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    The publicity blurb describes it as 'unprecedented', and certainly all the indications are that the forthcoming six-part Harry & Meghan conflagration on Netflix will make the bombshells of that Oprah interview look like a little local difficulty. Over six beautifully lit and shot and slickly edited hours, we will have Harry and Meghan speaking at length about the paradise they have found in California, and in each other. Alongside that heart-warming love story will be a stark reckoning for those who are deemed to have been racist, and those whom Prince Harry believes endangered his wife, inside and outside the palace. His family, who caused him to quit what he refers to snippily as 'my previous job', can expect a frank assessment of their failures in his eyes, too. Netflix confirms that backing him up will be 'family and friends' who will talk about the impact of 'Megxit' and the run-up to it — and why they 'had' to go. It's predicted that Meghan's mother, Doria, will be the one and only family member on camera, making her media debut....
    Tim Burton's Wednesday has become a smash hit for Netflix in its debut week on the streaming giant.  The show, which stars Jenna Ortega as the main character, Christina Ricci and Catherine Zeta-Jones, racked up a record-making 341.2million viewing hours and beating Stranger Things, according to Netflix.  It's also the no.1 show in 83 countries - tying with Stranger Things.  A hit! The show Wednesday (pictured) has become a smash hit for Netflix and has dethroned Stranger Things -  breaking the streaming giant's viewership record Netflix said in a tweet on Tuesday: 'Wednesday now holds the record for most hours viewed in a week for an English-language series on Netflix, with 341.2 MILLION HOURS!' RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'I like her': Cardi B reveals she wishes she could 'smoke... Jenna Ortega suits up to promote Netflix's Wednesday and... Christina Ricci dons sheer black spiderweb-inspired ensemble... Millie Bobby Brown, 18, reveals she met boyfriend Jake... Share this article Share 'The series — starring Jenna Ortega from EPs Tim Burton, Al...
    Netflix has found success in the true crime genre as the streamer announced that The Watcher will be renewed for a second season and Monster will return as an anthology series with two new installments. The first iteration of Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan's Monster anthology, titled Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, saw huge success having been watched 856.2 million hours within the first 28 days of its release. It became Netflix's second most popular English TV season after Stranger Things.  Dahmer, which follows the life of the infamous serial killer, topped both the Netflix and Nielsen streaming charts, and is projected to reach 1 billion view hours in the coming weeks, according to Netflix. The two new installments of the anthology will each focus on 'other monstrous figures who have impacted society,' but the specific crimes have not been revealed. A second season has also been announced for The Watcher, which is based on the true story of a family in New Jersey who is harassed out of their dream home by a man who sends them mysterious letters. ...
    Bridgerton producer Shonda Rhimes has slammed Netflix's new subscription tier that includes ads, complaining that the introduction of mid-show commercials will interrupt her storytelling. After continuously losing subscribers, the streaming giants have introduced a subscription tier that will play 15-30 second commercials during shows and movies. Netflix has told creators that they will not be sharing any revenue they get from advertising.  Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy, who head production company Intrepid Pictures, are also reportedly incensed by Netflix's decision and agree with Rhimes that ads interfere with storytelling. When Rhimes signed a multiyear deal with Netflix in 2021 to exclusively make content for the company, there was a strict policy that the streaming service would not use ads.  But some producers seem less bothered by the plan including Ryan Murphy, who's hit show Dahmer recently became the second-highest viewed English show on Netflix.  Bridgerton producer Shonda Rhimes has said she is not happy with Netflix introducing ads to the service, as she thinks it will disrupt storytelling Meanwhile, producer Ryan Murphy, who inked a $300 million deal with the...
    He has lost several major business deals following his anti-Semitic remarks. And now, Kanye West's Essentials Playlist on Apple Music has been removed, indicating the streaming giant are also cuttings ties with the rapper.  The 45-year-old has been on a tirade lately, calling for death to Jews who have wronged him and also calling President Biden the 'r' word. Dropped:  Kanye West's Essentials Playlist on Apple Music has been removed, indicating the streaming giant are also cuttings ties with the rapper Earlier this week, Daniel Ek, CEO at Spotify, addressed Kanye's 'awful' comments during an interview with Reuters.  The rival of Apple Music stated that his music does not violate the Spotify's anti-hate policies and that it would be down to Ye's label, Universal Music Group's Def Jam, to pull his catalog. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'She's one of the greatest songwriters of our generation':... David Guetta, 54, 'splits from model girlfriend Jessica... Hailey Bieber flashes her underwear in a VERY racy sheer... Gal Gadot turns heads in a slinky scarlet...
