Mantenna - Monday, August 3

August 3, 2009

Linsday Lohan seems to have a death wish, Jessica Simpson gets trashed, and Michael Moore threatens to give up making documentaries...this is the Mantenna and don't you forget it!

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Lindsay Lohan Wants to Die Like Marilyn Monroe

Lindsay Lohan is obsessed with Marilyn Monroe. The 23-year-old actress reportedly owns a house Monroe once lived in, has a huge painting of Marilyn posing with pill bottles, has recently dyed her hair extremely blonde, and has posed in two photo shoots that mimic ones done by the film icon. Now, according to the website Betty Confidential, “Lindsay wants to be just like Marilyn and she doesn't fear dying young. She sees beauty in the tragedy of Marilyn's life.” Someone get this girls some help! Or not. []

Jessica Simpson Gets Drunk

A newly single Jessica Simpson went out with her sister Ashlee over the weekend and got rip-roaringly drunk. The two dined at the famed Hollywood sushi restaurant Katsuya. Jessica left looking sexier than she has in a long time but had to be helped to her waiting car by her younger sis. Looks like she's trying to mend a broken heart with liquor. [WWTDD]

The New Mad Max

Though Mel Gibson has indicated he’s no longer interested in the Mad Max franchise, it looks like the gifted actor Jeremy Renner might be picking up the part. Of the potential casting, Renner said, “[I’m] fighting to do the new Mad Max film with George Miller. That might be next summer. I'm screen-testing and meeting George Miller.” Pretty cool stuff. After Renner’s stellar performance in The Hurt Locker everyone’s waiting to see what he’ll do next, and Renner would be the perfect guy to fill the young Gibson’s shoes. Hell, he might even bring an edgier sensibility to the part. Keep your ears open, Mad Max might be on the move again. [The Modesto Bee]

Michael Moore Might Not Make Any More Documentaries

The famous documentary director/star has told the world that he might be out of the doc business. In fact, he’s now interested in making “normal” movies. The filmmaker said, “I have been working on two screenplays over the last couple of years. One's a comedy, one's a mystery, and I really want to do this.” So what about documentaries? He’s in the final stages of what could be his last, Capitalism: A Love Story. “While I've been making this film I've been thinking that maybe this will be my last documentary,” Moore said. What does this mean for documentaries? Will people start trusting them more? Maybe, but they’re sure going to be attending them less. [The Detroit News]
Dust Off Your Red Ballcap: Limp Bizkit Recording New Album


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Limp Bizkit are set to hit the studio to begin work on their first new album since 2005's The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1) in the next few weeks. Guitarist Wes Borland added: "It [the songwriting process] takes all shapes and all forms. We've written songs during shows in the last tour. Sometimes it's spontaneous, sometimes it's like trying to take down a Tyrannosaurus rex. "It's like a pool of ideas. It's like a bunch of finished songs that everyone's done on their home studio set-ups. Most of the meat of the record will probably be written when we're in a room together." Well that...makes sense. []

The 10 Most Embarrassing Moments in White People Dancing History

Ahh, white there any dance we can't make more lame simply by applying our supremely suburban but oh-so-adorable penchant for "sassing" things up without any edge whatsoever? Of course not. As if you needed some proof, our friends at Manofest have compiled a hugely entertaining, if highly embarrassing, look at some of the whitest dance moves in the history of the Internet. [Manofest]

Criminals With Sense of Humor Dupe Patrons of Hacker Convention

We can't help but get a chuckle out of the fact that someone placed their smart card-skimmin' faux ATM at the Riviera Hotel Casino in Las Vegas during DEFCON, the world's largest hacker convention. No one can say exactly how long the kiosk was there but it eventually aroused the suspicion of Brian Markus, the CEO of Aries Security. When Markus shined a light through the glass panel that should house a camera, he instead found the PC that was set up to skim people's data. He then notified hotel security, who removed the device and once again made the world safe for hackers and their bank accounts. [Wired]

Britan to Install Closed Circuit TVs in Public Housing to Monitor Tenants

Thousands of “the worst families in England” are being put in “sin bins,” or subsidized housing outfitted with closed-circuit cameras. The cameras will be used to ensure that children do their homework and go to bed on time. Yeah, you read that right. The justification for this action is that if kids have structured upbringings, they won’t get sucked into street crime and drugs. And because the housing is subsidized and therefore public, the government isn’t technically putting cameras in private homes. Adios, civil liberties! [Daily Express]

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