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    Reed Hastings

    • Netflix will give its CEO Reed Hastings $28.7 million in company stock options for 2018.
    • Hastings received $21 million in stock options from Netflix in 2017.
    • His base annual salary will drop from $850,000 to $700,000.
    • Hastings' net worth is estimated at $2.2 billion.

     

    Reed Hastings, Netflix’s chairman and CEO, is set to receive $28.7 million in company stock options for 2018 in addition to an annual salary of $700,000.

    That’s a bump up from the $21 million in stock options theNetflix chief received in 2017, while his base salary will decline from $850,000 this year, according to company filings with the SEC.

    In 2016, Hastings’ total compensation package rose 39%, to $23.2 million, after an increase in stock option awards valued at $22.3 million. Hastings has a net worth estimated at $2.2 billion, mostly tied to Netflix stock, and was added for the first time to the Forbes 400 list of richest Americans this year.

    Netflix also disclosed salary and stock-option awards for other top execs in an 8-K filing Thursday.

    Chief content officer Ted Sarandos will have a $12 million annual salary — up dramatically from $1 million in 2017 — and will receive $14.25 million in stock options in 2018 (versus $11 million this year).

    CFO David Wells will have a base salary of $2.8 million and $2.45 million in stock options; Greg Peters, chief product officer, will have a $6 million salary and $6.6 million in stock options; and general counsel David Hyman’s 2018 pay package will include $2.5 million in salary and $3.275 million in stock awards.

    The exec-pay details for 2018 that Netflix released aren’t reflective of total pay, because they don’t include potential bonuses and other compensation.

    Netflix shares are up 47% in 2017 to date (and closed up 3.5% on Thursday). Investors have remained bullish on the company’s growth trajectory and expansion strategy, which has involved Netflix raising billions in debt financing to fund original content.

    SEE ALSO: Netflix CEO Reed Hastings hasn't had an office since 2008, and is starting to not even need his laptop some days

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    "The Bachelor" returns to ABC for its 22nd season on Monday. Arie Luyendyk Jr. will be back this time as the man looking for love. Previously, he was the runner-up on season eight of "The Bachelorette."

    Twenty-nine women ranging from a nanny to a sports reporter will be vying for the former Indy 500 racer's heart. Who will wind up with the final rose?

    INSIDER went through each contestant's "Bachelor" profile to make our best guesses at who will make it to the end along with some insight from "Bachelor" guru Reality Steve

    Keep reading to meet all of the women and to see who we think will win his heart.

    29. Olivia, 23, is a marketing associate in Chicago, Illinois.

    We love that Olivia is outgoing, but we're questioning that "50 Shades of Grey" is her favorite book of all time. She also may be a little young for the Bachelor.



    28. Amber, 29, is a business owner in Denver, Colorado.

    Amber runs her own business in Denver. If she had to have lunch with any three people it would be Kim Kardashian, Steve Jobs, and her grandpa.



    27. Bibiana, 30, is an executive assistant in Miami beach, Florida.

    Bibiana likes to dance and was a Miami Dolphins cheerleader. She has a tattoo on each wrist, but says she's not a big fan of the anchor on her right wrist. That could be a sign that she jumps into serious commitments too quickly.



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    It's almost time for the return of all of your favorite shows.

    After most shows take a short winter break, the new year sets the dates for when they are coming back. Shows like "Riverdale" and "This Is Us" are returning in January. The new year also brings new seasons of shows like Netflix's "Jessica Jones," which is back in March. 

    We still might not know the exact dates of the return of shows like "Westworld,""The Handmaid's Tale," and "Legion," but we do know quite a few.

    For all the new shows coming next year, go here.

    Here's when you can watch new episodes of all of your favorite returning shows.

    January 1

    "Lovesick" (Netflix) 



    January 1 at 8 p.m EST

    "The Bachelor" (ABC) 

    "Lucifer" (Fox) 

     



    January 1 at 9 p.m. EST

    "Valor" (The CW) 

    "The Gifted" (Fox) 

    "60 Days In" (A&E) 

    "Better Late Than Never" (NBC) 



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    walking dead amcA war is waging between "Game of Thrones" and "The Walking Dead" for the title of the most popular television show in the world, but which one will come out on top?

    To figure out what shows have captured the world's attention, INSIDER worked with Parrot Analytics, which analyzes ratings data (where available), social media chatter, blogging, and illegal pirating, among other factors, to figure out the viewer demand for shows.

    With all the different ways we're watching TV nowadays - online, mobile, and streaming, etc. - Parrot provides one of the best ways to compare shows across platforms and measure how popular they really are.

    In ranking the popularity of these shows, Parrot assigned them an expressions total that reflects average daily audience demand from all countries from January 1 to December 18, 2017, which is adjusted for each country's population.

