Mantenna - Wyclef Jean Gets Shot and Twitter Celebrates a Birthday

March 21, 2011
Wyclef Jean gets shot, Justin Bieber beats Michael Jackson at the box office, and Twitter celebrates a birthday…the Mantenna is always and forever!

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Wyclef Jean Shot in Haiti

A spokesman for Wyclef Jean recently reported that the musician was released from a hospital after being treated for a gunshot wound to his hand. The senior program director for Jean's Yele Foundation said that Mr. Jean was shot in the hand Saturday evening just outside Port-au-Prince. Even though Jean's brother confirmed he was indeed shot, no additional details have been released as of yet. Rough day at the office. [Huffington Post]

Justin Bieber Beats Michael Jackson at the Box Office

Paramount’s Justin Bieber: Never Say Never has officially passed up Michael Jackson’s This Is It as the most successful concert-themed film at US box offices. Over the weekend, the Bieber feature topped the $72.2 million mark to take over the $72.1 million This Is It grossed domestically. Bieber will have to step his game up if he wants to be #1 worldwide though. Having grossed an astonishing $189.1 million overseas, MJ’s This Is It stands at $261.2 million. Good luck with that one, Bieber. [Billboard]

Rumor: CBS Wants to be in the Charlie Sheen Business Again

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According to an unnamed executive at the network, CBS head honcho Les Moonves has been in top-level discussions with Chuck Lorre and other execs at Warner Bros. Television about having everyone's favorite winning warlock return to Two and a Half Men. As can be expected, Moonves is seemingly keen on having Sheen return to the show and squash the $100 million lawsuit the actor has filed against show producer Chuck Lorre and Warner Bros. Television. As for Sheen, he's taking his act on the road, with almost two dozen appearances already scheduled across the country. By all accounts, it looks like we're in store for a lot more drama before this is over. [Radar Online]

Twitter Celebrates a Birthday

Fans of brevity, it's time to celebrate. Today is the fifth birthday of Twitter, the hotter-than-ever "microblogging" service used by 200 million tweeters. Since its launch, the service has been used for everything from status updates about lunch to the recent revolution in Egypt and everything in between. With over 400 employees and $360 million invested in the business, the site has yet to turn a profit. How or if that's going to happen is still a mystery to most, but we're guessing the business plan will probably max out at well over 140 characters. [CNN]