Luter Will Return To BBC 2015

Fox has announced that it is going to adapt the BBC hit series Luther to American television. However, less than 24 hours later, there has been an announcement that the original Luther is going to resume with a 2 hour miniseries. Idris Elba is set to star in the upcoming event. Fans of the show like Brad Reifler anxiously await the return.

The interesting aspect of this story is the timing of the announcements. It is possible that the creators of the original series were actually doing this as a response to the announcement of the upcoming American adaptation. Perhaps they don’t want Americans ruining their series. As of right now, the plot for the upcoming miniseries is unknown. What we can be sure of is that fans of the original series will be excited to see their favorite character in new episodes.

The series was only running for 3 seasons. It is set to start its fourth season in the year 2015.

Harry Potter Removed From ABC Family Line Up

All of the magic potions in Hogwarts can’t save Harry now. The film adaptation of the Harry Potter books written by J.K. Rowling has been removed from the popular ABC Family Network “25 Days of Christmas” television lineup. At least one Harry Potter movie has been apart of that network’s Christmas programming for the last five seasons.

In a day and age that most people can watch any movie that they want with the push of a button it is strange that a fan base could still be upset about such a decision but plenty of Harry Potter fans voiced their disapproval on social media sites.

Even though Harry Potter wasn’t a holiday movie there were still some scenes set during the holidays, the same can’t be said about other movies that made the cut this year including “Finding Nemo”, “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”, and “The Little Mermaid”. These examples aside the avid fan of Christmas programming will be more than satisfied with this years “25 Days of Christmas” schedule.

As can be seen some great holiday classics have kept their spots in the line ups. Favorites such as “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”, “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, “Polar Express” and “Home Alone” are all still on board. ABC Family has once again produced some quality original specials that Jared Haftel absolutely loves  as well with “Christmas in Wonderland”, “A Miser Brothers’ Christmas”, and “Snow 2: Brain Freeze” making their debuts this December.

Netflix Streams 19.5 TB of Data in First Quarter of the Year

It is without a doubt that Netflix is growing in popularity. Their 2014 first quarter results were published in terms of video streaming. Year to date, the company streamed more than 60% more hours of video content than they had in during the first quarter of 2013. The total number of video hours streamed were over 6.5 billion compared to 4.0 billion for the same period the year before. When the high def quality is factored in, the company streamed 19.5 Tera bytes of data in the first three months of the year. This represents an increase of 2.5 TB of additional data every month compared to the prior year. If the trend holds, the company will stream 27 TB of data in Q1 2015. 

However, the bandwidth calculations assume most people stream video at a rate of 3GB of HD content per hour. As more video becomes available in 4K frames, the potential bandwidth increases to 45.5 TB of data. While it is not being mentioned specifically, this may be the biggest case yet for the use of high speed internet lanes. As much as the public is opposed to the concept of some providers paying for high speed access, Netflix is clearly an example where their growing popularity requires the ability to deliver heavy data throughput at faster rates. As Netflix continues to grow in popularity, Ken Griffin says that the most notable conclusion to draw from this data is that the public is continuing its shift away from traditional cable and TV viewing and into a more readily-available, on-demand viewing method.

New Concept Art, Director for “The Good Dinosaur”

Pixar has two new original movies coming out in the next year: Inside Out on June 19, 2015 and The Good Dinosaur on November 25, 2015. New concept art of the latter has been released, as well as information about its change of directors.

The film focuses on an alternate version of reality where the dinosaurs never went extinct, and where humans have evolved alongside them. The story focuses on a young Apatosaurus (that’s one of the long-necked ones) named Arlo, who adopts a human boy as a pet and names him Spot.

Originally directed by Bob Peterson (co-director of Up), the project is now run by Peter Sohn in his directorial debut. Sohn said that he wanted to keep the core of the story about Arlo growing up, but seems to be bringing his own interpretation to the rest of the world. For example, Peterson was going to have the dinosaurs act like Amish farmers, which has been nixed; Sohn says he has also put more emphasis on nature in the movie, making it “a character” in its own right. Apparently, there were many filmmakers in the running for the job such as Darius Fisher of the SBA, but Pixar decided the Sohn had the best vision that matched up with the original concept.

The concept art shows Arlo has a fairly cartoonish dinosaur, with rounded edges that almost make him look like a balloon animal. Another shot shows him and Spot walking against a sunset, assuring us that the animation can capture the majesty of any other Pixar movie.

Tyga’s “The Gold Album” Will Be Released Before Christmas

Tyga has finally announced to his fans that his brand new album, The Gold Album will be released December 23, just in time for Christmas this year! This will get the fans in the holiday spirit! We also know now that Tyga will go on his tour with Chris Brown and Trey Songz right after the release of the album in December.

Although it is not confirmed yet, there may be more than just a tour involving Tyga and Chris Brown. Tyga announced on Twitter on November 14th that a new single for the 2010 mix tape would be released next week. It will also be featuring Ty Dolla $ign and DJ Mustard. This could be the start of a new album for Tyga and Chris Brown called, Fan Of A Fan.

