Mantenna - Tuesday, June 9

June 9, 2009

Ted Nugent is honored for his hunting commitment, Audrina Patridge gets sexy for Carl’s Jr., and George H.W. Bush photographed with a stripper?'s the Mantenna!

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Audrina Patridge Gets Sexy for Carl’s Jr.

Following in the footsteps of Paris Hilton and Padma Lakshmi, The Hills star Audrina Patridge has stripped down for a sexy new commercial for fast food restaurant chain Carl’s Jr. (Hardee’s in some part of the country). Audrina chomps into a Teriyaki Six Dollar Burger wearing a sexy gold bikini. Audrina says, “I had an absolute blast shooting. It was my first experience shooting a spot with food, and when I pulled up, I was literally salivating looking at all the rows and rows of perfect burgers waiting for me!” The spot starts airing June 24th. [The Friskey]

George H. W. Bush Photographed with Stripper?

A photograph of George H.W. Bush with a bikini-wearing babe sitting on his lap has hit the web. Is it a stripper? Sadly, no. According to TMZ, which posted the photo, the lady sitting on the former president’s lap is a performer from a playhouse production of A Chorus Line. The Bushes invited a group of actors from the production to their house in Maine to help celebrate Barbara Bush’s 84th birthday. It looks like George received the best present. [TMZ]

Back to the DeLorean

Brett Ratner has for the first time in his life done something cool -- or rather, has proposed to do something cool. He and legendary producer Robert Evans, as well as James Toback, are trying to do a biopic about the man behind the coolest car that came out of the ‘80s: the DeLorean. John DeLorean, the entrepreneur who designed the DeLorean (and then promptly named it after himself), went down in history as the wackiest car designer ever. For starters, he made his own car. For seconds, he was taken to court by the FBI for drug trafficking to support his company, and then proceeded to defend himself in court and beat the charges. Oh, and his car is the time machine in one the awesomest franchises to come out of the ‘80s, Back to the Future. Do we want to see a movie about this guy? Yes, yes we do. And it needs to star Michael J. Fox (though not necessarily as Marty McFly). [Cinematical]

The Smashing Pumpkins Hire a 19-Year-Old Drummer?

Billy Corgan’s internet-wide search for a new drummer has apparently ended, and according to Smashing Pumpkins fan blog Hipsters United, a really young man has emerged victorious: Mike Byrne, the 19-year-old drummer for the Oregon band Moses, Smell The Roses. There’s been no formal announcement yet, but Byrne did say that he was “off for another couple of weeks at pumpkin camp” on his MySpace page yesterday, and Moses collaborator Ben Spees referred to him as the “drummer of the future” on Twitter. [Idolator]

Ted Nugent Honored for Hunting Commitment


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Rocker and avid outdoorsman Ted Nugent has been named America's National Rifle Association's Defender of Freedom Award recipient. The singer/guitarist-turned-TV personality claimed the honor at the 138th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Phoenix, Arizona last month on May 9th. The NRA board honored Nuge for his commitment to conservation, preservation, and hunting issues. [Contact Music]

Pirate Party Gains EU Parliament Seat

Sweden's Pirate Party -- which "wants to fundamentally reform copyright law, get rid of the patent system, and ensure that citizens' rights to privacy are respected," has won a seat in the European Parliament. While famed torrent search site the Pirate Bay is not officially associated with the Pirate Party, both entities share many of the same core beliefs -- and interest in the Pirate Party skyrocketed when the founders of the Pirate Bay were sentenced to a year in jail back in April. [NY Daily News]

Top Gear Track May Become Housing Development

The local English townsfolk of Dunsfold and big business are at it again, arguing over a new residential development that's slated to be built on the Dunsfold Aerodrome. We know, who cares, right? Well, the Dunsfold Aerodrome has another name: the Top Gear test track. Yeah, you're listening now. Real estate development firm Rutland Group is planning a 2,600-home eco-village on the property with a loan secured from the Royal Bank of Scotland. Locals are organizing against the plan, but to make things just a tad more complicated, RBS was recently nationalized by the British government, making this a political issue as well. Considering that the BBC (which produces Top Gear) is also a crown corporation, this is bound to get messy. [U.TV]

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Monday, June 8

Friday, June 5

Thursday, June 4

Wednesday, June 3

Tuesday, June 2

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