Mantenna - Tuesday, January 5

January 5, 2010

Warren Beatty denies sleeping with thousands of women, Ron Howard is teaming up with Vince Vaughn and Lady Gaga, and Green Day and Pink get added to the Grammy performers line-up ....the Mantenna has no New Year's resolution!

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Warren Beatty Denies Sleeping with a Ton of Women

Before Warren Beatty settled down and married Annette Bening, he was a well known womanizer. Now a new biography about Warren Beatty has listed the number of women Beatty supposedly bedded. The book, titled Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America, claims the actor slept with a staggering 12,775, "give or take, a figure that does not include daytime quickies, drive-bys, casual gropings, stolen kisses, and so on." Strangely enough Beatty has denied the figure. Maybe it’s more? [LA Times]

Charlie Sheen Has a Sense of Humor

Charlie Sheen may have been a bad boy over the holidays, having spent Christmas day behind bars, but he still has a sense of humor. Sheen was back to work this week and in fine form during a table reading of his hit sitcom Two and a Half Men. As the table read got underway a producer asked what everyone got up to during the holiday. Co-star Jon Cryer gave a short answer and then it was Sheen’s turn. As everyone laughed, Charlie answered, "Well, I met Kobe Bryant's bail bondsman!" Zing! That’s why he’s the highest paid actor on television. [Radar Online]

Favreau, Cowboys and Aliens – in 3D?

Jon Favreau and Robert Downey, Jr. make a good team, which is why they’re going to team up again for Cowboys and Aliens. Favreau has the tricky task of opening Iron Man 2 in May and then jumping right into shooting Cowboys and Indians in July. On top of all that, it looks like Favreau might go 3D with the film, thanks in no small part to the huge success of Avatar. This will be Favreau’s first official film shot in 3D, so here’s hoping it will live up to his Iron Man movies. [The Daily Beast]

Ron Howard and Vince Vaughn Together at Last

Director Ron Howard has taken it upon himself to launch into the world of comedy, and with Vince Vaughn, no less. The two are signing on to do a script written by Allan Loeb (the guy who wrote Wall Street 2 and 21 – yeah, the jury’s still out on this dude). The logline for the movie goes thus: “The story follows a man who learns that his best friend's wife is cheating and must then navigate treacherous waters to decide what do with that knowledge.” Are you laughing yet? You probably will be once Vaughn digs his teeth into this. [First Showing]

Lady Gaga, Green Day, Pink Added To Grammy Performers Line-up


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Lady Gaga, Pink, Green Day, Dave Matthews Band, and the Zac Brown Band are the newest names set to perform at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards. Live acts also to be featured on the show are Beyoncé, the Black Eyed Peas, Taylor Swift, Maxwell, and Lady Antebellum. More artists and presenters will be unveiled soon. The Grammys will take place at the Los Angeles Staples Center on January 31st and will air live on CBS. [Billboard]

Olympic Hopeful Trains For 2012 Games By Shedding Breast Implants

It's a strory as old as time: Girl feels insecure, so girl gets fake boobies. The only difference with this tale is that the woman with the fresh silicone is planning to reduce her cup size in order to give her country (Australia) a shot at a gold medal in the 2012 Summer Olympics. Quite frankly, anyone can win a race - but the entertainment value of a 100 meter dash with plastic flying everywhere is damn near priceless. A gold medal may get you into the hottest club in town, but a good pair of breasts gets you free drinks all night. [With Leather]

Slovakian Police Plant Explosives on Unsuspecting Travelers

Slovakian Police planted explosives on eight unsuspecting holiday air travelers because, ya know, it's fun! Seven were stopped by airport security, including one man arrested and held upon arriving at a Dublin airport. Unbelievably, one innocent traveler made it home with 90 grams of explosives, and had his apartment surrounded by the police and bomb squad. Happy new year, buddy! [BBC]

AT&T Bumps Up 3G Speeds in Select Markets

Perhaps in a bid to steal some interest away from Google's new phone, AT&T announced today that their 7.2Mbps HSPA software upgrade, which promises a modest boost in performance to all 3G-enabled devices on the network, goes into effect today. But there's a catch: 7.2Mbps-capable cells don't do much good without a wide-enough pipe to feed them on the other side of the connection. Translation? This won't really have much effect until well into 2011, when the whole process is complete. But if you live in one of the six cities that have been fast-tracked for the upgrade - Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, and Miami - you'll be among the first to see the results of all that effort. [Engadget]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Monday, January 4

Friday, December 18

Thursday, December 17

Wednesday, December 16

Tuesday, December 15

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