Mantenna - Whoopi Goldberg's Oscar High

March 24, 2011
Whoopi Goldberg reveals her Oscar-winning high, a Florida beauty queen becomes an armed vigilante, and Kirstie Allen responds to a piggy insult…by the power of Mantenna!

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Whoopi Goldberg’s Oscar High

When Whoopi Goldberg won the Academy Award for best supporting actress in 1991, she was on a high…a marijuana high. Whoopi made the startling confession back in 1992 during a voice-over recording session for the film The Pagemaster, but only now has the never-been-seen footage come to light. In the video obtained by TMZ, Whoopi candidly discusses smoking “a wonderful joint” to calm her nerve before attending the Academy Awards. She says, “When he [presenter Denzel Washington] said my name and I popped up, I thought, 'Oh f---...okay, up the stairs ... around to the podium … there's millions of people, pick up the statue, get the statue.” After the ceremony she received a call from her mother who scolded her for getting high. Mothers always know. [TMZ]

Vigilante Justice Just Got a Whole Lot Sexier

Move over, Charles Bronson. There's a new model for citizen justice now, and this one is literally a model. After handily dispatching an armed intruder with her pink .38-caliber revolver, Florida beauty queen Meghan Brown has taken her "talents" to the media and is rapidly becoming something of a sex icon. Brown spoke to The Daily about what she wants next, namely money and fame. "I’m the perfect example of why women should have a gun." Whether Brown wants to get into public advocacy or just some more modeling is anybody's guess, but we're thinking this is probably not going away anytime soon. Which is totally fine by us, by the way. [The Daily]

Kirstie Alley Responds to Pig Insult

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While Kirstie Alley is dancing up a storm on the current season of Dancing With the Stars, talk show host George Lopez has resorted to lazy comedy and called her a “pig.” On last night’s episode of Lopez Tonight, Lopez said, Alley “did a nice job, her little hooves tapping away. Before the show, she went to the market, and then she had roast beef and this is her going all the way home!” he said, before cutting to a squealing pig from a GEICO commercial. Alley hit back, taking to Twitter and tweeting, “Don’t worry about George’s comments. Just remember what happens to the big bad, drunk woolf …falls in a boiling pot of vodka. Piggy laughs.” At least one of these folks has a sense of humor. [EW]

Happy Birthday OS X

Apple's widely praised operating system Mac OS X turns 10 years old today. The original release of OS X 10.0, commonly referred to as "Cheetah," was praised by Apple's Steve Jobs as "the most important software from Apple since the original Macintosh operating system" at launch. Since then, it has only grown in popularity and shows no sign of slowing down. Happy birthday, champ. [Washington Post]