Mantenna - Thursday, January 28

January 28, 2010

Tila Tequila is preggers, iTunes sales for Hope for Haiti hit $3 million, and Fujitsu reminds Apple that they already made an iPad...don't hate the Mantenna, hate the game!

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Tila Tequila is Preggers

A few weeks ago, Tila Tequila announced that she was knocked up with her brother and his wife's fetus. A quick second later, Tila took it all back and said she was "trying" to get pregnant but wasn't yet. Well, it looks like Tila has changed her mind again, because now she sounds pretty sure. Tila posted the following to her blog "OFFICALLY PREGNANT, 100% CONFIRMED!!!!!!!!!!!!!! & THIS BABY WAS NO "ACCIDENT" EITHER!!!!!!!!" Pro-tip: if you're a surrogate mother, it's kind of assumed it wasn't an "accident." [Buzz New]

Celebrities Have Serious Problems, Too

Three days after their dog went missing, Jesse James and Sandra Bullock have hired Find Toto, a celebrity dog investigative service, in an effort to recover their pooch. Sound familiar? This is the same crack team that Jessica Simpson used in order to get the dog that she may or may not have lost at the plastic surgeon's office last year. [E!]

Poltergeist's Zelda Rubinstein Passes on to the Other Side

Beloved by millions for her iconic role as a "psychic house cleaner" in Tobe Hooper's 1982 classic Poltergeist, character actress Zelda Rubinstein has passed away after a long struggle with ongoing health issues. Standing only 4'3" tall, the diminutive Rubinstein didn't let her lack of stature keep her from making a large impression on the silver screen. In addition to her film and TV exploits, Rubinstein's 1980s PSAs for AIDS awareness were among the first instances of celebrity involvement in the struggle against the deadly immune disease. We'll miss you, Zelda. [Cinematical]

iTunes Sales for Hope for Haiti Relief Hits $3 Million


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Apple Inc. confirmed today that iTunes sales worldwide of the Hope For Haiti Now performances have raised more than $3 million for the relief efforts. The Hope For Haiti Now charity album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 171,000 sold. The album featured performances from last week’s Hope For Haiti Now telethon and, of the 19 available songs, "Stranded" by Jay-Z, Bono, The Edge & Rihanna moved over 131,000 downloads alone. [Rolling Stone] Sports Editor David Breitman Refuses to Accept the Matt Leinart Era

"Lifelong" Arizona Cardinals fan and occasionally responsible journalist David Breitman is enjoying the final 24 hours of Kurt Warner leading his favorite team. With a pending announcement about his retirement, Warner will be leaving Matt Leinart and his four-year battle with mediocrity (during which he has thrown an estimated 214 interceptions and been sacked around 1,300 times) in charge of a team that used to sit below the Detroit Lions and asthma on the NFL power rankings. Since the news broke, Breitman has held up in the bathroom using wet naps to wash the "smell of stale onions and inevitable failure" off of his Andre Wadsworth jersey. (It's getting really awkward underneath the towel dispensers.) [Bleacher Report]

Fujitsu Reminds Apple They Already Made an iPad

Here come the lawsuits! Fujitsu and Apple are already involved in legal wrangling over the new tablet device, as Fujitsu has already been selling a Windows-based device using the same moniker. And Fujitsu, which has been selling the product since 2002, doesn't look like they're going to back down anytime soon. "It's our understanding that the name is ours," Fujitsu PR director Masahiro Yamane told The New York Times. This could get ugly. Probably for Fujitsu. [Engadget]

Fed's Net Neutrality Plan Would Kill BitTorrent

The FCC's formally issued draft net neutrality regulations have a huge copyright loophole in them that would theoretically permit Comcast to block BitTorrent just like it did in 2007 — simply by claiming that it was "reasonable network management" intended to "prevent the unlawful transfer of content." The new proposed net neutrality regulations would allow the same practices that net neutrality was first invoked to prevent, even if these ISP practices end up inflicting collateral damage on perfectly lawful content and activities. So much for "net neutrality." [EFF]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Wednesday, January 27

Tuesday, January 26

Monday, January 25

Friday, January 22

Thursday, January 21

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