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Mantenna - Friday, October 16

by spike.com   October 16, 2009 at 9:00PM  |  Views: 125

Sam Raimi talks Spider-Man 4, Bill Cosby has a hip-hop record in the works, and Lindsay Lohan gets hauled into court for ditching her alcohol treatment class...the Mantenna will live on forever!

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Lindsay Hauled in Court For Ditching Alcohol Ed Class

Lindsay Lohan is in trouble for skipping out on her court appointed alcohol treatment class. The 23-year-old actress was forced to undertake the classes as part of her DUI conviction in connection with a 2007 driving incident. Lohan recently took a leave of absence from the program, but failed to return. Her lawyers appeared in court today and argued that Lohan should be given an extension to complete the course. The judge later decided to grant Lohan an extension. Lilo has 6 weeks left of the course to complete. [TMZ]

Jenna Fischer Shows of her Bangin' Bikini Body

Jenna Fischer shows off her hot body by wearing a tiny pink bikini on the cover of November’s issue of Shape magazine. The Office star reveals to the magazine that despite looking damn sexy, she still suffers from bodily imperfections. She tells the magazine, “If I could tell women one thing, it would be that everyone worries about their bodies and what they look like in their clothes. I've heard gorgeous actresses say, 'My ears are too pointy' or 'My feet are horrible.'" Jenna’s medicine is to laugh at one’s imperfections. [ET Online]

Sam Raimi Talks Spider-Man 4

It appears that director Sam Raimi, the man behind the Spider-Man franchise, has learned some humility from the catastrophe of Spider-Man 3. He’s gone on record as saying, “That would be my approach to Spider-Man 4: to get back to the basics.” He’s also said, about the next Spider-Man film, “I think I’ve learned about the importance of getting to the point and the importance of having limitations, and I’m hoping to take that into a production where I’m actually allowed to explore with more of the tools to pull it off with a little more splendour.” Does this mean Spider-Man 4 will be awesome? Hard to say. But it’s nice to see a director actually fess up to having limitations and making mistakes. Refreshing, even.

Will Ferrell Must Go

Will Ferrell is set to star in an indie comedy titled Everything Must Go as a guy who loses his job, relapses into alcoholism and decides to sell everything in a yard sale to raise beer money. If ever there was a Will Ferrell vehicle, this is it, and it has all the trappings of awesome. Sure, he’s not exactly taking on a risky part here, but sometimes it’s just nice to see an actor do what he does best. It’s based on a Raymond Carver story called Why Don’t You Dance and will be directed by a commercials director, Dan Rush. It’s hard to hate a man who knows how to make us laugh, and Will Ferrell knows how to do that in spades. [/Film]

Bill Cosby to Release a Hip-Hop Record?


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Even though this seems pretty unreal, Bill Cosby is releasing a hip-hop album. The upcoming LP includes collaborations with Eric Clapton, LL Cool J and Alicia Keys. Bill Cosby Presents the Cosnarati: State of Emergency will be released on November 24. "I don't like referring to the music as clean," Cosby told Boombox recently. "What I like is what you're not going to do. You're not going to curse. You're not going to put women down. You're not going to put the glory of the gun somewhere. And you're not going to put a whole lot of violence up front like that's the thing that will cleanse you and make you feel better." [Hip Hop Wired]

Tyson Fights Off Holyfield One Last Time

Mike Tyson continued his four decade long assault on basic decency today on the Oprah Winfrey Show this week, when he decided to offer a variety of excuses and explanations instead of apologizing to Evander Holyfield for biting his ear (twice) during their championship bout over a decade ago. Watch the videos of Tyson doing his best to deflect blame doge tough questions. Very solid boxing technique.[Oprah]

Florida State Proves it's Not Just Nerds That Suck at Sports

Amidst one of their worst seasons in recent memory, the Florida State football team was rocked (well, mildly surprised) by recent allegations that numerous members of their football team are reading at, or below, a second grade level. As part of an investigation by the NCAA, the university issued a report in which one of the team's tutors claimed that several of her students struggled with basic English and were still years away from being able to self-sufficiently cheat on exams like other University's student-athletes. [Yahoo]

Texas Teen Arrested Under New Online Harassment Law

Police have arrested a 16-year-old girl on charges of harassment under a new Texas law that took effect September 1, 2009. which says a person commits a third degree felony if the person posts one or more messages on a social networking site with the intent to harm, defraud, intimidate or threaten another person. Police say the harassment went on for a few months and involved a dispute over a boy. "Some people expect legal challenges to the constitutionality of the new Internet law." Ya don't say! [KHOU]

Microsoft Claims All Sidekick Users' Data Recovered

As reported earlier this week, the T-Mobile and MS had to admit that some users' data had been permanently lost due to a problem with a server run by Microsoft-owned company Danger. The handset works by storing data such as contacts and appointments on a remote computer rather than on the phone itself. BBC news reports today that Microsoft has in fact recovered all data, but a minority are still affected (out of 1 million subscribers). Amidst this, Microsoft appears not to have suffered any financial damage. However, it seems certain that its relationship with T-Mobile will have taken a major knock. The software giant is also the target of some very bad publicity as critics question how on earth it failed to put in place adequate back-ups of the data. [BBC]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Thursday, October 15

Wednesday, October 14

Tuesday, October 13

Monday, October 12

Friday, October 9

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