    Here are the 20 most popular TV shows in the world for 2017, according to Parrot Analytics:

    20. "Teen Wolf" (MTV)

    Average demand expressions: 3.02 million



    19. "Gotham" (Fox)

    Average demand expressions: 3.18 million



    18. "Supernatural" (The CW)

    Average demand expressions: 3.45 million



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    Every year, we get really excited about new shows and more seasons of the shows we loved. And while a few live up to our hopes, too many leave us really disappointed.

    We're definitely thankful for the shows that delivered on their promise, such as "Game of Thrones,""Master of None,""Star Trek: Discovery," and "The Crown." But there were lots of shows that weren't as successful.

    Here are the most disappointing shows of 2017.

    "24: Legacy" (Fox)

    With a similar "real-time" countdown to Kiefer Sutherland's hit drama "24,""Legacy" had a lot going for it: all the original producers and many of the stars returned, an already established name and fan base, and a diverse lead in "Straight Outta Compton" star Corey Hawkins. So how did they fudge that up?

    The show suffered from a stalled storyline and ratings too low to account for such an expensive production. Fox canceled it in June, though the network still thinks the "24" franchise has some juice in it. We'll have to see if Sutherland will be part of any of that.



    "Doubt" (CBS)

    Katherine Heigl returned to TV as a defense attorney at a boutique law firm who begins to fall in love with her wealthy client. Its cast also included the talented actors Laverne Cox and Dule Hill and was created by the producers behind "Grey's Anatomy" and "Madam Secretary."

    It should have been good, but whoa it was not. Viewers never showed up and it was canceled after just two episodes.



    "Emerald City" (NBC)

    Fans of the original movie "Wizard of Oz" and the rich universe of Oz books from L. Frank Baum might have shot a little side eye at NBC's dystopian take. That's fair.

    The basic tenets of the story are all there, but it had a diverse cast, a much more epic scope, and takes place in a violent period for the magical land. Plus, director Tarsem Singh Dhandwar ("Mirror Mirror,""The Cell") served as an executive producer and directed the series.

    It soon became clear that while NBC had a beautiful show on its hands, it didn't have much of a storytelling engine. It lost nearly 30% of its audience after the two-hour premiere in January. It was then canceled by NBC.



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    Jessica Jones 2

    Netflix has a lot of original content in store for the new year. 

    While fan-favorite shows like "Marvel's Jessica Jones" and "Grace and Frankie" are returning with new seasons on Netflix in 2018, the streaming service is also set to release some new and anticipated originals, like the sci-fi series "Altered Carbon" and a new interview-based show from David Letterman.

    Netflix has said it will spend between $7 billion and $8 billion on shows and movies in 2018 — up from the $6 billion it spent in 2017. 

    To help you sort through all of the upcoming content, we've compiled a list of original shows that Netflix has confirmed are coming out in 2018. This excludes movies, kids' shows, and series that might not come out until 2019 or later.

    Here are the 14 shows we know for sure Netflix is putting out in 2018, along with their release date if available:

    SEE ALSO: Netflix's content boss listed 5 big upcoming Netflix originals you should be excited for

    "Lovesick" (Season 3) — January 1

    Netflix description: "In his quest for true love, Dylan found chlamydia. Joined by friends Evie and Luke, he relives past encounters as he notifies all his former partners."



    "Grace and Frankie" (Season 4) — January 19

    Netflix description: "They’re not friends, but when their husbands leave them for each other, proper Grace and eccentric Frankie begin to bond in this Emmy-nominated series."



    "One Day at a Time" (Season 2) — January 26

    Netflix description: "They’re not friends, but when their husbands leave them for each other, proper Grace and eccentric Frankie begin to bond in this Emmy-nominated series."



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    black mirror

    Anthologies are all the rage these days, from Ryan Murphy’s ever-expanding empire of mini-series to Joe Swanberg’s collection of romance shorts. Yet no program has taken advantage of the elasticity of anthology storytelling quite like Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror, trading pet themes, genres, creative personnel, and tones from one episode to the next.

    A newfangled, potentially disastrous technology pops up in each installment, giving the series a healthy sense of cohesion, but the four season aired so far could not be more all over the map. Political satires and future dystopias, cop procedurals and war dramas, soulless nihilism and life-affirming humanism: If you dislike Black Mirror, perhaps you just haven’t found the right episode.

    Such a varied palette of styles and stories means that the series is naturally hit or miss. It delivers far more hits than misses, but hashing out which episode hits hardest can be helpful for a newbie who wants to customize their viewing order.

    Read on for Vulture’s definitive ranking of all 19 episodes of Black Mirror, from the worst to the best:

    SEE ALSO: Here are all the confirmed original shows coming to Netflix in 2018

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    19. "Arkangel" (Season 4, Episode 2)

    The bad moms of Bad Moms have nothing on Rosemarie DeWitt’s Marie, the baddest mom of all. She thinks she’s only got her daughter’s best interests at heart when she signs the girl up for an experimental program that livestreams her vision to mommy’s iPad, but once young Sara hits her teen years, she doesn’t see the flagrant violation of her personal privacy that way.

