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Better than Drake? Bryan Cranston, Kristen Wiig, and other celebs cover Hotline Bling

Several celebrities have joined forces to cover Drake's Hotline Bling. Bryan Cranston, Kristen Wiig, Amy Schumer, and more all participated.

Save your Rdio music collection: Spotify introduces new import tool

Spotify has added a new tool that allows Rdio users to import their music collections now that the streaming service has filed for bankruptcy.
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Amazon Studios turns to rock legends The Grateful Dead for new bio series

Amazon Studios is catering to Deadheads with a bio series currently in the works. The series will focus on the iconic rock band The Grateful Dead.
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Showtime to debut aptly-named election docuseries The Circus

Showtime has announced that it will premiere a political documentary series called The Circus in January, which will follow the 2016 presidential election.
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More comedy coming: MTV greenlights 3 new series, with one to star Nicole Byer

MTV's scripted comedy lineup is growing. The network has ordered three upcoming series whose pilots were greenlighted this fall.
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Facebook’s Star Wars lightsaber profile lets you show your love of The Force

Facebook has made it easy for Star Wars fans to create a temporary profile picture featuring a lightsaber, in honor of The Force Awakens.
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New Star Wars could disintegrate Jurassic World with $220 million opening

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set to have an enormous opening weekend, potentially topping Jurassic World's records, according to analysts.
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NBC taps Lost alum to write Xena: Warrior Princess reboot

Screenwriter and producer Javier Grillo-Marxuach has signed on to write and executive produce NBC's Xena: Warrior Princess reboot.
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Condensed, they are: All six Star Wars films squeezed into a three-minute video

Star Wars fans looking for a refresher can now watch a YouTube video that recaps the basics of the entire series so far in just three minutes.
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Google Play Movies iOS app now features AirPlay support

Google Play Movies & TV has added Airplay support, allowing users to stream their content from their phones to an HDTV with compatible Apple TVs.
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Why type when you can use voice search? MindMeld launches new platform

MindMeld has launched a new platform that companies can use to add voice features to their apps, websites, and devices.
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HBO’s The Leftovers gets farewell with season 3 renewal

HBO's The Leftovers is ending, but fans will get to say goodbye to the series. 
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Watch Michelle Obama rap in this video urging kids to go to college

First Lady Michelle Obama has teamed up with College Humor and SNL's Jay Pharoah for a new rap music video encouraging kids to go to college.
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Uptown Funk in the White House: The Obamas name their 2015 entertainment favorites

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle revealed some of their favorite work in the world of entertainment for 2015, including songs, movies, and TV.
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Women directed less than 7 percent of movies in 2013 and 2014

The Directors Guild of America released new findings about diversity in filmmaking. The DGA report found a lack of female and minority directors.
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Netflix nabs most 2016 SAG Awards nominations with a total of 10

Netflix proved to be the SAG Awards darling when nominations were announced on Wednesday. The streaming service pulled in 10 nominations.
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New star-studded video against gun violence features Amy Schumer, Kevin Bacon, and more

Everytown for Gun Safety has released a star-studded new video against gun violence. Among the celebrities featured are Amy Schumer, Kevin Bacon, and more.

Netflix exec says Narcos may have more viewers than Game of Thrones

Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos recently shared that the streaming service believes that Narcos would top Game of Thrones in terms of TV ratings.
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Fuller House uses real life to explain Olsen Twins absence — sort of

The creators of Netflix's Fuller House have will reportedly use Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's real lives to explain Michelle Tanner's absence.
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Zac Efron to join forces with Seth Rogen yet again in James Franco’s Disaster Artist

Zac Efron is joining forces with Seth Rogen yet again. The two will appear in the upcoming The Disaster Artist, which James Franco will direct and star in.
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Lionsgate exec indicates the Hunger Games prequels would go back to the arena

Lionsgate Vice Chairman Michael Burns recently discussed the possibility of more installments in the Hunger Games franchise, namely prequels.
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Watch: Stephen Colbert hypes Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show with Angels and buffalo wings

To promote Victoria's Secret's annual fashion show, three angels, Adriana Lima, Taylor Hill, and Behati Prinsloo stopped by Stephen Colbert.

Starz, Showtime, and more can now be added to your Amazon Prime account

Amazon has launched its Streaming Partners Program, which allows members to subscribe to streaming services through their Amazon Prime account.
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Piper detects when no one’s home and lets you arm the alarm remotely

Piper has teamed up with Life360 to add a new home security feature called smart arming, which allows to arm their alarm system from their mobile device.

Marriott’s Gaylord Hotels brand now lets you stream Netflix, Hulu from in-room TVs

Marriott Hotels has rolled out a special version of the Netflix app, making the hotel brand the first authorized to offer the service to guests on TVs.
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Eagles of Death Metal return to Paris to join U2 on stage following Bataclan attacks

Eagles of Death Metal returned to Paris to join U2 on stage for an HBO-taped performance following the attack on their Bataclan concert.
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Austin cinema’s ultimate Star Wars marathon will test the mettle of even die-hard fans

Austin's Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is hosting the ultimate Star Wars marathon. Fans are challenged to watch all movies, plus The Force Awakens on repeat.
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Streaming saturation: Netflix to double its original content for 2016

Netflix exec Ted Sarandos has announced that the streaming service plans to nearly double its original scripted series count over the course of 2016.
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Swords are out in first trailer for Netflix’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon sequel

Netflix has released the first trailer for the upcoming Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon sequel. Sword of Destiny is due out on February 28.
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Marvel Studios reportedly in talks with Creed director Ryan Coogler

Marvel is closing in on a director for the upcoming superhero flick Black Panther. Ryan Coogler is reportedly in talks with the studio.
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Bill Murray helps Phoenix cover a Beach Boys Christmas song that 'nobody knows'

The band Phoenix has teamed up with Bill Murray, among others, to cover the little-known Beach Boys Christmas song Alone on Christmas Day.
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What's going on in the world? You can find out using CNNgo on Roku

A CNNgo channel has come to Roku, giving U.S. consumers with the company's players or TVs better access to news.
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Coldplay will take the field for Super Bowl 50’s halftime show

British rock band Coldplay is reportedly set to headline the Super Bowl 50 halftime show. Bruno Mars will appear as a special guest.
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New Game of Thrones season 6 teaser shows definite signs of Snow

HBO is adding fuel to the firestorm of curiosity surrounding Jon Snow in a new Game of Thrones season 6 teaser.