Mantenna - Wednesday, May 26

May 26, 2010

Heidi Montag wants Megan Fox’s Transformers role, a scientist infects himself with a computer virus, and Adrien Brody gets traumatized by goat rape...the Mantenna is ready to rumble!

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Heidi Montag Wants Megan Fox’s Transformers Role

With The Hills drawing to an end, Heidi Montag needs a job and she has her eye on Megan Fox’s role in Transformers 3. Earlier in the week Fox was fired by Michael Bay (or quit, according to her) from the third installment of the immensely successful film franchise. Montag wants the role so badly she made and posted an audition tape online. The video shows Montag at a shooting range running around shooting targets. While the 30-second clip is light on any actually acting, it does show a lot of gunplay. This is right up Bay’s alley and if Fox has taught us anything about being in a Transformers film, it’s that acting talent is secondary. [Star Mag]

Jesse James Blames Affairs on Abusive Childhood

In a highly publicized interview on Nightline last night Jesse James admitted that he was abused by his father as a child and that this manifested into a lack of self-worth that eventually drove him to a desire to sabotage his marriage to Academy Award-winner Sandra Bullock. James told the program, “I was a terrorized kid. I was petrified of my dad … It wasn't so much getting the sh-- beat out of me or getting my arm broken or getting kicked or whatever or punched, it was the in-between time. It was the fear of that happening again.” James goes on to say, “I grew up with a huge amount of shame and fear and abandonment on my shoulders from a very young age, and I think, you know, the way my mind rationalized [cheating], 'Well, you know, I might as well do whatever I can to like run her off, 'cause she is going to find out what I am anyway and leave me anyway.'” James’ father has since released a statement denouncing the abuse claims. [People]

Adrien Brody Traumatized By Goat Rape

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Adrien Brody has apparently lost his passion for goat farming after a very awkward episode. Brody recently said that his ex-girlfriend talked him into buying goats as pets when he bought a New York state farm, but he was tricked into buying two males when he asked for females. Brody shortly discovered that one of the goats was gay. He explains, "The more well-endowed goat took a liking to the other one and I swear it was traumatic. There was a lot of crying and goat noises and I felt incredibly guilty and I didn't know what to do. I had homosexual goats." Wow. [Socialitelife]

NFL Stars and Stripper Paternity Suits go Together like NFL Stars and Stripper Paternity Suits

Whoever had Albert Haynesworth in the "Who's Going to Knock up a Stripper?" office pool, today is the day to start collecting. The Washington Redskins star defensive player is currently being sued by an exotic dancer who is reportedly pregnant with his love child. Perhaps the most interesting (and only non-clichéd') aspect of this case is that the stripper - with her extensive medical background - did not want to be examined by an NFL doctor for the fear that he would purposefully abort the child. Because clearly she wants to keep this kid out of love…the $10 million paternity suit is just gravy. [Sports By Brooks]

The 15 Most Annoying Levels In Video Game History

If you've been playing video games for any length of time, you're bound to come across a level that will infuriate you. Whether it's an underwater level or something involving mine carts, get used to the challenges presented by the folks at Dorkly on this list. You're gonna need some patience if you want to get through them. [Dorkly]

Scientist Infects Himself With Computer Virus

A British scientist claims to have become the first human to be infected by a computer virus, in an experiment he says has important implications for the future of implantable technology. Dr. Mark Gasson from the University of Reading infected a computer chip which was then implanted in his hand with the virus and then transmitted it to a PC to prove that malware can move between human and computer. [Tech World]

Sony Again Hints at Paid Premium PSN Service

Even though Sony officially "won't comment on rumors or speculation" regarding a paid PSN offering in the near future, Sony Europe president Andrew House gave a bit more substantial answer in a recent Q&A on the U.K. PlayStation site. When asked outright, "Will PlayStation Network become a paying service?", House responded, "Kaz Hirai stated a few months ago that we were looking at a premium service to sit alongside the current free service and that objective has not changed. You'll learn more about it very soon... the current PSN as you know it will remain a free service." We can't help but wonder if Sony is shooting themselves in the foot by asking their users to pay for features which could presumably be free, though. [1UP]

The Great Male Survey

The inquisitive minds at have put together their annual survey querying the minds of dudes across the nation, so if you've ever had a hankering to share personal details (don't worry, it's anonymous), now's your chance. We're mostly looking forward to the results which, based on last year's survey, should be interesting. []

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