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Zach Braff hits back at Kickstarter critics

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Actor-director defends using the crowdfunding site to raise finance for new film Wish I Was Here, rather than use conventional investmentActor and director Zach Braff has hit back against suggestions he ought to have used his own money to fund his next film, rather than turning to the Kickstarter crowdfunding...
Zach Braff hits back at Kickstarter critics

Is Perfectionism Holding You Back?

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Is your obsession with perfection keeping you from achieving your goals? Share your woes--and your solutions--in the comments section below. I had dinner with a friend this week. Let's call her "Alice." Alice, like me, is a journalist, and one of the smartest and funniest people I know. Even though...
Is Perfectionism Holding You Back?

William Shatner to Star in “Sh*t My Dad Says” TV Pilot

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Justin Halpern’s immensely popular Twitter account “Sh*t My Dad Says” is in the process of being turned into a sitcom, and there’s a powerhouse of industry veterans attached to the project. Today we can add William Shatner to the list, as he’s primed to star as the dad-that-speaks-his-mind in the...
William Shatner to Star in “Sh*t My Dad Says” TV Pilot

Citizen Khan: who was offended by it, and why? | Mark Lawson

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The Muslim sitcom supposedly generated a lot of controversy - but do bloggers and tweeters represent all viewers?Viewers found it impossible to understand Parade's End (Fridays, BBC2) because the actors were mumbling so much and British muslims among the audience for Citizen Khan (Mondays, BBC1) were appalled by the levels...
Citizen Khan: who was offended by it, and why? | Mark Lawson

Netflix Talks a Little Trash About the Competition

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Netflix turned in a Q4 that beat Wall Street’s expectations, and it’s basking in the results as investors bid up its shares by more than 25 percent. That’s much a better story for Reed Hastings and company than some of its recent quarters, where things went pretty much the other...
Netflix Talks a Little Trash About the Competition

Here is the TV Show Based on GIFs That No One Was Waiting For

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After the strange initial success and eventual flameout of the Twitter-inspired sitcom, $h*! My Dad Says, it was only natural that memes got their own TV show too. LOLwork, a show about the interoffice workings of Ben Huh’s Cheezburger Network, premiers Wednesday, Novemeber 7th on Bravo. And now that memes have already...
Here is the TV Show Based on GIFs That No One Was Waiting For

Ringo Starr Loves 'Price Is Right,' Thinks Drew Carey 'Looks Gorgeous!'

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A-list stars, they're just like the rest of us really. Take Ringo Starr, for example. Forever immortalized as a member of The Beatles, yet he loves to kick back and watch "The Price Is Right."Chatting to Craig Ferguson on "The Late Late Show" (Weeknights, 12:30 a.m. EST on CBS) Ringo...
Ringo Starr Loves 'Price Is Right,' Thinks Drew Carey 'Looks Gorgeous!'
Google TV remote patent reveals Siri-like, location-based voice navigation for live television
Move over In-flight movies, YouTube content coming to Virgin America flights

Amazon Kills Zombies, Keeps John Goodman as it Plans First Season of Web Series

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Just like a regular TV network, Amazon ordered up a bunch of pilot shows this year, and will end up making a series out of some of them. Unlike a TV network, Amazon has asked the Internet to watch and rate its test shows, and has said the input will...
Amazon Kills Zombies, Keeps John Goodman as it Plans First Season of Web Series

Seinfeld, Soup Nazi Also Return To Sell Cars

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Continuing to pad his vast sitcom fortune with whatever commercial gigs will let him wear his own jackets, Bee Movie voice/car enthusiast Jerry Seinfeld appears below in a surprisingly entertaining Super Bowl spot for Acura. In this two-minute extended version of the ad, even the Soup Nazi makes a...
Seinfeld, Soup Nazi Also Return To Sell Cars

Caitlin Moran: 'Twitter is like a virtual Cheers'

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The Times columnist and author talks tweeting, her Channel 4 sitcom and why it's winning that counts at the Press awardsWatch more video from the Press awards hereThe Times columnist and author Caitlin Moran is never lost for words, whether it's in print or on Twitter. And so it proved...
Caitlin Moran: 'Twitter is like a virtual Cheers'

The 404 1,265: Where we build weapons of mass distraction (podcast)

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Did you know that Dave Chappelle was in a "Home Improvement" spinoff sitcom show in the 1990s? All the episodes are on YouTube right now, and we'll trace its history on today's 404 episode. [Read more]...
The 404 1,265: Where we build weapons of mass distraction (podcast)

Comcast and NBC Put Money, Marketing into a Social TV App: Zeebox Lands in the US

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There are lots of “social TV” apps out there, and none of them have any real traction. But here comes another one, armed with a significant advantage: A big push from one of TV’s biggest programmers. Zeebox, which has garnered a lot of attention, and some users, in the UK,...
Comcast and NBC Put Money, Marketing into a Social TV App: Zeebox Lands in the US

Someone just called our support phone number and left this...