    Situated on a shaky foundation — how could anyone in their right mind not see this idea’s potential for disaster? — and indelicately directed by Jodie Foster, this episode muddles its own commentary on the hazards of overzealous parenting and the emotional malformation resulting from it. If an episode insists on being dumb, the least it could do is be entertaining. “Arkangel” is neither.



    18. "Men Against Fire" (Season 3, Episode 5)

    Turning attention to the ravages of wartime and the way troops are brainwashed to kill, Brooker stumbles on his landing in an uncharacteristically weak third act. A soldier starts to wrestle with new feelings and a peculiar sickness after gunning down three of the feral mutant abominations that stalk a futuristic society. His sudden changes could be PTSD, or they could be something else.

    The eventual “twist” is so clearly telegraphed ahead of time that it hardly qualifies as such, and then when Brooker unloads it, the script fails to break any ground not already terraformed by the likes of Starship Troopers. Add a dash of violence falling further to the side of gratuitousness than usual, and you’ve got a slog of an hour with no reward for completing the mission.



    17. "The Waldo Moment" (Season 2, Episode 3)

    The best Black Mirror episodes tiptoe along the tightrope between the plausible and the absurd, but “The Waldo Moment” loses its balance. In today’s political climate, the notion that a bawdy cartoon bear could be elected to public office is but one step down from a permanently enraged pumpkin-man doing the same, but Brooker doesn’t give his premise the fidelity seen in the equally outrageous “The National Anthem.”

    As such, the political commentary goes too broad, accusing the public of being dum-dums and filing the tired charge that politicians are phony. Brooker is at his most effective when he avoids pointing fingers and lets the story implicate whatever needs damning all on its own. “The Waldo Moment” fails to do either.



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    hoda kotb matt lauer

    • Hoda Kotb said Matt Lauer congratulated her after she replaced him as the "Today" show coanchor on Tuesday. 
    • Kotb told Entertainment Tonight that Lauer sent her a text with "some really nice words."
    • NBC fired Lauer in November after receiving a complaint of "inappropriate sexual behavior." 

     

    Hoda Kotb said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight that Matt Lauer congratulated her after she replaced him (permanently) as a "Today" show coanchor on Tuesday.

    "I did hear from him, yeah, he texted me and he said congratulations and some really nice words, and it meant the world when I saw the text pop up," Kotb told ET of Lauer's reaction. "My heart just went like, you know, it meant the world to see that."

    NBC fired Lauer in November after receiving a complaint of "inappropriate sexual behavior" from a "Today" show colleague. A Variety report later detailed a pattern of Lauer's alleged sexual misconduct.

    Kotb, an NBC veteran who has been with the network since 1998, had been filling in alongside Savannah Guthrie on "Today" since Lauer's firing. She has also cohosted the 10 a.m. (fourth) hour of "Today" since 2008, which she will continue to do moving forward, according to NBC.

    Kotb, 53, told ET that she still stays in touch with Lauer, whom she considers a "good friend." 

    "You know, Matt is our good friend and continues to be, and I think for both of us, we've just been trying to navigate this time and honor our love and friendship with Matt, but also understand and try to learn more about these circumstances," Kotb said. "So, it's complicated when you are surprised by revelations, but you still care deeply for somebody who's a friend. I think for all of us, we've just been trying to navigate through that, with straightforwardness and honesty and integrity."

    SEE ALSO: Hoda Kotb will be Matt Lauer's permanent replacement as 'Today' coanchor for NBC

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    grown-ish

    A new year means new shows are heading to TV, and "Grown-ish" is an extremely welcome addition to the small screen this year. 

    The "Black-ish" spin-off airs on Freeform and features Yara Shahidi as Zoey Johnson, the oldest of the Johnson kids from the ABC sitcom, as she heads off to college. 

    The cast includes Francia Raisa, Luka Sabbat, Trevor Jackson, Jordan Buhat, Emily Arlook, and Chloe and Halle Bailey as Zoey's fellow classmates and friends. Chris Parnell stars as the university's dean.

    What's hot

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    Starting with 17-year-old Shahidi, the "Grown-ish" cast is absolutely superb in their portrayal of young teens on their own for the first time. You've got the students who take school more seriously than others, you've got the students who like to party, and you've got student athletes. Each relationship is dynamic. Viewers can see how these students bond and why they are friends.

    Each episode also hits a specific college experience — whether it's a social experience or educational one. There's one episode dedicated to Zoey's love life and her obsession with a crush that really took me back to forming a crush on a boy in class and quite literally thinking of him at all times.

    While the comedy has its hilarious moments, it also really gets personal with Zoey's struggle for her own identity. She wants to be liked, but in her attempt at brief popularity, she does something she's not proud of. Her realization and later reconciliation show a growth that often occurs during the transition into young adulthood. She also struggles to manage her party persona and studiousness, which again is a very relatable college experience. 

