Mantenna - Friday, February 6

February 6, 2009

Eddie Vedder does some surprise karaoke at an Arizona Best Western, Chinese Democracy is headed to Rock Band, and the 10 hottest female celebrities who got's the Mantenna!

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Playmates Are More Like Anime Figures Than Real Humans

Throughout its history, the body size of Playboy Playmates has steadily gotten smaller and smaller. Wired magazine has measured the Body Mass Index (BMI) of every Playmate since Playboy’s first issue and found that “while real American women have steadily eaten their way up the BMI slope — just like American men — Playmates have gone from a sylphlike 19.4 to an anime-ideal 17.6.” Playmates, it’s time to eat a cheeseburger. [Wired News]

The 10 Hottest Female Celebrities Who Got Fat

It is terribly sad when a hot piece of ass turns into a fat piece of crap. As Manofest eloquently puts it, a female celebrity’s "job is to not eat and look hot and our job as civilians is to eat whatever we want, be fat and judge them. When they get fat too, the whole system starts to break down." Here are 10 female celebrities who have eaten too many chocolate bars and are endangering the whole reason we have celebrities. [Manofest]

Awesome Tattoos of Celebrities

The cult of celebrity has gotten to a point where people are getting celebrity faces (and bodies) tattooed on themselves.  Uncoached has a photo collection of some pretty stellar ones.  There are ones that are semi-understandable like Michael Jordan, but then there are some like the one of Patrick Swayze in his costume from the SNL Chippendales skit. Yikes. [Uncoached]

Chinese Democracy on Rock Band

The long-awaited Guns n’ Roses album Chinese Democracy finally dropped last year, and coming this Spring, the tracks therein will be available on Rock Band.  Axl himself gave the news, and when asked what the delay was (like he’s never heard that), he responded that the “nature and complexity of the depth of instrumentation” was taking the developers a little longer.  So look for this one in stores around 2020. [Kotaku]

Old Circuit City Locations to be Schools?

Since Circuit City folded and abandoned all their garish, glaringly red stores, there’s been a bit of a puzzle regarding what will be come of them.  The company DJM Realty is in charge of disposing of/selling them, and had this to say: "Circuit City's real estate has begun to create interest among national and regional retailers and supermarkets. There are great opportunities for schools and other non-retail uses." Schools?! [Gizmodo]

Michael Caine Teaches Batman a Thing or Two

Michael Caine plays an ex-Marine with an axe to grind in Harry Brown, a sweet little revenge flick headed our way. After watching Christian Bale prance about in a cape and leather boots it looks like Caine would like to show his younger co-star how it’s really done. Avenging the murder of his best friend, Brown descends into an underworld of bad people doing bad things, and he presumably does even worse things to them. This is high up on the list of movies that we’ll be keeping our eye on. Nothing says badass like a British gentleman with a grudge and a .45. []

Alcohol and Drugs Almost Killed Nick Carter


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In an exclusive interview with People magazine, Backstreet Boy Nick Carter revealed details about what had happened to his heart from years of abusing booze and drugs. After he experienced chest discomfort on tour in Europe last year, Carter had his heart tested by a cardiologist. Carter then said that the night before his results were due back he "went out and just went nuts," Carter stated: "I drank so much and I did a bunch of blow. I felt like I was trying to kill myself – because I didn't want to get the results." It turned out he had Cardiomyopathy, a weakening of the heart. [People]

Eddie Vedder Does Karaoke

Eddie Vedder recently hit up the Best Western Dobson Ranch Inn in Mesa, Arizona for a little bit of karaoke shenanigans. In honor of the Chicago Cubs' 2009 Fantasy Camp, the Pearl Jam crooner threw down vocals for U2's "Where the Streets Have No Name" and the wild Illinois remix of "Yellow S(C)ubmarine." [Stereogum]

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Thursday, February 5

Wednesday, February 4

Tuesday, February 3

Monday, February 2

Friday, January 30

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