Mantenna - Wednesday, September 30

September 30, 2009

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel might be over, Gina Carano gets her own movie, and Dallas Cowboys lineman Flozell Adams is on a three-game fine streak...the Mantenna is the hottest in the game, son!

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Justin and Jessica Calling It Quits - Or Are They?

Us and Star magazines are both reporting that Justin Timberlake has kicked Jessica Biel's very fine butt to the curb. The Star adds that Rihanna is part of the mix in this whole debacle, while other sources are reporting conflicting information that the couple were seen out together as recently as last night, still looking very much like an item. So what's the deal here? Only time will tell. [WWTDD]

Gina Carano is a Knockout

Because she can fight, and she’s hot, get it? Well, director Steven Soderbergh does, which is why he’s making a film with her titled Knockout – that would be part three to the pun. To round out the talent, screenwriter Lem Dobbs – the man who wrote The Limey – is penning the script. Soderbergh is describing the film as an “ultra-realistic” spy film, something along the lines of From Russia With Love. Carano is well known for her fighting abilities, having been trained in Muay Thai and publicly kicked a lot of ass. Soderbergh is referencing Point Blank as well, which means we might have a new twist on the traditional spy movie. Jason Bourne better watch his back. [Empire Online]

The Rock Hardens His Image

After a spate of silly kids movies where he has assured audiences that there was a (much) softer side to him, Dwayne Johnson is toughening up his image with Faster. George Tillman Jr., who previously directed Notorious, the bio-pic of rapper Notorious B.I.G., will helm the project. Seems The Rock has spent enough time in tutus and is ready to try and act in adult movies. His fans long since gave up hope of him being the next Arnold Schwarzenegger, but that’s not to say he can’t salvage his career. He might not get a part in Robert Rodriguez’s new Predators movie, but this is definitely a start. [Variety]

Can You Spot the Vajayjay?

We all know that sex sells, so what better way to appeal to guys than to market your products or services with something resembling a giant vagina?  Or at least that's what is being posited by the folks over at Just a Guy Thing, who have rounded up a small collection of advertisements featuring shapes resembling the holiest of holies. [Just a Guy Thing]

Dallas Cowboys Lineman on Three-Game Fine Streak


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For the third straight week in the NFL season, Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Flozell Adams has been fined by the NFL for overly-aggressive (and technically illegal) plays. The veteran tackle's Joe DiMaggio-esque streak of NFL discipline will be on the line this week when he travels to Denver to find a way to break the rules against the Broncos. [Yahoo]

Pearl Jam Gets First No. 1 on Billboard 200 in Over 13 Years

Pearl Jam tops the Billboard 200 chart this week with their 9th studio album, Backspacer, selling around 189,000 units. It's Pearl Jam’s first chart-topper since 1996. Pearl Jam's last studio album debuted and peaked at No. 2 with 279,000. Backspacer is Pearl Jam's 30th charting album on the Billboard 200. They include nine studio albums, a greatest hits package, a B-sides set and 19 live albums. Hot damn. [Billboard]

Looking for a Place to Drive like a Maniac? Try Detroit

Faced with dwindling resources, overcrowded prisons, and much more significant crimes, Detroit police are now ignoring traffic infractions. Below, ABC News describes an incident where Detroit's police chief let someone driving without a license go with merely a warning. "He certainly is a legitimate arrest," said Detroit police chief Warren Evans of that license-less driver. "But is it worth being out of service for an hour and a half in an area where the priority runs could be significant in that hour and a half?" In other words, if you want to test out your drifting skills, the streets of Detroit are now fair game. [ABC News]

We Need Some Chicks Like This Over Here

Talk about a true badass: an Indian farmer’s daughter disarmed a terrorist leader who broke into her home, then attacked him with an axe and shot him dead with his own gun. Rukhsana Kausar, 21, was with her parents and brother in Jammu and Kashmir when three gunmen, believed to be Pakistani militants, forced their way in and demanded food and beds for the night. She was hiding under a bed when she heard her elderly father being attacked by the gunmen. According to police, she ran towards her father’s attacker and struck him with an axe. As he collapsed, she snatched his AK-47 and shot him dead. She also shot and wounded another militant as he made his escape. Holy crap, this girl is a friggin' commando. [Telegraph]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Tuesday, September 29

Monday, September 28

Friday, September 25

Thursday, September 24

Wednesday, September 23

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