    What's not

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    The weakest part of the show is the absurd late night "drone" class they all end up in because they missed registration for other classes. Lumping the students into a class is a great way to have them meet and bond, but it's just plain weird and boring at parts.

    The drone class is also a way to have Deon Cole return as his "Black-ish" character Charlie Telphy, who is revealed to be a part-time professor at the university. But again, his part seems random. The show is at its best when it focuses on the students. 

    There are a few other moments that seem forced and awkward, but the show is just starting out. Everything about it is set up with great promise for the season.  

    The bottom line

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    In the first three episodes, "Grown-ish" touches on what it's like to be a Generation Z kid in college, but it's not unique to just them. Trying to balance school and a social life, facing the pressure of drugs, taking a class you really didn't want to take, having a crush, trying to talk to said crush, getting involved with social justice, having your own opinion, discovering your own identity — these are familiar experiences that many college-level students and millennials will understand.

    Of course some aspects of the show are over-exaggerated, but overall, "Grown-ish" manages to capture what it's like to head off on your own and transition into adulthood. It's relatable, and when so many shows are excessively over-the-top, this is a breath of fresh air. 

    Grade: B

    "Grown-ish" premieres January 3 at 8 p.m. EST on Freeform.

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    • The "Jeopardy" contestant Nick Spicher lost out on $3,200 after saying "gangster" instead of "gangsta" in an answer involving Coolio's 1995 rap hit, "Gangsta's Paradise."
    • He initially received points for the answer before the "Jeopardy" judges took the money back after reviewing his pronunciation.


    A "Jeopardy" contestant lost thousands in Monday's show after mispronouncing the name of Coolio's 1995 rap hit, "Gangsta's Paradise."

    The show's host, Alex Trebek, read the following clue from a category in which contestants must combine well-known works of music and literature: "A song by Coolio from 'Dangerous Minds' goes back in time to become a 1667 John Milton classic."

    The contestant Nick Spicher correctly identified the substance of the answer by responding "What is Gangster's Paradise Lost?" and took the lead with $11,200.

    Moments later, however, Trebek interrupted the game to say the show's judges had reviewed Spicher's answer and decided it couldn't count.

    "You said Gangster's instead of Gangsta's on that song by Coolio," Trebek said. "We take $3,200 away from you, so you are now in second place."

    "Jeopardy" later wrote a blog post explaining the difference between "gangsta" and "gangster."

    "Although Nick's response of 'Gangster's Paradise Lost' was initially accepted, the hard R sound caught the ear of one member of the onstage team, who immediately followed up with a quick check,"the blog post says. "It turns out that 'gangsta' and 'gangster' are both listed separately in the Oxford English Dictionary, each with its own unique definition."

    Spicher would nonetheless go on to win the game.

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    The 75th Golden Globe Awards are happening Sunday on NBC. Forgot who the nominees are? It's a good time to catch up.

    Guillermo del Toro's unique love story "The Shape of Water" led everyone with seven nominations. Steven Spielberg's "The Post" and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" each nabbed six. On the TV side, HBO's hit "Big Little Lies" picked up six nominations.

    The Globes ceremony will air at 8 p.m. EST on NBC, with Seth Meyers hosting.

    Here are the nominees:

    Best motion picture, drama

    "Call Me by Your Name"
    "Dunkirk"
    "The Post"
    "The Shape of Water"
    "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"

    Best motion picture, comedy or musical

    “The Disaster Artist"
    "Get Out"
    "The Greatest Showman"
    "I, Tonya"
    "Lady Bird"

    Best director

    Guillermo del Toro, "The Shape of Water"
    Martin McDonagh, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"
    Christopher Nolan, "Dunkirk"
    Ridley Scott, "All The Money in the World"
    Steven Spielberg, "The Post"

    Best TV series, drama

    "The Crown"
    "Game of Thrones"
    "The Handmaid's Tale"
    "Stranger Things"
    "This is Us"

    Best TV series, comedy

    "Black-ish"
    "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"
    "Master of None"
    "SMILF"
    "Will & Grace"

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    Best actor in a motion picture, drama

    Timothée Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name”
    Daniel Day-Lewis, “Phantom Thread”
    Tom Hanks, “The Post”
    Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”
    Denzel Washington, “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”

    Best actor in a motion picture, comedy or musical

    Steve Carell, “Battle of the Sexes”
    Ansel Elgort, “Baby Driver”
    James Franco, “The Disaster Artist”
    Hugh Jackman, “The Greatest Showman”
    Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out”

    Best actress in a motion picture, drama

    Jessica Chastain, “Molly’s Game”
    Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water”
    Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
    Meryl Streep, “The Post”
    Michelle Williams, “All the Money in the World”

    Best actress in a motion picture, comedy or musical

    Judi Dench, “Victoria & Abdul”
    Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya”
    Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”
    Emma Stone, “Battle of the Sexes”
    Helen Mirren, “The Leisure Seeker”

    Best actor in a TV series, drama

    Sterling K. Brown, “This is Us”
    Freddie Highmore, “The Good Doctor”
    Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
    Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”
    Jason Bateman, “Ozark”

