Mantenna - Monday, October 26

October 26, 2009

The Shauna Sand sex tape is getting released, Ricky Gervais will be hosting the Golden Globes, and Brock Lesnar pulls out of his upcoming title fight...the Mantenna will straighten you out by dinner time!

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The Shauna Sand Sex Tape Set to be Released

Shauna Sand has given up trying to block the release of her sex tape by Vivid Entertainment. The former Playboy Playmate had maintained the sex tape was being released without her permission and her lawyers issued a cease and desist. Over the weekend Sand withdrew the cease and desist order after a handwriting expert proved that Sand had in fact signed off on the tape. Now that it has Ms. Sand’s seal of approval the sex tape will be hitting the shelves. [TMZ]

Paul Haggis Quits Scientology

Academy Award winning director Paul Haggis has quit Scientology and penned a scathing letter attacking the religion. The Crash director has been a member of the church for 35 years but quit over the religion’s opposition to gay marriage and gay rights. In a widely circulated letter Haggis writes that the religion promotes "bigotry and intolerance, homophobia and fear” and it was something he could no longer be a part of. [E! Online]

Ricky Gervais to Host Golden Globes

British comedian Ricky Gervais has been announced as the host for the 67th Annual Golden Globes. Gervais, who created the original U.K. version of The Office, will be the first Globes emcee since 1995. Gervais said, “Not only is this the biggest Hollywood celebration of the industry, which includes both film and TV, but also an environment where I feel I can get free reign as a host. I have resisted many other offers like this, but there are just some things you don't turn down.” Gervais has previously won three Golden Globes. [LA Times]

Fight Cancer with Facial Hair

November is almost here and it's time to throw away your razors, gentlemen. In order to raise awareness about the dreadful disease, is partnering up and dozens of other men's sites to battle one of man's greatest enemies (next to bears, of course). Head on over there to register your support or, at the very least, show them your cool 'stache. [Asylum]

Brock Lesnar Pulls Out of Upcoming Title Fight


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After being unable to train for nearly a month thanks to an unexplained illness that may or may not be the Swine Flu, massive UFC Heavyweight Champ Brock Lesner has been forced to pull out of his November 21st fight with Shane Carwin. Early reports from Carwin himself claim that the fight will be rescheduled for January 2nd at UFC 108, if and when Lesnar is healthy enough to participate. Until then the upcoming UFC bout is scheduled to continue as planned, with potential substitutions being made for a marquee event. [Yahoo!]

Morrissey Rushed to Hospital After Collapse on Stage in England

Former Smiths frontman Morrissey was rushed to the hospital after collapsing with breathing difficulties just minutes after taking the stage on Saturday night in Swindon, England. He was released Sunday from the city's Great Western Hospital and they commented that he was "much improved" upon his release. No other details have been released about his condition. Morrissey cancelled gigs earlier in the year due to an "unspecified illness" and has cancelled his show tonight in Bournemouth, England. [BBC]

PlayStation 3 Gets Netflix Streaming Next Month

The PS3 is getting sexier and sexier every minute these days, isn't it? Add Netflix to the list of everything that the PlayStation 3 does. Next month, PS3 owners who are also Netflix subscribers can enjoy thousands of movies and TV shows from the comfort of their consoles. According to the official announcement, which confirms speculation that Netflix streaming would come to a console that isn't the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 owners will be initially required to have a free, Netflix-provided Blu-ray disc in the console to watch said movies, taking advantage of Blu-ray's BD-Live tech. [Playstation]

Police to Auction Off DUI-Seized Hot Rod La-Z-Boy Chair

The handiwork of Minnesota resident Dennis Anderson, this La-Z-Boy mod features everything the manufacturer left out, including: stereo sound system, nitrous oxide booster, parachute, headlights, a steering wheel, and a sticker that reads "Hell yeah, it's fast." The vehicle, which will reach speeds of 20 MPH, was seized by the state when the driver crashed into a parked car -- he was on the way home from the bar (of course) and fessed up to consuming "eight or nine" beers prior to the incident. Anderson may be roaming the streets with a two-year suspended sentence, but his chariot can be yours! Keep an eye out on eBay, where it's due to appear this week with no reserve price. [BBC]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Friday, October 23

Thursday, October 22

Wednesday, October 21

Tuesday, October 20

Monday, October 12

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