Mantenna - Monday, March 15

March 15, 2010

Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes split, Corey Feldman will not be making it to Corey Haim's funeral, and Mike Tyson finally gets a bird-themed reality show...elementary, my dear Mantenna!

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Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes Split

After seven years together, actress Kate Winslet and her director husband Sam Mendes are calling it quits. The couple released a statement through their lawyers saying, “Kate and Sam are saddened to announce that they separated earlier this year,” their lawyers’ statement reads. “The split is entirely amicable and is by mutual agreement. Both parties are fully committed to the future joint parenting of their children.” This is Winslet’s second failed marriage. The Academy Award-winner was previously married to another director, Jim Threapleton, from 1998 through 2001. [EW]

Jessica Simpson Wants to Date a Plumber

Jessica Simpson continues to talk about John Mayer’s recent interview with Playboy magazine. The singer says that since the interview, where Mayer called her “sexual napalm,” she received a lot more attention from men. She told the women on The View, “My phone has been ringing. It's more embarrassing because I'll walk into a restaurant and I'll notice that more men are looking at me and I feel like they're undressing me.” Simpson also said she hasn’t talked to Mayer about the interview and would be interested in dating a plumber. Plumbers, you have been warned! [People]

Corey Feldman Will Not Attend Corey Haim's Funeral

Corey Feldman has revealed that he will not attend the funeral of his acting homie Corey Haim out of respect for his family. Haim's family has apparently expressed their wishes for a small, private service. Feldman recently stated: "I would love nothing more than to be by her (Haim’s mother) side at Corey's funeral, however, due to their strong religious beliefs and need for privacy, the family has decided to make Corey's funeral on Tuesday a small private affair.” I thought Goonies always stick together? Guess not. [AZ Central]

MTV Has Not Banned Lady Gaga's "Telephone" Video

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Fox News and CNN reported that the racy new Lady Gaga and Beyoncé “Telephone” music video was pulled on Saturday from MTV. Although MTV officials immediately denied the reports and even Tweeted: "The reports are false... the video's been airing." Was it really all that risqué in the first place? She only makes out with jailbird chicks while dancing half-naked. [MTV]

Mike Tyson Finally Gets a Bird-Themed Reality Show

In a story that we're assured is completely serious, former heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson has been given a reality show in which his stable of pigeons will challenge the most well-known "race birds" in the United States of America (yes, this is a real thing). Set to debut on Animal Planet, the heart-warming show will be an excellent chance for Tyson to show his lighter side and an opportunity to expose America to a shockingly popular "sport." [NY Post]

iPad Pre-Orders Exceeding Orginal iPhone Demand

Tech sales analyst Daniel Tello has applied his proven approach of extrapolating Apple web order numbers to come up with a 120,000 total for first day iPad sales that slowed to 152,000 after 72 hours (not including iPads reserved for pick-up). Tello told Fortune, "My best guess, although very tentative given the early stage and few data we have so far, would be that they hit the 1 million unit milestone by the second week after it ships." For those keeping track, it took the original iPhone 74 days to hit 1 million. Looks like Flash web content isn't that important to the Cupertino fanboys after all. [Brain Storm Tech]

FCC Wants 100Mbps Bandwidth in At Least 100 Million US Homes

The FCC has submitted its National Broadband Plan, and there are some fairly interesting highlights. The six goals set out for "the next decade" propose that every American have the affordable access to "robust broadband services," and, more specifically, at least 100 million U.S. homes with affordable access to at least 100MBps down/50Mbps up speeds. All communities should have at their disposal 1Gbps service, every first responder should have "access to a nationwide, wireless interoperable broadband public safety network," and here's an interesting one: every citizen should be able to use broadband to "track and manage real-time home energy consumption." Ultimately, if the majority of Americans don't have access to at least 100Mbps connections in "the next decade", well, it'll probably be time to move to South Korea, where they will surely have connections roughly 100 times faster than that at random coffee bars. [Phone Scoop]




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Friday, March 12

Thursday, March 11

Wednesday, March 10

Tuesday, March 9

Monday, March 8

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