Mantenna - Thursday, July 29

July 29, 2010

Zac Efron talks about his strip club visit, Obama doesn't get invited to Chelsea Clinton’s wedding, and Leonardo DiCaprio drops out of Mel Gibson's new film...the Mantenna is a rebel without a cause!

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Zac Efron Talks About Strip Club Visit

Zac Efron's recent visit to a strip club for a night out with the boys didn’t exactly live up to expectations. The star of the High School Musical films paid a visit to Flashdancers Gentlemen's Club in New York City over the weekend and stayed for four hours. Before he ventured in he made sure to call girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens to get permission. Once inside Zac was far from blown away by the experience. He told Jimmy Kimmel, “I had this image of what it would be like. I've heard a lot about these places, mostly from rap music. So I envisioned myself on a nice couch, stunna shades, with like T-Pain and Usher, you know, making it rain money. And it just wasn't like that." Efron and pals reportedly dropped $2,000 on dancers. [People]

Obama Not Invited to Chelsea Clinton’s Wedding

Chelsea Clinton is settling for just one president in attendance at her upcoming wedding. President Obama is apparently not invited. The Prez made an appearance on The View this morning where he confirmed he would not be attending the much talked about wedding. He told the ladies on the couch, “"I am not going. You don't want two presidents at a wedding." He added, "I was not invited because I think Hillary and Bill, properly, want to keep this as a thing for Chelsea and her soon-to-be husband." He also told Whoopi, Barbara, Joy, Sherri, and Elizabeth that they would likewise not be invited to either of his daughter’s future weddings. The former first daughter walks down the aisle this weekend and will marry longtime boyfriend Marc Mezinsky in Rhineback, New York. [CBS News]

Leonardo DiCaprio Drops Out of Mel Gibson Film

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Leonardo DiCaprio is apparently pulling out of director Mel Gibson's new feature film about Vikings. According to RadarOnline, Leo has left the project following reports of Gibson’s domestic abuse and child endangerment drama. A source close to DiCaprio stated that there’s "not a chance" that Leo will be collaborating with Gibson on the film. The insider also added: “Leo has earned the right to pick and choose who he works with and Mel Gibson is not one of them." [Radar]

Tim Tebow Has a Lot More Money to Not Spend on Drugs and Prostitutes

Just in case you needed one more reason to hate Tim Tebow (which you don't), the former Florida Gators star has just inked a five-year, $33-million deal with the Denver Broncos. The contract is the richest ever for somebody picked at his position, which most pundits contend he should not have been selected for in the first place.  Looks like being a decent human being with sound morals can occasionally pay off in professional sports. Who knew? [ESPN]

Miss Iowa Doesn't Take Crap From Anyone

When the Washington Nationals announced that pitching phenom Stephen Strasburg wasn't going to pitch, the man replacing him, Miguel Batista, had an interesting analogy. “Imagine, if you go there to see Miss Universe — and you end up having Miss Iowa,” he told the Washington Post. To wit, Miss Iowa, Katherine Connors, responded with "I know I can throw a pitch or two! The question is, can Miguel Batista walk the runway in a swimsuit?” Take that, guy who's probably going to have sex with Miss Iowa later today! [SPORTSbyBROOKS]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Wednesday, July 28

Tuesday, July 27

Monday, July 26

Friday, July 23

Thursday, July 22

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