Mantenna - Monday, October 19

October 19, 2009

Paris Hilton is really demanding, John Carpenter is back behind the camera, and Trent Reznor gets hitched...the Mantenna is the greatest thing since sliced bread!

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Paris Hilton is Demanding

Paris Hilton is reportedly making a super hush-hush cameo in the new Will Ferrell comedy The Other Guy. Well the cat’s out of the bag as someone has leaked the heiress’ onset demands. Hilton’s people supposedly handed the producers of the film a three page list of demands for her one day of filming. The demands include a bottle of Grey Goose and live lobsters to be prepared when Hilton is ready to eat them. Nice work, if you can get it. [NY Post]

Whitney Houston Suffers Wardrobe Malfunction

Whitney Houston appeared on British television’s Idol-esq show X-Factor over the weekend and nearly suffered an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction. The singer, who is in the midst of an international comeback, was halfway through her song Million Dollar Baby when the strap holding the back of her dress together snapped. Whitney managed to keep it together and finish the song. After the performance she told the show’s gushing host, “I sang myself out of my clothes.” [E! Online]

The Boondock King

Troy Duffy, the writer and director of the two The Boondock Saints movies, is busy working on his next film – for better or for worse. It’s not clear whether or not he’s actually going to get the green light on this one, but it’s markedly different from his first two movies (that’s definitely for better). It’s about the uncle of two children who gets drunk and tells them a made-up tale about a king and his best friend, the Duke. They are more or less medieval celebrities who booze it up and get with every woman who cross their paths, all in the name of sixteenth century debauchery. At the risk of sounding stupid later…this sounds really awesome. [/Film]

The Ward Has a Very Competent Ward

John Carpenter has been busy with his newest film in several years, The Ward. The sizzling Amber Heard plays a girl who’s trapped in Chamberlain Psychiatric Hospital, and her only company are four crazy girls and a really freaky looking ghost who likes to spend time with mentally disturbed young ladies. Will this be terrifying? Well, considering the fact that Carpenter’s behind the camera, and that several new photos have leaked online today, and that they are somewhat terrifying…it’s looking like the answer to that question is a resounding, Yes. Here’s hoping Carpenter is back in fine form, he’s been gone for too long. [Premiere Picture]

Trent Reznor Gets Hitched


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Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and former West Indian Girl singer Mariqueen Maandig have officially tied the knot. Reznor got married to Maandig during a ceremony that went down on Saturday. Nine Inch Nails guitarist Danny Lohner reported the news on Twitter. He stated: "Goths the world over will mourn this day — off to a wedding." Indeed. [Spinner]

Jack White Awarded Honorary Patronage by Dublin's Trinity College

Jack White gave a surprise lecture at Dublin's Trinity College last evening and addressed the University's Philosophical Society, one of the world's oldest student societies, that has previously counted the likes of Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde and JB Yates among its membership. White was awarded the honorary patronage from the society, which was founded in the 17th century. White engaged in a highly philosophical discussion and talked candidly about his musical beliefs. [Spinner]

George Foreman's Son Decides to try Romancing a Trainwreck

The 26-year-old son of former World Heavyweight Champion Geroge Foreman (George III - all five of his sons are named George) has begun a courtship with British alcoholic Amy Winehouse over Facebook. The two have begun poking each other online, which is coincidentally the only way to avoid getting a disease from the only pop star that comes with a warning from the Center for Disease Control. [The Sun]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Friday, October 16

Thursday, October 15

Wednesday, October 14

Tuesday, October 13

Monday, October 12

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