    Best actor in a TV series, comedy

    Anthony Anderson, “Black-ish”
    Aziz Ansari, “Master of None”
    Kevin Bacon, “I Love Dick”
    William H. Macy, “Shameless”
    Eric McCormack, “Will and Grace”

    Best actress in a TV series, drama

    Caitriona Balfe, “Outlander”
    Claire Foy, “The Crown”
    Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Deuce”
    Katherine Langford, “13 Reasons Why”
    Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

    Best actress in a TV series, comedy

    Pamela Adlon, “Better Things”
    Alison Brie, “Glow”
    Issa Rae, “Insecure”
    Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
    Frankie Shaw, “SMILF”

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    Best supporting actor in a motion picture

    Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”
    Armie Hammer, “Call Me by Your Name”
    Richard Jenkins, “The Shape of Water”
    Christopher Plummer, “All the Money in the World”
    Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

    Best supporting actress in a motion picture

    Mary J. Blige, “Mudbound”
    Hong Chau, “Downsizing”
    Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”
    Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”
    Octavia Spencer, “The Shape of Water”

    Best TV movie or mini-series

    “Big Little Lies”
    “Fargo”
    “Feud: Bette and Joan”
    “The Sinner”
    “Top of the Lake: China Girl”

    Best actor in a TV miniseries or movie

    Robert De Niro, “The Wizard of Lies”
    Jude Law, “The Young Pope”
    Kyle MacLachlan, “Twin Peaks”
    Ewan McGregor, “Fargo”
    Geoffrey Rush, “Genius”

    Best actress in a TV miniseries or movie

    Jessica Biel, “The Sinner”
    Nicole Kidman, “Big Little Lies”
    Jessica Lange, “Feud: Bette and Joan”
    Susan Sarandon, “Feud: Bette and Joan”
    Reese Witherspoon, “Big Little Lies”

    Best supporting actor in TV miniseries or TV movie

    Alfred Molina, “Feud”
    Alexander Skarsgard, “Big Little Lies”
    David Thewlis, “Fargo”
    David Harbour, “Stranger Things”
    Christian Slater, “Mr. Robot”

    Best supporting actress in TV miniseries or movie

    Laura Dern, “Big Little Lies”
    Ann Dowd, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
    Chrissy Metz, “This is Us”
    Michelle Pfeiffer, “The Wizard of Lies”
    Shailene Woodley, “Big Little Lies”

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    Best animated film

    “The Boss Baby”
    “The Breadwinner”
    “Ferdinand”
    “Coco”
    “Loving Vincent”

    Best original score

    “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
    “The Shape of Water”
    “Phantom Thread”
    “The Post”
    “Dunkirk”

    Best screenplay, motion picture

    “The Shape of Water”
    “Lady Bird”
    “The Post”
    “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
    “Molly’s Game”

    Best foreign language film

    “A Fantastic Woman”
    “First They Killed My Father”
    “In the Fade”
    “Loveless”
    “The Square”

    Best original song

    "Remember Me," Coco
    
"This Is Me," The Greatest Showman
    
"Home," Ferdinand
    
"Mighty River," Mudbound
    "The Star," The Star

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    On Sunday night, the biggest stars in TV and movies unite for the silliest and most thrilling awards show of the season: the Golden Globes. 

    2017 was a great year for both film and television, so the competition is fierce. It's hard to know who to root for, and a little difficult to predict, especially because the Golden Globes has a history of being unpredictable, with some quirky choices in nominees and winners. 

    In movies, Guillermo del Toro's creature love story "The Shape of Water" led everyone with seven nominations this year. Steven Spielberg's "The Post" and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" each have six.

    In television, the frontrunners are Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale" in the drama category, Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" for comedy, and HBO's "Big Little Lies" for miniseries. But that doesn't mean they're the only shows that will win: the Golden Globes is a mixed bag every year, so anything could happen — such as Freddie Highmore winning best actor for "The Good Doctor," one of the worst reviewed new shows of 2017.

    Here's who we think will be winners (and who should win) at the 2018 Golden Globes:

    Best Motion Picture, Drama

    "Call Me by Your Name"
    
"Dunkirk"
    
"The Post"

    "The Shape of Water"

    "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"

    Who will win: "The Post"

    You can't underplay the fact that this award is being handed out by the Hollywood Foreign Press. Journalists love movies about journalists. Spielberg's movie has a good chance to take home the top prize of the night.

    Who should win: "Dunkirk"

    There honestly was no better made movie this year. Everything about Christopher Nolan's latest movie is incredible. Hopefully the voters haven't forgotten about its greatness (it did open in the summer).

    Who could surprise us: "The Shape of Water"

    It has the most nominations of any movie. That could lead to a surprise by the end of the night.



