Mantenna - Tuesday, February 10

February 10, 2009

Salma Hayek uses her boobs to feed the world, Michael Bay shares some exclusive news about Transformers 2, and Paris Hilton hits up Paul McCartney for a ridiculous musical's the Mantenna!

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Porn Star for Senator

Fans of adult entertainment star Stormy Daniels are drafting her to run for the U.S. Senate in 2010.  The website,, wants her to face off against Senator Vitters of Louisiana, who infamous for being a client of the so-called D.C. Madam. Daniels is not a member of any political party and is open to the idea. She is planning a “listening tour” around Louisiana and says, "Politics can't be any dirtier of a job than the one I am already in." I wouldn’t be so sure. [CNN]

Salma Hayek’s Breasts Save the World’s Children

Salma Hayek is using her humongous breasts to save the world, one child at a time. Last week Hayek made a trip for UNICEF to Sierra Leone and encountered a starving infant, whose mother had run out of breast milk. What does Salma do? She lets the baby suckle on her breast. Now there is video of Salma's miracle chichis at work. Move over, Angelina Jolie! [Dlisted]

Michael Bay Gives Us the Transformers 2 Scoop

The people over at Collider got a chance to hit Michael Bay up at a screening of another movie, and he got down and dirty about Transformers 2. He talks about the robots being able to better “emote” in the sequel thanks to improvements in technology, as well as the fact that it’s going to be darker than the first. He discusses the fact that people thought the first was just going to be a “robot movie”, and how people’s expectations have increased. He also talks about how he was able to film at the Pyramids at Giza and who had to be convinced. He seems pretty excited about it, so if the director’s enthusiasm is any indication, Transformers 2 will be a big movie this summer. [Collider]

Green Day's New LP Title and Album Art Released
Yesterday word arrived that Green Day’s forthcoming album will be called 21st Century Breakdown and, according to their official website, will be released in May. Warners confirmed the title and is now accepting pre-orders for the album at the early bird price of $11.99. According to AP magazine, the new LP will feature 16 songs spread across three acts: Heroes and Cons, Charlatans and Saints and Horseshoes and Handgrenades. It has also been announced that Butch Vig, who has produced such classics as Nirvana’s Nevermind and Smashing Pumpkins’ Siamese Dream, will be the head producing honcho for the new LP. 21st Century Breakdown will be the band’s first LP since 2004’s highly-successful American Idiot. [Stereogum]

Paris Hilton Wants to Replace Lennon as Paul McCartney’s Musical Partner

This is pretty funny. Hollywood socialite Paris Hilton supposedly had ovaries big enough to corner Beatles legend Paul McCartney at a Grammys post-show bash to suggest the possibility of a Hilton/McCartney collaboration.  The Sun reported that Hilton rolled up to Sir Paul at the Recording Academy bash in LA and stated: “I’d love to do a duet with you.” Ramming the point home she explained to the legend: “I’m a singer too and have had an album out.” Thankfully, Paul declined, saying he didn’t think his schedule could fit in such a request. What a dumb broad. [The Sun]

Retro KFC Commercials



Uncoached has a slur of kitschy, retro, semi-racist KFC advertisements from the late '60s, early '70s, and Korea.  None of those places had or have rules of any kind – social, political, or otherwise...and it is in this lawless wasteland that The Colonel is most at home.  He and his 7 secret herbs and spices ride gallantly into the turmoil, slinging popcorn chicken like shotgun BBs into the rioting masses.  Delicious. [Uncoached]

XM Radio Prepares for Bankruptcy

XM, owner of Sirius satellite radio, is preparing to potentially file for bankruptcy “within days” according to the New York Times. Sirius, home of The Howard Stern Show, is working with several financial advisers to complete investigations regarding whether a bankruptcy filing is necessary.  If they go through with it, it’s speculated that Charles Ergen (owner of Dish Network Corporation) could make a bid to purchase the company. [New York Times]

The Origins of the Muppets

Mental Floss and CNN are running the origin stories of most of the famous Muppets from Jim Henson’s league of mischievous puppets.  Not all of them are interesting, but it turns out that Kermit is from Henson’s mother’s coat and two ping pong balls.  Animal, the drummer, was inspired by The Who’s drummer, Keith Moon.   There are 20 stories in total, so check them out. [CNN]

Report: Video Games Helping to Influence New Car Buyers

The greatest aspect of the Gran Turismo series is that it's basically a virtual test drive of all the world's finest cars. Carmakers are increasingly becoming aware of the influence video games are starting to have on the buying habits of new car buyers. In fact, according to a new report, video games have become as culturally pervasive as movies. More importantly, the report also claims that being able to race with a particular car in a game will have a stronger effect on an individual’s desire to purchase that car than if they simply watched a television advertisement for it. Video games: the marketing medium of the future! [Auto Blog News]

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Monday, February 9

Friday, February 6

Thursday, February 5

Wednesday, February 4

Tuesday, February 3

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