Mantenna - Wednesday, April 15
Evan Rachel Wood gets naughty for GQ, an AK-47 is made out of bacon, and the top 10 celebrity perverts of all time...it's the Mantenna!
The Bacon AK-47 is Double Deadly
For the annual Bacon Day event, the folks at Geekologie got a cool idea. They took a ton of bacon and a blow torch and sculpted a deadly weapon out of the “candy of meats.” They call it the BA-K-47. This one will go straight to your heart because that’s where it’s aimed, and that is also where all the transfats will deposit. At least you’ll go out in a blaze of glory. [Geekologie]
Top 10 Celebrity Perverts
Rob Lowe had sex with a 16-year-old. Bill Clinton fooled around with his secretary. The best part about celebrities is that they do all the things we want to do (except, you know, maybe two years older for the Rob Lowe thing). There are no rules for them, and a lot of them play it pretty fast and loose as a result. So, Manofest decided to compile the top 10 celebrity perverts of all time. Enjoy. [Manofest]
Evan Rachel Wood’s Seductive Photo Shoot
Actress Evan Rachel Wood posed for some seriously steamy lingerie photos in the latest issue of GQ magazine. The 21-year-old star of Thirteen and The Wrestler talks to the men's magazine about her relationship with shock-rocker Marilyn Manson, her strange friendship with Mickey Rourke, and her new film with Woody Allen. [GQ]
Cheerleading Coach’s Nude Scandal
A cheerleading coach has been fired from a Sacramento, California high school after it was discovered she posed nude for Playboy magazine. Carlie Christine lost her job at Casa Robles High School after rumors started circulating at the school that she bared all for the iconic magazine. School officials were told of Carlie’s little secret by the parents of some vengeful girls who Carlie had earlier kicked off the cheer squad for unexplained absences from school. With her looks, Carlie should have not trouble obtaining another job. [CBS News]
Phil Spector’s Lawyer Plans to Appeal Conviction
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Attorneys working for Phil Spector have confirmed they will appeal his murder conviction, insisting the testimony of past girlfriends that swayed the jury's decision. Phil was jailed on Monday after jurors in Los Angeles found him guilty of the murder of actress Lana Clarkson. Spector’s lawyer Doron Weinberg immediately made plans for an appeal, claiming that the judge’s decision to allow the women to testify about events stretching back three decades would be among the grounds for appeal. [Contact Music]
Quentin Tarantino is All About American Idol
Tarantino showed up on last night’s show and he took the opportunity to show off some new footage and behind-the-scenes video of his new film, Inglorious Basterds. The not-so-safe version of this clip made its way online and it even features a surprising cameo by Mike Myers. This could quite possibly be Tarantino’s most violent, strange film ever. It’s also interesting to see how Tarantino motivates his cast and crew as they slog through take after take. He didn’t get a reputation for being a bad-boy loudmouth for nothing. [Screen Rant]
Singer Faces Jail for "Infecting Man with HIV"
A singer with Germany’s most successful girl group has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm by infecting a partner with HIV. Nadja Benaissa, who sold more than five million records, is alleged to have had unprotected sex with three people without telling them that she was HIV-positive. At least one man has since found he has the virus. If found guilty, Benaissa could face up to 10 years in prison. [Times Online]
U.K. Police Use CCTV Tech To Spy on Motorists
Police in Britain’s greater Manchester area are using a sophisticated, and obviously overpriced, new weapon in the never ending battle against average citizens… the CCTV-equipped Smart car. The Smart car has a 12-foot mast with a camera on top, along with a computer that records everything it sees digitally. No longer will the filthy criminal get away with such anti-social behavior as “adjusting the radio” or “combing their hair” without the unblinking eye of The Man seeing it, and of course, billing you for it. Big Brother's gaze looms larger every day. [BBC News]
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