Mantenna - Thursday, July 23

July 23, 2009

Megan Fox talks smack about 007, Paris Hilton injects herself into another Michael Jackson drama, and why a Chinese man lost his life over an iPhone...the Mantenna's back and don't you forget it!

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Megan Fox a Bond Girl?

Reports are circulating that Megan Fox initially signed on to be a Bond girl and then passed on the role because "she'd rather be a more central part of the movie."  But according to Fox's representatives, this is not the case. Her reps told People magazine, "The report about Megan Fox turning down a Bond movie is completely not true. There have been no discussions nor any offers. Megan is a fan of the Bond movies." The Bond people better make her an offer, pronto. [People]

A Sequel to Roger Rabbit

Robert Zemeckis has hinted that a sequel to Roger Rabbit is in the works. He was asked about the sequel during a panel at Comic-Con, where he was promoting his new mo-cap film A Christmas Carol. He told the crowd he could not “confirm or deny” the possibility of a sequel to the 1988 film.  He added if it did happen, the characters would remain in 2-D. Zemeckis has previously discussed the project with Bob Hoskins and Hoskins is apparently keen to revisit his role as Eddie Valient. Zemeckis is quoted in an interview saying, “He [Hoskins] loves Eddie Valiant and he would love to do it. We talk about it and it’s something we are thinking about.” If it does happen, don’t expect to see it in theaters any time soon. [News In Film]

New Black Sabbath Movie Isn't About Black Sabbath

The Hollywood Reporter reported today that Mike Fleiss, the reality TV producer behind such shows as There Goes the Neighborhood and More to Love is starting a production company, Next Films, and moving into films. His first project?  A Black Sabbath movie.  But don’t start headbanging just yet. Next has signed a deal with guitarist-songwriter Tony Iommi — a founding member of the British heavy metal band — for the films, which won’t be about the group but will use the title as a jumping-off point. Iommi also will score the movies. So basically they just thought it'd be a cool name for a horror movie. Rumor has it that Fleiss' next film will be a porno called The Sex Pistols. We kid, we kid. [BLABBERMOUTH]

Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Jay-Z to Cover for Beasties

After the Beastie Boys were forced to pull out of their upcoming tour because of Adam “MCA” Yauch being diagnosed with a tumor on his salivary gland, there was much speculation over who would replace the outfit at their two U.S. festival appearances in the coming weeks. On Tuesday, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs were announced as the Beasties’ replacements at Lollapalooza, which takes place the weekend of August 7-9. Last night the All Points West festival announced that headlining next Friday’s opening show would be none other than Jay-Z, who will be making his first American appearance at one of these multi-day extravaganzas.[New York Times]

Paris Hilton Says Michael Jackson Named Daughter After Her


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While attending the premiere of her MTV documentary Paris, Not France, Paris Hilton told Extra that Michael Jackson named his daughter Paris after her. The heiress said, "My mom and Michael went to high school together and they were best friends since they were 13," Paris explains. "So I grew up knowing Michael very well and when he had his daughter, he always loved the name Paris and grew up being an uncle to me. So he asked my mom if it was okay and of course she said yes and I think she's such a beautiful little girl and I'm proud we have the same name." With Paris, it’s always all about her. [The Superficial]

Drunk Man Gets Hammered

A Romanian man suffering from constipation attempted a novel way to release his bowels. The 48-year-old, who was severely intoxicated, decided a hammerhead or two would sort out his blocked system. It didn’t, and he was rushed to the hospital. According to officials, "He said he had a few drinks to dull the pain and then came up with the idea of poking a hammerhead up his backside in the hope of sorting out the constipation. But the hammerhead got stuck and then he came up with the idea of using a second hammerhead in order to try and get out the first -- but then he lost the second one as well." What an idiot! [The Sun]

Nex-Gen iPhone prototype Goes missing; Employee Investigated, Commits suicide

So the story goes that a 25-year-old man at Foxconn -- where iPhones are born -- was to send 16 iPhone prototypes to Apple from the Chinese factory, but one was lost somewhere. The Foxconn security department then proceeded to illegally search the man’s apartment and interrogate him. But that was apparently too much for the man, who was suspected of being responsible for leaking a prototype of the next iPhone. A few days ago, he jumped from a 12-story building because of the incident. Seriously, it's just a friggin' phone, people. [Gizmodo]

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