    Apple increased the cost of its television streaming service Apple TV+ for the first time since it launched in 2019 because its catalogue has grown extensively, the company said. The cost of Apple TV+ for subscribers will jump by almost 50 percent from $4.99 to $6.99 per month and similarly the annual plan will go from being  $49 to $69 a year. Apple also recently increased the cost of its music streaming platform Apple Music by $1 to $10.99 a month for a single user. Price hikes to streaming services are also being implemented by other providers.  This year Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu all raised their monthly subscription prices. Netflix and Hulu both raised prices by $1 per month, while Disney+ is up by $3. The cost of Apple TV+ will jump by almost 50 percent from $4.99 to $6.99 per month The price will go up in order to reflect the streaming service's extensive and diverse range of programs, Apple said in a statement The price will go up in order to reflect the streaming service's extensive and diverse...
    Mattel has expanded its Barbie deal at Netflix into a long-term content partnership including specials and series about the doll. The two companies had already teamed up for an 'interactive special' called Barbie: Epic Road Trip, slated to drop on Netflix next Tuesday. Now they have committed to a multiyear arrangement where Mattel Television will make exclusive content for Netflix, per The Hollywood Reporter. Iconic brand: Mattel has expanded its Barbie deal at Netflix into a long-term content partnership including specials and series about the doll However alongside the exclusives, they can also continue to produce non-exclusive entertainment products that other outlets can carry. Barbie: Epic Road Trip is an 'interactive' special in the sense that Netflix users have an option of 500 story combinations and 100 choices they can select from at will in order to manipulate the plotline to their liking. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'Fake Barbie' OnlyFans model, 24, is jailed for 18 years... Jason Aldean and wife Brittany share a smooch as they head... Share this article Share The...
    In this article NFLXFollow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNTDaniel Craig returns as Benoit Blanc in "Glass Onion: A Knives Out Story."NetflixNetflix backtracked on advertisements. Should theatrical releases be next? Some theater owners and industry analysts are wondering whether the streaming giant will rethink its resistance to the traditional Hollywood movie release model as it looks for new ways to grow revenue. This Thanksgiving, Netflix plans to release "Glass Onion: A Knives Out Story," the sequel to the 2019 hit whodunnit "Knives Out," in select theaters for a week before offering it to subscribers a month later. The streamer reportedly shelled out $400 million for the rights to two sequels after the original "Knives Out" generated $312 million globally on a budget of just $40 million. The first film's performance at the box office in turn provoked questions about why Netflix has limited the release of "Glass Onion" to just one week in only 600 theaters. And with a thin pipeline of big movie releases this year, theater owners want more from Netflix. "We are happy they are experimenting and giving...
    It’s a modern tragicomedy that the Duke and Duchess of Woke thought they could demand a deal worth, at minimum, tens of millions of dollars from a Hollywood streaming giant without having to deliver the goods. Perhaps at the moment they signed, when Netflix profits and subscriptions were continuing to skyrocket thanks to lockdowns forcing folk indoors around the world, it was a slim possibility. Maybe they thought its boss Ted Sarandos would be satisfied with the promise of Harry’s twee documentary about the Invictus Games and Meghan’s uber woke (and now cancelled) animated TV series about a 12-year-old girl who met the types of feminist icons with whom she swaps stories of victimhood in her dire podcast. But now, with the company under increasing financial pressure to deliver non-woke content that will drive new sign-ups, commercial reality bites. Netflix is demanding its pound of flesh and the Sussexes are clearly floundering. Harry and Meghan reportedly want to make edits to their hotly anticipated Netflix show Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos is said to have personally secured the couple's multi-million...
    The cousin of one of Jeffrey Dahmer's victims said members of his family have been 'retraumatized' by Netflix's reenactment of  'emotional' courtroom breakdown by another cousin, Rita Isbell, and claimed the streaming giant never 'notified' them.  Eric Thulhu, 33, of Chicago, took to Twitter to denounce Netflix's new series Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, claiming his family is 'pissed' about it.  Thulhu's cousin, Errol Lindsey, was 19 when he disappeared from a Milwaukee mall and would become Dahmer's 11th known victim. He was reportedly lured to Dahmer's apartment to pose for nude photos.  'I’m not telling anyone what to watch, I know true crime media is huge [right now], but if you’re actually curious about the victims, my family (the Isbell’s) are pissed about this show,' Thulhu wrote on Twitter.  'It’s retraumatizing over and over again, and for what? How many movies/shows/documentaries do we need?' I’m not telling anyone what to watch, I know true crime media is huge rn, but if you’re actually curious about the victims, my family (the Isbell’s) are pissed about this show. It’s retraumatizing over and...
