Mantenna - Friday, May 8
Rihanna nude pics hit the web, Lenny Kravitz continues to rip off Jimi Hendrix, and lawmakers defend imprisoning hostile bloggers...it's the Mantenna!
Rihanna Nude Pics Hit the Web!!!
Yesterday, topless photos of Cassie were all over the web, but today it's Rihanna’s turn. Several nude photos of the R&B pop star have hit the web and you can bet she’s not happy. The self-shot photos were reportedly taken from Rihanna’s cell phone. She has not commented on whether the NSFW photos are real or not. [Egotastic]
Miss California USA Likely to Loose Crown
Carrie Prejean, this year’s controversial Miss California U.S.A. and Miss U.S.A. first runner-up, is being encouraged to surrender her sash. The embattled beauty queen is in hot water after a second topless photo of the beauty queen leaked online. Meanwhile, Miss California first runner-up Tami Farrell is waiting in the wings to replace the embattled beauty queen. Carrie’s fate is expected to be decided next Tuesday when she appears with Donald Trump in a special news conference. [Fox News]
How to Poo in Space
When you poo on Earth, Earth helps you poo by using its gravity to get that poo away from you. In space, nobody can hear you scream, and no gravity will help you poo. So, how do they do it? Well, Gizmodo’s guest blogger this week is astronaut Leroy Chiao, and he has something to say about that. [Gizmodo]
Lawmakers Defend Imprisoning Hostile Bloggers
Expanding the criteria for cyberbullying, Rep. Linda Sanchez has responded to allegations that her proposed legislation was censorship. The legislation was spurred by the famous “MySpace suicides” in which a 13-year-old was harassed into killing herself by another girl’s parents. Wired has the rundown on exactly what the laws would entail. [Wired]
Spinal Tap Reveal New Album Details!
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Spinal Tap has officially revealed details of a forthcoming new album, set for release next month. The legendary metal trio will release Back From The Dead on June 15th. Guests on the album include Def Leppard's Phil Collen, John Mayer, guitarist Steve Vai, and keyboardist Keith Emerson. It will be accompanied with an hour-long DVD featuring insights from the band members about all the tracks. The album will contain 19 tracks, including new versions of “Hell Hole” and “Big Bottom.” John Mayer? Really? [NME]
Lenny Kravitz Continues to Rip Off Jimi Hendrix
When he kicks off his U.K. tour in July, Lenny Kravitz will be bringing his most precious possession out on the road -- a guitar belonging to the late Jimi Hendrix. The aging pop-rocker has been holding off playing the guitar in public until he made it to Britain, where Hendrix first came to prominence through his live shows in London. A source close to the star stated: “Lenny’s saved this for the U.K. London was Hendrix’s spiritual home so it was a no-brainer really. He certainly feels there’s never been a better time to air the guitar in public.” What an ass. [Daily Express]
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Reeves
The classic story of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde has been done, and done, and done again. And now Universal is going to hit us up one more time, and Keanu Reeves is going to star. The whole thing is pretty weird, considering not only the iterations that already exist, but because Universal is also developing another version with Guillermo del Toro who, with his current line-up of projects, should have the time to work on this at some point in the next century. Nicolas Winding Refn is supposed to direct Reeves’ version, though what exactly kind of Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde he thinks he’s going to get out of Reeves is anyone’s guess. Between Keanu’s wooden characters (think The Matrix) and his freak-out characters (think Bram Stoker’s Dracula), it’s tricky to see how this is going to be a good call for anyone involved. [Hollywood Reporter]
Illinois State Troopers Joyride Impounded Sports Cars, Take Them Home
The Illinois State Police nabbed a Dodge Charger SRT8 from a DUI stop and gave it to one of their own for personal and business use. The kicker? It wasn't the first time. According to the Associated Press, the Illinois State Police have seized over two dozen Audis, Cadillacs, and other vehicles and turned them over to the police. Even better, taxpayers in Illinois are footing the bill for the gas. What a country. [Truth About Cars]
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