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There Are Now More Shows Streaming Than There Are on Broadcast or Cable

There Are Now More Shows Streaming Than There Are on Broadcast or Cable
We’ve known for some time that we’re in the midst of Peak TV, but now FX has quantified that ongoing phenomenon. Its annual research report reveals that, for the first time ever, streaming shows now outnumber their traditional-tv counterparts. 495 scripted original programs premiered in 2018, 160 of which debuted on a streaming platform; there were 146 on broadcast television, 144 on basic cable, and 45 on pay cable.

That’s compared to 117 streaming shows last year, an increase that stands in sharp contrast to the declines seen by broadcast (153 in 2017) and basic cable (175). FX was kind enough to include a number of charts with its report, one of which shows that new streaming shows accounted for 32 percent of all debuting programs — an eight percent increase from last year.

This development was recently parodied in a “Saturday Night Live” skit presented as an ad for Netflix. “In 2019 we’ll have even more programming to choose from,
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Disney Channel Fires ‘Andi Mack’ Actor Arrested for Plotting Sex With Minor

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Disney Channel Fires ‘Andi Mack’ Actor Arrested for Plotting Sex With Minor
Disney Channel has severed ties with “Andi Mack” actor Stoney Westmoreland following his arrest for allegedly trying to arrange a sexual encounter with a 13-year-old.

“Stoney Westmoreland, an actor working on the series ‘Andi Mack,’ was arrested in Salt Lake City today,” a Disney Channel spokesperson said in a statement Friday. “Given the nature of the charges and our responsibility for the welfare of employed minors, we have released him from his recurring role and he will not be returning to work on the series which wraps production on its third season next week.”

Westmoreland plays the grandfather on the live-action series. On Friday, according to reports, he was arrested in Utah — where the series films — after attempting to arrange a sexual encounter with a 13-year-old that he met through an online dating app. According to reports citing court documents, Westmoreland asked the minor to engage in oral sex and other sexual acts,
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Les Moonves Personally Oversaw Eliza Dushku’s $9.5M Settlement For ‘Bull’ Harassment Claims

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Les Moonves Personally Oversaw Eliza Dushku’s $9.5M Settlement For ‘Bull’ Harassment Claims
Exclusive: As accusations of sexual harassment and sexual assault by Harvey Weinstein and others began flooding Hollywood early this year, CBS’ then-ceo Les Moonves stepped in to settle claims against one of the network’s biggest stars.

Moonves was deeply and directly involved in the $9.5 million payout that CBS forked over to Eliza Dushku in January after the actor accused Bull lead Michael Weatherly of sexual harassment on the first season of the CBS drama, we’ve learned. Additionally, the confidential payment was sneaked into Bull’s production budget in an effort apparently motivated to avoid the sum popping up on the company’s books, sources say.

The confidential agreement was struck while CBS was engaging in ultimately unsuccessful talks of a potential merger with Viacom. The settlement and its machinations were not known to then-coo Joe Ianniello, who became acting CEO after Moonves resigned in September after a dozen
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Dr. Strangelove: Satire as Defined by Kubrick

Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb personifies the acme of gallows humor. The 1964 film is configured around the most humorless of subject matters yet succeeds in advancing the narrative by highlighting the absurdity of human nature. The film’s director/visionary achieves comedy where there should be none – thus the comedic genius of Stanley Kubrick. “He was a satirist, and while the comedy in his films was not always blatant, it becomes more apparent when seen through a satirical lens” (Bria). Dr. Strangelove is not a comedy yet has been expertly described as

Dr. Strangelove: Satire as Defined by Kubrick
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Young and the Restless Characters We Hated Before We Loved Them

Young and the Restless fans have a long list of favorites, and we can probably guess who is on your list. There are just people who make us feel good, who make us want to see more, and then there are people we just love to hate. And those people are the kind of people you just don’t know what to do with. You don’t know how to focus on them, how to change them, and how to make them work for you. You don’t know what to do with them or how to make them work for us, but

Young and the Restless Characters We Hated Before We Loved Them
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Pete Davidson Makes ‘SNL’ Appearance After Posting Potential Suicide Message

Pete Davidson Makes ‘SNL’ Appearance After Posting Potential Suicide Message
Pete Davidson has had a rough fall that cumulated in a concerning Saturday, but the comedian still made a limited appearance on “Saturday Night Live” this evening.

