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New SpongeBob musical commissions music from Bowie, Steven Tyler, John Legend

SpongeBob Squarepants is getting the Broadway treatment next year and the musical will feature original music from a surprising group of musicians. Other featured artists include John Legend, The Flaming Lips, T.I. and Lady Antebellum.

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No Internet? No problem. Amazon now allows offline viewing on iOS, Android devices

Amazon is now letting its Instant Video subscribers download from a large selection of popular TV shows and movies for offline viewing on iOS and Android devices, making it the first subscription streaming service to do so.

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Apple may start producing original television shows and movies

Possibly adding a new competitor in the streaming video space, Apple is considering an investment in original content that would likely be distributed through iTunes potentially in a subscription model.

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Sling TV now available on Amazon Fire tablets

Sling TV adds compatibility on Amazon Fire HD and HDX today. Support for the Amazon tablets comes as competition for online streamers continues to intensify and digital TV subscriptions from IPTV services fall.

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Stephen Colbert ups the number of political figures for second week of The Late Show

Stephen Colbert will keep the politicians coming on The Late Show. Week 2 guests will include a Supreme Court justice, the United Nations Secretary-General, and Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders.

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20 must-see moments from the 2015 VMAs with Miley Cyrus

Revisit the most memorable moments of the 2015 VMAs: from Nicki Minaj throwing shade at the pop star host and Justin Bieber breaking into tears post-performane to Kanye West announcing his 2020 presidency bid. It wasn't all good, but it certainly wasn't dull.

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Kanye West and Miley Cyrus’ breast help MTV’s 2015 VMAs set Twitter TV record

MTV's 2015 VMAs may not have had as many viewers as last year's show, but the event more than made up for it in tweets. The awards show was the most tweeted about non-sports event since Nielsen began tracking in October 2011.

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New docuseries coming to NFL Network; Undrafted to premiere on CBS

Football fans will soon be getting more of their favorite sport on NFL Network. The network has expanded its original unscripted and documentary programming with the addition of two new docuseries.

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Here’s what’s new on Netflix in September, and what’s going away

Here's a complete list of what's new on Netflix for September, and which titles will be removed this month, to help you catch up on all your binging, and make sure you don't miss those titles heading into the ether.

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Watch: New Concussion trailer starring Will Smith tackles ugly NFL history

Will Smith's latest film, Concussion, explores Dr. Bennet Omalu's fight to get the NFL to recognize the danger of repeated head injury. The first trailer shows the league's resistance to facing the problem.

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Hulu renews Amy Poehler-produced comedy Difficult People for second season

Hulu picked up the comedy Difficult People for a second season in short order. Amy Poehler will continue to exec produce alongside Dave Becky (Louie). The acerbic series is currently wrapping up its first eight-episode season, which concludes September 16.

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Oh what a day: Uber partners with Mad Max: Fury Road to offer rides worthy of a Warboy

Ever dreamed about riding shotgun with Imperator Furiosa or using Max Rockatansky as a hood ornament? Well, keep dreaming. But you can get pretty close if you use Uber at PAX Prime Seattle

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Legendary horror filmmaker Wes Craven has died

A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream creator Wes Craven died this weekend at age 76, but the filmmaker's legacy lives on through some of the greatest horror films and franchises of all time.

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Box office hits and misses: Straight Outta Compton crushes the competition (again)

Nothing can stop gangsta rap biopic Straight Outta Compton, which continued to sit atop the weekend box office while the the premieres of War Room, No Escape, and We Are Your Friends fell short.

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Planning on buying the new Apple TV? It could cost up to twice as much as the original

No matter which streaming box you buy, whether it's an Apple TV, Roku, or Amazon Fire TV, you can expect to pay the same price of $100. Apple seems poised to shake that up with its newest Apple TV, which may cost as much as $200.

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