Mantenna - Monday, July 12

July 12, 2010

Ed Norton gets booted as The Hulk, Erin Andrews makes lemonade out of lemons, and Lindsay Lohan is terrified of jail...guns at the ready: it's the Mantenna!

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Norton is Out as The Hulk

Ending months of speculation, movie fans have finally received word that Edward Norton will not be reprising his role as the Hulkster in the upcoming film version of The Avengers. Marvel's Kevin Feige has revealved that the decision to go in another direction was not driven by salary demands, but rather the fact that he thinks Norton is, well, kind of a drama queen. "Our decision is definitely not one based on monetary factors, but instead rooted in the need for an actor who embodies the creativity and collaborative spirit of our other talented cast members." Damn. [Yahoo!]

John Stamos Gets Dragged Through the Dirt

The legendary actor from classic shows like Full House is currently in court after allegedly having romantic dealings with a girl who was 17-years-old at the time. She then tried to extort him for a bundle of cash. As the story goes, Stamos (again, allegedy) came onto her in a hot tub at spring break in Florida back in 2004, but nothing happened. They exchanged emails and text messages, but nothing really off the reservation. Of course, the defense lawyer for the girl opened her case with the hot tub story. Stamos is expected to testify so it could get sticky. [Huffington Post]

Chicks Dig the Long Ball and So Can You

Major League Baseball's Home Run Derby kicks off tonight at 8 pm ET with some of the biggest names in baseball refusing to participate. Alex Rodriguez, Manny Ramirez, and most of the biggest personalities in baseball will be at the derby (watching from the sidelines) as Nick Swisher and Vernon Wells battle it out to see which athlete can hit the most home runs off of an elderly pitching coach throwing 60 mile-per-hour fastballs. [ESPN]

Erin Andrews Goes Back to College

Following a brief foray into celebrity dancing following a nude video that made the rounds on the Internet, Erin Andrews is no longer just the hot sideline reporter that you may/may not have heard of. Parlaying her new-found fame, Andrews just signed a big, fat contract with ESPN. Who knew personal turmoil could net out as huge sums of cash? She will be working with the College Gameday crew for ESPN. "The biggest reason I wanted to stay was because they'd expand my role," Andrews said. "It's time for me to try new things. ... The hosting stuff is what I'm really looking forward to." Translation: "The keyhole video was the best and worst thing that ever happened to me." Catch Andrews every Saturday on you-know-where. [Yahoo!]

Lindsay Lohan is Cool With Jail, But Scared of Herself

The world's most famous future inmate is reportedly terrified at the prospect of spending time by herself. According to TMZ "Lindsay is climbing the walls because of the prospect of jail." In all fairness, spending time with Lindsay Lohan does sound horrible, even if you're actually Lindsay Lohan. [TMZ]

Carlos Santana Ruins Show with Romance

During a recent show in Illinois, Carlos Santana decided he couldn't stand to be single any longer. The legendary guitar man stopped in the middle of his performance in order to propose to his drummer. Santana, fresh off of a 2007 divorce, explained that it seemed like the right time and that he's very happy to begin his new married life. Shortly after, he returned to rocking out on stage. []

20 Absurdly Enormous Animals

Here in America, we like our things super-sized. Whether it's an Extra Value Meal from Mickey D's or the latest issue of Playboy, nothing gets our hearts racing like something that is just waaaaay bigger than it really needs to be. In that spirit, we have to celebrate this funny and ridiculous photo gallery from the weirdos over at CollegeHumor. Because seriously, you haven't lived until you've seen a Mastiff with a 38-inch neck. [CollegeHumor]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Friday, July 9

Thursday, July 8

Wednesday, July 7

Tuesday, July 6

Friday, July 2

...or see the rest of the archive!