Mantenna - Tuesday, December 14

December 14, 2010

Leighton Meester poses in her Underwear, the Golden Globe nominees are announced, and more teens smoke pot than cigarettes...don't fake the funk on a nasty Mantenna!
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Leighton Meester Poses in her Underwear

Gossip Girl actress Leighton Meester is on the cover of the January issue of Allure magazine. Inside the magazine she removes her clothes for a series of racy pics. The 24-year-old actress tells the magazine that she has put her hard partying days behind her. In describing her former hard partying days, she actress says, “We had craaaazy parties, we had DJ's, bands, an ice luge, a fire twirler. One of my roommates burned off her bangs on the stove trying to light a cigarette.” Meester also opens up about her love life, saying, “It's wonderful to be in love. And it's definitely wonderful to cuddle and have sex and get to experience life with somebody. But it's OK if you don't find him and you're 24. You can find it someday.” Does that mean she’s found it? [Allure]

Oprah Nearly Killed Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman was injured during the filming of the Oprah Winfrey Show in Australia. The actor made a big entrance, zip-lining from the top of Sydney’s Opera House to Oprah’s set. The X-Men star failed to break in time and ended up crashing into a lighting rig. He suffered a black eye and received a gash under his eye. Production of the episode was halted while Jackman received medical attention. The Aussie later appeared on the show, telling Oprah, “That was so much fun, until the end. I came down waving to everyone, looking over Sydney Harbor, saw my dad, the kids and you [Winfrey], went to pull the brake and then boing.” He then proceeded to teach Oprah how to eat Vegemite. [LA Times]

Golden Globe Nominations Announced

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The nominees for 68th Annual Golden Globes were announced earlier today and you can probably guess most of the frontrunners for the top categories. The King's Speech took in 7 nominations while The Fighter and The Social Network each nabbed six nods. David Fincher and Darren Aronofsky both got a directorial nomination for their outstanding work this year. Johnny Depp surprisingly received two nominations for his wacky roles in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland and box-office stinker The Tourist. Hit the GG website to check out the entire list of nominees. [GG]

Eminem Set for First Movie Role in 8 Years

Eight years after doin’ bis thang in 8 Mile, Eminem is set to return to the big screen in Southpaw, a boxing movie about a welterweight fighter who must overcome tragedy while fighting for the title. Kurt Sutter, the creator/executive producer of Sons of Anarchy, has signed on to pen the screenplay. "He shared so much of his personal struggle in this raw and very honest album, one that I connected with on a lot of levels," says Sutter. "He is very interested in the boxing genre, and it seemed like an apt metaphor, because his own life has been a brawl. In a way, this is a continuation of the '8 Mile' story, but rather than a literal biography, we are doing a metaphorical narrative of the second chapter of his life." The film will be co-produced by Eminem's Shady Films managers Paul Rosenberg and Stuart Parr. Sounds like another typical boxing drama, but I’m sure Em will make it his own. [Huffington Post]

More Teens Smoke Pot than Cigarettes

More American teens have smoked pot in the last 30 days than puffed on a cigarette. New government data shows that marijuana us has increased significantly among eighth-, 10th- and 12th-graders. Now, according to the Monitoring the Future Survey, about one in 16 high school seniors use marijuana daily or near daily. R. Gil Kerlikowske, the White House drug czar, blames the rise in weed usage on the publicity surrounding medical marijuana. He said, “I don't have any hesitation telling you that I think the legitimizing of marijuana and calling it medicine is absolutely the wrong message to give to young people.” The survey also found that use of the party drug ecstasy is up. Oh, the youth of today. [USA Today]

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Monday, December 13

Friday, December 10

Thursday, December 9

Wednesday, December 8

Tuesday, December 7

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