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Danny Masterson, Long Accused of Rape, Booted by Netflix

Move comes years after allegation, and day after report of exec's 'careless' comment

(Newser) - Netflix on Tuesday confirmed that Danny Masterson's last day on The Ranch was Monday. "Netflix and the producers have written" him out of the show "and production will resume in early 2018 without him," says a rep, per Variety . The exit comes some 13 years after... More »

Netflix Decides What to Do With House of Cards

Production will resume in 2018, minus Kevin Spacey

(Newser) - The uncertain fate of Netflix's House of Cards is now a certain one: Production on the sixth season, which was put on ice at the end of October following a slew of sexual assault allegations against Kevin Spacey , will resume after the holidays. It will be the show's... More »

Here's Where People Are Publicly Netflixing

7% of people admit to streaming TV shows, movies while in public restrooms

(Newser) - "Netflix and chill" is out; Netflix and (shudders) pee is in. In a survey of 37,000 adults around the world conducted a few months ago, Netflix found 7% of people admit to streaming movies or TV shows while in a public restroom, Quartz reports. Overall, the company found... More »

Kevin Spacey Will No Longer Be Involved With House of Cards

Or Netflix at all, company says

(Newser) - Netflix said Friday night that Kevin Spacey will no longer be a part of House of Cards and it's cutting all other ties with the actor after a series of allegations of sexual harassment and assault, the AP reports. "Netflix will not be involved with any further production... More »

House of Cards Halted; Theater Solicits Spacey Tips

Kevin Spacey scandal continues to have repercussions

(Newser) - Fallout from the Kevin Spacey scandal continues. Netflix announced Tuesday that production of the sixth and final season has been at least temporarily suspended, reports USA Today . It's not clear when, or if, shooting will resume, with a Netflix rep saying that production is on hold "until further... More »

House of Cards Is Done After Next Season

But move may not be related to the Kevin Spacey controversy

(Newser) - After actor Anthony Rapp made his explosive accusation that Kevin Spacey attempted to have a sexual encounter with him when Rapp was just 14, Spacey quickly apologized . But that apology itself has been under withering criticism all day, with the main complaint being that Spacey also used his note to... More »

Penn Fearful of 'Reckless' Netflix Film on 'El Chapo'

Actor apparently nervous film will make it appear he helped DOJ nab famous drug lord

(Newser) - Sean Penn's 2015 Mexican sitdown with drug lord Joaquin Guzman (aka "El Chapo"), which he documented in an early 2016 Rolling Stone article , caused its fair share of controversy . And the ruckus isn't over yet, as the actor is now going after Netflix for a documentary... More »

Netflix's Growth Comes at a Cost

Company has gained $5.1B in debt in one year

(Newser) - Netflix is sinking deeper into debt in its relentless pursuit of more viewers, leaving the company little margin for error as it tries to build the world's biggest video subscription service, reports the AP . Netflix's long-term debt and other obligations totaled $21.9 billion as of Sept. 30,... More »

These Are Netflix, Amazon's Most Popular Shows

New metric looks at Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu

(Newser) - It's tough to precisely gauge the popularity of original shows being streamed on Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu because the companies don't reveal numbers, but a new metric claims to have come up with the most popular original shows on each. As cited by the Hollywood Reporter , the figures... More »

Netflix Decides Now Isn't Time to Roll Out Violent New Show

Cancels 'Punisher' events after Vegas shooting

(Newser) - Netflix has decided that now is not the time to roll out its adaptation of one of Marvel's most violent comics. The company says it has canceled Saturday events in Paris and New York where the first two episodes of The Punisher were to be screened, Variety reports. "... More »

Netflix Announces Latest Price Increases

Most popular plan will cost 10% more

(Newser) - Netflix is raising the price for its most popular US video streaming plan by 10%— a move that could boost its profits but slow the subscriber growth that drives its stock price, the AP reports. The change announced Thursday affects most of Netflix's 53 million US subscribers. Netflix will... More »

A Blow for Making a Murderer's Key Defendant

Steven Avery denied a new trial

(Newser) - The Wisconsin man convicted in the killing of a woman that was the focus of Netflix's Making a Murderer was denied a request for a new trial Tuesday. Steven Avery had argued that his conviction in the 2005 death of photographer Teresa Halbach was based on planted evidence and... More »

'Netflix Is a Joke' Billboards Confound Social Media

But the company behind them isn't surprising

(Newser) - Stark-white billboards with a single message—"Netflix is a joke"—written on them have been causing confusion among passers-by and on social media since popping up in Los Angeles and New York this week, the Hollywood Reporter reports. Mashable quotes some of the reactions on Twitter: "Who'... More »

Netflix Develops Weed Strains for Its Shows

12 different varieties to coincide with launch of 'Disjointed' series

(Newser) - Netflix debuted Disjointed —a series starring Kathy Bates as a pot activist who runs a Southern California marijuana dispensary—on Friday, and along with the show's launch came some extra enhancers: new marijuana strains inspired by 10 of its shows. Variety and the Los Angeles Times report on... More »

Love Movies at the Theater? There's a New Plan for You

MoviePass plan for $10 a month gets you a daily showing at nearly any US theater

(Newser) - If all the movies you can watch at home for one low price per month isn't enough, a Netflix co-founder has another proposal: a movie a day at actual movie theaters for one low price per month. That's the idea behind Mitch Lowe's startup company MoviePass, which... More »

One of TV's Best Producers Is Moving to Netflix

Shonda Rhimes is jumping ship from ABC

(Newser) - Netflix has scored a major coup by landing one of the top producers in television. Shonda Rhimes, the force behind such hit series as Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away With Murder, will jump ship from ABC Studios, reports the Wall Street Journal . Under the multi-year deal,... More »

The Future of Streaming Looks a Little 'Annoying'

Disney's break with Netflix suggests we'll be juggling multiple services

(Newser) - Netflix users won't get to watch the sequel to Frozen unless they sign up for Disney's own streaming service launching in 2019. For some, that might be a big deal. But there are far bigger consequences being discussed as a result of Disney's announcement this week. Details:... More »

Disney to Ditch Netflix, Launch Own Streaming Service

Services will be launched for both movies and live sports

(Newser) - Disney is launching streaming services for both its movies and live sports, shaking up how it interacts with viewers as it navigates a changing media landscape, the AP reports. The Magic Kingdom will launch a new streaming service in 2019 that will exclusively offer animated and live-action Disney and Pixar... More »

David Letterman Is Returning to TV

Netflix plans a series in which he'll do in-depth interviews

(Newser) - David Letterman is coming back to your TV. He has signed a deal with Netflix for at least six shows in which he'll conduct in-depth interviews along with "in-the-field segments expressing his curiosity and humor," per a Netflix release picked up by the New York Times . The... More »

Netflix Makes Its First Acquisition

Scoops up Millarworld in major comic-book company deal

(Newser) - Netflix has made its first acquisition: comic book publisher Millarworld, whose graphic novels Kick-Ass, Wanted, and Kingsman have already graced the silver screen. CNBC says Netflix plans to create new films and shows for both kids and adults based on Millarworld characters. While there's no word on how much... More »

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