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NBC says Golden Globes may return to air in 2023 if host organization diversifies

(Newser) - Amid growing pressure on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, NBC said Monday that will not air the Golden Globes in 2022. In a statement, the network said it believes the press association—which is facing possible boycotts from Netflix, Warner Bros., and many Hollywood stars—is committed to reform. "...

It Was a Winning Day on Wall St., But Not for Netflix

Company fell 7.4% after disappointing news on subscriber growth

(Newser) - Stocks ended broadly higher on Wall Street after steadily gaining throughout the day. The S&P 500 index added 0.9% Wednesday following its first back-to-back loss since March. Technology companies and banks helped lead the way higher. Communications stocks were among the only losers, led by a 7.4%...

He Wanted to Be a Hollywood Star. Instead, a $690M Scheme

Zachary Horwitz, aka Zach Avery, faces up to 20 years for wire fraud

(Newser) - The US Securities and Exchange Commission has frozen the assets of a Hollywood actor appearing in an upcoming movie with Olivia Munn over charges that he ran a $690 million Ponzi scheme. Zachary Horwitz—who uses the name Zach Avery in film credits—ran a company, 1inMM Capital, that claimed...

Bridgerton Fans Take Star's Defection Hard

Rege-Jean Page won't be back next season

(Newser) - He has his reasons, but the Duke of Hastings' decision to take his leave is upsetting Bridgerton fans. A typical viewer reaction was posted by Dionne Warwick. "I WILL NOT have it," the singer tweeted . Nonetheless, Rege-Jean Page will not appear for the second season of the period...

Netflix Paid a Fortune to Get Next Knives Out Movies

Nearly half a billion dollars

(Newser) - Detective Benoit Blanc's next cases will be for Netflix. The streaming company said Wednesday it has reached a deal for two sequels to Rian Johnson's acclaimed 2019 whodunit, Knives Out, the AP reports. Netflix declined to say how much it was paying for the films, which Johnson will...

The Days of Netflix Ignoring Password Sharing May Be Over

Streaming service is testing out a new procedure

(Newser) - Sharing a Netflix password with your sibling, cousin, parent, or friend? Those days may soon be over, or at least made slightly more awkward. Netflix is testing out a new feature in which, according to the Hollywood Reporter , some viewers who log in using another user's account get a...

Hollywood Couldn't Wait on GameStop. Neither Could Netflix

Both streaming platform, MGM are said to be working on movies about Wall Street saga

(Newser) - GameStop: the Musical? Not quite (or at least, not yet), but there are now two movies said to be in the works. Late last week, MGM scooped up the rights to a book proposal about what Deadline calls "one of the craziest weeks in Wall Street history." That...

The Dig 's Carey Mulligan Should Be Happier With These Reviews
The Dig Pays Respect to
Incredible Real-Life Discovery

The Dig Pays Respect to Incredible Real-Life Discovery

Carey Mulligan earns praise as widow overseeing 1939 archaeological dig

(Newser) - In The Dig , an English widow recruits an amateur archaeologist to dig up mysterious mounds on her rural property in Suffolk, suspecting something is buried within. What the pair uncover turns out to be one of the most stunning archaeological finds of the 20th century. Streaming Friday on Netflix, the...

Everyone Curtsy to Netflix's 'Biggest Series Ever'

Period drama 'Bridgerton' had 82 million households tune in during its first 28 days

(Newser) - Downton Abbey is so 2015. Bridgerton is the new period drama in town, and Netflix now says the show has become its "biggest series ever." The drama—based on the historical romance novels of author Julia Quinn, and which the BBC describes as being a "Regency-era Gossip ...

Case Gets Worse Against Netflix Star

New indictment accuses Jerry Harris of incidents with minors

(Newser) - The case against Cheer star Jerry Harris just got a lot worse. A new seven-count indictment accuses Harris, 21, of incidents involving four underage youths—including one in which he allegedly went from Texas to Florida in 2019 with the goal of having sex with a 15-year-old, CNN reports. NBC...