    Marilyn Monroe biopic star Ana de Armas has slammed the rating for the upcoming release – believing that there are far more explicit shows on the streaming giant. The actress said that she was ‘baffled’ by the NC-17 rating for the show, adding that there are a ‘number of shows or movies’ that are ‘way more explicit with a lot more sexual content. ‘ Director Andrew Dominik also lambasted the decision as political' and 'a bunch of horses***. Over the Motion Pictures Association of America rating. Blonde author Joyce Carol Oates and Jamie Lee Curtis - whose father Tony Curtis co-starred with Monroe in Some Like It Hot - have both seen the film and fully approve.  Many have accused Netflix of trying to up the hype of the show before it is released on September 28 by giving it the adults only rating – hoping it will encourage viewers to tune in. The streaming giant has filled our small screens with extremely erotic options – as well as the more gruesome and blood-filled horror choices. The Marilyn Monroe biopic...
    Amazon has reached a three-year agreement with Nielsen to measure its Thursday Night Football audiences across Prime Video and its gaming website, Twitch, bringing a hallmark of broadcast television into the NFL's new exclusive streaming arrangement. Nielsen has agreed to measure Amazon's Thursday Night Football audiences for the next three seasons starting this fall, when Prime Video and Twitch will begin broadcasting the games exclusively as part of the tech giant's $1 billion-per-season media contract with the NFL. Now, instead of using streaming figures provided by Amazon, the NFL and its advertisers can get the same kinds of data sets created by Nielsen for other league broadcasts, making apples-to-apples comparisons a bit easier. Sportscaster Colleen Wolf, Steve Smith, Joe Thomas, and Michael Irvin on the set of NFL Networks Thursday Night Football broadcast after an NFL regular season game between the Washington Redskins and Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, October 24, 2019 in Minneapolis Nielsen will measure NFL audiences for Prime Video, Twitch's simulcast featuring popular streamers Dude Perfect, local affiliates airing the games on network television, as well as all...
    In this article NFLXA button for launching the Netflix application is seen on a remote control in this photo illustration in Warsaw, Poland on April 25, 2019.Jaap Arriens | NurPhoto | Getty ImagesThere's a big money question haunting Netflix. In recent years, the streamer has spent big on flashy, blockbuster-style action movies like "The Gray Man" and "Red Notice," which ran the company $200 million each. The films are the first steps in bids to spark event-level franchises. But they're costly, and it's unclear how impactful they have been for Netflix's bottom line. Meanwhile, the platform's smash hit "Stranger Things," a supernatural thriller with horror undertones, has become a clear cultural touchstone. The series, which just released its fourth season, has inspired Halloween costumes and videogame versions of the monster-filled alternative universe. While the show has a similar budget to these high-octane action flicks — around $30 million per episode, or more than $200 million per season — its success has led some in the industry to question whether high-budget features are worth Netflix's investment. Netflix's streaming rivals have begun...
    (CNN)Three years after suing Netflix, Mo'Nique is airing a special on the streamer. "Thrilled to announce that Netflix is the home for the next original stand-up special from the groundbreaking, trailblazing, and iconic Mo'Nique!" Netflix tweeted Tuesday.In a video with the tweet, Mo'Nique said, "Can y'all believe this s—?" I done came on home to Netflix.""Hey y'all, it's your girl Mo'Nique and I'm so excited to share that I'll be shooting my first Netflix comedy special," she said. She also plugged her upcoming movie "The Deliverance," saying, "And in case you didn't hear, I'm also reuniting with my friend, my brother, director Lee Daniels on the Netflix film 'The Deliverance.' You won't want to miss either of them, so y'all stay tuned! And thank y'all my sweet babies. I love us for real."Read MoreMo'Nique filed a complaint against Netflix over an opening offer of $500,000 for a standup special in 2018. She argued the offer was discriminatory, citing multimillion-dollar deals the company gave to Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Ellen DeGeneres and Ricky Gervais.MoNique files discrimination suit against Netflix"I had a...
    NETFLIX has suffered another crushing blow as the Stranger Things maker revealed its lost almost a million subscribers. Some 970,000 viewers quit the streaming giant between April and July, following a massive exodus at the beginning of the year. 1Stranger Things is credited with helping stem lossesCredit: Netflix The firm had already began tightening its belt with job losses and the axing of some shows. Netflix has faced fierce competition with new rivals like Disney+ bursting onto the scene. People have also been forced to make tough choices as the cost of living crisis bites. The highest amount of cancellations came from the US and Canada, followed by Europe. Read more about NetflixFLIX THE SWITCH Millions of Netflix users could be BANNED for breaking three simple rulesNETFLIX & BILL Netflix asks users to PAY to share passwords – how much you could be charged But the number of losses this time round is actually better than bosses had feared. And they believe it's thanks to the huge success of their hit sci-fi horror series. "If there was a single thing,...
