Mantenna - Wednesday, April 29

April 28, 2009

Chris Brown's attorney wants his case dismissed, Miss California USA is a really big faker, and the White House signs up for's the Mantenna!

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Christina Applegate Named One of 2009’s “World Most Beautiful People”

People magazine has named Christina Applegate one of 2009’s “most beautiful” people in the world. The 37-year-old Samantha Who star dons the cover of this year’s Most Beautiful issue. The actress, who recently beat breast cancer, tells the magazine she had "a rollercoaster of emotions, but there was a calm about what I had to do" to beat cancer. This year’s list also includes Halle Berry, the girls of 90210, Ciara, Christina Aguilera, Freida Pinto, Taylor Swift, Kristen Wiig, and Michelle Obama. [People]

Miss California USA Faked It

The controversy surrounding Miss California USA Carrie Prejean continues after news broke that she received plastic surgery prior to competing in the Miss USA competition. The pageant princess received a pair of new breasts six weeks before the Miss USA pageant. A Miss California pageant director confirmed to Access Hollywood that they paid for Carrie’s breast implants in the hopes of boosting her standing in the competition. She was later named first runner-up. [NY Daily News]

Alice In Chains’ New Album Due in September

Alice In Chains have signed with Virgin/EMI and will release their first album with new singer William DuVall. The still-untitled record is due out in mid-September. The LP will be the grunge band’s first of new material since 1995’s Alice In Chains, which featured singer Layne Staley, who died of a drug overdose in 2002. DuVall, who previously fronted the band Comes With the Fall, became Alice in Chains’ new lead singer in 2005. Good luck, fellas. [Rolling Stone]

Chris Brown's Attorney Wants Case Dismissed


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Mark Geragos, the attorney representing Chris Brown in his felony assault case, told reporters outside of a Los Angeles courthouse this morning that he wants the case dismissed entirely, due to high-level leaks in the investigation. "Leaks can form the basis for a motion to dismiss the case in regard to outrageous governmental misconduct," Geragos said, according to E! News. Neither Rihanna nor Brown were present for today's hearing. [E!]

Facebook gets “Pirate” as an Option for Language

In the language preferences in your profile settings for Facebook, you can now select “pirate” as opposed to the more land-lubbing English, Spanish, French, etc.  It changes all the wording on the site to things that are much more pirate-y.  For example, rather than logging you out, you “abandon ship.”  Enjoy, mateys. [Techasis]

The White House Signs Up for Flickr

Keeping in line with Obama’s Blackberry-wielding, tech-friendly, YouTube-chatting presidency, The White House now has its own Flickr stream. So far there are 291 pictures with the most recent uploaded today.  They largely document the more pedestrian aspects of the goings-on in the White House, though, so if you’re hoping to see smoldering remains from an alien crash site, you’ll have to look somewhere else. [Gizmodo]

The Remakes Never End

If you’ve seen it in the past twenty years, in all probability it is in the process of being remade as we speak. Let’s take a look at the long line-up of remakes nobody asked for: Ninja Turtles, Predator, Alien, Gremlins, Clueless – to say things are getting out of control would be an understatement. And now famed director Robert Zemeckis wants in on the action: the man’s got his eyes on Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Sheesh. Zemeckis said the ” digital tools and performance capture” has got a Roger Rabbit “buzzing around in my head.” We can only hope that tinnitus is remedied post-haste, before we have to sit through this terrible idea for two hours. [Slash Film]

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Tuesday, April 28

Monday, April 27

Friday, April 24

Thursday, April 23

Wednesday, April 22

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