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    Glow Erica Parise Netflix final

    • Netflix will have over 1,000 original TV shows and movies on its service by the end of the year, chief content officer Ted Sarandos said at a media summit on Monday.
    • Sarandos said that 85% of the company's new spending will go toward the production of original shows and movies. 
    • Netflix is expected to spend an estimated $8 billion on content in 2018 altogether.

    Netflix is set to hit a milestone with its original TV shows and movies by the year's end, as the company's massive investment in its brand of "Netflix Originals"continues to pay off for the service.

    Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said on Monday, at a MoffettNathanson media summit, that the streaming service would have over 1,000 pieces of original content by the end of the year, with 470 of those originals set to premiere between now and end of 2018, Variety reports

    Sarandos said that around 85% of the company's new spending will go toward the production of original shows and movies. Altogether, Netflix is expected to spend an estimated $8 billion on content in 2018.

    Sarandos said around 90% of Netflix's users regularly consume Netflix original programming. 

    Netflix on Monday announced the production of a new horror anthology series from Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro, and Sarandos spoke at length at the summit about the recent nine-figure contracts the company signed with acclaimed showrunners Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy.

    "The creators we're talking to, they watch Netflix and they want to be on our network," Sarandos said, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "The way we can secure those shows is having a great reputation with talent, having a brand people want to be associated with, and a good track record of delivering."

    "They're incredibly prolific and they make a lot of great television and the things they make are incredibly popular," Sarandos said of Murphy and Rhimes.

    SEE ALSO: New research shows Netflix's big bet on the future is working, as it continues to outpace its competition

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    • After Fox canceled "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" on Friday, NBC picked it up for its sixth season.
    • On Monday, the comedy's star Andy Samberg appeared at NBC's annual upfront presentation for advertisers. 
    • The actor joked about NBC originally passing on the network when it was being shopped around, but also said he's very grateful they stepped in.

    On Monday, Andy Samberg spoke at NBC's annual upfront presentation for advertisers. This is the first time he has appeared as part of the NBC family since the network saved his comedy "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" from cancellation. 

    "I got my start at NBC at 'SNL' and I've always considered it home," Samberg said after joining fellow "Saturday Night Live" alum and "Late Night" host Seth Meyers Monday on stage at New York's Radio City Music Hall for NBC's annual upfront presentation of its new shows to advertisers.

    Fox announced that it had canceled "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" last week and its fans quickly voiced their disapproval. In a twist over the weekend, NBC announced it would pick up the show for a sixth season. The cop comedy is actually produced by Universal Television, a sister company to NBC, which famously passed on the show when it was originally looking for a home. Samberg joked about that on Monday.

    "Five years ago, when NBC passed on 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' and we went elsewhere, it was hard for me, so hard that I made sure to call every NBC exec and tell them to go straight to hell," he joked. "I even called some junior execs and laid into them too. Needless to say, these last 24 hours have been a bit of an apology tour for me."

    Although the show was beloved by its fans, it wasn't a big ratings winner for Fox. Aside from the departing "New Girl,""Brooklyn Nine-Nine" was the lowest-rated comedy on the network in live viewing. Deadline reports that it saw a bump in delayed viewing over the following week, though, and tended to top other Fox comedies.

    At any rate, Samberg seemed truly thankful for the last-minute save by NBC.

    "It generally feels great to be back at NBC and my heart is full of love and gratitude," he said.

    Watch Samberg at the NBC Upfronts below:

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    Warning: Spoilers ahead for "Westworld" season two, episode four, "Riddle of the Sphinx."

    HBO's "Westworld" takes place over the course of at least 37 or so years. While fans believe they've discovered the exact year in the future we're seeing (2052), HBO hasn't made this revelation official yet.

    But even without an exact year, audiences are able to deduce the approximate placement of events based on context clues and exposition between Ford and other characters on the first season.

    To help "Westworld" fans better understand the events that have led up to the current season, INSIDER has put together a chronological timeline.

    The events are marked to indicate whether the scene was featured on season one or season two (either through expository dialogue or in a flashback/flash forward) as well as which episode the revelation appeared on.

    Since this is not an official HBO-issued timeline, know that some events (or their placement) are subject to change based on new episodes.

    We'll update this timeline and the approximate year guesses each week as the second season progresses.

    Note: This version of the timeline reflects events from season two, episode four, "Riddle of the Sphinx."

    We did not include the scene of Bernard creating a control unit on Ford's orders in the secret facility, since that scene's placement in time is not yet known.

    Westworld Timeline as of May 9 2018

    As we noted above, it's possible certain placements of events aren't in official order or not entirely correct in their description (since names like Bernard and Arnold might become interchangeable). But as more is revealed, we'll adapt and update the timeline.

    For more on "Westworld," including our guide to each modern song featured on the show, follow INSIDER's coverage here.

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    The biggest shows on networks are increasingly drawing in older viewers, which is a challenge for brands that want to reach out to young people.

    The New York Times published a report Monday called "Why Traditional TV is in Trouble."

    The article describes how networks are in trouble due to the decline in ratings, especially among young people, many of whom don't even own TVs or watch anything live.

    The article includes data from Nielsen showing the median age of viewers of the 10 most popular shows on TV in the 2017-2018 season. They range from late 50s to late 40s. 

    "This season’s top-rated show, the revival of 'Roseanne,' has a median viewer age of 52.9 years," the Times wrote. "The network show with the lowest median age is 'Riverdale' on the CW, at 37.2."