    I was there. A true early adopter, ‘scrolling’ the menu, talking about shows in terms of ‘seasons’ and ‘narratives’, shunning terrestrial as if it were some blowsy old lover who’d gone to seed.  For the first year after its UK launch in 2012, Netflix only offered an occasional diversion from my regular homespun viewing. But then, on 1 February 2013, House of Cards season one dropped. And everything changed. For ever.  The super-smart political thriller may have been on my small screen but its impact was cinematic. The opening credits (which you could skip if you so desired – how about that!?) were a little arthouse movie in themselves. The series starred proper Hollywood actors and the story was utterly compelling: ruthless pragmatism and manipulation, libidinous cigarette smoking, betrayal and corruption. ] As the streaming giant reveals it soon expects to have lost two million subscribers, Simon Mills charts the highs and lows of his own love affair with Netflix shows. Illustration: Tim Mcdonagh Newly single at the time, and without a TV aerial on the roof of my new home...
    Weeks after Netflix laid off over 150 employees, the streaming giant has cut another 300 staffers as the streaming giant grapples with a weakened stock price.  Netflix employs 11,000 staffers globally, and the cuts were made across multiple areas of the company as executives try to cut costs wherever they can. 'While we continue to invest significantly in the business, we made these adjustments so that our costs are growing in line with our slower revenue growth. We are so grateful for everything they have done for Netflix and are working hard to support them through this difficult transition,' a Netflix spokesperson told Variety.  Netflix announced it had lost 200,000 subscribers at the end of Q1, shrinking the value of the company nearly 70%. It also announced it expects to lose another 2 million subscribers by the end of Q2.  In January, Netflix stock was worth over $600 a share, but that price has reduced substantially, and shares were being traded at around $180 on Thursday.  Netflix is currently trading at $181.71 per share, as opposed to $348 per share...
    In this article NFLXA scene from Netflix's "Stranger Things".Source: NetflixCould Netflix ditch its binge-release model? Stranger things have happened. The all-at-once release strategy for television shows is a bedrock of Netflix's strategy. The first seven episodes of "Stranger Things," which all premiered on May 27, broke records. It was the biggest premiere weekend ever for an English-language TV show on the service with nearly 287 million hours watched. Despite the success of its marquee series, however, Netflix is struggling to jumpstart subscriber growth. So its binge strategy is facing new scrutiny as the company looks for ways to better retain its subscriber base. "With Netflix, or anyone, never say never," said Peter Csathy, founder and chairman of advisory firm Creatv Media. "Just like they said 'no way, no advertising,' don't assume that binge viewing is forever." He added: "Binge viewing is on the table." Investors are questioning Netflix's ability to address subscriber losses and growing competition in the streaming space. The streamer's stock plummeted over the past year from $700 per share to around $160. The company reported a loss...
    Elon Musk has praised Netflix for its recent crackdown on woke workers, after slamming the streaming giant last month as having a 'woke mind virus' that makes it 'unwatchable.'  Last week, the LA-based streamer dished out a new 'culture memo' to staff telling them if they are offended by content the company is working on, they can leave the firm. The guidance came largely in response to workers saying they would part ways with the company if they continued to work with Dave Chappelle, whose recent specials for the streamer have caused backlash over jokes about transgender people. The new policy, titled 'Artistic Expression,' asserts that brass at the company will not 'censor specific artists or voices' even if employees consider the content 'harmful.' In response to a tweet noting the change, Musk tweeted, 'Good move by @netflix.' Elon Musk has praised Netflix for its recent crackdown on woke workers, after slamming the streaming site last month as having a 'woke mind virus' that makes it 'unwatchable' Last week, the LA-based streaming service dished out a new 'culture memo' to staff telling them if they are offended...
    Meghan Markle has wiped all references to her doomed Netflix animation 'Pearl' from her Archewell website after the series was axed by the streaming giant. Pearl, the working title for the Markle-created show, was officially canceled last week as part of a wave of cutbacks prompted by Netflix's drop in subscribers. A prior description of the series under the Archewell Productions subsection was nowhere to be found on Sunday,  'Like many girls her age, our heroine Pearl is on a journey of self-discovery as she tries to overcome life's daily challenges,' a now-removed quote from Meghan read. It continued: 'I'm thrilled that Archewell Productions, partnered with the powerhouse platform of Netflix and these incredible producers, will together bring you this new animated series, which celebrates extraordinary women throughout history. The quietly deleted references come a week after Netflix announced the cancelation of the animated show, in which Meghan was taking the role of executive producer along with David Furnish, Elton John's husband. 'Like many girls her age, our heroine Pearl is on a journey of self-discovery as she tries to...
    A humiliated Meghan Markle wiped all references to her doomed Netflix animation 'Pearl' from her Archewell website after the series was axed by the streaming giant. Pearl, the working title for the Markle-created show, was officially canceled last week as part of a wave of cutbacks prompted by Netflix's drop in subscribers. A prior description of the series under the Archewell Productions subsection was nowhere to be found on Sunday,  'Like many girls her age, our heroine Pearl is on a journey of self-discovery as she tries to overcome life's daily challenges,' a now-removed quote from Meghan read. It continued: 'I'm thrilled that Archewell Productions, partnered with the powerhouse platform of Netflix and these incredible producers, will together bring you this new animated series, which celebrates extraordinary women throughout history. The quietly deleted references come a week after Netflix announced the cancelation of the animated show, in which Meghan was taking the role of executive producer along with David Furnish, Elton John's husband. 'Like many girls her age, our heroine Pearl is on a journey of self-discovery as she tries...
