Mantenna - Thursday, September 10

September 10, 2009

Lindsay Lohan and her gal pal fight using Twitter, Paris Hilton gets in the dictionary, and He-Man movie might be on the ropes...De Mantenna! De Mantenna!

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Lindsay Lohan and Gal Pal Fight Using Twitter

Things have turned ugly once again between Lindsay Lohan and her on-again, off-again gal-pal Samantha Ronson. Overnight Lindsay took to Twitter and attacked Ronson’s "cheats, errors" and claimed that "you [Ronson] JUST told me that your friends are worth more than i am 2 your family & that i'm gross." The rant continues and poor Lindsay tweets about crying herself to sleep and calls Ronson a “sel-out.” Oh, the drama! [E! Online]

Anton Yelchin Joins The Beaver

Anton Yelchin, the young actor in two of this summer’s blockbusters – the beloved Star Trek and the less beloved Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – has joined the cast of Jodie Foster’s next directorial effort, The Beaver. Mel Gibson plays his father, a man who insists on communicating through a beaver hand puppet, and an unknown actress named Jennifer Lawrence is cast as his love interest. The film has potential to be very funny, as the script is one of the scripts that made the infamous Blacklist – a list of great scripts that no one in Hollywood would make. Let’s just hope this isn’t another Charlie Bartlett. The world doesn’t need more than one of those. [/Film]

He-Man is a No-Go at Warner Bros

It looks like we won’t be getting a new He-Man film anytime soon – at least not from Warner Bros. The studio has decided to let their option on the toy/cartoon show/intellectual property expire. Mattel, the toy company that created He-Man, is now in the process of shopping around for a new owner. They have their work cut out for them, as it doesn’t seem like there are many takers. This is surprising considering the recent success of franchises like Transformers and G.I. Joe. Maybe Disney will acquire He-Man and he’ll wield a flower instead of a sword, and ride atop a zebra in stead of a lion. Who knows? [Variety]

Paris Hilton Quote Included in Esteemed Dictionary


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Paris Hilton has officially said something smart enough to be included in a British dictionary. The heiress has joined the likes of Barack Obama, scientist Stephen Hawking, and Confucius in the latest edition of The Oxford Dictionary of Quotes. The blonde, who is famous for saying “That’s hot,” won her place in the esteemed dictionary with the line: “Dress cute wherever you go, life is too short to blend in.” Okay, she’s got a point. [The Sun]

The Pirate Bay's Rescue Ship Sinking Fast

The company planning to purchase The Pirate Bay was de-listed from the Swedish stock exchange after concluding Thursday it duped investors and regulators in the $8.5 million deal. Those in the economic know have repeatedly questioned Global Gaming Factory’s intentions of turning the world’s most notorious BitTorrent tracker into a legitimate, pay-to-play site. Now, exchange AktieTorget permanently barred the Swedish-based software concern, casting doubt on how company chief Hans Pandeya would pay for the Bay. Man overboard! [Wired]

Twitter to Add Revenue-Generating Features, Hopefully Make a Buck

After a year or more of speculation by bloggers and financial pundits on ways that Twitter could generate revenue, co-founder Biz Stone on Tuesday said the company is building an "analytics dashboard" designed to help businesses keep track of what is being tweeted about them. The dashboard is expected to be ready by the end of the year. Although Twitter has garnered massive attention from its use by well-known tech bigwigs, companies like JetBlue, and personalities like Oprah Winfrey and the women of The View, the company has yet to generate measurable revenue. [Silo Breaker]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Wednesday, September 9

Tuesday, September 8

Friday, September 4

Thursday, September 3

Wednesday, September 2

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