Mantenna - Wednesday, May 12

May 12, 2010

The Sarah Silverman Program gets canceled, AP voters are totally cool with performance enhancing drugs, and Jessica Simpson lands a role on Entourage ...Go ahead, make my Mantenna!

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The Sarah Silverman Program Gets Canceled

Comedy Central’s The Sarah Silverman Program has been canceled after just three seasons. The future of the series was in jeopardy recently when the network moved the series from 10:30 PM to midnight midway through the third season. We’ll miss you, Sarah! [Deadline]

Heidi and Spencer are Hoarders

The home life of reality TV star Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt is not all it’s cracked up to be. While on television the couple is portrayed as living a life of luxury, in reality it's anything but. A recent houseguest leaked photos of the couple’s home to a tabloid magazine which shows the house is a complete mess. According to Life and Style magazine, “the kitchen and living room are filled with Spencer's crystals, stacks of his screenplays and junk everywhere. Their four dogs aren't housebroken. They go to the bathroom all over the house. Heidi is sometimes near tears at the dogs' mess, but Spencer just orders her to pick it up." Sounds horrible. Can’t these two afford a house cleaner? [The Superfical]

Jessica Simpson Lands Entourage Role

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Jessica Simpson just wrapped filming a guest spot on Entourage. The singer and reality television star plays herself and reportedly gets "caught between Ari [Jeremy Piven] and another agent trying to steal her." The shoot apparently went very well. Ms. Simpson tweeted, "I have the utmost respect for the entire cast and crew of Entourage! Thank you for making the past two days memorable :)" We can hardly wait.  Reruns of Entourage air Fridays 10P/9C on Spike. [US Magazine]

Nevermind, AP Voters are Totally Cool With Performance Enhancing Drugs

Earlier this week when Brian Cushing tested positive for a banned substance, the Associated Press decided to hold a revote for his Defensive Rookie of the Year award. Today, after the ballots were once again cast, Cushing once again came out on top and will walk away with the honor for the second time this year. But seriously kids, doing drugs will never get you anywhere and everybody frowns upon people who use them. [ESPN]

Halo 2 Online Preservation Effort Ends

A couple weeks ago, we discussed news that some dedicated Halo 2 fans were keeping the game's multiplayer alive after support for online play was dropped. Now, a few days shy of a month after support ended, the last users have been knocked off the server. Good night, sweet prince. In all honesty, your younger brother is better in nearly every conceivable way anyhow. [Multiplayer Blog]

Chinese iPhone Manufacturing Plant Sees Eight Suicides

Foxconn is the world's largest contract maker of electronics. 300,000 people are employed at their mammoth Shenzhen factory complex. They're responsible for the manufacture of many high-profile devices like the Mac mini, the iPod, the iPad, and the iPhone for Apple and Intel-branded motherboards for Intel Corp. Many have raised concerns about how the company treats its workers, especially after a suicide last July when 25-year-old Sun Danyong jumped from his high-rise apartment after being interrogated over a missing iPhone prototype. That concern is sure to rise as after a female employee became the company's eighth Chinese worker to commit suicide - this year - by jumping off a building. [The Register]

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Tuesday, May 11

Monday, May 10

Friday, May 7

Thursday, May 6

Wednesday, May 5

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