Mantenna – Lindsay Lohan Gets a Big Break

April 22, 2011
Lindsay Lohan gets a big break, Manny Pacquiao wants to be a pop star, and a gang member gets busted by his own tattoos...the Mantenna is not a crook!

Lindsay Lohan Gets a Break

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Lindsay Lohan fronted court today to face the music over the alleged theft of a $2,500 necklace from a Venice Beach, CA jewelry shop. While the case is definitely going to trial, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner did cut Lindsay a break by down-grading the charge from a felony to a misdemeanor. However the break came with a tongue-lashing and some jail time. Sautner addressed Lindsay, saying, “If in fact it was an accident, she had the phone number and she could have brought it back...There has been testimony [that] five days later she was blocks away [from the store]. I see brazenness here. On one hand, I think Ms. Lohan has earned her right for a felony...She has thumbed her nose at the court, she has walked into the court with FU on her fingernails. I'm going to give her an opportunity.” Sautner also sentence Lohan to 120 days in county jail for violating her probation. Lohan’s lawyers will appeal, entitling her to post bail and leave jail. [E! News]

Gang Banger’s Crime Scene Tattoo Solves Murder

Gang banger Anthony Garcia may have gotten away with murder, if only he hadn’t tattooed the crime scene to his chest. . Los Angeles County Sheriff's homicide investigator Kevin Lloyd stumbled upon a photograph of Garcia’s inked chest and recognized aspects of it from a 2004 liquor slaying he’d investigated. The tat shows key elements of the murder scene, such as “the direction his body fell, the bowed street lamp across the way and the street sign.” This discovery led to a police investigation which resulted in an undercover detective securing a confession from Garcia. Capt. Mike Parker told the Los Angeles Times, “He tattooed his confession on his chest. You have a degree of fate with this.” Garcia faces 65 years behind bar and is due to face court May 19 for sentencing. [Los Angeles Times]

Manny Pacquiao to Release an Official Single

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After performing it on The Jimmy Kimmel Show back in November, welterweight champ Manny Pacquiao will be releasing his very on recording of Dan Hill’s classic pop ballad "Sometimes When We Touch." The Filipino congressman will release his version of the song on April 28 before his May 7 WBO welterweight title fight against Shane Mosley. Ironically enough, Pacman actually recorded the updated track with Dan Hill himself. "I was immediately drawn by the honesty and the gentleness of his performance. It was like 'wow'," Hill said about Pacquiao. [Bleacher Report]

Glory Screenwriter Dies

Kevin Jarre, the screenwriter who penned such classics as Glory and Tombstone, has passed away at the age of 56. According to reports, Jarre died suddenly of heart failure at his home in Santa Monica. No other information on the cause of death has been released. Jarre also co-wrote Rambo: First Blood Part II, The Mummy and The Devil's Own. RIP Kevin Jarre [Yahoo]