Mantenna - Friday, December 18

December 18, 2009

Tara Reid’s fantastically Photoshopped Playboy pics are here, Steven Spielberg weighs in on Avatar, and Megadeth's Dave Mustaine might be retiring...the Mantenna never needs a vacation!

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Tara Reid’s Fantastically Photoshopped Playboy Pics

Tara Reid recently posed for Playboy and now the six-page nude pictorial has hit the web. Earlier in the week Reid did the media rounds saying she posed for the iconic magazine to dispel the belief that her body was in bad shape after several botched plastic surgery procedures. Judging by the pictorial you’d have no idea what Reid’s body is really like. The photos are so Photoshopped and altered that it’s like they spray-painted a body onto Reid’s. It’s really quite sad. [Egotastic]

The Gosselins are Finally Divorced

Jon and Kate Gosselin are finally no longer married. A Pennsylvania judge ended the couple’s ten-year marriage this morning. Kate was awarded primary custody of the couple’s eight children and Jon was ordered to pay huge monthly child support payments, which according to TMZ is “five figures.” The problem for Jon is he’s been ordered by the court stop making public appearances for cash. So he’s screwed. Here’s hoping that now they’re divorced we never have to hear about the Gosselins again. [TMZ]

Steven Spielberg’s Weighs in After Seeing Avatar

It's one thing to hear about a movie from a Facebook status update, or at the office watercooler. But when a legendary director like Steven Spielberg, who's responsible for films like E.T., Jurassic Park, and Jaws has something to say about a new buzzworthy movie, people listen. And being a respected name in Hollywood, it's safe to assume he doesn't throw around superlatives lightly. So when Steven Spielberg says "The last time I came out of a movie feeling that way, it was the first time I saw Star Wars" it's safe to assume there could be something special about James Cameron's newest budget-buster. [/Film]

Dave Mustaine Might Be Retiring


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Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine is apparently thinking about an early retirement from his metal outfit due to persistent problems with his neck. Mustaine takes the blame for his own health issues, and admits he's punished his body for decades by thrashing his head around during performances. He tells Metal Hammer: “Yeah, retirement is a concern. It has to do with the limitations of my body. I’ve got stuff going on with my neck. I try not to make it obvious but the range of motion in my neck is becoming very limited.” Mustaine has yet to give up on his music career, but time will only tell. [Metal Hammer]

David Breitman's Alma Mater Continues to Make Poor Decisions

From our sports editor, Mr. Breitman: Big congrats to my old college, Arizona State Univeristy, which is now the all-time leader in NCAA Violations! Though we were doing so well with the five year "not having our starting running back commit second degree murder" streak, it's nice to finally win something. (R.I.P Sun Devil will be missed by people who didn't want to stop drinking once basketball season ended.) [AZ Central]

Ford Brings Back the 5.0 Engine in 2011 Mustang

As a response to pressure from the likes of the new Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger, Edmunds has spilled the beans that next year's Mustang GT will mark the return of the iconic 5.0 engine nameplate. Details are scarce on the particulars of the motor, but we do know that it'll be putting out a honkin' 412hp - almost 100hp more than the current 4.6 liter V8 found in the GT model, and Ford will also (finally) offer a six-speed manual transmission option to go along with it. Turns out the muscle car wars are alive and well. [Jalopnik]

Sony Considering Making PlayStation Network Subscription-Based?

Following a rich tradition of getting things right, then later screwing them up again, it appears that now that the PS3 is starting to gain in popularity, Sony is considering making people pay for certain aspects of their online service. The subscription offering would "provide new premium features you could choose to pay for and are in addition to the features currently available for free, such as access to online multiplayer gaming". Keeping the online gaming free is one of Sony's few advantages in the online service realm, considering how far behind Xbox Live the PSN service currently is. So it begs the question: is this really the time to start thinking about charging people for services? [Kotaku]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Thursday, December 17

Wednesday, December 16

Tuesday, December 15

Monday, December 14

Friday, December 11

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