Mantenna - Wednesday, December 17

December 17, 2008

Halle Berry takes her top off for a new film, Anthony Kiedis battles a serious medical condition, and German motoring enthusiasts find a way to get 35 MPG from a Porsche's the Mantenna!

Halle Berry Goes Topless, Again

Halle Berry is appearing topless again in a new film and photos of the scene have been leaked online. This isn’t the first time Halle has appeared topless in a film. She took her top off in Swordfish and Monsters Ball, but this is the fist time she's appeared topless since having a baby. The film, Frankie and Alice, will be released next year. [Egotastic]

Barbie Porn – Is It Porn?

The latest internet phenomenon is Barbie porn. Video clips of Barbie and Ken engaged in various sex acts are spreading across YouTube like wild fire. The concept is pretty simple and childish, but is it porn? The clips range from extremely amateur to more sophisticated stop-motion movies, with Ken and Barbie getting it on. The videos are obviously humorous, yet they are flagged as “inappropriate for minors.” Check out the videos for yourself and decide – porn or not? [Asylum]

Anthony Kiedis is Battling Kidney Disease
Red Hot Chili Peppers leading man Anthony Kiedis has reportedly been battling kidney disease. Anthony was a regular patient at a Los Angeles hospital over the summer and it was reported that he narrowly escaped kidney failure. The 46-year-old is thought to have responded well to treatment after visiting the Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on numerous occasions. It was said that "his health was pretty bleak,” but a source recently added that Kiedis is "getting better." [The Sun]

Lil Wayne Accused Of Copyright Infringement
Lawyers for Lil Wayne are seeking more time to turn over documents for a lawsuit that accuses the artist of copyright infringement. A federal lawsuit filed in May claims Wayne didn't have permission to sample Karma Ann Swanepoel's song "Once" in one for his own track, "I Feel Like Dying." The suit claims that Lil Wayne's record label, Cash Money Records, tried but failed to negotiate a license to use Swanepoel's song before millions of people downloaded it. [AP]

Priest Switches It Up

The movie adaptation of the Japanese manga Priest has a new director, Scott Charles Stewart, a man well versed in the art of special effects. Writing the screenplay is Cory Goodman, a relative newcomer. The story focuses on a priest who gives up the practice of preaching to slay vampires who have made off with his niece. The priest in question is as good at smiting the undead as he is at hearing confessions, so whatever movie is eventually made should be interesting. Let’s just hope the writer and director hew as close to the source material as they’re able because it doesn’t seem like this story needs a lot of extraneous elements. [Cinematical]

How To Get 35 MPG In A Porsche 911


The masochistic Germans have been at it again, driving a 345 HP 2009 Porsche 911 efficiently enough to return 35 MPG. Did they drive it slowly? No, not really. Over a 402-mile route that included country and city roads in addition to the Autobahn, they averaged 52 MPH, with a top speed of 81 MPH. The trick was to keep the 911’s engine at its most efficient point: between 1,800 and 2,000 RPM. The test was intended to promote supposedly fuel-saving new technologies like direct injection and the new dual-clutch transmission. But since the 911 already averages 24 MPG in the European combined cycle, what this really highlights is the effect driver behavior has on fuel economy. []

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Tuesday, December 16

Monday, December 15

Friday, December 12

Thursday, December 11

Wednesday, December 10

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