Mantenna - Tuesday, November 10

November 10, 2009

Lindsay Lohan was apparently dating Heath Ledger when he died, rapper Lil' Boosie has been sentenced to four years in prison, and Shaquille O'Neal gets ready to lose half his money...anything you can do the Mantenna can do better!

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Lindsay Lohan Was Dating Heath Ledger When He Died

Lindsay Lohan’s mother has revealed that the troubled actress was in a relationship with the Australian actor at the time of his death. In recently released audio recording, recorded by Lindsay’s father Michael, Dina is heard saying, “And she was dating Heath when he died. I don't know if you know that, but I know 'cause I would drop her off and they were friends very, very close, ok?" Dina reportedly told Michael of the relationship because she’s afraid Lindsay might meet a similar fate. [Radar]

Carrie Prejean Talks Sex Tape

Former Miss California has confirmed the existence of a so-called sex tape in an interview with Meredith Vieira on The Today Show. However, the former beauty queen said it could hardly be called a sex tape as only she appears in the video. She says, “It was me by myself. There was no one else with me. I was not having sex.” She recorded the video when she was 17 years old and sent it to a then boyfriend. Prejean said making the tape was “the biggest mistake of her life” and that young people should learn that in today’s world “nothing is private.” [MSNBC]

Sgt. Rock Changes Centuries

Sgt. Rock, a DC Comics series that Joel Silver has been trying to get off the ground for almost two decades, looks like it’s finally got lift off. Francis Lawrence is going to direct from a script by Chad St. John at Warner Bros. The only difference from the original series is a few decades. The comic takes place during World War II, but the movie is going to take place at some point in the future. It seems studios are wary of seeming too patriotic or getting mired in wars that have actual history. Arnold Schwarzenegger had been cast as the lead at one point, though that’s probably out the window now. One way or another, a movie that’s been this long in the making has some pretty big expectations to keep. [Heat Vision Blog]

S*** His Dad Says

A very popular Twitter account, “s***mydadsays”, has only been up and running since August. As of now its creator, Justin Halpern, has published a mere 72 Tweets. But it’s all about quality, not quantity, as the senior editor at has won a book contract and a pilot for a television series to be aired on CBS under the executive producers from Will and Grace. Seldom has one man done so little (Halpern simply transcribes the various musings from his elderly father) to achieve so much. First guess as to who plays the father: Jerry Stiller. [/Film]

Rapper Lil' Boosie Sentenced to Four Years in Prison


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Baton Rouge rapper Lil' Boosie was sentenced to four years in prison yesterday for violating his probation. The rapper was placed under house arrest with an ankle monitor after being convicted of drug and gun charges in September, but the ankle monitor showed that on more than one occasion Torrence Hatch aka Lil' Boosie violated the terms of his release. Because of his violation, he was sentenced to ten years with all but the first four years suspended. He is expected to serve a maximum of two years now. [Reuters]

Shaquille O'Neal Gets Ready to Lose Half His Money

Cleveland Cavaliers Center Shaquille O'Neal and his wife have filed for separation with the intent to divorce, letting the 37-year-old father become a bachelor just as his career begins winding down and his half of his assets move on over to the woman who kept him from "cleaning up" during the Lakers' championship days. O'Neal apparently has no pre-nup, but figures that the court has been kind to him in the basketball world, so - provided free throws aren't involved - he should be okay in the legal one. [Hoops World]

Google Rolling Out New Search Software

For the last couple of months, Google's been testing a new search architecture called Caffeine. Though it's a behind-the-scenes upgrade, but one that changes the results in virtually any search. Today, Lifehacker gets word that Caffeine is ready to go live in Google proper. So what does this mean, exactly? Well, it means that Google search is about to get more accurate, relevant and useful. Or that we're about to feel like Google search has gotten more accurate, relevant and useful, because we read an article about it somewhere. [Life Hacker]

Glenn Beck Loses Lawsuit over

Glenn Beck fought the law and the law won. Parody website attacked Beck using the same straw man arguments Beck himself is famous for: "We're not accusing Glenn Beck of raping and murdering a young girl in 1990 — in fact, we think he didn't! But we can't help but wonder ... Why won't he deny that he raped and killed a young girl in 1990?"' Beck didn't see the humor and tried to have the site shut down. He sued the creator on the grounds the site "violated his name as a trademark." But in a sudden outbreak of common sense, WIPO rejected Beck's complaint finding the site "can be said to be making a political statement," which is a "legitimate non-commercial use" of Beck's name. But after winning, the owner voluntarily handed Beck the domain anyway. Booo. [Gawker]

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Monday, November 9

Friday, November 6

Thursday, November 5

Wednesday, November 4

Monday, November 2

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