Mantenna - Tuesday, April 14

April 14, 2009

Lil' Kim has a wardrobe malfunction, Justin Timberlake is heading to Africa, and why Mel Gibson's wallet might soon be $500 million's the Mantenna!

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Lil’ Kim’s Wardrobe Malfunction

Lil’ Kim was dancing up a storm on last night’s episode of Dancing with the Stars. The pint-sized rapper scored the week’s highest score, performing a fast-paced jive with partner Derek Hough. Things could have turned out very differently, as Lil’ Kim’s breasts popped out at the end of her routine, after which host Tom Bergeron jumped in front of her as she made some adjustments. Lil’ Kim told KABC-TV after the show: "I don't know why this happens a lot of the time, but ... the girls were tryin' to come out." The close call was edited out when the show was rebroadcast on the west coast. [Huffington Post]

Terminator Salvation Not Saved From a PG-13 Rating

After much toil on director McG's part, he still wasn't able to save his upcoming Terminator Salvation from a PG-13 rating. He fought long and hard to get it an R rating, but movies like Watchmen have apparently convinced studios that being a few notches edgier, darker, and more violent (and/or sexual) just doesn't pay off. This will be the first Terminator film in the history of the franchise that hasn't been blessed with the R rating. All bitching and moaning aside, in all likelihood McG assumed Salvation was going to be PG-13 all along, and it's probable that he was prepared for this rating. In other words, his cut of the film shouldn't be drastically altered by this news. But if some of you were hoping for a little nudey action, you can forget about it. The only flesh you'll be seeing is synthetic Terminator flesh. []

Justin Timberlake and Lupe Fiasco to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

Justin Timberlake, Lupe Fiasco, and Kenna are teaming up to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in an effort to raise awareness for the worldwide water crisis. The mission will bring the three artists to the highest point in Africa. Justin Timberlake stated: "It's going to be intense, but it's going to be so rewarding. Plus, we're going to be ready for it." The three are set to embark on their journey later this fall. [MTV]

Gibson Divorce Could Set Record


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Mel Gibson’s impending divorce from wife Robyn could set a record as the most costly divorce settlement ever. The pair has been married for 28 years and reportedly do not have a prenuptial agreement. Under California law, Robyn is entitled to half of everything Mel earned since their marriage in 1980 up until the date of their legal separation. This could mean Robyn receives half of Mel’s estimated $1 billion fortune. This would dwarf the current record holder for a celebrity divorce. In 2006, Michael Jordan paid $168 million to then-wife Juanita as part of their divorce. [MSNBC]

Eminem Says "Hip-Hop Was Going Downhill"

In a recent rare interview with XXL magazine, Eminem has opened up about the diminishing state of hip-hop during his 3-year absence. “Without naming any names, it just felt like hip-hop was going downhill.” Eminem went on to say that the decline “seemed like kinda fast” because “it was like everybody just about the hook and the beat” and that “nobody really” concentrated on “substance.” You tell'em, Em. [MTV]

True Cost to Own – Wii vs. PS3 vs. Xbox

Gizmodo does a rundown of the true cost to own one of the three most popular gaming platforms in 2009.  Obviously the initial cost of the system is different, and that’s a huge barrier of entry for some people.  But after Giz explains the cost of games, controllers, charging stations, the addition of wifi, and all the other minutia you need to get going, things change.  You will almost certainly be surprised by the results. [Gizmodo]

The Webby Nominees Are In

The Webby Awards are kind of like the Emmys except that they’re (predictably) exclusively for online content.  There are over 100 categories for types of sites, and they range from the ridiculous to the somber to the informative to just about anything.  Spike Digital roped in two nominations, so head over to the site and vote up and our original series Food Dude. [Webby Awards]

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