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Nielsen Adds Web Viewers To Its Tv Ratings

They dont care. Because, by and large, especially when it comes to the ever-morphing runaway train nature of Twitter conversations, any conversation positive or negative is valuable conversation. Its all good, just as long as the tweets, positive or negative, keep flowing. So, even if users hate TV-focused Twitter advertising, as long as theyre generating thousands of (measurable) tweets about it, everybody (measuring) those tweets is going to be happy. As WIRED points out in their article, essentially all Twitter traffic, positive or negative, falls under the more the better. Especially while sentiment scoring is still in its inaccurate infancy: Some say any press is good press, and perhaps all tweets are good tweets. Even if everyones talking about how terrible or WTF a show is, if the volume is high enough it might cause people to tune in just to see what all the fuss is about. Itll be especially interesting to see how this plays out in the new arrangement between Twitter and Comcast. Based on the screenshot examples released by the cable provider, it appears the Twitter cards will at least initially be attached to tweets from the official show Twitter feeds, but if/when the cards are attached to random users tweets, you might see an update that reads Tonights #GreysAnatomy was the worst ever! followed by a card asking if youd like to watch it now. In a blog post announcing the gambit, Comcast Cables head of business development Sam Schwartz used the example of seeing friends tweeting aboutSharknado, which got a lot of tweets even if many ray j and kim kardashian video of them were mocking (or at least ironic). If I had only seen an ad about a sharks-meet-a-natural-disaster movie, frankly, there would be little chance that I would tune in, Schwartz said. <br>Source:

"Not for an nth of a second," Reed replies. As to his legacy, "I don't know that I've made an individual contribution, I was part of a group that along with Warhol may have given a little nudge to multimedia, perhaps. Maybe the subject matter that could be written about in rock." Most interesting are his memories of his college years and youthful ambitions (including, ironically, journalism). And he imitates Marlon Brando. The Velvet Underground is the whole subject of the terrific U.K. documentary below, a 1986 edition of ITV's "The South Bank Show." Reed and former bandmates John Cale, Sterling Morrison and Maureen Tucker all are interviewed, along with brief fellow traveler Nico, who sings a bit of "Femme Fatale." You get a lot of the snippets mentioned above, plus footage from a Reed-Cale-Nico reunion in Paris, 1972. Film was the medium at the Factory. <br>Source:,0,4789816.story

Analysts believe thatVerizon Wireless subscribers will be able to stream over LTE or 3G, though the company hasn't confirmed that. See the 13 TV Shows You Can't Miss This Fall TheTV Go update comes at a time when cable operators continue to lose subscribers at an increasingly rapid rate. Yes, the vast majority of Americans still pay for cable, but the number of U.S. households that cut the cord in 2007 numbered 2 million, and by 2013, that number has risen to 5 million largely due to internet-based video services. Afterall, when you can easily plug an Xbox or Apple TV into your tube and subscribe to everything Hulu and Netflix have to offer for less than $20 a month, how can Comcast up-sell you on premium cable? <br>Source:

Caity Lotz joins 'Arrow' as Canary Wednesday. (Photo: Jack Rowand, CW) SHARE 4 CONNECT 5 TWEET 1 COMMENTEMAILMORE Arrow | CW, 8 ET/PT Here's a super-pairing comic book fans have long anticipated. kim kardashian full video Tonight, Green Arrow finally meets Black Canary (Caity Lotz) or, as the characters are called in this CW version, "Arrow" and "Canary." Apparently, pithiness is an Arrow virtue, though it's not entirely clear whether the color-blind name-shortening is part of the series' reinvention of the characters or more proof of CW's belief that its audience has a very short attention span. CRITIC'S CORNER CHAT: Read the latest transcript, tweet early questions to @BiancoRobert using hashtag #AskBianco Back in the Game | ABC, 8:30 ET/PT Game becomes the latest series to celebrate Halloween, as Danny and his teammates decide to go trick-or-treating on their own, without parental help. Game has done a fine job so far of fleshing out its three main characters a core family that's turning out to be a good blue-collar match for the ABC show's lead-in, The Middle. What this promising sitcom needs to do now is start converting the other kids on the team from one-note jokes into actual characters. Perhaps tonight is where this improving series starts that transformation. <br>Source:

