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Nicole Kidman Sent Sexy Texts to Land ‘Paperboy’ Role

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Photos,

Nicole Kidman at the Cannes Film FestivalNicole Kidman sent "provocative" text messages to Lee Daniels to land her role in Paperboy.

The director was reluctant to cast such a big-name actress in the low-budget movie - which sees Zac Efron and Matthew McConaughey play two brothers investigating the case of a death row inmate played by John Cusack - so Nicole went to extreme lengths to get him to agree to cast her as a sex-crazed woman obsessed with marrying a convicted killer.

"Lee said, 'Look, we've got no money, you're going to have to do your own hair and make-up. So I actually went into my bathroom and I got out the fake tan and put on fake eyelashes and got a hairpiece thing that was platinum, threw it all on and texted a photo to Lee in all these different provocative positions. That's how it came together. What he sent back I can't say, but it was a thumbs up."

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Leaked: New ATT text messaging plans in preparation for Verizon iPhone

ATT new text messaging rates

AT&T customers, get ready for new text messaging rates to go into effect starting next week. As the Verizon iPhone approaches, the company is looking to make their plans look a bit more attractive, and not so different from what Verizon will be offering. Above is an image leaked out of Best Buy showing that AT&T will have two text messaging plans going forward. The first is a new $10 per month for 1000 text messages (with each additional costing $.10,) while the second is the $20 unlimited text plan ($30 for family plans.) Going away are the $5/200 message and $15/1500 message plans. If you're  a current customer on one of those plans, you are grandfathered in and can hold onto it, but new customers won't have those choices starting on January 23rd. Also on that day, AT&T will be raising activation fees.

We're not sure how much this will do to keep people from jumping ship, but it certainly makes the texting plans a little clearer. Also, be sure to check out how Best Buy plans to convince customers to choose the AT&T iPhone. War is upon us!

Teens sending 3,339 texts per month on average

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: Cell Phones,

New reports from Nielsen show that teens are sending and/or receiving an average of 3,339 text messages every month, or 111 texts per day.

The statistic shows that girls are more prone to texting than males are, averaging 4,050 texts per month; while males averaged 2,539 texts a month. While text usage is rising, voice calls are declining rapidly. Teenagers spend 646 minutes per month talking on their cell phones on average. This is a 14% decrease from last year.

However, males take the lead when it comes to browsing the web, averaging 75 MB of mobile data per month. Females only averaged 53 MB in this category. Even so, both sexes have seen an extraordinary leap over last years stats of 11 MB and 17 MB of data per month. 

Read More | TG Daily

Listen to Alleged Tiger Woods Voice Mail, Read His Apology

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Sports, Dating, Hook-ups, Rumors,

It appears the car accident isn’t the only thing is “responsible” for these days.

In a new statement posted on his personal website, the famed golfer came short of admitting any he had been involved in an extramarital affairs. The 33-year-old did, though, claim once again that he is “short of perfect” and apologized to his family for any “transgressions” that may have let his family down.

Today’s post (which can be read fully after the jump), comes on the same day Us Weekly published a reported voice mail made between the golfer and another woman he had allegedly been seeing. Although last Friday’s car accident reportedly stemmed from a National Enquirer story about Woods and a woman named Rachel Uchitel, this new story claims Tiger had been dating a 24-year-old cocktail waitress off-and-on for approximately 31 months.

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Read More | Us Weekly

AT&T Responds to American Idol Voting Controversy

American IdolAs , reports have surfaced that one of American Idol’s biggest sponsors, AT&T, might have influenced the surprising conclusion of season 8.

According to the New York Times, AT&T reps were present at Kris Allen parties during the final voting night of . Allegedly, employees of the company not only provided free text-messaging to party-goers but also showed them how to power text. This method of texting allows voters to send out multiple votes simultaneously, using only a single button. Technically, power texting is against the Idol voting rules.

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American Idol: Voting Scandal?

Kris Allen

According to the New York Times, AT&T became a big part of several Kris Allen parties during last week’s finale. Their reports suggest marked voter influencing and support for that camp.

Allegedly, AT&T representatives not only provided free text-messaging services to Allen party attendees, but also taught texters how to power-text. This method of texting allows users to send many messages at once, with a single button. This could make it easier to send out many more votes in favor of one Idol contestant.

In case you somehow missed it, AT&T is a huge American Idol sponsor.

Read More | Entertainment Weekly

Man Fined for SMS Hate Message

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cell Phones,

TextingBe careful when you text message. A German man was fined $2,300.00 for accidentally passing on an SMS hate message right before Germany defeated Turkey in the Euro 2008 soccer tournament. The message said, “by opening this SMS, you have killed a Turk.” Accused with inciting racial hatred, the man claimed that the only reason he was caught was because he accidentally forwarded it to someone whose house was searched by police. We figure texting something like that in the first place would be about the same as saying the “b” word in an airport.

Read More | Reuters

Inauguration: DC Verizon Wireless customers send 2.9 millon SMS messages

Barack Obama SMS continues to reach the hearts of minds of the nation’s younger citizens, and you just have to look at the way technology is being used as proof. My pal John Czwartacki from just shared an interesting piece of info - Verizon Wireless DC customers sent and received 2.9 million SMS messages between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm yesterday, during the inauguration. That’s a lot of tap-typing. To give an idea of reference, that is more than three times the number os texts sent last week during the same four hour timeframe.

[Thanks, CZ!]

Read More | CZ

Mobile Carriers Warn About Coverage

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cell Phones, Handhelds,

The PrezMobile service providers are nervous that today’s inauguration won’t be able to handle the demand of cell phone and handheld calls, texts, photos and videos of the event. COWS (Cells on Wheels), COLTS (Cells on Light Trucks) and SatCOLTS (Satellite Cell Sites on Light Trucks) are being sent in to meet the demand. Carriers are also increasing in-building coverage on Capital Hill, along the parade route, the National Mall, and other high traffic areas. Even with the boost, those attending may still get a “no, you can’t” signal and carriers are hoping that users will text instead of making their calls,or taking photos and video.

Update: In fact, this seems to be the case, so if you are catching up on your handheld or cellie, there may be a delay.

Read More | eWeek

Peek Portable Email

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet, Misc. Tech,

PeekEmail addicts might want to look into Peek, a simple device that makes it easy to check messages on the fly. Available in 3 colors, it features a full keyboard, scroll navigation, and is lightweight with a 2.5-inch color display. The Peek is compatible with most providers in the U.S. and holds up to 8MB memory. You get unlimited access and text messages for a flat monthly rate of $19.95. Right now they are running a special of $20.00 off the $99.95 price until December. Their new software, including shortcuts, will be loaded in the devices, and a rechargeable lithium ion battery, case and AC charger are included.

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