Mantenna - Nicolas Cage’s Mysterious Fudgsicle Intruder

September 15, 2011
Nicolas Cage finds himself face to face with a mysterious Fudgsicle intruder, subscribers abandon Netflix, and T.I. is out of prison once again…the Mantenna is going, going, gone!

Nicolas Cage and the Mysterious Fudgsicle Intruder

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Nicolas Cage is starring in a new film about home invasion and just happened to have his own story about being confronted by intruder. However he was no ordinary intruder; it was a naked man eating a Fudgsicle. The actor recounted the bizarre story to reporters during a press conference at the Toronto Film Festival for his film Trespass. He said, “It was two in the morning. I was living in Orange County at the time and was asleep with my wife. My two-year old at the time was in another room. I opened my eyes and there was a naked man wearing my leather jacket eating a Fudgsicle in front of my bed. I know it sounds funny ... but it was horrifying.” Cage said he talked the man out of his house and did not press charges. He later moved to the Bahamas, saying he could no longer reside in that house after the horrifying Fudgsicle incident. Who could blame him? [Reuters]

Subscribers Abandon Netflix

Netflix is feeling the pain of its recent price hike. The video rental company controversially raised its prices at the beginning of the month and has seen its subscriber numbers fall. Netflix told investors today that they will fail to reach its target of 25 million subscribers by the end of the month. Instead they estimate to have only 24 million, which is lower than the number of subscribers they had at the end of June. Netflix ultimately believes its price increase will benefit consumers and the company. They released a statement saying, “We know our decision to split our services has upset many of our subscribers, which we don't take lightly, but we believe this split will help us make our services better for subscribers and shareholders for years to come.” The loss of subscribers rattled investor confidence in the company today and the stock closed down 17 percent. [Wall Street Journal]

T.I. Out of Prison

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After getting tossed back in the slammer after just being released a few weeks ago, Atlanta rapper T.I. is finally back at a halfway house in his home city today following a serious battle with federal prison officials who arrested him just after the MC came out of custody. According to reports from his attorney, the officials had issues with T.I. apparently violating prison rules by working on business deals in a huge souped-up bus during his ride to Atlanta after leaving his Arkansas prison. But now T.I. is once again a free man. Finally. [TMZ]

Grand Slam Costs Texas Carpet Company $500K

After Texas Ranger Josh Hamilton recently hit a grand slam against the Indians Wednesday night, not only did he lead his team to victory, the slugger also pretty much buried the insurer of a Texas-based carpet company. In some of the worst luck ever, after CC Carpet ran an ad that promised customers who bought their flooring from August 29 -September 28 that they would receive a refund if Josh Hamilton hit a grand slam during that time. Ouch. According to the reports, Steve Fitzgerald, CC Carpet’s president, said that that the insurance policy would indeed be forced to cover the losses at about $500,000 worth of flooring and countertops. Josh Hamilton crushed the grand slam off of Indian David Huff during the 4th inning. This guy is a freakin’ hero if you ask me. [ESPN]