    Netflix chiefs are said to be exasperated by the decision of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to give bombshell interviews to rival television networks – despite having a multi-million-dollar deal with the streaming giant. The Mail on Sunday understands there was 'a real sense of annoyance' when Prince Harry last month revealed details of his meeting with the Queen at Windsor Castle during an interview with NBC. According to a source, that frustration was heightened because a Netflix film crew was shadowing Harry at the time for Heart Of Invictus, a documentary about his event for wounded and injured service personnel and veterans.  'Netflix would have loved the first comments about the visit to the Queen for the documentary,' said the insider. 'There was a real sense of annoyance that they were made to another broadcaster.' Netflix chiefs are said to be exasperated by the decision of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to give bombshell interviews to rival television networks – despite having a multi-million-dollar deal with the streaming giant In his interview with NBC's Today show, broadcast...
    Netflix is being sued by investors who claim the streaming giant misled them about subscriber growth in the six months before it reported a loss of 200,000 subscribers, leading to a plunge in stock price.  The lawsuit filed in San Francisco federal court on Tuesday alleges Netflix violated U.S. securities laws by making 'materially false and/or misleading statements' and because it 'failed to disclose material adverse facts about the company's business, operations and prospects.' It seeks damages for declines in Netflix's share price this year after the company missed its subscriber growth estimates.  Netflix shares dropped 20 percent in January after it disclosed weak subscriber growth and then shares plunged more than 35 percent on April 20 to close at $226.19 after it said it lost 200,000 subscribers in its first quarter.  The lawsuit was filed just days after it was reported by Deadline that Netflix had dropped Meghan Markle's animated series as part of a wave of cutbacks prompted by the streaming service's drop in subscribers.  Filed by a Texas-based investment trust, the lawsuit accused Los Gatos, California-based Netflix...
    Netflix are axing their own shows earlier than ever before and it's thought to be one of the main reasons the platform is quickly losing subscribers, according to new research.    The streaming giant are rapidly cancelling many of their own projects as new data revealed fewer than one in five of Netflix's original shows launched in 2017 actually reached season three - compared to just 31 per cent in 2015. Popular TV dramas like The OA, Marco Polo, and The Punisher are being cancelled by the service after series two - leaving fans furious and threatening to cancel their subscriptions because they no longer want to 'invest their time in a series' over fears it will be 'culled'. Meanwhile, over half of Netflix's own reality TV shows and dramas released in 2018 have not been commissioned for a second series, compared with more than a third launched in 2017 and 28 percent in 2016, reports The Times.  It comes as the streaming behemoth has lost 200,000 subscribers in just three months, while shareholders of the US firm have been warned to...
    Barack and Michelle Obama will not be renewing their lucrative podcast partnership with Spotify after clashing with the streaming giant over exclusivity and how much they were expected to appear in episodes.  The former first couple are said to be looking instead for a new deal at Amazon with its Audible service, or at iHeartMedia, according to Bloomberg which first revealed that the arrangement was not being renewed.  The Obama's signed their deal with Spotify in 2019 for an undisclosed figure but it is likely to be in the realm of $30million, the amount scored by Harry and Meghan in 2019 for a multi-year deal.  Since then, Michelle has hosted her own podcast - The Michelle Obama Podcast - and Barack has appeared in a series with Bruce Springsteen titled Renegades: Born in the USA.  Between them, the Obamas have only released 18 podcast episodes in more than two years.  Barack and Michelle Obama are ending their podcast deal with Spotify after clashing over exclusivity rights, how much they should appear in episodes and how many episodes they wer expected...
    Elon Musk has slammed 'unwatchable' Netflix for becoming infected by the 'woke mind virus' as the streaming giant hemorrhages subscribers. The US company lost 200,000 users between January and March this year, a quarterly report announced yesterday, causing shares to plummet by 25 per cent. Netflix projected a loss of another 2million subscribers in the current April-June quarter and is now proposing introducing adverts and stopping password sharing in a bid to stem the exodus.  Responding to a tweet about the subscription service's devastating performance, Musk said: 'The woke mind virus is making Netflix unwatchable.' A follower then responded: 'Woke mind virus is the biggest threat to the civilization.' The world's richest man replied to him: 'Yes.' Elon Musk has slammed 'unwatchable' Netflix for becoming infected by the 'woke mind virus' as the streaming giant hemorrhages subscribers Upon news that it had shed 200,000 subscribers, its shares plunged by 25%. So far this year, its shares are down about 40%, after markets jolted in January when it said that subscriber growth would slow significantly in 2022 New Netflix show...
