Mantenna - Thursday, December 16

December 16, 2010

Mel Gibson's anti-semitism is decades old, director Blake Edwards dies at 88, and the messiah may come before Christmas...the Mantenna is gettin' too old for this s**t!
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Mel Gibson's Anti-Semitism is Decades Old

According to Winona Ryder, Mel Gibson’s apparent homophobia and anti-semitism is not a new thing. The actress says he’s been doing it for year. In the new issue of GQ magazine, the 39-year-old recounts an interesting run-in with the Braveheart actor. She says, “I remember, like, fifteen years ago, I was at one of those big Hollywood parties. And he was really drunk. I was with my friend, who’s gay. He made a really horrible gay joke. And somehow it came up that I was Jewish. He said something about ‘oven dodgers,’ but I didn’t get it. I’d never heard that before. It was just this weird, weird moment. I was like, ‘He’s anti-Semitic and he’s homophobic.’ No one believed me!” I suppose a leopard can’t change his spots. [GQ]

The 66 Women Who Wowed in 2010

Our friends at COED magazine have compiled their annual list of the 66 Women Who Wowed. It’s a diverse list of sexy ladies hailing from various industries including entertainment, politics, news, fashion, sports and more. The list was compiled via a survey of industry leaders from publications such as Maxim, Playboy and Sports Illustrated. COED says it’s “a rundown of the females in pop culture who made an impression on us – whether it was for posing nude, declaring their sexuality, or for demanding oral sex.” Sounds like a list we can really get behind. [Coed Mag]

Director Blake Edwards Dies at 88

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Blake Edwards, the director best known for Breakfast at Tiffany's, 10 and the Pink Panther, has dead at the age of 88. According to his publicist Gene Schwam, Edwards passed away from complications of pneumonia late yesterday at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, CA. After being hospitalized for over two weeks, Blake passed with his wife Julie Andrews at his side. "He was the most unique man I have ever known-and he was my mate," Andrews said today. "He will be missed beyond words, and will forever be in my heart." Amazing talent. RIP Blake Edwards [TMZ]

FIFA Investigating who is Responsible for FIFA’s Poor Decisions

Weeks after awarding the World Cup to Qatar, FIFA officials began considering the possible - and mild - downside of hosting the games in a country that offers 120-degree weather and limited shade. The Huffington Post reports that “FIFA's top officials left open the option of rescheduling the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to avoid the blistering summer. Any decision would require extensive talks with soccer federations and other overseers of the sport, they said Thursday.” Because moving the World Cup to December is a much more logical move than giving it to a country capable of hosting them in the summer. [Huffington Post]

The Messiah May Come Before Christmas

In an act of God (or rib injury to Kyle Orton) it appears as if Tim Tebow may make his first start this weekend in Oakland. According to NFL Fanhouse “Kyle Orton's bruised ribs are limiting him in practice, raising the possibility that rookie Tim Tebow could be thrust into the lineup for his first career start on Sunday against the Oakland Raiders.” It would be the first start for God’s second, more highly-publicized son, and an opportunity for a real showdown between good, evil and the black hole. [FanHouse]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Wednesday, December 15

Tuesday, December 14

Monday, December 13

Friday, December 10

Thursday, December 9

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