Has Sir Ben Kingsley’s Secret Marvel Project Been Revealed?

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Sir Ben Kingsley's revelation that he is once again working with Marvel on a 'secret project,' well it just about broke the rumor mill. Now, according to Latino Review, Kingsley will star in a Marvel One Shot (short film), and SPOILER ALERT... Still reading? … [Read more...]

Marcia Wallace, voice of The Simpsons Edna Krabappel, dies at 70

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By Noreen O'Donnell (Reuters) Actress Marcia Wallace, the voice of Edna Krabappel on the Fox show "The Simpsons" and earlier Carol Kester, the receptionist on the 1970s sitcom "The Bob Newhart Show," has died at 70. "I was tremendously saddened to learn this morning of the passing of the … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Pete Holmes Takes On X-Men, Batman vs. Superman

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Friday's Funny Feature is a rare "three-fer," three hilarious videos from comedian Pete Holmes, whose show is on TBS after Conan. Two feature an X-Man getting fired by Professor X, and one shows off pretty much what would happen if Superman asked Batman to team up. … [Read more...]

SEC releases crowdfunding rule

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By Sarah N. Lynch - WASHINGTON (Reuters) Entrepreneurs and start-up companies looking for investors will be able to solicit over the Internet (crowdfunding) from the general public under a new proposal issued by U.S. regulators on Wednesday. The "crowdfunding" proposal, if adopted by the … [Read more...]

Was Iron Man 3’s The Mandarin A Double Bluff?

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Iron Man 3 spoilers follow! You've been warned... By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) One of the most contentious elements of Iron Man 3 was the treatment of Ben Kingsley's The Mandarin. But, surely the Oscar winner couldn't be returning to the character who turned out to be one of the biggest red … [Read more...]

Kevin Feige – No rest yet for the Marvel superhero, Norse God or not

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By Rollo Ross and Patrick Graham - LONDON (Reuters) Launching his 20th blockbuster in a decade in London on Tuesday, studio exec Kevin Feige is dismissive of any suggestion that the superhero movie is near its sell-by date. Feige is one of the main movers in the Disney-owned Marvel Studios … [Read more...]

BSkyB signs deal with Twitter to show Champions League clips

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LONDON (Reuters) Britain's dominant pay-TV provider BSkyB has struck a deal with social networking site Twitter to show clips from European Champions League soccer matches to help promote its new contract-free online service. The clips will be fed through Twitter's promoted Tweets via … [Read more...]

Netflix adds 1.3 million U.S. streaming customers in September quarter

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By Lisa Richwine - LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Netflix Inc's profit quadrupled in the third quarter as it added a higher-than-expected 1.3 million subscribers to its subscription video streaming service, sending shares up 9.3 percent in after-hours trading. Netflix reported earnings-per-share of 52 … [Read more...]

Hulu names Fox executive Mike Hopkins as CEO

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(Reuters) Hulu named 21st Century Fox executive Mike Hopkins as its chief executive, effective immediately, the streaming video company said on Thursday. Hopkins served as president of distribution at Fox and is a Hulu board director. Andy Forssell, the acting CEO since March, is leaving the … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature: Honest Trailers – The Walking Dead

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) It was bound to happen. One of the most critically acclaimed shows on TV, AMC's The Walking Dead, and also a big hit with fans as evidenced by the recent season 4 premiere numbers. But it was only a matter of time before Screen Junkies, the guys behind Honest … [Read more...]

South Park Misses Episode Deadline For First Time

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) What makes South Park unique in the world of television animations, is the show's fast turnaround of episodes. During its 16-year run, creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker have never failed to meet their weekly deadline, until now. Yes, Comedy Central were forced … [Read more...]

LG Display says fourth quarter profit won’t match third quarter as TV panel prices fall

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SEOUL (Reuters) South Korea's LG Display Co Ltd warned that fourth-quarter profit will not match the third due to falling TV panel prices and it will counter that downtrend by pushing out bigger-ticket products such as ultra high-definition panels. LG Display and rivals such as Samsung … [Read more...]

New York Comic Con – Crowdfunding and Reinventing Films

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Ever want to know how to crowdfund a film? The whole thing looks pretty daunting especially if you’re looking for something in at least a 5 figure budget. Fortunately, the guys at Reinventing Films were at New York Comic Con to give us a sneak peak at their … [Read more...]

Marvel Developing Four New TV Shows Plus Mini-Series

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Nobody hatches a plan better than Marvel. Now after ingeniously re-defining blockbuster cinema, the studio are reportedly plotting to take over the small screen. With Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC, already one of the biggest shows of the year, Deadline is reporting … [Read more...]

Ashton Kutcher, Jon Cryer highest paid actors on U.S. television

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NEW YORK (Reuters) Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer, the stars of the CBS comedy "Two and a Half Men," are the highest paid actors on U.S. television with estimated earnings topping $20 million each, Forbes magazine said on Tuesday. Kutcher, the 35-year-old actor who replaced Charlie Sheen after his … [Read more...]

Apple Sends Out Invites for October Event

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Says there's "still a lot to cover." By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) One of Bette Davis' most famous lines is "fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy ride!" And that's the vibe I get when I look at the Apple October invitation above, especially saying "we still have a lot to … [Read more...]