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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 Friday 10/12/18 at 1:39PM EDT
"A Scary Time (for Boys)" singer Lynzi Lab performs her viral song on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The Texas State University dance teacher, who racked up more than 11 million views with her song on Monday responding to President Trump saying it’s a “very scary time for young men in America," was invited to perform her song with a group of women of all ages, including young girls.
Posted Wednesday 10/03/18 at 3:29AM EDT
Key & Peele's "Obama Meet & Greet" sketch has found new life as a meme
The 2014 sketch, featuring Jordan Peele as President Obama going around a room and politely shaking hands, has been used to send up everything from Marvel movies to Harry Styles songs.
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 Monday 9/24/18 at 3:53PM EDT
Twitter is welcoming the fall TV season with event pages for individual episodes
Source: Ad Week
With the 2018-19 season kicking off today, Twitter is making it easier to see tweets about episodes while they are airing. “For example," says a Twitter spokesperson, "instead of just following along with the hashtag #TheBachelor, this page will pull in tweets relating to things like #TheBachelor, #Bachelor, Chris Harrison, #GroceryStoreJoe, etc. For Game of Thrones, you no longer have to worry about refreshing #GameofThrones or #GoT—these pages will pull tweets around both.”
Posted Wednesday 9/19/18 at 10:06PM EDT
Terry Crews' former social media manager drops lawsuit accusing him of cyberstalking and harassment
Source: The Blast
Former friend of the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Darwin Hall had sued, claiming he was owed $1 million for his past work.
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 Wednesday 8/15/18 at 2:13PM EDT
Terry Crews sued by his former social media manager for $1 million
Darwin Hall alleges he was paid a total of $28,479 for his work promoting the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star's Facebook page and personal website, when he should've been paid $55 per hour for 6,000 hours of work. He is also alleging Crews defamed him in a series of tweets.
Posted Wednesday 8/08/18 at 3:28PM EDT
Amy Poehler responds to the NRA using a GIF of Parks and Recreation's Leslie Knope
Poehler made her first public comments over the GIF today after telling the NRA to "f*ck off," via Parks and Rec co-creator Michael Schur, when the gun-rights organization tweeted a GIF of Poehler's likeness in February. "That’s the thing about the internet, you don’t have control over who appropriates what, and why and how, but I think most times the character of Leslie is used for the power of good and that’s all we want her to be," Poehler said at the TV press tour. As for a Parks and Rec reunion, Poehler said: “I’m tech avail," adding: “God, I have no idea. Everybody has my number…we all have a text chain and talk to each other almost everyday. So I think everybody would be excited to do some version of it — hopefully on ice.”
Posted Monday 7/23/18 at 4:11PM EDT
Dan Harmon leaves Twitter account after his 2009 video depicting the rape of a baby doll resuraces
The Rick and Morty co-creator's baby doll rape video was part of a five-minute comedy pilot called Daryl that Harmon made to spoof Showtime's Dexter. It was posted on Channel 101 in 2009, the same year he launched Community. The video resurfaced during Comic-Con, resulting in a backlash just days after Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn was fired for old offensive tweets.
Posted Friday 7/20/18 at 5:13PM EDT
Alyssa Milano defends Netflix's Insatiable amid fat-shaming backlash
Source: E! Online
The trailer for the Debby Ryan-led revenge comedy has sparked a social media outcry slamming its "fat-shaming narrative." There is even a petition calling on Netflix to cancel the series. Milano was especially taken to task for being the "face of the Women's Movement" while starring in a show that is perceived to be promoting the objectification of women's bodies. "We are not shaming Patty," Milano tweeted in response, referring to Ryan's character. "We are addressing (through comedy) the damage that occurs from fat shaming. I hope that clears it up."
Posted Wednesday 7/18/18 at 11:21PM EDT
Some men are complaining that Netflix's new She-Ra isn't sexy enough
Source: The Daily Dot
Male YouTubers and tweeters have been comparing the new She-Ra to a man. That has prompted a backlash to the backlash, with DuckTales storyboard artist Kristen Gish tweeting: "Dear men complaining about She-Ra, The animation industry has heard your complaints and we’re taking them into consideration. We promise the Care Bears reboot will have tons of boobs. You’re welcome."
Posted Tuesday 7/17/18 at 9:09PM EDT
Turner Classic Movies fans keep classic film discussion alive with the #TCMParty Twitter hashtag
TCM has been able to engage with its small community of devoted classic movie fans via Twitter hashtags like #TCMParty and #NoirAlley. According to one TCM fan, the commercial-free classic movie channel has counted 30,000 people participating in discussions with the #TCMParty hashtag.
Posted Thursday 6/21/18 at 1:11PM EDT
John Oliver is now censored in China after mocking Chinese censorship
Source: The New York Times
On Sunday's Last Week Tonight, Oliver spent 20 minutes delving into Chinese censorship, even bringing up the censorship of Winnie the Pooh because President Xi Jinping's critics have likened him to the cartoon character. Oliver even had kids sing about the resemblance, which Slate predicted "will surely be banned in China." According to the The New York Times, Oliver's name has been censored on the major social media platform Weibo. "Attempts to create posts containing the words 'John Oliver' on Weibo, a popular Chinese microblogging platform, resulted in an error message on Thursday saying the post may violate 'rules and regulations,'" reports The Times' Tiffany May from Hong Kong "Quite a few posts mentioning Mr. Oliver were visible on the platform, but none referred to the China episode, and the most recent had been posted a few days before it aired."
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?