Netflix Reveals 2018’s Most-Binged Shows, Most-Re-Watched Original Movies
Heading toward the end of another year of streaming growth, Netflix has offered a few tidbits of viewing data, naming The Kissing Booth its most-re-watched original movie and On My Block its “most binged” original show.
Measuring global viewing between January 1 and November 28, the tech giant came well short of providing actionable ratings-style information on who is watching what. The press release had a more high-spirited, holiday tone, also ranking the actors whose… Read
Heisman Trophy Winner Kyler Murray Made Homophobic Tweets As Teenager
Add Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray to the list of those with homophobic tweets requiring an apology.
Hours after winning the Heisman, given annually to college football’s top player, the 21-year-old Oklahoma quarterback was apologizing for tweets he made when he was 14-years-old. They were discovered in an online search, becoming standard practice for anyone in the news.
As a teen, Murray made an anti-gay slur to friends via , using the word “queer” as a slam… Read
Ninja Takes Home Three Honors In Gamers Choice Awards On CBS
Winners of the first Gamers' Choice Awards were announced today on a CBS broadcast, led by gamer Ninja copping three honors.
KISS kicked off the show with an homage to the creative genius of comics creator Stan Lee, who is credited with laying the foundation for many games and gaming characters.
The top gamers and esports stars were in attendance, including Ninja, who brought home three Gamers' Choice Awards, taking home honors for Fan Favorite Esports Player of the Year… Read
Menendez Brothers Murderers Surface On Viral Basketball Trading Card
One of the entertainment industry’s most notorious murders has been spotlighted in a most unlikely place – a basketball trading card.
Lyle and Erik Menendez, the Beverly Hills brothers who brutally killed their father and mother, entertainment executive José Menéndez and his wife Mary (Kitty), are depicted on a Hoops trading card from the 1990-1991 season.
The brothers were captured calmly sitting courtside on the card, an action shot featuring former Knicks guard Mark… Read
James Corden Finds Grande Way To Thank Guest Jeff Goldblum
James Corden found a grand way to thank Late Late Show guest Jeff Goldblum last night, and tap into the latest viral hit all at once. Parodying Ariana Grande’s hit single “Thank U, Next,” Corden concocted a dead-on take-off with “Thank U, Jeff.”
Watch it above, and compare to Grande’s original below.
Grande’s tune set a YouTube record this month when it became the most-watched video in a 24-hour period following its debut, snaring more than 46 million views in just 22… Read
Priyanka Chopra-Nick Jonas Profile Taken Down By New York Magazine’s The Cut After Backlash And Apology
A profile of Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas blasted by readers who called it xenophobic, racist and sophomoric has been taken down by the website The Cut, which is owned by New York magazine.
“Upon further editorial review, we found this story did not meet our standards. We've removed it and apologize,” the outlet said in an editor’s note that replaced the original story under the same URL.
Chopra, a Bollywood star whose fame extended to the West in recent years when she… Read
New York Stage & Film Gala Reunites ‘thirtysomething’ Cast Ken Olin, Patricia Wettig & Timothy Busfield
This weekend’s New York Stage and Film winter gala will have a decided thirtysomething aura. In addition to the previously announced honorees (and real-life marrieds) Ken Olin and Patricia Wettig, their former co-star Timothy Busfield will be among the event’s directors.
Among the presenters and performers at the gala will be Jon Robin Baitz, John Gallagher Jr., Josh Radnor and Duncan Shiek. The fundraising event will also honor longtime New York Stage and Film artistic… Read
Netflix Stars Explain ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,’ ‘Private Life’ and ‘The Kindergarten Teacher’ – The Contenders NY
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs actor Tim Blake Nelson first received the script for the Coen brothers-directed project back in 2002. Private Life director Tamara Jenkins revealed she wasn't sure she wanted to broach the topic of infertility before embarking on Private Life. And Maggie Gyllenhaal said she needed to own the role of an educator obsessed with her student's genius in The Kindergarten Teacher.
The trio of films represented the contingent of Netflix films… Read
‘SNL’ Cold Open: Kate McKinnon’s Laura Ingraham Scrapes The Fox News Barrel
It was Kate McKinnon’s turn for the Saturday Night Live cold open, reprising her sketch on Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show The Ingraham Angle as she attacked some of the recent news of the week. Or, as she put it, “Celebrities in California are whining about a little fire, while the President is under constant attack from rain.”
“Ingraham” rolled through some Fox schtick, including a list of things that “sound true but can’t be dismissed just because it isn’t true and… Read
William Goldman Remembered By Hollywood: ‘Princess Bride’, ‘Butch Cassidy’ Writer Was “The Best Ever”
Refresh for updates William Goldman, who won two Oscars for screenwriting (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All The President’s Men), massive respect for his smart storytelling (Marathon Man, Misery), gratitude for the wisdom of his books about film (Adventures in the Screen Trade) and the stage (The Season: A Candid Look at Broadway) and the hearts of several generations (and counting) of Princess Bride fans, is being remembered today by friends, colleagues and… Read
Kim Porter Dies: Model, Actress, Mother Of Sean Combs Children Was 47
Kim Porter, an actress and model who was the mother of rapper Sean Combs’s three children, died today at her Toluca Lake home. She was 47 and had been suffering from an undisclosed respiratory illness for several weeks, according to reports. No official cause of death has been determined.
Police arrived at the home around 11:30 AM and found Porter unresponsive. Porter dated Combs for 13 years.
Porter was originally from Columbus, Georgia. She graduated high school in 1988… Read
Betty White, Rita Moreno, Byron Allen Among NATPE Tartikoff Honorees
NATPE’s annual half-dozen recipients of the Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards in 2019 will include actors Betty White, Rita Moreno and Henry Winkler as well as industry notables Byron Allen, Bob Greenblatt and Mara Brock Akil.
The 16th annual Tartikoffs will be handed out at NATPE’s conference in Miami in January. They are named for the late NBC Entertainment chief who assembled the network’s top-rated programming lineups in the 1980s.
Conference organizers said the award… Read