Mantenna - Tuesday, August 11

August 10, 2009

Jaime Pressly gets caught urinating in the street, The Blair Witch Project 3 is now a reality, and Rush’s Neil Peart wins Drummer of the Year award...Mantenna, the final frontier!

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Jaime Pressly Caught Urinating in the Street

Jaime Pressly reportedly got so drunk at a Hollywood bar that she stumbled outside, squatted, and relieved herself on the sidewalk. Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton has confirmed the incident and has video footage of Ms. Pressly doing the deed. He writes,  “Dozens of stunned gays witnessed the disgusting event unfold…[from the video] you can hear them gasp and squeal as they watch Pressly pee pee publicly.” I guess the My Name is Earl star really is a redneck. [Perez Hilton]

Carla Bruni is One Hot First Lady

Carla Bruni, the wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, hit the beach over the weekend wearing a skimpy black bikini and looking incredible. The former model and singer has to be one the sexiest, if not the sexiest, wife of a head of state ever. Egotastic has gone so far as to label her a FLILF, which stands for First Lady I’d Like To.…Well, you get the idea. [Egotastic]

The Blair Witch Project 3: It’s a Reality

Or at least it could be, and the very idea of it is scarier than the actual movie could ever be. The directors of the first film, Eduardo Sanchez and Daniel Myrick, are talking about the possibility of bringing this concept back to life despite the sad travesty the second film made of the first. So what, exactly, would happen in a third film? Sanchez said, "…we’re thinking about going back and and seeing what happened directly after the first film finished. I think it will have some kind of video element in it, but it won’t be a first person hand-held movie." [/Film]

Scream 4? How About Three More

More news about Scream 4 has come to the surface as co-creator Kevin Williamson spills the beans – one at a time. It’s starting to look like Scream 4 is less a possibility than a new Scream trilogy altogether. It’s hard to see just how new this reboot/tri-sequel could be considering both David Arquette and his wife Courtney Cox are returning, but that’s neither here nor there. Williamson said, “…I was taking some time off, sitting around thinking 'what if I had to do Scream 4?' I wasn't interested, [but then I thought] 'a trilogy – now I'd be interested! Could we do that and develop a trilogy?' and then I started thinking about the story.” As for whether or not director Wes Craven is going to return, that remains undetermined. [First Showing]

Rush’s Neil Peart Wins Third Drummie Award


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Rush’s Neil Peart took home his third consecutive victory as Drummer of the Year in Enter Music Publishing's Drummies Awards. Neil also won the Best Progressive Drummer prize. The publishing company conducts The Drummies every year from February to May, with voting open to anyone. This year 5,310 votes were cast in 41 drum and percussion categories ranging from Best Drummer to Best Drum Advertisement. [Orato]

Kings of Leon Blast Critics at Lollapalooza

Caleb Followill, frontman of Kings of Leon, stopped his band’s performance at this weekend's Lollapalooza Festival to give negative critics a piece of his mind. The Tennessee group has had critical and commercial success with their last two efforts, but the band didn’t have the same amount of success from their earlier work. This apparently has gotten under Followill’s skin because he stopped his Lollapalooza set to lash out at those who ignored the group in the early stages of their career. "A few years ago at traveling festivals, maybe 10 people would be out there to watch us. And we'd walk out with our moustaches and outfits, and those 10 would leave and we'd be f**ked... We know there are a million bands out there who deserve to be where we are. Lots of people have lost faith in Kings of Leon, but f**k it, man. We're having the times of our lives, right?" What a baby. [WEBN]

General Motors Unveils Shocking 230mpg Fuel Efficiency Rating for Chevrolet Volt

GM has been on the ropes lately, grappling with tanking auto sales and a severe lack of funds to keep its head above water while the economy stabilizes itself. When GM went to the government for a bailout, they found themselves getting a mandate to revamp the company and its image. An integral piece of that puzzle is the Chevrolet Volt, GM’s first hybrid plug-in vehicle, set to go on sale in 2010. And thanks to some very impressive number juggling, the Volt has been given a slightly dubious fuel efficiency rating of 230 miles per gallon – but that’s assuming you drive 50 miles a day, or less. [CNN]

Microsoft Secures Netflix Streaming Exclusively for Xbox Live

The summer dashboard update for the Xbox 360 has gone live, bringing new Netflix features to the Microsoft console — and only that console. According to the site, "This exclusive partnership offers you the ability to instantly stream movies and TV episodes from Netflix to the television via Xbox 360. Xbox 360 will be the only game console to offer this movie-watching experience, available to Xbox LIVE Gold members who are also Netflix unlimited plan subscribers, at no additional cost." Somewhere, a Playstation fanboy sheds a tear. [Xbox]

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Monday, July 10

Friday, August 7

Thursday, August 6

Wednesday, August 5

Tuesday, August 4

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