    Joni Mitchell has joined Neil Young in removing her music from Spotify in protest against their promotion of Joe Rogan's vaccine-sceptic views. The singer, 78, said she was standing 'in solidarity' with Young who this week demanded Spotify take down his songs unless the platform agrees to stop carrying The Joe Rogan Experience podcast.  The Big Yellow Taxi hitmaker said the streaming giant was allowing 'irresponsible people' to spread lies that were 'costing people their lives'.  You don’t know what you’ve got til its gone: Joni Mitchell has joined Neil Young in removing her music from Spotify in protest against their promotion of Joe Rogan's vaccine-sceptic views The singer, 78, said she was standing 'in solidarity' with Young (pictured) who this week demanded Spotify take down his songs Mitchell also shared an open letter signed by a coalition of medical professionals calling on Spotify to take action against 'mass-misinformation events' occurring on its platform.  'I've decided to remove all my music from Spotify,' Mitchell said in a statement on her official website. 'Irresponsible people are spreading lies that are costing...
    The punchlines and standup routines of hundreds of comedians have been removed from Spotify after an impasse between the audio streaming company and the performers over royalty payments.  Tiffany Haddish, John Mulaney, Kevin Hart, Mike Birbiglia, and Jim Gaffigan are among the household-name performers who now have fewer comedy tracks available for streaming on the platform. The comedians signed with Spoken Giants, a global rights administration company founded in 2019, seeking to be paid royalties not just for their performances, but for the intellectual property in their comedy routines, The Wall Street Journal reported.  Spoken Giants said that negotiations with Spotify to tackle the issue started during the spring, but that without warning, Spotify removed several albums from famous comedians just before Thanksgiving. '@Spotify unilaterally decided to take the content down on the night before Thanksgiving when everyone was about to begin a four-day holiday. Just as we were all about to slip into a food coma.. #StandUpOnSpotify,' the organization tweeted on December 1. John Mulaney (left) and Jim Gaffigan (right) are among the household name performers who now have...
    Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos publicly backed Dave Chappelle as the comedian took to the stage to introduce Jay-Z at the 36th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame introduction ceremony. 'I would like to apologize...nah, I'm just f***ing with y'all,' Chappelle said as he began his speech in reference to the controversial transgender jokes he made in his most recent Netflix special The Closer, according to Rolling Stone. He went on to praise Jay-Z and ended by saying: 'And I am honored to be the n***a that gets to say, "My n***a, welcome to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,' before hugging the producer and going backstage to give a beaming Sarandos a handshake. Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos publicly backed Dave Chappelle (pictured) as the embattled comedian took to the stage to introduce Jay-Z at the 36th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame introduction ceremony Chappelle was at the awards ceremony to introduce the man of the hour Jay-Z. 'And I am honored to be the n***a that gets to say, "My n***a, welcome to the Rock and Roll...
    Netflix's biggest original series  Squid Game is estimated to be worth almost $US900 million ($A1.2 billion) for the streaming giant, Bloomberg News reports, citing figures from an internal Netflix document. The nine-episode thriller, in which cash-strapped contestants play childhood games with deadly consequences in a bid to win 45.6 billion won ($A52 million), became an international hit when it launched last month. In comparison to its estimated net worth, the show cost just $US21.4 million ($A28.8 million) to produce, Bloomberg said. Original content: Squid Game, Netflix's biggest original series launch, is estimated to be worth almost $US900 million ($A1.2 billion) for the streaming giant According to the report, about 132 million people had watched at least two minutes of the show in its first 23 days, easily breaking the record set by UK costume drama Bridgerton, which was streamed by 82 million accounts in its first 28 days. Netflix had earlier announced the show had amassed 111 million fans, but Bloomberg said those figures were based on slightly older data. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Pete...
    Streaming behemoth YouTube appears to have crashed for thousands of users around the world.  Complaints registered by independent site DownDetector indicate the outage is global, but the source of the issue unknown. The Google-owned site is usually highly reliable and the size and scale of the outage is currently unknown.   Streaming behemoth YouTube appears to have crashed for thousands of users around the world The site seems to be suffering a universal loss in functionality, with issues loading the homepage, playing videos and logging in.  MailOnline has contacted YouTube for comment.  
    British author and screenwriter J.K. Rowling poses upon arrival to attend the UK premiere of the film 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' in London on November 13, 2018.TOLGA AKMEN | AFP | Getty Images WarnerMedia owns the rights to one of the most powerful franchises in the world, but a series of controversial statements from the woman who created it threatens to tarnish the brand irrevocably. The Harry Potter books have been a commercial success since they were first published in 1997 and become a key part of the cultural zeitgeist over the last two decades. However, author J.K. Rowling has faced public backlash in recent years for comments about transgender men and women that have been seen as transphobic and oppressive. These remarks have turned the very people who were once inspired by the Harry Potter novels and films against Rowling, leading to a temporary dip in book sales and threats of boycotts against future content. These fans, including members of the LGBTQ community, helped the franchise garner more than $9 billion at the global box office over...
