Mantenna - Friday, August 7

August 7, 2009

Some female stars may be packing some junk, Green Hornet has found a Kato, and sources say Michael Jackson's doctor gave him sedatives before his death...This is your brain on Mantenna. Any questions?

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10 Chicks That May Have D*cks

There’s a photograph going around the internet of Lady Gaga performing with her dressed hitched, revealing what looks like a penis. This has led many to speculate that Lady Gaga is, in fact, a dude. But what about other famous women caught with a bulge in their pants? Buzzfeed has put together a list, with photographic proof, of 10 famous chicks who may be packing. Look for the lady rearranging her Johnson, the one with a real life mini-member, and a singer who’s apparently a hermaphrodite. [Buzzfeed]

Drinking, DUI Arrests Up Among Women

A new report shows that women in the U.S. are drinking more. It also shows an increase in the number of women arrested for drunk driving. This is a worrying trend as over the same period the number of arrests with men declined. According to the report, “the number of women arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs was 28.8 percent higher in 2007 than it was in 1998, while the number of men arrested was 7.5 percent lower.” One reason given for the increase was that police are now less likely to let off a pretty girl. Come on ladies, don’t drink and drive. [AOL]

Hollywood Can’t Get Enough of Robin Hood

There have been so many film versions of the Robin Hood story that it’s hard to keep count. At this point we’re up to at least five if you count the upcoming Ridley Scott production with Russell Crowe. And now we’re going to get one more! The new Robin Hood film is going to take place in the future in an Orwellian version of London. Nicolai Fuglsig, a commercial director of much repute, is slated to direct and Jason Hall is going to pen the script. Hall brought us Spread, the highly autobiographical Ashton Kutcher vehicle. Does this have the necessary ingredients for goodness? Ask that question after Scott’s film is released. Right now skepticism is the appropriate response. [Risky Business Blog]

Green Hornet Has a Kato


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Casting for Seth Rogen and director Michel Gondry’s The Green Hornet has been bumpy, to say the least, but it looks like after a lot of twists and turns the film finally has a Kato. Stephen Chow was originally cast, but after he decided not to direct he also dropped out of acting, as well. Now Jay Chou, Taiwanese mega-star, is filling what were once Bruce Lee’s shoes. The singer/actor said of getting the role, “I won’t try to be Bruce Lee’s Kato – I will try to bring my own interpretation to the part. Of course, it’s a dream role, and I’m looking forward to the challenge.” Does Chou have the fighting chops to bring Kato to life? Columbia Pictures seems to think so. Rogen and Gondry must be relieved to finally have The Green Hornet back on track. [Slash Film]

AP Source Says Jackson Doc Gave Sedatives Before Death

The Associated Press is reporting that hours before Michael Jackson's death, his doctor injected him with a number of sedatives along with a powerful anesthetic Jackson used to aid sleep. An official said the type of sedatives Dr. Conrad Murray gave Jackson were benzodiazepines, often used to calm patients before surgery. Murray told investigators the doses were within normal medical guidelines, said the official, who spoke to AP on the condition of anonymity. The doctor is the central figure in what police term a manslaughter investigation, but authorities have not yet classified him a suspect. [Billboard]

Philips Screws Us All With Roadside Dope Test Device

Later this year, Philips will introduce a handheld electronic device that uses magnetic nanoparticles to screen for five major recreational drugs. The device is intended for roadside use by law enforcement agencies and includes a disposable plastic cartridge and a handheld analyzer. The cartridge has two components: a sample collector for gathering saliva and a measurement chamber containing magnetic nanoparticles. The particles are coated with ligands that bind to one of five different drug groups: cocaine, heroin, cannabis, amphetamine, and methamphetamine. Man, this news is totally killing our buzz. [Dvice]

PayPal Comes to Xbox Live

Microsoft sure is big on introducing third-party applications to the world of the Xbox 360. First it was Netflix, Twitter, and Facebook, and now it's...PayPal. Yay? Not as interesting as the above apps, sure, but it's potentially more practical. For some. Starting from now (if you're in the USA), anyone with a PayPal account can use the service to add Microsoft Points to their account via (but not the 360 itself). Those with credit cards may wonder what all the fuss is, but those without them - or who refuse to use them online - will surely be appreciative of the move. [Major Nelson]

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