Mantenna - Tuesday, December 1

December 1, 2009

Rihanna finally finally speaks out on her naked photographs, the fourth Bourne film is in serious jeopardy, and charges in the Michael Jackson death may take months...the Mantenna is kid-tested and mother-approved!

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Rihanna Confirms Naked Photographs

Rihanna has admitted that purported nude photos circulating the web last year are indeed legit. The 21-year-old singer confirmed in a radio interview that she took the photos and was humiliated when they were made public. She told New York City’s Hot 97, “They were for my boyfriend at the time. If you don't send your boyfriend naked pictures, then I feel bad for him." Thatta girl! Rihanna also says she sent her mother flowers prior to breaking the news about the impending public release of the naughty pics. [People]

Sienna and Jude Reunite

Have Sienna Miller and Jude Law rekindled their on-again, off-again relationship? The two were spotted having an intimate Thanksgiving dinner in New York and were spied locking lips. According to an eyewitness at Emporio’s Restaurant the kiss was “long and affectionate” and the couple sat across from each other in the main part of the restaurant for all to see. Law and Miller ended their engagement in 2006 after Law was caught having an affair with his children’s nanny. The two went their separate ways, with Miller entering into an adulterous relationship with actor Balthazar Getty and Law knocking up a little known U.S. model. These two might just be perfect for one another. [NY Daily News]

There Was No Script for Iron Man, Man

Actor Jeff Bridges recently gave a very comprehensive interview in which he lays out his entire career, why he stuck with acting, and what he continues to love about it. At one point he discusses his work in Iron Man, and he informs us that the filmmakers of that movie didn’t exactly have their shit together. “They had no script, man!” Bridges said, continuing, “They had an outline. We would show up for big scenes every day and we wouldn’t know what we were going to say. We would have to go into our trailer and work on this scene and call up writers on the phone, ‘You got any ideas?’ Meanwhile the crew is tapping their foot on the stage waiting for us to come on.” Hard to believe such a blockbuster was made on the seat of Jeff Bridges’ pants. [In Contention]

Fourth Bourne Film is in Jeopardy

There have been all kinds of rumors about whether or not we’re going to get a fourth Bourne film, but now it’s run into some serious trouble: Paul Greengrass, the guy who directed the last two and has become the de facto father of the franchise, is officially off the project. There is yet another rumor that he and Universal came to loggerheads when the studio insisted he tone down the budget of the next film and not have free rein to shoot it however he wants to shoot it. However, Greengrass is now trying to do damage control, stating that, “My decision to not return a third time as director is simply about feeling the call for a different challenge. There's been no disagreement with Universal Pictures. The opportunity to work with the Bourne family again is a difficult thing to pass up, but we have discussed this together and they have been incredibly understanding and supportive.” If Universal is so supportive, how come he’s bailing ship? And does this mean that Matt Damon’s also going to ditch the franchise? [Cinematical]

Charges in Michael Jackson Death May Take Months


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Even though the death of Michael Jackson was ruled a homicide, a decision on possible criminal charges over the June death of Michael Jackson is "months rather than weeks away" the Los Angeles Times quoted law enforcement sources as saying. Authorities have consulted medical experts and say there is much evidence to review and no charges are expected to be filed before 2010. Police and prosecutors could not be reached for comment. [Rolling Stone]

Let the Parade of Tiger Woods Adultery Partners Begin

Less than 48 hours after Tiger Woods became the face of adultery (you're welcome, Kobe), various young women are coming forward with their "I slept with Tiger, too…Can I get paid now?" stories. The most recent one comes from a 24-year-old contestant from the classy VH1 reality series Tool Academy who claims she slept with the world's number one golfer in April of 2007. Well done, Tiger! [Us Magazine]

Microsoft Update Introduces "Black Screen of Death" to Windows Machines

If you'd been missing the Blue Screen of Death since upgrading to Windows 7, Microsoft hears you. Apparently, as an accidental part of the latest security updates, a bug has been introduced which can cause a "Black Screen of Death" for a significant portion of users. The error means that users of Windows 7 and earlier operating systems see a totally black screen after logging on to the system. Now that's the Microsoft we remember! [BBC]

Report Indicates that Sprint Gave Out Users' GPS Data 8 Million Times in One Year

Reports from an industry conference have revealed that Sprint Nextel provided law enforcement agencies with its customers' GPS location information over eight million times between September 2008 and October 2009. While a good chunk of that number is probably automated services, this is still very scary stuff. The report also details the laws around disclosure of wiretap and other interception data — one of which the Department of Justice has been violating since 2004 — and calls for more disclosure of the levels of all forms of surveillance. Good to know what that $80-a-month service contract is going toward. [Paranoia]

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