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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 »

Goop Frightens Viewers With Exorcisms, Advice

Paltrow's company releases trailer for new Netflix series

(Newser) - Gwyneth Paltrow has conceded making "such grave mistakes" with her Goop luxury lifestyle brand, CNBC has reported. After watching the trailer for Goop's upcoming Netflix series, The Goop Lab, some people see more ahead. The one-minute trailer for the six-part wellness series promises exorcisms, psychedelics, psychic mediums, and... More »

'Murder Mystery' Tops Netflix for 2019

Lists of most popular titles show customers like their crime

(Newser) - Netflix has released lists of its most popular releases to hit the streaming service in 2019. The winner overall, among movies and TV shows, is Murder Mystery, per the Hollywood Reporter . Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston star in the comedy about a couple ensnared in a complex murder plot on... More »

Making a Murderer's Dassey Gets Governor's Pardon Answer

That would be a no from Wisconsin's Tony Evers

(Newser) - Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said Friday he won't consider a pardon request from a man convicted of rape and murder when he was a teenager whose story was documented in the Netflix series Making a Murderer. The request from Brendan Dassey doesn't meet the criteria for a pardon... More »

Mo'Nique Sues Netflix for Discrimination

She says offer for comedy special was a fraction of what others get paid

(Newser) - Mo'Nique is suing Netflix for race and gender discrimination, saying it offered her a "lowball" offer for a comedy special because she is a black woman. She says she was offered a "talent fee" of $500,000 for the Nov. 2017 special, while other stars were offered... More »

Taylor Swift: I Can't Use My Own Songs

Singer appeals to fans with Netflix doc, AMA performance in limbo

(Newser) - "This isn't the way I had planned on telling you this news," Taylor Swift wrote on social media Wednesday in announcing Netflix has been creating a documentary about her for the past few years. The abrupt announcement came in desperation, per Variety . "Don't know what... More »

Never Mind: Game of Thrones Showrunners Quit Star Wars

David Benioff, DB Weiss say they need to focus on their Netflix projects

(Newser) - Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss were accused by many fans of rushing through the end of their HBO show to get to their next project, a 2022 Star Wars film that was to be the first in a series. But in what the Hollywood Reporter refers... More »

Filmmakers Hate This New Netflix Feature

It allows content to be sped up or slowed down

(Newser) - If you want to binge-watch Stranger Things in record time with the characters sounding like Alvin and the Chipmunks, you might like a new feature Netflix is testing—but filmmakers are not happy about it. Netflix is facing a backlash over the new feature, which allows viewers to speed up... More »

Netflix Gets Sued Over Central Park Five Series

Creator of Reid Technique says interrogation method was maligned in 'When They See Us'

(Newser) - A company that trains the US military and FBI on interrogations is suing Netflix, claiming its Emmy-winning docuseries on the Central Park Five misrepresents an interrogation technique. John E. Reid and Associates, founded by a former police officer who pioneered the interrogation approach known as the Reid Technique, is demanding... More »

Here's How Much Seinfeld, Larry David Made on Netflix Deal

9 figures each, sources say

(Newser) - Seinfeld is heading to Netflix , and its creators are reportedly a lot richer thanks to the streaming deal. Sources tell the Wrap that Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David will each make nine figures, with one saying they'll get $100 million to $125 million each and another saying the amounts... More »

Seinfeld Steps Into Friends Zone

Rivals have snapped up Netflix's top two shows

(Newser) - One hit sitcom deserves another, so Netflix has turned to Seinfeld to replace Friends. The streaming network has a five-year deal to make all 180 Seinfeld episodes "about nothing" available to subscribers, starting in 2021, People reports. Netflix is losing Friends to the new HBO Max . "Seinfeld is... More »

Modern Golden Girls in the Works, With Strong Cast

Jane Lynch and Cyndi Lauper are on board as 2 of the stars

(Newser) - It wasn't supposed to be an official announcement, but Jane Lynch revealed at an Emmy ceremony Sunday that she's set to be one of the stars in a modern version of The Golden Girls. Even better: Cyndi Lauper will be a co-star. "I pitched a show to... More »

Netflix Just Reined in Bingers of the Great British Baking Show

Streaming service that basically invented binging is now dropping an episode a week

(Newser) - For fans of the Great British Baking Show looking forward to sitting down and gorging themselves on a new season this week, well, Netflix would like you to exercise some restraint. As Quartz puts it, the streaming service that "more or less created binge-watching" is dropping the seventh and... More »

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