Mantenna - Tuesday, February 9

February 9, 2010

Lindsay Lohan thinks she’s Jesus, Mission: Impossible 4 is now a reality, and the White Stripes protest the Air Force Super Bowl ad...the Mantenna smells like teen spirit!

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Lindsay Lohan Thinks She’s Jesus

Lindsay Lohan reached a new low this week by appearing as Jesus Christ on the cover of a magazine. The troubled actress appears as Christ on the cover of French fashion magazine Purple. The 23-year-old is pictured with outstretched arms, as if on the cross. She also wears a crown of thorns and a low-cut, cleavage-showing robe in the photograph shot by Gucci photographer Terry Richardson. The cover is likely to cause controversy with conservative Christians. Really, is there anything this girl won’t do for attention? [Stuff]

Watch Out Miami, the Jersey Shore is Coming

The second season of Jersey Shore is a go. Snooki, The Situation, Pauly D, and the rest of the crew are set to descend upon South Beach this summer and, well, cause havoc.  It is being reported that MTV is currently renting and renovating a house off Lincoln Road that will be used in the new season. Also, producer letters have turned up at local nightclubs requesting permission to shoot. Is Miami ready for an Italian-American invasion? They better be, as they have no choice. [Movie Line]

10 Enormous Food Challenges

Whether it's the gluttony of a hot dog eating contest or simply ordering up the largest cheeseburger in the western hemisphere, nothing says "America" quite like overindulgence in greasy food products. CollegeHumor has rounded up some photographic evidence of some of the more egregious (read: awesome) examples, so take a look. Just don't do it on an empty stomach. USA! USA! USA! [CollegeHumor]

Mission: Impossible 4 Is a Reality

Tom Cruise and JJ Abrams are teaming up for yet another Mission: Impossible film, though it’s not certain whether or not Abrams is going to direct. Cruise has recently said that he’s been “thinking about how to stage a big action sequence in downtown Tokyo.” Abrams concurred, “Tom and I have come up with a really cool idea we are pursuing.”  Though there’s no screenwriter attached at this point, Tom and JJ can’t go wrong. Right? [/Film]

Penelope Cruz Teams with Lars von Trier

The sexy actress Penelope Cruz is going to push the envelope in a new film with Danish director Lars von Trier called Melancholia. It’s apparently going to be “edgy,” which everyone probably already assumed. This is Von Trier we’re talking about here. The director says he wants the film ready to rock for Cannes, so he’s got his work cut out for him. [First Showing]

White Stripes Protest Air Force Super Bowl Ad


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The White Stripes are planning "strong action" against the Air Force Reserve and its Super Bowl commercial that featured an unauthorized re-recording of the track "Fell in Love With a Girl." The White Stripes even featured a video of the song alongside a link to the Air Force Reserve commercial. "We believe our song was re-recorded and used without permission of the White Stripes, our publishers, label, or management," said the statement from the White Stripes. "The White Stripes take strong insult and objection to the Air Force Reserve's presenting this advertisement with the implication that we licensed one of our songs to encourage recruitment during a war that we do not support." []

Canadians Really Love their Women’s Curling Action

The same day that Americans made the 2010 Super Bowl the highest rated television offering in United States history, our wacky neighbors (spelled with a “u”) to the north responded by making this year’s Scott Tournament of Heats Women Curling Championship the most popular ever. Over one million people (nearly three percent of the entire nation) tuned in to watch a surprisingly sexy Jennifer Jones win her fourth straight title. (Seriously, though - women curlers are apparently pretty hot. Just Google “Jennifer Jones Curling” or check out the link. [TSN]

Microsoft Refuses to Sell to Military

The military currently trains its soldiers using PCs, but they were interested in switching to the Xbox 360 for a number of reasons. Unfortunately, Microsoft was not too interested in helping them out. According to Danger Room, Microsoft refused to sell consoles to Roger Smith, chief technology officer for PEO STRI, the Army command responsible for purchasing training equipment. MS's rationale was that it would negatively brand the console as a training weapon for the military, and that would have a negative impact on parents looking to buy a console for their kids. We think it has more to do with the inevitable lawsuit from Uncle Sam when their entire loadout of 360s all Red Ring in a clutch situation. [Wired]

Comcast Tries to Ditch Their Reputation

So, Comcast has some public image issues. And what do you do when you want to fix the perception but not the underlying problems? Change your name! Henceforth, Comcast will be re-branding itself as "Xfinity". But don't worry, loyal customers: you can still expect the same shoddy service TV service and slow, over-sold internet bandwidth issues you've come to know and love from Comcast because they have no plans to, you know, actually fix what's broken. Good times! [Consumerist]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Monday, February 8

Friday, February 5

Thursday, February 4

Wednesday, February 3

Tuesday, February 2

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