    With young people using devices other than a TV to watch TV— often going straight to streaming services like Netflix and Hulu for content— the networks have a limited live audience which hampers the reach for potential advertisers.

    Here, we listed the top ten shows of the 2017-2018 season along with their median age and Rotten Tomatoes score:

    SEE ALSO: The 16 best TV shows of 2018 so far

    "The Good Doctor"— ABC, median age 58.6

    Description: "A talented young surgeon with savant syndrome ruffles feathers while saving lives at a prestigious hospital's pediatric surgical unit."

    Seasons: One. It premiered Fall 2017.

    Critic Score: 58%

    Audience Score: 87%



    "Young Sheldon"— CBS, median age 57.4

    Description: "Season 1 of the spin-off of 'The Big Bang Theory' follows 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper as he grows up in East Texas and attends high school."

    Seasons: One. It premiered Fall 2017.

    Critic Score: 76%

    Audience Score: 68%



    "The Voice"— NBC, median age 57.3

    Description: "Singers square off for a coveted recording contract in this reality talent contest from the producers of 'Big Brother' and 'Survivor.' Four vocal coaches mentor the contestants in three distinct competition phases: the blind auditions (during which the coaches can't see a contestant and thereby judge them solely on their vocal talent); the battle phase (in which the contestants are advised and developed); and, lastly, the live-performance phase."

    Seasons: 14. It premiered Spring 2011.

    Critic Score: N/A

    Audience Score: N/A



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    The Expanse

    In the past week, networks canceled dozens of TV shows.

    And some cancellations were quite shocking, like Fox's decision to cut "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," a comedy that has such a devoted cult following that NBC saved it 31 hours later. 

    But not all canceled shows have been so lucky — so far.

    But there's still hope. Netflix has saved shows in the past, like AMC's "The Killing" and "Longmire." And Hulu is also no stranger to saving a Fox comedy: It brought "The Mindy Project" back for three additional seasons. 

    Here, we selected a few shows that were just canceled by networks that Netflix could — or more accurately, should — bring back, and why.

    SEE ALSO: The median audience age of the 10 biggest TV shows signals how few young people are tuning in

    "Designated Survivor"— canceled by ABC

    "Designated Survivor" is much messier than you'd expect a straight-forward and short-lived political thriller to be. In its two-season run, the show had four different showrunners, and lost its female lead when Natascha McElhone left for a Hulu show. But it is kind of a good time, which might be why Netflix is reportedly looking at saving it with a third season (and a fifth showrunner). 



    "The Mick"— canceled by Fox

    "The Mick" is wild. Every episode takes things further than you can imagine for network TV, and it had the best physical comedy on TV, and one of the best child actors. If Netflix can't save "The Mick," it should at least give Jack Stanton, who played the youngest Pemberton, his own show. 



    "The Expanse"— canceled by SyFy

    Netflix has shown interest in sci-fi this with shows including "Altered Carbon" and "Lost in Space," and with movies like "Mute.""The Expanse" is one of the best sci-fi shows since "Battlestar Galactica," and it, at the very least, deserves to wrap things up with a short fourth and final season (or a movie). People are already campaigning for a streaming service like Netflix to save the show, and we hope they're listening. 



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    • HBO and Sky Atlantic are making a documentary series that will "closely re-examine" the murder case of Adnan Syed, the subject of the popular podcast "Serial."
    • The four-hour series, directed by Oscar-nominated documentarian Amy Berg, is titled "The Case Against Adnan Syed."
    • The series promises "new discoveries, as well as groundbreaking revelations that challenge the state's case" in Syed's trial.

    HBO is teaming with the UK's Sky Atlantic to release a documentary series following the murder case and conviction of Adnan Syed, the subject of the first season of the popular podcast "Serial" from 2014.

    Directed by Oscar-nominated documentarian Amy Berg ("Deliver Us From Evil"), the four-hour series is titled "The Case Against Adnan Syed." 

    The series will "closely re-examine" the 1999 disappearance and murder of 18-year-old Baltimore high school student Hae Min Lee, and the subsequent conviction of Syed, her ex-boyfriend.

    A press release on the series states that the show will present "new discoveries, as well as groundbreaking revelations that challenge the state's case."

    Syed was convicted and sentenced to life in prison in 2000 for Hae Min Lee's murder. In March of this year, Maryland's court of special appeals granted a retrial for Syed's case. The Baltimore Sun reported this week that Syed's prosecutors had asked the court to reverse the retrial ruling. 

    Berg has been working on "The Case Against Adnan Syed" since 2015, per the release. The show will also feature original music from singer-songwriter Nick Cave. 

    "We'll be offering viewers a compelling window into one of the most talked about murder cases in recent years," Sky director of programming Zai Bennett told Variety of the series. "The hugely talented Amy Berg has unprecedented access to those closest to the investigation, which is sure to make unmissable viewing."

    HBO has not yet announced a release date for the series. 

    SEE ALSO: The best TV show of 2018 on each network so far — from FX to Netflix to HBO

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    Over the past 15 years, the landscape of television has changed drastically, but one show has been there through it all: "NCIS."

    Through three presidents, two decades, and many drastic cast changes, "NCIS" has consistently remained a ratings powerhouse. It's been the most popular show on TV for years, and its stars are consistently fan favorites. Not surprisingly, it was renewed for a season 16 in April 2018.

