Mantenna - Wednesday, September 8

September 8, 2010

Snooki gets bullied by a judge, James Franco loves himself, and Mike Tyson shares his biggest regret..the Mantenna is not a one-woman man!

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Snooki Gets Bullied By Judge

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi showed up to court today and pleaded guilty to one count of interfering with the quiet enjoyment of the beach (the charges of "disorderly conduct" and "criminal annoyance" were dropped). The court ordered Snooki to pay a $500 fine and perform community service. Snooki’s punishment was nothing compared to the scolding she received from the judge. Judge Damian G. Murray called Snooki “a Lindsay Lohan wannabe” and lectured her, saying, “Rude, profane, obnoxious and self-indulgent is not the way to live your life. If this was your idea of a good time, it appears your recent celebrity has affected your judgment.” Snooki apologized to the court, saying, “I would definitely like to apologize to the Seaside cops. This is not like me. I've never been in this situation before. I'd definitely like to apologize to anybody I hurt.” Snooki promises to behave herself as she never wants to go to court again. [Huffington Post]

James Franco Masturbates a Lot

James Franco is currently doing to the rounds promoting his new film 127 Hours, which tells the story of mountaineer Aron Falston who famously amputated his arm after getting stuck under a boulder. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, talk somehow turned to masturbation and Franco admitted he likes to do it. A lot. Like marathon masturbation sessions. Here’s the complete quote from the interview: “[laughs] OK. You asked the question. [pause] I spend a fair amount of time alone, especially when I travel maybe to something like this or for work or whatever, but I’m in hotels a lot for a lot of my life. And I don’t mind it because I have a lot of stuff to do on my own. I have a lot of reading to do for school or whatever. [pause, laughs] You asked! So, when I’m alone, I do masturbate a lot. I don’t know why. It’s like you have those days where it’s just like, I have a ton of writing to do, or a ton of reading to do, and you’re just like, OK, I’m going to be on the couch all day or in bed all day just doing that… I tend to have a four- or five-time day. [breaks out laughing] So, I probably would have if I was stuck under a rock.” Seriously, most men probably would. [Holywood Reporter]

Mike Tyson Regrets Not Smoking Weed with Tupac

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During a recent interview looking back on his friendship with Tupac Shakur, Mike Tyson actually revealed his one real regret about their relationship. "He always wanted me to smoke weed (marijuana) with him, and I never did it, and I wish I did," Tyson said in a recent interview. Tyson said he didn’t toke up the ganj because he was actually a closet smoker and didn't want it to get out to the world that he did in fact puff weed. Now that Tyson looks back on the failed opportunity, he stated: "That's my biggest regret." Pretty intense. Tupac was shot after a Tyson fight in Las Vegas on Sept. 7, 1996 and passed away six days later. [Billboard]

Jazz Saxophonist Noah Howard Dies

Noah Howard, the New Orleans-born Saxophonist, has died at the age of 67. According to reports, Howard died unexpectedly last week while vacationing in southern France. Howard was a driver of the early Free Jazz movement and quickly developed into one of the world's most celebrated alto saxophonists. A funeral service will be held in the Royal Chapel in Brussels on Friday. RIP. [ABC]

Google Gets Instant

Google unveiled new changes to its search engine interface today, the first such major changes in 12 years. Dubbed Google Instant, search results now appear instantly. There is now no need to hit the search button at all. The new platform starts returning search results as you type and offers a predicative list of possible items you may be searching. Google estimates that this will save users two to five seconds per search. The new search engine does not make looking for adult content any quicker. If you are searching in safe search mode Google Instant draws the line at "pornography, violence, and hate speech.” Which means you’ll just have to search for it the old-fashioned way. [Gizmodo]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Tuesday, September 7

Friday, September 3

Thursday, September 2

Wednesday, September 1

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