Mantenna - Friday, August 28

August 28, 2009

Natalie Portman loves dirty rap tunes, The Beatles: Rock Band game is almost upon us, and a coroner officially rules Michael Jackson's death a homicide...I'm the Mantenna, b***h!

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Megan Fox Would Rather Kiss Girls

Megan Fox has come out and said she felt safer kissing girls on the set of her new film Jennifer’s Body. The Transformers star told MTV News ‘"I feel much safer with girls, so I felt more comfortable kissing her in the movie than kissing any of the other people that I had to kiss," she told MTV News. "I think she was extremely uncomfortable. I don't think that — I know that. She was not comfortable and there was a lot of laughing — like, giggling fits that happened in between takes." Sounds like an awesome film. [MTV]

Natalie Portman Likes Dirty Rap

Who'd have thought it, but Natalie Portman is a huge fan of dirty rap music. The actress revealed her love of dirty rhymes in an interview conducted by actor Jake Gyllenhall in Interview magazine. She tells Jake, “I've mostly been listening to dirty rap lately. That's sort of my scene," she says. "Really, really obscene hip-hop. I love it so much. It makes me laugh and then it makes me want to dance." You go girl! [Interview]

The Blob is Back

The Blob was last remade in the ‘80s, but Rob Zombie isn’t having any of it. He’s going to remake The Blob, again, because remaking horror franchises seems to be his thing these days (catch his Halloween 2 today if you’re in the mood for such things). But his take on the monster of The Blob – namely, the Blob – is apparently going to veer away from the traditional red, goopy puddle of Jell-o that sucks things up, absorbs them, and gets bigger. He says that, “My intention is not to have a big red blobby thing - that's the first thing I want to change.” Which kind of poses the question: why does he want to remake The Blob if he’s not down with the Blob?! Zombie is a difficult man to fathom, is the only conclusion we can take from this. [First Showing]

Dream House Has a Dream Cast

Director Jim Sheridan, the guy who brought us incredible films like The Field and In the Name of the Father, but most recently brought us the inexcusable Get Rich or Die Tryin’, is back in the mix of it again. His next film to come out is Brothers, which stars Tobey Maguire and Natalie Portman, and it will be a good indication of whether or not Sheridan’s got his groove back. But the director has also lined up his next project: Dream House, and the esteemed Daniel Craig has signed on. It will start shooting next January and was written by David Loucka. It’s about a man who moves his family to a house in New England and finds out the that a horrible murder went down in his new home. Will this new film, along with Brothers, redeem Sheridan? If nothing else, we can hope he won’t be making any more rapper biopics for a long while. [Variety]

Coroner Rules Michael Jackson Death a Homicide


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The Los Angeles County coroner has officially come out and confirmed that Michael Jackson's death was a homicide primarily caused by two drugs. In a statement released today, the coroner said the cause of death was acute intoxication from the anesthetic propofol. Other sedatives contributed to the death, most notably lorazepam. The coroner did not release Jackson's full autopsy report, citing an ongoing security hold at the request of Los Angeles authorities. [MTV]

6-CD Set of The Doors' Final New York Show to be Released

Forgotten footage of The Doors’ final New York shows are set to be released as a six-CD collection sometime in November. A third of the 90 tracks recorded during the group's Felt Forum shows in January 1970 have never been heard before. Drummer John Densmore even admitted that he has some special memories of the four shows. He told, "It was more intimate, and you could feel the audience more. There was more interaction, and the acoustics were much better, because it was designed for music." Sweet! [Rolling Stone]

The Beatles: Rock Band is Almost Upon Us

The Beatles: Rock Band game is set to be released on September 9th, and it can’t get here soon enough. The making of the game was a complete family affair with all key players within the Beatles camp giving the Rock Band concept the A-OK. This game is going to finally allow fans to live out their fantasies as members of the greatest band in the history of popular music. They are even releasing replicas of the band’s iconic instruments as controllers. The Ludwig drum, Rickenbacker 325, Gretsch Duo Jet, and Höfner 500/1 bass controllers will be in full effect. Can this game live up to the hype? There’s only one way to find out: Play the damn thing! We can’t wait to headbang to “Helter Skelter.” [Beatles Rock Band]

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Wednesday, August 26

Tuesday, August 25

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