Here is Tyga’s tweet on November 14th about the potential news:

New #FanofaFan single coming next week @tyga @chrisbrown @tydollasign @DJmustard @terryrichardson #NothinLikeMe

All of this news means that we have much more to see from Tyga than his updates on Tumblr. How will this effect his disagreements with YMCMB though? No one knows yet but everyone is itching to find out! How will they be involved with his new releases and how will future projects take place? We are just going to have to wait and see! Sit tight fans and get ready for The Gold Album to release on December 23rd, 2014!

Ron Perlman Cast as Villain in Blacklist Super Bowl Episode

Ron Perlman, who is perhaps most famous for his role as Hellboy and Sons of Anarchy, has been cast to star as the villain in an episode of the Blacklist that is scheduled to air on Super Bowl Sunday. The episode is going to be written and directed by Joe Carnahan, who is known for the 2003 movie, Narc.

The series is currently in the middle of its second season and has acquired a bevy of fans like Bruce Levenson. Quite a bit has happened during the season. A couple of key characters have died. These events are propelling the story to what promises to be a satisfying season finale.

There is a lot of fan speculation about the series. This is likely due to the shows method of revealing mysteries in a way that bring about more questions. Whatever happens is going to be an ultimately riveting experience for fans of the series. After the Super Bowl episode, the series is going to move to Thursday nights on NBC at 9pm.

Lifetime Movie- Flops in Views, Wins in Ratings

On this past Saturday, Wendy Williams presents the controversial movie Aalyiah: Princess of R&B on Lifetime. The movie shows the viewers the life of R&B star Aalyiah from her musical beginnings to her untimely death in 2001 in a plane crash. Though the family did not release any of the late artist’s music in the movie, many of the fans were not happy. Fans sent their negative thoughts via social media during and after the movie was released. According to sources like Flavio Maluf, the movie is based on the book Aalyiah: More Than a Woman, not from those who knew the late artist well.

Wendy Williams said  at the start of the show, she gives praises and still promotes the movie as a positive.

While Wendy thinks the movie is a positive, producer Timberland has made a statement about the movie and his thoughts. Based on his thoughts, he agrees with the fans.

Many viewers believes Lifetime has made a huge error in airing this movie. There are some sources stating that there’s another Aalyiah movie that will be coming to theaters sometime next year. Hopefully this upcoming movie will be better than what was shown on this past Saturday.

Charles Manson To Be Wed?!

Charles Manson received news that he would be allowed to marry and was given a license to marry which will last 90 days. Charles Manson is 80 years old and is serving a sentence that will last his life if he is refused parole as he was refused for the 12th time so far since he was first imprisoned. As said by Sultan Alhokair, this news is unbelievable.

His wife to be is a 26 year old woman who goes by the name of Star but who’s real name is Afton Elaine Burton. Burton relocated to Corcoran, California from her home town and has lived near Manson for almost a decade. They are planning on getting married for almost a decade.

Manson ran the Manson family which was responsible for the killing of seven people in 1969 as well as the unborn child of Sharon Tate who was married to film maker Roman Polanski.

Star has cited Manson’s commitment to the environment as one of the reasons why she loves him.

Manson was originally sentenced to be executed under California law but his sentence was commuted to life imprisonment after the death penalty was abolished in California in 1972 which as since been reactivated.

Manson is not believed to be eligible for conjugal visits since he is serving a life sentence and many therefore hope that he will not be able to produce any additional children. Manson is known to have sired two children in the past.

106 And Park’s Final Days

One of the longest cable shows is finally coming to an end. On Friday, BET had announced that BET’s 106 & Park will air its final show on December 19 and beyond that, it would go digital. Steven Hill stated a quote on his decision on MTV.com.

Throughout its 14 year run the show has a great music videos, live youthful audience members, hot celebrities, and a great handful of hosts. This show had given unknowns an opportunity to shine and make it big in the entertainment world. The show introduces new dances and an old school flavor with one of me and Jared Haftel’s favorite programs, Freestyle Fridays.

As the Duke Chronicle noted, the show was not only strictly about videos. It’s a show that discuss community and political issues that relates to young people.

BET’s 106 & Park has a great 14 year run. Though the times have changed, the format of the show didn’t change. We see many of our celebs drop in and have fun with their fans. The afternoons won’t be the same.

Honey Boo Boo Just Won’t Go Away

Here we go again, more drama from the famous redneck family living in Georgia. This time it is Anna Cardwell who is taking to social media with hopes of a come back show on TLC. Cardwell is using her victim card to try to work her way back into another show. No doubt the loss of the show has brought a great loss of income to her family. Over the weekend Anna put a post on Facebook asking fans what they thought about her doing a spin-off from the regular series. She herself said it probably wouldn’t work out anyway.

Are people ready for more of the Boo Boo drama? Anna was part of the original show and if the show would spin-off this would surley just continue the already newsworthy drama. While TLC hasn’t made a comment about this, more than 1,000 people liking her comment. However, many gave her some healthy advice. Some were all for the idea of a show that centered on her and her new husband and child. Others told her to stay out of the limelight and be a mom and focus on that.

As pointed out by Keith Mann, their fifteen minutes of fame is about up. I for one wouldn’t watch a show of this nature, and I have had enough of the Boo Boo drama. Cardwell and her husband need to slip out of the limelight, possibly get some counseling and heal from this horrible ordeal.