    Throughout its 350 episodes, some familiar faces have come into the team's orbit, like Michelle Obama, Zac Efron, Abigail Breslin, and Millie Bobby Brown. Keep scrolling to see if you can remember 15 seasons worth of famous guest stars.

    Warning: Spoilers ahead for those who haven't watched all 15 seasons.

    Michelle Obama cameoed as herself to promote her charity Joining Forces, an organization dedicated to supporting service members, veterans, and their families.

    One of the executive producers of "NCIS," Gary Glasberg, revealed an important milestone about the episode. "We're the first dramatic film production to actually film in the White House," Glasberg said.



    Just three days before "High School Musical" premiered, Zac Efron appeared in a season three episode.

    Efron's episode, "Deception," aired on January 17, 2006. Three days later, on January 20, pop culture was forever changed when "High School Musical" premiered on the Disney Channel, spawning two sequels and a nation-wide tour.



    Jamie Lee Curtis has appeared in multiple episodes as Dr. Samantha Ryan, one of special agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs' girlfriends.

    Curtis and Harmon (Gibbs) had played love interests before — in 2003 comedy "Freaky Friday."



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    Warning: Spoilers ahead for season two, episode 22 of "Riverdale," titled "Brave New World."

    Fans know the identity of the real Black Hood, and now, they also know who the fake villain on "Riverdale" is.  

    During Wednesday's episode of The CW drama, Sheriff Minetta tells Archie that they have caught and killed the man responsible for the shooting at the mayoral debate and Archie's house. But Archie, Veronica, Betty, and Jughead feel that Hiram is still behind the new villain. 

    Here's what we know. 

    The fake Black Hood is Tall Boy. 

    tall boy riverdale

    According to the new sheriff in town, former Southside Serpent Tall Boy is responsible for the attacks.

    Sheriff Minetta calls Fred and Archie to his office and tells them that his troops caught and killed the fake Black Hood on an anonymous tip. 

    "When we went to question him, well unfortunately, he engaged us in a firefight, and we were forced to take him down," he says. 

    When Archie asks how they can be certain, Minetta says: "We found guns on the premises that matched the ones used at both the attack on your house and the town hall shooting, as well as this black hood." 

    The guy's name is Gerald Petite, better known by the gang name of Tall Boy. 

    The last time Tall Boy was seen, he was being exiled by the Serpents for turning his back on the gang. Tall Boy worked with Hiram to steal the head from the General Pickens statue, which started a mutiny amongst the group. He wanted to get rid of Jughead and FP and take over the group with Penny Peabody. 

    Jughead believes the sheriff is telling the truth because he's worked with Hiram before, but he doesn't necessarily believe the firefight. 

    Hiram would never be the physical guy behind the attacks, but as Veronica tells Jughead, Betty, and Archie, "He would hire someone to do it." And that seems to be exactly what he did.   

    With Tall Boy having worked with Hiram before, it's not a surprise that he is the guy Hiram would hire to do the dirty work. Like Jughead theorizes, Tall Boy dying in a "firefight" at the hands of a sheriff working for Hiram "leaves no loose ends." 

    Tall Boy can't turn on Hiram if he's dead. 

    So why is Hiram Lodge behind the attacks?

    hiram lodge riverdale

    Hiram was angry with his wife for cheating on him with Fred. He had evidence of the two kissing and could have wanted to get rid of Fred because he was a threat to his relationship with Hermione. So it's no wonder that Fred would still be on the list of potential attack victims. Ultimately, Hiram was planning on using the affair to hurt Fred in the mayoral race, so it looks like he tried to get rid of the "problem" a different way. 

    He is also angry at Archie for turning his back on the Lodges and supporting Fred in the mayoral race. Hiram also set up the Ghoulie riots, so his list of crimes continues to grow. 

    Through all of it though, Hiram is able to secure Hermione's win as mayor, and with his control over the sheriff's office, he's going to be tough to beat. 

    Here's a recap of the fake Black Hood's crimes.

    fake black hood riverdale

    On episode 20, a man dressed as the Black Hood shoots his gun a few times towards the stage where the mayoral debate between Fred Andrews and Hermione Lodge is taking place. Hal and Betty find each other in the crowd as people duck, so the theory that Hal was the serial killer was thrown off. But during Hal's confession, he says that man had no connection to him.

    During Hal's confession, Archie is once again attacked by someone dressed as the Black Hood. Fred hits the guy over the head and then ends up being shot once again. But he is wearing a Kevlar vest and is OK. 

    Archie is thrown off when he learns that Hal is the real Black Hood. 

    Lochlyn Munro, who plays Hal, told INSIDER that his character would probably not agree with whatever plan this fake Black Hood has. 

    "I think deep down Hal would be a guy that feels like you can't just go around and commit these crimes for show because he really felt that he was doing the town a service by trying to purge the town of sin," he said. 

    But that fake Black Hood may be behind Fred's shooting. 

    black hood riverdale

    When Betty is naming the crimes the Black Hood committed, she mentions the shooting of Fred, and Hal doesn't deny it.

    But one of Archie's main focuses when searching for the Black Hood was the man's recognizable green eyes. 

    When Archie is attacked by the fake Black Hood in his own home, he recognizes the attacker's green eyes. He may have just been overwhelmed with fear and saw a connection that wasn't actually there, but he hasn't recognized those in any other person, so the recognition is significant. 

