Mantenna - Tuesday, January 19

January 19, 2010

Hustler jumps on the Avatar bandwagon, Paranormal Activity 2 is a go, and Wyclef Jean denies using Yele Haiti funds for his own personal use....the Mantenna must break you!

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Hustler Gets on the Avatar Bandwagon

Avatar is such a phenomenon that it’s already inspired a porno film. Hustler video has announced they are creating a porn spoof based on the James Cameron film, imaginatively titled This Ain’t Avatar: XXX. The film is likely to feature a bunch of adult film stars, covered in blue body paint and delighting in some kinky Na’vi sex. Hustler also announced the title of other porn spoofs that are set for release this year. Get ready for skin flicks poking fun at Glee, The Hills, and CSI amongst others. [Jo Blo]

Kim Kardashian is Not Engaged

Kim Kardashian says the rumor that boyfriend Reggie Bush will propose if he wins the Super Bowl is false. The 29-year-old cleared up any confusion by issuing a statement on her blog saying, “There is a story going around saying I made a bet that Reggie would propose if The Saints won the Super Bowl. This is not true. I never made any kind of bet.” Glad she cleared that up. [People]

The Top 99 Most Desirable Women on 2010

Though the new year is only a few weeks old, the folks at have already rounded up the biggest hotties of 2010. Clocking in at just under a hundred, their sexy gathering of 99 starlets and celebutants is bound to feature something for everyone. For now, we're keeping mum about whether or not Eva Mendes held onto the top slot, but we will say that you're not likely to be disappointed by their top picks. So what're you waiting for? []

Channing Tatum Goes Back to His Roots

A lot of people just assume that actor Channing Tatum is all looks and no substance, and that he’s just a hunk of beef. Well, apparently they’re right. The actor has gone on record as saying he used to be a male stripper, and not only is he not ashamed of it, he wants to make a movie about that – which is to say, he’s clearly identified the demographic that comprises his audience. Further more, he’s already selected a director: Nicolas Refn, who most recently directed Bronson. This will be one movie for your special lady friend to go to on a girl’s night out. [NY Mag]

Paranormal Activity 2 is a Go

Paranormal Activity, a little horror film that cost a mere $15,000, was such a success – it’s made $151 million worldwide so far – that Paramount can’t help itself: they’ve greenlit a sequel. Everyone knows how well this worked with Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, but no matter. The movie’s a go and that’s all we need to know. Luckily it’s going to be directed by Kevin Greutert, who’s had tons of success as a director. Remember his first (and only) movie, Saw VI? It made a whopping $31 million worldwide. How could this movie fail? [Heat Vision Blog]

Wyclef Jean Denies Using Yele Haiti Funds for Personal Use


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Faced with harsh criticism over his Yele Haiti charity's mishandling of money, Wyclef Jean held a press conference in New York yesterday afternoon to defend himself and to speak to victims in his home country. "Accusations have been made about me and about Yele," Jean began. "I started the charity with my own funds. I wanted to make sure that Yele would not just be a foundation but it would actually be an NGO [non-governmental organization] on the ground in Haiti. Have we made mistakes before? Yes," Jean said. "Did I ever use Yele money for personal benefits?  Absolutely not. Yele's books are open and transparent, and we have been [given] a clean bill of health by an external auditor every year since we started." [MTV]

11-Year-Old's Science Project Causes Bomb Scare, School Evacuation, Hilarity

Proving once again that there are no pretty much no qualifications needed to be a middle-school vice principal, a San Diego school official called the bomb squad to investigate an 11-year-old's Gatorade-bottle-based science experiment. Apparently the kid, who sounds like a bit of a prodigy, actually, brought in a homemade motion detector made of empty Gatorade bottles and "some electronics." Sounds pretty awesome, right? Not to the vice principal, who called the bomb squad to investigate and x-ray the kid's science project, evacuate the entire school, and search the kid's home. When the project was found not, in fact, to be an explosive, the guy recommended that the student and his parents "seek counseling." For what, their decision to move into that school district? [Sign On San Diego]

Rock Band Network Beta Opening to Xbox Users, Garage Bands Rejoice

Ever had the urge to crank out some nasty riffs in the kitchen, record them, and then watch as millions of Xbox 360 owners rush to download your track? In a move that marks the next logical step of the Rock Band journey, Harmonix has confirmed that an open beta registration of the Rock Band Network will open up later today for Xbox 360 users, enabling musicians everywhere to record, convert, and upload their own custom-built tracks to a network where gamers can judge how awesome or not awesome any given song is. Songs deemed "worthy" will then be downloadable for between $1-$3 each. [Destructoid]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Friday, January 15

Thursday, January 14

Wednesday, January 13

Tuesday, January 12

Monday, January 11

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