Mantenna - Tuesday, January 6

January 6, 2009

An aging model takes Google to court over claims that she's a "skank," Eddie Van Halen auctions off a couple of classic Chevys, and which woman has the best breasts in the's the Mantenna!

"Skank" Sues Google

A former Vogue cover girl is suing Google after an anonymous blog labeled her a “skank” and an “old hag.” Liskula Cohen, a 36-year-old model and socialite, hopes to unearth the author of SkanksNYC, a blog created on Google’s Blogger platform. She has filed a defamation suit in New York City in an effort to force the search engine giant to reveal the blogger's identity.  Cohen tearfully said she was disgusted by the site and said "I'm tall, I'm blond, I've been modeling for many years, and people get jealous." Cry me a river. [NY Daily News]

Best Breasts in the World

According to women, Austin Powers star Elizabeth Hurley has the best breasts in the world. The survey of 1,500 women, conducted by bra manufacturer Ultimo, reveals that 23 percent of women envy Hurley’s bust.  Scarlett Johansson’s boobs came in second, with 17 percent of ladies wishing they could swap mammaries with the Lost in Translation star. Other busty babes who made the list include Angelina Jolie and Marilyn Monroe, who tied for third place. [The Sun]

Stooges Guitarist Ron Asheton Dies
Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton was found dead this morning at his home in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He was 60 years old. Ron Asheton's personal assistant contacted police last evening after not being able to get in touch with him. Police found his body on his living room couch, and he appeared to have died several days ago. Asheton, who had likely been dead since New Year's Eve or New Year's Day, had high blood pressure but no other major medical problems. [Pitchfork]

Shazam: Another One Bites the Dust

For those fans of Shazam who still exist, today was a grim day. Screenwriter John August announced that today the Shazam movie (as he knew it) is a dead deal. The reasons are complicated and numerous, but it basically comes down to the ol’ sleight of hand trick: while we’re watching one thing, the studios do their dirty business without anyone noticing. Originally New Line had the project, but by the time the writer’s strike was over it had been passed over to Warner Bros., who then decided they wanted the film to be “edgier” than August had originally conceived it. After a lot of unreturned phone calls the film got deep sixed by Warner Bros. Will Shazam ever be resurrected? August says, “It may come back in another incarnation, with another writer, but I can say with considerable certainty that it won't be the version I developed.” []

Detroit Restaurant Offers Cheaper Eats for Domestic Auto Owners

Be sure to rent a Mopar when you're in Detroit for the North American International Auto Show next week. Tribute Restaurant in nearby Farmington Hills is running a special promotion to honor folks who buy American. Food is half off for anyone driving a Chrysler product or who works for Chrysler the week of the show, January 11th-17th. But don't think the folks at The Tribute are just fans of the Pentastar. The promotion kicked off on January 4, with Ford being the honored marque through January 10, while GM owners will get their discount during the week of January 18th-24th. [MSNBC]

Eddie Van Halen To Auction A Pair Of 1956 Chevy Classics

Legendary axeman Eddie Van Halen will be putting a pair of Chevrolet classics from his personal collection on sale during the 38th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona later this week. The 1956 Chevy 210 and 1956 Chevy Nomad will each be auctioned with matching, one-of-a-kind Eddie Van Halen Brand "Wolfgang" guitars and a pair of red, white, and black EVH striped sneakers. [BLABBERMOUTH]

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Monday, January 5

Friday, December 19

Thursday, December 18

Wednesday, December 17

Tuesday, December 16

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