Mantenna - Friday, December 4

December 4, 2009

Tila Tequila claims Rihanna has an STD, Matt Damon finally drops the sword on the future of the Bourne films, and Tiger Wood's sex habits keep getting weirder...Mantenna, tear down this wall!

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Tila Tequila Claims Rihanna Has an STD

Reality television "star" Tila Tequila has claimed the rumor Chris Brown beat up Rihanna because she had herpes is 100 percent true. In a blog supporting Chris Brown (huh?), who Tila claims has “paid his dues,” Tila says, “A very close source of mine, who works in the same legal camp as Rihanna, has told me that the reason why Rihanna wasn't speaking out about the CHRIS BROWN incident is because there was a catch 22 in it. Rihanna has herpes, and....well......I don't wanna put anyone else on blast, but Rihanna has herpes and gave someone else herpes that she had slept with.” Tila says she doesn’t care if Rihanna sues her, because then Rihanna would have to prove she doesn’t have herpes. Really Tila, are you that desperate for attention that you’re recycling gossip? You, of all people, should not be lecturing someone about having STDs. [The Superficial]

Lindsay Lohan Denies Affair with Jessica Alba’s Husband

A tabloid magazine claims Lindsay Lohan was seen in a Hollywood club passionately kissing Jessica Alba’s husband Cash Warren. According to Us magazine, Lohan and Warren were seen together at the Villa nightclub. A source told the mag, “Lindsay and Cash started making out. Lip on tongue. It was raw. They were not shy!” Lohan released a statement saying the only relationship the two have is a business one. She tells E! News, “Cash Warren is a BUSINESS partner, nothing more, nothing less. And I have NO interest in anything but focusing on my career/work.” Glad that’s settled! [E! Online]

Matt Damon Finally Drops the Sword: Bourne is Dead without Greengrass

Which isn’t necessarily to say that there’s no possibility of ever seeing a fourth Bourne film, it’s just that it probably won’t be directed by Paul Greengrass or star Matt Damon. Though it’s not clear whether his statement was in response to the fact that Greengrass recently left the franchise behind, or because of his ignorance of this, Damon said, when asked if he wouldn’t do another Bourne film without Greengrass, “Yeah, I've always said that, but I think it'll happen down the road. We just don't have a script yet.” Right…or the one director that he insists on working with. It’s a sad fact, but Jason Bourne has fought his last fight. Which is just as well – where exactly was the story supposed to go after the third film? This is one of the few franchises whose third film was possibly the best in the series and actually ended the story satisfactorily. [First Showing]

Jack Ryan is Young Again

The Jack Ryan movies are getting a *sigh* reboot. Mace Neufeld, the producer who’s been attached to these movies from the beginning, talked a bit about what actor will take over the role from Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck, and where the story’s going to go. He said that they’re going to produce an original screenplay, not adapt one of the books, and that Chris Pine (Captain Kirk from the new Star Trek) will be taking over the duties of Jack Ryan. He said, of what Ryan’s job will be, “We pick him up when he’s on Wall Street. But I’m not going to tell you the rest of the story.” Yeah, don’t spoil everything, man. [Collider]

Tiger Woods' Sex Habits Keep Getting Weirder


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As all good mistresses do, the moment her affair with a celebrity became public, Rachel Uchitel is running her mouth with details about the couple's sex life. According to sources, the pair used to take the sleeping drug Ambien before committing adultery claiming that "you have crazier sex on Ambien - you get into that Ambien haze. We have crazy Ambien sex.'" At this point, what the hell else is there to say? [Radar Online]

Gran Turismo Gamer Becomes Actual Pro Racer

Back in 2008, Lucas Ordonez lived what seemed like an ordinary existence. The 22-year-old Spanish student was an avid motorsports fan, but he lacked the suitable investment necessary to become a professional race driver and had virtually given up on racing. Besides, he was already knee-deep in trying to complete an Master of Business Administration (MBA). But it was Ordonez' passion for virtual racing, particularly his love of Gran Turismo, that made him stand out from his peers — both off the track and eventually on it. In just a few months, Ordonez' life was transformed from console dreamer to racing the real thing at a real race track in Europe. And Ordonez managed to do the unthinkable: go from the couch car to the race car, and win. [Daily Tech]

Cell Phone Link to Brain Cancer Debunked

Research has concluded that even though mobile telephone use soared in the 1990s and afterward, brain tumors did not become any more common during this time, the researchers reported in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Some activist groups and a few researchers have raised concerns about a link between mobile phones and several kinds of cancer, including brain tumors, although years of research have failed to establish a connection. From 1974 to 2003, the incidence rate of glioma (a type of brain tumor) increased by 0.5 percent per year among men and by 0.2 percent per year among women,' they wrote. Overall, there was no significant pattern. [SMH]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Thursday, December 3

Wednesday, December 2

Tuesday, December 1

Monday, November 30

Tuesday, November 24

Monday, November 23

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