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Witness: I Saw Prince Andrew, Accuser 'Engaged in Foreplay'

Steve Cully talks of visiting 'Pedophile Island' in 'Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich'

(Newser) - Prince Andrew won't like what he finds in Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich , the four-part Netflix docu-series premiering Wednesday. In the third episode, we hear from Steve Cully, who managed telecommunications and data on Epstein's private island from 1999 to 2005. He says he saw Alan Dershowitz and Bill... More »

It's a Wrap for She-Ra: Why the Show Is Important

For LGBTQ fans, series shows 'you don't have to hide'

(Newser) - The fifth and final season of Netflix and DreamWorks' She-Ra and the Princesses of Power debuts Friday and there are a lot of mixed feelings. According to Linda Meleh at Forbes , the season is "incredibly satisfying … but its also difficult to say goodbye to a show that has... More »

Netflix's Monday Surprise Involves Michelle Obama

It reveals it'll release the documentary 'Becoming' next month

(Newser) - Michelle Obama sold more than 11 million copies of her memoir Becoming. She could reach even more people with Becoming the documentary. In a Monday surprise, Netflix announced that it would release the film on May 6. Directed by Nadia Hallgren, the documentary shadows Obama throughout her 34-city tour to... More »

Anne With an E Fans Fire Off 13M Tweets

CBC bans 'Anne-related comments' on unrelated stories

(Newser) - Anne With an E has been cancelled with a c—but Netflix and Canada's national public broadcaster are facing an enormous backlash from fans. The Guardian reports that co-producers Netflix and the CBC have been "besieged" since the announcement in November that the third season of the show,... More »

Pandemic and Chill: Netflix Gets a Record-Setting Boost

16M new subscribers a quarterly record for video streaming service

(Newser) - Netflix picked up nearly 16 million global subscribers during the first three months of the year, helping cement its status as one of the world's most essential services in times of isolation or crisis. The quarter spanned the beginning of stay-at-home orders in the US and around the world,... More »

Tired of Frozen? Stream These Less Obvious Kids Movies

'Fly Away Home' starring Anna Paquin and Jeff Daniels is among them

(Newser) - Weeks of quarantine with kids have a way of burning through a movie collection. Even with the libraries of streaming services like Netflix, Amazon, Disney Plus, and others, there are plenty of households that have already had their fill of Frozen and overdosed on Onward. In the best of times,... More »

Judge Gives 'Joe Exotic' Exactly What He Wants

Joseph Maldonado-Passage says he needs more time to argue for his lawsuit

(Newser) - A former Oklahoma zookeeper who was sentenced to 22 years in prison for a murder-for-hire plot and federal wildlife violations has been granted an extra month to argue why his lawsuit challenging the convictions shouldn't be dismissed, the AP reports. Joseph Maldonado-Passage, also known as "Joe Exotic,"... More »

Carole Baskin: Tiger King Filmmakers Fooled Me

'There’s almost no way to describe the intensity of the feeling of betrayal,' she says

(Newser) - Netflix's insanely popular Tiger King has brought quite a bit of attention to Carole Baskin—much of it unwelcome . Now, the Big Cat Rescue founder and her husband, Howard, say the makers of the docuseries were not upfront with them. The Baskins, who have long worked to outlaw the... More »

Just When You Thought Tiger King Had Ended

Cast member Jeff Lowe says Netflix will air new episode 'next week'

(Newser) - "Joe Exotic" has become a household name for anyone who's been holed up at home with a Netflix account, because Tiger King—the "enthralling" and "disturbing" true-life series that documents the strange goings-on at the Oklahoma roadside zoo run by Joseph Maldonado-Passage and an equally strange... More »

Netflix's Tiger King Resurfaces Millionaire's Disappearance

Sheriff is asking for tips in 1997 vanishing of Don Lewis, then husband of Carole Baskin

(Newser) - The most popular show on Netflix on Tuesday is its series Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness . Ditto on Monday. Rotten Tomatoes similarly lists it as the most popular show on TV right now. A Florida sheriff has taken note. Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister is leveraging the show's... More »

