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Posted Tuesday 10/16/18 at 7:23PM EDT
Netflix boasts how it boosted the Instagram follower counts of its stars
The streaming service unveiled a chart showing how its stars like 13 Reasons Why's Katherine Langford and Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo and Finn Wolfhard's Instagram follower counts soared into the millions thanks to starring on Netflix shows. "When our service helps our talent develop huge fan bases (from small followings to over 10 million Instagram followers), we can attract the best talent in the world. This explosive growth in popularity is a good indicator that our shows and stars are breaking out around the planet," Netflix said in a shareholder letter.
Posted Monday 6/04/18 at 9:38PM EDT
Schwinn is selling 500 copies of Mike Wheeler's Stranger Things cruiser bike
The bicycle company first revealed the promotion in a Chicago Tribute print ad published this morning.
Posted Friday 5/04/18 at 1:46AM EDT
Isn't it weird that MTV Movie & TV Awards nominated 13-year-old characters for "Best Kiss"?
Stranger Things stars Finn Wolfhard and Millie Bobby Brown are competing in the "Best Kiss" category with older character kisses like on Love, Simon, Jane the Virgin and Ready Player One. "While the kiss definitely made for a great end to the series, is it appropriate to give them an award for it?" asks Kathryn Lindsay. "I don't know, it just feels weird given that their characters are 13 years old. Is it not a little odd to be cheering for that kiss alongside full-on make-out scenes? Plus, while their inclusion is a nod to the continued popularity of the show, it takes up space from the many other deserving kisses that dominated movies and TV this year."
Posted Monday 3/19/18 at 5:26PM EDT
Stranger Things stars are getting a big raise in advance of Season 3
The child stars of the Netflix series will see their salary soar from $30,000 an episode to between $150,000-$250,000 an episode, according to Deadline's Nellie Andreeva, who adds that Millie Bobby Brown "is believed to have landed a bigger raise than her young counterparts" thanks to her breakout star status. Adult stars Winona Ryder and David Harbour also scored significant raises, bumping their per-episode salary to $200,000 an episode to keep their pay ahead of the children. As Andreeva explains, "while actors cast as series regulars on a TV show almost always have long-term deals, it has become a tradition for the casts of successful series to renegotiate their contracts after the second season after receiving one-time bonuses ahead of Season 2. That is what happened with the main players on Stranger Things." UPDATE: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ryder and Harbour are each getting $350,000 an episode while the main kid stars will earn $250,000 per episode.
Posted Tuesday 3/13/18 at 10:17PM EDT
Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard's band soars atop Spotify
His band Calpurnia's debut single "City Boy" is currently No. 1 on Spotify’s Global Viral 50 playlist.
Posted Thursday 11/30/17 at 6:27AM EST
Gaten Matarazzo is yet another Stranger Things star with his own band
Finn Wolfhard and Joe Keery are both in bands. And it turns out Matarazzo is part of a six-piece New Jersey band called Work in Progress. Watch them perform a Pearl Jam song.
Posted Saturday 11/18/17 at 12:32AM EST
Quit spoiling Stranger Things 2!
Source: The A.V. Club
HBO Crashing star Pete Holmes says it’s hard to be a Stranger Things fan if you don’t have the time to immediately binge-watch through every episode because spoilers are unavoidable on the internet.
Posted Saturday 11/11/17 at 3:34AM EST
An unhealthy obsession between adult Stranger Things fans and the show’s child stars have been building for months
As Dee Lockett notes, the unhealthy obsession began last year when certain fans wouldn’t distinguish between the child actors from the characters they play. It proceeded recently with adult fans trying to sexualize Finn Wolfhard, with one 27-year-old model asking the 14-year-old Wolfhard to “hit me up in four years.” There was also some controversy when an NBC Universal executive tweeted about Millie Bobby Brown’s “grown-up” looks. And it all culminated in last weekend's story over Wolfhard not stopping for fans outside of his hotel. “The kids of Stranger Things,” says Lockett, “have been embroiled in a terribly adult controversy.”
Posted Monday 11/06/17 at 10:48PM EST
Game of Thrones' Sophie Turner tweets in defense of the Stranger Things kids
Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard has been getting grief for not stopping to interact with fans outside his hotel over the weekend. But the 21-year-old Turner, using her experience as a former child star, says it’s outrageous that “fully grown adults” would wait outside a hotel and then “abuse them when they don’t stop for them.” She adds: “It doesn’t matter if they are an actor... they are kids first. Give them the space they need in order to grow without feeling like they owe… anyone anything for living their childhood dreams.”
Posted Friday 10/20/17 at 5:48PM EDT
Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard fires his agent who’s facing sexual abuse allegations
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Agent Tyler Grasham is currently on leave from talent agency APA after allegations that he acted inappropriately with young male actors. ALSO: Orphan Black’s Jordan Gavaris alleges that Grasham harassed him. UPDATE: Grasham has been fired from his agency.