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House of Cards Taught Russian Trolls About American Politics

One way to better understand the American mindset

(Newser) - Members of the so-called "troll factory" that Russian President Vladimir Putin employed to influence the 2016 presidential election were required to watch House of Cards as part of their training in US politics, Yahoo reports. In a television interview broadcast Sunday by the independent Russian TV station Rain, a... More »

Crafty Politician Channels Frank Underwood, Goes Viral

He says he wanted 'the world's attention'

(Newser) - He might not have the speech-writing skills of Frank Underwood, but it appears he can spin a story just as well: Mexican politician Miguel Angel Covarrubias Cervantes shared a Facebook video Tuesday in which he delivers a speech that will sound awfully familiar to any fan of House of Cards ... More »

Robin Wright Threatened Her Way to Equal Pay on House of Cards

'You better pay me'

(Newser) - In a bit of scheming that would do Claire Underwood proud, Robin Wright says she threatened her way into getting equal pay on House of Cards, Sky News reports. After seeing data that Claire was at points more popular than fictional husband Frank Underwood, she decided it was time she... More »

Critics Decry New House of Cards

One writer notes, in particular, its terrible depiction of DC

(Newser) - Let's just say critics are not in love with the third season of House of Cards. In a Washington Post column, Seth Masket calls the Netflix series "the worst show about American politics. Ever." He explains that many of the "lessons" the show teaches viewers are... More »

Netflix Accidentally Uploads House of Cards, Then Yanks It

Season 3 is quickly taken down

(Newser) - House of Cards fans likely know that season 3 doesn't arrive on Netflix until Feb. 27. Which is why it was pretty weird today when 10 new episodes showed up unannounced and available for live streaming. For a little while anyway. Netflix tells CNBC that a "bug in... More »

House of Cards Actress Dead at 61

Elizabeth Norment died earlier this month, her agent reveals

(Newser) - Elizabeth Norment, who played the executive secretary to Kevin Spacey's character on House of Cards, died earlier this month at age 61, her agent told NBC News yesterday. Norment, who also appeared on TV shows including Law & Order, ER, St. Elsewhere, and LA Law, died at New York'... More »

Pussy Riot Will Be in House of Cards

2 members to appear in next season of Netflix show

(Newser) - Two members of Pussy Riot are set to appear on the next season of House of Cards, production insiders tell Baltimore's City Paper . Nadya Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina were on set in the city last week, a source at the paper says. The Huffington Post notes that the Russian... More »

Kate Mara: I Got 'Paid to Lie'

Spoilers (or something close to them) ahead on 'House of Cards'

(Newser) - Netflix apparently figures that five or six days is enough time for people to have consumed the new season of House of Cards, because it's got Kate Mara making the rounds of national shows to talk, delicately, about a certain plot point involving her character. (We won't give... More »

Kevin Spacey: House of Cards No Crazier Than DC

Except that 'you could never get an education bill passed that fast'

(Newser) - Kevin Spacey has surveyed his acclaimed politics drama, House of Cards, and finds it no more wacky than Washington, DC. "Look, for me, it's like performance art," he tells ABC today. "We can get done shooting on a day, and I'll come home and turn... More »

Robin Wright Engaged

And Sean Penn is stepping out with Charlize Theron

(Newser) - Robin Wright is having a good run of late: The 47-year-old actress is up for a Golden Globe tonight for her role on House of Cards, and as E! reports, she's rocking a little extra bling in the way of an engagement ring courtesy of beau and fellow actor... More »

Netflix Gives Eye-Popping Raise to CEO

Reed Hastings gets rewarded for stock's meteoric rise

(Newser) - Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is being rewarded handsomely for the network's recent success in the original content game. The CEO's pay will jump 50% in 2014, according to regulatory filings spotted by Reuters . He'll make $6 million, split evenly between stock and cash. Other top executives will... More »

You're Not 'Binge-Watching,' You're 'Being Lazy'

Willa Paskin thinks marathon sessions are getting too much credit

(Newser) - Once upon a time, spending six straight hours watching TV was considered a mind-rotting display of laziness. Now, it's called " binge-watching ," and it's "the culturally sanctioned activity of high-achieving, culturally literate adults," writes Slate TV critic Willa Paskin. But she's not convinced it'... More »

Next for Netflix: Original Kids Cartoon

Turbo: FAST to be a spinoff of DreamWork's movie Turbo

(Newser) - Netflix is winning plenty of praise for original series like House of Cards, and now the subscription service is setting the bar a little lower—say, about three feet high. It's teaming up with DreamWorks Animation to create a kids cartoon series, reports the AP . The story of a... More »

Netflix Going After Original TV Series

Hopes to be the first to air new David Fincher/Kevin Spacey show

(Newser) - Is Netflix the next HBO? The company’s in talks to be the first to distribute a new original series directed by David Fincher and starring Kevin Spacey, sources tell the Wall Street Journal . Netflix is reportedly prepared to pay more than $100 million for 26 episodes of the series,... More »

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