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Someone just called our support phone number and left this voicemail recording. Yes, I believe it IS the theme song to the early 90s sitcom hit, Dinosaurs....
Someone just called our support phone number and left this...
Sunday's Super Bowl Means Lena Dunham Today
Netflix and DreamWorks launching children's show 'Turbo: F.A.S.T.' in December

Cartoon: Hey, Hollywood! Option this cartoon!

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Ok, did we all get it out of our system yet? The sly digs, the guffaws, the skeptical snorts? CBS is turning a Twitter feed, a Twitter feed, for crying out loud, into a comedy series, and there's been a collective rolling-of-the-eyes out there in medialand. The news that William...
Cartoon: Hey, Hollywood! Option this cartoon!

CBS Just Approved A New TV Series Based On Groupon For Next Season

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If you didn't already have enough of Groupon on your computer, now it's coming to your television too. CBS has approved a new sitcom for next season based on the popular daily deal website, starring Christopher Mintz-Plasse from Superbad and Nicholas Braun from Red State, Vanity Fair reports. The new...
CBS Just Approved A New TV Series Based On Groupon For Next Season

How to keep friendships long past your startups

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If The Social Network taught us anything, it’s that startups can ruin friendships. So it was refreshing and fun to interview Satish Dharmaraj, general partner at Redpoint Ventures, and Scott Dietzen, CEO of Pure Storage. The two have been working together, but more importantly have remained friends for more than...
How to keep friendships long past your startups
CBS orders Groupon sitcom featuring 'Superbad' star

'Portal' sitcom: Machinima hosting web series based on Valve's classic game

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Portal fans rejoice: Online video network Machinima is hosting a ‘Portal’-themed live action web series set to debut later this month. The show, produced by Wayside Creations, is called Aperture R&D and will premiere March 15. It’s based on workers at Portal‘s Aperture Laboratories and, based on the trailer, seems to mimic the...
'Portal' sitcom: Machinima hosting web series based on Valve's classic game

Netflix confirms 14 new Arrested Development episodes, the Bluth family returns to screens this May

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If you asked Netflix, it'd probably agree there's more money to be had from the Bluth Family's banana stand -- after all, it did buy the exclusive rights to it. After months of waiting and anticipation, the company has confirmed that the fourth season of Arrested Development will arrive...
Netflix confirms 14 new Arrested Development episodes, the Bluth family returns to screens this May
Mailing List That Allows Only One Post a Year Launches With Screed From Transmedia TV Doyen

The Costanza Proposal: Why Scott Thompson Should Start Doing the Opposite of His Instinct

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For our younger readers — and Nathaniel and Trevor — there’s an episode of “Seinfeld” where the hapless George Costanza decides his life is going so horribly that he should start doing the opposite of every instinct. His first act, if I remember correctly, is ordering the opposite of what he...
The Costanza Proposal: Why Scott Thompson Should Start Doing the Opposite of His Instinct

When Entrepreneurs Live Together, It's Basically Friends

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Artist’s rendering. (Photo: flickr.com/rossaroni) What happens when a scruffy bunch of startup scamps move into a posh neighborhood? Why, hijinks ensue, naturally. See, San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood has something called “Billionaire’s Row,” where tech elites like Larry Ellison live. However, Businessweek reports that there is one mansion inhabited by an unusual crop...
When Entrepreneurs Live Together, It's Basically Friends

The wonderfully weird world of webcomics | Dean Burnett

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Webcomics are a popular, diverse and increasingly widespread format that most people are blissfully unaware. To address this, an interview was conducted with the team behind the popular UK-based webcomic Exterminatus NowWebcomics are increasingly widespread and popular. It could be argued their proliferation is linked to the decline of print...
The wonderfully weird world of webcomics | Dean Burnett

Ben Huh of I Can Has Cheezburger on Work, Reality Television and Keeping a Straight Face

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Ben Huh struck us as goofily affable when we met him at Bravo’s Top Chef Kitchen restaurant three weeks ago. Sitting at a table with a Post reporter and a friend from Mashable, the CEO of the I Can Has Cheezburger network (which includes, among other properties, Know Your Meme, FailBlog...
Ben Huh of I Can Has Cheezburger on Work, Reality Television and Keeping a Straight Face

BBC iPlayer celebrates its 5th birthday with 77 million program requests over Christmas 2012

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The BBC’s on demand and streaming service, the iPlayer was launched for PC five years ago. Tempus fugit. To mark the occasion, Dave Price, head of iPlayer has taken a look at the growth of the service and it’s impressive reading. From experimental beginnings in 2008 to becoming the number...
BBC iPlayer celebrates its 5th birthday with 77 million program requests over Christmas 2012
'House of Cards' is the most-watched thing on Netflix right now, says exec
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