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Whoopi Goldberg Accepts Sir Patrick Stewart’s Invite to Join ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 2

This morning, Stewart stopped by The View to promote his new Picard spinoff series, but before he could dive into his spiel, he had an important matter to discuss with Goldberg. “I’m here with a formal invitation. And it’s for you, Whoopi,” he said. “Alex Kurtzman, who is the senior executive producer of Star Trek: Picard, and all of his colleagues — of which I am one — want to invite you into the second season.” – Claire Spellberg, Decider » https://trib.al/1SYbD22 [photo: The View, Twitter]

New Netflix Job Posting Is Looking To Hire A Witcher

It’s made clear it’s a contract job, too, presumably paid per vanquished monster rather than a base salary, and it’s necessary for candidates to already own their own equipment rather than expect the company to provide it for them. It’s unclear whether fees will be paid by the streaming giant or whatever pitiful humans end up being defended though, as that’s likely an aspect of the contract negotiation previously mentioned. – Andrew Marshall, We Got This Covered » https://ift.tt/2MLXuNb

A Dutch YouTuber and his friend were arrested and jailed when they tried getting near Area 51

The two pleaded guilty to trespassing and illegal parking, both misdemeanors, Nye County District Attorney Chris Arabia said. They were sentenced to a year in jail. But that sentence was suspended and the two will spend a total of three days in the county jail if they pay a fine of $2,280 each on Thursday — when they’re scheduled to be released. – Christina Maxouris, CNN » https://cnn.it/30vaw5A

Ahoy! Kanye West Now Has His Own Pirate Bay

Kanye West was caught browsing a Pirate Bay related website earlier this week and from the looks of it he was pirating a prominent piece of music software himself. In a response, The Pirate Bay team offered their support, in case he ran into technical issues. In addition, they catered to his narcissistic tendencies by promoting the ego-boosting “Kanye Bay” proxy. – Ernesto, TorrentFreak

Netflix sets up Frank Underwood campaign headquarters in South Carolina

[S]etting up in Greenville was also a strategic move to tie into the show’s main character. In House of Cards, Underwood’s hometown is Gaffney, South Carolina, roughly a 45 minute drive away on a major highway. According to the organizers of the event, the campaign headquarters was created in California and shipped out to Greenville prior to this weekend’s Republican debate. – Mike Flacy, Digital Trends

YouTube Stars to Interview President Obama After State of the Union

The PR move is part of Obama’s strategy to reach out to young Americans through YouTube stars’ millions of followers. In March the White House gathered YouTube personalities in a summit aimed at promoting signups for the administration’s health-care plan. Mota is a fashion and makeup vlogger with 8 million fans on YouTube; she was featured in an ad campaign YouTube ran last spring. Hank Green hosts popular show VlogBrothers, which has 2.3 million subscribers, with his brother John (author of “The Fault in Our Stars”). GloZell — self-described “Queen of YouTube” — presents interviews, comedy riffs on her life and song parodies to her 3.3 million YouTube followers. – Todd Spangler, Variety
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AMAs: Taylor Swift Continues Anti-Streaming-Service Stance in Dick Clark Award Speech

[A]t the American Music Awards night, receiving the trophy from Diana Ross and continuing her anti-streaming-service rhetoric in her acceptance speech. Thanking her fans, who made her the only artist to have three albums sell more than a million copies in a single week, [Taylor Swift] said, “What you did by going out and investing in music and albums is you are saying that you believe in the same thing that I believe in: that music is valuable and music should be consumed in albums and albums should be consumed as art and appreciated.” – Hilary Lewis,The Hollywood Reporter
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