Mantenna - Friday, October 8

October 8, 2010

Gwyneth Paltrow talks about the casting couch, Girlicious' singer pleads guilty to cocaine charges, and the Baltimore Ravens are not into the whole "chicks making out" thing...these Mantenna colors don't run!

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Gwyneth Paltrow Talks Casting Couch

It seems even well-connected, young actresses have to deal with the infamous casting couch. In an interview with Elle, Paltrow, whose godfather is Steven Spielberg, reveals an instance were she was asked to show her “commitment” to a role. She tells the magazine, “Yup. When I was just starting out, someone suggested that we finish a meeting in the bedroom. I left. I was pretty shocked. I could see how someone who didn't know better might worry, ‘My career will be ruined if I don't give this guy a blow job!’” Paltrow is set to reteam with her Talented Mr. Ripley costars Matt Damon and Jude Law in the Steven Soderberg film Contagion. [Elle]

New Samsung Tablet Has “Porn” Button

In a classic case of lost in translation, the Romanian version of Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab comes with a “Porn” tab. According to SlashGear, “A combination of localization and ill-considered abbreviation has seemingly left the Romanian version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab with a "Porn" button.” The tab is a poorly considered abbreviation and translation of the world “home.” Hitting the tab will display the tablet’s desktop wallpaper, not a plethora of risqué content. The problem occurred when Samsung’s UI engineers shortened the Romanian word for home, “pornire,” to four characters. The new tablet will be releasing the United States, absent the porn tab, November 14. [Slash Gear]

Dan Aykroyd is Not Rewriting Ghostbusters 3

Even though reports yesterday said otherwise, Dan Aykroyd is apparently not rewriting the Ghostbusters 3 script. According to Film Drunk, Aykroyd is saying that the writers of the script, Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, have done “a strong first draft” and that he’s “excited about working on [the film].” Hearing that Aykroyd is happy with the work done so far is a great sign. They just better have Slimer up in the mix. [Film Drunk]

Robotic Exoskeletons Help The Paralyzed Walk Again

Think robots are cool? Sure you do. But now they've added yet another cool accomplishment to their already impressive resume. Scientists at Berkeley Bionics have developed an "untethered, rechargeable exoskeleton for paraplegics." In case you flunked out of science class in high school, that basically means that these robotics are going to help paralyzed folks walk again. Pretty damn awesome if you ask us. [Gamma Squad]

Girlicious Singer Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Charges

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Girlicious member Natalie Mejia has pleaded guilty to felony cocaine possession. Los Angeles district attorney's spokeswoman Jane Robison says Mejia entered the plea Wednesday in a Pasadena courtroom and a trial on a charge of possession with the intent to sell had been scheduled for the very near future. Mejia was arrested on March 9 in Glendale after police said they found 13 bags of cocaine in her purse. If the popper completes the deferred judgment program of counseling and classes, the felony charge will be dismissed. Sounds like fun! [TMZ]

NFL Player Who Quit Over Love of God Arrested for Gun Charges

The last time we heard from San Francisco 49ers running back Glenn Coffee he was swearing off the sport of football in order to pursue a life dedicated to God. Wonder what he's up to now? "According to police in Fort Walton Beach, Florida 23-year-old Coffee was pulled over for speeding but cops quickly discovered that Glen's vehicle -- a 2008 Cadillac -- had no registration or insurance. Because the vehicle was deemed "unlawful to be on the roadway," cops called for the Cadillac to be towed but first, they ran a quick search -- and found a "black 380 SIG Sauer automatic pistol," TMZ reports. Oh, so not the whole God deal? [TMZ]

Baltimore Ravens Not Into The Whole "Chicks Making Out" Thing

A lesbian couple claims that they were ejected from a Baltimore Ravens game because they were showing a little affection in the concourse. Which is weird, because usually only men get aroused from watching Terrell Suggs rush the quarterback. Yahoo! Sports claims that "while waiting for their orders, the women engaged in "casual kissing." They said a security guard immediately asked them to stop, but they failed to heed the order even after he repeated the warning twice." They were later asked to leave. The Ravens claim something involving shoplifting was the real reason. It's the classic lesbian lovers vs. Art Modell fight. Seen it a million times. [Yahoo!]


Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Thursday, October 7

Wednesday, October 6

Tuesday, October 5

Monday, October 4

Friday, October 1

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