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By betting big on HBO Max, Warner Bros. has hastened the future of the movie business

A mere two weeks after announcing Wonder Woman 1984 would be released in movie theaters and on HBO Max simultaneously, Warner Bros. has upended the film business again. In a jaw-dropping move, the studio declared Thursday that its entire 2021 film slate would do the same, including such boldfaced titles as DuneThe Suicide Squad, and The Matrix 4. It’s a strategy with massive implications for the future of the industry — but also one clearly born out of desperation and a dearth of options, as the COVID-19 pandemic looks likely to keep many movie theaters shuttered well into next year.



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a man standing on a beach with a mountain in the background: By betting big on HBO Max, Warner Bros. has accelerated the changing nature of the movie business and streaming.


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By betting big on HBO Max, Warner Bros. has accelerated the changing nature of the movie business and streaming.

“It’s probably most shocking because they’re doing it before Wonder Woman‘s release, and not

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‘The Undoing’ Finale Delivers HBO’s Biggest Audience Since ‘Big Little Lies’

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“The Undoing” came to a shocking end on Sunday in a finale which not only had social media buzzing, but also delivered a large audience for HBO.

According to the network, the finale drew a total of 3 million viewers across all platforms, which represents a 43% increase from the penultimate episode and more than double the premiere’s tally. That also makes it the most-watched episode of any HBO shows since the “Big Little Lies” season 2 finale last year.

In terms of the linear HBO airing, viewing for the finale was up 42% from the week prior and a whopping 168% from the premiere. “The Undoing” is also the first HBO series in the network’s history to grow week-to-week over the corse of its six episodes.

“The Undoing” has also performed strongly on WarnerMedia’s streamer HBO Max, as the finale numbers were

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Nonbinary actor Jesse James Keitel on groundbreaking ‘Big Sky’ role

As a rising nonbinary and transgender actor, Jesse James Keitel was hesitant to audition for the role of Jerrie on ABC’s “Big Sky.”

Keitel, who uses she/her and they/them pronouns, felt there was something “murky” about the inconsistent character breakdown that cast doubt on the show’s ability to properly represent a transgender character. After landing the role, Keitel — the first nonbinary series regular on primetime television — was able to sit down with the writers and producers to craft the character into something that was much more representative of the contemporary queer experience.

On the new procedural drama from creator and executive producer David E. Kelley — about a private detective (Ryan Phillippe) and an ex-cop (Katheryn Winnick) who team up to solve a kidnapping case in Montana — Keitel portrays Jerrie Kennedy, a transfeminine, nonbinary musician and sex worker abducted at a rest stop by truck driver Ronald

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‘The Undoing’ Finale Delivers Biggest Audience Since ‘Big Little Lies’

“The Undoing” came to a shocking end on Sunday in a finale which not only had social media buzzing, but also delivered a large audience for HBO.

According to the network, the finale drew a total of 3 million viewers across all platforms, which represents a 43% increase from the penultimate episode and more than double the premiere’s tally. That also makes it the most-watched episode of any HBO shows since the “Big Little Lies” season 2 finale last year.

In terms of the linear HBO airing, viewing for the finale was up 42% from the week prior and a whopping 168% from the premiere. “The Undoing” is also the first HBO series in the network’s history to grow week-to-week over the corse of its six episodes.

“The Undoing” has also performed strongly on WarnerMedia’s streamer HBO Max, as the finale numbers were up more than 80% from last week’s

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The world is one big reality TV show now. And we’re all out of the loop | Culture

A meme page incredulously asks if the Travis Scott x McDonald’s collab is real. True, the idea of McDonald’s selling a Travis Scott-branded McNugget body pillow seems absurd. But ultimately it’s not so much a glitch in the algorithm as a glitch in the simulation. There are so many scams and deepfakes floating in the feed. When you make a risque joke about period panties, Thinx replies. One subtweet and you’ve elicited the attention of a bored social media manager. They’re desperate to loop you into a post-relevant conversation about a forgotten brand from 2015.

These little micro-viral moments remind you that no one is in The Loop any more. There are simply too many loops going on at once. You get this feeling most intensely when you’re somewhere like Dimes Square in New York or Soma in San Francisco –hot little brand crucibles. “You don’t listen to X podcast?”

