Mantenna - Wednesday, March 17
Britney Spears is single again, Jay-Z and Jack White are working together, and Facebook is attracting more visitors than Google.com ...you're gonna need a bigger Mantenna!
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Britney is Single Again
Britney Spears and her talent manager boyfriend Jason Trawick have called it quits. The 28-year-old singer has been dating her manager for a little over a year. Trawick is given credit for Spears’ recent sane behavior. A source told E! News that “they were fighting a lot and have not been getting along” and decided to end the relationship. Trawick will continue to represent the singer. The couple was last seen together publicly at a McDonald’s drive-thru on Valentine’s Day. No wonder it didn’t last. [E! Online]
Corey Feldman Gets Inked in Memory of Corey Haim
As Corey Haim was laid to rest, his pal and frequent co-star Corey Feldman got inked in his memory. The surviving Corey visited T Man Tattoo in Studio City, California and had an old tattoo transformed into a hot air balloon and the number 222. Feldman says the number represents Haim, who also had the number tattooed on his body. Feldman said, “On the day of his funeral I felt like I should mark him on my body forever. Now we're matching.” That’s what friends are for! [People]
Jay-Z and Jack White Recorded a Song Together
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In an interview in the new issue of GQ, Jack White revealed the great news that Jay-Z and himself are collaborating. “I just did a record with Jay-Z,” said White. “We did a song together a few weeks ago. It was incredible. I played him something that I’ve been kicking around for a while and he immediately came out with words for it. It’s unbelievable-sounding.”
There is no question that this will be better than that Linkin Park trainwreck. [GQ]
Barack Obama Doesn't Bother Picking Upsets or Using Spell Check on his NCAA Bracket
As he does every year (or at least the last couple), United States President Barack Obama filled out an NCAA bracket to show everyone that he's just "one of the guys" - you know, with an Ivy League education and the world's largest army at his disposal. Luckily for the 44th President, ESPN doesn't deduct any points for spelling mistakes, because the leader of the free world struggled with the word "Syracuse" - calling the upstate New York number one seed "Sycasuse" on his bracket. Oh, and in case you're curious, Obama picked Kansas to win it all. [Buster Sports]
Facebook Attracting More Visitors Than Google.com
Internet research firm Hitwise just broke the news: last week, Facebook attracted 7.07 percent of the internet traffic in the U.S.A., compared to 7.03 percent for Google. This is the first time Google.com has been out of the top spot since it surpassed MySpace in 2007, and reflects a change in the way people use Internet. They tend to privilege social interaction sites above "passive" search engines. Just goes to show you should never underestimate the power of stalker ex-girlfriends on the Internet. [Hit Wise]
Xbox 360 Going on a Diet?
Rumors and reported pictures of a new motherboard and CPU/GPU for the Xbox 360 have hit the net today, and they seem to point toward a physically smaller version of the Xbox 360 in the works. This isn't simply a new board for the existing hardware, either; it's reportedly a total redesign of the console. Think the PS3 Slim, only...for an Xbox 360. With MS' motion-tracking Natal hardware coming later this year, are they planning on offering a slimmer (cheaper?) version of the 360 to go along with it? [Gamespot]
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