Mantenna - Tuesday, February 23

February 23, 2010

Hilary Duff gets engaged, Italy could ban 3D, and Adam Lambert slams Susan Boyle...Dude, you're getting the Mantenna!

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Hilary Duff Gets Down on Bended Knees for Marriage Proposal

Hilary Duff is getting hitched. The 22-year-old actress is marrying 29-year-old NHL player and Canadian retail heir Mike Comrie. The hockey player asked for the actress' hand in marriage while on vacation in Mexico with a ring that cost a cool $1 million. But that's not nearly as interesting as what happened next: Duff got down on her knees and thanked Comrie with pretty much the best present ever, in full view of paparazzi. We like this girl.  [The Superficial]

Lady Gaga’s Strap-On

In an effort to make light of the recent rumors that she has some man parts downstairs, Lady Gaga donned a large strap-on penis for her most recent magazine cover shoot. The pop star can be seen on the latest issue of British music magazine Q topless with a large black appendage bulging from her spikey pants. She tells the mag, “"We all know that one of the biggest talking points of the year was that I have a dick, so why not give them what they want? I want to wear a dick strapped to my vagina.” [Q The Music]

20 Monster Trucks That Bleed America

No other vehicle this side of a Harley screams "U.S.A.!" quite like a truck. Whether it's a pickup or a Mack truck, these behemoths of the road command respect from all in their path. But what's better than any ol' regular truck?  That's right...the glorious monster truck. The testosterone-laden lads over at CollegeHumor have rounded up 20 of their favorites, which will be sure to have you pumping fists in no time. [CollegeHumor]

Coen Brothers Cast 13-Year-Old in True Grit Remake

Joel and Ethan Coen burned through over 15,000 teenage girls before they found Hailee Steinfeld to play Mattie Ross in their adaptation of True Grit. The young actress must have had some pretty impressive chops to make it through over 15,000 girls. Hopefully her head doesn’t get too big before the movie actually comes out. [Deadline]

Italy Could Ban 3D

Italy’s health ministry recalled 7,000 pairs of 3D glasses, stating that they could cause “hygiene problems” if not cleaned between viewings of 3D movies – in this case, Avatar. Whether or not this will encourage other countries to question their widespread use of the glasses has yet to be seen, and as of right now this certainly isn’t hurting Avatar’s ability to weave air into gold, or James Cameron’s pocketbook, either. [Reuters]

Adam Lambert Slams Susan Boyle


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Adam Lambert slammed Susan Boyle in a recent interview by insisting that her cover of The Rolling Stones' hit "Wild Horses" made him "cry with laughter." Lambert told Britain's Gay Times, "If only it weren't for Susan Boyle! I'm happy for her success, but that album is terrible. 'Wild Horses' is the one that made me laugh the hardest. I just died when I heard it, I was crying with laughter. It was the most horrendous, sacrilegious treatment of that song!.” Maybe this guy isn’t all that bad after all. [LA Times]

NBC Adds the Excitement of Tape Delay into Olympic Hockey

Following a banner win for the United States hockey team this Sunday over their dreaded Canadian rivals, NBC has decided to build on the excitement of "Miracle on Ice nostalgia" by refusing to allow West Coast Americans the chance to watch the gold medal game live. Rather than force people west of the Rockies to watch with unnecessary excitement, they've decided to let them rest easy by finding out the result of the game before they can actually watch it. Thank God because live sports can be so hard to follow. [Deadspin]

Apple Banning Boobs

Apple is now removing many risqué applications from its App Store so as not to "scare off potential customers." The removed applications, including SlideHer and Dirty Fingers, allowed people to see scantily clad women. Although they were once approved by Apple, even reaching the "most downloaded" lists, Apple removed them after getting complaints that they were degrading to women. That said, the Sports Illustrated application is still available, strangely enough. [NY Times]

1938 Superman Comic Sells For $1M

Action Comics #1 from 1938 has sold for $1 million at auction. Both the buyer and the seller remain anonymous. This comic marked the first time a superhero went to work in a city, and the first time a man flew without mechanical aid. The price sets a new world record for the sale of a comic book. Maybe it's time to take another look at those shrink-wrapped issues in the basement of Grandpa's place... [BBC]

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Monday, February 22

Friday, February 19

Thursday, February 18

Wednesday, February 17

Tuesday, February 16

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