Mantenna – Simon Cowell Disses Lady Gaga

September 28, 2011
Simon Cowell disses Lady Gaga, movie studios finally realize everyone uses Netflix, and Andy Rooney gets ready to say goodbye to 60 Minutes…the Mantenna is the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be!

Simon Cowell Disses Lady Gaga

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In a recent interview with The Daily Mirror to promote his show X Factor, mouthy mastermind Simon Cowell took it upon himself to stir up some controversy by blasting some of the biggest pop acts on the planet. "If you only ever heard Lady Gaga, she's the most boring singer in the world," Cowell said bluntly to the publication. Even though the pop star has made appearances on both American Idol and the UK version of X Factor, Cowell still hit Gaga and a few other notable names a little below the belt. "You've got to see her [Gaga] -- you need TV. Same with Beyoncé. Or Katy Perry. We're all about image. You have to have that X factor," he went on. Even if this isn’t a total diss to Beyonce and Perry, it sounds as if Cowell is not the biggest fan of the ole’ Lady Gaga if you ask me. Getting ratings may also have just a little bit to do with it. [The Daily Mirror]

Studios Finally Realize Everyone Uses Netflix

Movie studios are finally giving up on selling you little shiny discs. They're realizing that most people want to be able to see movies wherever they go. So, the future of owning movies is basically going to be seeing them on some proprietary version of YouTube. Of course, this isn't going to stop them from trying to sell it to you for $30, or keeping their movies away from Netflix as long as possible. Errrr, yay? [LA Times]

Andy Rooney Won't Die On Air. We Just Lost Twenty Bucks

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Andy Rooney, after decades as television's premiere crotchety old guy, is finally stepping down from 60 Minutes. Rooney, who has been ranting on TV well before these Fox News and MSNBC upstarts came along, has been a working journalist since World War II and has been on 60 Minutes since its inception in 1978. Apparently this Sunday wraps up thirty plus years of complaining. Don't worry, he's only 93: we're sure he's got plenty of complaining left in him. [CBS]

Eazy-E's Son Trying to Play His Dad in N.W.A. Film

According to TMZ, Eazy-E's son, Eric Wright Jr., is saying that there's a "high probability" he'll be portraying his legendary gangsta rap dad in an upcoming biopic about the infamous ‘80s crew N.W.A.. "I'm the perfect man for the role," Wright Jr. told TMZ. With New Line Cinema green-lighting the project with the help of Ice Cube’s production company, Wright Jr. is ready to step into the shoes of one of rap’s biggest names who also just so happens to be his pops. "Who better to play him in the N.W.A. days?" ... Lil' Eazy said ... adding, "Like father, like son -- no makeup needed." The guy does have a point. Give the dude an audition already! [TMZ]