    Best Director

    Guillermo del Toro, "The Shape of Water"
    
Martin McDonagh, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"

    Christopher Nolan, "Dunkirk"

    Ridley Scott, "All The Money in the World"
    
Steven Spielberg, "The Post"

    Who will win: Steven Spielberg, "The Post"

    This prize usually coincides with the movie that ends up with the big prize of the night, so Spielberg will likely get it. 

    Who should win: Christopher Nolan, "Dunkirk"

    Are you starting to see a theme here? "Dunkirk" is one of the movies Nolan will be remembered for. 

    Who could surprise us: Ridley Scott, "All the Money in the World"

    Scott has been working the press since his shocking decision to replace Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer. That could lead to a surprise win.



    Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

    Timothée Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name”

    Daniel Day-Lewis, “Phantom Thread”
    
Tom Hanks, “The Post”
    
Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”
    
Denzel Washington, “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”

    Who will win: Gary Oldman, "Darkest Hour"

    Oldman delivers a performance that just screams, "Give me all the awards!" 

    Who should win: Gary Oldman

    In a career filled with amazing performances, this is certainly one of his best.

    Who could surprise us: Daniel Day-Lewis, "Phantom Thread"

    It's supposedly his final acting performance. That could have hooked voters to give him a fond farewell. 



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    • "Dr. Pimple Popper," a TLC special starring Dr. Sandra Lee, premiered on Wednesday night. 
    • In the hour-long special, a patient named Delano came to Lee's office with a large, fluid-filled bump on his back. 
    • Lee filled 33 syringes while draining the bump, which turned out to be benign.
    • Tests found it was full of fluid that had leaked from Delano's lymphatic system.

    Dr. Sandra Lee is already famous for her Dr. Pimple Popper YouTube channel, where her videos of blackhead extractions and cyst eruptions enthrall millions of subscribers. Now her empire is expanding to TV: On Wednesday night, TLC aired an hour-long special called (what else?) "Dr. Pimple Popper." 

    The special told the stories of four patients with benign growths, all of which were removed by Lee. Most of the pops were standard fare — lipomas and pilar cysts — but one patient had a bump that stumped Lee. 

    The man, identified only as Delano, came to Lee's office with a bump in his back  that looked like two grapefruits nestled beneath the skin. In an interview segment, Delano revealed that even though he tried to hide the growing bump by draping a shirt over his shoulder, it had still drained his self esteem. He even said that the bump had cost him jobs.

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    Delano said a previous doctor told him the bump was a lipoma — a harmless tumor made of fat cells. But Lee wasn't so sure.

    She began by attempting to drain liquid from the bump. 

    "This is definitely not a lipoma," Lee said, as soon as her syringe began to fill up with straw-colored liquid. Lipomas, are solid and can't be drained at all, she explained. 

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    Then the fluid just kept coming. All told, Lee filled up 33 syringes with fluid from the bump, which slowly deflated throughout the procedure. 

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    There wasn't a super-clear before-and-after shot, but the dramatic size difference was immediately clear. 

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    Lee sent the fluid to a lab to be tested, then ordered a CT scan for Delano. Six weeks later, he returned to the office to get the results. By that time the bump had already started to fill up again. 

    The testing showed that the fluid trapped in Delano's back had actually leaked from his lymphatic system — the network of tubes that keeps our body fluids in balance and helps us fight off infections.

    There was a blockage in Delano's lymphastic system — like a "kink in a garden hose," Lee said — and the lymphatic fluid was leaking into the space beneath his skin. (The scientific name for the issue is a lymphangioma, Lee explained.) The bad news was that he'd need surgery to fix things. The good news was that the growth wasn't cancerous or dangerous. 

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    Lee said she planned to refer Delano to a surgeon to repair the leak — and presumably, he lived happily ever after. 

    It's still not clear whether or not there will be more episodes of "Dr. Pimple Popper," or whether it was just a one-time special. INSIDER reached out to TLC for more information but did not hear back immediately. 

    In the meantime, you can use your TV provider login to watch the first episode on the TLC website or the TLC GO app. If you want to see Delano's procedure, skip ahead to 13:40 mark. His final visit with Lee happens around the 40-minute mark.

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    Who will be the next Ryan Reynolds, Anne Hathaway, Katy Perry, or Drake?

    INSIDER took a look at the careers of already bright stars and up-and-coming talent under the ago of 30 and we realized the entertainment world has an embarrassment of riches. We then nominated the musicians, actors, and celebrities who we believe will be the next generation of the entertainment industry.

    The members of INSIDER's culture team of writers and editors then voted and ranked the entertainers according to those votes.

    Here are the 29 stars under 30 who we believe will be the next generation of Hollywood.

    29. Yara Shahidi is only 17 and is destined for greatness.

    Shahidi's career began when she was only 6 years old in TV and print ads for various companies, but most people know her for her hilarious role on ABC's "Black-ish." Her relatable presence and perfect comedic timing led to her own spin-off, "Grown-ish," with her character heading off to college for her own collegiate adventures. 

