Mantenna - Friday, December 5

December 5, 2008

Heidi Montag frolics on a Mexican beach, rumors of a Hancock sequel, and what short hair on a woman means...all that and more after the jump in today's Mantenna!

Short Hair on Women

Is short hair a conscious or unconscious signal that a woman is not interested in sex? The question was raised by sex therapist and former comedian Pamela Stephenson this week. She believes that women deliberately cut their hair short to reduce their attractiveness and repel men’s interest. The U.K.’s Daily Mail asked a writer, beauty expert, relationship guru, stylist and hairdresser their view on the matter. Regardless of what signal it sends, the overwhelming majority seem to agree that longer hair is more sexually attractive and increases a woman’s chances of snatching a man. So maybe steer clear of woman with shaved heads. [Daily Mail]

More Heidi Montag Pictures

It may be winter but Heidi Montag is keeping the thoughts of summer alive by romping around Mexico in an array of bikinis. Heidi is on her honeymoon after marrying long-time boyfriend and Hills co-star Spencer Pratt. The marriage seemed to be a spur of the moment thing and may not even be legal. Even more bizarrely, Heidi’s mother is claiming Spencer drugged Heidi in order to get her to the altar. At least she has a killer body. [Hollywood Tuna]

Hancock 2 a Reality

Will Smith has gone on record as saying Hancock 2 is “definitely” going to happen. Who it is that feels a Hancock 2 is something that should be made goes without saying (the studio), but who the audience for this movie will be is not known. Smith goes on to say that “there were a lot of unexplored characters in the Hancock universe”, and apparently we’ll be getting to see who those are. The problem with this situation is, most people who saw the first Hancock felt like they were swindled. Fool us once, shame on you. Fool us twice, shame on, uh, er….you’ll never fool us again. []

Lil Wayne Documentary to Premiere at Sundance

The Carter, a documentary film that promises, according to a Sundance Film Festival announcement, "an in-depth look at the artist...proclaimed by many as the 'greatest rapper alive.” The movie is set to premiere at the Park City, Utah fest next year and is apparently packed with "comprehensive and personal interviews with Lil Wayne." It "will also feature insight from those that know him best." [Pitchfork]

Joe Satriani Accuses Coldplay Of Plagiarism


According to Reuters, Joe Satriani has accused U.K. band Coldplay of stealing his song "If I Could Fly." Satriani's copyright infringement suit, filed on Thursday in Los Angeles federal court, claims the Coldplay song "Viva La Vida" incorporates "substantial original portions" of his 2004 instrumental "If I Could Fly." The 52-year-old guitar virtuoso is seeking a jury trial, damages and "any and all profits" attributable to the alleged copyright infringement. [Yahoo! News]

Canadian Filmmaker to Replace Eye with Camera

Rob Spence is 36-years-old, and when he was 13 he tried to shoot a pile of cow sh*t with his dad’s gun.  He was using it improperly, the gun backfired, and Rob lost an eye.  Now, he is a filmmaker living in our frosty neighbor to the north, and he wants to add a camera to his existing prosthetic eye.  He reasons, "If you lose your eye and have a hole in your head, then why not stick a camera in there?"  Fair enough, Rob.  This would essentially make him a “lifecaster” – constantly streaming video from his daily life for whomever to see. [Wired]

Ford Appoints New Performance Vehicles Chief

Ford Motors is stepping up its efforts in performance vehicles with a senior employee being appointed to the newly created position of Director of Global Performance Vehicles and Motorsport Business Development. Jost Capito will be taking up the position at the beginning of next year and will be responsible for the global development of Ford's performance vehicles business. The North American SVT and European TeamRS performance vehicle organizations will come together, both reporting to Capito, to focus on the development of future performance vehicles. Who knows, at this rate, we might even see a six speed gearbox in a Mustang GT someday! [Leftlane]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Thursday, December 4

Wednesday, December 3

Tuesday, December 2

Monday, December 1

Wednesday, November 26

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