Mantenna - Tuesday, March 30

March 30, 2010

Confusion arises over Heidi Montag's marital status, Mischa Barton is still kinda crazy, and why David Beckham won't be getting it on in the's one small leap for man and one giant leap for the Mantenna.

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Heidi Montag May or May Not be Single

A tabloid magazine is reporting that Heidi Montag and her husband of 18 months, Spencer Pratt, have split. According to OK! magazine, "the reality starlet has walked out on her husband after fewer than 18 months of marriage."  But People magazine is reporting that the reality television duo is still very much together. People quotes Montag as saying, “I'm not moving out. I love Spencer with all my heart.” Those two are sneaky and probably just planting rumors that they’re breaking up so they can say they’re not and get a bunch of free publicity. Actually, maybe they’re brilliant. [Huffington Post]

Mischa Barton's Embarrassing Bar Behavior

Mischa Barton was up to her old tricks over the weekend in Hollywood (and by "old tricks" we mean getting drunk and embarrassing herself). The actress turned up to the famous Bar Marmont on Saturday night “alone and looking totally out of it.” Page 6 quotes an eyewitness who says, "A few minutes after she comes in, she runs outside and vomits everywhere. And then she went back inside and hung out for the rest of the night." Disgusting. [New York Post]

No Sex for Beckham

After a successful surgery to repair his ruptured Achilles tendon, British soccer star David Beckham has been banned from having sex by his doctor (who is clearly a serious "hater"). According to a U.K. tabloid, Becks will not be allowed to relieve his stress for at least 90 days, which could mean that he'll get to focus on other things, like the crushing disappointment of missing his final World Cup appearance. [Daily Star]

Michael Lohan Finally Gives Parenting a Try

Michael Lohan, the father of notable trainwreck Lindsay Lohan, recently told a group of reporters that he believes his daughter needs rehab. He suggested that Hollywood may not be the right place, and that a treatment center in Long Island might be the answer. He may not be the most trustworthy or cleanest human being on the planet, but you have to admit - he makes a somewhat reasonable point. [TMZ]

Batman Has a Drinking Problem

In the latest original video from CollegeHumor, the caped crusader is working with his loyal boy-servant Robin to decipher a series of clues from the witty yet nefarious Riddler. Strangely, however, all of these clues are leading them on a drinking binge throughout Gotham's drunkiest haunts. Like most of the stuff from CollegeHumor Productions, this one is a keeper. [CollegeHumor]

Fat Mike of NOFX Banned from Emo's for Controversial Performance

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Fat Mike of the band NOFX has apparently been banned from Emo's Annex in Texas due to his controversial performance at the venue, which allegedly resulted in the consumption of urine by some attendees. The venue issued this statement: "Emo's does not condone Fat Mike's actions, and we do not encourage or condone any acts of stupidity that Fat Mike may perform." Yeah, because punk rock has always been about being classy, right guys? []

Rocket Scientists Called Upon to Fix Prius Problems

If you want to solve a major engineering mystery, why not bring in some of the world's best engineers? The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today said it was doing just that by bringing in NASA engineers with expertise in areas such as computer controlled electronic systems, electromagnetic interference, and software integrity to help tackle the issue of unintended vehicle acceleration in Toyotas. The NHTSA review of the electronic throttle control systems in Toyotas is to be completed by late summer. []

First Collisions at the Large Hadron Collider

At 1:06 p.m. Central European Summer Time (CEST) today, the first protons collided at 7 TeV in the Large Hadron Collider. These first collisions, recorded by the LHC experiments, mark the real start of the LHC's research program. Also of note? The world didn't end! [Gizmodo]

Talking Monkeys in Space

Whether you're a fan of marijuana, conspiracy theories, the UFC, or some bizarre combination of all three, you'll definitely want to pick up Talking Monkeys in Space, Joe Rogan's latest comedy DVD and audio CD. Packed with his trademark wit, Talking Monkeys features over an hour of standup material from the wayward UFC commentator, as well as a couple of extras. Your inner monkey demands that you check this out. [Comedy Central]




Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Monday, March 29

Friday, March 26

Thursday, March 25

Wednesday, March 24

Tuesday, March 23

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