Mantenna - Wednesday, June 30

June 30, 2010

Christina Hendricks talks about her body, Lil Wayne gets sentenced in Arizona while serving time in New York, and where will LeBron James be living tomorrow?...and that's the bottom line, 'cause the Mantenna said so!

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Christina Hendricks Wants Jessica Alba's Body

Christina Hendricks, the wonderfully voluptuous star of Mad Men, has done the unthinkable and said she wishes she had the body of Jessica Alba. In an interview with Health magazine, Hendricks talks about her body and how her figure is highly desirable. She questions the interviewer, saying, “Really? They don't say Jessica Alba? 'Cause that's what I say!” She then laughs, hopefully meaning her answer was of the joking kind. She continues, “It's such a compliment, because of all those times I had agents who were like, 'You have to lose some weight,' and all of a sudden, people are celebrating it. It's like: 'Oh, thank you! Thank you for letting me be me.'” Christina says she has her mother to thank for giving her a positive attitude towards her body. [Living Health]

Diesel Ads Banned

The United Kingdom has banned a series of racy Diesel billboard ads that can be seen on the streets of major U.S. cities. The country’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned the company’s “Be Stupid” campaign. The campaign shows a series of young adults doing questionable activities, like flashing their breasts at security cameras or taking photos of their genitals. The ads contain the tagline, “Smart May Have The Brains, But Stupid Has The Balls. Be Stupid, Diesel.” The ASA deemed the advertisements too racy and likely to influence younger, impressionable consumers to undertake such activities. They released a statement saying, “We considered that the image portrayed socially challenging actions that might be attractive to younger consumers who would be interested in the youthful and edgy fashion range and might encourage behavior that was anti-social or irresponsible.” The ads are not out of favor with everyone, though. They were recently awarded the Grand Prix Lion at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. [Daily Mail]

Lil Wayne Sentenced in Arizona

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Lil Wayne, who’s already serving a year in a New York jail at this very moment, was sentenced today to three years probation in Arizona on a drug possession charge. Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. was spared time in an Arizona jail under a plea deal stemming from his January 2008 arrest at a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint in the state. Under the deal, Weezy pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a dangerous drug while three other drug and weapons charges were dismissed. [TMZ]

Where will LeBron James be Living Tomorrow?

NBA free agency kicks off in less than 12 hours or so (depending on which side of the country you live on) and the game's most marketable player is ready to choose his newest kingdom. Will it be New York, New Jersey, Miami, or Chicago? With the exception of Cleveland and Toronto, almost everyone has a shot at landing the king (in theory). Tune into ESPN for their 18 hours of consecutive LeBron-itute coverage tonight and get insight from people who occasionally predict correct outcomes of these sorts of things. [ESPN]

Vince Young Avoids Suspension for Nightclub Fight, Celebrates Decision by attending Nightclub

Two weeks ago, Vince Young nearly faced an NFL suspension for punching a man in the back room at a high class strip club. Last night, he celebrated the lack of punishment by attending the nightclub and not punching someone in the face. Talk about a positive step in the right direction. Maybe next week he can just hang around outside a bar and then go home to get a good night's rest. [TMZ]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Tuesday, June 29

Monday, June 28

Friday, June 25

Thursday, June 24

Wednesday, June 23

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