Netflix's Answer: It's Clear The Crown Is Drama

Streaming service faces calls to alert viewers that it's not a documentary

(Newser) - Sounding a bit like a monarch speaking in the royal "we," Netflix has responded to calls for a disclaimer on the screen advising viewers that a hit series is fiction. "We have always presented The Crown as a drama—and we have every confidence our members understand...

UK to Netflix: Please Slap a Warning on The Crown

Culture secretary wants it to be made clear the show is fiction

(Newser) - The UK wants it made abundantly clear that The Crown is not, in fact, a historical documentary about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. The nation's culture secretary is urging Netflix to slap an official notice on the series warning viewers that the show is fiction, and he says...

Chappelle Asks Netflix to Pull His Show; It Does

Comedian was upset he wasn't getting paid by Comedy Central

(Newser) - Netflix has agreed to stop streaming Chappelle's Show after a request from the show's star. Dave Chappelle says he was a "desperate" 28-year-old expectant father when he signed the Comedy Central contract to launch the show and that now, nearly two decades later, it's been licensed...

Trump Jr.'s Dilemma: 'Only So Many Guns I Can Clean'

The president's son seeks Netflix recommendations

(Newser) - Donald Trump Jr. is seeking Netflix advice and cleaning his guns while enduring self-isolation in upstate New York, TMZ reports. "Apparently I got the 'rona," he said in an Instagram video. "Maybe it's a false positive, maybe not, but you know, I'll follow the...

Bestselling Book Makes for an 'Almost Laughably Bad' Movie

Critics pan Ron Howard's 'Hillbilly Elegy' as out of touch

(Newser) - Hillbilly Elegy, the bestselling memoir from JD Vance about the struggles of poor white communities, was heralded as a must-read for understanding the political divide in America upon its release in 2016. Hillbilly Elegy, the new movie adaptation from Netflix, written by The Shape of Water's Vanessa Taylor and...

Monthly Plans Just Went Up a Buck or Two

Facing greater competition, Netflix pours more money into content

(Newser) - Netflix has responded to the flood of new streaming competitors—including HBO Max, Disney Plus, and Peacock—by raising a couple of prices. The standard plan goes up a dollar to $14 a month, and the premium tier rises $2 to $18. The new rates are effective Thursday, the Verge...

With Fate of Aid Deal Unclear, Stocks Slip Downward
Netflix Stock Drops After
Weak Profit Report

Netflix Stock Drops After Weak Profit Report

It was a much better day for social media firms

(Newser) - Stocks closed lower on Wall Street Wednesday as negotiations continued to drag on in Washington over delivering more aid for the economy. The S&P 500 lost 0.2% Wednesday after spending much of the day wobbling between gains and losses. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she’s made progress...

After 47 Years, Marshals on Trail of Escaped Child Killer

Lester Eubanks has been on the run since 1973

(Newser) - Federal authorities believe they're closing in on a convicted child killer who's been on the run for 47 years. Lester Eubanks—whose story features in an episode of Netflix's Unsolved Mysteries —was convicted in May 1966 of the rape and murder of 14-year-old Mary Ellen Deener...

Netflix Indicted in Texas Over Cuties

Company accused of promoting 'lewd content'

(Newser) - Netflix has been indicted by a Texas grand jury for allegedly promoting "lewd visual material depicting a child" in the controversial French movie Cuties. Netflix has said people should watch the coming-of-age drama before they attack, but Tyler County District Attorney Lucas Babin says that after watching it, he...

Netflix Film Reveals Last Texts of Chris and Shanann Watts

Final messages between doomed Colo. mom, husband ranged from loving to mundane

(Newser) - As Chris Watts serves life without parole in a Wisconsin maximum security prison, the story of what got him there is debuting on Netflix. American Murder: The Family Next Door, which begins streaming Wednesday, is, per Mashable , a "stomach-churning, emotional missing-persons story," focusing on the August 2018 disappearance...

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