Mantenna - Monday, May 10

May 10, 2010

Cynthia Nixon talks about being a lesbian, legendary jazz singer Lena Horne dies, and an NFL rookie finally sees the downside of performance enhancing drugs...I'm the Mantenna, you idiot!

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Cynthia Nixon Talks Being a Lesbian

On the publicity trail for the new Sex in the City film, Cynthia Nixon has opened up about coming out and finding love with a woman late in life. In an interview with Advocate magazine, Nixon says, “I identify as gay as a political stance. If anybody, prior to my meeting and falling in love with Christine, had asked me about what I think about sexuality, I would have said I think we're all bisexual.” Cynthia goes on to describe her  fiancé Christine Marinoni as “a short man with boobs.” Yes they are her exact words. Cynthia says, “She's basically a short man with boobs. A lot of what I love about her is her butchness. I'm not saying I fell in love with her in a sexually neutral way. I love her sexuality--it's a big part of what I love about her--but I feel like it was her. It wasn't something in me that was waiting to come out. It was like, this person is undeniable. How can I let this person walk by?” Ain’t love a grand thing! [Advocate]

Mel Gibson Denies Affair with Porno Maker

A few weeks after breaking up with Russian beauty and baby mama Oksana Grigorieva, Mel Gibson is denying that the break up was caused by an affair with a porn star.  Violet Kowal, a Polish porn producer of XXX-rated films claims she had sex with the movie star over a three-month period while Oksana was pregnant. Violet told the National Enquirer that the two had steamy sex, saying, "Mel's great in bed! It was the best sex I've ever had!" The Enquirer reports: "Violet says she had steamy sex with Mel eight times at his compound in Malibu and Santa Monica office in 2009." Gibson and his camp have called the story an "absurd fabrication." Gibson has not publicly given a reason for his split with Grigorieva, who at the time of the break up characterized it as “sudden.” [National Enquirer]

Lena Horne Dies


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Lena Horne, the jazz singer and actress who fought against the bigotry that allowed her to entertain white audiences but not socialize with them, died yesterday. According to hospital spokeswoman Gloria Chin, Horne died at New York-Presbyterian Hospital at the age of 92. May Lena rest in peace. [Chicago Tribune]

NFL Rookie Finally Sees the Downside of Performance Enhancing Drugs

Despite the women, fame, and money that performance enhacing drugs can bring (remember that kids), it is important to note that occasionaly abusing them can come back to haunt you. Just ask millionaire football God Brian Cushing who may lose his Defensive Rookie of the Year Award after testing positive for a banned substance. As the first person to ever get caught with his finger on the needle just months after receiving hardware, the NFL may make an example and force a re-vote for the trophy. He will, however, still get to sleep with beautiful women on a pile of money and receive a four-week vacation to start the 2010 NFL campaign. [Chron]

Twitter Exploit Lets Users Force Others To Follow Them

Word on the street is that Twitter have themselves a serious bug which has been allowing users to make any other user follow them by simply tweeting "accept [username]." People have been abusing it to make the accounts of various celebrities and publications follow them. Twitter acknowledged the bug and disabled the follow/unfollow system until they can get it fixed. [CNET]

Third Grader Busted For Jolly Rancher Possession

A third-grader in a small Texas school district received a week's detention for merely possessing a Jolly Rancher. Leighann Adair, 10, was eating lunch Monday when a teacher confiscated the candy. Her parents said she was in tears when she arrived home later that afternoon and handed them the detention notice. But school officials are defending the sentence, saying the school was abiding by a state guideline that banned 'minimal nutrition' foods. 'Whether or not I agree with the guidelines, we have to follow the rules,' said school superintendent Jack Ellis. And yes, the terrorists have officially won now. [KHOU]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Friday, May 7

Thursday, May 6

Wednesday, May 5

Tuesday, May 4

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