Mantenna - Thursday, October 29

October 29, 2009

Heidi Montag puts on a scary Halloween costume, Sin City 2 is on its way, and former Danzig drummer Chuck Biscuits passes's a's a's the Mantenna!

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Heidi Montag’s Scary Halloween Costume

Professional attention whore Heidi Montag and husband Spencer Pratt are dressing up as Jon and Kate Gosselin for Halloween. The duo gave a sneak peek of their costume to Us magazine, saying “Any reality stars who can get themselves 55 magazine covers will always have our respect!” Sounds like a hint of jealousy! [US Magazine]

Taylor Swift Hates Jews?

Taylor Swift is in hot water for being photographed at Katy Perry’s paint party with a guy who had a giant red swastika painted on her shirt. The photo seems innocent enough, but now Swift is being branded a racist. People have gone so far to say that the letters JH on her outfit stand for “Jew Hater.” Swift’s people have denied she knows the dude in the photograph and said “she didn't realize what was on his shirt.” The guy in the photo has apologized to Swift saying the swastika “started out as an "X" but was "perverted" as the night went on, adding he's "not a racist" and doesn't support the Nazi agenda.” [The Superficial]

Sin City 2 On Its Way

Somehow after The Spirit Frank Miller is still being allowed near movie sets. He and Robert Rodriguez are developing Sin City 2, which will begin production in 2010. The rumor is that Rodriguez and Miller are co-directing, though that looks very unlikely seeing as the next three projects Rodriguez has lined up are Machete, Predators, and (the unfortunate) Spy Kids 4. Miller might have to go this one alone. And we know how that’s probably going to work out. [/Film]

Anne Heche Gets Around

Anne Heche is getting cast like it’s going out of style, grabbing roles both in Cedar Rapids with Ed Helms and The Other Guys with Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. She’ll play the love interest opposite Helms in Cedar Rapids, a comedy about a guy who goes to a big convention for his company to save the jobs of his colleagues. Ferrell and Wahlberg play wimpy cops hired by Heche to investigate her company’s downturn. She’s set to appear in what could be two of the funniest comedies to come out in the near future. Well done, Heche. You’re back! [Variety]

NASCAR Driver Not as Talented While Drunk


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Sure, most Americans think they can probably do their jobs after throwing back a few drinks - but usually grading high school history papers with a bottle of wine won't get you arrested. The same, however, can not be said for NASCAR driver AJ Allmendinger who was arrested for a DUI earlier this afternoon. Following the arrest Allmendinger was placed on probation for the rest of the season, giving him ample time to sober up and get back behind the wheel of a 240 MPH racecar. [Yahoo Sports]

Former Danzig Drummer Chuck Biscuits Dies

Former Danzig drummer Chuck Biscuits died of cancer on Saturday after a prolonged battle with throat cancer. Chuck Biscuits’ respectable resume includes stints in such underground acts as Black Flag and Social Distortion. “In response to the inquires, thank you for all the support,” an anonymous family member wrote in an email sent yesterday morning. “Chuck did not survive his battle with throat cancer. He passed surrounded by his family on 10/24/09.” He was 44 years old. RIP Chuck. [Inquisitr]

Russia Develops Nuke-Powered Spaceship

The Russian Federal Space Agency Roscosmos has developed a design for a piloted spacecraft powered by a nuclear engine, the head of the agency said on Wednesday. "The project is aimed at implementing large-scale space exploration programs," Anatoly Perminov said at a meeting of the commission on the modernization of the Russian economy. He added that the development of Megawatt-class nuclear space power systems (MCNSPS) for manned spacecraft was crucial for Russia if the country wanted to maintain a competitive edge in the space race, including the exploration of the Moon and Mars. Knowing Russia's track record with, well, damn near everything, we're not entirely convinced this is going to end well. [Space Fellowship]

Telco Sues City for Installing Its Own Broadband

MaximumPC is featuring an article about one broadband provider's decision to sue the city of Monticello, Minnesota after residents passed a referendum to roll out their own fiber optic system. TDS Telecommunications had earlier denied the city's request for the company to provide fiber optic service. During the ensuring legal battle, which prevented the citizens from following through with their plans, TDS Telecommunications took the opportunity to roll out a fiber system. Stay classy, ISPs of America! [Maximum PC]

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Wednesday, October 28

Tuesday, October 27

Monday, October 26

Friday, October 23

Thursday, October 22

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