Mantenna - Friday, November 12

November 12, 2010

Mila Kunis talks sex with Natalie Portman, Kanye West cancels his Today show performance, and the Miami Heat do an excellent job of immediately lowering expectations...the Mantenna is the best around!
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Mila Kunis Talks Sex with Natalie Portman

Mila Kunis says she didn’t need any Tequila fueled Dutch-courage to perform her onscreen graphic love scene with costar Natalie Portman for the film Black Swan. The actress told People magazine, “There was no tequila! Not sure where that rumor came from, but it's false. I don't think we could have done that scene if we were intoxicated.” Kunis says the scene was difficult to film and not as enjoyable as it looks. She notes, sex scenes are “never comfortable, same-sex, opposite-sex, it's never comfortable.” The 27-year-old actress is receiving incredible buzz for her portrayal of a ballet dancer in the psychological thriller. Kunis trained an entire year for the role and lost 20 pounds and says she ended up looking like “Gollum from Lord of the Rings.” We find that very hard to believe. [People]

Taylor Momsen Blames Parents for Miserable Existence

Taylor Momsen’s sad and bad behavior is all the fault of her parents. In a stinging attack, the 17-year-old actress and singer has blamed her parents for her constant misery. According to Us Magazine, Momsen said, “Everyone's like, 'Wow, why is she upset and why is she so miserable about things?' My parents signed me up with Ford (modeling agency) at the age of two. No two-year-old wants to be working, but I had no choice. My whole life, I was in and out of school. I didn't have friends. I was working constantly and I didn't have a real life.” So that’s why she acts out, wears Goth-like make-up, and talks sex tapes and wears skanky clothing—she just want a lonely girl who wants to be loved. [NY Daily News]

Kanye West Cancels Today Show Performance

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After humiliating himself on national television this week, Kanye West has cancelled his upcoming performance on the Today show. West once again took to his Twitter early this morning to announce that he will not be performing live as scheduled. "I'm not performing on the Today Show for obvious reasons. I'm so happy the world got to see just a small piece of "the set up"," Ye wrote. "I blatantly said I'm not performing on a tweet and to everyone around me and the next day they still announced a performance. Do you guys see what I'm saying now... this is just a small slice of the day to day bulls**t that goes on that helps to precipitate the idea that I such an a**hole.... cause when I don't perform oh noooow I'm the one that's crazy or a jerk!” How old is this guy? Foo needs to grow up. [Reuters]

Brett Favre Begins a Brand New Indecision Campaign

Say what you will about Brett Favre, at least if there aren't children around. But you have to give the man credit in one area. He, straight up, does not procrastinate. The aging quarterback could have waited till next year to talk about his retirement, but instead started the talk halfway through the season. Reports claim that "In an interview with the NFL Network, quarterback Brett Favre told the network's Steve Mariucci he would likely not return for the 2011 NFL season. In the NFL Network interview, which has not yet aired, Mariucci asks Favre if he will return next season.  Favre paused, then shook his head and said no." To be fair, the interview doesn't air for several days, so there's still time for him to change his mind. [KSTP]

Miami Heat Do Excellent Job of Immediately Lowering Expectations

Remember when LeBron James dodged big questions like "Can you win 70 games?" and "Is this squad unstoppable?" Well, after starting the season 5-4 he and his life partners in Miami have lowered the bar nicely. "You get to a point where you say you try to rush it, you try to rush the process," James said. "And we just can't do that. We're talented enough, we're going to win some games, we're going to win a lot of games. But we have to accept this process and understand that it's going to be one." Sounds like the words of a man who thinks reaching the playoffs is a real possibility. [ESPN]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Thursday, November 11

Wednesday, November 10

Tuesday, November 9

Monday, November 8

Friday, November 5

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