Markets close in 1 hr 47 mins Breaking News Fed Holds Steady: No Changes to Rates, QE Synacor's Michael Bishara to Participate in TV Everywhere Panel at Inaugural NYC Television Week, October 28-30, New York City Press Release: Synacor 7 hours ago 2.38 -0.01 BUFFALO, N.Y. and NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Synacor Inc. ( SYNC ), the leading provider of next-gen startpages, award-winning TV Everywhere solutions and cloud-based Identity Management (IDM) services, across this website multiple devices for cable, satellite, telecom and consumer electronics companies, today announced its SVP of Product and GM of TV Everywhere, Michael Bishara, will be speaking in the "Making TV Everywhere a Reality" panel at NYC Television Week at 11:55 a.m. ET on Wednesday, October 30, Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York City. A TV Everywhere visionary, innovator and pioneer, Michael Bishara, largely credited as a force behind the development and successful launch of HBO GO and now Synacor's award-winning, next-gen TV and TV Everywhere offerings, will participate in a discussion around the evolution of TV Everywhere and how major players are tackling issues like user experience and authentication. <br>Source:

The new ratings will collect data on people who watch their sitcoms, dramas and crime procedurals on computer, tablet and smartphone screens. Nielsen first announced it was testing programs to track streaming viewers in April. In mid-November, it will release a software development kit that clients can use to figure out who's tuning in online. Nielsen ratings are used to figure out how many people are watching a show and the demographics of the overall audience. Networks use those numbers to determine how much to charge for ads and even to help make scheduling decisions, such as canceling shows that pull in dismal numbers. Television sets are still the primary way people watch TV, but online viewers are growing fast. They stream shows to non-TV screens, such as computers, tablets and smartphones. <br>Source:

The move would end Intel's two-year effort to build a set-top box through which customers could stream TV shows, on-demand content, live events and other services into their televisions and other devices via the Internet. The goal was to enable users to order and pay for whatever shows they wanted, without having to pay for content and channels they didn't want, according to Intel officials. The move would put Intel into competition with the likes of established cable and satellite media companies Dish, DirecTV and Time Warner Cable. In addition, other tech vendorsincluding Google, Apple and Sonyalso reportedly have considered an Internet TV service. Company executives earlier in 2013 said the goal was to have the service up and running by the end of the year. <br>Source:

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Culture Jamming: Who's Helping Celebrities Go Viral?

1 earner still living, Madonna, who earned only $125 million. JOHN BURGESS/AP 'Peanuts' creator Charles Schulz, who died in 2000, landed third on the list. Jackson took the top spot from Elizabeth Taylor. This year, the late movie star's earning landed her in fourth place. Elvis Presley came in second, earning $55 million despite passing away in 1977. In third is Charles Schulz, creator of the cartoon "Peanuts," who earned $37 million. <br>Source:

Celebrities React To Lou Reed's Death On Twitter

company has raised more than $62 million in funding, and in August, acquired the video distribution network Blip . Distribution is what sets Maker apart, and social is the secret sauce, Holt said. "Twitter and Facebook are huge amplifiers," he said, noting artists like Snoop see social as the end game to monetize their social following."Snoop wants to have a vehicle to connect directly to his fans. "We provide the fuel in the engine." 10 Unexpected Moments From the 2013 VMAs Red Carpet 1. Richard Simmons kissed Katy Perry, and he liked it. Eccentric fitness personality Richard Simmons stunned attendees with a flashy appearance on the red carpet. The 65-year-old even stopped to kiss singer Katy Perry on the hand, to which she laughed off. <br>Source:

These celebrities want you to fight back against NSA spying

I'm a monstrous @JamieDornan1 fan. Wasn't allowed to be attracted to him on The Fall bc he played a sexmurderer. 50 Shades is my big chance! Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) October 24, 2013 Courtesy of Calvin Klein, Inc. Dornans Fall 2009 Calvin Klein Underwear ad campaign has also become a topic of discussion. <br>Source:

The video features other celebrities including Wil Wheaton and Maggie Gyllenhaal as well as public figures including Pentagon Papers whistle blower Daniel Ellsberg, Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), and legal scholar Lawrence Lessig. The video is timed to match up with the Stop Watching Us rally against NSA surveillance in Washington, D.C. on Saturday -- incidentally, also the 12th anniversary of the passing of the Patriot Act. Stop Watching Us is a coalition of over 100 advocacy groups and companies who came together earlier in the summer for a petition drive demanding Congress investigate NSA surveillance programs. <br>Source:

