Mantenna - Tuesday, August 25

August 25, 2009

Melanie Griffith enters rehab, Sam Worthington addresses Avatar smack talk, and Slipknot cancels all remaining summer tour dates...What'chu talkin' 'bout, Mantenna?

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Melanie Griffith Enters Rehab

Melanie Griffith has checked herself into rehab and is seeking treatment for a drug problem. Her reps have stated that it is “part of a routine plan that was designed between her and her doctors years ago." The 52-year-old actress is seeking treatment at the famed Cirque Lodge in Utah. This is her third stint in rehab in recent years. [People]

Plus-Size Model Becomes Talk of the Internet

Lizzi Miller, a 20-year-old plus-sized model, has become the talk of the town after appearing in the recent issue of Glamour magazine. The magazine has been inundated with positive feedback for featuring the healthy looking, normal-sized Miller in an article about being comfortable in your own skin. The editor of the magazine said the positive response has blown her away. Get ready for more "real-looking" women coming to a newsstand near you soon. [Glamour]

The Seven People You'll Find at the Beach

Summer's almost over but you've still got a few good weeks of beach time left. And no matter what beach you visit, you're bound to find a few common types prowling the sands. From the show-offs to the "not a beach person" people, keep an eye out for the characters described by our pals over at CollegeHumor. They're everywhere. [CollegeHumor]

Justin Theroux is an Evil Wizard

Justin Theroux, a man of many talents, is set to play the part of an evil wizard in director David Gordon Green’s film Your Highness. Let’s not forget Theroux is also the guy who helped write Tropic Thunder and Iron Man 2. So while he might be an actor first and foremost, the dude knows how to wield a pen. Well, now he’s going to wield a “bejeweled magical staff” as Leezar, a wizard who kidnaps Belladonna (Zooey Deschanel), the princess of the movie. If all of this sounds really weird, well…it is. James Franco also stars as the brother of prince Thadeous, played by the exquisitely slovenly Danny McBride. There is a lot to like about Your Highness, and the addition of Theroux just makes one more thing to look forward to. [/Film]

Sam Worthington Addresses Avatar Smack Talk

Now that we’ve all seen the much-anticipated trailer to Avatar, and now that at least a few people have seen the 16 minutes of footage screened on Avatar Day, there’s talk from some camps about how the movie, well, looks kind of lame. Actor Sam Worthington, the star of Avatar, addressed these issues in an interview, saying, “…it wasn’t meant to be built for an Apple Mac. It’s built for IMAX. It’s built for 3-D. That’s what he’s designed it for. He’s designed it to bring people back to the cinema.” He’s still got a lot of convincing to do after all the hype about Avatar revolutionizing the film industry, but if nothing else director James Cameron can trust that Worthington’s got his back. That’s more than Michael Bay can say about Megan Fox. [Collider]

Slipknot Cancels Remaining Summer Tour Dates


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After Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison was hospitalized on Saturday for “undisclosed health reasons,” the Iowa metal outfit has now announced that they have cancelled all of their remaining August and September tour dates. Slipknot had planned to pick back up on Sunday, but it looks like drummer Joey Jordison is in worse condition than first expected. [Roadrunner]

Online Booty Call: When You Need It Now

There are dozens of dating websites on the interwebz, but how many of them really cater to what guys want? You're not likely to complain about Online Booty Call, the latest entry into the crowded field. As the site says: “Discover the magic of booty calls. It’s time to get what you want, with whom you want, and when you want it.” So what are you waiting for? [Just a Guy Thing]

Got a Camaro? Claim Your Free Pizza

In celebration of Papa John reuniting with his long-lost 1971 Chevy Camaro with the help of Internet gearheads, Papa John's will give a free large one-topping pizza to any Camaro owner who visits a store on Wednesday, August 26th. According to the corporate office, any Camaro owner who drives to their nearest Papa John's restaurant will get a large one-topping pizza for free. This only applies tomorrow, Wednesday, August 26th, and there is a limit of one pizza per Camaro and one Camaro per visit. Who knew that rusted IROC on the front lawn would come in handy someday? [MSNBC]

Best Buy Confirms Xbox 360 Price Drop in Reaction to PS3-Slim Release

Whether you've been contemplating a first step onto Xbox Live or the warranty just ran out on your red-ringed 360, a price drop on the Xbox 360 60GB and 120GB Elite systems could be on its way to help you out as soon as next week. The $50 and $100 price tag slashes, respectively, come just as Sony's new $299.99 PS3 Slim hits stores the first week of September. The 360 savings should go into effect Sunday, according to Engadget, who posted photos of a leaked Target flier. At their new price points of $249.99 and $299.99, the Pro and Elite bundles will keep pace with the redesigned PS3. [Engadget]

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