Mantenna - Tuesday, October 26

October 26, 2010

Jenny McCarthy wants to get naked for charity, T.I. is heading back to prison, and the psychic World Cup octopus dies...I want my Mantenna!

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Jenny McCarthy Wants to Get Naked for Charity

During a recent interview with Access Hollywood, sexpot Jenny McCarthy was asked if she would ever pose nude ever again. “I would [pose again], for like, $2 million towards autism,” she said. “Yeah, I might do something like that again. But I feel as though the puppies have gone south and left and run! I have to, like, scoop them up." Nice. As you all may already know, McCarthy has been a spokesperson and activist for the Generation Rescue foundation, which helps to research treatments for autism. Where do I sign up? [SF Gate]

Remember that Psychic World Cup Octopus? Well, He's Dead Now

Paul the Octopus, who correctly predicted seven matches during the 2010 World Cup, passed away at the relatively old age of two. According to reports several staff members at his aquatic home found his lifeless body this morning while doing rounds. "It's a sad day. Paul was rather special but we managed to film Paul before he left this mortal earth," said his agent, Chris Davies." Yes, the octopus had an agent. No, this Sunday will not be "too soon" to dress up as the clairvoyant creature for Halloween. [BBC] Ranks the 49 Most Influential Men

When it comes to leadership, everyone has their own personal hero. But what about the Titans of Dudedom that pop up time and time again as inspiration? Well, the survey jockeys over at have polled the audience to find out who's really peddling the most influence among guys. It's a rather comprehensive list so go on over there and take a look. It's what the influential types would want you to do. []

T.I. is Goin' Back to Prison

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T.I. has been ordered by federal authorities to report directly to federal prison in Arkansas by November 1 to begin his 11-month prison sentence. T.I. will be heading to the Forrest City low-security prison where he served some of his time due to federal weapons charges. This month, an Atlanta judge sentenced T.I. to serve another 11 months in prison for breaking his probation after he was arrested on drug charges back in September in Los Angeles. This guy just can't get a break. [Baller Status]

NBA Season Begins Today, 26 Teams Already Eliminated From Playoffs

The NBA season kicks off tonight when the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, and three other teams that don't matter take the court later tonight. Since nobody cares about anybody outside of the three aforementioned super squads, here's a link to the game between the Celtics and Heat. It's really the only one people are going to be talking about, so go ahead and learn a little about both teams. [ESPN]

Nothing like a Good Nazi Germany Comparison to Fire up your Team

University of Tennessee football coach Derek Dooley decided to drop a Nazi reference during a press conference. Shockingly, it was not well received. "Right now we're like the Germans in World War II," Dooley said. "Here comes the boats, they're coming. You have the binoculars, and it's like, 'Oh, my God, the invasion is coming."' He added "I don't want the German people to get upset at me." You know, because when comparing American teenagers to Nazi soldiers it's the German college football fans you should worry about offending. [Sports Illustrated]


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Monday, October 25

Friday, October 22

Thursday, October 21

Wednesday, October 20

Tuesday, October 19

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