Mantenna - Tuesday, June 22

June 22, 2010

Salma Hayek likes to eats bugs, Jay Leno falls below Conan’s Tonight Show ratings, and Google is set to launch an online music service...Mantenna in the morning, Mantenna in the evening, Mantenna at supper time...

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Salma Hayek’s Eats Bugs

Salma Hayek appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman last night and told Dave she eats bugs. Yes, bugs. At first Letterman didn’t believe her, but Hayek explained it was a part of Mexican culture. While she doesn’t eat bugs routinely, all the talk of eating bugs caused her to say, “Look, I'm salivating. They're delicious." She continued, “These little ants fried are amazing – with a little guacamole and the worms … there are many different recipes for those. The little grasshoppers have a smoky flavor to them. It's the way they cook them, and it's really good." Sounds like Salma will never go hungry in the wild. [People]

Naked Cowboy Sues Naked Cowgirl

The Naked Cowboy in New York’s Times Square has got some female competition and he’s not happy. The underwear-clad cowboy, who’s real name is Robert Burck, is suing a former stripper-turned-comedian, Sandy Kane, for stealing his shtick. The 50-something Kane calls herself the Naked Cowgirl (she really should call herself the "Naked Grandma") and stands around Times Squares taking tips for pics. Burck’s manager has issued her a cease and desist telling her, “Your use of Naked Cowgirl is essentially identical to the Naked Cowboy and is clearly in violation of Burck's trademark.” Burck wants Kane to stop making money out of her act or sign on to his “Naked Cowboy Franchise Agreement.” Yep, you read that correctly. The Naked Cowboy is now a franchise and for $5,000 a year or $500 a month you can officially become one.  Kane says she isn’t going to give up the gig because she’s “been naked for years.” [New York Post]

Jay Leno Falls Below Conan’s Tonight Show Ratings

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In some of the most ironic news of the week, Jay Leno’s return to The Tonight Show has had a little trouble in the ratings department. According to official numbers from The Nielsen Company, Jay Leno’s first week back on The Tonight Show return was not all that great. He tied David Letterman’s Late Show ratings for the week of June 7-11 and coming off a week of repeats for both shows, Leno went down a tenth of a point while Letterman gained two tenths. These numbers put Leno’s Tonight Show two tenths of a ratings point below Conan O’Brien’s Tonight Show ratings trend. Too hilarious. [TV By Numbers]

Tomorrow is the Perfect Time to Start Hating Everybody from Algeria

The American soccer team needs a win tomorrow in order to advance to the knock-out stage of the 2010 World Cup. The only team that stands in their way between them and first round elimination is the tiny (and possibly evil) nation of Algeria. The game between the two countries kicks off at 7am PST tomorrow, so consult your local bars for opening times and early morning drinking policies. GO USA! [ESPN]

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Monday, June 21

Friday, June 18

Thursday, June 17

Wednesday, June 16

Tuesday, June 15

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