Mantenna - Tuesday, November 25

November 25, 2008

Michael Jackson is reportedly subsisting on a diet of gravy and painkillers, a major Hollywood screenwriter is plying his trade in Bollywood, and female celebrities are crawling around on all's all after the jump in today's Mantenna!

All Fours is All Good

One of the best things about hot women is when they decide to advertise their cleavage, and then take it one step further and crawl around on all fours. Every time a scene in a TV show or movie features a lady crawling to her destination, it’s hard not to hit the rewind button. It would sure be awesome if someone would compile a top 10 list of the hottest celebrities crawling on all fours… Oh, sweet, someone did! Thank you, internet gods. [Manofest]

Michael Jackson Is Living On A Diet Of Gravy And Painkillers

It has recently been said that Michael Jackson is living on a diet of gravy, painkillers and biscuits. The cash-strapped star, who settled a £4.7 million court case against Sheikh Abdulla Al-Khalifa over the weekend, is apparently surviving on an odd diet after his spending habits spiraled out of control. []

Bollywood Just Blew Up

The mind behind classic Scorsese films like Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, writer Paul Schrader, has announced that the U.S. is a “barren, barren place” to make movies. He’s now writing and set to direct a Bollywood action film titled Extreme City, and might just never come back. After the success of Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire it’s clear that audiences are hungry for fresh places and faces in their movies, and they’ve now got one of Hollywood’s most talented writers signing up to give them more.  [Hollywood Reporter]

YouTube Goes Widescreen

YouTube now offers widescreen, 16:9, high definition video on a selection of their video inventory.  Some are suggesting that this new format is the harbinger of online Hollywood features being streamed through the video goliath.  Time will tell. [Webmonkey]

Jetpack Crosses 1,500-ft Long Canyon for World Record

Career stuntman Eric Scott is the new world record holder for longest recorded flight by a manned jet pack.  His pack is a carbon fiber skeleton powered by hydrogen peroxide (yep, same stuff you bleached your hair with in 8th grade).  This record was set in large part due to Scott’s creative redesign of the original jetpack, built by Bell Aerosystems in the '60s. [Gizmodo]

New Cop Car Designed For Cops, By Cops


The Carbon Motors E7 is a new police cruiser that addresses safety and performance issues neglected due to the current practice of retrofitting Crown Victorias/Impalas. Right now fire departments, emergency medical technicians, the military, and even mail carriers all use vehicles built specifically for them. But the country's 800,000 law enforcement first-responders drive dangerously retrofitted family sedans. Designed to jump curbs, safely detain criminals, be fuel efficient (40% more than current cruisers), and detect biological, chemical and radiation threats, The E7 is being hailed as THE purpose-built vehicle for police officers. [MotorAuthority]

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Monday, November 24

Friday, November 21

Thurdsay, November 20

Wednesday, November 19

Tuesday, November 18

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