    On top of her budding career, the teen is an activist. Her powerful words on representation and race resonate with other teens who don't see themselves represented in the media landscape. She also had her own mentoring group in high school and announced that she would be attending Harvard University. But first, she's taking a gap year. Can't wait to see what Shahidi does in her life and career. She is destined for great things. 



    28. Gigi Hadid, 22, has a combined total of over 45 million followers on Instagram and Twitter, as well as a makeup collection and clothing line.

    Gigi Hadid is undoubtedly one of the most popular models in the world. Aside from walking runways, she also released her own makeup collection with Maybelline and a clothing line with Tommy Hilfiger.

    In addition to being a trendsetter, Hadid uses her platform to positively impact others. In 2016 and 2017, she collaborated with Pencils of Promise and Stuart Weitzman to design exclusive shoes, whose proceeds helped to fund the development of schools around the world. 



    27. Model and actress Cara Delevingne, 25, is branching out into various careers.

    Delevingne has been modeling since she was 10 years old and was named "model of the year" at the British Fashion Awards by 20. She started her acting career that same year with her first role in "Anna Karenina." Since then, she has been in bigger movies, like DC's (panned) "Suicide Squad" and "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets." 

    In between her acting, she sings and has released a couple of songs, has designed her own fashion and accessories with name brand designers, and released her own novel in 2017 titled "Mirror, Mirror." Though not all of her projects have been critical hits, Delevingne shows how hard work pays off. 



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    • HBO has confirmed that "Game of Thrones" will return in 2019. 
    • The eighth and final season will only be six episodes in total. 
    • The exact time of year it will air is still unknown. 

     

    It's official — "Game of Thrones" fans will have to wait until 2019 for the eighth and final season of HBO's hit series.

    In a press release sent out Thursday afternoon, HBO confirmed the longstanding reports that "Game of Thrones" will not be returning to television this year.

    Here's the full press release:

    Your readers may be interested to know that the hit HBO series GAME OF THRONES will return for its six-episode, eighth and final season in 2019.

    Directors for the new season are: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik. Writers for the new season are: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill.

    More to come...

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    As the new year progresses, we'll start to learn which freshman TV shows will survive, and which are destined to die. 

    Back in November, we predicted that 8 new fall shows would get canceled. And you might be watching some of them. 

    Two of those shows have been officially canceled including ABC's "The Mayor," which was canceled on Thursday. "Wisdom of the Crowd" starring Jeremy Piven was canceled by CBS in November after poor ratings and accusations of sexual misconduct against Piven. 

    "Me Myself & I" starring "SNL" alum Bobby Moynihan hasn't been officially canceled, but CBS pulled it from the lineup after only a few episodes aired.

    In the fall 2017 season the pickings were weak, which means only a few will survive. So we rounded up the shows with the highest risk of getting canceled. 

    Here the new fall 2017 TV shows that will probably get canceled, and the two that did:

    SEE ALSO: 6 new fall TV shows that critics hate, but normal people love

    8. "The Mayor"— ABC (canceled January 2018)

    Unfortunately, "The Mayor" debuted with mediocre ratings, which have gotten even worse since. We're sad it was canceled, since it's an absolute delight, and one of the best new shows of the season. 



    7. “Ten Days in the Valley” — ABC

    As a limited series, ABC probably wasn't planning on ordering a second season for this series anyway, but it's one of the lowest rated new shows, and struggled so much in its Sunday night time slot that it was moved to Saturday nights (aka TV wasteland). Not even the amazing Kyra Sedgwick can save this show from getting the ax, which is sad because she's very good in it. Official word on its cancellation will likely come after the final episodes air on January 6.  



    6. "Kevin (Probably) Saves the World"— ABC

    "Kevin (Probably) Saves the World" didn't have good ratings from the start, and they have dropped since the premiere. Kevin (probably) won't be saving the world much longer. 



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    • David Letterman's new Netflix original talk show premieres January 12 with Barack Obama as its first guest. 
    • The hour-long show is titled "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman," and it airs monthly.
    • Jay-Z, George Clooney, and Tina Fey are among the five other guests set to appear.

     

    President Barack Obama will be the first guest on David Letterman's new Netflix original talk show, which premieres on January 12, Netflix announced on Friday.

    The series is titled "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman."

    New episodes of the show will air monthly, and each episode is an hour long. 

    Netflix announced a lineup of influential guests for the show's first six episodes, including Jay-Z, George Clooney, and Tina Fey, with the following tweet:

    Letterman retired from CBS' "Late Show" in 2015, after hosting the show for 22 years. 

    Netflix landed its deal with Letterman in August. The company described the series by saying that its "interviews will take place both inside and outside a studio setting. The conversations are intimate, in-depth and far-reaching, with the levity and humor Dave’s fans know and love. Field segments will bring Dave to locations far and wide, expressing his curiosity and desire to dig deeper on a specific topic related to the iconic guest featured in the episode."

