Mantenna - Thursday, September 3

September 3, 2009

Jon and Kate get their own porno, Megan Fox lovingly calls Michael Bay an evil fascist, and TV on the Radio take a break from music...The Mantenna will be with you, always!

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Jon and Kate To Do What With Eight?

These days the porn industry is surviving on the backs of parody pornos. Now a porn production company has set their sights on reality television stars and tabloid darlings Jon and Kate Gosselin. Devil Films is producing an adult film imaginatively titled Jon and Kate F*** 8. Steve Volpono for Devil Films describes the plot of the film as follows: “In our movie they go to marriage counseling and come out with the suggestion that maybe they should go out there and bang other people, so they do and then it turns out that after they sow their wild oats that they are meant to be together. It’ll probably be true to life.” It’s coming soon! [AVN]

Woman Arrested Three Times in One Day

A 29-year-old Connecticut woman was arrested three times in one day for three different crimes. Leytza Martinez got into an altercation with her manager at the beauty salon she worked in and was charged with assault. Arrest number two happened immediately after when she stormed back to the salon and stole $900 worth of supplies.  As she made her getaway she was pulled over by police, charged with driving without insurance and failure to have a front license plate. She was released after posting a $11,000 bond and is due to face court on all three crimes next week. When it rains, it pours. [WCBS]

The Cove Shames Dolphin Killers

Every now and then movies have a positive effect that goes beyond employing a few people and enriching an even smaller few. Every now and then movies actually change people’s behavior – for the better – and improve the world. Director Louie Psihoyos’s documentary, The Cove, shined a sickening light on the massive butchering of dolphins that occurs in Taiji, Japan every September. But this year Richard O’Barry – the man who was in charge of The Cove’s sneaky operations to document the slaughter – reports that the September killing spree has ended. Michael Moore has nothin’ on these guys. [First Showing]

Megan Fox Lovingly Calls Michael Bay an Evil Fascist

It appears there is little love lost between Megan Fox and Michael Bay. Despite the fact that she claimed to be holding her tongue, in a recent interview she proceeded to say, “He wants to be like Hitler on his sets, and he is. So he's a nightmare to work for but when you get him away from set, and he's not in director mode, I kind of really enjoy his personality because he's so awkward, so hopelessly awkward. He has no social skills at all.” All is not well in robot land between these two. Does this mean we won’t be seeing Fox in Transformers 3? That seems highly unlikely. Megan Fox + Huge Robots = Michael Bay’s Career, not to mention truckloads of money. Looks like the quarrelling lovers will just have to learn to get along for at least one more movie. [Cinematical]

TV on the Radio Are Taking a Break


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Tunde Adebimpe, the lead singer for Brooklyn's TV on the Radio, recently told MTV that the band has planned to take a year-long break in order to "live a life and change things up." MTV spoke to Adebimpe backstage at last weekend's Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco, stating: "This was the last show for us, for a while," he said. "We've decided to take, well, the going theory is to take about a year off, because you have to go and live a life and change things up." [MTV]

Ten Horrible Songs by Ten Mediocre Actors

The expression "don't quit your day job" can be applied to many different things, but it's probably best applied when celebrities try to get out of their milieu and into something else. Actors and Hollywood types are often prone to these sorts of misguided careers moves, but it never sounds quite as bad as when they bring their (lack of) talent to the world of music. John Stamos playing with the Beach Boys, anyone? [Gunaxin]

AT&T Finally Lauching MMS Service for iPhone Users

iPhone fanboys, rejoice! We're about the enter the realm of cell phone technology circa 2001, as AT&T has just announced that the MMS features promised months back will finally be available to iPhone 3G and 3GS users come September 25th. Tethering, however, is a different story, and AT&T is quoted as saying there is "no set date" and they "expect to offer it in the future." At this point, we'll take what we can get. Especially when it's free. [Gizmodo]

Next Year's Mustang GT Faster Than a BMW M3 Around the Track?

Details about the 2011 Ford Mustang GT have sprung up on the Mustang Source enthusiast site, and some bold claims have been made about major upgrades that are rumored to be finding their way into the ~$30k pony car. While the base model Mustang is rumored to be receiving a 315HP V6 - besting the new V6 Camaro - the real news is the revival of the "5.0" moniker by way of a new 400HP, 5-liter "Coyote" V8 engine which will be mated to a six speed manual transmission which site claims will be standard fare for the Mustang GT in 2011. But the cherry on top is the report that the test mule for the GT was able to keep pace with a current generation BMW M3, which is 200 lbs lighter, at GingerMan Raceway in South Haven, Michigan. At less than half the price, that sounds like a pretty good deal to us. [Brad Barnett]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Wednesday, September 2

Tuesday, September 1

Monday, August 31

Friday, August 28

Thursday, August 27

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