Mantenna - Thursday, April 29

April 29, 2010

Lindsay Lohan does another controversial photo shoot, Gene Simmons is still delusional about KISS' popularity, and the world's largest laser might be able to solve the earth's energy woes...the Mantenna wants to rock 'n' roll all nite and party everyday!

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Lindsay Lohan’s Controversial New Photo Shoot

Lindsay Lohan continues to push the envelope in the hopes of getting some attention and landing a steady paycheck. The troubled actress recently posed in a photo shoot that can best be described as weird, bizarre, and downright strange. Lohan appears in a set of shots by photographer Tyler Shields in a scantily-clad outfit (including trashy fishnet stockings) and covered in blood. In another shot, she jokingly holds a gun to her mouth. Lohan tweeted about the shoot, writing, “Tyler Shields DOES IT AGAIN! It's ALL happening." Tyler added, “Everyone has an idea of Lindsay Lohan and last night I had the pleasure." The photo spread will be featured in a new book titled The Dirty Side of Glamor. They’ve definitely got the dirty part right. [The Sun]

Miley Cyrus Can’t Wait to Turn Legal

Disney starlet Miley Cyrus turns 18 this year and already she’s looking to unleash the freak inside herself and show off a sexier side. Cyrus says she doesn’t want to alienate her young fan base, but that won’t stop her from doing a nude scene. When asked if she'd strip on film, Cyrus said “she wouldn’t rule out doing nude scenes if the role was right.” She says, “It depends what the film is. If it’s something that’s classy - it just depends on the circumstances.” Translation: it depends on how much she gets paid. [WWTDD]

Gene Simmons Thinks KISS is Bigger Than Mickey Mouse

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Gene Simmons has come out and said that KISS is actually more famous than Mickey Mouse. Simmons is claiming that the band's image and merchandising are more successful than any other group in history. He told the Daily Telegraph newspaper: "You don't know how big the image is. By some experts, it is believed to be the most recognized pop culture image on Earth - even above Mickey Mouse. You know, there's no U2 comic book, there's no Mick Jagger action figure. We have our own Visa card. You can go into Wal-Mart and get sweets with our faces.” [AZ Central]

Hockey Players are More Reliable than Triple A

After a devastating first round loss to the Montreal Canadiens in a game that absolutely none of you watched last night, Washington Capitals forward Brooks Laich was faced with an interesting dilemma when he left the building. On the walk to his car, Laich came across a woman and her daughter waiting for AAA to come fix her flat tire. Obviously, if this was the NFL, Laich would have laughed at her meager automobile and then tried to get her daughter drunk. However, since Laich is a hockey player, he decided to take off his suit jacket and fix the tire. Honestly, hockey players are the greatest human beings ever. [With Leather]

Can the World's Largest Laser Zap Earth's Energy Woes?

Scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory plan on using a laser the size of three football fields to set off a nuclear reaction so intense that it will make a star bloom on the surface of the Earth. If they're successful, the scientists hope to solve the global energy crisis by harnessing the energy generated by the mini-star. Also, this could totally be the premise of the next Bond film. [CNN]

Cub Scouts To Offer Merit Pin For Video Gaming

FOX News reports that the Boy Scouts of America  (a group founded on the principles of building character and improving physical fitness) have introduced merit pins for academic achievement in video gaming, a move that has child health experts doing a double take. "It could be quite visionary and exciting or it could be a complete sellout," says Dr. Vic Strasburger. "I don't see anything wrong with that as long as they're not playing first-person shooter games, violent games, and games with a lot of sexual or drug content." So in other words, as long as they play nothing but Farmville, the doc is cool with it. [Fox News]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Wednesday, April 28

Tuesday, April 27

Monday, April 26

Friday, April 23

Thursday, April 22

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