Telefonica prepares movie, TV series streaming service: source

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MADRID (Reuters) Spanish telecommunications company Telefonica is preparing to launch a video streaming service for movies and television series, a source close to the matter said on Monday. Telefonica agreed to acquire pay-TV service Distribuidora de Television Digital, also known as Ditital+, a … [Read more...]

Actor Tracy Morgan critical but ‘more responsive’ after crash

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By Bruce Konviser and David Jones - NEW BRUNSWICK N.J. (Reuters) Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan is in critical condition in hospital but was more responsive a day after he was badly hurt in a deadly New Jersey highway crash, his spokesman said on Sunday. Morgan, who gained fame as a member of the … [Read more...]

Guillermo del Toro’s The Strain TV Series Gets Extended Trailer

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Very few directors today can tell a horror story with as much style as Guillermo del Toro. His films are incredibly distinctive and the stories he tells feel like horror movies taken from the 70's and supercharged. Now he's taking his particular brand of vision … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature: Villain Pub – To Battle!!!

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) The guys over at How It Should Have Ended, the source for some hilarious Friday's Funny Features, have been teasing The Villain Pub, with many famous movie baddies, like the Heath Joker, Voldemort, and more. They have a new video, Villain Pub - To Battle!!! And … [Read more...]

Wachowskis’ Jupiter Ascending Pushed Back To February 2015

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Warner Bros. has announced that science fiction blockbuster Jupiter Ascending has been pushed back to February 2015, despite being scheduled for release in six weeks in July 18, 2014. Directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski and starring Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum, the … [Read more...]

Sony Moving Imageworks To The Great White North

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Move to Canada to Ship Jobs out of LA By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Already, Hollywood is under siege due to the phenomenon known as "runaway production." As we all know, this is where producers take their projects out of the city, state, and even country in order to take advantage of better … [Read more...]

James Cameron Explains How His Team Wrote Three Avatar Movies At Once

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Despite being one of the most prolific directors in Hollywood, James Cameron has never been one to shirk a challenge. Indeed the Titanic director's next project is one of the most ambitious in movie history, filming all three Avatar sequels … [Read more...]

FIFA expects World Cup to break TV records

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By Mark Gleeson (Reuters) The World Cup, which kicks off in Brazil this month, is set for a record global television audience thanks to new technology and fan-friendly scheduling, FIFA’s television director Niclas Ericson told Reuters on Monday. The quadrennial tournament is the world's … [Read more...]

Roland Emmerich To Direct Stargate Reboot

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) There are certain movies which are primed for the reboot treatment. Those films which made money but didn't quite fulfill their creative potential. Science fiction blockbuster Stargate, starring Kurt Russell and James Spader, falls firmly into that category. While … [Read more...]

Actress Ann B. Davis, devoted ‘Brady Bunch’ housekeeper, dies

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By Will Dunham (Reuters) Comic actress Ann B. Davis, who played the devoted housekeeper Alice on the television sitcom "The Brady Bunch" and won two Emmy awards as the forever-single secretary Schultzy on "The Bob Cummings Show," died on Sunday at age 88. Davis fell and hit her head on Saturday … [Read more...]

John Malkovich commands the seas as Blackbeard in TV’s Crossbones

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By Patricia Reaney - NEW YORK (Reuters) Emmy-winner John Malkovich returns to U.S. television on Friday as the swashbuckling 18th century pirate Blackbeard, ruling over a secret Caribbean island while outwitting and eluding the English navy, in the new NBC television drama "Crossbones." The … [Read more...]

Rocker Bret Michaels rushed offstage due to medical emergency

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(Reuters) Rocker Bret Michaels was rushed offstage apparently suffering from seriously low blood sugar during a New Hampshire concert on Thursday, his bandmate said in a statement posted on the singer's website. Michaels, who suffers from diabetes, was three songs into his set at the Palace … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Will Ferrell vs. Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith: The Drum-Off

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Well, apparently I'm not the only one who always thought the Red Hot Chili Peppers' drummer, Chad Smith, looked a lot like comedy legend Will Ferrell, because they finally are having a drum-off! On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, no less. Find out who is the … [Read more...]

With WWDC Next Week, What Does Apple Have In Store?

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Apple Promises Exciting Announcements By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) June 2, Apple's annual Worldwide Developer's Conference will descend upon the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The annual confab, which serves as a get together for all software and hardware developers, has also been the … [Read more...]

Women in Film & Television International Summit Hosted by Pittsburgh Chapter

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By Christina Kotlar (doddleNEWS) "I write poems and I am a poem," declared Vanessa German at the plenary breakfast welcoming women in film and media representing 30 chapters for a three day Women in Film & Television International Summit, May 16-18, 2014. A multi-disciplinary Pittsburgh … [Read more...]

Daredevil Cast, Miniseries News, & Showrunner Replacement Announced!

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Not 24 hours after the departure of Edgar Wright from Ant-Man, Cabin in the Woods director Drew Goddard was reported to have left the Daredevil miniseries for Netflix as well. It’s been quite a weekend for Marvel, with key creative people abandoning ship, and … [Read more...]

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