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Adventure Time to celebrate its 10th anniversary with a Twitch party

If you feel like grabbing your (online) friends and (virtually) going to very distant lands for a spell, just tune in to Cartoon Network’s Twitch channel Sunday afternoon at 6 PM EST/5 PM CST where fans will “gather” to watch four episodes. Special guest Olivia Olson—or “Marceline”— will be stopping by for a live Q&A ahead of the rewatch. – Shannon Miller, AV Club » https://ift.tt/39JRptn

‘YouTube is Not Required to Share Email and IP-Addresses of Movie Pirates’ * TorrentFreak

While both German and EU legislation grant copyright holders the right to know who the copyright infringer is, it’s not clear what information should be handed over. Article 8 of the EU Copyright Directive from 2004 doesn’t go any further than mentioning “names and addresses” without any further specification. – Ernesto, TorrentFreak » https://ift.tt/39HmLQZ

Nicole Kidman to Star in ‘Pretty Things’ Series Adaptation at Amazon

“Pretty Things” is hitting book shelves courtesy of Random House on April 21, and centers around two brilliant, damaged women who try to survive the greatest game of deceit and destruction they will ever play. When a reluctant grifter befriends a wealthy “influencer” on the shores of Lake Tahoe, her ultimate con devolves into a raw, treacherous game of long-awaited payback. Precisely which character Kidman will play is still under wraps, according to sources. – Will Thorne, Variety » https://trib.al/3vx818Y

T-Mobile completes Sprint merger

Is the completed merger good or bad for competition? It’s difficult to say at this stage. It clearly shrinks the number of major US networks from four to three, making it that much harder to find an alternative if you’re dissatisfied with your main choices. This does give Dish the resources it needs to start its own service, but it’s a long way from filling in a Sprint-sized hole. And while T-Mobile has made numerous promises about maintaining prices and jobs, companies in proposed mega-mergers frequently make these commitments even when studies suggest they’ll likely cut jobs and hike prices. – Jon Fingas, Engadget » https://ift.tt/348Unq4

Roku OS 9.3 updates search and voice control functions

Roku is also adding support in the U.S. and Mexico for Spanish-language commands to launch channels, search for titles, actors, or genres, as well as control media playback on their Roku device. The company is also rolling out Roku Voice support in Canada, Ireland and the U.K., and Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant support in Canada, Mexico and the U.K. – Ben Munson, FierceVideo » https://ift.tt/2Jtg8Y0

Netflix’s ‘Tiger King’ Sparks Flurry Of Tips In Florida Cold Case

The Netflix docuseries centers on the story of Joseph Maldonado-Passage, aka “Joe Exotic,” a former Oklahoma tiger-zoo owner who’s serving a 22-year prison sentence for his role in the Baskin murder-for-hire plot and other charges. Joe Exotic has repeatedly accused Baskin of killing her husband and feeding his body to the tigers at her animal rescue center, an allegation Baskin vehemently denies. – Denise Petski, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RSw35x

Ryan Reynolds In Talks To Star In & Produce ‘Dragon’s Lair’ Film Adaptation For Netflix

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and The Croods 2 scribes Daniel and Kevin Hageman are crafting the screenplay. Created in by Rick Dyer and Don Bluth, the Dragon’s Lair franchise was first released for arcades in 1983. The premise centers around Dirk the Daring, a knight who sets out to rescue Princess Daphne from the evil dragon Singe and a wizard named Mordroc. – Amanda N’Duka, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2UmNSfS
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