Mantenna - Thursday, July 9

July 8, 2009

Mary-Louise Parker gets naked for pie, a mother claims her 13-year-old daughter was impregnated by a hotel pool, and Justin Timberlake as the Green Lantern? Can you dig the Mantenna, sucka?!

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Teen Pregnant After “Swimming in Pool”

A Polish woman is suing an Egyptian hotel after claiming the swimming pool made her 13 year-old daughter pregnant. Magdalena Kwiatkowska believes her daughter “conceived from stray sperm after taking a dip in the hotel's mixed pool.” She is reportedly “adamant that her daughter didn't meet any boys” while on vacation. Denial is not a river in Egypt. [The Sun]

Mary-Louise Parker Gets Naked for Pie

Mary-Louise Parker gets naked and bakes a pie in the latest issue of Esquire magazine. The 44-year-old Weeds star looks incredibly sexy, revealing hints of her naughty bits. She confided to the magazine, "I like posing nude and I persuaded the editor to pose nude, too, so that he could see what it's like for me. Nudity is the greatest costume because no one is looking at you as a person all they see is your body." You are right about that, Ms. Parker! [Celebuzz]

Justin Timberlake Could Be King of Pop, Green Lantern

Since MJ’s passing there’s all sorts of talk about who will be the next King of Pop. Hell, we wrote an entire feature about it. Justin Timberlake is, for better or worse, one of the top contenders. But now he’s apparently also become one of the top contenders for the part of the Green Lantern. Now, at this point, Timberlake has shown modest talent as a comedian at best; he’s displayed little to no talent for, you know, being a superhero. But he’s been spotted doing some test footage for the part at a studio. Could Timberlake be the bane of superhero movies?

Lil Wayne Sued Over Sleepiness


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Lil Wayne is being sued for nearly $500,000 dollars for sleeping when he should have been on stage rockin’ the crowd. Red City Entertainment claims it fronted $432,000 for a Wayne concert appearance in the Bahamas on September 27, 2008. They are saying Weezy never made it on stage because he was passed out in his hotel room. Apparently, when he didn't show for the performance, cops went to his hotel and found him unconscious. In the lawsuit filed today, Red City claims it gave Wayne a $210,000 advance. The balance is for his hotel expenses and various costs involved in throwing the failed concert. [TMZ]

Jay-Z Tops Forbes' Hip-Hop Cash Kings List

Forbes officially put out their annual Hip Hop’s Cash Kings list and Mr. Jay-Z has knocked off 2008’s biggest money maker, 50 Cent, to take the number one spot. Even though Jigga took a 57 percent pay cut compared to last year, Jay-Z still managed to come in as the richest rapper of the year. By Forbes' estimate Jay pulled in $35 million in the past year, owing mostly to his international tour and his ownership in the New Jersey Nets and New York's sports/strip club 40/40. Hit MTV to see the entire list. [MTV]

Google Knows Where You Are, Without GPS

If you are using either Google Chrome 2.0+ or Mozilla FireFox 3.5+, you’ll now notice a little dot in the upper left-hand corner of Maps, just above the Street View guy. If you click that dot, Google Maps will show you your location on the map. It does this using the W3C Geolocation API standard, according to techies at Google. So how well does it work? Pretty good. Like.. within a block good. [Google]

China Takes Lead from US in Auto Sales

Most of the world has been knee deep in a wicked recession for quite a while, and auto sales have been hit especially hard. Here in the US, the numbers have been abysmal, as the first half of the year saw only 4.8 million sales through June. China, on the other hand, is running away with the overall sales lead, as the emerging market has added 6.1 million cars and trucks to its still-developing roadways. According to AP, June sales were up 36 percent over the same period in 2008, and they're up 17 percent on the year. Ironically, the biggest winner here appears to be General Motors. The struggling automaker has seen its China sales jump by 38 percent this year; while its U.S. sales have tanked. [Google]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Wednesday, July 8

Tuesday, July 7

Monday, July 6

Thursday, July 2

Wednesday, July 1

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