Mantenna - Tuesday, September 29

September 28, 2009

Lindsay Lohan brings her "services" to Singapore, the new Predators script is awesome, and DJ AM's death is ruled an accidental drug overdose...the Mantenna has spoken!

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Lindsay Lohan’s Services Needed in Singapore

And by services we mean, her pocket change – assuming she has enough change left to catch a flight back to the states. Just what exactly is Lohan doing in Singapore? Apparently pandering to street performers and showing off a really bad bleach job. She’s starting to look like a washed up Vegas hooker in her mid-twenties, which doesn’t give her a whole lot of career mobility by the time she gets to her mid-thirties. Nonetheless it’s good she’s getting some cultural exposure. Maybe she’ll learn that being talentless in other countries isn’t as profitable as it is in this one. You go girl! [WWTDD]

Predators Script Is Awesome

The folks over at Latino Review were able to get their hands on the new script written by Robert Rodriguez for the new Predators movie, and they have given it their stamp of approval. Apparently the movie is going to take place on an alien planet selected by the predators specifically to hunt the prey they’ve captured and dropped off. A multicultural pack of humans, all expert in killing people, has been selected and have to fight for their survival. And, even better, it’s possible we’re going to see Governor Arnold in a cameo at some point. This might just undo all the heinousness brought into the world by the Alien vs. Predator movies. [Latino Review]

James Cameron’s Next Projects All Lined Up

Jon Landau, the producer who worked with director James Cameron on Titanic and Avatar, has started to pipe up about Cameron’s next projects now that we’re getting close to the release of Avatar. It sounds like there are three movies the duo wants to get busy working on: a sequel to Avatar that takes place beneath the surface of Pandora, the planet the first movie takes place on; Battle Angel Alita, which would be based on the manga; and The Dive, a movie that could possibly be Abyss-like in its execution. Who knows if a sequel to Avatar will really happen, we have yet to see how the public responds to the first film. If it tanks at the box office then Cameron may be headed to a large tank of water to shoot The Dive. [/Film]

DJ AM's Death Ruled an Accidental Drug Overdose


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It has been confirmed that DJ AM died accidentally from a lethal cocktail of prescription drugs and cocaine. The toxicology report showed the 36-year-old had cocaine, OxyContin, Vicodin, Xanax, Klonopin, Benadryl, and levamisole in his system. The medical examiner's office said the cause of death was acute intoxication from the combined effects of the drugs. [Yahoo]

T.O. Decides Three Weeks is Long Enough To Wait Before Destroying His Newest Team

Following a disappointing loss to the New Orleans Saints in which he caught as many passes as the guys selling hot dogs in the stands (zero), Terrell Owens decided to take the day off and start complaining about how unfair the media is treating him instead of practicing or getting to know his quarterback. [ESPN]

New iMac, iMac Minis Coming Very Soon?

Rumors of updated iMacs have been flying fast and furious lately, and now it seems like they're getting a bit of credibility. AppleInsider says retailers, including Apple's own stores, have been told supplies of iMacs and Mac minis are "constrained" and that future orders will go unfulfilled. You heard that right: the Mac mini, the red-headed stepchild of the Mac line, is now also officially on Refresh Watch. Combined with the rumors of revised and potentially cheaper plastic MacBooks and it looks like Apple's about to get aggressive with its low-end pricing, but then again, that wouldn't be very Apple-like, now would it? [Apple Insider]

Judge Orders User's Email Account Shut Down Because of Bank's Mistake

A Rocky Mountain Bank employee sent a confidential document containing the names, addresses, tax identification numbers, and loan information of 1,325 people and businesses. Instead of sending it to the right person, the employee used another email address by mistake, only to realize it later. They tried to contact the person at the wrong address, but that person didn't reply. As a result, they decided to sue Google, asking them to release the identity of the person who owned the Gmail account. At the same time, they filed a motion asking the court to keep the lawsuit secret. Fortunately, Judge Ronald M. Whyte—who at the time was acting on behalf of Judge Ware—denied the secrecy of the case. But then came the real Judge Ware, to screw up everything a little more: When Google said that the bank's issue wasn't their problem, and refused to provide the identity of the user, the judge ordered Google to shut down the Gmail account. That's justice, people! [Boing Boing]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Monday, September 28

Friday, September 25

Thursday, September 24

Wednesday, September 23

Tuesday, September 22

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