Mantenna - Monday, August 9
Snooki speaks out on her recent arrest, Inception's Cillian Murphy signs on for another big-budget thriller, and Russell Crowe gets dissed at one of his concerts...I'm starting with the Mantenna in the mirror!
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Snooki's "Too Pretty for Jail"
Last week pint-sized reality television star Snooki was arrested for public intoxication. The arrest was big news, but according to Snooki, the whole situation was blown way out of proportion. She told MTV News, "I don't know why people are taking it so seriously. I had a couple cocktails and they just put me in a drunk tank to sober me up. I was on the beach. It happens to the best of us, and I'm not planning on going back to jail ever again. I was a public nuisance — big deal!" Besides, she believes she’s too beautiful to return to jail, saying, "I'm too pretty to be in jail. I'm a good person. I'm not a criminal, and I will never go back there." Snooki won’t have to rely on her looks to escape jail time this time. Rather she’ll have to pay a $250 - $1,000 fine if found guilty of disorderly conduct. [MTV]
Zac Efron is a One Woman Guy
In a recent interview with Details magazine, Zac Efron was asked why he doesn’t "immerse himself in the company of more than one lady friend." To that Efron replied, "Bathe in p***y? Yeah, everyone tells me that. I think a lot of guys would enjoy that. But I'm not really like that." Efron says he has thought about it, but when it comes to love he’s a one-woman type of guy. He tells the magazine, "Believe me. I rack my brain thinking, ‘Why am I not out there playing the field?’ One of my buddies was like, ‘You have no idea what’s going on. You’re peaking on ecstasy and watching TV.’ But that’s not in my heart." And just like that, more women around the world fell in love with Zac Efron. [Details]
Cillian Murphy Signs Up for I'm.mortal
Cillian Murphy, currently starring in Inception, has signed on for a role in writer/director Andrew Niccol’s (Gattaca, Lord of War) latest film I’m.mortal. The pun-rrifically titled film is set in the future in a world where “the aging gene has been switched off and mankind can effectively live forever.” Now time is the currency and only those who has great wealth can afford to live forever. The film is set to star Justin Timberlake as a poor man who suspiciously inherits a large sum of money, becomes entangled in a murder, and kidnaps an heiress (Amada Seyfried). The film is set to start shooting next month. [Hollywood Reporter]
Man Fired for Lack of Basketball Knowledge Believes Heat Will Be Greatest Team Ever
Former NBA bench boss Jeff Van Gundy recently told ESPN that he believes this year's Miami Heat - led by LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh - will surpass the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls squad and dominate the league. "I just think if they're healthy, the discrepancy between their talent level and the next level is so great, that I just don't see how they lose games. I think they're that good," he said while awkwardly caressing his photo of Pat Riley. Interestingly enough, Van Gundy's brother coaches the Orlando Magic, so this could be some sort of sibling psych-out. [ESPN]
Are Pie-Related Injuries Common in Baseball?
Florida Marlins right field Chris Coghlan will miss the remainder of the season after a pie celebration went horribly, horribly, wrong. According to the CBC he injured himself while throwing a pie in the face of a teammate to celebrate a victorious performance. Though the win certainly was impressive, it's doubtful that a team who can't master the intricacies of throwing a pie without sustaining long-term injuries will end up in the playoffs. [CBC]
Russell Crowe's Concert Canceled, Dozens Devastated
Music aficionado Russell Crowe was supposed to have his band perform in order to help raise money for a children's musical charity. Sadly, he received a "thanks, but no thanks" from the event organizers. "The Gladiator actor had volunteered to perform a song at a show for the Australian Children's Music Foundation at the State Theatre in Sydney on Monday evening. But after travelling to the venue, Crowe's slot was cancelled - and he took advantage of his night off by spending quality time with his kids." Perhaps he and Billy Bob Thorton should form some sort of "actors who can't actually sing" support group? [Contact Music]
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