Mantenna - Monday, April 27

April 27, 2009

Minnesota college students riot after Talib Kweli pulls a no-show, Katy Perry and Hayden Panettiere hit Disneyland, and Leonard Nimoy shows his love for's the Mantenna!

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Katy Perry and Hayden Panettiere Hit Disneyland

Kate Perry continues to hang out around the world with her favorite chums. Last week the "I Kissed a Girl" singer hit the beaches of Barbados with fellow singer and gal-pal Rhianna. This weekend she hit Disney World with television star Hayden Panettiere. The two donned Mickey Mouse ears and posed with Minnie Mouse for some holiday happy-snaps. The duo later performed at the Disney Grad Nite in-park celebration for high school seniors. [Just Jared]

Couple Caught Having Sex in Dumpster

Over the weekend police on Vancouver Island received a call about suspicious activity occurring in a dumpster. When police arrived they found a couple getting “down and dirty.”  The officer on the scene “called out to the people in the dumpster and didn't get any response.” The police officer peered into the dumpster and found “two naked adults intertwined.” The 26-year-old male was arrested, while the 30-year-old woman was sent home. Those Canadians are a strange bunch. [The Globe and Mail]

Eat More Bacon, Swine Flu Isn’t Dangerous

Drew Curtis over at Fark has an excellent blog post about the current “epidemic” of Swine Flu and why it’s actually not an epidemic at all so much as the product of yellow journalism.  Don’t get us wrong -- we’re all for sensationalism.  In fact, you could say we invented it and that nobody on Earth has ever or will ever be close to as good at it as us.  But Curtis’ article is important because it teaches why we shouldn’t be scared of Swine Flu, which allows us to keep up our 80% bacon diets. [Fark]

Pirate Bay Prosecutors’ Site Hacked for Justice

The site of the law firm representing the motion picture and music industries in the trial against torrent sharing site The Pirate Bay was totally hacked by pro-file-sharing hackers of justice.  Late on Saturday, the firm issued a statement that their site was under attack and that they were going to take it down until said attacks ceased.  It’s live again, now, but we encourage the firm to remember that Anonymous does not forget of forgive. [Wired]

Minnesota College Students Riot After Talib Kweli No-Show


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The University of Minnesota's annual Spring Jam concert ended with in chaos on Saturday night, with headliner Talib Kweli pulling a no-show due to flight troubles. "Sorry minneapolis! Still stuck at ohare tried my best...catch you on the rebound," [sic] he Twittered. Around 500 students took to the streets and proceeded to light fires, jump on automobiles, and get stupid n shopping cart. I love college. [Pitchfork]

Heaven & Hell Introduces The Devil You Know
After finishing several world tours as Heaven & Hell last summer, Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and Vinny Appice are now apparently tighter than ever and are in the process of putting out a brand new record. The quartet began writing, first in England at Iommi's home studio and later in Los Angeles at Dio's studio. "The band had gotten too good to just walk away," Dio says. "We wanted to show people that we were still capable of giving them new music that measured up to what we'd done in the past." The Devil You Know, featuring 10 soon-to-be-classic tracks from the Dio-fronted version of Black Sabbath, arrives on April 28th from Rhino. [Star Pulse]

Leonard Nimoy Loves Transformers

It appears Leonard Nimoy is hard up for employment like everyone else in this time of economic peril. He has publicly implored Michael Bay to call him up about doing the voice work for The Fallen in Transformers 2, stating in an interview, “Call me, Michael! Call me!” Sure, it smacks of adolescent desperation – but then again, so do most of Michael Bay’s films. They were meant to be! And let’s not forget that he also did voice work in the 1986 animated movie. ‘Bout time he got to be the resonant might behind a God’s honest, in the flesh (metal) robot. So come on, Michael, call the man. He’s lived a lot longer and prospered a helluva lot more than you! [The Movie Blog]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Friday, April 24

Thursday, April 23

Wednesday, April 22

Tuesday, April 21

Monday, April 20

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