Mantenna - Monday, June 7

June 7, 2010

Kim Kardashian might play Lara Croft, Mr. T gives his thoughts on the new A-Team movie, and Canada extends drinking hours for the World Cup...the Mantenna can't get no satisfaction!

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Kim Kardashian To Play Lara Croft?

Kim Kardashian is reportedly in talks to replace Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft in the "Tomb Raider" series. It was revealed last year that Jolie would not be reprising her role because film bosses wanted to cast a younger actress. Apparently Kim Kardashian is the newest name in the mix. A source told Global Grind, "Kim has wanted to play a far more comic-strip version of Lara, which would be shot in 3D and aimed at a teen audience." I’m all for it. She could knock villains out with her booty. [Hollywood News]

Mr. T Pitties the Fool Who Sees the A-Team Movie

Mr. T is not happy with the new A-Team movie. The former star of the original television program claims the new film lacks the artistic integrity of the small screen series and fails to give the audience the right message. "People die in the film and there's plenty of sex, but when we did it no one got hurt and it was all played for fun and family entertainment. These seem to be elements nobody is interested in anymore." He also added that despite being offered a cameo in the film, he turned it down (to pursue other projects?) because "he knew what was coming." [Yahoo]

Michael Jackson to Enter Apollo Hall of Fame

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Along with Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson will be inducted into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame at the Apollo Theatre's Annual Spring Benefit. Jackson and Franklin will be honored at the ceremony hosted by Jamie Foxx. The event will kick off on June 14th at 7:00pm at the legendary Apollo Theatre and will close with an after-party at the Apollo Supper Club. Classy. [Billboard]

Canada Extends Drinking Hours For World Cup, Country's Soccer Fan Very Excited

The province (those are Canadian states) of Alberta recently amended their drinking laws allowing bars to serve alcohol at 8:00 a.m. during World Cup play. As a nation that has never appeared in the World Cup or produced a soccer team that has cracked the FIFA Top 50, it's fair to say that the move was made to appease the alcoholic community of Edmonton and less so to support the soccer community of Steve Nash's basement. For this reason, and this reason alone, would like to congratulate Canada on their awesomeness. [Edmonton Journal]


Summer is pretty much here and if you're like most people under the age of 40, it's only a matter of time before you step onto a rollercoaster. If you're lucky, you may even have a chance to memorialize your ride with a novelty photograph, courtesy of the theme park. You may think that these are just ripoffs designed to separate you from your hard-earned duckets, but as this hilarious gallery of LOLercoasters from CollegeHumor shows, you couldn't be more wrong. [CollegeHumor]

Los Angeles Gang Turf Tours

If you're visiting Los Angeles, why not partake in some of the local action? And we don't mean hitting up the clubs on the Sunset Strip, we mean real in the new tours offered up by the folks at LA Gang Tours. For just $65 a ticket, you too can cruise the streets of South Los Angeles, presumably dodging gunfire and the like. All joking aside, it appears as if it's for a good cause, with proceeds being used to "create opportunities to contribute to the economic health of South Central." Where can we sign up? [Just a Guy Thing]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Friday, June 4

Thursday, June 3

Wednesday. June 2

Tuesday, June 1

Friday, May 28

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