    Seems like 2021 is going to be filled with entertainment, entertainment and only entertainment. As Netflix just announced its slate of films, series and reality shows that’ll release in the current year and boy there’s something for everyone. From dark, thriller romantic to something fashionable, the streaming platform has kept in mind the needs of all. There’s Kartik Aaryan’s Dhamaka, Dhanush-starrer Jagame Thandhiram, Navarasa to reality shows like Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives season two, we feel it is a superb line up for sure. Here, check out the full list below. Kapil Sharma Special, Aranyak, Fabulous Lives Of Bollywood Wives Season 2 – Netflix India’s Web-Series Line-up Is Fiery (Watch Video).  Films: Ajeeb Daastaans  Ajeeb Daastaans is an anthology of four strangely contrasting stories which delves into fractured relationships and unexplored spaces. The stories set in varied milieus, explore jealousy, entitlement, prejudices and toxicity which are often entangled within the heart of their relationships. Each story also takes you on a journey where one would struggle with the moral dilemma of what’s right and what’s wrong, as the lines...
    American singer-songwriter Ariana Grande on Tuesday (local time) teased about one of her upcoming projects by posting a series of black-and-white photos on social media from her 2019 ‘Sweetener world tour’ and tagged Netflix in the posts. The 27-year-old songstress’ fans got to chatting about a possible concert or documentary in the works with the streaming service. MTV Video Music Awards 2020 Full Winners’ List: Lady Gaga-Ariana Grande, The Weekend, BTS Win Big At The Starry Night! “Sweetener movie?!??????,” one fan asked, while another user commented, “GIVE US A DATE.” “Omg is she having a netflix special!!?,” one person wrote. Another said, “DONT PLAY WITH ME ARI.” As per Fox News, Netflix responded to the tweet with, “Excuse me, I love you,” which is a reference to Grande’s song ‘R.E.M.’ Back in 2018, Grande and YouTube worked together on her ‘Dangerous Woman Diaries’ series which consisted of four episodes that documented the behind-the-scenes of her 2017 tour. Lady Gaga Congratulates Ariana Grande for 200 Million Instagram Followers, Says ‘You’re a Queen! Wear That Crown’ (View Post) Fox News reported that...
    The Duke of Sussex has spoken about the power of the human spirit in a promotional video for a new educational site for a Netflix documentary.  Prince Harry, 36, who is currently living in his $14 million mansion in Santa Barbara, made his Netflix debut in the Netflix documentary Rising Phoenix, which was released in August and shares the history and stories behind the Paralympic Games.  The Duke and Duchess stepped into Hollywood after ditching royal duties in March, signing a mega deal with Netflix to provide 'hope and inspiration' believed to be worth as much as $150 million. In the clip, which was shared on a new website along with 'educational resources' and a link to watch the film, Prince Harry quotes Italian fencer Bebe Vio, saying: 'Everything is impossible at the beginning, you just have to try. This is a message that needs to be heard in every corner of the world.' The Duke of Sussex, 36, has spoken about the power of the human spirit in a promotional video for a new educational site for a Netflix...
    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex today denied claims they had agreed to star in a fly-on-the-wall Netflix reality series with cameras following them for three months. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were said to have been hoping to 'give people a glimpse into their lives and see all the charity work they do', according to a source. But a spokesman for the royal couple insisted today: 'The Duke and Duchess are not taking part in any reality shows.'  It comes after Harry and Meghan signed a £112million Netflix deal to make TV series, films and children's shows for the streaming service. Reports had suggested Harry and Meghan would be followed for three months amid the possibility of cameras being allowed into their home in Montecito, California.  But the couple moved to deny the claims in a statement issued this afternoon.  The Duke and Duchess of Sussex talk about voting in the US election during a TV appearance to mark Time magazine's 100 most influential people roll call last week A source had told The Sun: 'They may have had...
    New Jersey police have been called in to break up a huge crowd of revelers gathered together for an event held by a group of YouTube pranksters.  The Nelk Boys - a Canadian trio who boast 5.7 million YouTube subscribers - encouraged fans to show up outside a Seaside Heights home for the launch of their new clothing merchandise on Monday evening.  Footage shared on one of the prankster's Instagram accounts shows hundreds of people cheering outside the residence.  The attendees were not following social distancing guidelines and most were not wearing face masks, despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  New Jersey police have been called in to break up a huge crowd of revelers gathered together for an event held by a group of YouTube pranksters known as The Nelk Boys  The Nelk Boys were seen popping champagne as they celebrated the launch of their new merchandise range. The group encouraged fans to head down to their rental house to celebrate the event  Under current rules in New Jersey, outdoor gatherings cannot exceed 500 people and social distancing...
