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Kevin Spacey

  1. Kevin Spacey Really Wants TV Channels to Give Control To Their Audiences [Video]

    But what does he know, it's not like he was on an Emmy-nominated Netflix series or anything.

    Everybody knows the American TV industry is in big trouble, but it's always odd to hear someone who actually works in the industry say that out loud. While speaking to a group at the Edinburgh Television Festival, House of Cards star Kevin Spacey promised that switching to a Netflix-style model of content creation and distribution will "take a bite out of privacy."

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  2. Netflix Gets 14 Emmy Nods for House of Cards, Arrested Development, and Hemlock Grove

    If anyone on the planet hadn't gotten the memo that some of the best TV being done today isn't on TV, this should drive that message home.

    Those of you who are up early watching the Emmy nominations roll in this morning -- as well as, y'know, those of you who know where Twitter is -- have no doubt already heard, but it's worth mentioning that Kevin Spacey just landed a well-deserved Emmy nomination for Best Actor for his work in the Netflix original series House of Cards. That will come as no surprise to anyone who watched the excellent political thriller produced by Netflix this year, but considering it's the first Emmy nomination for a show that was never actually on TV, it's a noteworthy, if not entirely unexpected, achievement. That it's one of a dozen Emmy nominations for original content on the streaming service says a good deal more.

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  3. Kevin Spacey Spoofs White House Correspondents’ Dinner With House of Nerds [Video]

    Last night was the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner, or "Nerd Prom" as it's jokingly called. Besides a performance by talk show host Conan O'Brien, the dinner also featured a parody of the Netflix series House of Cards with the star of the show Kevin Spacey reprising his role as Frank Underwood. The clip features a number of political figures playing themselves, and also a Big Gulp.

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  4. Netflix Reportedly Paying Up Big for an Original TV Series

    The one criticism that Netflix critics can successfully make against the video-on-demand service is that it's slow: Top-shelf new movies and TV series tend to take a long time to come to Netflix-by-mail, much less Netflix streaming. Which is why the latest reports on Netflix's entry into the original programming space are so intriguing: Netflix's reported big-bucks purchase of a high-end drama series starring Kevin Spacey and directed by David Fincher could signal a plan to move towards the cutting edge of entertainment by getting into the original content business. Titled House of Cards, the series in question is based on a political thriller and 1990 British miniseries of the same. Deadline reports that Netflix outbid both HBO and AMC for the rights to the show, and that Netflix could be paying up more than $100 million; however, the Wall Street Journal reports that talks are still in advanced stages, and that Netflix "is likely to pay much less than [$100 million." WSJ:

    Netflix's bid to license original content could prove disruptive to established players in home entertainment, who also charge monthly fees for programming. Netflix's cheaper prices and ability to deliver programming when and where users want it could make the company a potent challenger. Until now, however, Netflix has largely relied on cheaper content—such as older studio movies and TV shows—for its streaming service, rather than pay the premium prices that new movies or original series command.
    If Netflix does get the rights to House of Cards, it'll be a blow at HBO, to which it is increasingly being described as a rival service; earlier this year, HBO pooh-poohed talk of its content appearing on Netflix, saying the only way it would allow Netflix to carry its programming would be if Netflix raised its monthly fees from $7.99/month to at least $20/month. (Deadline via SAI)

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  5. The 10 Best Christopher Walken Impressions

    We need not make any secret of our Christopher Walken obsession: From his legendary SNL skits -- one of which Betty White even paid tribute to last weekend -- to his obsession with doing a jig in every movie to his unwillingness to ever turn down a role, he's one of the great cult figures of our time. And given his distinctive mannerisms and style of speech, it's no surprise that Walken is the subject of oodles of impressions, many of them brilliant.

    Below the fold, ten of the best Christopher Walken impressions of all time:

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