Mantenna - Thursday, February 25
Lady Gaga gets revenge on her ex, The Flash could have a director, and Steven Tyler rejoins Aerosmith...the Mantenna has got an offer you can't refuse.
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Lady Gaga’s Ex Revenge
Lady Gaga appears on the cover of the latest issue of Cosmpolitian magazine wearing a skin-colored bra and panties. Inside the mag she tells Cosmo how she has totally proven an ex-boyfriend who said she’d never make it wrong. She tells the mag, “I had a boyfriend who told me I'd never succeed, never be nominated for a Grammy, never have a hit song, and that he hoped I'd fail. I said to him, 'Someday, when we're not together, you won't be able to order a cup of coffee a the f***ing deli without hearing or seeing me.'" Living well really is the best revenge. [Cosmopolition]
Jenny McCarthy Fixes Son’s Autism
Jenny McCarthy has long been advocate for autism and has spoken at lengths about her belief that vaccinating children can cause autism (even though medical science disagrees). McCarthy took up the fight after her son Evan was diagnosed with autism at a young age. Now McCarthy claims the seven-year-old has been fixed, saying, “Evan was healed through a range of experimental and unproved biomedical treatments.” McCarthy has now changed her tune somewhat on parent’s vaccinating their kids, saying it’s a personal choice. It seems the autism/vaccination debate continues. [TIME]
The Flash Could Have a Director
It doesn’t seem like The Flash was even on Warner Bros.’ radar, but apparently it was. Greg Berlanti, one of the guys who wrote Green Lantern (and was going to direct it before Martin Campbell eclipsed him) is now the front runner to direct The Flash. For every kid who watched the show that was on a couple decades ago (before the actor who played him became a traitor and nabbed a part on Dawson’s Creek) this is really cool news. 'Bout damn time someone put a Flash movie together. [IESB]
10 Great Action Figures
Sure, pretty much everyone had a Star Wars or G.I. Joe action figure when they were kids, but why settle for ordinary heroes when you have a figurine for someone like...oh, I don't know....God? Or, if you're so inclined, maybe you want to pick up a male nurse action figure. Really, the possibilities here are endless. [CollegeHumor]
Zach Galifianakis Ain’t Afraid of No Ghosts
Comedian Zach Galifianakis, at this point best known for his role in The Hangover, also has experience doing horror, as his part in David Twohy’s film Below proves. And now he’s getting ready to mix the genres: Miracle Workers is a movie about him and a friend conning people into thinking they’re exorcists until it turns out they have to deal with some real ghosts. This sounds like this could be pretty hilarious – think Ghostbusters meets Animal House. Or something. [Shock Till You Drop]
Steven Tyler Rejoins Aerosmith
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After mucho internet drama that included threats of a lead singer change and a rehab stint by Steven Tyler, Aerosmith is back and ready to hit the road. Aerosmith has officially announced their Cocked, Locked and Ready To Rock European summer tour with none other than Steven Tyler. The band made the announcement today with a video posted on their website in which Tyler joked: "I just auditioned and I got the gig." Welcome back, Steve! [Aerosmith]
The Olympics May Get More Stripper Friendly
In an effort to finally infuse a little sex appeal into the Olympics (women's weight lifting just isn't as cute as it sounds), a group of "athletes" are lobbying to get pole dancing added as a test event for the 2012 Games. “After a great deal of feedback from the pole dance community, many of us have decided that it’s about time pole fitness is recognized as a competitive sport, and what better way for recognition than to be part of the 2012 Olympics held in London,” Director of Vertical Dancing KT Coates wrote in a petition she is preparing. Though no comments have been made by any Olympic organizers, with strip clubs playing such an important role in wooing IOC members, it seems logical that pole dancing will receive a good amount of support (officially or otherwise). [With Leather]
iPad Will Beat Netbooks With "Magic"
In a talk intended to woo investors, Apple Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook said the iPad will win over potential netbook buyers, but not because of specs or features. No, Cook said, the iPad's magical properties will seal the deal. "The netbook is not an experience people are going to continue wanting to have," Cook said, according to Macworld. "When they play with the iPad and experience the magic of using it ... I have a hard time believing they're going to go for a netbook." Apparently that magic will make up for the lack of Flash support. [Good Gear Guide]
Microsoft Calls Off the Dogs on Secret MS Documents Website
Microsoft is going to withdraw their complaint against Cryptome, after shutting them down yesterday. Cryptome published Microsoft's no-longer-secret guide to help governments to uncover your online secrets. Host Network Solutions says the site will be back online later today. [Read Write Web]
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