Mantenna - Monday, Febuary 1
Kristen Bell gets engaged, Patrick Stewart won’t be in Mad Max: Fury Road, and Ricky Gervais really hates fat people...the Mantenna is the greatest thing since sliced bread!
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Kristen Bell is Engaged
Actress Kristen Bell is about the walk down the aisle. The 29-year-old is engaged to fellow actor Dax Shepard and showed off her engagement ring at the Grammy Awards last night. Shepard reportedly popped the question to Kristen over the holidays and the couple has been dating since January 2008. Bell was previously engaged to producer Kevin Mann, whom she dated for five years. [Us Magazine]
Ricky Gervais Hates Bad Parents, Fat People
If comedian and recent Golden Globes emcee Ricky Gervais had his way, bad parents would be sterilized. The funnyman told the UK’s The Times that the world has too many “unwanted children” who are “poor and struggling.” Gervais says, “Should we impose a limitation, then? Yes, based on ... stupid, fat faces. If there’s a woman in leggings, eating chips with a fag in her mouth, sterilize her.” So be very afraid if Ricky Gervais appears unexpected and corners you in a Krispy Kreme. [Times Online]
20 Sexy Female Celebs Who Haven't Aged Well
When it comes to aging, more often than not Father Time is a harsh master. In particular, the effects of time are often most noticeable when the looks of some of Hollywood's most striking former sirens go to pot. What was once hot, young, and nubile is all too often turned to, well, something pretty far from how we like to remember then. Shed a tear for these once ravishing beauties with our pals over at Manofest. [Manofest]
Sorry, People, Patrick Stewart Won’t Be in Mad Max: Fury Road
Turns out all those rumors about the distinguished British thespian Patrick Stewart joining the cast of Mad Max: Fury Road are all a bunch of bunk. All a bunk of bunch? Whatever. They’re untrue. So just pray that he makes some kind of appearance in any forthcoming X-Men movies, of which there will certainly be plenty, ‘cause he’s not having anything to do with Mad Max. Our loss. [MTV]
Pierre Morel: Out With the Berg, In With the New
Director Pierre Morel, the guy with the seemingly impossible job of making a new (and entertaining) Dune movie, has recently said that he’s throwing out director Peter Berg’s script. Berg is the guy who was going to direct this remake before he suffered (temporary?) insanity and decided to make an alien invasion movie based on the board game Battleship. Which is to say, Morel probably made the right choice in tossing his script. [Cinematical]
Pete Rose Doesn't Need the Hall of Fame...He Has a Hot Model
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For any parents out there that tell their children that "cheaters never prosper," perhaps it's time to take a look at Pete Rose - who is not only enjoying a lucrative career selling his autograph and apologizing for his transgression, but also dating a smoking hot Asian model who is about to appear in Playboy. Apparently Charlie Hustle still has an eye for talent, as she seems to be pretty attractive and smart enough to operate Photoshop. [Sports By Brooks]
Google Phone Rumored to be Coming to AT&T and Sprint
Separate pieces of evidence have popped up lately that point to Nexus One being available through AT&T and Sprint, possibly in the near future. While it's already possible to purchase an unlocked Nexus One—albeit for $530—to date you'd be unable to run it on AT&T or Sprint's 3G network. That's because while the Nexus One supports GSM radio frequency bands, it only supports T-Mobile's 3G network in the United States. What's changed? For starters, an FCC filing from Google for a Nexus One that will run on WCDMA Bands I, II, and V, which are the bands that AT&T and several Canadian carriers use for 3G data. As for a Sprint version, there have been rumblings for a while, but a recent inquiry to Sprint Customer Solutions about Nexus One availability garnered the following response, "Unfortunately, this handset model is not on offer as of now. Once it is launched, you will see promotional campaigns related to the launch date, cost, and the features of the handset on our website." Sounds like a lock to us. [CNET]
PSPgo Getting a Re-Do?
The PSPgo didn't exactly set the world on fire when it launched last October, and Sony knows it. According to Gamervision, Sony may be hoping for a second chance at a first impression. Citing unnamed sources, Gamervision suggests that a relaunch of the handheld is "imminent" and speculates that it will include a price drop. A price drop is definitely the place to start over (if the rumor is accurate), and some revisions to the marketing campaign couldn't hurt either. As for a new campaign slogan? We say stick with what's worked for the PS3: "It Only Does Everything." Either that or "It's cheaper than you thought it was!" [Gamer Vision]
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