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Apple is bringing a billion-dollar checkbook to Hollywood, and wants to buy 10 TV shows

Game on.<p>Apple is officially open for business in Hollywood.<p>The company is telling content makers it wants to spend $1 billion on its own stuff over the next year. That’s music to studios’ ears, and a tune they have been expecting for some time — especially after Apple hired two top Sony TV …

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Emmy Predictions 2017: Actress In A Drama Series | Deadline

<b>Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series</b><p>Just like the lead actor race, this one is ripe for a shakeup since last year’s surprise winner, Tatiana …

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Emmy Handicaps: Actor In A Drama Series | Deadline

<b>Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series</b><p>There will be a rather large shake up in this race, even though four of the seven nominated actors are …

Awards

Netflix Crossovers We’d Like to See After The Defenders

Charlie Cox, Mike Colter, Krysten Ritter and Finn Jones. (Photo: Screenshot via YouTube)<p>In 2012, after a series of solo films, we finally saw our …

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Emmy episode analysis: Kevin Spacey (‘House of Cards’) demands a declaration of war on terrorism in ‘Chapter 53’

Will this finally be the year <b>Kevin Spacey</b> wins an Emmy for “House of Cards”? The two-time Oscar-champ (Supporting for “The Usual Suspects” in 1995 …

Entertainment

Netflix will become a gorilla like Amazon, and here's why

Years ago, before Amazon had become the internet's 800-pound gorilla, many Wall Street analysts and journalists viewed the company with extreme …

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Netflix just stole television’s biggest creator from Disney in midst of separation

This is a much needed move for Netflix<p>Late last night, Netflix announced it had signed a new exclusive deal with Shonda Rhimes, the most important showrunner working in television today.<p>This isn’t just a big win for Netflix, which the company needed, but a devastating loss for ABC. Rhimes has …

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This Is How Much The Houses In Your Favorite Netflix Shows Actually Cost

We finally know the truth.

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'Ozark' Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix

The Jason Bateman and Laura Linney drama will return for another round of 10 episodes.<p>Netflix is going back to the Ozarks.<p>Less than a month after its …

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'House of Cards' Bosses: "The Real World Has Stolen Storylines on Many Occasions"

The Emmy-nominated drama's showrunners, Frank Pugliese and Melissa James Gibson, who took over from creator Beau Willimon, unleashed an unintended …

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Michael Kelly (‘House of Cards’): ‘We’ve never been that tear-from-the-headlines show’ [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]

“We’ve never been that tear-from-headlines show,” reveals <b>Michael Kelly</b> during our recent webcam chat (<i>watch the exclusive video above</i>) when asked how …

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Here's How Much The Apartments On Your Favorite Netflix Shows Really Cost

Last month, we reported on how much the apartments in some of your favorite movies — <i>When Harry Met Sally, Pretty Woman, Sleepless In Seattle</i> — would rent for in today's market. (Yes, Carrie and Mr. Big's pre-war penthouse on Fifth Avenue is as exorbitantly expensive as it looked in the <i>Sex and the</i> …

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Truth about Netflix’s $20 billion debt

OVER the past few years, Netflix has seemed pretty unstoppable.<p>With hit original series like <i>House of Cards</i>, <i>Stranger Things</i>, <i>Orange is the New Black</i>,</i> …

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Early Emmy predictions: A 'Veep' repeat and a far-out forecast for 'Stranger Things'

With the absence of a few reigning winners (“Game of Thrones,” Rami Malek, Tatiana Maslany), this year’s Emmys sport a bit more uncertainty than usual. Meaning: Don’t hold me to these early predictions. I might be changing my mind, and then reversing course again, before the awards are bestowed …

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‘House of Cards’ Costume Designer on Surprise Emmy Nom

“House of Card’s” Emmy nomination tally for 2017 is officially up one.<p>The series earned a nod for contemporary costumes, after the Television Academy …

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Sell Disney. Sell Netflix. Sell It All!

I have been negative on Walt Disney Co. (DIS) for nearly two years based on the notion that the competitive landscape was shifting, thus serving to …

Investing

Facebook's big push into TV shows is an attack on YouTube, not Netflix

• <b>Facebook’s foray into original shows, dubbed Watch, is a direct shot at YouTube, and less of a play to compete with more premium services like Netflix and HBO.</b>• <b><br>The first round of shows Facebook plans to debut in Watch include daily series from internet celebrities, many of whom have already built</b> …

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Emmys 2017: Noms Span Extreme Edges of Drama Spectrum

With five debut series cracking what is arguably the most venerated category at the Emmys, the Television Academy signaled a willingness to expand …

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Is Netflix just a house of cards without all that Disney content?

Disney (DIS) hit Netflix (NFLX) right where it hurts by announcing on Tuesday that it would no longer offer its vast library of films and TV shows on …

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The 26 Emmy-Nominated Actors for Drama—and Why They’re Great

Peak TV keeps upping its game year after year. In the lead-up to the 2017 Emmy Awards Sept. 17, we’re listing each nominee in major acting …

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Costumes Offer Insight Into Robin Wright’s ‘House of Cards’ Character

<i>Warning: This story contains spoilers from “House of Cards,” season five.</i><p>SEE MORE: From the August 8, 2017, issue of Variety<p>Since the dawn of …

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Emmanuel Macron is right to want Brigitte to be France’s first lady

In our era of personalised politics, creating a formal office for a leader’s consort would be a recognition of the unique demands on the power behind the throne<p>In an early series of House of Cards, the long-running Netflix presidential drama, Claire Underwood – the future US first lady – …

Opinion

2017 Emmy predictions: Best Drama Actress

The 2017 Emmy nominees for Best Drama Actress are <b>Viola Davis</b> (“How to Get Away with Murder”), <b>Claire Foy</b> (“The Crown”), <b>Elisabeth Moss</b> (“The Handmaid’s …

Awards

Meet an Emmy Nominee: 'House of Cards' Star Michael Kelly

"I was surprised again this year," Kelly says of his third nomination for outstanding support actor in a drama series.<p>One would think that Michael …

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Why Netflix’s first-ever acquisition is unlikely to be its last

Some tech giants, like Amazon and Apple, shy away from M&A as an engine for growth. But none can touch Netflix for its bashfulness, which until today had never made an acquisition in its 20-year history. The nature of its first-ever deal says something about how Netflix is changing its content …

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Leakers’ ransom video to HBO dismisses FBI ‘shoe makers’ and makes a House of Cards joke

And other cringeworthy observations<p>HBO is the latest victim of a security breach that, so far, has resulted in the leak of unreleased episodes of several shows, scripts, internal emails, and personal information for the <i>Game of Thrones</i> cast. Accompanying the hack was a ransom video for HBO …

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Streaming Video Services Capitalize On Product Integrations

Streaming video has quickly become a cornerstone of consumers’ daily entertainment diet, and many pay for multiple streaming services.<p>In fact, more …

Televisions

Emmy switcheroo: ‘House of Cards’ nabs costume nomination after ‘This Is Us’ bid is revoked

The buttons have been fastened on the Emmy costume fiasco, with Netflix’s “House of Cards” nabbing the available Best Contemporary Costumes …

Entertainment

House of Comics? Streaming giant Netflix goes into the graphic novel business

<i>House of Cards</i>, the comic book?<p>Before you laugh, consider this: Netflix, the streaming giant whose business model is built on working out how things …

Australian News

Watching politics from the benches of parliament

What's it like watching the absurdity of politics play out on television, when government is your day job?

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