Mantenna - Thursday, April 30

April 29, 2009

Heidi Montag to pose for Playboy, The Killers diss Led Zeppelin, and the fastest man alive can't outrun his bad's the Mantenna!

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Heidi Montag To Pose for Playboy

Fresh from her honeymoon in swine flu-infested Mexico, Heidi Montag of MTV’s The Hills is in talks with Playboy to pose for the iconic magazine. Heidi has the blessing of her new husband and Hills co-star Spencer Pratt. The deal is said to be worth a whopping $500,000. A source says "(Heidi) wants to do it. It’s just a matter of working out the details.” Hasn’t this girl received enough exposure already? [Entertainment Wise]

Boston Celtic Dancer Likes to Lick

The Boston Celtics may be in the playoffs, but off the court one of their Dancers is playing even harder. A Celtic Dancer, known simply as Ashley M., is in trouble after a friend posted strange photographs online of the dancer’s extracurricular activities. The embarrassing photos show Ms. M pretending to lick other girls and posing in highly sexually suggestive poses. [Uncoached]

Zodiac Killer Probably Not Revealed

Deborah Perez held a 20-minute press conference in San Francisco yesterday in which she claimed that her deceased father was the infamous Zodiac killer.  She offered a cryptogram (one of the Zodiac’s signatures) as proof and claimed that she recognized her father from a composite sketch of the Zodiac.  She also claims to be in possession of eyeglasses taken from one of the victims.  However, all of the evidence she has presented is circumstantial at best.  Don’t hold your breath, because it’s extremely likely that the Zodiac's identity is still a complete mystery. [Wired]

Fastest Man Alive Can't Outrun His Bad Driving

Jamaican Olympic champion Usain Bolt, the fastest man alive, was going fast enough to flip his new BMW M3 multiple times before landing in a ditch in Jamaica. Looks like he should stick to running. According to his manager, the sprinter is fine, though video from Sky News shows a bandage around his foot. Given the condition of the car, he appears to have been lucky. Reports also mention a female passenger, so we're a little curious about what might have been going on inside the car to cause the normally quick Bolt to lose his attention. [Sky News]

The Killers Want to Knock Led Zeppelin and Nirvana Off Their Pedestals


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The Killers have thrown down the gauntlet to American music fans, declaring they will knock Led Zeppelin and Nirvana "off their pedestals." The Vegas band is currently in the middle of a North American tour, and frontman Brandon Flowers has told he will use the dates to help repeat the success the band has already enjoyed in Britain. "We’ve been embraced in Britain in a way that I’ll never understand, and it’s such a wonderful thing," he declared. "But over here [in America], people are still so obsessed with Led Zeppelin and Nirvana, those sorts of bands, that nobody else is allowed [to grow]." Good luck, buddy. [NME]

Student Proposes Building a Wall Across Sahara Desert 

An architecture student has proposed a solution to the ever-expanding boarder of the Sahara Desert: build a wall around it.  The improbability of this feat, though, is deceptive.  Humans wouldn’t be building the wall -- bacteria would be.  The bacteria bacillus pasteurii turns sand into sandstone relatively quickly, leaving us humans to sit back and relax with a fruity drink while we watch the largest wall in history built in front of us. [Gizmodo]

Cold, Slimy Man-Frogs

David Slade, director of the awesome 30 Days of Night and Hard Candy, as well as the third film in the Twilight series, Eclipse, has his next project lined up: Cold Skin. It’s a tale about a sub-Antarctic island that gets overrun by a bunch of humanoid frogs, and two guys living on the island have to deal both with these creatures and each other. It sounds a lot like 30 Days, but that movie was frickin’ awesome, so if Cold Skin is anything like it we should have a pretty awesome film on our hands. Of this new movie Slade says, “With Cold Skin, I believe we can create a lasting psycho-physiological horror film. It is one of the most atmospheric, terrifying, cinematic, and original stories of the human spirit.” Well, then: bring it on. [Slash Films]

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