISS, came out recently and announced that he had been diagnosed with breast cancer a few years back. Criss discovered a lump on his left nipple in December 2007 and was obviously shocked to find out that a male could get the disease. Criss initially hid this sad news from the public, but the KISS drummer finally decided to go public with his condition in a bid to help other men diagnosed with breast cancer. "It can happen to you, and when it does, if you don't deal with it right away, with your 'dude' and your metal and your tattoos, you'll go in the box and we'll see you," Criss told Reuters. Criss is now cancer-free. [Reuters]

Magic Johnson Slightly Displeased that Isaiah Thomas Thought He Was Gay

In a new autobiography about his life and career, NBA superstar Magic Johnson claims that after he announced he was HIV-positive in the early 1990s, Isaiah Thomas questioned his sexuality - a fact Johnson wasn't too thrilled about. However, Thomas has recently gone on the record denying that he ever made any kind of sexual implications about his rival and is deeply disappointed with the accusations. This is turning into quite the heated battle between one of the greatest players of all time and the man who singlehandedly destroyed the New York Knicks. [Yahoo!]

Microsoft Launches New Windows 7 OS

After the debacle that was the release of Windows Vista in 2007, Microsoft quickly gathered their troops and set out to correct all the flaws of Vista. And to further move MS away from the bad reputation that Vista has generated, their newest OS (which still uses quite a bit of underpinnings of Vista) ditches that naming scheme altogether. The result is Windows 7, and from the avalanche of critical acclaim, it appears MS has finally hit the mark with a modern-feeling operating system. [Engadget]

Nokia Suing Apple for Patent Infringement in iPhone Tech

Nokia is suing Apple for infringements on their GSM, UMTS, and wireless LAN patents to the tune of $200 million. The ten patents in suit relate to technologies fundamental to making devices which are compatible with one or more of the GSM, UMTS (3G WCDMA) and wireless LAN standards. Tech analyst Gene Munster estimates that the patents add up to $6-$12 per phone, meaning that Apple would owe Nokia roughly $200-$400 million based upon the estimated 34 million iPhones sold to date. [Business Insider]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Wednesday, October 21

Tuesday, October 20

Monday, October 12

Friday, October 16

Thursday, October 15

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