Early Saturday, the “SNL” cast member posted what appeared to be a suicide note on his Instagram account. The post was an image of a note, stating: “i really don’t want to be on this earth anymore. i’m doing my best to stay here for you but i actually don’t know how much longer i can last. all i’ve ever tried to do was help people. just remember i told you so.”

Pete Davidson just posted this on his verified Instagram account. If you know him, I hope you’ll give him the love and support he needs. If you don’t, you can still give him support. https://t.co/osNU2MdppU pic.twitter.com/IIlfC38BqY

— Yashar
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‘SNL’: Miley Cyrus Joined by Mark Ronson, Sean Lennon for ‘Happy Xmas (War Is Over)’

‘SNL’: Miley Cyrus Joined by Mark Ronson, Sean Lennon for ‘Happy Xmas (War Is Over)’
The last “SNL” of 2018 was one of reflection and hope, and that included the final song by musical guest Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus — a rendition of the John Lennon classic “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” on which the two were joined by Sean Ono Lennon. The song’s lyrics, “And so this is Christmas / And what have you done / Another year over / A new one just begun,” offered a fitting bookend to a tumultuous year.

The performance was introduced by “SNL” cast member Pete Davidson, who had drawn public concern after a series of social media messages he posted earlier in the day,
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Pete Davidson Sits Out Final ‘Saturday Night Live’ Sketches of 2018

Pete Davidson Sits Out Final ‘Saturday Night Live’ Sketches of 2018
Just hours after “Saturday Night Live” cast member Pete Davidson posted a message on social media that said he “really [didn’t] want to be on this Earth anymore,” he was absent from the final 2018 live sketches of the late-night sketch comedy show.

But although Davidson did not take part in the sketches or appear behind the “Weekend Update” desk to deliver one of his famous monologues, he did appear in a pre-taped “Oscar host auditions” segment, during which he played Rami Malek and he also stepped on stage to introduce Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson for their second song of the night.
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SNL Spoofs It's a Wonderful Life: What If Trump Was Never Potus? — Watch

SNL Spoofs It's a Wonderful Life: What If Trump Was Never Potus? — Watch
What would Washington, D.C. look like if Donald Trump never became president?

Saturday Night Live offered a glimpse at that alternate reality during its fall finale’s cold open, which served up a Trump-centric parody of the classic Christmas flick It’s a Wonderful Life.

Alec Baldwin returned to Studio 8H once again to play Trump, who encountered various members of his administration at a holiday party, all of whom are better off in a world where they never worked for him. After catching up with Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Mike Pence, among others, Trump got reacquainted with his
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‘Saturday Night Live’: Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro and Alec Baldwin Return for ‘It’s A Wonderful Trump’ (Watch)

‘Saturday Night Live’: Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro and Alec Baldwin Return for ‘It’s A Wonderful Trump’ (Watch)
The gang was all there for the final 2018 “Saturday Night Live” cold open. Alec Baldwin returned as Donald Trump, Ben Stiller returned as Michael Cohen, Robert De Niro returned as Robert Mueller and episode host Matt Damon returned as Brett Kavanaugh for a look at what the world would have been like had Trump never been elected in “It’s a Wonderful Trump.”

Kenan Thompson joined Baldwin in the sketch, playing an angel named Clarence who guided Trump through the scenario, including pointing out that all of the things on people’s faces were “smiles.”

Aidy Bryant also appeared as Sarah Huckabee Sanders,
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The Five Best Liam Hemsworth Movies of His Career

When you’re the brother of a man that plays the Norse god of thunder you might think that someone like Liam Hemsworth might get overlooked just a tad bit. But in reality he’s made his own way into show business and has been doing fairly well ever since. It’s true that he doesn’t get quite as much notice as others but he does still get noticed and is someone that draws a crowd when he goes out. When he grows a beard and a mustache he looks enough like his brother Chris that he gets mistaken for him rather often

The Five Best Liam Hemsworth Movies of His Career
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The Best Uses of Brett Eldredge Songs in Movies or TV

There’s not a lot of information on Brett Eldredge, at least not unless you get to digging as much as you possibly can in order to find out even more than the internet allows. What you can find out is that obviously he’s a country singer as the genre seems to be taking a huge upswing at the moment. But what you might also find out is that he’s an award-winning artist that’s been around since 2010 and has been heading steadily up the ranks as he continues to do what he loves. There could be a number of reasons

The Best Uses of Brett Eldredge Songs in Movies or TV
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Tom Holland

As stereotypical as it might sound and unlikely you can almost see Tom Holland being the kind of guy that was bullied as a kid for one reason or another, but upon learning that he was bullied for being a dancer it becomes a little clearer if not acceptable. Holland has kind of hit the jackpot when it comes to his current role as Spider-Man in the McU since it’s a role that a couple of other guys have tried to fill and did for a little while, but one that has a turnover rate that’s quickly becoming well-known, but

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Tom Holland
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Did Counterpart Reveal Management's Face? Plus, Where Is Our Howard?

