Mantenna – Scarface is Getting a Reboot

September 22, 2011
Scarface is getting a reboot, Einstein’s theory of relativity gets challenged, and Facebook introduces “timeline”…say hello to my lil Mantenna!

Scarface is Getting a Reboot

Source: Universal Pictures

According to reports, Universal Pictures is developing a new version of Scarface. Yes, that Scarface. Based on the 1932 original and the even more iconic 1983 cult classic starring Al Pacino, this new feature will use common themes of the first two films so it will not be a remake or a sequel. Being billed as a reimagining of the series, the upcoming reboot will feature an immigrant outsider that epically makes his way into the highest levels of the criminal world to obtain his perception of the American dream. Kinda sounds like a remake. [Deadline]

Facebook Introduces “Timeline”

If you haven’t noticed already, Facebook has undergone some changes in the past few days. The changes have been widely criticized (just look at comments in your news feed), but this hasn’t stopped the world’s largest social network from further tweaking the website look and functionality. The company announced a bunch of changes at its annual F8 developer conference in San Francisco today. The biggest was the introduction of “Timeline.” This feature will chronologically order all your media on the site. Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the new feature will show “the story of your life on a single page.” He added, “For every major evolution of the product that we’ve ever done, the profile is at the centre. We wanted to design a place that feels like your home.” Timeline will also allow users to share all types of content in real time. The company also announced it is focusing on music and what people watch and have inked deals with Spotify, Hulu, and Netflix that will allow greater integration of their content into your Facebook experience. Facebook hopes the changes will mean its 800 million users will spend even more time on the social networking site. [USA Today]

Einstein Theory Challenged

Photo: Kenneth Garrett/National Geographic/Getty Images

Einstein’s famed theory of relativity, the one that says nothing can go faster than the speed of light, might actually be incorrect. The science community was rocked today by the announcement that scientists from the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, have recorded sub-atomic particles travelling faster than light. The “oddball” type of subatomic particle called a neutrino was clocked going faster than 186,282 miles per second. The research conducted over three years showed that neutrinos pumped from CERN near Geneva to Gran Sasso in Italy had arrived 60 nanoseconds quicker than light would have. Antonio Ereditato, a spokesperson from CERN, released a statement saying, “We have high confidence in our results. We have checked and rechecked for anything that could have distorted our measurements but we found nothing. We now want colleagues to check them independently.” If the research is confirmed it would mean E doesn’t equal MC2. [Reuters]

Tony Bennett Becomes Oldest Living Musician on Billboard’s Hot 100

With his recent Amy Winehouse Duets II single "Body and Soul" finding itself at the number 87 spot on the charts, at the ripe old age of 85 singer Tony Bennett has now become the oldest living artist to ever hit the Billboard Hot 100. According to Billboard, with this historic placing, Tony Bennett now passes the one and only 84-year-old (at the time) George Burns who found his 1980 track "I Wish I Was Eighteen Again" on the Billboard 100. Congrats, Tony! [Billboard]