12 Years a Slave makes history with best picture Oscar

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By Mary Milliken - LOS ANGELES (Reuters) The slavery drama "12 Years a Slave" won the Academy Award for best picture on Sunday, making history as the first movie from a black director to win the film industry's highest honor in 86 years of the Oscars. British director Steve McQueen's unflinching … [Read more...]

Alfonso Cuarón wins best director Oscar for Gravity

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By Tim Reid - LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón won the Oscar for best director on Sunday for the space thriller, "Gravity," in which an astronaut fights for her survival after being cut loose from her space shuttle. It was the first Academy Award for Cuarón, 52, and the … [Read more...]

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Trailer Premieres

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Netflix Teases Lost Missions By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) As Disney/Lucasfilm are busy ramping up for Star Wars: Episode VII at the end of 2015, they're about to launch Star Wars: Rebels, an animated series for the Disney Channel. But there's still plenty of stories to tell about the Clone … [Read more...]

More than $1 billion worth of Apple TVs sold in 2013: CEO

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CUPERTINO, California (Reuters) Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook said the company had sold more than $1 billion's worth of Apple TV set-top boxes in 2013, a small but significant number for a $99 device that has played second fiddle to the iPhone, iPad and Macintosh computer for years. "It's a little more … [Read more...]

Netflix Takes Aims at Marvel and Sci-Fi Fans with Expanded Original Programming Lineup

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Marvel series to be shot in New York By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) A few months back, Netflix made a huge content streaming deal with Disney. That was before Disney announced their new Disney Anywhere app, but still, Mouse fans can relish in the knowledge that they can enjoy their favorite … [Read more...]

HBO Releases Game of Thrones Character Teaser Trailers, Posters

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Good television is a curse -- there, I said it. The problem is that every time you see an amazing tv show that raises the bar, watching something that doesn't reach those high standards comes off as, well, boring. One of those shows is HBO's Game of Thrones … [Read more...]

Seth Meyers kicks off Late Night gig with Amy Poehler

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By Chris Michaud - NEW YORK (Reuters) Seth Meyers stepped into his new role as host of NBC's "Late Night" talk show on Monday, welcoming comedian Amy Poehler and Vice President Joe Biden while delivering on a promise of a quirky program that still closely follows the basic formula for late night … [Read more...]

Netflix may need to pay AT&T, Verizon for faster speeds

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By Liana B. Baker and Lisa Richwine (Reuters) Netflix Inc, which agreed to pay Comcast Corp for faster video delivery, may have to make similar arrangements with other broadband providers to ensure customers get trouble-free access to its streaming movies and TV shows. Verizon Communications' … [Read more...]

NBC Announces Rebooted Heroes Reborn

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) NBC is officially relaunching hit science fiction show Heroes as a 13-episode mini-series for 2015. Appropriately titled Heroes Reborn, it is still unclear how many of the original cast will reprise their roles, or if it's a full reboot. This is a move similar to Fox … [Read more...]

Doctor Who Adds Another Companion to the TARDIS

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Fellow Emmerdale alum joins Coleman By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When Doctor Who premiered in 1963, it was the day after JFK was assassinated. And in spite of all that came over the next few weeks, it did quite well. The BBC had crafted a series that told the tale of a Time Lord and a pair of … [Read more...]

R.I.P. Harold Ramis 1944 – 2014

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Written By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you're like me, February 2nd has an annual tradition... watching Groundhog Day starring Bill Murray. But for me, it's not only because Murray is hysterical in the film, but also because it was directed by his Ghostbusters' colleague Harold Ramis. Well, sad … [Read more...]

Fox’s ratings hopes pinned on ex-CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo

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By Ronald Grover (Reuters) Maria Bartiromo, whose high-profile Wall Street coverage earned her the nickname "Money Honey" during two decades on business channel CNBC, now takes aim at her former employer as host of a new morning show on the rival Fox Business Network. "Opening Bell with Maria … [Read more...]

Entourage The Movie Starts Filming

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The cameras have officially started to roll on the big screen version of HBO's hugely popular Entourage. All the main cast members are reprising their roles including Jeremy Piven, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara, Rex Lee, Adrian Grenier, Debi Mazar, Perrey Reeve … [Read more...]

Aereo Finally Loses in Court, But Fox Victory May be Short Lived

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Score one for the broadcasters, as upstart Aereo has lost its first round in court. A federal judge in the US 10th District Court of Utah has granted a preliminary injunction against the broadcast leaching internet streaming service, thereby preventing it from expanding in six mid-western states … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Evolution of Hip-Hop Dancing With Jimmy Fallon & Will Smith

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Ever since Jimmy Fallon took over The Tonight Show from a retired Jay Leno, he's had some great skits. This one tops them all, so far! 'Evolution of Hip-Hop Dancing' with Will Smith is great, and it took me back to high school with some of those moves. I was more of … [Read more...]

DirecTV beats estimates, authorizes $3.5 billion share buyback

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(Reuters) DirecTV, the largest U.S. satellite TV company, reported fourth-quarter results above analysts' estimates as it made more from each subscriber in the United States, and the company authorized a $3.5 billion share repurchase program. DirecTV's shares rose 1.8 percent in premarket … [Read more...]

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