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New York (AP) -- YouTube vs. TV? YouTube says the battle - if there ever was one - is over.
In a flashy presentation to advertisers Wednesday night, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt declined to forecast that Internet video will displace television watching. Instead he declared: "That's already happened."
Schmidt said "the future is now" for YouTube, which recently passed the milestone of 1 billion unique visitors every month. But, he added with the Third World in mind, if you think that's a large number, "wait until you get to 6 (billion) or 7 billion."
Schmidt and YouTube, which billed the event as a "brandcast," shifted away from the video platform's relationship to TV. A year ago, YouTube seemed to have its sights set on reinventing television by funding the launch of more than 100 channels from well-known media brands and Hollywood personalities.
But that initiative went unmentioned at Wednesday's presentation, held at a »
On TV this Monday: Lost Girl has one mother (and father?) of a season finale, Bones races to save Arastoo, RuPaul holds court and Sundance’s new Rectify tastes life on the outside. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
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8 pm Bones (Fox) | When a mutated virus infects Arastoo, the Jeffersonian team’s only chance of saving him is by solving the murder of a journalist felled by the same bug. (Read Emily Deschanel’s preview.)
- Kimberly Roots
This week in 1964 part two of Herschell Gordon Lewis’ Blood Trilogy, Two Thousand Maniacs! hit drive-in theaters much to the disgust of theater-goers. Two Thousand Maniacs is notable for featuring a Playboy Playmate and the patented Gordon Lewis level of gore mixed with ridiculous camp elements. Absurdly over-the-top deaths are presented with a carnival theme-dunk tank, barrel roll–in celebration of the end of the Civil War.
1985’s Friday the 13th: A New Beginning catches up with Jason after The Final Chapter, where a young Corey Feldman witnesses some dudes accidentally resurrecting the hockey-masked slasher. But no, this is just a dream. But, wait there is a killer on the loose! The twist ending is not much of a twist. Generally considered the worst addition to the series, Friday the 13th Part V, is thin on plot, but high on nudity.
An ‘80s shopping mall, teenagers partying after hours, and killer security robots. »
- Sara Castillo
Ten more dames. Ten more billiards lounge renditions of songs that your great-grandmother can safely die to. And about four or five that ruled. Let's rank 'em!
10. Zoanette Johnson, Tina Tuner's "What's Love Got to Do With It?"
Well, here's the good news: Now Lil Rounds can claim her rendition of "What's Love Got to Do With It?" from season eight isn't the single worst version in Idol history. Zoanette is truly a mesmerizing, popcorn-worthy spectacle deserving of P.T. Barnum's time, but you knew she'd fall apart the minute actual singing was required of her. Mariah can claim that her take on "The Circle of Life" worked because of "her backstory" (uh, in Liberia? That's why Zoanette's a natural at crooning about lion birth?), but it was really thanks to the instrumentation's campy grandeur, which tonally matched Zoanette's Wendy Williams-meets-Pagliacci hissy-fit theater. I appreciate that she thrusted about »
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- Justin Vactor
Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson stopped by HuffPost Live Tuesday to talk about his career, his one-man show, the Mike Tyson Cares Foundation, and the controversial news that Tyson will play a death-row inmate on NBC's "Law and Order Svu."
Iron Mike also dished about the time he caught ex-wife Robin Givens in a compromising position with Brad Pitt. According to the champ, the story "got carried away" after he told it to Yahoo! last month and that he never caught the two in bed. Rather, he caught the two in Givens' car.
"They pulled up in her car, I knew it was her car because I paid for it. She pulled over and I see this little grayish silhouette in the passenger seat. So I'm thinking it's one of her white girlfriends from that whack show the 'Head of the Class.' And as they get closer, »
- David Flumenbaum
The CGI blood splatter makes one final run as Spartacus: War of the Damned begins.
Steve Carrell confirmed he won't be returning to The Office for the finale, Carrell told Access Hollywood, "I just didn’t think it was right for the character, because that character had had an arch within the story and kind of grew and sort of evolved past the idea of the documentary."
Steve Howey will appear in an upcoming episode of New Girl as a professional football player who catches Jess' eye, according to TVLine.
There's a part me that would like to give Beauty and the Beast another chance. »
Mommy dearest is coming to town! 90210 has cast Head of the Class actress Robin Givens in an upcoming episode, we've exclusively learned, and she'll be taking on a juicy role: mother to two of the characters! The twist? We've yet to meet either of Givens' fictional offspring on the show. Givens is set to take on the role of Cheryl, Elizabeth (Keke Palmer) and Jordan's (Robbie Jones) sophisticated East Coast mother who is on the fast-track to political greatness. Cheryl is willing to go to great lengths to protect and preserve her pristine family image. Jones is set to make his debut on the CW soap as Jordan, an intelligent publisher who may be a potential new love interest for »
8 items from 2013
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