Jamie Dornan cast in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ film: kim kardashian biography Celebrities, fans react

Others piled on. The results are above, but its a work in progress. Aside from Martin, the people listed are readers choices. Some I agree with, some I understand but dont agree with, and some I cant even begin to understand. We have more than we need, and at least half the people on this list dont belong, not even slightly. First of all, there are too many comedians. How did that happen? Plus, the gallery is too long. So lets hear some of your nominees, and lets get this down to, at most, 100, by tonight or tomorrow morning at the latest. To make things easier, for every person you nominate, suggest taking someone off the list, so that, in this way, we can grow it and cut it down at the same time. <br>Source:

100 Most Repellent Celebrities of the Past 100 Years

Here, Lou Reed presents his photography exhibition at the Matadero (source) cultural center on November 16, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images) | Getty Get Celebrity Newsletters: Subscribe Follow: Legendary rock pioneer Lou Reed died over the weekend , The Rolling Stone reports. He was 71. Reed was best known for his work as a guitarist, singer and songwriter for the Velvet Underground and had a profound impact on American culture, introducing avant garde rock and pop art to mainstream music. Many celebrities took to Twitter to share their thoughts about Reed and his untimely death : Loading Slideshow <br>Source:

Monday, 21-Oct-2013 23:02 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Hollywood Glamour: Joan Collins Works Diamonds And A Black Satin

But many of the sellers notified Monday say they can't afford to lease private space. Other saidremovingkiosks from the busy sidewalks will cut into kim kardashian measurements and weight ticket receipts. "I think it's going to hinder our business,'' said Raquel Benadda, an owner of Hollywood Sightseeing."We greet people. We give them information. We want them to have a good time while they're in L.A." O'Farrell said the changes won't affect the the dozens of people who don costumers and pose for tourist photos outside the TCL Chinese Theatre and the Hollywood & Highland entertainment complex at Highland Avenue. It also doesn't address the proliferation of CD sellers who ply the sidewalks, shoving discs into tourists hands and then asking for a donation. <br>Source:,0,5086607.story

Hollywood Turns to the Bible in New Film Trend

View gallery U.S. producer Janet Yang poses during an interview with Reuters in Beijing October 19, 2013. REUTERS/Kim By John Ruwitch SHANGHAI (Reuters) - With a few exceptions, Hollywood studios are moving far more slowly than Chinese companies in the world's second-largest movie market, said U.S. producer Janet Yang, whose works include "The Joy Luck Club" and "Shanghai Calling". Many studios, like Paramount Pictures with its "Transformers" franchise, have been taking steps to appeal to China's fast-growing audiences by hiring Chinese actors or featuring Chinese products in their films. Others are doing co-productions in China and some, like Dreamworks Animation, have forged nascent partnerships. But largely "the studios are not doing that much right now. <br>Source:

CAPTIONS Hawking in Hollywood A pedestrian shuns a man who identified himself only as Najea, right. Najea hands out "free" CDs to passersby in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. He could soon face a new crackdown for passing out CDs and then asking for a donation. (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times) By Catherine Saillant October 19, 2013, 2:00 p.m. On a recent postcard-perfect day, James Foutch is selling tours of movie stars' homes from a prime location on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame, just as he has for more than a decade. <br>Source:,0,4785350.story

Classic black: Joan Collins looked glowing in satin as she posed with fashion designer Tom Ford at the launch party for her autobiography The author added an extra edge to her pencil skirted dress with fishnet stockings. She also wore a diamond necklace, cuff bracelet, matching earrings and some jewelled pointed-toe heels. Her makeup was bold and classic with a bright red lipstick, burgundy nails and her characteristic sultry black eyeliner. Her story: Joan Collins was promoting her autobiography Passion For Life in London Special guest: Joan Collins poses with Tara Palmer Tomkinson, who wears a red striped dress to the event Signing: Joan Collins puts her signature on a book for Lord Jeffery Archer Joans autobiography, A Passion For Life, was released earlier this month and tells the stories of the actresss adventures around the world. She has recently been revealing extracts of the new book to the Daily Mail. <br>Source:

