Mantenna - Tuesday, November 17

November 17, 2009

Demi Moore loses her hip, Johnny Depp uses money to cope with his pain, and Dublin fines U2 for noise violations...this is your life, Mantenna!

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Demi Moore Loses Hip

Demi Moore appears on the cover of the current issue of W magazine appearing to have lost her left hip bone. It would seem the 47-year-old actress has been Photoshopped. Or rather badly Photoshopped-- the fabric above where Moore’s hip should be floats in thin air. Come on W, if you’re going to fake it, as least do it properly. [Boing Boing]

Lindsay Lohan Throws Another Tantrum

Lindsay Lohan continues to try and scam free things. The trouble actress appeared at the launch of Jermaine Dupri’s new watch line “NuPop.” The actress was given a credit of $1,000 to spend at the event but reportedly tried to get $15,000 worth of items…for free. The store refused. When she didn’t get her way the actress became distraught and stormed out of the event. [Fox News]

Hard Times for Richard Linklater

It’s bad times for director Richard Linklater (Dazed and Confused, School of Rock) as the economy seems to extinguish every project he had lined up. Liars (A-E), a buddy/road trip film about a couple of girls, got canned after Miramax announced that it could only do a handful of films a year. Linklater isn’t excited about School of Rock 2, and hasn’t found any interest in the “spiritual” sequel to Dazed and Confused, That’s What I’m Talking About. No one ever said being a Hollywood director was going to be easy. [/Film]

Money Helps Johnny Depp Cope with the Pain

After the CEO of Disney was fired Johnny Depp acted like he wasn’t necessarily going to be down to do the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie. But money heals all wounds. The actor is going to receive a reported 21 million pounds to play Jack Sparrow yet again, which comes out to a little over $35 million. That’s more than Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks, and Mel Gibson get per film (they each get a cool $30 million). So the departure of Dick Cook may have hurt Depp’s feelings, but at least he’ll be financially secure as he comes to terms with the termination of his good friend. [The Sun]

Dublin Fines U2 for Noise Violations


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U2's concert promoters have been ordered to pay a fine of over $55,000 for breaching noise level regulations during their three-night performance in Dublin back in July. The promoters have been told by Dublin City Council that they must pay the sum following complaints from local residents about excessive sound levels during their shows at the city's Croke Park. An investigation found the group played over the 75 decibel level set by the Environmental Protection Agency a total of 12 times during the three concerts. [NME]

Baseball Voters Shockingly Give MVP Award to Most Deserving Player

In one of the most hard to believe stories to come out of the sports world in years, the baseball writers of America voted near unanimously to give the Cy Young Award to Kansas City Royals' pitcher Zack Greinke - the guy who actually deserved it. Whether it was an accident, or just a practical joke, Greinke took home the hardware and deprived every analyst who makes a living screaming into a video camera the chance to question their decision. [Voices KC]

Cadillac Finally Realizes the Public Needs a 560HP Station Wagon

Cadillac, by way of vice chairman Bob "Too Cool to Live, Too Young to Die" Lutz, just confirmed that a wagon version of the world-beating CTS-V will see production. In other news, our heads just exploded. 556 supercharged horsepower, five doors, and rear-wheel drive. And it's actually going to happen. Proof, if you needed it, that someone out there loves gearheads. In other news, soccer moms everywhere just got a boner, while environmentalists just became impotent. [Carand Driver]

The Pirate Bay Shuts Down Their Torrent Tracker

The Pirate Bay has been remaining in limbo for months now, but one of the last remnants of its halcyon days has been sent to sea on a burning boat: their tracker, the biggest in the world, is now toast. The main site is still up and searches still work, so you can go judge for yourself—but there's little doubt that The Pirate Bay, as precariously positioned as they are as a company, was under external pressure to get rid of that giant, 25 million+ torrent liability of theirs. The end of an era, and perhaps the begining of the next. [Lifehacker]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Monday, November 16

Friday, November 13

Thursday, November 12

Wednesday, November 11

Tuesday, November 10

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