Mantenna - Thursday, May 27
Gary Coleman is in a critical condition, Lee DeWyze wins American Idol, and Zach Randolph is having a really bad day...what'chu talkin' about, Mantenna?!
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Gary Coleman is in Critical Condition
Gary Coleman’s string of heath problems continue after the former child actor was hospitalized in Utah after reportedly suffering a brain hemorrhage. He was rushed to hospital yesterday and is said to be in a “critical condition.” Coleman’s brother-in-law has told TMZ that “Coleman suffered a head injury after a fall.” Coleman, the pint-sized star of Diff’rent Strokes, has been in and out hospital of late. Earlier this year he suffered a string of seizures and was rushed to a hospital. Coleman also suffers from congenital kidney disease which requires frequent dialysis. Here’s hoping he makes a full recovery. [TMZ]
Don’t Touch Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber apparently has a potty mouth. The teen sensation is in the news again after an Australian television host David Kochie claimed the singer swore at the floor manager during his appearance on the Sunrise television program. Kochie said, “Our floor manager was directing him to where he was about to perform and he turned around to Nick and said ‘don’t ever f**king touch me again’ and Nick went ‘What?’ “And then his sound guy, his audio guy said ‘don’t take offense mate he tells us that all the time.’” Justin Bieber has squashed the allegation, tweeting, “Family time with my mom couldn’t come at a better time….I was raised to respect others and not gossip…nor answer gossip with anger. I know my friends family and fans know the person I am. Hearing adults spread lies and rumors is part of the job I guess.” You don’t want to mess with the Biebster when he’s angry. [AU]
Lee DeWyze Wins American Idol
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Last night on Fox, Lee DeWyze was named American Idol for the ninth season of the karaoke show. The simple rock voice of DeWyze, 24, a paint salesperson from Mount Prospect, Illinois, won out over Crystal Bowersox, a 24-year-old single mom from Elliston, Ohio. The ratings were also down 16 percent from last year. Nice. [CBS News]
Zach Randolph is Having a Really Bad Day
Six hours ago, Spike.com told the story of an NBA player that has been described as an "Drug Kingpin" by a police informant in Indianapolis. Now, reports out of Los Angeles claim that Zach Randolph (the alleged midwestern marijuana czar) is being investigated for his role in a California strip club beating. For a guy with a DUI, weapons charges, and series of "this guy will ruin your franchise" blog posts around the internet, he really is taking a pretty cavalier approach to his offseason training regimen. Hopefully he can avoid breaking the law for the remainder of the evening. [TMZ]
Warner Bros. Accused of Ripping Off Anti-Pirating Tech
German firm Medien Patent Verwaltung claims that in 2003, it revealed a new kind of anti-piracy technology to Warner Bros. that marks films with specific codes so pirated copies can be traced back to their theaters of origin. But like a great, hilariously ironic DRM Ouroborus, the company claims that Warner began using the system throughout Europe in 2004 but hasn't actually paid a dime for it. Apparently Warner Bros. hasn't heard the saying about people in glass houses. [Hollywood Reporter]
Project Natal Pricing and Release Date Revealed?
According to Edge-Online.com, a source says that we can expect Microsoft's Project Natal to cost around $149. 'The figure for the standalone unit is significantly higher than a previous sub-$75 estimate, but less than pricing recently suggested by European retailers. It’s also more expensive than Sony’s Natal rival, Move, which will be available later this year with a game for less than $100. [Edge Online]
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