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Chris Brown wins big at BET Soul Train Awards

Nov. 30 (UPI) — Chris Brown was the big winner at the 2020 BET Soul Train Awards. He took home four awards, including Song of the Year for “Go Crazy,” his collaboration with Young Thug.

Brown also earned Best R&B/Soul Male Artist while “Go Crazy” additionally picked up Best Collaboration and Best Dance Performance.

Summer Walker’s Over It won Album of the Year, Beyonce, Blue Ivy Saint JHN and Wizkid won Video of the Year for “Brown Skin Girl” and Snoh Aalegra won Best New Artist.

H.E.R. won two awards including Best R&B/Soul Female Artist and The Ashford and Simpson songwriter’s award for “I Can’t Breathe.”

Brandy won the Soul Train Certified Award and performed her songs “Say Something” and “Borderline.”

Monica was honored with the Lady of Soul Award and performed a medley of her hit songs including “Everything To Me,” “Angel Of Mine” and more.

Legends Charlie

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Trump hits Big Tech, media as ‘massively powerful,’ ‘massively corrupt’ in first interview since Election Day

President Trump once again railed against Big Tech and the media for controlling the narrative and failing to investigate what he calls massive voter fraud, in his first interview since Election Day.

Trump said in his phone interview with FOX Business’ “Sunday Morning Futures” that host Maria Bartiromo was “brave” for speaking with him on-air, arguing most media doesn’t want to cover the massive fraud he says took place across the country to award Joe Biden over 80 million votes.

Trump received over 74 million votes in the 2020 election – he won in 2016 with nearly 63 million.

MAINSTREAM MEDIA IGNORES, DOWNPLAYS NEW YORK POST BOMBSHELL ON HUNTER BIDEN

“This election was rigged. This election was a total fraud and it continues to be as they hide. And the problem we

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Big Savings On Sony, Samsung & More

If you’re in the market for a new TV, there’s no shortage of excellent Black Friday TV deals on right now. And some of the best sales can be found at Amazon, where we’re already seeing steep discounts on 2020 models from top brands like Sony and Samsung. And while we expect to see more deals on Black Friday and into the holiday weekend, many—especially ones that are 30% or more off—are worth getting now.

Tip: Bookmark this page for easy access to the latest Amazon Black Friday TV deals. We’ll be updating it regularly as new sales drop.

Whether you’re looking to upgrade to the latest, highest definition model or need a simple smart option, there are discounts across the board. Here are the best Amazon Black Friday TV deals to get right now, arranged

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Why Porn Star Renee Gracie Is Leaving OnlyFans Despite Earning Big On The Platform

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  • Former racer Renee Gracie is leaving OnlyFans and launching her website
  • The porn star slammed OnlyFans, calling the site a “poor platform” and “unreliable” for her fans
  • Gracie previously complained about the site’s technical issues  

Porn star Renee Gracie is celebrating her one-year anniversary on OnlyFans but will soon be leaving the content subscription service.

On Thursday, the former racer, 25, took to Instagram Stories to reveal that she has reached a milestone on OnlyFans and that she has an exciting announcement for her followers. In her post, Gracie threw some shade at the subscription site as she revealed that she has decided to launch her own website.

“I’ve got my very my [sic] own website coming! A whole lot more reliable than OnlyFans! I’ve paid them way to [sic] much commission for a poor platform that is unreliable and leaves my fans in the dark with lots

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Godzilla vs. Kong Could Be the Next Big Movie to Debut On Demand

Hollywood has been thrown into a tumultuous crisis by the covid-19 pandemic. Production on movies has come to a standstill, and those that have attempted restarts have faced struggles and stalls as the industry attempts to reckon with the mass crews required on blockbuster bread-and-butter complying with new safety measures. And now, even the movies we thought might be “safe” in 2021 are facing tough questions.


water next to the ocean: Godzilla may have to defend his throne from the comfort of your home next year.


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Godzilla may have to defend his throne from the comfort of your home next year.

The Hollywood Reporter released a report last night alleging that Legendary’s Kaiju-crossover epic Godzilla vs. Kong has become the center of a bidding war to have it release on a streaming service next year, as opposed to its currently-planned theatrical release in May 2021. According to the trade, Netflix has allegedly offered $200 million to get Adam Wingard’s action movie to debut on the service, an

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