Mantenna - Monday, January 25
Tila Tequila talks major trash on Heidi Montag, the new Gremlins movie could be in 3D, and Hope For Haiti raises over $57 million...the Mantenna is the greatest of all time, son!
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Tila Talks Heidi Montag
Get ready for a catfight between two of reality television's biggest names. Tila Tequlia's claws came out over the weekend when she slammed Heidi Montag's recent bout of plastic surgery in an interview with Radar Online. Tila told the mag, "Her whole relationship is fake, her whole show is fake, her whole marriage is fake, everything about her is fake. So now it just makes sense that her whole face is fake." Tila has a good point, but then she muddies the water by saying, "She's sending out a really, really, really, really, really, really, really bad message to other young girls out there who might look up to her." Hmmm, didn't you already do that? I think this is a case of the pot calling the kettle black. [Radar Online]
Andy Dick Arrested
Andy Dick has been arrested for, well, grabbing another man's penis (allegedly). The actor/comedian has been charged with two felony counts of sexual abuse in West Virginia. He is accused of grabbing a bouncer's man-package and groping and kissing a male patron earlier in the morning at a bar in Huntington. Dick was released on $60,000 bail. His lawyer, Jeff Rubenstein, released a statement saying, "Andy is stunned by these allegations and we are strongly denying any criminal conduct." Looks like Andy's up d*ck creek. [Huffington Post]
New Gremlins Could be in 3D
The new Gremlins movie that’s been going around the rumor mill could wind up going 3D. This doesn’t seem to be a trend that’s going away anytime soon, much like the Internets. Whether or not Joe Dante, who directed the original, is going to be part of the project has yet to be determined. One way or another, if you loved Gremlins the first time around, you should prepare to love them even more when they’re in 3D. [Market Saw]
If Overture Folds, Some of Their Movies Do, Too
Overture is the movie financing branch of Liberty Media, and it’s looking as if the company could soon go on a hiatus that could put movies it had in development on a 90-day hold. Some of these movies include Celeste and Jesse Forever, Jar City, and Speech and Debate. Not everyone can bust out with a Twilight, which is basically the movie version of King Midas. [Hollywodd Reporter]
Hope for Haiti Now Raised $57 Million
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Organizers for the star-studded Hope for Haiti Now telethon say that the event has raised over $57 million. "The public has set a new standard of giving for a relief telethon with 'Hope for Haiti Now,' and the donations continue to come in," said Entertainment Industry Foundation CEO Lisa Paulsen in a statement released Saturday. The two-hour event aired Friday night on most major networks and was also streamed live online. Great job, everyone! [ABC News]
Choose Which Cars Come in the Next Forza DLC Pack
The faithful readers of automotive blogsite Jalopnik have quite a task at hand. Turns out Jalopnik has teamed up with Forza Motorsport 3's creators, Turn 10, to find out exactly what cars the gearheads of the Internet want to see in the next DLC pack by a no-nonsense popular vote via Jalopnik's website. So, horsepower junkies of the tubes, let your voice be heard by letting your mouse do the talking. [Jalopnik]
Spam Problem Solved Once and For All?
A team of computer scientists from the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley, CA are claiming to have found an "effectively perfect" method for blocking spam. The new system works by exploiting a trick that spammers use to defeat email filters. As spam is churned out, subtle changes are typically incorporated into the messages to confound spam filters. Each message is generated from a template that specifies the message content and how it should be varied. The team reasoned that analyzing such messages could reveal the template that created them, and in turn, show them how to defeat them. We just hope this can help bring back the canned meat's good name after years of negative association with unsolicted emails. [New Scientist]
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