Mantenna - Wednesday, September 23

September 23, 2009

Eliza Dushku works it hard for Complex, Ghost Rider 2 is in the works, and Rampage Jackson retires from the UFC to pursue an acting career...Play it again, Mantenna!

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We Like the Way Eliza Dushku Works It

Actress Eliza Dushku recently posed for some steamy photos for Complex, and you don’t have to be a very complex person to see why this is awesome. Whether she’s rocking the unbuttoned denim or the bikini-on-couch, she makes it all look good. There’s nothing wrong with a woman being in touch with her slutty side. In fact, we prefer it. She’s proven to the world that she can slut it up with the best of them (them being Katy Perry, Megan Fox, and, well, everyone else) and she’s not afraid to let it all hang out. And oh, how it all hangs out. [The Superficial]

Olivia Wilde Gets Steamy for GQ

Olivia Wilde, best known for her stints on House and The OC, is revealing a whole mess of skin in a sexy new pictorial for men's lifestyle magazine GQ. These are pretty much some of the hottest pictures we've seen in awhile, so be sure to pick up a copy after you check them out online. [Just a Guy Thing]

Stupid Cartoon Characters

From Beavis to Barney Rubble, the world of cartoon characters has long been populated by pairs of characters, with one noticeably smarter than the other. It's practically a staple of the medium. Thanks to our friends over at Gunaxin, we've got pretty much the ultimate roundup of classic characters whose wardrobe might as well solely consist of an "I'm with Stupid" t-shirt. [Gunaxin]

Ghost Rider 2 Will Probably Happen

 Writer/Director David Goyer is in the middle of developing what looks like will be a sequel to the Nicolas Cage vehicle Ghost Rider. No one has signed on the dotted line yet, but right now Goyer is guiding writers on the new script, which will be based on a script he wrote for the sequel but is not going to be used. Goyer also wrote Batman Begins and the Blade films, so he’s no stranger to the realm of comic book adaptations. Avi Arad, Michael De Luca, and Steven Paul are going to produce if everything goes according to plan. It’s looking very likely that we’re going to see a hot-headed Cage in the next Ghost Rider, which should give fans of the comic books something to look forward to. [Variety]

Lawsuit Making it Difficult for Voltron to Defend the Universe

An ongoing and seemingly never-ending lawsuit involving a group of producers and a company called World Events (which owns the television rights to Voltron) is making it look like a Voltron movie is not going to happen any time soon. This is especially bad news for anyone who was disappointed (or infuriated) by Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, since Voltron is basically a big Transformer with duties that extend out to the edges of the Universe. Basically what it comes down to is three producers who feel they’ve been backstabbed and want to be compensated for the time they’ve spent working on the movie. All of this legal bickering means that children of the ‘80s have yet another disappointment headed their way. But at least it doesn’t involve Michael Bay. [Hollywood Reporter]

Rampage Jackson Retires From UFC To Pursue Acting Career…Seriously


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In order to continue a promising film career that includes roles in the new A-Team movie and a possible stint on the rumored remake of Blossom, Quentin "Rampage" Jackson has told his fans that he will no longer fight for the UFC, as the millions of dollars he was making as a fighter has gotten in the way of his true passion of failing as an actor. [TSN]

Kiss, Genesis and Red Hot Chili Peppers Among Nominees For Rock Hall of Fame

KISS, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Genesis, the Hollies, LL Cool J, and Jimmy Cliff are the first-time nominees among a dozen finalists for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. These artists join returning candidates ABBA, the Chantels, Darlene Love, Laura Nyro, the Stooges, and Donna Summer. Five of the 12 nominees will be chosen for induction from ballots cast by more than 500 music industry voters. The Hall's 25th Annual Induction Ceremony will take place March 15, 2010 at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City. [HOF]

Hitler Joins the Web Celeb Hall of Fame

Unless you've been living under a rock (or a bunker), you've no doubt come across at least one the funny remixes of the bunker scence from Downfall. With a few reworked subtitles, aspiring video editors show Hitler facing the indignity of being banned from Xbox Live, learning about Michael Jackson's untimely death, or having his Burning Man plans messed up. CollegeHumor has done a fantastic job of rounding up the best of the best Downfall remixes, so there's no excuse not to get caught up in laughing at history's greatest villain. [CollegeHumor]

Ancient Soviet Doomsday System Still Powered On

The folks at Wired Magazine have shed some light on the doomsday system that was built by the Soviets 25 years ago. It was designed to obliterate the U.S. no matter what happened to the USSR. The kicker is that the thing is still running. The point of the system was to guarantee an automatic Soviet response to an American nuclear strike. Even if the U.S. crippled the USSR with a surprise attack, this automated system would still launch a counter-attack. The technical name was Perimeter, but some called it Mertvaya Ruka, or Dead Hand. Seeing how well they cleaned up Chernobyl, I don't think there's anything to be concerned about here. [Wired]

Hacker Searching for UFO Documents Gets $700,000 Bill from Uncle Sam

Gary McKinnon hacked into 97 military computers searching for UFO secrets and now he's liable for $700,000 in security checks that were done afterward. Which seems a bit odd - doesn't the government pay security experts to find security holes in their network? Incidentally...97 networks? We better see some Alien Autopsy-type stuff on YouTube right quick. [Computer Weekly]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Tuesday, September 22

Monday, September 21

Friday, September 18

Thursday, September 17

Wednesday, September 16

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