    Netflix made a previous run at a talk show series with Chelsea Handler's "Chelsea," which it canceled in October after two seasons that failed to move the needle in a crowded landscape. In contrast to Letterman's monthly series, "Chelsea" initially aired three times a week before scaling back to weekly episodes in its second season.

    Watch a trailer for the new Letterman series below:

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    • The 75th Golden Globes airs Sunday at 8 p.m. EST on NBC.
    • The show will stream live on NBC's app and website for cable subscribers.
    • Non-cable subscribers can stream the show on subscription services including DirecTV Now, Sling TV, YouTube TV, and Hulu with Live TV.

     

    The 75th annual Golden Globe Awards airs Sunday at 8 p.m. EST on NBC, and there are a variety of ways to stream the broadcast online. 

    In previous years, NBC did not live-stream the Globes, as its contract with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association didn't include streaming rights.

    But for this year's show, NBC negotiated with the HFPA to allow the network to stream the show for the first time, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

    Non-cable subscribers can stream the show on subscription services including DirecTV Now, Sling TV, YouTube TV, and Hulu with Live TV. If you have a cable provider, you can access the live stream on NBC's app or website with your cable login.

    The HFPA and Dick Clark Productions, the Globes' producers, are also streaming the show's two-hour red carpet event on Facebook, starting at 6 p.m. EST on Sunday. 

    NBC's "Late Night" host Seth Meyers will host the awards show.

    Guillermo Del Toro's film "The Shape of Water" led all nominees for the show with a total of seven nods, while HBO's "Big Little Lies" picked up the most nominations (six) for a TV series.

    SEE ALSO: Our predictions for who will win big at the 2018 Golden Globes

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    Seth Meyers will be hosting the 2018 Golden Globes, to be held Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

    He'll probably do a great job. But there are other options.

    For the most part, the hosts for major awards shows are the same people who host late night comedy talk shows. Meyers is handling the Globes, Jimmy Kimmel will emcee next year's Oscars, as he did this year, and James Corden will host the Grammys again in January. Next year's Emmys host hasn't been announced yet, but this year Stephen Colbert took the duty.

    It makes sense. Hosting a major awards show is a tough job. They seem perpetually at risk of becoming stale, solemn affairs. It's up to the host to keep it energetic, manage egos of big stars, and honor the TV shows, movies, or songs at the same time. This is pretty much what late-night talk show hosts do on a smaller scale every night.

    But in a balkanized media landscape, where there are so many different kinds of shows, movies, and types of music on so many different kinds of platforms, there's also something to be said for ejecting the standard trope of having a white male late-night funnyman host the show.

    There's plenty of talent in all corners of the industry. Take Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, two "Saturday Night Live" alumni who made the Golden Globes ceremonies a blast when they hosted. And while Anne Hathaway and James Franco flopped the year they hosted the Oscars, it doesn't mean the show should do away with having a pair of actors try it again.

    Here are 17 different ideas for Golden Globes hosts. Heck, come to think of it, they could work for the Oscars, Grammys, or Emmys as well.

    Issa Rae

    The showrunner, actress, and writer is best known for HBO's "Insecure," but she's ready for a bigger spotlight. Rae is charming and hilarious in every interview she gives, and she has the chops to put on a good show and give every star their due.



    Samantha Bee

    Give a female late-night talk show host a chance! The Jimmys are fine, but Bee's TBS show "Full Frontal" is just as funny and much, much sharper — particularly when it comes to the position of women in society, which is currently plaguing Hollywood. She could do a lot with a stage like the Golden Globes or Oscars.



    Ellen DeGeneres and Jon Stewart

    Ellen did a great job at the Oscars in 2014. Give her another go! In the past few years, her star has only risen as she's figured out how to grab viral moments from the web and translate them to everyone, or cause viral moments herself.

    Jon Stewart is a little musty, but he's due for a return. His dry, cutting humor is a perfect compliment to Ellen's shrewd, bubbly approach. Pairing them together would be perfect.



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    • Emilia Clarke stars as Daenerys Targaryen on HBO's "Game of Thrones."
    • Though she's a natural brunette, Clarke recently dyed her hair platinum blonde.
    • The new locks match her character's iconic white-blonde hair.
    • Clarke arrived to the 2018 Golden Globes with a severe bob style.
    • She's presenting an award at the ceremony along with co-star Kit Harington (Jon Snow).

     

    "Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke looked stunning as she arrived to the 2018 Golden Globe Awards on Sunday. Clarke, who plays HBO's iconic Daenerys Targaryen, dyed her natural brunette hair to a platinum blonde a few months ago. 

    The Golden Globes was Clarke's first major awards show appearance since the hair style change. Clarke was wearing a sleek black gown as part of the #TimesUp movement. Earlier in the day, she shared two posts on Instagram that explained her support of the all-black red carpet action taken by actresses and actors alike.

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    Fans were loving seeing the Mother of Dragons' new look.

    For more on the fashions and #TimesUp statements from tonight's ceremony, follow along with INSIDER's coverage here.

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