Bizarre Tiger King on Netflix Is Enthralling, Disturbing

People stranded by COVID-19 seem to be fascinated

(Newser) - Americans stuck at home right now have a lot of time on their hands, and if social media is any guide, many appear to be spending it in the bizarre world of "Joe Exotic." That would be the man more formally known as Joseph Maldonado-Passage, who is the... More »

Central Park Five Figure Sues Netflix Over Series

Linda Fairstein says 'When They See Us' distorts reality to depict her as a villain

(Newser) - A former New York City prosecutor who played a role in the infamous Central Park Five case is suing Netflix and director Ava DuVernay over her portrayal in a movie, reports Variety . Linda Fairstein says When They See Us falsely depicts her as a "racist, unethical villain" for her... More »

The Crown's Last Queen Announced

Imelda Staunton tapped to play Elizabeth in final season of Netflix show

(Newser) - The Crown, Netflix's hit drama series about the British royal family, will end earlier than expected and has revealed its next and last queen, the AP reports. Show creator and showrunner Peter Morgan had said he expected to create six seasons, but now thinks five is the “perfect... More »

Taylor Swift Raises Her Left Hand, and Boom —It's On

The singer's 'massive diamond ring' appears in Netflix documentary

(Newser) - Taylor Swift was talking politics when she raised her left hand, and bang—that's the story. Seems the singer is wearing an engagement ring in her new Netflix documentary, Miss Americana, with Cosmopolitan calling it a "massive diamond ring" and In Style a "pear-shaped sparkler." Since... More »

UK Medical Chief Thinks Paltrow's Show Is Dangerous

Goop's Netflix series should come with a health warning, says National Health Service chief

(Newser) - Goop says it is transparent about topics "unsupported by science" in its Netflix TV series. Netflix says The Goop Lab is "designed to entertain, not provide medical advice," per the BBC . But that's exactly what it does, according to the UK's medical boss, who thinks... More »

Taylor Swift Makes Big Reveal in New Documentary

In 'Miss Americana,' star says she had an eating disorder

(Newser) - One of the most highly anticipated films debuting at the Sundance Film Festival was Miss Americana, a Netflix documentary about Taylor Swift. The film premiered Thursday night, and one big headline emerged from it: Swift's revelation that she struggled with an eating disorder, triggered by comments about her appearance,... More »

In New Short, David Lynch Asks a Monkey Some Tough Questions

'Twin Peaks' co-creator puts 17-minute film on Netflix

(Newser) - David Lynch hasn't brought much "strangeness into the world" lately, Vanity Fair reports. Now, he's here to change that. A 17-minute, black-and-white film—What Did Jack Do?—went up Monday on Netflix in which Lynch interrogates a murder suspect who happens to be a monkey. The co-creator... More »

Aaron Hernandez's Sexuality Was a Huge Struggle: Ex-Teammate

College teammate talks about NFL star ahead of 2 upcoming documentaries

(Newser) - A teammate of Aaron Hernandez's at the University of Florida tells People the football star, who went from the Florida Gators to the NFL before ultimately killing himself in prison in 2017 at age 27, was dealing with a lot. "Everything about Aaron was a struggle," the... More »

Brazil Reverses Ban on 'Gay Jesus' Netflix Film

Judge says freedom of speech is essential

(Newser) - The president of Brazil's top court has reversed a ban on a Netflix film that infuriated millions of Christians. Supreme Court president Dias Toffoli ruled Thursday that Netflix should be allowed to continue streaming The First Temptation of Christ, a satire which depicts Jesus Christ as a gay man,... More »

Netflix Ordered to Pull Film About Gay Jesus

Brazilian judge says 'freedom of expression ... is not absolute'

(Newser) - A Brazilian judge has ordered Netflix to remove a film depicting Jesus Christ with a boyfriend. The First Temptation of Christ, released as a Christmas special, caused such fury among Brazil's conservative Christians that 2 million signed a petition calling for its removal, while a group lobbed firebombs at... More »

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