    This is just purely a speculative thought, but it looks like the case of the Blake Hoods is now closed. 

    Read more of our "Riverdale" coverage here.

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    Warning: Spoilers ahead for season two, episode 22 of The CW's "Riverdale," titled "Brave New World."

    "Riverdale's" second season has come to an end. 

    During Wednesday's finale of the hit CW show, viewers were relieved to find both Jughead and Fangs survived, Kevin and Moose finally kissed, and Bughead's romantic future moved forward. But not everything was happy in "the town with pep": Fred lost the election to Hermione, Hiram formed a criminal ring, and Archie was arrested for a murder he didn't commit. 

    INSIDER worked with Archie Comics to reveal six details you might have missed.

    Veronica refers to her mom as Eva Perón, which is what Cheryl called Veronica earlier this season.

    "My mom is doing an Eva Perón-like Rainbow Tour," Veronica says of her mom's mayoral campaign.  

    Perón was married to Argentine President Juan Perón and served as the Argentine First Lady until her death. Her European tour in 1947 was referred to the "Rainbow Tour." The political leader was also the subject of the musical "Evita."

    On episode 10 of season two, Cheryl calls Veronica Eva Perón.



    Alice makes a reference to Dante's "Inferno" as she stands in front of the Cooper House.

    "Abandon all hope, ye who enter here," Alice shouts from her steps at all of the people gathered at the Cooper house following Hal's arrest as the Black Hood

    In "Inferno," the first part of Dante's epic poem titled "Divine Comedy," Dante passes through the gates of Hell, which feature the inscription, "Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate." It's most often translated into the phrase Alice yells. 



    Jughead's makes a reference to TS Eliot's poem, "The Hollow Men."

    "So this is how it ends, huh? Not with a whimper but with a memo from Weatherbee?" Jughead asks when talking to Sweet Pea and Toni about the Serpent students being transferred to a different school. 

    In Eliot's poem, the world is described as ending "not with a bang but a whimper." 



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    Warning: Spoilers ahead for season two, episode 22 of "Riverdale," titled "Brave New World."

    Things aren't looking good for Archie Andrews on "Riverdale."

    During Wednesday's episode of The CW drama, Archie is celebrating his win after being elected class president. Josie is singing the National Anthem and everything seems to be looking up for the Riverdale teens until the assembly is interrupted by Sheriff Minetta. Minetta arrests Archie for the murder of someone named Cassidy Book.

    And that's where Archie is left after the season two finale. 

    So who is Archie arrested for killing?

    cassidy riverdale

    You have to go back to episode 14, "The Hills Have Eyes." This is the episode where Archie, Veronica, Betty, and Jughead go to "Lodge Lodge" on Shadow Lake. While there, Betty and Veronica go to a shop and talk to the clerk, whose name is Cassidy. 

    Later that weekend, four men in ski masks attack the core four at the lake house and threaten their lives. Veronica manages to set off a silent alarm, and the men flee. But Archie chases after one of the intruders and knocks him to the ground. He gets ready to punch the guy, but Andre, Hiram's associate, shows up and tells him that he can take care of it.

    Archie runs in the other direction as a gunshot rings out behind him. 

    That's the last of that, until now. 

    Why does Hiram have Archie arrested?

    archie riverdale

    On Wednesday's episode, Archie confronts Hiram and tells him that he took advantage of Archie and manipulated him when he was struggling following his dad being shot. 

    Archie says Hiram hired Tall Boy, who is revealed as the fake Blake Hood, and brings up Hiram having both Papa Poutine and "that boy from Shadow Lake" killed, among some more crimes Hiram has ordered. 

    "You're smart, Mr. Lodge, so all or any of this will be hard to prove, but I will," Archie threatens. 

    Hiram can't risk his secrets coming out, and we know that the sheriff is working with Hiram as part of his criminal ring, so it's no surprise that Archie is arrested.

    But what's damning for Archie, is that he once took credit for hurting Cassidy in front of witnesses.

    When Archie is trying to be a tough guy in front of mob bosses Lenny Kowalski and Carl Martin, he says he hurt Nick St. Clair, and "when some hillbilly threatened Mr. Lodge's daughter, I did the same thing to him too." 

    That hillbilly is Cassidy, and with Cassidy dead, Archie is being framed. 

    What's next?

    archie veronica riverdale

    With Veronica on the outs with her father and Hiram controlling the sheriff, Archie is going to have a hard time getting out of this mess. Even if there's no evidence linking Archie to the murder, Hiram and the sheriff will probably find a way to plant some. 

    The teens are going to have to work hard and be smart to come up with a way to free Archie and beat Hiram at his own game. But, we're sure Jughead, Veronica, Betty, and the others will find some way to help Archie. We just have to wait until the show returns in the fall for season three to see what plan they come up with.

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    • YouTube is taking on the likes of Apple and Spotify with a new $10-a-month music-subscription service named YouTube Music Premium.
    • The service pairs with YouTube Premium, the new name for YouTube Red, to offer one monthly subscription to both services for $2 more.
    • Paying the additional $2 monthly gets rid of ads on YouTube and offers access to original YouTube content like the series "Cobra Kai."

    Forget about YouTube Red — on Thursday morning, YouTube rebranded its paid service as YouTube Premium and is offering it bundled with a streaming-music service.

    The name of the music service: YouTube Music Premium.

