In this episode:
- Kim Kardashian’s life gets threatened and America can’t cut the poor woman some slack.
- Speaking of America, Donald Trump makes a mockery of this nation and STILL somehow has a chance to be president.
- And last, but certainly not least, Netflix Original Luke Cage brings Harlem to life.
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Kim K. gets robbed in Paris; was it real?
“Everything we know so far about Kim Kardashian-West’s Paris hold up.” — Julia Emmanuel, People
NFL cracks the whip on social sharing
“The NFL is now monitoring how much video footage its teams post on social media, according to Deadspin, which dug up the fact in an MMQB column. The NFL’s primetime audience numbers are down—especially in the coveted 18-to-49 demographic—and this seems to be part of the league’s response, though the NFL denies there is a correlation.” — Aaron Mansfield, Complex
According to Donald Trump, he is apparently a ladies man
“Video of Donald Trump making lewd comments about women in 2005 leaked Friday, two days before the second presidential debate.” — Daniel Krepps, Rolling Stone
Mabel “Madea” Simmons is the new voice of Waze
“[Tyler] Perry’s first film in quite a while, ‘Boo! A Madea Halloween,’ is just around the corner, and that means promotions! In this case, it means Madea will be a voice option on Waze, [Google’s community-based navigation app].” — Evan Saathoff, Birth.Movies.Death
What We’re Streaming
Netflix Original Luke Cage
Created by: Cheo Coker
Starring: Mike Colter, Simone Missick, Theo Rossi, Rosario Dawson
The Latest in Streaming
Netflix announces all 13 episodes of “Marvel’s Iron Fist” will debut March 2017
The series stars Finn Jones (“Game of Thrones”) who plays Danny Rand, a billionaire who returns to New York City more than a decade after he was thought to have died in a plane crash. To combat his enemies, he masters Kung-Fu and gains the ability to summon the supernatural Iron Fist. “Marvel’s Iron Fist” will be the fourth Marvel live-action Netflix series. — Variety
Solange speaks out against Black oppression, but piles on the ‘weird’
“…Solange’s album A Seat at the Table, finally released, marking the indie singer’s first major release since her last EP True in 2012. It boasts 21 tracks and a prime features list that includes Lil Wayne, Kelly Rowland, Sampha, BJ the Chicago Kid and more. The project is also accompanied by a digital book that that includes associated lyrics and messages.” — Erica Gonzales, Harper’s Bazaar
Cable provider’s new biggest fear? Smartphones.
“Many households are using smartphones instead of home Internet connections. The phenomenon of cord cutting is usually cited to explain the growing number of people dropping expensive cable TV subscriptions. But a new kind of cord cutting is growing rapidly, according to surveys by Pew Research.” — Aaron Pressman, Fortune
Pay-TV industry facing a $1 billion loss in the next year
A company called CG42 estimates 800K customers will cut the cord in the next 12 months. This of course, is to counteract the $187 cable bill the average user is paying monthly. — Halini Ramachandran, WSJ
Netflix signs deal with theater chain to put original films on the big screen
“…Netflix has struck a deal with iPic Entertainment, a luxury theater chain, that would allow Netflix to feature 10 of its original films in theaters on the same day that they launch across Netflix.” — Jordan Crook, TechCrunch
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