Mantenna - Wednesday, February 17

February 17, 2010

John Hughes to get a tribute at the Oscars, Jon Gosselin is heading back to doucheville, and Liam Gallagher throws his BRIT Award at the 'em, Mantenna!

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Get Ready for More Douchey Jon Gosselin Behaviour

Jon Gosselin is back and his A-grade douchiness is likely to find a spot on television very soon. The father of eight has settled his lawsuit with TLC and, according to E! News, “the deal not only will allow Kate Gosselin to resume her reality antics with an in-the-works spinoff show, but it seems to pave the way for the octodad also to make a return to TV.” Nooooooooooooo! These past few Gosselin-free months have been bliss. What will it take to get this man off the air? [E! News]

Lisa Rinna “Disturbed” By Heidi Montag’s Plastic Surgery

Lisa Rinna knows a plastic face when she sees one. The Dancing with the Stars contestant and former Melrose Place star has had her fair share of plastic surgery. Yet even she was horrified by Heidi Montag’s recent transformation. According to Page Six, “Lisa Rinna said she was so disturbed by Heidi Montag's surgically altered appearance on the cover of People, "I had to take that cover off the magazine before it came in the house."” Wow, this is probably the best example of the pot calling the kettle black. [New York Post]

John Hughes At the Oscars This Year

Revered ‘80s filmmaker John Hughes is going to get a tribute at this year’s Oscars ceremony. The writer/director brought us some of the best movies about high school ever made: The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Sixteen Candles, and others. Word on the street is that actors who were in some of his films are going to be part of the tribute. Anthony Michael Hall and Molly Ringwald should have to make out on stage in honor of Hughes. [/Film]

George Lucas Displeased with Red Tails

George Lucas’s upcoming film Red Tails, which follows the Tuskegee Airmen, who were the first African-American pilots to serve in World War II, is none too pleased with the work of the director entrusted to shoot this movie, Anthony Hemingway. Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Bryan Cranston star, and now there are major rewrites and reshoots as a result of Hemingway’s work. It’s one thing to do a shoddy job on your own clock, but to upset Lucas is kind of like upsetting the king. You know it’s bad when the king decides to do the job himself. [First Showing]

Liam Gallagher Throws BRIT Award at Crowd


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Notorious Oasis assclown Liam Gallagher acted a fool once again at the BRIT Awards last evening by throwing a trophy he had just won into a cheering crowd. The former Oasis singer hit the stage to collect the award for BRITS Album of 30 Years, publicly thanked everyone except his brother Noel, and then walked offstage after throwing his microphone and the award into the audience. What a class act. [Gig Wise]

Hot Girl On Top Again

After a week filled with speculation and awkward Bob Costas come-ons, Lindsey Vonn finally shut up all 17 people who still care about the Winter Olympics by winning a gold medal in the women's downhill skiing event earlier today. Vonn (who lists "being hot" on the special skills section of her resume) was not expected to participate in the games due to a shin injury she sustained earlier this month. isn't surprised, though. Hot girls can do anything they set their sexy little minds to. [ESPN]

Google Admits Buzz Launch Was a Disaster

Google has admitted that their Buzz testing process was equivalent to everyone else's: Click enable, then disable it ninety seconds later. They said to the BBC that their testing pretty much sucked balls, which is why many people hate it. "We're very early in this space. This was one of our first big attempts. We've been testing Buzz internally at Google for a while. Of course, getting feedback from 20,000 Googlers isn't quite the same as letting Gmail users play with Buzz in the wild. If it becomes clear that people don't think we've done enough, we'll make more changes." Uh, does someone need to tattoo it on their foreheads? [BBC]

The StarCraft II Beta Test Has Officially Begun

Blizzard has announced that the closed beta test for long-awaited StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is officially a go, with invitations going out to "thousands of gamers." If you didn't get in for the first look at Blizzard's next real-time strategy game and the revamped matchmaking service that goes along with it, you better head to now, create an account, and be on your best behavior. Beta keys only go out to good boys and girls. [Market Watch]

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Tuesday, February 16

Friday, February 12

Thursday, February 11

Wednesday, February 10

Tuesday, February 9

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