    For $10 a month, YouTube Music Premium offers access to ad-free music that can be downloaded for offline listening or streamed over an internet connection — very similar to Apple Music and Spotify. For an additional $2 a month, you'll also get access to YouTube Premium.

    Here's how YouTube describes that new service:

    "With YouTube Premium, you'll get access to the full slate of YouTube Originals, including recent hits like the Karate Kid-inspired series, 'Cobra Kai,' the dance drama, 'Step Up: High Water,' and upcoming series like the sci-fi thriller, 'Impulse,' and Liza Koshy's 'Liza on Demand.'"

    In so many words, YouTube Premium offers more or less what YouTube Red did: a way to watch original YouTube shows, enjoy YouTube without ads, and download shows for offline viewing.

    Still confused? Don't worry — YouTube created this helpful chart:

    YouTube Premium / YouTube Music Premium

    Rather than solely relying on the YouTube app for music playback, the company is creating a desktop app, and the mobile app is getting "reimagined."

    Existing YouTube Red subscribers will automatically be enrolled in the new service at whatever price they're already paying. It's expected to launch soon.

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    Almost as soon as "Game of Thrones'" seventh season concluded last year, HBO began spreading word of a plan to thwart the spoiler-hungry fanbase. Now Emilia Clarke is adding fuel to the fire with a new interview in The Hollywood Reporter.

    "I think they're filming a bunch of stuff and they're not telling us," Clarke said on THR's "Awards Chatter" podcast.

    According to Clarke, not only might "they" (likely a reference to co-creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss) be shooting fake endings, but they aren't cluing the cast into which ones are real or not.

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    Here's the full section from "Awards Chatter" for context:

    Scott Feinberg: "How long have you known how ["Game of Thrones"] is going to end?"

    Emilia Clarke: "I don't even know that I do now. I'm being serious. I think they're filming a bunch of stuff and they're not telling us. I'm being serious — I'm being deadly serious. I think that they don't even trust us."

    Feinberg: "So you don't know who ends up on the throne?"

    Clarke: "No. I don't even know. I read what I read last year — I've read those scripts. Holy moly. [It] took me a couple hours to come down from that. That was the most intense reading experience of my life."

    Feinberg: "But you didn't read the last episode?"

    Clarke: "I did, and since then, people are saying something on set and you're just like, 'I think that they're filming other stuff.' And everybody's being really cagey about it. And then there's a lot of like 'Wait why're you — what are you — wait a second.' Cause there's lots of different endings that could happen that I think that we're all doing all of them and we aren't being told which is actually what's gonna happen."

    It sounds like Clarke is saying that she's noticed comings and goings on set that don't seem to add up with the scripts she and the cast received last fall. And not only that, but she says she thinks Benioff and Weiss are keeping the real ending a secret — even from the cast. 

    Last year, HBO programming president Casey Bloys spoke about a similar-sounding plan. 

    "I know 'Game of Thrones,' the ending, they're going to shoot multiple versions so that nobody really knows what happens," Bloys said at Moravian College in Pennsylvania, local paper The Morning Call reported.

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    But as INSIDER reported at the time, this plan might be less of a practical reality and more of a clever mind game HBO is playing with fans. Paparazzi photos and digital pages of scripts have leaked in the past, sometimes revealing major plot points like Jon Snow's return. 

    By putting the word out that there are multiple endings being filmed, HBO (and Clarke and Bloys) are muddying the waters for the spoiler-hungry followers online. Now, as seemingly inevitable leakers spring up online, we'll have to take their reports with a grain of salt because it might be based on one of the faked scenes.

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    Even now, as Clarke was speaking with THR, a large group of the cast is gathered in Seville, Spain, where the seventh season dragonpit scenes were filmed. This has sparked conversations among the fans about what exactly is happening. A fun cast party? Filming behind-the-scenes interviews? A big finale scene?

    Clarke's absence from that gathering is curious, along with the presence of surprising faces. "Game of Thrones" news site Watchers on the Wall has the full spoiler report on the Seville sightings. But this serves as just one example of how Benioff and Weiss might be trying to confuse the narrative around season eight speculation.

    You can read more about this "multiple endings" plan and our theories around it here. "Game of Thrones" will return sometime in 2019 (our guess is spring, but more on that here). 

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    • When YouTube's new music service launches on May 22, it'll be the second music streaming service offered by Google and YouTube's parent company, Alphabet.
    • As such, if you already pay for a Google Play Music subscription, you'll automatically get a YouTube Music Premium subscription included.
    • There's one unfortunate downside: You lose access to YouTube Red, the ad-free version of YouTube.
    • YouTube Red is now called "YouTube Premium," and costs $2 more per month.


    Sorry, Google Play Music subscribers — you're about to lose access to ad-free YouTube. 

    On Thursday morning, YouTube introduced an evolution of its paid YouTube Red service. The service is now known as YouTube Premium, and it's only available as a $2 add-on to the $10/month YouTube Music Premium service.

    Confused? That's understandable!

    Essentially, YouTube is transforming its Hulu-style video service (YouTube Red) into a music streaming service with a Hulu-style video service upgrade. It's weird. And it has weird repercussions in other parts of the Google/YouTube universe.

    YouTube Red

    For instance: Previously, Google Play Music subscribers automatically had YouTube Red access.

    YouTube Red offered ad-free YouTube and access to original YouTube programming. By paying $10/month for a Google Play Music subscription, you got music streaming through Google Play Music and ad-free YouTube through YouTube Red. Pretty sweet! 

