Mantenna - Thursday, November 12

November 12, 2009

Megan Fox talks about why women hate her, a sequel to Independence Day might be heading to theatres, and uncomfortable news leaks about the latest celebrity sex tape...Go ahead, make my Mantenna.

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Girls Call Megan Fox Names

Megan Fox is the subject of a New York Times Magazine profile in which she opens up about her sex life, how she’s paid to be ogled at, and how other women call her names. She tells the mag, “Girls think I'm a slut, and I've been in the same relationship since I was 18. The problem is, if they think you're attractive, you're either stupid or a whore or a dumb whore. The instinct among girls is to attack the jugular." In the same interview she says, “I am on display for men to pay to look at me.” That sounds, well, kind of whorish, actually. [New York Times]

Puke Alert: Jon Gosselin Has a Sex Tape

Thomas Meinelt, Jon Gosselin’s bodyguard, is telling people Jon has a sex tape and bragging that he’s personally viewed it. The National Enquirer is also reporting that Meinelt discussed the sex tape with Stephanie Santoro, a former flame of Jon’s and the family’s one-time babysitter. Stephanie tells the tabloid, “Tom told me that Jon was secretly videotaped having sex with a woman in Los Angeles in October, and he's seen the tape! Tom said people close to Jon put a camera in his hotel room, and paid a girl to flirt with Jon and have sex with him.” Oh please God, do not unleash this on to the world. Use your mighty powers to miraculously destroy it. [National Enquirer]

The 100 Greatest Celebrity Yearbook Photos

Most everyone looks pretty dorky in their high school yearbook photos, but for Hollywood stars the difference between their younger, geekier selves and their current states of coolness can be pretty shocking. Manofest has rounded up a gigantic pile of this evidence, and the results are often hilarious. This is worth checking out for the picture of Lil Jon alone. [Manofest]

ESPN Sex Stalker Starts an Exciting New Blame Campaign

After being dismissed from her job at ESPN following a highly publicized affair with Baseball Tonight anchor Steve Phillips, 22-year-old Brooke Hundley decided to tell "her side" of the story on a very special ABC interview. The recently unemployed production assistant blames just about everyone involved in her stalker-ific relationship, except of course herself - the real victim of the story that broke up a family and forced John Kruk to have to pull double shifts as the World Wide Leader in intern harrassment. [Deadspin]

Spock Lives Well and Prospers


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Zachary Quinto, the guy who played Spock in J.J. Abrams Star Trek reboot, has finally found his next movie role. He’s attached to play a guy trying to befriend an older woman’s son in order to sleep with her in an indie dramatic comedy titled Whirligig. The part seems like a smart move for the actor, who could easily get pigeon-holed into genre parts for the rest of his career if he doesn’t start showing us he can play more than evil men with powers and wise men with pointy ears. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Independence Day: The Sequel(s)

Independence Day, that epic movie that united Americans the country over, was arguably director Roland Emmerich’s best film. The comraderie, the aliens, the space ships, and Bill Pullman – this movie had it all. And now, on the eve of the release of his next film, 2012, Emmerich is talking about not one but two sequels. The sequels would have the regrettable name ID4-ever, but Will Smith would likely be involved. Of course, all of this is all hearsay, as Emmerich states that there’s no script, but “there’s an idea.” Well, it sounds like a good idea to us. [MTV]

MPAA Shuts Down Town's WiFi Over One Download

The MPAA has successfully shut down an entire town's municipal WiFi because a single user was found to be downloading a copyrighted movie. Rather than being embarrassed by this gross example of collective punishment (a practice outlawed in the Geneva conventions) against Coshocton, Ohio, the MPAA's spokeslizard took the opportunity to cry poor (even though the studios are bringing in record box-office and aftermarket receipts). [Boing Boing]

Facebook and Twitter Coming to Xbox Live Next Tuesday

Social networking hits the Xbox 360 full-force on Tuesday when the next dashboard update goes live, bringing Facebook, Twitter, and Last.FM to the masses. Speaking to Fast Company, Xbox Live general manager Marc Whitten revealed the launch date for the eagerly anticipated dashboard update, which brings console-tailored versions of Facebook, Twitter, and Last.FM to Xbox 360 users. With the release day announcement, Whitten stresses that these aren't merely PC ports of the popular social networking sites, but "entirely new entertainment experiences." [Fast Company]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Wednesday, November 11

Tuesday, November 10

Monday, November 9

Friday, November 6

Thursday, November 5

Wednesday, November 4

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