Mantenna - Thursday, May 20

May 20, 2010

Amanda Seyfried is single, Suge Knight gets arrested on an assault charge, and Google TV is coming this fall...they may take our lives, but they'll never take our Mantenna!

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Amanda Seyfried is Single

Sexy, doe-eyed actress Amanda Seyfriend is back on the market. The 24-year-old has split with her boyfriend of three years, Dominic Cooper. The split comes after rumors that Cooper was seen getting flirty with Lindsay Lohan during the Cannes Film Festival. The breakup may however not be permanent. According to a source close the couple, “Amanda and Dominic have been on and off for a while – and right now they're taking a break. But they're great friends and could still get back together." The couple has long talked about the difficulties of balancing their burgeoning careers and maintaining a long distance relationship. [People]

Courtney Love Claims Doing the Dirty with Kate Moss

Rocker Courtney Love is claiming to have seen British model Kate Moss around a room and pinning her down for a steamy sex session (doesn’t that sound a little like rape?). Love tells Irish magazine Hot Press, “"It's a great story for the grandchildren, so yeah. Kate wasn't doing a lot of drugs. It was just a thing that happened in Milan in the nineties. It happened and it was fun and whatever. And she talks about it and so I hope she doesn't get mad that I outed her about it. I feel like such a kiss and tell. Kate's great, though! Kate's a good friend of mine. I almost bought her house in St John's Wood, London.” She totally had me until the bit about buying her house. Love also claims she had a relationship with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Love probably needs to start taking her meds again or stop hanging around drunk men who claims they’re the President of Venezuela. [Hot Press]

Suge Knight Arrested On Assault Charge

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Marion "Suge" Knight has been arrested in Los Angeles for assault with a deadly weapon. Police say Suge was stopped by California Highway Patrol officers in Gardena about 12:30 a.m. Thursday. Officer April Harding says someone had called police an hour earlier to report Knight had pointed a gun at him in South Los Angeles. If convicted, Suge could be sent back to prison for violating his parole. [AP]

Floyd Landis Ends Four-Year "I Didn't Do Steroids Campaign" by Admitting He Used Steroids

Remember Tour de France winner Floyd Landis? He was caught using performance enhancing drugs in 2006 after winning cycling's biggest race, at which point he began spending the following 48 months denying it. He started a grassroots movement, raised money for his cause, and tried to rally the entire country behind him. Well, today Landis repaid those who believed in him by admitting he was lying the whole time and actually took illegal drugs to help him win. It's okay, though, because he also threw Lance Armstrong the bus and essentially claimed (with no actual proof) that the entire sport is corrupt. [ESPN]

HP Making a Dick Tracy Watch For the Military

HP has announced a device like Dick Tracy's watch, with a target user base being the U.S. military. CNN describes it as "a flexible display that shows maps and other strategic information to soldiers in remote combat fields. The watch's screen will be made of plastic and it will run on solar energy, making it less likely to malfunction or run out of power in a tense scenario." HP says a prototype will be done within a year. This new device hinges on recent display technology that HP says it has been developing for 10 years. So if the military is getting it now, that means we'll get our hands on it in about...a decade? [CNN]

Google TV is Real, Coming This Fall

Google's own I/O conference in California is wrapping up today, but not before the company goes out with a serious bang. Google just announced something that has been rumored for a while now: Google TV. Basically, Google is taking the Apple TV concept, but going way overboard by introducing apps, screen customization, and channel searching. Following Google's own announcement, Intel stepped in to provide some backbone to the story. Google is obviously using the big players to move Google TV forward, with Intel, DISH Network, Best Buy, and Adobe firmly on board. Google TV itself is based on Android, runs the Google Chrome browser, and will allow users to access all of their usual TV channels as well as a world of Internet and cloud-based information and applications, including Adobe Flash-based content. Hear that sound? It's Steve Jobs having a heart attack. [Gizmodo]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Wednesday, May 19

Tuesday, May 18

Monday, May 17

Friday, May 14

Thursday, May 13

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