    Now, instead of access to YouTube Red, Google Play Music subscribers will get YouTube Music Premium: A music service that's strikingly similar to Google Play Music.

    Here's what the new music service looks like:

    YouTube Music Premium (mobile)

    YouTube Music Premium offers access to millions of songs over the internet or downloadable for offline listening, playlists, and dedicated apps to manage your library. So does Google Play Music.

    In case you somehow forgot, both YouTube and Google are owned by the same company: Alphabet. 

    And that doesn't point to a bright future for Google's music streaming service. Why would Alphabet maintain competing music services in perpetuity?

    For now, however, the changes for Google Play Music subscribers are limited to an unfortunate downgrade: no more ad-free YouTube videos.

    SEE ALSO: YouTube's new music-subscription service takes on Apple Music and Spotify

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    "Law and Order: SVU" was recently renewed for a 20th season — it shares this record number with "Gunsmoke." With no signs of slowing down, the detectives of the Special Victims Unit are set to break this record next year.

    Over the past two decades, hundreds of actors have made their way onto "SVU," but with 429 episodes and counting, we understand if you can't remember every famous face that's appeared on the show.

    From Ludacris to Robin Williams, the guest stars of "SVU" vary greatly. Keep scrolling to take a trip down memory lane and catch up with 50 of the most famous celebrities to have appeared on "Law and Order: SVU."

    Warning: Spoilers ahead for those who haven't watched all 19 seasons

    Bradley Cooper appeared in both episodes of a season six "SVU" and "Trial by Jury" crossover.

    Four years before his big break starring in "The Hangover," Cooper appeared as a shady lawyer connected to a murder victim found with a wad of cash stuffed in her mouth — the money was traced back to Cooper's character, Jason Whitaker.



    Zoe Saldana's first acting credit was on the original "Law & Order" in 1999. Five years later she played Gabrielle Vega, the daughter of a murder suspect, on "SVU."

    Saldana's character tried to convince the team that her father, who was convicted for murder when he was 19, was reformed. She believed he was innocent, while the detectives were dubious.



    Fresh off his stint on "Gilmore Girls," Milo Ventimiglia appeared as an angry teen who put his stepfather behind bars for allegedly molesting him.

    In typical "SVU" fashion, the case isn't as simple as it appears. Turns out Lee Healy (Ventimiglia) wasn't actually molested by his stepfather, but involved in an incestuous relationship with his cousin.



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    • Ayissha Morgan, a woman who appeared on the fourth season of "Catfish," filmed a two-part video detailing allegations of sexual misconduct against two members of the show.
    • Morgan, who identifies as a lesbian, claims Schulman sexually harassed her, questioned her sexuality, and attempted to coerce her into having sex with him.
    • Schulman denies these allegations.
    • Morgan also claims a woman she calls "Carol" sexually assaulted her after a night of drinking. 
    • MTV has temporarily suspended production of "Catfish."


    Ayissha Morgan, a woman who appeared on the fourth season of "Catfish," filmed a two-part video "The TRUTH about the show," detailing allegations of sexual misconduct against two members of the show.

    In the videos, Morgan, who identifies as a lesbian, says that "Jack," a pseudonym she gave to the program's "main person," sexually harassed her, questioned her sexuality, and attempted to coerce her into having sex with him.

    Both the Daily Beast and Page Six have identified "Jack" as Nev Schulman, who is the creator and host of the show.

    Following Morgan's allegations, MTV has launched an investigation into Schulman and has temporarily suspended the production of "Catfish."

    In the video, Morgan says that "Jack" repeatedly made advances toward her. 

    "I don't think you're a lesbian I just think you haven't met the right guy yet," she claims he said. "Have you ever had sex with a guy? I think you should try it, I have a big d--- I would tear your ass up."

    In a statement given to USA Today, Schulman denied the allegations."The behavior described in this video did not happen and I'm fortunate that there are a number of former colleagues who were present during this time period who are willing to speak up with the truth," he said. "I have always been transparent about my life and would always take responsibility for my actions — but these claims are false."

    Morgan also accuses a woman who she calls "Carol" of sexual assault. She says that after a night of drinking together she woke up with "Carol" on top of her.

    "We take these allegations very seriously," an MTV spokesperson said in a statement to INSIDER. "We're working with Critical Content, our third-party production company, to conduct a thorough investigation."

    Morgan first brought up her "Catfish" allegations in a Facebook post from January 31, 2018, explicitly claiming she experienced sexual abuse while filming the show.

    "Catfish," which premiered in 2012, is currently in its seventh season. In the program, Schulman attempts to determine whether or not people in online relationships are who they claim to be. The TV show is based on Schulman's 2010 documentary of the same name.

    Schulman, 33, is married to Laura Perlongo and they have a daughter together named Cleo James.

    In 2014 Schulman revealed he'd punched a girl in the face while attending Sarah Lawrence college in 2006. He recounted the incident in his book "In Real Life: Love, Lies & Identity in the Digital Age," saying he hadn't been aware the person he'd hit had been a woman because she was "short, stocky, [and] crew-cut-styled."

    You can watch Morgan tell her story here:

     

    A representative for Nev Schulman didn't immediately respond to INSIDER's request for comment.

    If you are a victim of sexual assault, you can visit RAINN or call its hotline at 1-800-656-4673 to receive confidential support from a trained staff member.

