Mantenna - Tuesday, June 1

June 1, 2010

Kristen Stewart wages war on the press, Al and Tipper Gore split up, and the 2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors is just around the corner...the Mantenna will sleep when it's dead!

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Kristen Stewart Wages War on the Press

Kristen Stewart is making no attempt to hide her disdain for the press and paparazzi. The actress is currently in Australia promoting the new Twilight film where she lashed out at the waiting media by giving them the bird.  The bad behavior comes just as an interview with Stewart slamming the media was published in Elle magazine. In the mag she talks about her difficulties handling the media. She tells Elle, “It really bothers me when people write nasty s*** about me and the perception is that I don’t give a f***. It could not be further from the truth. What you don’t see are the cameras shoved in my face and the bizarre intrusive questions being asked, or the people falling over themselves, screaming, and taunting to get a reaction.” The next episode of the Twilight saga hits cinemas in July. [Ace Showbiz]

Al and Tipper Gore Split

The forty-year marriage of Al and Tipper Gore is coming to an end. The couple, who was thought to have one of the strongest marriages in politics, has announced they are splitting. The former VP/climate change guru and his wife released a statement saying the split was "a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together following a process of long and careful consideration." The couple met at a high school dance in 1965 and married in 1970.  In a 1994 interview Tipper described their first meeting as “absolute pure animal magnetism.” No specific reason has been given for the separation. [People]

VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2010!

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In case you are unaware, the 2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors airs this coming Monday at 9/8c on VH1 and will be hosted by Craig Robinson. This year, the show will celebrate the music, the influence, and the artists from The South. Jermaine Dupri, J Prince of Rap-A-Lot Records, Luther “Luke” Campbell and 2 Live Crew, Master P, and Organized Noize will be honored through performances in collaboration with some of today’s hottest hip-hop talent.  With performances by Bun B, Lil Jon, Paul Wall, Pitbull, T-Pain, and Trina, to name a few, VH1 Hip Hop Honors is set to be a really dope evening. [VH1]

If You Have the Ability to Flush a Toilet, the Pittsburgh Penguins May Have a Job For You

The Pittsburgh Penguins just finished construction on their brand new arena (just years after threatening to relocate to Kansas City) and need to make sure that the toilets are working properly. Thus, the franchise has instituted "student flush night," an employment opportunity for local - and not entirely sober - college kids to earn a few dollars by simultaneously flushing every single toilet in the new arena. Oddly, offers similar employment ventures. APPLY NOW! [Yahoo!]

PS3 Games Go 3D On June 10th

Having previously revealed a launch date of "June," Sony Japan got specific overnight and said that the PlayStation 3's 3D era will begin on June 10. That'll be the day a number of downloadable titles for the Japanese PlayStation Network are updated to support 3D technology. Those games are Super Stardust, WipeOut, and Pain, and while the first two will update free of charge, in a disconcerting precedent people who already own Pain will still have to pay ¥300 (USD$3.20) if they want to play in 3D. While Japan will get the feature first, North American and European PS3 gamers should expect the feature to appear shortly after. [Andriasang]

Pedestrian Follows Google Map, Gets Run Over, Sues

The Toronto Star is reporting that a Utah woman is suing Google for more than $100,000 in damages, claiming its maps function gave her walking directions that led her onto a major highway, where she was struck by a car. Lauren Rosenberg sought directions between two addresses in Utah about 3 kilometers apart and the top result suggested that she follow a busy rural highway for several hundred meters. The highway did not have sidewalks or any other pedestrian-friendly amenities, and Rosenberg was struck by a car. Rosenberg filed suit against both the driver of the car that struck her and Google, claiming both carried responsibility in her injury. Her lawyers claim Google is liable because it did not warn her that the route would not offer a safe place for a pedestrian to walk. Google has pointed out that the directions Rosenberg sought come with a warning of caution for pedestrians, but Rosenberg claims that she accessed the Maps function on her Blackberry mobile device, where it did not include the warning. She might want to consider suing her parents as well, since they apparently gave birth to a moron. [The Star]

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