The studio is banking on its TV popularity, which shocked many when its two-hour finale, broadcast in March on the History Channel, earned blockbuster ratings. About 13 million viewers tuned in to the show's finale, which portrayed the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. It marked the History Channel's highest-watched show and garnered three Emmy nominations, later selling close to 1 million units on DVD, Blu-ray, and DigitalHD platforms. Columbia Pictures executive DeVon Franklin says the marketplace for faith-based films always has been vibrant, but Biblical epics likely are the next wave of that genre that Hollywood will produce. For Easter 2014, his studio is releasing "Heaven is for Real," a T.D. Jakes and Joe Roth-produced film adaption of the best-selling 2010 book and starring Academy Award-nominee Greg Kinnear. "It is an audience that is underserved," Franklin told Newsmax. <br>Source:

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Kim Kardashian Sizzles In First Shoot Since Giving Birth As She

Williams, the host of "The Wendy Williams Show," defended Kardashian's right to be a part of the monument. While A-list actors appear on the stars that line the sidewalks on Hollywood Boulevard, California-native Kardashian, 32, might have been shunned by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, who are in charge of those appearing on the monument. "We don't have a category for reality stars on the Walk of Fame," Walk of Fame spokeswoman Ana Martinez told the New York Daily News recently. However, Williams disagreed with the comments. <br>Visit:

Kanye West Wears Kim Kardashian's Face on His Shirt

We're beyond confused. The reality TV star, who is yet to officially speak out about her split from Lamar Odom, seemed in need of some retail therapy on Thursday as she hit the shops with sister Kourtney. And Khloe didn't exactly seem keen to blend into the crowd, wearing a super skintight mini-dress, an unbuttoned denim shirt and her stand-out wedding band. View gallery . Khloe Kardashian failed to raise as she left the shops with a large store bag. <br>Visit:

He recently came under fire for directing Miley Cyrus' salacious Wrecking Ball video. Animal magic: Kourtney gives a sexy kick to a leopard print chiffon shirt and black embossed mini-skirt. There's no such scandal surrounding the Kardashian shoot - unless it involves how quickly Kim has regained her figure. The reality star has lost at least 25lbs, according to EOnline. <br>Visit:

Kanye West , however, wears his right where you can see it. Kicking off his "Yeezus" tour Saturday in Seattle, the new dad, 36, wore a white tee emblazoned with a full-body view (and nearly nude!) shot of girlfriend Kim Kardashian (although it appears he left his Nori necklace at home). It's just his latest public display of affection for Kardashian, 32, whose racy post-baby selfie posted last week was met with the ultimate all-caps compliment from the rapper on Twitter : "HEADING HOME NOW." Returning the fandom, Kardashian, who welcomed daughter North with West on June 15, cheered on her main man from the audience. <br>Visit:,,20747449,00.html

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Why Zac Posen Thinks About Kim Kardashian Each Morning

Shortly after the tour was announced, a source told E! News exclusively that the blond mama and the couple's daughter, North West , would be in attendance at a handful of the shows. "Kim is definitely coming to at least several of Kanye's tour dates," an insider revealed. "And she's going to bring Nori. She's really looking forward to it." PHOTOS: Kim Rocks Daisy Dukes After Posting Swimsuit Selfie "She's not going to be touring with him full time, though," the source added. <br>Read more

She was driven. She was poised. She had great style. She liked great fashion. She was lovely." And no different my company than the rest of the aspiring designers. <br>Read more

Kim Kardashian's Swimsuit Selfie Draws Laughs from Readers This Week

Emotions also ran high over the heart-tugging news of one orphaned Florida teen's impassioned plea to be adopted. Here are five stories that drew the strongest reactions this week from our readers, from happy to sad to mad, from laugh out loud to all-out wow. To tell us what you think of the news stories this week, click on the appropriate icon that appears at the bottom of every story. Clearly eager to show off her post-baby body just four months after giving birth to daughter North, Kim Kardashian , 32, drew lots of laughs from readers after she posted a sexy swimsuit selfie on Instagram that flashed plenty of skin. <br>Read more,,20746961,00.html

Hollywood Walk of Fame to Kim Kardashian: 'We don't have' a star for you

2011 Kim's statement earrings weren't the only things that caught our eye at the 2011 Glamour Women of the Year Awards in London. The reality star looked sophisticated in a sleek updo, doll-like lashes, pink blush and lipstick. 2011 All eyes may have been on Kim's curves at her fragrance launch in London, but we can't seem to stop staring at her cleavage-grazing hairstyle. 2011 For her appearance on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," Kim shows off a new shorter 'do, but we think she may have removed a few hair extensions. <br>Read more

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