Mantenna - Monday, July 20

July 16, 2009

Lindsay Lohan looks kinda strange these days, Transformers harm children in more ways than one, and Amy Winehouse is sooooo screwed...Keep the dream alive with the Mantenna!

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Lindsay Lohan Looks Strange

Lindsay Lohan is reportedly broke, desperate, and unemployed. Nonetheless, the 23-year-old actress still seems able to rustle up some work in Europe. In Italy she is the face of cheap clothing label Fornarina and in their latest print campaign she looks amazing. The trouble is she doesn’t look like Lindsay Lohan. The photographs have been heavily Photoshopped, leaving LiLo looking like some strange, hotter version of herself. [Hollywood Tuna]

The Naughty Bush Twins

Jenna and Barbara Bush, the twin daughters of former president George W. Bush, reportedly gave the Secret Service a run for their money while their daddy was in office. According to the book In the President's Secret Service: Behind the Scenes With Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect, the girls would do everything in their power to escape from the Secret Service. The author of the book, Ronald Kessler, writes: “Jenna would purposely try to lose her protection by going through red lights or by jumping in her car without telling agents where she was going. As a result, in a total waste of manpower, the Secret Service kept her car under surveillance so agents could follow her.”  What a pair of party girls! [New York Post]

Russell Crowe Might Command Again

Russell Crowe recently expressed interest in doing a sequel to his film Master and Commander: Far Side of the World. The film would be a medley of different stories from Patrick O’Brian’s books, though it would be primarily based on The Reverse of the Medal. Crowe has many projects in the mix right now, so it’s hard to know what he’s going to choose, but there are many fans who rightly loved Far Side of the World and would be down for another film in this franchise. Crowe said “There’s a long way to go,” but here’s hoping he’ll be in a boat! [Cinematical]

Transformers Harm Misguided Chinese Kid

For five years, a 14-year-old boy from from Yibin in Sichuan drank gasoline -- two to three bottles a day -- in order to transform himself into a Transformer. Despite his diligent efforts, his parents finally figured out what he was up to and took him to the hospital, where he learned he would not be transforming into anything other than a mentally disabled boy. The lead content in the gasoline caused mental deficiencies and he can no longer do simple addition and subtraction, on top of which he now suffers from a gasoline dependency (whatever the hell that is). [/Film]

Amy Winehouse is Screwed


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Amy Winehouse's ex-husband wants a $9.8 million payoff. Blake Fielder-Civil insists he is entitled to the insane sum as he inspired much of Amy's 2006 album Back to Black. Amy, who married Blake in May 2007, wrote the LP after her first split from Blake, which was sparked by him cheating on her with his ex-girlfriend. A source said: "Amy did write Back to Black when Blake left her, but why on earth should he be getting a dime for making her feel so bad?” The source told Britain's News of the World newspaper: "Amy's distraught because she doesn't think Blake will go quietly. Blake's family don't want him to ask for money but he hasn't given up on a hefty payday.” [Contact Music]

Thriller Approaches Eagles' All-Time Sales Record

For nearly a decade, the Eagles' Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 has been certified by the RIAA as the all-time best-selling album in the United States. But Michael Jackson’s Thriller appears to be on course to match its success in the eyes of the industry trade group. In March, the Recording Industry Association of America certified Thriller as 28 times platinum, meaning that at least 28 million copies of the album have been shipped since its 1982 release. That's just behind the Eagles' compilation, which was released in 1976 and was certified 29 times platinum in 2006. [Billboard]

Need Some Weed? There's an App for That!

From the strange world of approved and rejected Apple App Store apps comes word today that Apple has approved a medicinal cannabis location app for the iPhone and iPod touch. Medicinal cannabis is used to alleviate pain, and it allows people who need some serious stress relief—say, from cancer. And feel great doing it! [Ajnaj]

Corporate Greed Sets Its Sights on Space

A company wants to "license a technology" to draw advertisements on the Moon's surface, which according to them could be watched from Earth. If nobody shuts them down, we'll be there at the launch...with our land-to-air rocket launcher ready. I thought this was a joke, but apparently these deranged people are serious enough about it. I'm telling you, a Nike swoosh on the Moon is going to be the last friggin' straw. [Moon Publicity]

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Friday, July 17

Thursday, July16

Wednesday, July 15

Tuesday, July 14

Monday, July 13

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