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Netflix Lands Pee-Wee Herman's New Movie

December 24th, 2014 9:04am EST
Pee-Wee Herman's New Movie Gets Exclusive Netflix Release
Ready for the Pee-Wee revolution?

Well, ready or not, it's nearly upon us. Pee-Wee Herman is back in a big way- a new film starring Paul Reubens' beloved bow-tied weirdo may be headed to Netflix.

Reubens first announced a new Pee-Wee Herman film in October, but originally set the film up at Universal.

Now, Universal's gone and Netflix is swooping in; clearly part of Netflix's plan to become the content provider with that controls all content, now and forever.

We're still missing a few major details on the film (like a title, a story or a director) but we know that the latest installment...
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Seven Great Actors Who Excel In The Movies And On TV

December 22nd, 2014 1:00pm EST
Double Threats: 7 Great Actors Who Excel In The Movies And On Te
The hierarchy when it comes to acting in Hollywood has historically always placed more importance and gravitas on the work of actors who have appeared on the silver screen when compared to their TV counterparts.

Legendary actors who got their start on TV like Bill Murray (Saturday Night Live), Michael Douglas (The Streets of San Francisco) and Denzel Washington (St. Elsewhere) were only said to have "made it" as huge stars once they were able to transition into movies.

But a strange thing has happened over the last few years - mega movie stars are falling all over themselves to try and ge...
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'All Hail King Julien' Brings 'Madagascar' Favorite To Netflix

December 19th, 2014 12:02pm EST
'All Hail King Julien' Brings 'Madagascar' Favorite To Netflix
After the big-screen success of The Penguins of Madagascar, DreamWorks is giving another character from the popular Madagascar film franchise his own spin-off - this one a TV series on Netflix.

All Hail King Julien brings back Danny Jacobs as the voice of King Julien, the larger than life lemur, as audiences will get to see what he was like before the movies and before the Central Park Zoo animals descended on Madagascar.

While Julien still has lovable Mort and right-hand man Maurice to keep him company, he's also joined by "special ops" expert Clover, voiced by India de Beaufort. We rece...
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'OITNB' Star Taryn Manning Arrested

November 20th, 2014 2:30pm EST
'Orange Is The New Black' Star Taryn Manning Arrested
Taryn Manning of "Orange Is the New Black" took to Twitter to dispute reports that she was arrested on suspicion of threatening to kill her former roommate in New York City.

Manning plays spitfire inmate Tiffany "Pennsatucky" Doggett on the hit Netflix series.

She said on the social network site, "There are no charges against me. ... This is just further harassment. It is troubling that the system can be used to abuse the actual victim."

TMZ reported that Manning violated a mutual restraining order involving former friend and roommate Jeanine Heller. The website stated that said that Man...
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'Greed, Betrayal, Sexual Intrigue And Rivalry' Are Coming To Netflix In 'Marco Polo

October 29th, 2014 10:26pm EDT
Marco Polo
The first teaser for the highly anticipated Netflix original series Marco Polo has arrived, and the show promises "a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry."

"Marco, the blood of an adventurer courses through your veins," the title character (Italian actor Lorenzo Richelmy) is told at the beginning of the trailer for the series, which is set in the 13th century as Marco Polo explores China and the Far East and visits the court of Kublai Khan.

The 10-episode first season stars Richelmy opposite Zhu Zhu, who plays his love interest Kokachin; Benedict Wong, Joan Chen...
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7 Original Netflix TV Shows You Need to Binge Watch

October 8th, 2014 11:26am EDT
7 Original Netflix TV Shows You Need to Binge Watch
Netflix continued to make headlines last week with the announcement that the streaming giant has come to terms for the exclusive rights to a sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon as well four still unannounced feature films headlined by Adam Sandler.

Netflix is now well established when it comes to creating its own content and has made no secret about its desire to become the next HBO when it comes to exclusive programming. A quick look at the company's roster of original TV shows demonstrates that the Reed Hastings-led company has come a long way in just the last couple of years and no...
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'Orange Is The New Black' Writer Lauren Morelli Divorces Husband To Date Female Star Of Show

September 15th, 2014 10:07am EDT
'Orange Is The New Black' Writer Lauren Morelli Divorces Husband
"Orange Is The New Black" writer Lauren Morelli has broken up with her husband Steve Balisone and since begun dating Samira Wiley, the actress who plays Poussey on the show.

Morelli was married to Balisone for two years and was only months into her marriage and work on "OITNB" when, while writing scens for Piper and Alex, that she began to have some clarity into her own deep desires. She explained the relationship between Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling) and Alex Vause (Laura Prepon) helped her come to a realization about who she was as a person. “In Piper and Alex, I’d found a mouthpiece ...
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Netflix Expects 'Gotham' To Be A Big Hit As It Lands Streaming Rights To The Show

September 3rd, 2014 10:12pm EDT
Gotham
Netflix has landed the rights to upcoming Batman origins drama "Gotham," which focuses on the backstory of police detective James Gordon before he meets the Caped Crusader, in a deal with the show's distributor, Warner Bros. Television.

The companies announced the deal late on Tuesday, and the deal the first of its kind because the show doesn't debut for almost three more weeks.

The online video streaming service is obviously banking on the show being a hit.

"'Gotham' is the most anticipated new series of the fall season and we are thrilled to offer it to our members around the world," s...
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Laurie Fortier On Season 2 Of Netflix's 'Hemlock Grove': 'Expect The Unexpected'

July 17th, 2014 12:11pm EDT
Laurie Fortier On Season 2 Of Netflix's 'Hemlock Grove': 'Expect
Netflix audiences are now sinking their teeth into season two of Eli Roth's supernatural series Hemlock Grove, but is it as crazy as the first? To get the lowdown on the sophomore cycle, we checked back in with actress Laurie Fortier, who stars as Marie Godfrey. Here's what she had to say about where we find her character, and what it's like for her to be back in the acting game.

SPOILER ALERT - If you haven't seen season one of Hemlock Grove, this interview reveals a major spoiler as to what happens by the end of season one.

The fictional town of Hemlock Grove, Pennsylvania was never a n...
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Chelsea Handler Signs Deal With Netflix To Host The First On-Demand Talk Show

June 19th, 2014 11:53am EDT
Chelsea Handler Signs Deal With Netflix To Host The First On-Dem
Chelsea Handler has found a new home after leaving E! - she will be taking her unique brand of comedy to Netflix, where she will host an on-demand talk show.

Starting in 2016, Handler will star in a talk show with an "updated format," according to the official release. The show will remain topical and feature celebrity interviews. After rumors of Chelsea heading to CBS to host the Late Late Show were proven to be false, it was widely reported in April she would instead be headed to Netflix for a one-of-a-kind talk show.

Chelsea said in a statement, "If I was going to continue working in t...
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