Mantenna - Tuesday, July 6
Lindsay Lohan is headed to the slammer, the Dutch roll into the World Cup final, and fraudulent behavior is discovered at Apple's iTunes Store...it's the Mantenna and we're proud to serve!
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Lindsay Lohan May Need a New Legal Strategy
Remember how Lindsay Lohan avoided jail by agreeing to attend a few alcohol classes? Well, apparently she's missed pretty much all of them and is now going to spend 90 days behind bars. Thank God she has a strong support system and normal parents to help guide her through the process. Otherwise, things might turn ugly in the Lohan camp. [Yahoo! News]
Damn Those Dutch
Earlier today, the Netherlands defeated the small yet definitely evil nation of Uruguay in the World Cup semi-finals. The win gives the Dutch their first World Cup Finals appearance in 32 years and the chance to have the least racially diverse championship in soccer history if the Germans are able to defeat Spain tomorrow. [ESPN]
JaMarcus Russell's Finds Exciting New Career to Suck At
When the Oakland Raiders told JaMarcus Russell that his services would no longer be required, many pundits wondered how the 810-pound quarterback would fill his days. Lucily, Russell found his second calling while allegedly compiling massive amounts of codeine-laced cough syrup. The former number one overall pick was arrested for possession of a controlled substance over the long weekend and may turn off many CFL scouts with a potential prison sentence. Nobody is sure what Russell's plans for the "drugs" were, but most people are surprised that the shipment wasn't intercepted and ran back for a touchdown by the DEA. [ProFootballTalk.com]
Lots of People Have Horrible Taste in Movies
The third offering of the Twilight franchise came out this weekend, and blind stupidity once again reigned supreme. The film collected $165 million over the opening six days, making it one of the most successful movies of all time. It has already make $275 million worldwide and is expecting to clear the billion dollar mark by the end of the month. It's nice to see that things like "quality writing" and "competent acting" were simply a fad in American cinema. [EW.com]
Apple Removes Troublesome Apps from Store
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Citing concerns over "fraudulent" purchases, Apple has removed an "undisclosed number" of apps from iTunes. A programmer named Thuat Nguyen was reportedly responsible for the applications in question, which were mysteriously bought by customers who later claimed no knowledge of the purchases. While Nguyen has yet to comment on the controversy, some insiders are saying that the issue raises new concerns about the security of the wildly popular App Store. [WSJ]
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