Mantenna - Tuesday, July 7

July 7, 2009

There's a new Baywatch movie in the works, 40 unfortunately named restaurants, and the final Nine Inch Nails tour has been announced. Lock onto the Mantenna.

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Hayden Appears on Letterman

A sexy-looking Hayden Panettiere went on The Late Show with David Letterman last night wearing a figure-hugging, lacy, black dress. The two spent a lot of time talking about dolphins and Hayden brought along some photos. It was all very pleasant until Dave asked about her misspelled tattoo. The Heroes star admitted the error but said it was funny, as the tattoo should say “live without regrets” and now she is living, regretting she ever got the tattoo in the first place. Oh, Hayden! [The Hollywood Gossip]

Looking For Sex Until His Last Breath

A grandfather in the United Kingdom collapsed and died after propositioning a prostitute for oral sex. The 80-year-old man had negotiated a $6.50 fee for the gig.  He unzipped his pants and collapsed. The prostitute called an ambulance, sadly it was too late. The gentleman had passed away. His local paper eulogized that he was a man “looking for sex until his last breath.” What a way to go! [Metro UK]

Baywatch the Movie

That’s right folks, there’s a Baywatch movie in the offing. At one point Jessica Simpson was rumored to be involved, but, alas, it never came to be. But never fear Baywatch fans, Jeremy Garelick, co-writer of The Break-Up and uncredited contributor to The Hangover is now onboard to write and direct the movie. Sadly it seems both Pamela Anderson and David Hasslehoff are too geriatric to get parts, which leaves one wondering: Why in the name of all that’s holy is this movie being made? Who knows, but Hollywood has taught us this: if something can be remade, rebooted, or reconceived it shall be. [Slash Film]

40 Unfortunately Named Restaurants

The two main things you're not supposed to talk about during a meal are poop and vomit. Skin diseases, dead bodies, and elderly fornication also seem to be unacceptable topics of discussion while people are eating food. This is precisely why a lot of people are starting to eat most of their meals with dogs instead of humans. Dogs will let you say anything while you eat and they don't care if you accidentally pee on the floor when you're done. [Man O Fest]

Final Nine Inch Nails Tour Announced


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Nine Inch Nails’ recent Bonnaroo set won’t actually be Trent Reznor’s final US show ever because the NIN leader announced on the band’s website new plans to perform a handful of small venue shows in New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Nine Inch Nails’ joint tour with Jane’s Addiction and their massive set at Bonnaroo were supposed to be the final gigs for Reznor and his crew in the US before the band would “disappear for a while,” but as Reznor wrote, “Upon reflection, the NIN/JA tour felt like we had to rush through sets due to a limited allotted set length and many shows were in daylight--it just didn’t feel right to end NIN that way.” [P-Fork]

Sony Says PSP2 In the Works, As Powerful as an Xbox

Eurogamer claims to have the real-deal specs for an all-new PlayStation Portable, currently in the planning stages at Sony HQ. This isn't the PSPgo. It's a true successor to the PSP. They claim that the new handheld could output games on the same level as the original Xbox, and is built around a newer version of Imagination Technology's PowerVR hardware, which in its improved state would be a quad core chip. With no solid sources named, it's all just conjecture at this point, but interesting nonetheless. [VG 247]

Bored Housewife Champions "Newly Licensed" Tags for Teen Drivers

A mom in Georgia is on a crusade to convince state lawmakers to require special "Caution - Newly Licensed" magnets and stickers on the backs of all vehicles operated by young drivers. Concerned after moving from Ohio to the Peach State and seeing how "crazy" the local drivers were, Susie Kessler founded the "Caution and Courtesy Driver Alliance" to help keep her young son safe when he reached driving age. Unfortunately, there's no word on when the "Caution: Woman With Too Much Time Her Hands" sticker mandate will surface. [AJC]

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Monday, July 6

Thursday, July 2

Wednesday, July 1

Tuesday, June 30

Monday, June 29

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