Mantenna - Friday, June 11

June 11, 2010

Megan Fox is sorry for all the lies she told, Suge Knight is now involved in the USC football scandal, and screw you, England! It's on...the Mantenna shoots and scores! Goaaaaaaaaaaaaal!!!!!!

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Megan Fox Sorry for the Lies

Megan Fox is sorry. She’s sorry that she has not let the public see the real her. In an interview with Zach Galifianakis for Interview magazine, the mega hottie says she sometimes lied to the press to throw them off and to stop the public seeing the real her. When Galifianakis asked her why she compared Transformers director Michael Bay to Hitler, Megan responded, “In the past, I've been reluctant to share any bits of truth about myself or to really let people in on my reality. So I have said some things to throw people off the scent of what's really going on in my life. So I have sort of aided the media in printing these misconceptions, which I regret.” Fox has been replaced by Victoria’s Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Transformers 3. [NY Daily News]

Suge Knight Now Involved in USC Football Scandal (Seriously)

An interesting story is breaking about how Reggie Bush - whose 2004 improper benefits recently sunk the USC Football program - got caught up with Suge Knight while (sort of) attending USC. According to credible sources, the man who Bush originally sued for extortion became so flustered with the accusations that he reached out to Knight in order to "persuade" Bush to drop the lawsuit. It's unclear how exactly the story ended, but various reports indicate a possible "meeting" between the two. Both are still alive, so presumably, there were various witnesses nearby. [Sports By Brooks]

Dr. Dre Loses Claims Against Death Row

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If you don’t know, Dr. Dre has been feuding with Death Row Records since it was bought out of bankruptcy last year and they've now put out a new version of The Chronic, as well as a greatest hits collection, without his permission. On Monday, a California district court tossed Dre’s claims that Death Row's release of The Chronic Re-Lit violated his rights of trademark and publicity. However, the judge allowed another claim to be heard. Dr. Dre argued that Death Row suggested he endorsed the new albums, particularly in the way it placed his name and likeness on the cover. Unfortunately for Dre, the alterations to the record were "minor and inconsequential." [Yahoo!]

Screw You, England. It's On!

The United States soccer team is getting ready to take on their English counterparts tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. EST (3:00 p.m. in Newfoundland). The game will mark the first meeting the two teams have had in World Cup play since 1950 when America walked away with a victory. Smells like a two-game winning streak waiting to happen! [Yahoo]

Motorola Planning 2GHz Android Phone For Later This Year

On Wednesday, at the Executives Club of Chicago, Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha reportedly decided to chat about the relatively near future of the mobile landscape as he sees it — which, in part, includes the ultimate demise of mobile computers in favor of highly-capable smartphones. This being his vision, Jha discussed Motorola's plans for a smartphone with a 2GHz processor by the end of this year. While Jha did not want to divulge any further information, Conceivably Tech cites another anonymous Motorola executive who was a little more chatty, talking up a device intended to "incorporate everything that is technologically possible in a smartphone today." Ah, technology - making the iPhone 4 obsolete before you can even buy it. [Conceivably Tech]

Japan Successfully Deploys First Solar Sail In Space

This morning the Japanese space agency, JAXA, successfully unfurled a solar sail in space for the first time. Solar sails offer the best hope for deep space exploration because they eliminate the need to carry fuel. The Japanese spacecraft IKAROS created centripetal force by spinning, allowing it to launch the 0.0003-inch-thick sail. While deployment is a challenge in a zero-gravity environment, spacecraft — unlike airplanes — don't have to contend with drag, so each photon that hits the sail helps the spacecraft gather speed. [Inhabitat]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Thursday, June 10

Wednesday, June 9

Tuesday, June 8

Monday, June 7

Friday, June 4

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