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...]

R&B singer CeeLo Green will not return to NBC’s The Voice

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NEW YORK (Reuters) Grammy-winning R&B singer CeeLo Green, a judge on NBC's "The Voice" singing competition, said he has decided to leave the popular show after four seasons but will continue to work with the television network. Green made the surprise announcement on "The Ellen DeGeneres … [Read more...]

Musician Emily Barker on creating soundscapes for film

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By Claire Milhench (Reuters) Emily Barker's yearning, elegiac music will be familiar to viewers of BBC TV's "Wallander" and "The Shadow Line" as her songs "Nostalgia" and "Pause" were used for the theme tunes. Now the 33-year-old Australian singer-songwriter is branching out into film scores, … [Read more...]

Top 5 Space Operas

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By Brock Cooper (DoddleNews) Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is set to become one of the biggest space opera since Luke took on his daddy issues. When a person thinks of an opera, they generally imagine gargantuan men and women in Viking helmets singing at the top of their lungs in a language … [Read more...]

New Teaser Clip From All Hail The King Marvel One-Shot Includes Easter Eggs

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) After weeks of speculation the Marvel One-Shot All Hail The King centering around the very divisive character Trevor Slattery, played by Ben Kingsley, is finally here. The short film is available on the Thor: The Dark World Blue-ray. However for those of you haven't … [Read more...]

Could Gravity’s Success Give Directors More Freedom?

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity is an original (in the truest sense of the word) blockbuster, which has so far grossed nearly $700 million worldwide. But will this mark a turning point in big-budget cinema, where power is given back to the directors? Of course the … [Read more...]

Jimmy Fallon takes helm of Tonight Show, brings it back to New York

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By Chris Michaud - NEW YORK (Reuters) Jimmy Fallon took the reins of the long-running "Tonight Show" on Monday, bringing NBC's late night talk show flagship back to Manhattan after an absence of more than 40 years, being welcomed on set by a host of top stars, including Robert De Niro, Mike Tyson … [Read more...]

Factbox – Winners in main categories at BAFTA film awards

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LONDON (Reuters) - Here is a list of winners in the main categories at the 2014 BAFTAs, Britain's top film awards, which took place in London on Sunday: BEST FILM: "12 Years a Slave" OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM: "Gravity" BEST DIRECTOR: Alfonso Cuaron for "Gravity" LEADING ACTOR: Chiwetel … [Read more...]

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