Posted Friday 11/09/18 at 10:34PM EST
Curb Your Enthusiasm joins Instagram
Watch J.B. Smoove's "weird" behind-the-scenes look at Season 10.
Posted Friday 11/02/18 at 9:56AM EDT
Instagram's IGTV adds mini-episodes of Saved by the Bell
Source: Brit + Co
Six four- to six-minute mini-episodes that are extracted from the original series are now available on IGTV.
Posted Thursday 10/18/18 at 1:36PM EDT
Instagram's IGTV appears to be struggling for content
Source: New York Magazine
Four months after Instagram announced its new hub for longform content, its most popular users aren't putting in the effort to make videos that are of TV show-length, especially when there's already YouTube.
Posted Tuesday 10/16/18 at 9:10PM EDT
Netflix responds with a slew of rainbow emojis to an angry Instagram user upset over an image of an Elite gay couple
Source: Out Magazine
"Get the f*ck off my Instagram," one user wrote in response to the photo from Netflix's new Spanish teen series. "Not every person on the planet is gay. You are trying way too hard." Netflix responded to the follower by tweeting a bunch of rainbow emojis with the words "Sorry couldn't read your comment while surrounded by all these beautiful rainbows."
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 Friday 9/28/18 at 6:27AM EDT
Megan Mullally got an Instagram user banned after he exposed himself to her
The Will & Grace star was doing an Instagram Live video on Wednesday when a man outside the United States exposed his genitals and started touching himself. After filming several videos with husband Nick Offerman complaining to Instagram, Mullally was able to get the user banned.
Posted Thursday 8/30/18 at 2:16PM EDT
CBS to drop God Friended Me pilot one month early on social media and CBS' digital platforms
The Brandon Micheal Hall-starring drama will be available on Friday on Facebook, Twitter, CBS.com, CBS All Access, the CBS app and Instagram. God Friended Me makes its formal debut on Sunday, Sept. 30. ALSO: Empire vet Malik Yoba to recur on God Friended Me.
Posted Tuesday 7/24/18 at 2:04PM EDT
Sofia Vergara: My Instagram was hacked
Hackers broke into the Modern Family star's Instagram to allegedly give away 1,000 free iPhone X's. “Guys my instagram got hacked," Vergara tweeted. "Dont ansewer those idiots. Dont send them any info.we r after them."
Posted Wednesday 7/11/18 at 9:21PM EDT
Conan O'Brien announces Comic-Con programming for his "ConanCon" Instagram channel
Source: Team Coco
Conan has partnered with DirecTV Now for behind-the-scenes coverage that includes a nightly Comic-Con recap show.
Posted Monday 6/25/18 at 6:21AM EDT
SNL's Cecily strong spoofed viral "Permit Patty" video
Strong posted an Instagram video of her impression of the white San Francisco woman who was filmed calling police on an 8-year-old black girl selling bottled water.
Posted Wednesday 6/20/18 at 6:07PM EDT
Instagram launches "IGTV" for long-form videos
The social media has kicked off its "YouTube era" as a new home for hour-long videos -- could original TV shows be next?
Posted Wednesday 5/30/18 at 2:14PM EDT
Why isn't The Bachelorette allowed to check out her contestants' social media profiles?
Source: The Ringer
"If social media stalking is a normal part of dating in 2018, why shouldn’t it be allowed on the show?" asks Alyssa Bereznak in the wake of the Instagram controversy involving frontrunner Garrett Yrigoyen. She adds: "In any normal real-world scenario, this situation would’ve fixed itself. Elated after a nice first encounter with a handsome, eligible rando, Becca would’ve gone home and immediately Googled Yrigoyen, like any respectable millennial who has grown up stalking her crushes online." ALSO: Jimmy Kimmel picks Garrett to win The Bachelorette.
Posted Tuesday 5/22/18 at 6:12AM EDT
Suits' Patrick J. Adams apologizes after posting a photo of a woman he accused of body-shaming him and his wife
Source: E! Online
Adams was at a London airport with wife/Pretty Little Liars alum Troian Bellisario, waiting to catch a flight home from co-star Meghan Markle's wedding, when he said a woman "did some casual body shaming of my wife and I." He posted a photo of the woman, but later took it down after he was accused of bullying.
Posted Friday 5/18/18 at 11:54PM EDT
Why doesn't anybody on Westworld use Instagram?
"I know you're going to say that park guests have to turn over their devices upon entrance, and based on what we saw back in season one, that seems to be true," says Eliza Thompson. Yet she adds: "If people are willing to sign up for a Delos-provided experience that almost certainly involves some sort of waiver, these future humans have likely only gotten more comfortable with the gradual erosion of their privacy, which means they probably haven't kicked their social media addictions, either. If people are still using social media, then at least a few of these park-going oligarchs are doin' it for the 'gram. And as everyone who's ever snuck a phone into a concert where the artist has asked for no photos knows, where there's a will to Instagram, there's a way." ALSO: Shannon Woodward says Westworld fans keep "mansplaining" the show to her.
Posted Monday 5/14/18 at 11:28PM EDT
How SpongeBob SquarePants became TV's most "meme-able" show
Why didn't other Nickelodeon classic shows become classic memes? "I’d venture to say that SpongeBob is better greased to circulate widely because of its spectacular realism," says Lauren Michele Jackson, adding: "Watching SpongeBob now... I see how the sea-dwelling characters play back adulthood with all the damning comedy it deserves. Life is endlessly mundane, if you’re lucky, and ideally endured with a sense of humor. That type of humor is the lifeblood of so many jokes propagated online, so it makes sense that the internet would latch onto a show that embraces this sensibility. It’s still not quite nostalgia — teens, who weren’t yet born or verbal when the show was at its peak, love the memes. But if it’s memory in part that makes SpongeBob a worthy candidate for memes, it’s the show’s PG appreciation for life’s hilarious humorlessness that makes it adaptable to any and every situation."