Mantenna - Friday, September 10

September 10, 2010

Angelina Jolie says she’s friendless, Lou Reed denies driving Susan Boyle to tears, and a sex-related computer virus hits the net...the Mantenna is a P.I.M.P.!

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Lou Reed Denies Driving Susan Boyle to Tears

Even though some reports say otherwise, Lou Reed is claiming that he did not stop Susan Boyle from performing one of his songs. Apparently a licensing glitch did. Reed’s reps told Access Hollywood that Lou didn’t turn down Boyle's request to sing "Perfect Day" on NBC’s America's Got Talent on Wednesday. Reed's people are saying that a glitch prevented the classic ditty from being performed, making Boyle leave the stage in tears during the show's taping in Los Angeles. Bummer. The story was much better when Lou made Boyle cry on purpose. [CBS]

Crazy Woman Claims to be Leonardo DiCaprio’s Wife, Baby Mama

A woman claiming to be Leonardo DiCaprio’s wife and the mother of his child has been ordered to stay away from the actor. DiCaprio was granted a three-year restraining order against Livia Bistriceanu today in a Los Angeles court. DiCaprio stated that the woman “presented a threat to his personal safety.” According to papers filed in court today, “Bistriceanu traveled from Chicago to Los Angeles and acted aggressively when she showed up at DiCaprio's home and business offices.” The 41-year-old woman must stay 100 yards away from the actor. [NY Daily]

10 Things Every Viral Video Director Should Know

Over the past few years, you've probably seen every type of viral video out there. From dancing babies to weird dogs to people getting hit by ice cream vans, it's all been a pretty big pile of laughs. But what really makes a so-called viral video a success? Well, the folks at CollegeHumor know a thing or two about that, and they've put together a handy guide to viral success. And, for once, it's actually some pretty good info and not just clowning around. [CollegeHumor]

Angelina Jolie Says She’s Friendless

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Saving the world can be a very lonely job...just ask Angelina Jolie. The 35-year-old mother of six is currently in Pakistan as part of her role as a UN Goodwill Ambassador raising awareness of the recent flooding there that has affected some 17 million people and killed 1,700. When asked how she copes being away from her family during a recent interview on CNN, Jolie let it slip that she doesn’t have any friends. She told Gupta, “I talk to Brad [Pitt]; he wants to know as much as he can about these issues and every trip. He's been here as well; he came with me after the earthquake. But I don't know, I don't have a lot of friends I talk to. He is really the only person I talk to.” [Us]

Now Your Computer Can Get an STD

A booby-trapped email promising access to a free adult film is spreading around the world and infecting computers with a malware virus. According to the BBC, “The malicious email messages have a subject line saying "Here you have" and contain a weblink that looks like it connects to a PDF document. Instead it actually links to a website hosting the malware. Once it is installed, the worm tries to delete security software so it remains undetected.” The worm then accesses your email and sends copies of itself to every email address it can find. The virus is spreading like wildfire and has already hit many large U.S. computer networks such as NASA, Disney, Procter & Gamble, and Wells Fargo. You have been warned. [BBC]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Thursday, September 9

Wednesday, September 8

Tuesday, September 7

Friday, September 3

Thursday, September 2

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