Mantenna - Monday, April 6

April 6, 2009

Celebs are caught on tape doing drugs, Fast and Furious races to the top of the box office, and the 99 sexiest ladies of the's the Mantenna!

Source: COED Magazine

The Top 10 Celebrities Caught Doing Drugs on Camera

Being rich and famous means you can pretty much do whatever you want. That includes getting high and wasted.  In the age of YouTube and easily accessible video cameras, many celebrities have been caught red-handed getting high, so Manofest has compiled a list of famous people caught on camera doing illegal substances. Naughty, naughty celebrities. [Manofest]

The 99 Sexiest Ladies of the '80s

The 1980s were a great period in history. It was the era of shoulder pads, the Rubik’s cube, parachute pants, big hair, and breakdancing. It was also an era full of super hot chicks. COED Magazine has put together the quintessential collection of the 99 sexiest ladies of the 1980s. This is one history lesson in hotness you won’t want to miss. [COED Magazine]

Fast and Furious is Officially the Most Successful Car Movie Ever

It may well be that in its fourth installment, Universal Pictures' Fast & Furious franchise has finally hit its top speed. According to preliminary estimates by Media by Numbers, the Vin Diesel/Paul Walker/Jordana Brewster/Michelle Rodriguez street racing vehicle cranked out a shocking $72.5 million dollar payday over the weekend. To put that in proper context, CNN reports that this figure is the best April film opening ever, blowing away Anger Management at $42.2M, and easily dusting the opening weekend of 2 Fast 2 Furious ($50.5M), previously the series' best outing. Perhaps most jarring is news that the $72.5M earnings would make it the best opening for a car-related movie ever. [CNN]

Todd Phillips Gets an Easy Pay Day

Months before The Hangover has even hit theaters, Warner Bros. has greenlit a sequel: the trailer says it all, apparently. One of the problems modern trailers have presented is that, sometimes, they do say it all. Audiences show up to theaters and are greeted by the same big effects sequences, the same hilarious punchlines, and the same dramatic upheavals they already saw fifty times on TV and the Internet. One way or another the studios seem to be putting more stock in audience reactions to marketing material than the actual release of the movies themselves. Like Terminator Salvation, The Hangover has joined the ranks of the premature greenlight. Let’s hope this thing is funny. []

KISS To Allow Fans to Determine North American Tour Stops


Source: David Livingston/Getty Images

KISS is letting their fans determine exactly where they will play for their upcoming tour of North America. Starting today, fans in the U.S. and Canada can vote to have their town get invaded by the KISS Army. KISS officially stated that "No matter where the fans say--from stadiums to cornfields--if there are enough votes, KISS will be there!” They were also smart enough to make sure that the “final site selection will weigh population size versus total votes" just to keep things fair. []

Playstation 3 Outsells Wii in Japan

Today is surely an epic day for gaming (at least in Japan) when the Playstation 3 has finally outsold the Nintendo Wii.  Some of the credit is being given to Resident Evil 5’s release, but whatever the cause, Sony has moved 146,948 consoles while Nintendo has only sold 99,335. [Gearlog]

Man Burned to Death in Bizarre Laptop Incident

A software engineer in India working for the Tata Consultancy Services was found burned to death in front of his charred laptop.  His roommate had gone to take a bath, heard a loud blast, and found his roommate “charred” and quite dead upon his return.  He then feinted.  The police have yet to ascertain an exactly cause of death, but we’re going out on a limb and saying “exploding laptop.” [Times of India]

If You Acted Like Your Computer Does at Work

CollegeHumor has a fake dialogue written between Jesse E. and his boss where Jesse plays the part of Computer Jesse.  The dialogue is funny, but also raises some very serious questions.  Why, if workers aren’t working, can we not enter hibernate mode?  Our boss, if they needed something, would just have to jiggle one of our peripherals to wake us up. [CollegeHumor]

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