Mantenna - Monday, April 19

April 19, 2010

Lindsay Lohan's troubles get even more deep, the next James Bond movie is in jeopardy, and Snooki gets set to hit the town...give me liberty or give me Mantenna!

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Lindsay Lohan Has a Heap of Credit Card Debt

Lindsay Lohan might be fast on her way to bankruptcy. It is being reported that the troubled actress owes a whopping $600,000 on her credit cards. According to, “One card cut her off last week and it's only a matter of time before all her other credit cards cut her off too.” The actress has been continuing her fast-paced and high-spending lifestyle even though she has had difficulty finding work. Lohan last film was Labor Pains, which was a TV movie that aired in July last year.  If Lohan doesn’t pay up, one credit card company is reportedly prepared to take her to court. It looks like Lindsay is now living on borrowed time. []

Sharon Osbourne to Give Ozzy Booby Prize

Sharon Osbourne has had enough of her breast implants and is having them removed. The America’s Got Talent judge told Ann Curry on The Today Show that she’s having her “awful” 34DD implants removed this July and is going to turn them into paperweights for her husband Ozzy Osbourne. Sharon says, “They’re better on his desk than in my chest.” Sharon is not giving up on implants completely. Instead she is going to downshift two cup sizes. [Daily News]

New James Bond Film Development Suspended Indefinitely

Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli have issued a joint statement saying that work on the twenty-third film in the James Bond franchise, tentatively planned for release sometime in 2011 or 2012, has been halted, leaving the franchise on indefinite hiatus. Highlights of the statement include, "Due to the continuing uncertainty surrounding the future of MGM and the failure to close a sale of the studio, we have suspended development on 'Bond 23' indefinitely. We do not know when development will resume and do not have a date for the release of 'Bond 23.’" Funny to think that after all those supervillains, it only took a couple of bean counters to finally take down 007. [WHARGARBL TV]

The Top 10 On-Screen Duos

Ahhh, the good ol' buddy movie. From comedies to action movies and everything in between, there isn't much that's as good as an apt movie pairing, no matter how well they get along with each other (or not). The folks at Atomic Popcorn have put a list together featuring their favorites of all time and we can't say we disagree with their picks. [Atomic Popcorn]

Saudi Billionaire Makes it Rain

Who among us has not wished they could make it rain, even if it was only for a few fleeting moments? But if you're a billionaire oil dude from Saudi Arabia, with untold riches teeming from your pocket, you can pretty much drop the big ones whenever you please. Okay, so you wouldn't think that a big pimpin' dude from Riyadh would engage in such behavior, but DoubleViking's got the video to prove it. [DoubleViking]

Snooki is Back on the Market

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After a brief, and somewhat awkward, relationship with normalcy, Jersey Shore guidette Snooki has cut her recent boyfriend loose in order to make her play for the "America's Most Eligible Bachelorette" crown. The reality television starlet had dated a local college student for several months, but sadly wasn't able to fully commit to the relationship. (And yes, this does, in fact, qualify as news.) [TMZ]

Court Docs Show School Took Thousands of Spy Shots of Students

Legal proceedings are getting underway in the case of Pennsylvania's Lower Merion School District. You might remember it as the one accused of remotely turning on webcams on its student's laptops inappropriately? It's already been revealed that district IT folks enabled the webcams 42 times in total, capturing pictures every 15 seconds, but now we're learning that over 400 images were retrieved of a single sophomore and that there are thousands more of other students. There is also seeming proof of use of the webcams even when laptops were not reported stolen. The saying "Big Brother is Watching You" has never seemed more appropriate. [AP]

DARPA Takes a Crack at the Flying Car

The flying car, a goal of starry-eyed engineers since at least the beginning of the last century, is getting the DARPA treatment. Called Transformer TX, this flying Humvee-like prototype could be airborne by 2015. The Transformer TX was officially detailed in a Pentagon budget report last year, pretty much in name only, and only recently have actual details concerning the project come to light. The vehicle would be able to carry four troopers and all their gear, and would be no larger than 30' by 8.5' by 9'. For visualization's sake, that's the length of two Hummers end-to-end. DARPA requires that the vehicle be able to lift off from a stand still, like a helicopter, and reach an altitude of 10,000 feet. Judge Dredd approves. [The Register]


French Soccer Player Prepares for World Cup with Underage Prostitution Scandal

Franck Ribery (the most talented player on France's national soccer team) has been summoned to appear in front of a judge for his role in a Parisian night club's use of underage call girls. The married footballer has not been accused (at this time) of using their services, but has been called a "person of interest" in a case that has now become front page news in the national French newspapers. [The Big Lead]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Friday, April 16

Thursday, April 15

Wednesday, April 14

Tuesday, April 13

Monday, April 12

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