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Dr. Dre Beats Deal: An Apple For Dre Keeps The Dr. Well Paid

Those who “forgot about Dre”, will remember him well after his recent Beats deal with Apple When he and Interscope buddy Jimmy Iovine came up with the idea for the Beats by Dr. Dre headphones in 2008, the invention was meant to supplant those god awful ear buds that come with your ipod. The still sought after headphones continue to …

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Crackle And Rdio Launch Chromecast Support [Update: So Does Vudu]

Update: Vudu has also launched Chromecast support. Google already has a hit on its hands with the Chromecast, and it’s only going to get better as more apps support it. Google launched the SDK out of beta just last month, essentially giving developers the license to go wild and make their own products Chromecast-ready. Today, Crackle and Rdio both announced …

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Heath Ledger Talks Acting And Michelle Williams In ‘Lost Interview’

Blank on Blank, the PBS Digital Studios project, which takes obscure interviews from entertainment icons, and sets them to interesting animation, has a new video out featuring the late Heath Ledger talking about role playing and about Michelle Williams, who is also featured throughout the visuals. The “lost interview” was conducted by Christine Spines in 2005. Her profile appeared in …

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Captain America: Is Nick Fury Out of Here?

Going by Samuel L. Jackson’s usual pace, maybe one of the hardest working actors has forty more roles to play in the next two years and needed to bow out of the upcoming sequels– from the looks of the newest Captain America TV spot, Jackson’s character Nick Fury might be headed for that Great Eyepatch In the Sky in the …

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Gravity Can’t Be Held Down At The Weekend Box Office

Overall it was a strong weekend for the adults, as for the second weekend in a row, Alfonso Cuaron’s space drama, Gravity, takes the number one spot at the box office followed by Tom Hanks’ high sea drama Captain Phillips. Rory Bruer, head of distribution for Sony Pictures, tells Sacbee.com “We think the success of ‘Gravity’ will also bode well …

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Chinese Audiences Love Jurassic Park 3D

Chinese audiences marveled at Steven Spielberg’s dinosaur-romping classic from the early 1990’s this week: Jurassic Park 3D earned almost $30 million in worldwide revenue in a single week. A Yahoo News story says the increased revenue will greatly benefit the film, which is already coming to the end of its summer run in western theaters. The Hollywood Reporter has more: …

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Animal Activists Say “No Dolphins” to Anchorman “Ron Burgundy”

A movie is schedule for release just before Christmas. It features scenes with dolphins and one animal group says they are fighting mad about it. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) says the upcoming feature film “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” has scenes they want censored before its release next month. Delcianna Winders, the PETA Foundation Director …

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Amazon Releases First Round of “Notable” Videos

A story about a man and his jellyfish. Small town ruin and survival. Post-apocalyptic future. These are just a few scenarios from Amazon’s new collection of video releases Amazon announced the release of some concept videos; a way to illustrate new movie ideas and get people excited about potentially upcoming films. Although not all of the current videos will become …

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‘Orange Is The New Black’ Cast Gets New Addition For Season 2

Netflix’s new hit show Orange is the New Black has added a cast member for the second season, and promoted a couple of recurring cast members from the first season to regulars for the second one. The news, which comes from Deadline as an exclusive, is that Lorraine Toussaint (pictured above) will play a character named Vee, described as “a …

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Downton Abbey’s Maggie Smith Is ‘Queen Of The Double Take’

PBS has uploaded a new video featuring Downton Abbey’s Jim Carter (Carson) talking about Maggie Smith, who he had deemed “queen of the doubletake”. If you’ve already watched the season finale, don’t forget to check out this heartwrenching look back at Mary and Matthew Crawley’s life together. Also, here’s Carter talking about how Carson should marry Mrs. Hughes.

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Downton Abbey Makes Patton Oswalt Want To Set An Arby’s On Fire

There are a lot of people talking about Downton Abbey on Twitter today, now that PBS has run the season finale here in the U.S. While many had already seen the episode, a lot of American fans only got the opportunity to do so on Sunday. While I won’t spoil it here, suffice it to say, something big happened. Comedian …

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Watch The Walking Dead Midseason Premiere For Free On Android, iPhone, iPad And Kindle Fire

AMC announced this week that it will be streaming the midseason premiere of The Walking Dead online for free until March 10. Today, the network also announced that the episode is now available for a limited time (presumably the same period of time) on the AMC Mobile app for Android, iPhone, iPad and Kindle Fire. The app also provides behind-the-scenes …

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YouTube Shows Are About To Be Shown On Virgin America Flights

YouTube announced that it is teaming up with Virgin America to bring a handful of shows to all of the airline’s flights in the U.S. and Mexico. Those shows would be: H+ The Digital Series, WIGS’ Blue, Geek & Sundry’s Written By a Kid, Crash Course and Barely Political’s The Key of Awesome. The shows will be on the flights …

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The Walking Dead Does Something No Other Cable Show Has Done In History

AMC announced today that The Walking Dead is the first cable television series in history that has achieved being the biggest show of the Fall season among the Adult 18-49 rating. The show beat out such broadcast hits as The Voice, Modern Family, X Factor, Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory and Grey’s Anatomy. “Representing both the …

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The Walking Dead Episode 308: Here’s What The Cast And Crew Have To Say About It

AMC aired The Walking Dead episode 308 on Sunday. As you may know, it was the mid-season finale. The network has posted an inside look at the episode, including some interviews with cast and crew. It does contain spoilers, so if you haven’t watched the episode yet, you may want to hold off. Otherwise, proceed. Season 3 of The Walking …

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George Lucas: When I First Made Star Wars, Everybody Said, “This Is A Movie Disney Should Have Made”

