Mantenna - Tuesday, August 3

August 3, 2010

Katy Perry gets topless for Rolling Stone, Lady Gaga nabs a record 13 MTV VMA nominations, and Shaq finds a new home...the Mantenna will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger!

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Katy Perry Gets Topless, Googles Self

Katy Perry is on the cover of the August issue of Rolling Stone magazine, which hits newsstands tomorrow, looking hotter than ever. The curvaceous singer appears on the cover posing seductively in her underwear with her amazing cleavage spills out. Inside the mag the singer also appears in a racy pictorial, including one shot were she posed topless. In an accompanying interview with the music magazine the "I Kissed a Girl" singer admitted that she likes to search for herself online. She tells the magazine, “Any artist who says they don't Google their name is a big fat liar.” With a body that bangin', we’d Google ourselves too. [Rolling Stone]

Sandra Bullock is a Money Machine

It’s safe to say Sandra Bullock has not had a great year personally. However professionally it’s been a stellar year for the actress. Not only did she win an Academy Award for The Blind Side, she’s also topped this year’s Forbes list of the highest paid actresses (Bullock was the eighth highest paid celebrity) by taking home a cool $56 million between June 2009 and June 2010. One reason Bullock made so much cash this year is she slashed her usual upfront pay and took back-end deals for the films The Proposal and The Blind Side. Both films were huge box office winners. Also on this year’s list were Reese Witherspoon and Cameron Diaz (both earned $32 million), Jennifer Aniston ($27 million), and Sarah Jessica ($25 million). [Pop Eater]

Lady Gaga Nabs a Record 13 MTV VMA Nominations

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As if this comes as any surprise, Lady Gaga has earned a record-breaking 13 MTV VMA nominations for her work over the past year. Gaga’s "Bad Romance" video is up for Video of the Year, Best Pop Video, Best Female Video, and Best Dance Video. "I'm so honored for all the little monsters and self-professed freaks of the universe, to have more VMA nominations in a single year than any artist in MTV history," said Gaga in a statement. "Ironically, I'm even more proud it's an unlucky number: 13. Eminem leads all nominated male artists with eight VMA nominations, including Video of the Year and Best Male Video for his "Not Afraid." [MTV]

Shaquille O'Neal Finds a New Home

Reports swirling around the ESPN hallways claim that aging center Shaquille O'Neal is just hours away from finalizing a deal to join the Boston Celtics in the 2011 season. "O'Neal had said earlier Tuesday that he hopes to make a decision about his future soon, and both and Comcast SportsNet New England indicated that the Celtics were "close" to signing the four-time NBA champion," ESPN noted. Many pundits thought the Celtics were going to go younger in the offseason, but it's nice to see that they're not going to let something like "the future" get in the way of signing a 12 ppg distraction. [ESPN]

If People on the Internet Told the Truth

Who among us can honestly say that they've never told a white (okay, maybe huge) lie when describing themselves on the good ol' Internets. Lying about one's attributes is a time-honored tradition. Until now. The jig is up thanks to the folks at CollegeHumor, who have deciphered the most common of Internet ruses. Not that you really needed any warning. [CollegeHumor]

Somebody Took an Early Lead for Teacher of the Year is reporting that an elementary school gym teacher was arrested for driving while impaired last Friday. Fortunately, he had a loaded gun and 14-year-old girl in the car, so the cops seemed to not be so focused on the poor driving. "During the stop, the girl, 14, admitted to cops that she and Tyrone A. Farrar Jr., 30, had been having an affair for a year–starting when she was only 13–and that the couple had sex more than 35 times, sometimes in the coach’s van." And they say the American school system is flawed. [Bad Jocks]

A Whole Mess of Fireworks

What's better than fireworks? Pretty much nothing that doesn't involve naked body parts. Unless of course you have thousands and thousands of fireworks. That might be better. If you don't believe us, check out this totally kick-ass video from DoubleViking, which makes playing around with small explosives look like a full-fledged military operation. Hot damn! [DoubleViking]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Monday, August 2

Friday, July 30

Thursday, July 29

Wednesday, July 28

Tuesday, July 27

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