Mantenna - Monday, August 24

August 20, 2009

Anna Paquin talks about why she loves performing nude, Bob Dylan might be narrating car GPS systems, and another X-Files flick is reportedly in the works...Did Mantenna do that?

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Anna Paquin Likes Performing Nude

Anna Paquin spends a lot of time on her TV show True Blood not wearing a bra and it’s something she’s totally fine with. The New Zealand-born actress says there’s nothing “shocking” about the naked body — and that she doesn’t mind showing hers. She says, “It’s like, I’m sorry, maybe there are a lot of women who keep their bras on while they have sex...I don’t happen to be one of them.” Well said, Anna, well said! [Showbiz Spy]

Crypt Above Marilyn Monroe Sells for Millions

An unidentified person has paid $4.6 million to spend eternity on top of Marilyn Monroe. The money bought a crypt directly above the iconic actress at the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery. The crypt was recently occupied by Richard Poncher, however his wife recently sold it to pay off her mortgage. Bidding for the crypt started on August 15th at $500,000. The auction was conducted through eBay. [Huffington Post]

Another X-Files Flick in the Works?

Gillian Anderson attended the Sarajevo Film Festival and hinted at the possibility of a third X-Files film. She said, “There isn’t any reason not to do it. I feel a certain commitment to that group of people that I worked with and we still enjoy doing it, when we do it. There is no reason why not to come together and do it again. If they can pull it off, we’ll find some reason to make it.” According to Anderson, the film could be out in 2012. [Radar Online]

How To Start an Epic Amazon Review Thread

When it comes to online reviews, nothing beats the epic lulz of an ironic or sarcastic product review. Whether it's a gallon of Tuscan Whole Milk or the Three Wolf Moon t-shirt, the laughs come fast and furious. But why wait for one of these review threads to rear its funny head when you can start one of your own? [CollegeHumor]

Bob Dylan Might Be Narrating Car GPS Systems


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Even though this sounds completely ridiculous, Bob Dylan is in talks with various car companies to be the voice of their GPS navigational systems. Bob disclosed some of the information during his Theme Time Radio Hour on BBC6 saying that he has been talking to a couple of car companies about being the voice of their GPS system. "I think it would be good if you are looking for directions and hear my voice saying something like: ’Left at the next street, no a right - you know what? Just go straight.’ I probably shouldn’t do it." Please let this be true. [Telegraph]

Slipknot Cancel Show as Drummer is Hospitalized

The masked men of Slipknot had to cancel their Saturday night headlining gig at the Pain in The Grass festival in Washington after drummer Joey Jordison was hospitalized. Details of his health emergency have not been released, but the Jordison is expected to make a full recovery. Slipknot was forced to cancel a slew of European festival appearances last year after Jordison broke his ankle. We thought these dudes were supposed to be indestructible. [Blabbermouth]

Microsft Responds to 54% Xbox Failure Rate By Ignoring the Obvious

Last week we reported on a study that showed that the Xbox 360 has a 54.2% failure rate. Now Microsoft has responded, and they didn't even bother disputing that number. "Microsoft stands behind the Xbox 360 as a superior entertainment console with one of the best warranties in the industry" and added that they are "constantly improving the design, manufacture, and performance of the console through extensive testing of potential sources of any problems." Constantly improving, huh? Sounds like Microsoft needs to cut the crap and get their tech sorted out. [Kotaku]

Hummer Dealership Resorts to Selling Firearms

These days, it's tough to sell a large, gas-guzzling SUV...especially if it displays the Hummer moniker. That's why Jim Lynch Hummer in Chesterfield, Missouri is now stocking rifles, handguns, shotguns, and ammunition in order to compensate for income lost to the fuel crisis. Lynch says "A lot of Hummer owners were gun owners already." Hey, the guy is just seizing a business opportunity here, people! [Freep]

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