Mantenna - Tuesday, November 4

November 4, 2008

Kate Winslet is furious over rumors surrounding her hot new photo spread for Vanity Fair, scientists have come even closer to making clones from extinct animals a reality, and the perfect vehicle for all your hippie-crushing aspirations in unveiled in Las Vegas...all that and more after the jump in today's Mantenna!

Kate Winslet is Hot and Bothered

Kate Winslet is on the cover of Vanity Fair looking absolutely hot… but she’s furious. In the accompany article, Winslet tells Vanity Fair that she still feels like the “fat kid” and the British Press still believes she still is the fat kid. The Sun and Daily Telegraph newspapers both think she was airbrushed and the Daily Mirror hired a digital retouching expert to perform an “autopsy on the photos” to see if the rumors are true. Kate Winslet is apparently “furious at suggestions that her body has been airbrushed” and has worked very hard to look as good as she does. [People]

Man Has Orgy with Mannequin

A thief in Germany that broke into a department store and reportedly made sweet, sweet love to three mannequins on display has been arrested. The burglar was found by staff tucked in bed with the store mannequins in a window display. The man, Metin Eruzurm, was charged with burglary and criminal damage after “admitting he attempted an orgy with the dummies.” The “girls” are sadly not returning his calls. [Blog of Hilarity]

Cloned Mammoths on the Way


Scientists have successfully cloned live mice from long-dead samples that’d been frozen for 16 years.  Japanese geneticist Teruhiko Wakayama (easily in our top 3 favorite Japanese geneticists, especially after his stunning work in ’02 at Advanced Cell Technology Inc.) and his lab have successfully salvaged intact nuclei from the frozen tissue – previously thought to be impossible.  You know what this means?  Mammoth hunting season. [Wired]

Charlize and Cruise Team Up

Charlize Theron and Tom Cruise are “in talks” about starring together in The Tourist, a film about an Interpol agent who manipulates an American tourist into helping her find a criminal with whom she once had a relationship. The film concept would be a remake of the 2005 French film. It’s always nice to see Theron in…well, anything, though the prospect of Cruise muddying these waters isn’t the most inspiring idea we've heard. Maybe she can do her thing and bring Cruise up, though whether or not anyone’s excited about him being in more films will depend largely on the success or failure of the upcoming Valkyrie. [The Movie Blog]

Soderbergh to Produce Jack Falcone

Steven Soderbergh is going to produce an adaptation of Joaquin “Jack” Garcia’s true story mob book, Making Jack Falcone. Garcia spent years undercover for the FBI and even came close to getting “made” by his mob cohorts. Soderbergh won’t be directing this one, but that’s not surprising considering his schedule: The Informant, a musical about Cleopatra and The Girlfriend Experience are all projects he’s getting ready to helm. [Cinematical]

Hummer Tank for Crushing Hippies


Is that the sound of awesome?  No, it's just the sound of a HUMMER on tank treads. This little beauty was unveiled at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) in Las Vegas this week, and the shuddering gasps of Prius owners were reportedly heard all the way in Barstow. [Jalopnik]

Sam’s Club to Offer $100k Electric Supercar

Make room in the shopping cart next to the 84-roll toilet paper package and 2 liter bottle of cologne, as Sam's Club is now selling a new all-electric sports car from Hybrid Technologies for the bargain price of just $100,000. The car is being sold as part of a "Own the World’s Ultimate Electric Super Car Package" promo Sam's is putting on, where the first eager buyer with a membership and the ability to log on to the company's website can buy it on November 12th. Along with a 200-mile range with each charge, the currently unnamed supercar claims a 0-60 time of five seconds and a top speed of 150 MPH. [Sam's Club]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Monday, November 3

Friday, October 31

Thursday, October 30

Wednesday, October 29

Tuesday, October 28

Monday, October 27

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