Mantenna – Lindsay Lohan Begins House Arrest

May 26, 2011
Lindsay Lohan is officially under house arrest, a judge gets fired from X-Factor and the severed head of the Patron Saint of Genital Diseases is up for sale… And this little Mantenna went "Wee wee wee" all the way home.

Lindsay Lohan Begins House Arrest

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Don’t expect to see Lindsay Lohan out and about on the town anytime soon as the troubled actress is officially under house arrest. The 24-year-old actress showed up to a Los Angeles jail early this morning to begin her four-month sentence for jewelry theft. The actress was “deemed eligible for home confinement, fitted with an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet, and released to her home within an hour.” Lohan is not expected to serve her entire sentence locked in her home. According to Steve Whitmore of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s department, “Ms. Lohan will be under the supervision of the sheriff's department and her release date is expected to be around June 29. She will serve about 35 days on home detention.” Not bad for a four-month sentence. Lohan was also sentenced to 480 hours of community service which she has begun to work off at a woman’s jail. [Reuters]

Patron Saint of Genital Diseases’ Severed Head up for Auction

Looking for an unusual gift? This coming Sunday, an Irish auction house will be putting up for bid what is claimed to be the remains of the head of St. Vitalis, the patron saint of genital diseases. Vitalis, originally from Umbria, Italy, lived in the 14th century and was known for supposedly performing miracles upon those afflicted with bladder and genital conditions. The head somehow later came into the possession of an Anglo-Irish family from County Louth, whose descendants have placed the item up on the auction block. Creepy. [BBC]

Cheryl Cole Booted from X-Factor

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British singer Cheryl Cole has been fired from Simon Cowell’s new singing competition X-Factor. According to reports, the Girls Aloud singer and darling of the British media was given the boot by FOX executives due to her thick accent. TMZ writes, “Cheryl Cole was dropped from the judging panel on X-Factor largely because producers were concerned her English accent would be too difficult for an American audience to understand.” There are also reports that Cole did not gel well with other judge Paula Abdul and the two lacked “chemistry.” Cole was handpicked by Simon Fuller to star on the judging panel of his new show in the hopes that it would launch her U.S. career. Cole will be replaced on the American version of X-Factor by Pussycat Doll singer Nicole Scherzinger. [TMZ]

Drowning Death Linked To Rapture Predictions

A 25-year-old Florida man is dead after attempting to swim across a Northern California reservoir this past Friday evening. According the authorities, Victor Frasno was convinced that God was on the other side of the body of water and attempted to cross, even though he was unable to swim. Frasno attemped to cajole his brother and sister-in-law into joining him, to no avail. "A brief struggle ensued, but they all managed to get out of the water," Sontag told the newspaper. "At that point it became a tug-of-war." [CBS News]