Mantenna - Friday, June 26

June 26, 2009

Authorities release the Michael Jackson 911 call, a strip club sues an underage stripper, and Sacha Baron Cohen’s Bruno might have scene cut due to MJ’s's the Mantenna!

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Strip Club Sues Underage Stripper

A Texas strip club that hired a 14-year-old girl as a stripper is suing her. The owners of Club Cheetah in Corpus Christi say the teenager conned them into hiring her and lied about her age. The club claims the unidentified girl told them she was 22 years old. The strip club is facing serious criminal charges for employing the minor. [ABC]

Megan Fox Visits Letterman, Shows Cleavage

Megan Fox has continued her assault on the world media to promote Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen by appearing on the Late Show with David Letterman. The actress bantered with Dave, telling him, “I don't think I'm capable of being a good wife to someone right now." The 23-year-old wore a sexy black dress, with a plunging neckline that showed a lot of cleavage. [Starpulse]

Sacha Baron Cohen’s Bruno Might Have Scene Cut Due to MJ’s Death

There’s a scene in Sacha Baron Cohen’s new movie Bruno where Cohen’s character Bruno basically harasses La Toya Jackson, getting her to eat off the stomach of a Latino gardener and attempting to get Michael’s phone number from her. Now it’s looking like the scene could be cut, which could potentially cost millions of dollars. A marketing executive had this to say about the issue: “It wasn’t like they shot it and [Michael Jackson] was 85 years old and they expected him to die.” So, clearly sensitivity is of the utmost priority to the filmmakers. Here’s hoping the tragic death of Michael Jackson doesn’t make Bruno any bit less offensive than we all hope it to be. [The Daily Beast]

Authorities Release Michael Jackson 911 Call


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Authorities have released a call to 911 emergency services made yesterday reporting that Michael Jackson was unconscious and unable to breathe. During the call, which was released today by the Los Angeles Fire Department, an unidentified caller from Jackson's Los Angeles-area home told authorities that the singer was on a bed and wasn't breathing. The person added that he wasn't responding to CPR, and that he was with his personal doctor, reports the Associated Press. [TMZ]

Lisa Marie Presley: Michael Jackson Afraid He'd 'End Up' Like Elvis

Michael Jackson's former wife Lisa Marie Presley said on Friday the pop star was a tortured soul who once predicted that he would "end up" like her father, the late rock icon Elvis Presley. Writing on her MySpace blog, Presley also ripped into reports in the media that her relationship with Jackson was contrived, saying they split because she could not save him from self-destructive behavior. "Our relationship was not a 'a sham' as is being reported in the press," Presley, 41, wrote in the blog posting, which was verified by her spokesperson. She called it an "unusual relationship" but added: "Nonetheless, I do believe he loved me as much as he could love anyone and I loved him very much." [Billboard]

RIAA Settles Counter-Lawsuit After Defendant Proves She Did Not own a Computer

RIAA member Universal Music Group was forced to settle a piracy suit it had brought against Mavis Roy after suffering a bit of a setback in their prosecution: Mavis Roy did not own a computer when UMG first brought suit. Roy, a New Hampshire resident, actually thought the letters she received from UMG's lawyers were either a joke or a scam and didn't respond for several months. Her reaction is pretty understandable; the RIAA simply directed her to a site where she could pay her "debt" with a credit card (which certainly seems like a scam) and, again, Roy did not own a damn computer. [Electronista]

Uncharted: The Movies, Coming Soon?

Everyone's favorite guy in a blue jeans, Nathan Drake, is the latest video game looking set for a big screen version. Columbia Pictures is working on a movie adaptation of the million-selling-game Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. The flick is being penned by Kyle Ward, who is writing the film version of Kane & Lynch starring Bruce Willis and who has been hired to scribe Hitman 2 for 20th Century Fox. The Uncharted movie is being produced by Avi Arad, Charles Roven, Ari Arad, and Alex Gartner. No word on who is in talks to helm or star in the picture. [Shack News]

The 50 Funniest Street Signs of All Time

If you're anything like us, your daily commute to work is probably one of the least interesting and most montonous parts of the day. But depending upon where you live, you might be lucky enough to get treated to some of the hilariously pun-filled street signs rounded up by our friends at Manofest. Even if you're not so lucky, who knows? Maybe the hilarity of passing by Big Bone Lick State Park will inspire you to move. [Manofest]

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