Mantenna – Gerard Depardieu Relieves Himself on a Plane

August 17, 2011
Gerard Depardieu urinates on a plane, Cadillac announces its first electric car, and tasty red meat isn't always good for Mantenna brings all the boys to the yard. Damn right it's better than yours!

Gerard Depardieu Urinates on a Plane

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French actor Gerard Depardieu was recently booted off of a plane after peeing in the middle of the aircraft for all to see after the flight crew refused to let him use the bathroom. On the flight from Paris to Dublin on Tuesday night, according to a passenger on board the Air France aircraft, "The attendant said 'I'm sorry, you'll have to wait 15 minutes, [when] we'll be in flight. The toilets are locked,'" she said. Depardieu apparently stated that he wasn’t going to wait, pulled out his ol’ Jack Johnson and peed in the floor. "You could tell he'd been drinking," the passenger added. Even though his friends onboard claim Depardieu was not drunk and was actually trying to urinate into a bottle and accidentally got some on the floor, it’s hard to believe someone would be that bad while not boozing. The dude is punk rock. [Hollywood Reporter]

Cadillac's Newest Car is Electric (Literally)

General Motors has finally gotten its Cadillac brand into the electric car game. The company will release a hybrid version called the Cadillac ELR as its concept version moves into production. Since it's a GM brand, it's based on the Chevrolet Volt, and the new plug-in cars could be hitting showroom floors as early as 2013. The car was unveiled at last year's Detroit Motor Show as the Cadillac Converj (not a typo) and rumors had been swirling about its plans to go into production until now. Cadillac's VP of Marketing Don Butler said the concept's appearance at the show produced "instant enthusiasm." [Wired]

Hanson Starts Beef with Kings of Leon

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In a recent interview with WENN, Isaac Hanson, the oldest Hanson brother, went all out with his thoughts on the music industry as well as certain big-name artists that need to check themselves. "I have a hard time with musicians who act like pricks," Isaac Hanson surprisingly said. He went on to say that "the Kings of Leon guys are running some risks" and that "they're irritating people…Eventually the bad boy image affects fans' willingness to show up. Their fans will get bummed out," Hanson added. Who knew the Hansons were such badasses? [Billboard]

Red Meat Fattens Your Diabetes Risk

If you're like us, you're thinking of wrapping your sodium-stained lips around a big meaty cheeseburger right now. This should ruin your appetite. A new study from the Harvard School of Public Health found that eating just 50 grams or more of sweet red meat a day can increase a person's risk of getting type-2 diabetes by a whopping 51 percent. Of course, that risk is reduced if the person cuts down on their red meat consumption and gets their protein instead from lean meats such as chicken, low fat dairy, or whole grains. The study was the largest of its kind. It tracked 204,000 people who answered detailed questionnaires about their diets over a period of 14 to 28 years along with a separate "meta-analysis" that surveyed more than 400,000 participants. [Yahoo!]