Mantenna - Friday, June 18

June 18, 2010

Lindsay Lohan gets vindicated, Brian Wilson is rejoining the Beach Boys, and American soccer is kinda awesome...Mantenna is reeling in the years!

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Lindsay Lohan is Vindicated

The tests from Lindsay Lohan’s SCRAM bracelet are back and the result is good news for the troubled actress. The test shows conclusively that she did not have any alcohol in her system when the bracelet went off at an after party for the MTV Movie Awards a few weeks back. According to Lohan’s lawyer, "They did a urinalysis through Medtox labs and it was indicated conclusively that there was no alcohol in her system at that time. She was ordered to go right in and today just got the report back and it was negative." Lohan has not commented publicly about the negative result. She is due back in court July 6th. [E! Online]

Wes Bentley Talks Addiction

Actor Wes Bentley, who is best known for his breakout role in American Beauty, has revealed he spent most of the last decade taking drugs and getting drunk. Bentley says the success of American Beauty led him to become an addict. He says he couldn’t handle the overnight fame and turned to drugs, only taking a role if he needed money to buy more drugs. In 2008 he was arrested for heroin possession and ordered into a 12-step program. Bentley continued taking drugs until he hit rock bottom, saying, “I had come back to L.A. for something, and I drank a whole bottle of Scotch, and I thought to myself, 'I'm going to die in this hotel room with this bottle of Scotch,' " he said. "It was after that I told a friend for the first time: 'I'm a drug addict, and an alcoholic, and I need help. I need help or I'm going to die.'” The 31-year-old actor is now clean and starring in Jonah Hex. [Huffington Post]

Brian Wilson to Rejoin Beach Boys for 50th Anniversary Tour

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In preparation for The Beach Boys’ 50th anniversary, founder and longtime member Brian Wilson is apparently reuniting with his old Cali pals for a couple of gigs. Beach Boy Mike Love recently stated in an interview with the Las Vegas Sun: “Now we’re gearing up for the 50th anniversary, and Brian Wilson, who has been working on some unfinished Gershwin music project, will rejoin us.” This sounds like the most awesome idea ever. EVER. [LV Sun]

American Soccer, Heck Yeah

The United States soccer team came back from a 2-0 deficit to tie the dreaded Slovenian team and earn a chance to control their own destiny. Thanks to an England draw against Algeria, if America wins their next game they automatically move onto the elimination round of the World Cup where they will play Germany, Serbia or Ghana in the first round. The U.S. plays their next game at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday so get your fake doctors notes ready. [ESPN]

Joe Lieberman Proposes Internet Kill Switch

A new U.S. Senate bill would grant the president far-reaching emergency powers to seize control of or even shut down portions of the Internet. The legislation announced Thursday says that companies such as broadband providers, search engines, or software firms that the government selects "shall immediately comply with any emergency measure or action developed" by the Department of Homeland Security. Anyone failing to comply would be fined. That emergency authority would allow the federal government to "preserve those networks and assets and our country and protect our people," Joe Lieberman, the primary sponsor of the measure and the chairman of the Homeland Security committee, told reporters on Thursday. Is it too late to propose a Joe Lieberman kill switch? [Geek O System]

OnLive Goes... Live

OnLive is either the future of video gaming come early, or snake oil dressed as cloud computing. The switch on the service was flicked earlier today, meaning anyone that wants to use OnLive can now do so. They're even encouraging early adopters with a "free" one year's subscription, which will cover the cost of the service, but not the games you play on it. Guess it's only a matter of time now until we know whether or not this cloud-based gaming idea has legs. [On Live]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Thursday, June 17

Wednesday, June 16

Tuesday, June 15

Monday, June 14

Friday, June 11

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