Whoopi Goldberg Talks EGOT; Netflix Falls Short; Scott Rudin, A24 Cut Ties; HFPA Expels Member

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April 21, 2021

Reflections of an EGOT Winner: Whoopi Goldberg on 'Ghost' and the 30th Anniversary of Her Oscar Triumph

Thirty years after taking home an Oscar for her role in 'Ghost,' Whoopi Goldberg looks back on her history-making career as an EGOT winner.

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Netflix Falls Short of Q1 Subscriber Targets as COVID-Driven Growth Slows

Netflix's subscriber growth cooled in the first quarter of 2021 after record pandemic-fueled gains last year.

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Scott Rudin, A24 End Business Relationship as Abuse Allegation Fallout Continues

Scott Rudin will no longer produce films for A24 after being accused of workplace abuses.

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Embattled HFPA Expels Phil Berk as a Member Following Racist Email

Phil Berk is no longer a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, following an offensive series of statements.

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Netflix Reveals $17 Billion in Content Spending in Fiscal 2021

Netflix will spend $17 billion on content in 2021, a notable uptick from the streamer's 2020 budget of $11.8 billion.

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2021 Oscar Ratings Decline: How Low It Could Go (and Why)

The upcoming Oscars awards ceremony is likely facing a substantial audience decline.

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Fox News' Derek Chauvin Verdict Coverage Reveals the Network Isn't Just Divisive -- It's Divided

After Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three charges he faced, Fox News' coverage was splintered.

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Netflix Q1 Review: Why the Subscriber Miss Was So Surprising

Netflix's worse-than-expected Q1 '21 subscriber additions provide an unexpected sigh of relief to video streaming challengers.

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'The Mitchells vs. the Machines' Review: A Robopocalypse Family Comedy to Remember

The Lord and Miller touch, which made 'The Lego Movie' and 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' so appealing, elevates animated road trip.

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Netflix's 'Shadow and Bone' Creates a Smart, Immersive World Distinct From the Novels: TV Review

Netflix's 'Shadow and Bone,' starring Jessie Mei Li and based on Leigh Bardugo's 'Grishaverse,' makes for a smart fantasy adaptation.

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Jim Steinman, Songwriter for Meat Loaf, Celine Dion and More, Dies at 73

Jim Steinman, the composer who worked with Meat Loaf, Celine Dion, Bonnie Tyler and more, died Monday. He was 73.

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