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    • The Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" is back for a second season, despite warnings from researchers who say it sends a dangerous message.
    • The central problem of the show is not simply its depiction of suicide, experts say, but the way the main character is portrayed as having power after her death.
    • Executive producer Selena Gomez has defended the show, saying she "wanted to make something that could hopefully help people."


    The viral Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" is back for another season, despite warnings from a spate of researchers who say the crux of its plot sends a dangerous message to viewers.

    The show's first 13 episodes trace the tragically short life of a young high school student named Hannah Baker who is assaulted, raped, and witness to a friend's rape. Viewers learn of this through a series of 13 tapes that Baker records before her death.

    In the season finale, viewers watch Baker take her own life in slow, graphic, and horrifying detail — which directly contradicts guidelines from mental health experts about how to depict suicide in a way that doesn't encourage others to follow suit.

    But that portrayal of suicide was not the producers' only dangerous mistake, experts say. A far bigger issue is the way Baker is given authority, power, and essentially a second life after her death.

    "There was a kind of romanticization, and at the core of the story was this idea that you can kill yourself and be dead and yet not really be dead. Because of course [Baker] continues to be a character — she's in scenes and she's still there in many ways,"Don Mordecai, Kaiser Permanente's national leader for mental health, told Business Insider.

    That portrayal, Mordecai and other experts warn, could mislead viewers into believing that Baker's tale could apply to them. And the new season comes as suicide attempts among young people are rising.

    Hannah Baker's second life

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    By way of the 13 tapes Baker records before she dies, her character lives on throughout the show.

    She's present in nearly every episode, not only as the chief narrator but also as a main character recalling and reliving what happened to her. In contrast to the way Baker is presented as a victim when she is alive, she is shown as powerful and dominant after death.

    As Baker's friend Clay Jensen listens to her tapes, he learns of the deep wrongdoings his peers committed and winds up forcing another student to admit what he did on tape.

    It is a classic tale of revenge, but it's unrealistic and dangerous, researchers say.

    By giving Baker's character power only in death, the show's creators portray suicide as romantic and vengeful. But the reality is the opposite: when we're gone, we have no self, no agency, and no power.

    Last summer's disturbing trends

    13 reasons whyTwo recent studies suggest that the show's timing could be particularly dangerous.

    study published Wednesday in the journal Pediatrics found that the rate of children and teens hospitalized for suicidal thoughts or attempts nearly tripled between 2008 and 2015.

    The group with the highest rate of increase was teen girls.

    Another more disturbing study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on the heels of the show's premiere found evidence that some viewers went online after watching and typed phrases like "how to kill yourself" in Google search.

    Viewers also appeared to be searching for information about suicide prevention, but the trending searches with the sharpest uptick were about suicidal ideation, or thoughts about how to kill oneself.

    Searches for the phrase "how to commit suicide," for example, were 26% higher than would have been expected, while the phrases "commit suicide" and "how to kill yourself" were 18% and 9% higher, respectively.

    "The time for more debate is over," John Ayers, the study's lead author and an adjunct professor of behavioral science at San Diego State University, told Business Insider shortly after the paper was published. "The makers [of '13 Reasons Why'] must swiftly change their course of action, including removing the show and postponing a second season."

    Ayers added this week, "Is a warning label enough when the show is actually pushing children to contemplate or commit suicide? I don't think so."

    "This is akin to pushing someone down the stairs but warning the floors are slippery."

    Singer Selena Gomez, the show's executive producer, has defended the show's portrayal of Baker's death, telling Good Morning America, "We wanted to do it in a way that was honest and we wanted to make something that could hopefully help people."

    For the latest season of "13 Reasons Why," Gomez added a warning that plays before every episode to tell viewers about the sensitive content of the show. But that trailer may not be sufficient. The show's first season also contained a warning — though it was shorter and only played before certain episodes — and advised young people to watch with an adult.

    "I'm sure many parents were there, sitting down watching and talking about it with their kids," Mordecai said. "But I'm sure many were not."

    If you or someone you know is struggling with depression or has had thoughts of harming themselves or taking their own life, get help. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) provides free, 24/7, confidential support for people in distress, as well as best practices for professionals and resources to aid in prevention and crisis situations.

    SEE ALSO: A behavioral scientist says a popular Netflix show should be 'swiftly removed' because it encourages suicide

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    Pulling off the spectacle of ABC's live "Dancing with the Stars" competition show takes hundreds of people and an around-the-clock schedule.

    America's most-watched dancing competition gave Business Insider a behind-the-scenes look at one of its biggest episodes, Disney Night. An ode to the countless fantastical characters created by the ABC parent company, Disney Night featured the competitors and professionals tackling some of the most beloved musical memories in movie history.

    "Dancing with the Stars" executive producer Joe Sungkur told Business Insider that it takes "a huge army of people" and a large amount of communication to pull together a night like that.

    "Whether it be from a technical point of view or a creative point of view all have to come together so that we can really make sure that a unified vision is presented and that everyone is on the same page," Sungkur said.

    BBC Worldwide Productions, which produces "Dancing with the Stars" for ABC, showed us what goes into Disney Night. 

    Here's what it takes to put together TV's most popular live dance competition:

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    7: 45 a.m. PT – It may still be dark outside, but the lights are on at the "DWTS" studio at Hollywood's CBS Television City. The crew is already hard at work setting up the "DWTS" stage.

    "7:45 is when the couples come in and they're hearing the live band for the first time and the director's making the final adjustments for his cameras to really get ready for the show," Sungkur said.