As you have no doubt heard, George Lucas has sold Lucasfilm (and Star Wars) to Disney. A new Star Wars is coming out in 2015. More on the deal here. George Lucas talks about the deal and his thoughts about Disney more in this clip that was uploaded to the Star Wars YouTube channel: “I felt that I really wanted …

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Yahoo And Paramount Bring Back “Burning Love” For Two More Seasons

Yahoo and Paramount announced the renewal of its comedy series Burning Love, which debuted in June on Yahoo Screen. There will be at least two more seasons, beginning next year. “The star-studded first season of Burning Love, produced by Ben Stiller (among others), premiered to critical acclaim and is coming back with another exciting season that will feature Ken Marino, …

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Iron Man 3 Trailer Teaser Uploaded By Marvel

Marvel uploaded a new teaser trailer for Iron Man 3 to its YouTube channel on Sunday. It’s a whopping seventeen seconds long, and some of those seconds are spent without showing actual footage, so don’t expect a whole lot going in. Still, fans of the franchise have something to tide them over until something longer is released. Take a look: …

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Jennifer Esposito Calls Out CBS On Twitter

Jennifer Esposito is being written out of the cast of the CBS show Blue Bloods after appearing in 42 episodes. As one might imagine, she’s not too thrilled with this news, and has taken to Twitter to call out CBS. Esposito suffers from Celiac Disease, a digestive disease that interferes with the way one gets their nutriets from food. It …

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Mad Men Season 5 DVD, Blu-Ray Release Date Is 10/16

Mad Men Season 5 will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray, and for digital download on Tuesday, October 16. AMC says in a blog post, ” The AMC premiere of Season Five was the most watched Mad Men episode ever, up over 21% from the previous season premiere. Mad Men continues to establish itself as one of the most honored …

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Web-Based Penske Media Buys Century-Old Publication Variety

The web claims a historic print publication. Penske Media Corporation, which owns publication/blog brands like BGR, Deadline, Hollywood Life, HollyBaby, ENTV, MovieLine, TVLine, and OnCars, has now acquired Variety, the entertainment news publication that has been around for over a century. Variety was founded in 1905 by Sime Silverman, and now it has been purchased by Penske from Reed Elsevier …

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The Walking Dead Series 2 Action Figures Are Coming This Month

A new series of The Walking Dead action figures is about to be released from McFarlane toys. The toy maker has teamed up with AMC to create the latest series, which includes main characters Shane and Rick, as well as zombies from the first two seasons of the hit show. “Like the first series, humans include multiple interchangeable accessories and …

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The Walking Dead Pays Tribute To The Social Network

The Internet has been a tremendous promotional tool for AMC’s The Walking Dead, and Facebook, in particular, has helped keep fans engaged and hungry for the next season. Last month, AMC released a social The Walking Dead Facebook game, as one example of this engagement in practice. Now, the show has reached ten million Facebook fans. That’s a sixth of …

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WWE Mobile App Gives Fans Exclusive Content During Monday Night Raw

WWE has launched a new mobile app for iOS and Android, giving fans access to to a “second screen TV companion experience,” which activates during Monday Night Raw. The app features live polls and content during that time. The app also comes with exclusive videos and content, access to the social media streams for every WWE “Superstar” and “Diva,” as …

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The Walking Dead Movie Reportedly Being Discussed

There are no official talks for the release of a feature film of AMC’s The Walking Dead, as far as we know, but according to prominent horror movie news site Bloody Disgusting, there are non-official talks, or “rumblings,” among those working closely with the show’s crew and AMC itself. Lots more The Walking Dead goodness right here. Bloody Disgusting’s Mr. …

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Now Stanley Kubrick Fans Must Own iPads

Actor Matthew Modine, who recently appeared in The Dark Knight Rises, but will forever be known as Private Joker from Stanley Kubrick’s classic Full Metal Jacket, wrote a book called Full Metal Jacket Diary, which was released in 2005. Now, Modine has released an iPad app based on the book, which he describes as an “appumentary,” and an “entirely reimagined, …

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Hugh Jackman Shows Google+ How Pumped He Is For “The Wolverine” (And Hugh Jackman)

Hugh Jackman is one of those people who actually has a lot of followers on Google+. His verified, official account is in nearly 3 million people’s circles. For Google+, that’s pretty popular. On Friday, he posted this: Hugh Jackman3 days ago "Wolverine is back…feel so pumped about this one……never felt so ready!!!!" 2128    456 Powered by socialditto The next …

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DirecTV Customers Not The Only Ones To Lose Viacom Programming

As previously reported, Viacom and DirecTV have been unable to reach an agreement to keep DirecTV customers getting programming from Viacom. Here’s what Daniel Tosh had to say about it. Viacom has now cut off online streaming of some of its shows from its sites, to all viewers, so now even people that aren’t DirecTV customers no longer have convenient …

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Would Game Of Thrones Be Better With Lightsabers? Watch This Video To Find Out

The answer is no, but this video does exist, so enjoy. I’m not going to bother with a lot of explanation on this one. It’s Game of Thrones and it’s lightsabers. What else do you want from me? I will say that effects-wise, it looks pretty good. The video was made as its creator’s first attempt at rotoscoping in Adobe …

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Ignoring D-Day Isn’t The Only Reason Google Sparked Controversy With Its Drive-In Doodle

About a month ago, Google ran a doodle on its homepage, celebrating the anniversary of the opening of the first drive-in theater. It even came with a special, playable video: Google irked some people with the doodle for choosing the opening of the first drive-in, as opposed to the anniversary of D-Day, which fell on the same day, but many …

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