Mantenna - Friday, May 21

May 21, 2010

Lindsay Lohan gets photographed with lines of mysterious white powder, Bono undergoes emergency back surgery, and Master P's son is a big failure on the basketball court...we were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the Mantenna began to take hold!

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Lindsay Photographed Partying with Lines of Mysterious White Powder

Lindsay may be facing arrest the minute she touches down in the United States, but that hasn’t stopped her partying it up at the Cannes Film Festival and possibly partaking in some illegal substances. A recent photo of Lohan snapped during Cannes shows the party-girl posing in front of a table with lines of a mysterious white powder. Lindsay holds what looks like a piece of rolled-up paper. Lindsay was asked by RadarOnline whether the substance was indeed cocaine, to which she replied “That’s a set up that's so untrue.” Luckily for Lohan the photograph can't be used against her when she faces court Monday. [RadarOnline]

Kevin Jonas and New Wife Sleep Separately

Kevin Jonas has only been married for five months and already he and his wife are acting like they’re an old married couple. The two sleep in separate beds. According to In Touch Weekly, “When it comes to their sleeping arrangements, the honeymoon is over. But it's not what you think -- the problem is that Kevin, 22, snores like a freight train! Kevin and Danielle had never spent a night together until their wedding night, so she had no clue that he snores so loudly," an insider explains. "She loves her husband, but now she sleeps in a guest room when he gets too noisy." See, abstinence isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. [In Touch]

Bono Undergoes Emergency Back Surgery

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Bono has undergone emergency surgery on his back in a Munich hospital after being injured while preparing for the next leg of the band's world tour. The U2 singer had been preparing for the North American leg of the 360 Degree world tour which is due to kick off in Salt Lake City on June 3rd. "Bono has today undergone emergency back surgery for an injury sustained during tour preparation training," his spokesperson said. "Bono will spend the next few days there, before returning home to recuperate. Once his condition has been assessed further, a statement will be made regarding the impact on forthcoming tour dates." [Spinner]

Lil Romeo a Big Failure on the Basketball Court

Percy Miller, also known as Lil Romeo to his dozens of aging fans, has given up on the sport of basketball after a two-year stint with the USC Trojans. His career highlights include 19 minutes of playing time, a few missed field goal attempts and almost scoring a basket on several different occasions. Miller's scholarship offer essentially served as a means of ensuring his best friend, DeMar DeRozan, would play in Southern California and is now regarded as one of the 312 sleaziest things USC has done since 2004. It's almost like a 160-pound child rapper with limited athleticism can't get a fair shake at the NBA these days! [Yahoo]

Ninth Suicide at iPhone Factory

A ninth employee has jumped to his death at Taiwanese iPhone and iPad manufacturer Foxconn, China's state media reports. This raises questions as to whether the shiny finish of the latest gadgets available from mega corporations are tarnished by such information, and whether possible mistreatment of workers deserves to be highlighted when considering such firms. Either that, or the new iPhone is going to be a major disappointment. [BBC]

IBM Gifts Computer Security Expo Attendees With Virus-Filled USB Sticks

You'd think IBM would've been extra careful when handing out complimentary USB sticks at a computer security expo in Australia. Instead, according to IBM, "some of these USB keys contained malware," with all sticks suspected to be affected. This, my friends, is a proper example of true irony. As IBM took to the stage, lecturing in the importance of protecting PCs against viruses, their worker bees were busy dishing out USB sticks laden with malware. [The Age]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Thursday, May 20

Wednesday, May 19

Tuesday, May 18

Monday, May 17

Friday, May 14

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