Mantenna - Monday, June 15

June 15, 2009

Springsteen and Phish jam together at Bonnaroo, Angelina Jolie may return for Wanted 2, and everyone is talking about Demi Moore’s naughty's the Mantenna!

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Everyone is Talking about Demi Moore’s Bush

Comedian Daniel Tosh is trying to dethrone Ashton Kutcher on Twitter. To do that, he unearthed an old photo of an au naturel Demi Moore. The photo apparently dates back to the 1980s, around the time Kutcher was a toddler and before the Brazilian wax look was popular. Yes, the photo shows heaps of it, and everyone is talking about it. [Post Chronicle]

Bikini Girls Ride a Rollercoaster

Women ridding a British rollercoaster have reportedly been suffering some embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions because they are wearing the wrong type of bra. The Ultimo lingerie company has stepped in to prove that “thrills don't necessarily have to mean spills." The company created an “advisory” group of sexy models who all donned sexy lingerie and took a ride on the famed Alton Towers ride to show that a well-fitted bra will hold the girls in. [The Sun]

The 10 Greatest Celebrity Paparazzi Attacks of All Time
Living a life under the public's watch comes relatively naturally for celebrities. Used to having the world's luxuries presented on a platter, these celebs live the good life. But the flipside is that they're always having to deal with the pesky paparazzi, who try to film their every move and, if they're lucky, catch them off guard sometimes. But, sometimes, the celebs lose their call and go completely apes*** on these nosy lensmen.  And that's when it gets really interesting. [Manofest]

Angelina Jolie May Return for Wanted 2

So, anyone who still hasn’t seen Wanted, beware: stuff’s about to get spoiled. At the end of Wanted, Jolie’s character, Fox, throws a bullet around a circle of assassins, all of whom die by said bullet. Including Fox. So it’s surprising to hear that her character might just be back for Wanted 2. Stupid? Perhaps, though it’s hard to imagine a second film without her character armed to the teeth. Jolie has gone on record saying that she only accepted the part to begin with under the agreement that her character, unlike the comic, would bite the bullet at the end. So who knows what’s rumor and what’s for real. But let’s hope this bullet-bending babe returns for part two. [Slash Film]

Springsteen, Phish Jam Together at Bonnaroo


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Springsteen and Phish were the headliners at the eighth annual Bonnaroo festival, held on a giant farm in the Tennessee hills. Phish first played Friday night, then Springsteen played Saturday. The two worlds combined during Phish's closing set Sunday night. Trey Anastasio introduced Springsteen as "my boyhood hero and still hero." With Springsteen as lead vocalist and joining Anastasio on guitar, they played Mack Rice's "Mustang Sally" and Springsteen's "Bobby Jean" and "Glory Days." [Yahoo]

Real Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds is Gravely Ill

Lucy Vodden, the girl who was the inspiration for the Beatles' 1967 psychedelic classic "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds," is not doing too well. She inspired John to write the song over 40 years ago when his son Julian Lennon brought home a drawing from school and told his father, "That's Lucy in the sky with diamonds." After hearing Vodden had been diagnosed with a chronic disease recently, Julian reached out to help. "Julian got in touch with me out of the blue, when he heard how ill I was, and he said he wanted to do something for me," said the 46-year-old Vodden, who has lupus, a chronic disease where the immune system attacks the body's own tissue. Good luck, LSD. [MSN]

The Machete Gets Sharper

The intimidating Danny Trejo has confirmed that Robert Rodriguez’s Machete, one of the movies that had a fake trailer in Grindhouse, is about to start production soon. Which means all that fake awesomeness is about to be real awesomeness. Some might argue the trailers in Grindhouse were the best part of that experience, so it’ll be interesting to see how they fare as actual movies. As for Trejo’s rumored involvement in Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables, it seems this was only a rumor. [Cinematical]

Activists Launch Hack Attacks on Tehran Regime

While demonstrators gather in the streets to contest Iran’s rigged election, online backers of the so-called “Green Revolution” are looking to strike back at the Tehran regime — by attacking the government’s websites. Pro-democracy activists on the web are asking supporters to use relatively simple hacking tools to flood the regime’s propaganda sites with junk traffic. “NOTE to HACKERS - attack - pls try to hack all iran gov wesites [sic]. very difficult for us,” Tweets one activist. The impact of these distributed denial of service attacks isn’t clear. But official online outlets like,, and are currently inaccessible. “There are calls to use an even more sophisticated tool called BWraep, which seems to exhaust the target website out of bandwidth by creating bogus requests for serving images,” notes Open Society Institute fellow Evgeny Morozov. [Wired]

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