Mantenna - Thursday, December 18

December 18, 2008

Super hot French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy wins a nude pictures lawsuit, Eminem breaks his silence and chats with Esquire about his hermetic life, and a bevy of beauties get into the Christmas's the Mantenna!

French First Lady Wins Nude Lawsuit

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, the super hot wife of French president Nicolas Sarkozy, has been awarded $57,500 in damages after she sued a company that used her naked image on a shopping bag. The photo that appeared on the bag was originally taken in 1993 by fashion photographer Michel Comte for an anti-AIDS campaign. An original print of the photo recently sold at auction for $91,000. The bag manufacturer is going to appeal. []

XXXmas Girls

Having a few too many drinks at the office Christmas party can have disastrous consequences. It can lead to raunchy, racy behavior that may be captured by a co-worker and posted online for the world to see. COED Magazine has put together a collection of such photos showing half naked, drunk girls getting into the Christmas spirit. These girls are definitely making Santa’s naughty list this year. [COED Magazine]

Boyle vs. Aronofsky

In a new series by Fox Searchlight, Danny Boyle and Darren Aronofsky talk to each other about their directing styles. Boyle directed this year's Slumdog Millionaire and Aronofsky The Wrestler, probably the two biggest "indie" films of 2008. Fans of these directors will be pleased to find out that this video is only one of several.[]

Rob Zombie To Direct Halloween Sequel

Dimension Films has announced that the company will make H2, the sequel to Rob Zombie's 2007 reinvention of the horror classic Halloween. Once again, Zombie will write and direct the project. Rob’s H2 will pick up at the exact moment the first movie stopped and follow the aftermath of Michael Myers murderous rampage through the eyes of heroine Laurie Strode. It should be sweet. []

Eminem Finally Speaks

After a long hiatus, the Elvis of hip hop recently sat down with Esquire to chat about his autobiographical book The Way I Am and a slew of other wacky topics. Eminem seemed pretty laid back and admitted that “it's fun to take a step back (from rap) and hear other people do it.” Marshall also went on to say that his boxers are “pink” and that he “started learning how to not be so angry about things” by learning how to count his blessings. I think we like the pissed off Eminem better. [Esquire]

New York Rendered in 3D for Google Earth


Actually, it’s a re-render, but I’m not sure that’s a word.  New York City has been captured in a staggering (and creepy) amount of detail in the latest iteration of Google Earth.  They’ve taken real pictures from around the city and then textured them onto 3D models of the buildings.  Terrifying, but true.  Can it be much longer until 3D, real-time renderings of New Yorkers appear on Google Maps? Check out the screenshots at Gizmodo. [Gizmodo]

MPAA Cracks Down on Illegal Downloading

The Motion Picture Association of America has been targeting illegal download sites where users have been using Torrents to share illegal copies of motion pictures.  However, the road that the MPAA is heading down is a long one.  Almost no progress has been made and “the Supreme Court hasn’t even come close to deciding the issue.”  So it looks like, for now, all those naughty pirates are safe. [Wired]

GM Auctioning Off Rare Cars from Heritage Musuem

Looking for rare GM supercars? Well GM is broke, so it’s time for a fire sale! They’re set to auction many recent and slightly less-important vehicles from the Heritage museum Collection at the upcoming Barrett-Jackson auction. The list is quite drool-worthy, honestly. Basically, GM's auctioning off anything they can semi-easily buy another one of when (hopefully) times get better. Smarter move than auctioning off the rest of the more priceless classics they've got in their Warren-based Heritage Center, like the dozens of completely irreplaceable and one-off concept cars. Of course, they could probably get more for those. Who knows, maybe that’s plan B. []

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Wednesday, December 17

Tuesday, December 16

Monday, December 15

Friday, December 12

Thursday, December 11

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