    It's also a beneficial opportunity for the competitors.

    "Sometimes the band's arrangement will be a little different from the track," he explained. "So it's very useful for the couples, because they might give notes to the musical director. So it's a constant collaboration between all the technical departments to make sure that we are presenting these performances and all the elements in the show to the best of our abilities."

     



    8:54 a.m. PT – Inside the immense wardrobe bungalow at "DWTS."

    The team of seamstresses could work around the clock to finish the costumes for a live show. There can be constant fit issues to deal with and notes from the dancers and producers.

    "One of the things that sets this show apart is the wardrobe," Sungkur said. "I don't think there's any other show on television that has the ability to convey such glamour and huge showbiz element with this amazing wardrobe that you can only get in ballroom and 09:24 dancing."



    9 a.m. PT – It's always packed in the hair and makeup room.

    There can be as many as eight hair and makeup artists at work on "DWTS." Women typically arrive around 9 a.m. and can spend as many as four hours in the chair. Men are way faster, though Sungkur said that "some of the guys like to spend a long time in the chair, as well."

    "It's an amazing process," Sungkur said. "Not only do you have the regular hair and makeup, but our team has things like body makeup we have to consider on a show like this as well."



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    Becca Kufrin became the Bachelorette under some of the wildest Bachelor pretenses yet. She was engaged to a man she loved, The Bachelor's Arie Luyendyk Jr., just one year ago, and her life was upended when he told her that he made a mistake. He dumped her on unedited, raw television and proposed to the runner-up, Lauren Burnham.

    Becca hopped immediately back on the horse, despite such a twist, and is still committed to finding love. With 28 new men to pick from, Becca is ready to move on, and the show is ready to make up for Arie's mess by giving Becca the man of her dreams. A couple of the men were previewed during the "After the Final Rose"special when Becca was announced as the 14th Bachelorette, but now all of Becca's eligible bachelors have been revealed.

    Break out the wine at get ready for the premiere on Monday, May 28th at 8 p.m., as ABC prepares to eliminate seven of the men on the first night. Below, we've ranked the top contenders, based on what we know so far, from the least likely to win Becca's heart to the men most likely to get down on one knee. As Becca's always saying, "let's do the damn thing."

    28) Mike, 27, from Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Poor Mike gets the bottom slot. He's a sports analyst who has a dog named "Riggins," but he shows up on night one with a cardboard cutout of Arie. Yikes. 



    27) Chase, 27, from Sanford, Florida.

    He’s an advertising Vice President and reportedly has drama on night one. Regardless, his bio says he is "ecstatic."



    26) Leo, 31, from Studio City, California.

    He’s a Fabio-lookalike and career stuntman. Host Chris Harrison said to "not judge a book by its hair."



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    • Netflix has a popular and compelling new docuseries in its recent original series, "Evil Genius."
    • The four-part series explores the wild criminal case surrounding the 2003 death of Brian Wells, a pizza-delivery man who died after robbing a bank in Erie, Pennsylvania.
    • "Evil Genius" has a 73% critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but it has drawn significant buzz from audiences as another captivating entry in Netflix's true-crime catalog. 

    Netflix has another captivating docuseries in its recent original series, "Evil Genius: The True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist."

    Over four episodes, the series explores the criminal case surrounding the 2003 death of Brian Wells, a pizza-delivery man who robbed a bank in Erie, Pennsylvania. Wells died shortly afterward when a bomb strapped to his neck detonated in front of police. 

    The robbery was planned and executed by a group of four "fractured intellectuals," including a woman named Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong — a "middle-aged mastermind" grappling with mental illness — and her former fiance, Bill Rothstein, who are the focus of the series. 

    Diehl-Armstrong died in federal prison in 2017, serving a life sentence for planning the heist and murder.

    But "Evil Genius" complicates the narrative of the heist and case with new evidence and a noteworthy confession.  

    Executive produced by Mark and Jay Duplass (the producers of Netflix's "Wild Wild Country"), "Evil Genius" has a 73% critic rating on the reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, but its 88% audience rating is reflective of the significant buzz the series has drawn since its release last Friday. 

    CNN's Brian Lawry had one of the more laudatory reviews of the series, writing, "With Evil Genius there's actually a sense of discovery, and a crime spree so unusual that it genuinely approximates a Coen brothers movie, down to the quirky assortment of culprits and stooges."

    Watch a trailer for the series below, and find "Evil Genius" on Netflix.

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    • Earlier this year Emilia Clarke offered up the chance to watch "Game of Thrones" with her as an auction item for charity.
    • Brad Pitt offered to pay $120,000 for the experience, but he was outbid.
    • On a new episode of "The Graham Norton Show," Clarke recounted that evening. 
    • "That was the best night of my life," Clarke said as her fellow guest stars looked shocked. 
    • Clarke said the idea of auctioning off the chance to watch "Game of Thrones" with Daenerys Targaryen herself was suggested and she went with it.
    • But on the night of Sean Penn's annual charity gala for Haiti, Clarke was surprised to see so many celebrities packed into the room.
    • Her friend (who she didn't name) started the bidding, and Clarke was grateful.
    • She said she didn't believe people at first when they told her Brad Pitt was also bidding.
    • Unfortunately, Pitt was outbid by Clarke's friend.
    • Watch the video below to see Clarke's fantastic retelling of the night (starting at two minutes).

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