Mantenna - Friday, November 13

November 12, 2009

Cindy Crawford gets blackmailed, Gucci Mane is sentenced to a year in jail, and LeBron James screws over Julius Erving...the Mantenna is wanted dead or alive!

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Cindy Crawford and Daughter Blackmailed

A German male model, who goes by the name Edis Kayalar, tried to extort $100,000 from model Cindy Crawford in exchange for a photograph of Cindy’s eight-year-old daughter Kaia “in revealing clothing, bound to a chair and gagged” that he had in his possession. The photo was apparently stolen from Crawford’s former nanny, who was dating Kayalar. The S&M-themed photograph was apparently taken during a game of Cops and Robbers. [Gawker]

Carrie Prejean Has More Sex Tapes

Former Miss USA California Carrie Prejean continues to bathe in scandal with the discovery of 30 more nude photos and seven more sex tapes. According to Radar Online, “there are SEVEN more “biggest mistakes” of her life – all of them solo performances, just like the one sex tape that the religious beauty queen has admitted to. And there are 30 photos of Carrie, most topless, some showing everything, and most taken by Carrie using her reflection in a mirror.” Wow, when all this hoopla settles down this girl might just have a career as a webcam girl. [Radar]

Red Gets a Cast

The cast for Red, the movie adaptation of the Wildstorm/DC Comics series, is looking pretty impressive. The story follows a retired black ops agent, to be played by Bruce Willis, who has to pass muster in a workplace filled with much younger assassins. Julian McMahon recently joined the cast to play the vice president who’s behind a conspiracy, and he joins company with some pretty impressive talent: Richard Dreyfuss, Ernest Borgnine (who’s still kicking at 92 years old), and Brian Cox are also likely to have parts in this. Red is shaping up to be a pretty kick-ass movie. [Heat Vision Blog]

Dave Matthews in 3D

The Michael Jackson This Is It film proved that movies about musicians can make a lot of moola, and in that vein we can soon expect to see a concert film – in 3D – featuring Dave Matthews. The movie is to be titled: Larger Than Life…in 3D Featuring the Dave Matthews Band, Ben Harper, and Relentless7 and Gogol Bordello. Not a title that trips off the tongue, but it still has some potential. The president of Network Live, John Rubey, says, “Our goal was to mimic a concert.” So if you can’t see him in person, see Matthews and co. at the movies. [First Showing]

Gucci Mane Sentenced To Year in Jail


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Gucci Mane was sentenced to 12 months in jail yesterday for probation violation from a 2005 assault of a nightclub promoter. Mr. Mane was sentenced to a year in jail last September for failing to fulfill his court-ordered 600 hours of community service. He was incarcerated until March. Looks like Gucci really missed his old home. [Billboard]

LeBron James Pays Tribute to Michael Jordan, Screws Over Julius Erving

In order to make sure that nobody takes Michael Jordan's legendary number 23, LeBron James plans to begin wearing the number six jersey, which should also force fans to completely forget about Dr. J (who made the number famous for years). Fans of James will have the opportunity to buy a Cavaliers jersey with his new number on it soon, and then again this summer when he changes teams during free agency. [ESPN ]

Google Chrome OS to Be Released Next Week?

According to several sources, Google’s Chrome OS project, first announced in July, will become available for download within a week's time. Previously, Google had set the release date had been set roughly at H2 of 2010, but apparently that timeline has been moved forward. TechCrunch has it from a "reliable source" that we'll see Chrome OS within a week, available as a download. The version of Chrome browser for Chrome OS that leaked for Linux machines a few weeks ago had a Start-style button, a clock embedded in the title bar, and a minimalist interface, and is probably a pretty good indicator as to where Google's going with this. [Tech Crunch]

GameStop to Sell Downloadable Content in Their Stores?

Next year, GameStops across the U.S. will begin testing a new service whereby gamers can buy DLC not online, but in a store, then take it home with them. Apparently, Gamestop board members didn't get the memo that the "D" in DLC stands for "download." Backed by both Microsoft and Sony (no word on Nintendo as of yet), this isn't some fancy scheme where you can buy DLC on a disc. You're buying it from GameStop, then when you get home, you still have to download it. Which basically makes no sense whatsoever. [Reuters]


Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Thursday, November 12

Wednesday, November 11

Tuesday, November 10

Monday, November 9

Friday, November 6

Thursday, November 5

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