Mantenna - Monday, October 20

October 20, 2008

A hands-on look at the New Xbox Experience, exclusive pics from the set of Quentin Tarantino's latest epic, and a sexy look at the world's most expensive bra, as modeled by Adriana's all after the jump in today's Mantenna!

World's Most Expensive Bra

Victoria Secret has created the world’s most expensive bra. Supermodel Adriana Lima recently modeled the $5 million bra which is designed for maximum cleavage. The bra contains 3,575 black diamonds, 117 certified one-carat round diamonds and 34 rubies, for a combined total of almost 3,900 gems. That’s a lot of rock … but will it really help to get your rocks off? [The Sun]

Facebook is Dangerous

Wayne Forrester, a 34-year-old British man, has told police he was driven to murder his wife Emma after becoming deeply upset when she changed her profile to “single” on Facebook, just days after he was asked to move out of their London home. Forrester stabbed the mother of two while drunk and high on cocaine. He was sentenced to a minimum of 14 years in jail… which resulted in him changing his Facebook status to “incarcerated.” [BBC News]

Sweet "Basterd"


Another photo from the shoot of Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds has surfaced. Actor Til Schweiger, a German, plays Hugo Stiglitz, who’s part of an anti-Nazi squad. Bit by bit, news and photos from the production of this highly-anticipated film are leaking. []

James Bond Doesn’t Do Helmets and Hammers

Daniel Craig has officially turned Marvel down for the part of Thor. If nothing else this suggests Craig is not only one of the best Bonds in cinematic history; he’s also endowed with lots of good sense. Winged helmets? Hammers? Gods among men? This is probably not the best territory for a man of subtle tastes and exquisite talent. Maybe Don Cheadle will be down, though. [The Movie Blog]

Seth Rogen Comes to his Senses on Ghostbusters 3

The last we’d heard Seth Rogen was all about being part of a Ghostbusters 3 film. His enthusiasm has since waned. He’s now stated he thinks it could potentially be a “terrible” idea. Lots of people seem to be sharing this sentiment, even if writers from The Office are penning the script. Where are Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis when you need them? [Cinematical]

New Xbox Experience Launching Soon


Gizmodo writer Matt Buchanan has done a test drive of the new Xbox Experience before its official launch.  His glowing reviews state that “The New Xbox Experience is, in a word, fantastic—I got to check it myself out last week, and was amazed by its totally smooth re-imagining of the Xbox UI.”  He goes on to amalgamate the rumors surrounding its release.  The verdict: sometime in the next two weeks. [Gizmodo]

Google Account Outages Continue

Google’s free, web-based email service, Gmail, has been experiencing outages for the last week or so. Most problems have been reported in NYC and the surrounding area, and have varied from threading working incorrectly to the Gmail page not loading in any way. This is like the first time you beat your dad in basketball. Hopefully, we all don’t get Scroogled. [Webmonkey]

Lil Wayne Announces He's Expecting A Son


Lil Wayne is having another baby. On Saturday night during the BET Hip Hop Awards Lil Wayne announced that he's having his first son in just a "couple of days." Weezy was onstage accepting the Lyricist of the Year Award when he decided to break the news to a live crowd at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center. Congratulations, Weezy F. Baby! [PopEater]

Mideast anti-Americanism doesn't apply to Harley-Davidsons

"I don't think about anything. Just the road and feeling the wind," says Rakan Talal, a 26-year-old from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia's capital, who was among a small but fervent crew of hog fanatics converging on Lebanon the first weekend of October for the country's first Harley-Davidson tour. About 130 Harley riders roared into town from all over the Arab world -- Syria, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia. Even as clerics and politicians in the Arab world ring out denunciations of U.S. foreign policy and the encroachment of Western-style decadence, these gleaming emblems of American freedom are growing in popularity. [LA Times]

Check out previous installments:

Friday, October 17

Thursday, October 16

Wednesday, October 15

Tuesday, October 14

Monday, October 13

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