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Well, Now Bring on the Streaming Service Bundles

Disney+, Hulu, Max are teaming up. You know, kind of like a cable package

(Newser) - In a move that CNBC says is "reminiscent of the traditional cable TV bundle" of yore, Disney and Warner Bros. Discovery are teaming up to offer a bundle of the two companies' streaming services.
  • What's included? The bundle will include Disney's Disney+ and Hulu, and Warner Bros.

Oprah's Got a Big Special on Weight Loss Coming Up

Winfrey will host ABC/Hulu program on using meds to drop pounds, to the chagrin of some

(Newser) - As WeightWatchers deals with the aftermath of Oprah Winfrey's exit , the TV icon is making her next big move on the weight-loss scene. CNN reports that Winfrey will host An Oprah Special: Shame, Blame, and the Weight Loss Revolution, set to be released later this month on ABC and...

Amy Schumer Speaks Out About Her 'Puffier' Face

Comedian says she has endometriosis, slams gossip about her appearance

(Newser) - Amy Schumer doesn't owe anyone an explanation of her health issues, but the comedian felt obliged to offer an update after comments started flying over how she looks following a recent media tour to promote the second season of her show Life & Beth on Hulu. What people are...

Disney Will Soon Own All of Hulu
Disney Will Soon
Own All of Hulu

Disney Will Soon Own All of Hulu

Disney will purchase Comcast's one-third stake of streaming platform

(Newser) - Disney on Wednesday announced a deal for it to purchase Comcast's one-third stake in Hulu, which would give Disney full ownership of the streaming service. The move is a long-expected one, CNBC reports, and Disney CEO Bob Iger had hinted in recent months that it could be imminent, CNN...

Disney Boss: Prices Got Too High at Theme Parks

But Disney+ should have cost more at rollout, Iger says

(Newser) - The head of the Walt Disney Co. has conceded that theme park admission prices might have gotten a little out of hand—under his predecessor. "I always believed that Disney was a brand that needs to be accessible," Bob Iger said at a conference Thursday, Deadline reports. "...

Tyson: Hulu Is 'Streaming Version of a Slave Master"

Iron Mike is peeved about the network's unauthorized biopic series

(Newser) - It seems Mike Tyson would like a piece of the Hulu executives responsible for the upcoming biopic series Mike. Per Variety, Iron Mike took to Instagram over the weekend to air his grievances. In a pair of posts, Tyson began by praising old pal and Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana...

Hulu Users Did Not Approve of Astroworld Special

Service has yanked locally produced 'Astroworld: Concert From Hell' after backlash

(Newser) - Hulu has yanked a news special it released this week that recapped the events of the Travis Scott concert in Houston last month that injured hundreds and left 10 people dead, including a 9-year-old boy . Per the Los Angeles Times , the 50-minute Astroworld: Concert From Hell was pulled from Hulu'...

Pam & Tommy Teaser Is Out, With Doppelganger Stars

Lily James, Sebastian Stan take on Pamela Anderson-Tommy Lee sex tape scandal for Hulu

(Newser) - It was "America's first big sex tape," footage captured during Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee's honeymoon just a week or so after they first met in 1995, then stolen from their home and leaked online. A new eight-episode Hulu series coming this winter will detail the...

Mel Brooks Reviving a Classic
Mel Brooks Reviving a Classic

Mel Brooks Reviving a Classic

He'll create an 8-part series for Hulu called 'History of the World, Part II'

(Newser) - The sequel is coming, and it only took 40 years. Mel Brooks, now 95, has signed a deal with Hulu to create an eight-part series called History of the World, Part II, reports Variety . It is pitched as a sequel of sorts to his classic movie History of the World,...

Britney Film Puts Timberlake, Diane Sawyer in Hot Seat

Not many people come out looking good in 'Framing Britney Spears,' airing on FX and Hulu

(Newser) - As the saga continues to swirl around Britney Spears' conservatorship and the #FreeBritney movement that seeks to yank her out from under the control of said conservator (her dad, Jamie), a new documentary on the 39-year-old singer sheds some light on how things got to this place—and has raised...

Disney Wouldn't Air This Episode—Until Now

Episode of 'black-ish' about Trump finds a home on Hulu

(Newser) - A politically charged episode of black-ish from 2017 that was shelved by ABC has found a home on Hulu, a corporate sibling of the Disney-owned broadcast network, the AP reports. "I cannot wait for everyone to finally see the episode for themselves," series creator Kenya Barris posted Monday...

Blackface or Just Mud? Hulu Pulls Golden Girls Episode

To the dismay of many

(Newser) - Some say Hulu has gone too far after the streaming service pulled an episode of the Golden Girls due to a potential blackface controversy. The episode features Betty White's Rose and Rue McClanahan's Blanche wearing mud masks on their faces when they meet a black family for the...

Hillary's Bombshell on Bernie: 'Nobody Likes Him'

Clinton's 'Hollywood Reporter' interview offers a scathing rebuke; plus, Sanders says sorry to Biden

(Newser) - If you were wondering why the hashtag #NobodyLikesHim was trending on Twitter on Tuesday, it's because the Hollywood Reporter dropped a big election-tied bomb. In a chat to promote the upcoming Hulu documentary Hillary, Hillary Clinton was asked to confirm that she said the following in the film about...

Hitchhiker's Guide Is Once Again Coming to the Small Screen

Series is heading to Hulu

(Newser) - Douglas Adams' iconic A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is coming to the small screen—for the second time. A "modern updating of the classic story" centering on Arthur Dent and his adventures after Earth is destroyed by aliens is being developed for Hulu, Deadline reports. As the...

Another Actress Will Don the Black Turtleneck

Kate McKinnon set to play disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes

(Newser) - Kate McKinnon will don the black turtleneck . The comedian-actress of Saturday Night Live and Ghostbusters fame has been cast to play Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes in a limited miniseries inspired by ABC's The Dropout podcast, which explores how "the world's youngest self-made female billionaire [lost] it all...

Sarah Silverman Throws Major Shade at Her Old Boss

Comedian gripes over $1.5K bill Hulu sent her after her show is canceled

(Newser) - "Emotions were still a bit raw" as Sarah Silverman sat down for her first big interview since the cancellation of her Hulu show, I Love You, America, after 21 episodes. "It came as a surprise … It is just so heartbreaking because I kind of feel cut off...

Netflix Announces Biggest Price Hike Yet

Monthly fees increasing by $1 or $2 across all US plans

(Newser) - Netflix needs to dig a little deeper in your pockets as it continues to pump out show after show, movie after movie, while teaming up with the former leader of the free world . The streaming service raised prices for all US plans Tuesday in what Fortune reports is the biggest...

Handmaid's Tale Costume Great for Protests, Not for Halloween

At least not the sexy version of it that just got Yandy into hot water

(Newser) - Halloween costumes based on popular TV shows usually do well their first year out, but one new getup was nixed before the first pumpkin was carved. The Daily Dot reports, a retail site known for its sexy costumes, yanked one based on the Hulu series The Handmaid's ...

Comic 'Really' Didn't Want to Speak on Louis CK ... but She Did

Sarah Silverman on her longtime friend: 'Can you love someone who did bad things?'

(Newser) - One person who's been quiet till now about the sexual misconduct accusations against Louis CK is fellow comic Sarah Silverman, who's been close friends with CK for most of her adult life. But in what the Hollywood Reporter notes is an "incredibly poignant episode" of her I ...

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...

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