Bloomberg Business reports that Netflix will begin charging an extra dollar for their standard “streaming only” package… at least for new customers; current customers will have a “grace period” of year before the new price goes into effect. But considering how much original content Netflix gives us now (Orange is the New Black; House of Cards; Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, et al.) and plans on giving us in the future (original or syndicated), without any commercials (looking at you, Hulu), and only the occasional, judgmental “are you still watching ____ ?” message, the dollar increase seems pretty inconsequential, and far less drastic than proposed changes the company has made in the past (R.I.P. “Qwikster,” 2011 – 2011). So feel free to continue “Netflix and chill”-ing.
Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard want to take a moment to clarify: Cookie Lyon and Lucious Lyon are currently at war with each other on Empire; the actors, however, are not. To illustrate that delineation, and to quell all the slanderous hearsay about their on-set beef, Henson has uploaded footage of the two actors arguing…
…only to follow it up with a clip of them making up (while slipping in a promo for the show).
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For those of you still harboring nostalgia for the WB’s Golden Years: the perpetual love triangle between Felicity’s Felicity Porter (Keri Russell), Ben Covington (Scott Speedman), and Noel Crane (Scott Foley) will grace the cover of Entertainment Weekly’s “Reunion Issue” (October 16/23, 2015), where they will hopefully address how they all wound up playing a covert agent in one form or another.
Finally, for those of you still suffering withdrawals from a lack of new Broad City episodes: Comedy Central has uploaded a third “Hack into Broad City” online exclusive clip titled “Spa Day,” where Abbi and Ilana swoon over Jessica Lange and attempt DIY home-grooming that goes awry and eventually involves a bottle of seltzer water. Is it January yet?