Mantenna - Tuesday, January 26

January 26, 2010

Sophie Monk is cameltoe-conscious, Weird Al Yankovic is directing his own movie, and Whole Foods tells large employees to get fit or else...I'll show you my Mantenna if you show me yours!

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Sophie Monk is Camel-Toe Conscious

When it comes to being caught with a cameltoe, Australian model/actress Sophie Monk is a repeat offender. The 30-year-old is horrified at the popularity of her little downstairs friend. An exasperated Monk was quoted as saying, “I can’t believe it. Another cameltoe! Everyone is going to think I have ginormous ***** because who gets more than one photo of cameltoe? I’ve got a small *****. I’m here trying so hard to work and all I get recognized for is my cameltoe. It’s more famous than me!” At least she’s famous for something, right? [Showbiz Spy]

Nude Shots of Jersey Shore’s Jwoww Being Shopped

Fans of Jwoww from Jersey Shore may soon get to see a lot more of the reality television star. Radar Online is reporting that “naked photos of Jwoww are being shopped to several media outlets” and they “leave NOTHING to the imagination.” The gossip blog has viewed three photos of Jwoww, real name Jenni Farley, and according to them every inch of Jwoww’s body is on show. Expect them to pop up somewhere soon. [Radar Online]

Gavin Hood is Ice Bound

Director Gavin Hood, the guy who brought us X-Men Origins: Wolverine, is set to adapt a book titled The Cruelest Miles: The Heroic Story of Dogs and Men in a Race Against an Epidemic. The movie will likely be called Ice Bound. This makes it look unlikely that Hood will be the guy behind the camera for the sequel to Wolverine, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. He’s also going to direct Breakout Kings, a TV pilot for Fox. [Hollywood Reporter]

Weird Al Yankovic and the Cartoon Network

We could soon be seeing the first directorial effort of Weird Al Yankovic. The satirist recently explained on his blog, "[T]he good folks at Cartoon Network decided that they liked me and wanted me to provide some content for them - series, features, animation, live-action… they were open to anything." He’s busy at work on a live-action feature that he’s going to direct, though he hasn’t spilled the beans about just what exactly the plot is going to be. The production is going to begin after his nationwide tour comes to a close. [Collider]

Justin Timberlake Wins Harvard's Hasty Pudding Award


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Justin Timberlake has been named Harvard's Hasty Pudding Man of the Year and will get his hands on the prize at a roast set for February 5th. Hasty Pudding Theatricals is the nation's oldest undergraduate drama troupe and they said in a statement that Timberlake deserved the award because he is "one of pop culture's most influential entertainers." Anne Hathaway was named Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year earlier this month. [Harvard]

Son Savagely Stabs Father over Minor Video Game Dispute

A 16-year-old boy in Italy decided that the proper response to his father's advice in FIFA 2009 was to violently slash his throat with a butcher knife. Ironically, once she was done calling an ambulance, the mother told officers that she bought her son the soccer game because she didn't like the negative influence the violent ones had on her son. [With Leather]

Microsoft Sued Over XBL "Points"

Samuel Lassoff, an attorney in Philadelphia, is taking Microsoft to court over claims that the Xbox 360's currency system - Microsoft Points - exists to "unjustly enrich" the console manufacturer. The basis of Lassoff's complaint will no doubt also the basis of many of your complaints over the system, namely, that prices are engineered so that you buy more points than you need, but the leftover points aren't enough to buy something else. He alleges that this practice amounts to a "fraudulent handling" of his account, with the end result being that the attorney is now filing a class action suit against Microsoft. Samuel, you sir, are awesome. [Information Week]

Whole Foods Tells Fatties to Get Fit or Pay More

Whole Foods is offering bigger discounts -- from the current 20 percent to 30 percent -- to employees with a low body mass index, as well as non-nicotine use, low cholesterol, and blood pressure, A letter from Whole Foods CEO John Mackey states: “We understand these aren't perfect bio-markers to ensure overall health, but they do have the virtues of still being relatively good, easy to measure and not too expensive to monitor.” This whole mess probably has less to do with promoting thin employees than it does with lowering Whole Foods' health insurance costs. [Jezebel]

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Monday, January 25

Friday, January 22

Thursday, January 21

Wednesday, January 20

Tuesday, January 19

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