Mantenna - Monday, March 30

March 30, 2009

Gisele Bündchen gets personal with Vanity Fair, Skype comes to the iPhone, and why Joe Biden's daughter is supposedly in hot's the Mantenna!

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Gisele Bündchen Reveals All

Gisele Bündchen graces the cover of this month’s Vanity Fair, appearing in some saucy shots and opening up about her relationship with Tom Brady, whom she recently married in a simple ceremony. She tells VF that she was engaged for a long period but avoided wearing her ring in public. She also opens up about her relationship with Brady’s young son. She tells the magazine, “I understand that he has a mom, and I respect that, but to me it’s not like because somebody else delivered him, that’s not my child. I feel it is, 100 percent.” Gisele plans on having kids of her own some day and would like to adopt a child from her native Brazil. [Vanity Fair]

The VP’s Daughter Could Be In Trouble

An anonymous “friend” of Ashley Biden is shopping around a home video which allegedly shows Ashley snorting lines of cocaine. The video was supposedly shot last month at a house party in Delaware. The New York Post was shown a 90-second clip of the 43-minute video by a lawyer representing the video’s owner. According to the Post, the video, “shows a twentysomething woman with light skin and long brown hair taking a red straw from her mouth, bending over a desk, inserting the straw into her nostril, and snorting lines of white powder.” The seller is asking for between $250,000 and $400,000 for the video. [New York Post]

Skype Coming to iPhone

Skype – the online telephoning client – has created an application for the iPhone which will be available tomorrow.  Users that download the app can expect free Skype-to-Skype calls and instant messaging with other Skype users. Blackberry users will have to wait until May, though, for a Skype client. The iPhone app will cost exactly zero dollars. [CNET]

Google China Offers Free Music Downloads

The president of Google China has decided one reason that Google China isn’t doing so well is that they simply don’t have good tunes.  It has nothing to do with the overt censoring, but more to do with the lack of rock and roll.  As a result, they’re currently offering 350,000 songs of Chinese as well as foreign artists with plans to up that to 1.1 million in the coming months. [Wired]

Kung Fu What?


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It seems the backlash of fan animosity regarding the remake of The Karate Kid starring Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith has motivated Columbia to change the title. It’s now going to be Kung Fu Kid, partly because Jackie Chan isn’t Japanese, partly because Karate is so 1980s, and partly because people were infuriated that they were mucking up a childhood classic loved by everyone born in the last few decades. Will this solve all those problems? In all likelihood, definitely not. After Smith’s performance in the remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still there aren’t a lot of people who want him to remake any more classics. They’re called classic for a reason, folks. []

Drive-By Tweeting: OnStar to Get Twitter Functionality

OnStar may soon partner with Twitter to offer hands-free tweeting capability to its suite of voice-activated communications services. The function is explained as such: "While in your vehicle, you can use OnStar to submit and retrieve tweets (messages) via your Twitter account. Using OnStar's Voice-Activated Hands-Free Calling system, and having your voice converted into text, you can provide updates which would appear in the "What are you doing?" section of your Twitter homepage." The system will also read back tweets to you in that sultry computer voice. This may be the perfect compliment to OnStar's automatic crash reporting feature! [Gear Live]

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Friday, March 27

Thursday, March 26

Wednesday, March 25

Tuesday, March 24

Monday, March 23

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