Mantenna - Tuesday, June 15

June 15, 2010

Tori Spelling blames swine flu for her stick figure body, Sam Raimi will direct the Wizard of Oz prequel in 3D, and Seabass is set to run the Boston Bruins...give the Mantenna some sugar, baby!

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Tori Spelling Blames Swine Flu for Stick Figure

Tori Spelling does not have an eating problem. It seems that swine flu is the reason she’s in such tremendous shape. In a new book Uncharted TerriTORI, the actress reveals that the secret to her shockingly thin frame is swine flu, migraines, and nerve problems.  The actress and reality television star has been in and out of hospital for the past year due to issues with her immune and digestive systems. Spelling's weight has recently dipped to 107 pounds and she hates the rumors that she is suffering from an eating disorder. She writes, I'm a role model for a lot of women out there, so I hate that they say these things unwarranted, without any research and facts. I think it's doing a disservice to women out there that look up to any celebrity.” Spelling is also worried about how her weight drama will affect her young daughter Stella. [USA Today]

Mickey Rourke the Reason Behind Megan Fox’s New Tattoo

Megan Fox has revealed the inspiration behind her latest tattoo: Mickey Rourke. The two actors worked together on the upcoming thriller Passion Play and apparently the bad-boy actor had an effect on the young sexpot. Fox told MTV News, “I actually got a tattoo that is sort of in honor of him. It's on my ribs. I don't know if it's been photographed yet, but it'll come out eventually, I'm sure. I just love him very much and think he's very special.” Photos showing the tat are floating around, though no one is really sure exactly what it says. Fox also calls Rourke “genuine” and “sweet,” which are not the first words you’d expect to hear when someone is describing Mickey Rourke. [MTV]

Sam Raimi Will Direct Oz, The Great and Powerful in 3D

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Disney has officially nabbed Sam Raimi for the director’s chair on Oz, The Great and Powerful. Apparently starring Robert Downey, Jr., Raimi will make the origin story of the Wizard of Oz as his official follow up to Drag Me to Hell. Deadline is reporting that Raimi will direct Downey in the picture, but there is no further information on the shooting of the film. Either way, this is great news for movie fans. [AICN]

Seabass Set to Run Boston Bruins

Cam Neely, a famous hockey player most known for his role as "Seabass" in the cult classic Dumb and Dumber, has recently been named the President of the Boston Bruins. Whether it was his years of service as a player or ability to provoke Jim Carey, the move is a welcomed one in the Bruin community and a source of great pride for Lauren Holly (who could really use the ego boost these days). To this day, Neely claims that he cannot go 24 hours without hearing the phrase "Kick his ass, Seabass" and for that we salute him. 395 career goals, yet he will always be remembered for 13 seconds of movie dialogue. [ESPN]

FBI's Facebook Monitoring Leads To Arrest in England

The BBC reports that armed police were called to a U.K. school earlier today after being advised of a potential threat by the FBI. The school stated that the FBI "raised the alarm after Internet scanning software picked up a suspicious combination of words," strongly implying that they are carrying out routine, automated surveillance of social networking sites. While in this case it does appear that there may have been a genuine threat, the story nonetheless raises significant privacy concerns. [BBC]

Playstation Move Launch Date and Price Announced, 3D Gaming Detailed

Sony took the stage for the last major keynote of E3 this afternoon, splitting their attention evenly between hardware improvements and new games. First, they talked about 3D technology — Sony plans to try driving 3D adoption in a similar way to what they did with Blu-ray, with 20 titles planned for March 2011 or earlier. Headlining those will be Killzone 3 (coming February 2011), Gran Turismo 5 (coming November 2nd), Tron Evolution, Mortal Kombat, and Crysis 2. Sony also released launch details for their PS Move motion control system. It will be released on September 19th in the U.S., the motion controller will cost $50, and the navigation controller will cost $30. [Gamasutra]

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