Friday, January 28, 2022

Todd Spangler

Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’ Tops 1 Billion YouTube Views

Cyndi Lauper’s music video for “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” officially crossed 1 billion views on YouTube — marking the iconic singer’s first entry onto the video platform’s billion-views club. Lauper’s recording of “Girls Just Want to Have...

Surprise! ‘Criminal Minds’ Was 2021’s Most-Streamed TV Show in the U.S.

Netflix has pumped billions of dollars into original programming — but overall, its library of older licensed TV shows far outperforms homegrown hits like “Squid Game” or “Bridgerton.” In 2021 on Netflix, “Criminal Minds,” the crime-drama procedural that aired...

Disney CEO Bob Chapek, Bob Iger Pay Packages More Than Doubled in Fiscal 2021

Disney CEO Bob Chapek saw his compensation package for the company’s fiscal 2021 hit about $32.5 million, more than double the $14.2 million he took home a year earlier. Former CEO Bob Iger, who exited Disney at the end...

Former HBO Exec Len Amato Joins MasterClass as Chief Content Officer

Len Amato, a 13-year veteran of HBO, joined MasterClass as chief content officer at the company that sells subscriptions to celebrity-led online courses. In the new role, Amato will head up MasterClass’ content organization and help lead content innovation,...

Betty White’s 100th Birthday Celebrated by Google With Search Easter Egg

In honor of the late Betty White’s 100th birthday, Google is showering its search page with rose petals — a nod to Rose, her beloved character from “The Golden Girls.” On White’s birthday, Jan. 17, a Google search for...

MrBeast Ranks as Highest-Paid YouTube Star Ever, Earning an Estimated $54 Million in 2021

MrBeast, aka Jimmy Donaldson, had a very, very good 2021 — the YouTube maestro pulled down $54 million in gross revenue last year, more than any YouTube creator in history, according to new estimates by Forbes magazine. Coming in...

Spotify Must ‘Take Action’ to Block Joe Rogan’s Podcast COVID Misinformation, Health Professionals Urge

Joe Rogan, who hosts the most-listened to podcast on Spotify, has become a public health menace by repeatedly promoting falsehoods about COVID on his show, according to a group of doctors and health professionals. More than 260 doctors, nurses,...

New York Times’ Popular ‘Modern Love’ Podcast Gets a New Host

There’s a new voice of the New York Times’ “Modern Love” podcast: Anna Martin, a producer in the company’s audio department, who is taking over hosting for the popular relationship and dating series. In 2019, when the Times brought...

Samsung’s 1.8-Pound Freestyle Portable Projector Was the Buzziest Product of CES 2022

Amid the COVID-truncated CES 2022 show this year, with multiple companies canceling their plans to attend the Las Vegas confab, one newly introduced entertainment-tech product stood out: Samsung’s ultra-portable, versatile Freestyle HD projector — priced at an affordable $900....

Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Joins Hulu Live TV Lineup

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is available to Hulu + Live TV subscribers starting today, under a deal between Discovery and the Disney-owned streamer. As of Jan. 6, Hulu + Live TV subscribers have access to the live OWN channel,...

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Em Beihold Signs With Moon Projects-Republic Records (EXCLUSIVE)

Moon Projects, former TikTok music chief Mary Rahmani’s joint venture with Republic Records, has unveiled its first signing: Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Em Beihold, whose...

‘Last Flight Home’ Review: A Family Says Their Goodbyes in Intimate End-of-Life Doc

In Jan. 2021, Eli Timoner, 92, decided to make use of California’s End of Life Option law. His daughter, the award-winning documentary director Ondi...

Bono and the Edge in Conversation About U2, Their Song for ‘Sing 2,’ and How Music Saved Their Lives, Too

The season of Lent is a ways off, but Bono already knows what he’s giving up: humility. “During the week there was this story...

‘All of Us Are Dead,’ Netflix’s Inventive New Korean Drama, Strands Zombies in High-School Nightmare: TV Review

SPOILER ALERT: This review includes some spoilers for Netflix’s “All of Us Are Dead,” which premiered Friday, January 28. As the last, desperate teen...