At the close of Counterpart‘s Season 2 premiere, FBI turned Oi agent Naya Temple (played by Betty Gabriel) reported into the mysterious Management, via that old timey radio apparatus. This time, though, once she was done affirming her commitment to drawing out the agency mole, viewers got a glimpse at what’s going on at the other end of the signal.

In a fittingly cryptic scene, we saw an older man, code-named Avalon, complete a text exchange with other individuals, before shutting down his transmitter and storing it into a locked compartment.

Did we finally lay eyes on Management?

“I
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The Five Best Sara Bareilles Songs in Movies or TV

Whether or not you know about Sara Bereilles really depends on your taste in music and if she factors into then you might have heard her and might even like her. If not, then she is definitely one of the many artists that fills a niche and therefore isn’t bound to be enjoyed by everyone. But some of her most popular songs do have kind of a bouncy feel to them that is punctuated by the light sound of her voice that breaks in at some point and gives it an even lighter sensation that brings to mind very different

The Five Best Sara Bareilles Songs in Movies or TV
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Tsurezure Children

Tsurezure Children started out as a web manga. However, it has since received an anime adaptation, which in turn, has been licensed for release in the North American market by Funimation. Genre-wise, Tsurezure Children is best-described as romance aimed at a shounen audience. Here are 10 things that you may or may not have known about Tsurezure Children: 1. It Started Out as a 4-Koma The Tsurezure Children web manga is an excellent example of a 4-koma series. For those who are unfamiliar with the term, 4-koma is a kind of format for comic strips that can be summed up

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Tsurezure Children
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The Terminator Continuity and How It Works

Admit it, you just heard the theme music going off in your head, right? That’s okay, it happens to a lot of people since the Terminator movies are just that popular no matter how bad they managed to get throughout the years. One thing that bugs a lot of people however is the supposed lack continuity there is between the films. There is a very big sense of deus ex machina, which means that something essentially comes out of nowhere to wrap everything up in a neat little bow. The story itself never seems to wrap up since it’s a

The Terminator Continuity and How It Works
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Disney Channel Fires ‘Andi Mack’ Actor Arrested for Allegedly Plotting Sex With Minor

Disney Channel has fired Stoney Westmoreland after the “Andi Mack” actor was arrested in Utah for allegedly attempting to arrange sex with a 13-year-old yesterday. Westmoreland had played Ham Mack, the main character’s grandfather, in 38 episodes since the show’s premiere in 2017. Peyton Elizabeth Lee, who stars as the title character on “Andi Mack,” is 14.

According to BuzzFeed news, Westmoreland was using a dating app to speak with someone he believed to be 13 but was actually an undercover police officer. He’s being held on $30,000 bail.

“Stoney Westmoreland, an actor working on the series ‘Andi Mack,’ was arrested in Salt Lake City today,” said a Disney Channel spokesperson in a statement. “Given the nature of the charges and our responsibility for the welfare of employed minors, we have released him from his recurring role and he will not be returning to work on the series which wraps production on its third season next week.
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Fuller House Season 4 Finale Recap: The Womb Where It Happened

The fourth season of Netflix’s Fuller House ended with a sentence we never thought we’d hear: “Stephanie Tanner, you are now officially going to be a Gibbler.” Let’s rewind a bit and see how we arrived at this declaration:

In an effort to ease the escalating tensions between Stephanie and “Fat Feet” — sorry, Kimmy — in the final weeks of the pregnancy, D.J. gifted the She Wolf Pack with tickets to Hamilton. But before a single line of historical hip-hop was uttered, Kimmy’s water broke, forcing the ladies to abandon their front-row seats. (I would have
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Harry Styles

If you’re not up on who’s who in show business then you’re either the type that doesn’t really care or doesn’t keep up with anyone except those that you care about. Harry Styles though is a guy that’s been making a name for himself for a little less than a decade and has gone through at least a couple of transitions since really digging his heels into the music world and moving on from there. So far he’s been well-known to many fans and has done whatever it takes to make certain that his name endures as he’s gone from

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Harry Styles
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