Mantenna - Tuesday, March 3

March 3, 2009

Megan Fox is voted the girl that dudes most want to party with, McG talks about what surprise cameo might be in store for the follow-up to Terminator Salvation, and Guitar Hero gets an upgrade.

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Who’s Your Favorite Party Girl?

Which celebrity would you most like to party with? According to the readers of, 40 percent of guys named Megan Fox. The sexy Transformers star narrowly beat out funny girl Tina Fey, who came in second with 31 percent of the vote. Asylum’s Gordon Hurd said Fox "symbolizes the geeky and the sexy," and Fey “would be a great companion at a party because she's so funny and beautiful." Over 83,000 people participated in the poll. [Asylum]

Celebrate Sex Workers Rights Day

Today marks the International Sex Workers Rights Day, a day designed to highlight the rights of those that work in the sex trade. The day started in 2001 when over 25,000 sex workers gathered in India for a sex worker festival. The festival soon turned into a global day celebrating sex workers, their human rights, and the need to stamp out human sex trafficking and disease. [Feministe]

McG Already Thinking About the Next Terminator Film

Not only did the director of Terminator Salvation, McG, rock the cameos with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton, but now he’s planning out the next film. He’s already got his sights set on Robert Patrick, the actor who awesomely played the T-1000 as the shape-shifting Terminator made out of “mimetic metal alloy.” After having a satisfying dinner with Patrick, McG said, “I like the idea in a prospective next picture that you meet Robert Patrick the way he looks today, and he’s a scientist that’s working on improving cell replication so we can stay healthier and we can cure juvenile diabetes and all these things that once again sound like good ideas — and once again live as an idealized expression of ourselves.” Hmm, interesting stuff. Robert Patrick coming back to the Terminator franchise could even inspire Schwarzenegger to suit up as a death-bot once again. [/Film]

Cypress Hill is Making a Comeback


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West Coast legends Cypress Hill are back in the studio recording their first album in over five years. B-Real, DJ Muggs, Sen Dog, and Eric Bobo have not issued a new LP since 2004's Till Death Do Us Part. Luckily for us, the crew is back in the studio and are planning to sign a deal to release the record on the independent label Suburban Noize Records. B-Real told, "We're mixing right now. (It's) gritty. It's aggressive. It's like hip-hop straight-up. We just felt like we needed to go back to that raw, gritty hip-hop sound but try to find a way to bridge it with what's going on now." [Contact Music]

Michael Jackson Planning Comeback Concerts in the U.K. is reporting that Michael Jackson is expected to announce a handful of comeback shows in London in the next few days. These unknown sources said that the singer may appear at a press conference at London's O2 Arena on Thursday. His record label, Sony, has yet to comment. I can't wait to take my kids! []

Pirate Bay Admin Reboots Pirate Bay Server During Trial

Fredrik Neij, one of the Pirate Bay admins currently on trial for “complicity to making copyrighted material accessible” was watching the closing arguments for the prosecution, but apparently got bored.  At one point during the trial, one of the Pirate Bay servers went down.  He knew they had internet access, so he just hopped on his laptop and restarted it. Ballsy move to restart the site used for sharing more than half of copyrighted materials during your own trial concerning those same copyrighted materials. [Boing Boing]

Guitar Hero Downloadable Content: Queen, Hendrix, James Bond

Activision has updated their online catalogues again for Guitar Hero this month to include tracks from Jimi Hendrix (most notably "Foxy Lady"), Queen ("Fat Bottomed Girls") and the James Bond theme song.  There’s also a variety of esoteric European tracks that don’t rock nearly as hard as "Fat Bottomed Girls," so you don’t have to worry about them, kiddo. [Kotaku]

Toyota is the New GM: They're Broke

It turns out the automotive bailouts aren't exclusive to this ol' cruddy American cars! Japanese automaker Toyota claims it's seeking a $2 billion state bailout to help its car financing unit. Maybe if they'd built the cars Americans wanted to buy, they wouldn't be in this mess! Makes you wonder what all those pundits crowing about how the American auto industry is out of step with the world are handling this news. Probably with a Italian loafer stuffed in their mouths. [BusinessWeek]

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Wednesday, February 25

Tuesday, February 24

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