    The upcoming series of Netflix's The Crown is set to show Princess Diana's heartbreaking battle with bulimia in a move which might cause Princes Harry and William to clash.  Close friends previously said the devastating eating disorder triggered by her broken marriage caused the Princess of Wales to start 'fading away'. And in its upcoming fourth season, Peter Morgan's hit show The Crown will portray her struggle in the 1980s for the first time, making William and other senior royals 'incredibly uncomfortable', a source said. It comes after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry signed a deal with streaming giant Netflix said to be worth some £75million. Actress Emma Corrin, 24, will portray her vomiting after eating. Production company Left Bank Pictures said that eating disorder charity BEAT were on hand to ensure any portrayal was correct and sensitive. The upcoming series of Netflix's The Crown is set to show Princess Diana's (left in 1983) - portrayed by actress Emma Corrin, 24 (right) - heartbreaking battle with bulimia in a move which might cause Princes Harry and William to clash Diana, Princess of Wales, smiles...
    EXPLICIT scenes portraying Princess Diana’s bulimia will feature in Netflix’s The Crown — which could lead her two sons to clash. The hit TV drama’s most explosive series yet focuses on Diana’s battle with the eating disorder in the Eighties. 6 Princess Diana’s bulimia will feature in the next series of Netflix’s The CrownCredit: Splash News 6 Emma Corrin, pictured in her role as Diana, will be seen gorging on food before vomiting into a toiletCredit: Splash News But November’s Season Four release will not sit well with Prince William after brother Harry and his wife Meghan signed a $144million deal with the streaming giant. In episodes dealing with Diana’s crumbling marriage to Prince Charles, actress Emma Corrin, 24, will be seen gorging on food before vomiting into a toilet. A TV insider said: “William and other senior royals are incredibly uncomfortable about this drama and livid Harry is now in partnership with the company that’s airing it. “It’s the latest in a long line of flashpoints between the brothers, but there are few more sensitive subjects than the plight of...
    Furious viewers continued to mount a cancel Netflix campaign Thursday as the controversial French film 'Cuties' hit the streaming service.  Backlash against the movie erupted in August when Netflix debuted a trailer and poster prompting outrage from social media users who were left horrified by the 'sexualized' portrayal of its young stars.  While director Maïmouna Doucouré, 35, said she was stunned by the outrage and that the the poster was 'not representative of the film', anger and calls for it to be dropped remain.  Viewers posted video and images of the twerking 11-year-olds featured in the Netflix trailer Thursday as they accused the movie and its makers of pedophilia.   Furious viewers continue to mount a cancel Netflix campaign as the controversial French film 'Cuties' hit the streaming service on Wednesday amid claims it supports child abuse Social media users have hit out at people defending the movie as they claim that it  promotes pedophilia. A Netflix trailer of the movie featured dancing 11-year-old girls, pictured Several social media users accused Netflix of supporting child abuse by hosting the movie.  ...
    Prince Harry is being urged to get a Netflix musical about his mother pulled, days after he signed a multimillionaire-pound deal with the streaming service. Netflix will screen the controversial musical, named 'Diana: A New Musical', which features a fictitious scene where the Queen labels her a 'tart'. Other controversial lines include the Queen saying to Diana: 'In the old days we would have chopped off your head,' while another scene sees Diana in bed with James Hewitt. Now a former bodyguard of the late princess is calling on her son to get the musical pulled from the streaming service. The calls come after the prince and Meghan Markle signed a deal, believed to be worth up to £112million, with Netflix this week for their new yet-to-be-named production company to make documentaries, feature films, scripted shows and children's programming.  Ken Wharfe, 72, Diana's former bodyguard, The Sun: 'The Diana musical, soon to be premiered on Netflix, presents a huge dilemma to them both. Netflix will screen the controversial musical, named 'Diana: A New Musical', which features a scene where the actor...
    Earlier this week, Netflix announced that their supernatural drama series the Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina would be would be ending after 'part four,' which is set to debut later this year. The streaming platform attempted to ease the woes of Sabrina fans by providing them with a first look at the 'spooky, sexy & supernatural series finale' on Instagram. As if news of the cancellation were not enough to upset viewers, the series' creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa revealed on Friday that a 'part five' of CAOS would have included a Riverdale crossover. Canceled: Earlier this week, Netflix announced that their supernatural drama series the Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina would be would be ending after 'part four,' which is set to debut later this year; Kiernan Shipka as Sabrina in Part Four of the Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina First look: The streaming platform attempted to ease the woes of Sabrina fans by providing them with a first look at the 'spooky, sexy & supernatural series finale' on Instagram; Lachlan Watson, Gavin Leatherwood, Jonathan Whitesell, Jaz Sinclair and Ross Lynch in Part Four of the Chilling Adventures Of...
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