Mantenna – Lindsay Lohan Bumped Off New Mobster Film

April 20, 2011
Lindsay Lohan gets “bumped off” mobster film, and a new super condom gets set to hits stores…the Mantenna is gettin’ irie, mon!

Lindsay Lohan “Bumped Off” Mobster Film

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Lindsay Lohan just can’t land a job, even when it’s a supposed sure thing. The troubled actress has officially been “bumped off” the new film about the Gotti crime family. The actress turned up to last week’s press conference for the film and was all set to play Victoria Gotti. Now she’s back to being unemployed. Marc Fiore, the producer of the film told People magazine, “We are not talking any further about Lindsay playing Victoria. She is no longer being considered. The talks have stopped. We are going to meet with other people [for the role].” Fiore said the decision not to cast Lohan had nothing to do with her troubled past or legal woes. He told People, “She a wonderful person. Her legal case has nothing to do with it. We just couldn't reach terms.” Lindsay’s job search continues. [People]

New Super Condom Set to Hit Stores

A new condom, dubbed “Viagra for condoms,” is set to be approved by regulators in Europe and is expected hit store shelves by the end of the year. Researchers at biotech company Futura Medical have successfully “figured out how to implant an erection-boosting gel into condoms.” The condom has “been clinically proven to increase local blood flow within the penis which in turn leads to increased firmness, increased penile size and longer duration of an erection.” Known now as CSD500, the condom will be sold by British condom-maker Durex. The company is likely coin a sexier sounding name. [Gawker]

Documentary filmmaker Tim Hetherington Killed in Libya

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According to reports, documentary filmmaker Tim Hetherington (Restrepo) was killed earlier today during a mortar attack between rebels and government forces in Libya. He was 41. The Hetherington family released an official statement saying, "It is with great sadness we learned that our son and brother photographer and filmmaker Tim Hetherington was killed today in Misrata, Libya by a rocket-propelled grenade. Tim will be remembered for his amazing images and Academy Award nominated documentary Restrepo which he co-produced with his friend Sebastian Junger. Tim was in Libya to continue his ongoing multimedia project to highlight humanitarian issues during time of war and conflict. He will be forever missed." RIP Tim Hetherington [Reuters]

TV On The Radio's Gerard Smith Dies of Lung Cancer

According to an official statement by the band, TV on the Radio bassist Gerard Smith has passed away after a short battle with lung cancer. He was 34-years-old. The band stated: "We are very sad to announce the death of our beloved friend and bandmate, Gerard Smith, following a courageous fight against lung cancer." TV went on to confirm that “Gerard passed away the morning of April 20th, 2011” and that they “miss him terribly." The band has also announced the cancellation of all tour dates through April 26. RIP Gerard Smith [P-Fork]