Mantenna - Monday, November 9

November 9, 2009

Demi Moore wants to be called a puma, the new Rammstein album gets banned from display in Germany, and the first iPhone virus is actually hella the power of Spike...I have the Mantenna!

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Demi Moore Wants to be Called a Puma

Whatever you do, don’t call Demi Moore a cougar. Rather, she wishes to be known as a puma. The actress dished the dirt to W magazine on the troubles of being a woman in a relationship with a much younger man. She tells the mag, "I'm certainly not the first person to be in a relationship with a younger man, but somehow I was plucked out as a bit of a poster girl. I don't know why that is. But I just kind of step back sometimes and say, 'There is some reason, and what is it that I have to share in a positive way?...I'd prefer to be called a Puma.'" Demi turns 47 on Wednesday [W]

Fergie Stands By Her Man

Fergie is standing by her husband, actor Josh Duhamel, after an Atlanta stripper came forward and confessed to having a one-night stand with the Transformers star. The stripper, Nicole Forrester, passed a lie detector test on an Atlanta radio show and is said to be in possession of racy texts. She told Q100's Bert Show, "We did hook up and had lots of sex and we had a really, really good time." As expected Duhamel has denied the allegation. Fergie is said to be humiliated, but is sticking with her husband of nine months. [The Blemish]

Will Smith has Flowers for Algernon

Will Smith is nothing if not versatile. He may have his next Oscar-contending movie lined up, a new version of Flowers for Algernon, which has been made into a movie before. The novel was published in 1959 and is about a man who is mentally retarded, but receives a surgery that boosts his IQ from 68 to 185, in the process making him socially isolated. Seems like Oscar fare to us. [Pajiba]

Allen Iverson is Taking his Ball and Going Home

After watching 29 different NBA teams refuse to sign him over the offseason, Allen Iverson inked a deal with the lowly Memphis Grizzlies (a team that specializes in losing and fan apathy), determined to show every general manager that called him over-the-hill that he's still the best player with no passing skills in the league. Fast-forward a few weeks and Iverson has gone M.I.A. from the Grizzlies roster with no plan on whether or not he is going to return. That a boy, Allen. It's obvious those lessons at the Stephon Marbury school of sportsmanship are starting to really pay off. [Yahoo!]

Rammstein LP Banned From Display in Germany


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The new album by German rockers Rammstein,  Liebe ist Für Alle Da, is currently at number 2 on Billboard's European Albums Chart, but the record has been banned from public display in German stores due to its depictions of sadism and masochism. Petra Meier, the deputy president of the Federal Office for the Examination of Media Harmful to Young People, cited the track "Ich tue Dir Weh" as being inappropriate as well as the artwork showing guitarist Richard Kruspe with a masked naked woman. These guys rule! [Billboard]

First iPhone Virus Discovered, Rickrolls You

Users of jailbroken iPhones in Australia are reporting that their wallpapers have been changed by a worm to an image of '80s pop icon Rick Astley. This is the first time a worm has been reported in the wild for the Apple iPhone. According to a report by Sophos, the worm, which exploits users who have installed SSH and not changed the default password, hunts for other vulnerable iPhones and infects them. Users are advised to properly secure their jailbroken iPhones with a non-default password, and Sophos says the worm is not harmless, despite its graffiti-like payload: "Accessing someone else's computing device and changing their data without permission is an offense in many countries — and just as with graffiti there is a cost involved in cleaning-up affected iPhones. ... Other inquisitive hackers may also be tempted to experiment once they read about the world's first iPhone worm. Furthermore, a more malicious hacker could take the code and adapt it to have a more sinister payload." This is why we can't have nice things. [Sophos]

Rupert Murdoch, Google-Hater

Apparently Murdoch is under the impression that readers who come into his vast media empire (which includes The Sun, The Times, The Wall Street Journal, FOX News/movies/channel, MySpace, and I-don't-even-remember-what-else) through Google aren't going to lead to any sort of profit: "If they're just search people... They don't suddenly become loyal readers." As those "search people" are worthless, they can be ignored and blocked in Murdoch's world. He explains that there the only way to actually make any money on the Internet today is to charge for all content and force users to access it directly, because otherwise "no news websites or blog websites anywhere in the world making serious money." That, my friends, is a real tragedy. [Business Insider]

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Friday, November 6

Thursday, November 5

Wednesday, November 4

Monday, November 2

Friday, October 30

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