Mantenna - Tuesday, May 12

May 12, 2009

A photographic tribute to the Cavs' dancers, Liam Gallagher vows to disband Oasis, and I Saw What You Did gets's the Mantenna!

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A Photographic Tribute to the Cavalier Dancers

The Cleveland Cavaliers are steamrolling their way through the NBA finals. They have the MVP and a team of talented dancers cheering them on. In honor of Cleveland’s success on the basketball court, manly website Manofest has compiled 100 photos of the gorgeous Cavalier dancers. [Manofest]

Gotti Ain’t Got It

Victoria Gotti, the daughter of the late Gambino crime family mob boss John Gotti, is losing her $3.25 million Long Island mansion to foreclosure. The star of the Bravo reality series Growing Up Gotti blames her former husband, Carmine Agnello, who was recently released from prison and accordingly to Victoria took out a $856,000 loan against the home without her knowledge. No one messes with the Gottis! Carmine should be afraid, very afraid. [Pop Crunch]

I Saw What You Did Gets Remade

The 1965 film I Saw What You Did and I Know Who You Are! is getting remade as I Saw What You Did. Unfortunately, everyone will get confused as they try to figure out whether or not this movie is in relation to I Know What You Did Last Summer (it’s not). Patrick Lussier is directing, and he and Todd Farmer are penning the script. The movie is about a couple of girls who make prank phone calls, and eventually prank a very bad man. Sounds like pretty basic stuff for a horror film, but it has the potential to be creepy. Joel Silver is going to produce the film, which will hopefully be much less generic than its title would lead us to believe. [Variety]

Liam Gallagher Vows to Disband Oasis if Noel Does a Solo LP


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Liam Gallagher has vowed to disband Oasis if brother Noel makes a solo album. The singer is furious at the guitarist’s recent comments that he wants to make an LP on his own and has vowed the band will split before that happens. Liam fumed: “I could do that, but I don’t want to do that. I’m in Oasis, you know what I mean? If everyone starts going off doing solo records then you might as well just f***ing split the band up. I’m part of a band and that’s the way it is. If you go on going off doing solo records then there’s no Oasis. Someone’s got to be here keeping it together.” [Live News]

Depeche Mode Singer Rushed to Hospital in Athens

British music band Depeche Mode canceled an Athens concert Tuesday after lead singer David Gahan fell ill and was taken to hospital in the Greek capital, event organizers said. "We regret today's performance has to be canceled...David Gahan fell ill in his dressing room," a concert organizer told an audience of about 20,000 waiting for the concert to start. No further information has been released. [Billboard]

Cops in Wisconsin Can Track You With GPS Without Warrants

Holy civil liberties, Batman! Late last week, a Wisconsin court ruled that its state police can track whoever they wish, suspect or not, without a warrant or even probable cause, using GPS. The judge himself wrote, "police are seemingly free to secretly track anyone's public movements with a GPS device." Unsurprisingly, police are calling the decision a landmark victory for public safety, while the ACLU is up in arms about the invasion of privacy rights. Essentially, the judge ruled that it's not a violation of the fourth amendment (search and seizure) because the information gained could have been collected in some other way (like surveillance). Remember the good old days, where you could walk to the market without the police watching your every move? Yeah, those days are over. [Chicago Tribune]

One Cheeseburger Equals 15,000 Google Search Queries

That's right. In light of recently being hassled about its data centers emitting lots of CO2, Google decided to put things in perspective. 850 searches has the environmental impact of producing one newspaper (take that, print media!) while a five mile trip in a commute car is good for a solid ten thousand searches. Highest on the list? The electricity consumed by the average American household, per month, is about the same as 3.1 million Google searches. Looks like the best way to save the environment is to stand still and do nothing at all as often as possible. [TechCrunch]

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Monday, May 11

Friday, May 8

Thursday, May 7

Wednesday, May 6

Tuesday, May 5

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