Mantenna - Monday, March 2

March 2, 2009

Iggy Pop trades guitars for jazz, Bill Gates bans Apple products from his home, and Amy Winehouse gets back on the crazy's the Mantenna!

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Amy Winehouse Goes Nuts During a Plane Flight

During a flight back to London Gatwick from Barbados, a source for The Daily Mail in the Club World section of the British Airways flight said the relative quiet on board was turned upside down when Amy Winehouse appeared from First Class, shouting incoherently and running up and down the aisles. The source said "I was pretty shocked to look up and see Amy Winehouse hurtling through the plane and shouting. It’s just not what you expect." [Daily Mail]

Beauty Queen Detained in Iran

Roxana Saberi, a former Miss North Dakota and journalist, is missing in Iran. The 31-year-old was reportedly arrested in early February after illegally purchasing a bottle of wine. She has not been heard of since. Roxana, whose father is from Iran, has been working as a freelance journalist in Iran for 6 years. She was a regular contributor for National Public Radio. Roxana, who grew up in Fargo, was crowned Miss North Dakota in 1997. She went on to make the top 10 in the Miss America pageant later that year. [AOL News]

Pole Dancer Sues Over Broken Nose

A pole dancer is suing organizers of an Australian adult convention after she broke her nose during a pole dancing exhibition. Lisa Lewis of New Zealand, who calls herself an “"international star, exotic dancer and soft porn star”, slipped during her second routine at the Brisbane Sexpo. She claims the pole was “faulty” and had asked organizers to change it. Lewis was ejected from the convention the day before for performing a pole dancing routine that was labeled “too risqué.” []

If Sex Came on a Menu

The always wonderful Holy Taco has used the mighty Photoshop to create a T.G.I.F.-style menu for sex.  We must admit that even though we do love appetizer samplers, we’d take one or two of the items from this list instead. Of course, in a perfect world, we’ll order a la cart and have a little bit of a sack and a little bit of a shag.  It’s important to have goals.  And, by the way, it’s awesomely NSFW. [Holy Taco]

Bill Gates Won’t Buy iPod or iPhone



Melinda Gates, in an interview with Vogue magazine, has revealed that with all of her wealth and power she has decided to keep her children from buying Apple.  She says, “There are very few things that are on the banned list in our household. But iPods and iPhones are two things we don't get for our kids.”  We imagine as she said it she got a gleam in her eye in the shape of the Apple logo which then burst into flames and melted into her iris. [Gizmodo]

CollegeHumor Interviews Lonely Island

Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, and Andy Samberg are the three pillars of the wildly successful Lonely Island music group.  And two fellas from CollegeHumor have wrangled them into the studio for a little face time.  There’s a freestyle rap battle and a deep and dark look into the inner workings of the only part of SNL that’s funny anymore. [CollegeHumor]

Tr2n Plot Details Emerge

There are some people out there who would rather let Tron rest peacefully in its cinematic grave, but unfortunately for them Tron 2 is a very real reality. In the new Tron, Jeff Bridges once again plays Kevin Flynn, and after disappearing his son, Sean, goes looking for him, and gets sucked up into the computer world we came to know and love back in the early ‘80s. From there wacky things take place, like watching a younger version of Jeff Bridges create the world in his image, which sometimes entails doing very evil things. Sean becomes the messiah of this computer world, but continues on his quest to find the real version of his dad and rescue him from digital hell. And if that doesn’t entice you to see the new Tron, then nothing will. []

Iggy Pop Quits Rock Music For a While

Stooges frontman Iggy Pop recently revealed that he has recorded a jazz album based on the French author Michel Houellebecq's novel La Possibilité D'une Ile (The Possibility af an Island). In a video interview posted on, Iggy explained that he decided to record the album, entitled Preliminaires, because he was "sick" of listening to guitar bands. "It's a quieter album with some jazz overtones," he said. "That's because at one point I just got sick of listening to idiot thugs with guitars, banging out crappy music. And I was starting to listen to a lot of New Orleans-era Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton-type of jazz." [NME]

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Thursday, February 26

Wednesday, February 25

Tuesday, February 24

Monday, February 23

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