Mantenna - Friday, January 9

January 9, 2009

Kanye slams Vibe magazine, Danny Elfman signs up for Terminator Salvation, and Obama vows to hold on to his's the Mantenna!

Kanye West Slams Vibe For His Grey Beard

The February edition of Vibe magazine features an exclusive interview with Kanye West and has a cover picture of the rapper that appears to show Ye with some grey in his beard. Kanye vented on his Kanyeuniversecity blog yesterday saying he doesn’t have grey in his beard and that this is “some Benjamin Button’s sh*t.” Hasn't this guy heard of Just For Men? [Pitchfork]

Death Row Goes Back On The Auction Block
Notorious rap label Death Row is going back on the auction block after the investment group who took over music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight's company ran out of cash. The assets of the label, which was once the home of Dr. Dre, Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dogg, will be sold off again on January 15th. In February 2007, the Warner Music Group was named the stalking horse bidder, but pulled out. Damn, it doesn't feel good to be a gangsta. []

Sheboygan Girl, 17, Charged For Allegedly Having Sex With a 14-Year-Old-Boy

A Sheboygan girl, who is seventeen years of age, was charged yesterday with misdemeanor sexual assault for allegedly having sex with her 14-year-old boyfriend. Norma J. Guthrie admitted having sex with the young teen boy between 10 and 15 times, according to a complaint charging her with fourth-degree sexual assault. She faces a maximum of nine months in jail, if convicted. [Sheboygan Press]

Danny Elfman Does Music for Terminator Salvation

This news helps to push Terminator Salvation a little closer to being a potentially awesome blockbuster. It’s not enough, but it’s definitely something. That said, Elfman has become one of those film composers who is highly overrated. He works a lot, but doesn’t actually put together notable scores with very high frequency. Furthermore, Brad Fiedel is the man responsible for scoring the first two (and at this point, the only two quality) Terminator movies. Why not bring him back? What is he, chopped liver? Anyway, we’ll just have to wait and see how this all comes together. []

New Che: Part Two Poster

Steven Soderbergh’s epic Che movies (it’s broken up into two parts) have a new poster out for part two, and it is larger than life. As the film moves out to nine cities, the buzz is spreading and people are noticing. As of the 16th of this month the movies will be released in Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Boston and Washington D.C. []

Mercedez-Benz Slapped with $30 Million in Fines for Efficiency Violations

On Tuesday, federal documents released to the Associated Press revealed that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration raked in a more than $37 million from fines issued to automakers for CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) violations. Of that $37 million, a staggering $28.9 million was provided courtesy of Mercedes-Benz USA LLC, effectively equalling the second largest CAFE fine ever assessed a single automaker. The record for highest fine ever paid by an automaker belongs to Daimler-Chrysler AG, who was forced to fork over $30.3 million in 2007 for imported vehicles from the 2006 model year which, ironically enough, were Mercedes-badged. [Detroit Free Press]

Obama's Blackberry Not Going Down Without a Fight


In an interview with CNBC and the New York Times, President-Elect Obama noted: “I’m still clinging to my BlackBerry. They’re going to pry it out of my hands.” Obama added: "I don’t know that I’ll win, but I’m still fighting it.” Obama's in pretty good shape, and now that he's the most powerful man on the face of the Earth, I'm willing to put my money in his corner. But seriously, this "crackberry" thing has gone too far. [New York Times]

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Thursday, January 8

Wednesday, January 7

Tuesday, January 6

Monday, January 5

Friday, December 19

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