Mantenna - Wednesday, March 3

March 3, 2010

Heidi Montag gets cut off from more plastic surgery, James Cameron is too insecure to handle Sacha Baron Cohen, and a warrant is issued for Warrant's lead singer...Ray, next time someone asks you if you’re the Mantenna, you say YES!

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Heidi Montag Cut Off From More Plastic Surgery

Heidi Montag’s plastic surgeon has told the reality television star she’s “done” with having more plastic surgery. Dr. Frank Ryan, a Beverly Hills-based plastic surgeon, recently performed 10 procedures on Heidi in one day. The procedures ranged from breast implants to a brow lift and fat injections into her cheeks. The doc recently said he won’t operate again on Heidi, saying “There’s really nothing to do! I told Heidi that, 'What are you going to do? You’re done!'” We suppose Heidi will just have to start searching for a new surgeon. [Us Magazine]

Pamela Anderson Too Sexy for Australia

A racy commercial starring a bikini-clad Pamela Anderson pouring cream on another scantily-clad co-worker has been banned from Aussie television. The spot for domain registry company Crazy Domains (apparently trying to be the Go Daddy of Australia) has been deemed “too raunchy” by the Australian Advertising Standards Bureau. Fiona Jolly, president of the bureau, said, "It’s meant to be a cheeky, over-the-top depiction, but in the bureau’s view it did cross the line.” The head of Crazy Domains blames the controversy on “feminist bloggers” and is fighting to have the ad aired. [MSN]

Doogie Houser Likes the Smurfs

Neil Patrick Harris has lined up his next gig: he’s going to play the lead live-action character in Smurfs: The Movie. Whether or not this is a step up or a step down from his cameos in the Harold & Kumar movies is up for debate. The movie is being directed by Raja Gosnell and will feature live action and animation. Here’s hoping this isn’t as huge a disaster as it sounds like it’s going to be, because tainting our childhood memories of the Smurfs would be unforgivable. [Deadline]

James Cameron Too Insecure to Handle Sacha Baron Cohen

In a not terribly surprising turn of events, Sacha Baron Cohen and Ben Stiller’s Oscar Avatar sketch has been nixed from the schedule. The sketch involved Cohen dressing as a blue, female Na’vi, while Stiller translated. At the end of the sketch it turns out Stiller has botched the translation and Cohen rips open his shirt to reveal that he’s carrying Cameron’s baby. Bill Mechanic, once the head of 20th Century Fox and a producer of the 2010 Oscars, stated, “Let’s just say that Cameron isn’t known to be, shall we say, ‘self-deprecating.’” The sketch was axed in fear of Cameron storming out of the Oscars on live television. How many billions of dollars does Cameron have to make before he’s less insecure than the deputy of the high school chess team? [NY Mag]

Warrant Issued for Warrant Frontman

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After failing to show up to two court appearances stemming from a 2009 DUI conviction, there has been a warrant issued for former Warrant lead singer Jani Lane. Ironic much? TMZ is reporting that Lane was scheduled to appear in court late February to show he's completed his alcohol classes and community service. Unfortunately, Lane never showed up. Lane also missed the rescheduled court date the very next day. This dude’s mind must still be stuck in the glam era. [TMZ]

John Daly Takes a Swing at Revenge

After a nosey reporter went through public records to put together a novel-sized list of his PGA indiscretions, John Daly retaliated by giving out the journalist's phone number via Twitter in order for his thousands of fans to express their displeasure. As of 2:00 p.m., the writer had received 12 phone calls, a handful of angry text messages and somebody that may or may not have been Phil Mickelson wondering if he was happy with his long distance provider. [Technorati]

Topeka Kansas Ditches Name in Attempt to Woo Google

Bill Bunten is the mayor Google, Kansas—formerly known as Topeka, Kansas. He signed a proclamation temporarily renaming the city in an effort to convince Google to make Topeka a test site for a gigabit fiber Internet connection. According to Bunten, he hopes that changing the city's name for the entire month of March "would set Topeka apart from other cities vying for Google's attention, which include Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana."  [CJ Online]

Netflix Wants to Know If You Like Watching Movies on Your iPhone

A recent Netflix survey asks: "How likely would you or someone in your household be to instantly watch movies & TV episodes on your iPhone via a Wi-Fi network?" The answer to this question is, of course, "EXTREMELY." Often these surveys are precursors of things to come, so don't be surprised if your instant watch queue comes to an iPhone near you in the near future. Though the need for WiFi makes it a little less interesting, as where there is WiFi, there are also typically PCs, which are usually a better platform for extended viewing sessions. Regardless - we'll take it Netflix, we'll take it. [Hacking Netflix]




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Tuesday, March 2

Monday, March 1

Friday, February 26

Thursday, February 25

Wednesday, February 24

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